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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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M5 closure – long delays

The M5 in Devon is closed in both directions between J27 Tiverton Parkway (A361, A38) and Chelston (A38). This is following a serious incident. Devon & Cornwall Police are on scene and advise the road is going to be closed for a protracted period of time due to the severity […]

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First phase of Dawlish sea wall completed

The Government reckons the completion of the first phase of a new seawall at Dawlish ensures an integral rail link for passengers and business across the South West is protected for “generations to come”. I’d beg to differ, suggesting that the Dawlish service is often out of action in winter […]

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Dartmoor car park closed for resurfacing

The car park at Postbridge Visitor Centre will close for five days for essential resurfacing works. Work starts on Monday 21 September and is scheduled to finish on Friday 25 September. The visitor centre and public toilets will remain open. While works take place people should find alternative car parks […]

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A361 North Devon Link Road closure

A lorry on fire on the A361 North Devon Link Road late yesterday afternoon affected a large quantity of hay bales on board, closing the road at Bolhma/Stoodley Cross (it is still closed this morning as the incident went on into the night). Fire crews from Tiverton tackled the blaze, […]

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Survey work on the North Devon Link Road over the next 2 weeks

  A series of trial holes and borehole investigations will be undertaken at a number of locations on the A39 and A361 over the next fortnight from today (Monday 17 August) to Friday 28 August. Temporary traffic lights will be needed at various sites from Portmore Roundabout to Borners Bridge […]

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Motorhome fire on A30

Over 25 calls were received at Fire Control reporting a motor home on fire at A30 Stowford Cross – Sourton yesterday morning. Fire engines were sent from Okehampton and North Tawton, along with assistance of one from Launceston from Cornwall Fire and Rescue. A water bowser was also sent from […]

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Serious injury on N Devon link road

Emergency services are currently at the scene of a serious collision on the A361 near Tiverton. Police, fire and ambulance were called at 3.05pm today, 11 June, after a car left the westbound carriageway in the Halberton area One person has sustained serious injuries. The air ambulance is also in […]

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Devon council pleads in vain for people to “think twice”

From Devon Council: The fine weather and upcoming bank holiday weekend have seen an influx of people visiting Devon’s coast and countryside, prompting Devon County Council to remind people to “think twice” before heading out. Some of the county’s beaches and areas of Dartmoor have been besieged by people this […]

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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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