Devon Council combats loneliness

From Devon County Council: Nearly one in every five people aged over 75 in the UK go three months or longer with no one to share a meal with, according […]

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Storm Callum wreaks havoc in the south west

It is not cold outside but it sure is windy as my morning dog walk advised. It seems the south of our area is particularly vulnerable. This comes from Devon […]

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Yet more roadworks on A39 N Devon Fairy Cross

The last time roadworks occurred on a nearby stretch of the A39, I followed diversion signs and met an oncoming lorry on a single track country lane, concerned I might struggle […]

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N Devon man jailed for making bombs

From Devon & Cornwall Police: A 56-year-old man who turned his north Devon home into a bomb-making factory through his love of chemistry was jailed for 40 months today [17 […]

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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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