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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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Armed Forces Week virtual celebrations

Today usually marks the start of week-long gatherings and celebrations around the Country as part of Armed Forces Week, in honour of Servicemen and Women both past and present. The events are a celebration and recognition of the contribution and sacrifices made by all members of our armed forces, the […]

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Crowdfunder for locally grown food production in Bradworthy

  Jenns Farm in Bradworthy has set up a fundraiser to produce locally grown food for our community and educate the younger generation on modern, effective, sustainable farming. See the video below. On their Crowdfunder page, they say: Our aim at Jenns is simple. We are a small market garden […]

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Exeter research led to no fault divorce legislation

From University of Exeter: Work by Professor Liz Trinder showed current legislation leads to unnecessary conflict when marriages end, causing needless pain to families. Today the Divorce, Dissolution and Separation Bill was passed, the first major reform to divorce law for 50 years. Fault has been a central part of the divorce law in England […]

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Torridge offers free parking until 15th June to support businesses

During recent months Torridge Councillors suspended parking charges in the district in response to the evolving Coronavirus crisis. The move was in part to support NHS Staff and Care workers as they carried on working and also other residents, who found themselves restricted to their homes, with more cars than […]

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