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Women ‘risk’ grey hair to feel authentic

From University of Exeter: Lots of women are choosing to go grey naturally, or to go grey with a bit of help. Others continue to dye theirs. How do women decide which way to go (it doesn’t seem to be so much of an issue for men)? It has been […]

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Man, 24, convicted of murder of woman in Exeter

Azam Mangori, 24, was convicted of the murder of Lorraine Cox, 32, in Exeter, back in September, 2020. Mangori, also known as Christopher Mayer, of no fixed abode, was found guilty of murder by a jury at Exeter Crown Court following a five-week trial. He left her body in his […]

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Devon charity explains what ‘free range’ and ‘size’ means to hens

The British Hen Welfare Trust (BHWT) has seen exponential growth since being established in 2005 and now has 44 volunteer-led teams across the country that have helped over 810,000 hens become family pets rather than face the chop. Best known for its rehoming work, the BHWT also campaigns for hen […]

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Devastating fire at Dartmoor

Despite sub-zero temperatures, a large fire is raging over Dartmoor.  The strong SW west winds are fanning the flames, making life extremely difficult and dangerous for Devon firefighters at the scene of the fire which started at Tavy Cleave, NE of Tavistock. 6 hours ago, on Twitter, they reported that […]

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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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