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Diabetes specialist at Exeter Uni receives NHS award

A world-leading diabetes specialist at the University of Exeter Medical School has received an NHS award for improving health outcomes for patients. Dr Timothy McDonald, of the University of Exeter Medical School, has been recognised by the NHS for his contributions to diabetes diagnosis and health care sciences in the UK. […]

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Fancy being an ‘on call’ firefighter at Holsworthy?

Throughout March and April, Devon & Somerset Fire & Rescue Service are running ‘Have a Go’ events for everyone interested in being an On-Call firefighter. These events will give a real overview of the role, including information on what your time commitment would be, as well as the strength and […]

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A visit to Torrington

Somehow I’ve visited Torrington twice in a week, both for events at The Plough, which is a small theatre/arts centre, a jewel in the historic market town. For the first event, I attended a talk by Jenni Murray of Woman’s Hour, but yesterday it was to see the self-published author, […]

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Jury unable to reach verdict on one count in youth case

From Devon & Cornwall Police: Following a two week trial in Bristol Crown Court, the jury today reached a decision in relation to a 17-year-old male suspect in connection with a violent assault on a 10-year-old girl, which took place on Thursday 4 October 2018 in the Marley Road area […]

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Faster broadband vital for Devon economy

We all know what a challenge the broadband in Devon can be but it needs to be improved quickly. From Devon County Council: Central Devon MP Mel Stride says access to faster broadband for rural businesses is vital for the future of Devon’s economy. Mr Stride was speaking at a […]

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Exeter academic first nurse to give prestigious lecture at Diabetes UK conference

An academic from the University of Exeter Medical School is the first nurse ever to be awarded the opportunity to give the Arnold Bloom lecture, at the Diabetes UK Professional Conference. Professor Maggie Shepherd, an Honorary Clinical Professor who specialises in monogenic diabetes, will present the Arnold Bloom lecture on […]

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The Plough Arts Centre

Yesterday, I was at the Plough Arts Centre in historic Great Torrington with one of our writers, Helen. We went to see Jenni Murray but Helen can say more about that. I just wanted to say how wonderful the Plough (originally a merchant’s house) is – wish Bude had an […]

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What happens to rural areas post-Brexit?

The countryside is wonderful but there are many challenges to living in it, from transport to connectivity. Torridge District Council has joined a national call from rural services providers and community organisations across the country for the Government to produce an urgent comprehensive strategy for rural areas in preparation for Brexit, […]

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Want to be a councillor?

If you’re considering standing for election as a District or Parish Councillor on the next polling day on 2nd May, or need more information to help you make a decision, then Torridge’s open evening for prospective candidates is an opportunity to find out more. The informal event has been organised for […]

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