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Rodents chew through phone cables in North Devon

The phone network in North Devon has been damaged by rodents leaving 1,800 broadband customers out of service. Tell me about it as B & B has been down since Friday as a result.  BT Openreach gave this statement on Monday 18 October: “Our telephone and broadband network in and […]

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Weekend cliff fall near Westward Ho!

On Saturday, 4th September, the Coastguard was called to reports of a person who had fallen from the cliff near Seafield House in Westward Ho! As coastguard teams arrived on scene, they found that the casualty was in the care of the doctor from Devon Air Ambulance and police officers. The […]

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Search on for missing foal who could die without her mum

An appeal has gone out on Facebook to anyone in the area of Pancrasweek, Holsworthy, for a missing foal. If anyone has any CCTV, dashcam footage, or has seen anything, please help get this new foal back to her mother. It happened overnight on Saturday, 28th August 07816688305 Police 101 […]

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Plymouth shooter identified

A press conference by Devon & Cornwall Police after the terrible events in Plymouth yesterday named the perpetrator as 22 year old Jake Davison. Mr Davison allegedly used a “pump action shotgun” to target his victims on Biddick Drive in Keyham, an area near the Plymouth docks. In total, there […]

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What’s it been like in the Devon Air Ambulance?

Loving this infographic from Devon Air Ambulance (all others will be the same). Imagine, when crews are called out in very hot weather, it has involved level 3 PPE, and means 40 degrees celsius in the cockpit. What amazing work – your donations are much-needed and very welcome.  

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Digby the doggy volunteer

Digby is a three year old Labradoodle who volunteers for Devon and Somerset Fire and Rescue Service supporting the delivery of critical incident defusing. This is a process where firefighters and control room operators are able to discuss their experience after dealing with challenging and difficult incidents where members of […]

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Solar farm planning application, Pyworthy

This planning application for a solar farm, 1/0249/2021/FULM, was submitted in March, but fresh information has been added to the Torridge Council website. The site is land at Monks Farm and Trelana, Pyworthy, Holsworthy, for a 42MW photovoltaic (PV) solar farm, all ancillary grid infrastructure and associated works. The application […]

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Online training programme for pool operators

Following on from a highly successful practical training programme for pool operators, Devon, and Cornwall Councils in conjunction with the Department for Business Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS), are delighted to launch phase two of this initiative. A new online resource will be made available from Thursday the 13th May 2021. […]

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Okehampton Parkway Station update

More than £40 million of funding was announced in March’s Budget to reinstate passenger services on the Okehampton to Exeter rail line, much to the delight of campaigners who have proactively worked towards the re-opening of the line. Chancellor of the Exchequer Rishi Sunak confirmed Government backing for regular services […]

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North Devon Council opts for ‘No Mow May’

North Devon Council is taking part in ‘No Mow May’, a campaign by wild plant conservation charity Plantlife. They are asking residents and organisations to lock up their lawnmowers for the month of May in an effort to encourage wildflowers to grow and boost pollination. Mark Kentell, Contracts Delivery Manager […]

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