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Devon Council to phase out single-use plastics

From the Devon CC website: Devon County Council will phase out its use of the most polluting single-use plastic products within two years. Members of the Council’s Cabinet voted unanimously to […]

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Route 39 to be Atlantic Academy?

A letter has gone out to parents confirming a change of name from Route 39 Academy to Atlantic Academy. The North Devon school has been stricken by problems almost since […]

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Blue flag Devon at Westward Ho!

This year environmental charity Keep Britain Tidy is presenting 190 awards to England’s very best beaches, including 65 international Blue Flags and 125 Seaside Awards (eight more than last year), […]

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North Devon Link Road gets upgrade funding

From Devon County Council: A multi-million upgrade of the North Devon Link Road has received £83 million of government funding, it’s been announced today (Thursday 17 May). Devon County Council’s […]

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Check out Rosemoor

It’s been a while but today I visited Rosemoor in the sunshine, where there is also a Bonsai exhibition. My limited knowledge of Bonsai seemed to lead to some dismay, […]

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A reminder from Devon CC to drive slowly around horses

The British Horse Society (BHS) has released figures highlighting a rise in incidents between horses and vehicles in Devon – we write about this in April and will continue to […]

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Devon roads likely to remain problematic into tomorrow

From Devon County Council: Large parts of the major road network are passable and improving, but disruption to travel should be expected throughout the day (Monday) and into tomorrow (Tuesday […]

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Devon council tax rise to fund roads, elderly and vulnerable

From Devon Council’s website: Councillors in Devon are planning a council tax rise of nearly five percent to fund a big boost in spending on the elderly, the vulnerable and […]

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Update on those A39 roadworks in Devon – 3 whole weeks ot it!

It’s all about drainage! Work will take place on the A39 west of Bucks Cross to Dowland Cross between 19 February and 7 March 2018. I thought it was 2 […]

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Another new Principal for Route 39

There’s another new Principal for the North Devon free school, Route 39, the fourth since it opened in 2013. Acting Principal, David Ray, from South Dartmoor, makes way for a […]

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Wow! Devon households produce the lowest amount of ‘black bag’ waste in the country

Wow! Devon Council is rightly proud of this … Devon residents produced less rubbish for disposal per household than in any other county according to government figures. Defra figures for 2016/17 […]

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A Devon spider to start the day…

Devon Council is really good at producing information, so this comes from them. Apparently, Devon is renowned for having beautiful wildlife-rich landscapes and habitats. Less well known is the huge […]

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Regenerating Westward Ho! site

At community and resources committee on Monday, Councillors voted on proposals to take forward development ideas for the Avon Lane Tennis Court site to a formal planning submission stage. Following extensive community […]

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Flooding danger in North Devon

For anyone with family or friends in North Devon or who are travelling that way. From Devon & Cornwall Police: Police are urging the public to remain on alert for […]

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Police appeal for witnesses after link road death

A woman has died following a fall from a bridge near Tiverton. Police were called just before 4.40am on Wednesday 6 December with reports that a woman had fallen from […]

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