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People sentenced in Devon drugs haul

I looked at these photos supplied by the Police and thought what a grubby, miserable business the drugs trade is. Anyway, here’s a few suppliers off the streets for a while! From Devon & Cornwall Police: Three people have been sentenced to nearly 20 years in prison for supplying Class […]

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Leading Labels to open at Affinity Devon

Many of us were a little sad when Marks & Spencer decided to close its outlet store at Affinity Devon (previously Atlantic Village) making the nearest one at Street in Somerset. However, times change and things move on, so in June Leading Labels is set to open on the old […]

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A3072 Holsworthy road closure

From Devon Council: We are resurfacing a section of the A3072 between the telecommunications depot and Cross Parks Cross just outside Holsworthy, as the road has reached the end of its serviceable life. Prior to resurfacing, we are taking the opportunity to improve the existing surface water drainage, which will […]

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Dog owners urged to keep dogs under control after ewe attacked

The Northam Burrows Rangers have urged all dog walkers to keep their dogs under control, following an incident in the morning on Saturday 18th May. A ewe was discovered with serious injuries, likely to have been caused by a dog attack, and was sadly later put down. Allowing dogs to worry […]

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‘Titanic’ training exercise held at Bideford

A multi-agency training exercise took place alongside Bideford Quay on Thursday night to test the readiness of emergency services in dealing with various water rescue and water contamination scenarios in the River Torridge estuary. The exercises were led and coordinated by Devon and Somerset Fire service with vehicles and personnel […]

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20,000 new homes in Exeter under garden communities scheme

A new garden community of up to 20,000 much-needed new homes will be built across Exeter and the surrounding area, the Minister of State for Housing has announced today (16 May 2019). As part of the deal for the South-West, the homes will be built in the region by 2040, […]

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Tribute paid to woman killed in Bideford crash

A 41-year-old woman who died following a collision on the A386 in Bideford last week has been named as Kelly Gliddon nee Sussex from Torrington. Emergency services were called around 2.50pm on Thursday 9 May following the collision involving a BMW 420D, a Vauxhall Astra and a Citroen Dispatch van […]

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Anna elected leader of Torridge Council

18 returning and 18 newly elected Councillors were invited on Monday to elect a new leader and fill other key positions across the Council’s decision making bodies. This included chair and vice chair of the Council as well as the chairs and vice chairs of committees. One of the key […]

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Beware of rural thefts

Several rural thefts have taken place in Devon & Cornwall recently. For example, an honesty box was stolen from a farm in Welcombe. Please ensure that if you sell products from your farm or roadside that you have CCTV and that you are fully displaying signs warning this. Also, there […]

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Westward Ho! gets Blue again!

Keep Britain Tidy has today announced the winners of 71 Blue Flags and 137 Seaside Awards. Visitors to award-winning beaches can be sure of a clean, safe beach with great facilities and for the 16th consecutive year this includes Westward Ho! in Torridge, which has received both the Blue Flag and […]

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