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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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North Devon car parks start charging again from the weekend

North Devon Council run car parks in coastal areas will be chargeable again from this weekend after the easing of the lockdown restrictions has led to more people visiting local beauty spots. Charges in the NDC car parks in Croyde, Hele, Mortehoe and Ilfracombe will start from Saturday 23 May […]

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UK deaths in doctors from COVID-19 are mainly in over 60s

Research from The University of Exeter: An editorial paper has reviewed the evidence and found that most of the UK deaths in doctors from COVID-19 are aged over 60. The paper, published in the British Journal of General Practice, was co-authored by Professor Azeem Majeed, Imperial College London, and colleagues, including Dr Bharat […]

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Break in at East the Water Tesco

From Devon & Cornwall Police: Police are investigating after two men wearing hospital masks carried out an early morning break-in at a Bideford supermarket. The men, who were dressed in black, smashed a front window to get inside Tesco in Manteo Way, East the Water, around 2.05 am yesterday, 10 […]

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Thank you for staying away from SW this Bank Holiday

Over 100,000 key workers in the South West will join forces this bank holiday to say “thank you” to every member of the public who has stayed away from tourist hot spots this year and issue a plea to local people to continue to “think twice” about unnecessary journeys. The […]

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Ways to celebrate VE Day commemoration from home

From Devon County Council: The VE Day anniversary is an opportunity to reflect on the enormous sacrifice, courage and determination of people from all walks of life during World War II. This year marks the 75th year since the guns fell silent at the end of the war in Europe, […]

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Key safes attacked in Torridge

Devon and Cornwall Police are asking residents to be vigilant and report any suspicious activity following a series of incidents on the night of Friday 1st May, where four key safes were attacked in the Torridge area.  The offender pulled the key safes from the wall and took them with […]

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