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North Devon’s Rural Drink Driving Campaign

Driving safely on country roads and the morning after the night before will be the focus of a drink driving campaign by the fire service and police in North Devon this Christmas.   The emergency services will be attending some prominent focal points in the local community including markets, lights […]

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Devon Fire Service Talks Sprinklers

Devon & Somerset Fire & Rescue Service is promoting the installation of sprinkler systems in commercial premises. Sprinklers play a positive role in protecting life, reducing the economic and environmental cost of fire in any building they are installed in. Recently a sprinkler system saved a business from potentially severe […]

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Next Week’s Roadworks in Devon & Cornwall

The following works are planned on the Highways Agency network: A30 Sticklepath, nr Whiddon Down, east of Okehampton:Eastbound lane closure 2200 – 0000 hrs to pick up traffic management (28-29 Oct) A30 Whiddon Down, east of Okehampton: Westbound lane closure 2000 – 0600 hrs for bridge works (30-31 Oct) A30 Whiddon Down, […]

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Devon & Cornwall Roadworks Next Week

The following works are planned on the Highways Agency roads starting next week: A30 Pathfinder Village, nr Tedburn St Mary: 24 hr westbound lane closure for tree works (22-24 Oct) A30 Fingle Glen, west of Exeter: 24 hr eastbound lane closure for tree works (23-26 Oct) A30 Stowford, east of […]

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Mum and Daughter in Car Roof Rescue

At around 7.15pm last night fire crews from Hatherleigh, Torrington and the Specialist Rescue Team from Barnstaple were called to Sheepwash Bridge on the river Torridge to assist a mother and daughter trapped on the roof of their car in rising flood water. Their car had been washed off a bridge by flood water and swept downstream.

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Holsworthy Fishery Fined

The owners of a Devon fishery have been ordered to pay nearly £35,000 in fines and costs for keeping two invasive species of fish in lakes near Holsworthy. The case, taken by the Environment Agency, is the first of its kind in the region. Non-native fish pose major risks to our […]

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Special Award for Torridge

Torridge District Council has won the inaugural Best ‘Small Business Friendly Procurement Policy’ award from the Federation of Small Businesses Devon Regional Local Authority Small Business Friendly Awards 2012. The Council uses an electronic procurement system, with an internal electronic catalogue for many of the products purchased. The process is […]

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We Have CAB Cornwall, Here Comes CAB Devon

‘CAB Devon’ will be launched at a celebratory event following the Citizens Advice national annual conference at the University of Exeter in September. The consortium consists of eight local Bureaux and the Devon Welfare Rights Unit and has been set up with the aim of delivering consistent, quality advice and information to […]

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Appeal After Fatal Collision, Exeter

Police have named the 54-year-old man who died following a collision with a bus in Exeter last Wednesday (15 August) as Peter Davies. Mr Davies was walking on Church Road in Alphington, Exeter, when he was in collision with a Stagecoach single-decker bus around 3.30pm. He suffered serious injuries and […]

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