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James Dixon performing in virtual fundraiser

The amazing singer-songwriter James Dixon , from Bude, will be performing live at the Virtual Fundraising for Devon Air Ambulance Awareness Event tonight at 7pm. Just head to the Peak District Challenge for Devon Air Ambulance page, where James will be streaming his performance. And, while you’re there, why not […]

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Keep Hartland’s posties local …

The Royal Mail is proposing changes to cut costs that will impact the postal service in Hartland. Currently, three rounds of post are collected from Bideford and sorted at Hartland Post Office before delivery. One proposal is that all posties will drive to Bideford and sort the mail there before […]

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£60 million for North Devon Link Road

It is the case that the North Devon link Road needs improving, so it is good to see investment. There are too many slow sections, and the area is an accident hotspot. However, the SW is more than just the link road, so money needs pumping into infrastructure elsewhere, too. […]

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Covid within Hartland Surgery

Hartland Medical Surgery has reported that a number of staff there have tested positive for Covid over the last few days. On the website, Dr Sam Tapsell says: Over the past few days, we have had a number of staff who have tested positive for COVID. If you develop any […]

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Tier 3? No thanks

Devon Council has produced info for accommodation providers:   They say:   With half term coming up, many people from other parts of the country will want to take a break in North Devon. We are asking owners of B&B’s, holiday parks, guest houses, hotels, campsites, AirBnBs, holiday homes, etc.,to […]

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Volunteers flock to Westward Ho! beach clean event

Over 70 volunteers gave up their time on Saturday to take part in a Marine Conservation Society clean-up and survey operation assisted by Torridge District Council Rangers and Councillors. The annual, country wide event, has been leading the way in tackling ocean pollution for over 26 years. This year saw […]

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Become a telephone volunteer for Devon Carers

As an #unpaidcarer, having the right support at the right time can make a difference to both carer and the person they care for. Unfortunately due to COVID-19 the previously estimated 85,000 #unpaidcarers in Devon have risen sharply to over 120,000, as they are supporting their family and friends more […]

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Hotter Barnstaple closes

Back in July, Hotter Shoes sought a CVA (company voluntary arrangement) as part of a restructuring and scale down. As part of this, which was agreed by creditors, its total store portfolio was reduced from 61 to 15. Barnstaple was one of the store closure casualties. People are now being […]

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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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Charges dropped in Holsworthy child death case

On Tuesday 7 January, Devon and Cornwall Police launched an investigation into the death of a young child in the Holsworthy area. Paramedics had been called to the scene where the child was found deceased. Following an extensive investigation and receipt of the full pathology results, the case is not […]

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