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 new interim Principal, Cherie White, who will be in position until the end of the school year. It has been […]

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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 show that Devon’s households typically produced just 4.94kg of ‘black bin or bag’ residual waste each week – down from […]

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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 number of rare species which Devon supports, including some such as the Horrid Ground-Weaver spider which is found nowhere else […]

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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 consultation, the ideas presented to Councillors included the provision for a mixed-use development of housing, 2 full-size tennis courts, a […]

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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 more widespread flooding and disruption in north Devon with high tide and more rain today. Heavy rainfall has caused localised […]

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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 the bridge on the A361 North Devon link Road between Sampford Peverell and Tiverton. The road was closed as emergency […]

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Rake & Burn event at Northam Burrows

Following the end of another busy summer season at Northam Burrows, the Rangers will once again be looking to take advantage of the autumn/winter months to embark upon a busy maintenance programme. One of the important jobs carried out at this time of year is the control of invasive scrub, […]

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Not the kind of Kinder surprise you want!

From Devon & Cornwall Police Class-A drugs hidden in a Kinder Surprise and a large quantity of cash has been seized following a policing operation in North Devon. On Wednesday 16th August, local officers attended an address in Barnstaple and executed a warrant under the misuse of drugs act. During […]

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Possible substance death of a Devon teenager

A warning to young people everywhere to be very careful what they are ingesting. Police are investigating the circumstances surrounding the death of a teenager in the early hours of this morning. Police were informed by ambulance at around 4:50am today (Saturday 15th July) they had taken a 15-year-old girl […]

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North Devon students get on track…

World class athletes celebrate the graduation of young people from Northern Devon on a transformational programme which strikes me as reminiscent of CATS. Get-On-Track is a 14-month transformational programme, led by national charity Dame Kelly Holmes Trust and delivered in partnership with Active Devon and Westward Pathfinder. Get on Track […]

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Crossing the Tamar

When you still feel excited about crossing the Tamar and being right on the border…

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Mountaineer inspires Route 39 pupils

If you’ve been in Clovelly over the last week you may be wondering what has been going on for groups Route 39 Academy students have been climbing up the famously steep hill wearing visors and breathing through straws. It’s all been part of their project work on Everest, as following […]

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Scrap metal thefts in Torridge/N Devon

From the community policing bulletin: We have received reports of thefts of scrap metal from gardens of properties in the area of North Devon and Torridge recently. The suspects are two males in a white Mercedes Sprinter Van, possibly with sign writing on it. Please consider securing any scrap metal […]

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Major thatch fire at Bell Inn, Parkham

The Fire Service were called to reports of a thatch roof on fire at the beautiful Bell Inn, Parkham, in North Devon this morning.  Devon & Somerset Fire Control mobilised a total of eight appliances which came from Bideford, Appledore, Torrington, Hartland, Barnstaple and Holsworthy together with a water bowser from […]

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Devon’s rural roads receive extra funding

Phew, this is a relief, as avoiding potholes on some of the single track roads near me is like rally driving. Good news for anyone who ever drives on Devon’s rural roads… From Devon Council: Roads   Devon County Council’s Cabinet today (Friday 10 February) announced plans to invest an […]

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