Successful Devon beaver trial

The government has today (Thursday 6 August) hailed the success of a five-year beaver trial on the River Otter in Devon, recognising its benefits to the local area and ecology. First licensed for release into the River Otter by the Devon Wildlife Trust (DWT) in 2015, two family groups of […]

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M & Co closes in Bideford/Barnstaple

Fashion chain M & Co has closed its North Devon stores as part of a major restructure, affecting 16 jobs. They are two of 47 shops to be closed with immediate effect. The shops in Bideford and Green Lanes, Barnstaple, were closed on Wednesday (August 5) as the company axed […]

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2 rescued from incoming tide at Hartland Quay

From Clovelly Lifeboat FB page: The RNLI Lifeboat crew was paged by Falmouth Coastguard at 17.58 yesterday to reports of two people cut off by the tide at Hartland Quay. On arrival, the Hartland Coastguard Rescue Team were already at the scene. RNLI Crewman, Paul Smale, went ashore to assist […]

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Man carrying waste without a licence fined

At Barnstaple Magistrates on 4th August Jason Vickers was found guilty (in his absence) of the following offence: Failure to produce authority to transport waste under the Control of Pollution (Amendment) Act 1989. Following an investigation carried out by Torridge District Council that involved 3 individuals being interviewed under caution, […]

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Council Tax scam alert

From Devon County Council: We’ve been made aware that there may be another scam doing the rounds at the moment, so be on the alert if someone phones you regarding your council tax banding and asking for money for a surveyor so that you can receive a reduction in your […]

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Wild camping to be banned throughout August on Dartmoor

Following a dramatic increase in fly-camping, Dartmoor National Park Authority is taking decisive action to protect public health, wildlife and nature. The Authority has introduced powers under the Dartmoor Commons Act (1985) to stop large numbers of people treating Bellever (Riddon Ridge) as an informal campsite and to give the […]

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