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Restrictions ease a little for locals next week

From Torridge Council: Torridge District Council is busily preparing for the next stages in the Governments’ pandemic roadmap aimed at easing the Country towards a less restrictive way of life in the coming months. From Monday 29th March people will be able to meet outside in groups of up to six […]

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Find a bin or take it home campaign

From North Devon Council: Devon’s residents and visitors are being urged to ‘find a bin or take it home’ in a new county-wide anti-littering campaign. As lockdown eases and the warmer months beckon, the multi-agency partnership Clean Devon wants to encourage everyone to take more responsibility for their rubbish whilst […]

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First electric commuter flight to take place at Exeter Airport

The first electric commuter flight in the UK will take place at Exeter Airport, following the announcement of a successful bid to UK Research and Innovation’s £30 million Future Flight Challenge. The bid was submitted by a consortium led by Ampaire, a leader in electric aviation, with partners including Rolls-Royce […]

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Closure of A39 at Abbotsham

Devon Live has reported a closure of the A39 in both directions after a two-vehicle collision. It says:   The A39 in Abbotsham, near Bideford, at the Big Sheep turn off, has closed in both directions following the accident which has take place near Clovelly Road. Roads traffic and monitoring […]

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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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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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