Posts for Devon

Locals urged to help fight rural crime and livestock theft

From Devon & Cornwall Police: A new awareness campaign is being launched to encourage residents and countryside visitors to help fight rural crime and livestock theft in Devon. Leading rural insurer NFU Mutual is joining forces with Devon & Cornwall Police to fund the Devon Livestock Initiative, in response to […]

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6/10 patients not referred for urgent cancer investigations

From University of Exeter: Six out of ten patients who show common “alarm” symptoms for cancer are not referred for urgent investigation, a large scale new study has revealed. The research, led by the University of Exeter working with University College London, and funded by Cancer Research UK, found that […]

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Vintage Weekend at RHS Rosemoor

Last weekend saw the welcome return of RHS Rosemoor’s Vintage Weekend.  This year had a much higher attendance than the previous one, perhaps due to so many of us wanting to get out and about again after the past 18 months of Covid-19 restrictions. The weather behaved itself thankfully and […]

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Covid deaths in SW care homes

A major report published yesterday by the Care Quality Commission (CQC) tells of the devastating impact of coronavirus on care home settings across the UK. Now, a full set of figures showing the number of deaths registered as COVID-19 for each individual care home in the UK, from 10th April […]

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New leisure centre, housing and parking for Barnstaple

North Devon Council is moving forward with its proposal to redevelop the current North Devon Leisure Centre site, as it submits a planning application for housing and a replacement car park at the site. In 2019 the council was awarded a £2.2m grant from the government’s Land Release Fund (LRF), […]

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Free hop-on, hop-off Potwalloper bus for Torridge

A free to use, hop on-hop off, open top bus service for tourists and locals will become a regular sight in Torridge this summer, thanks to an initiative led by Northam Town Council. The free “Potwalloper” service will link the three popular tourist locations of Northam, Appledore and Westward Ho! […]

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Dartmoor Heritage Festival

Dartmoor National Park is celebrating the moor’s incredible archaeology and history with a special heritage festival where people can delve deeper into Dartmoor’s past. From 11 – 25 July the festival of walks and talks will cover a range of topics from fascinating finds to farming, and medieval to military […]

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Dartmoor Mine re-opens for business

We are making a few changes to our website, so now the ‘Devon’ news will appear in our local section. From Dartmoor National Park: An exciting discovery has been made at a preserved mine site which puts human activity there back potentially by more than 1,000 years. Initial analysis of […]

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