Large fall in number of Job Seekers Allowance claimants across Devon

The number of people claiming Jobseekers Allowance in Devon has decreased by 8%, or 568 claimants, between February and March 2014.

Posted on: 16 April 2014 | Posted in: Business and Economy | No Comments
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Computer repair con man guilty of fraud and aggressive practices targeted the vulnerable

One year jail sentence, suspended for two years, for Somerset man after being found guilty of unfair trading and fraud offences committed against three Devon residents following an investigation by Devon and Somerset Trading Standards Service.

Posted on: 15 April 2014 | Posted in: Community | No Comments

Children and potential families meet at Adoption Activity Day

Children and prospective adoptive families had the chance to meet and get to know each other at a fun packed activity day in Devon this weekend

Posted on: 14 April 2014 | Posted in: Health and Wellbeing | No Comments
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Events planned to celebrate volunteering

A drive to get more local people volunteering in West Devon is planned with events in Tavistock and Okehampton this month

Posted on: 7 April 2014 | Posted in: Community | No Comments
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Devon Delivers showcase to Vince Cable and Maria Miller at Westminster

Some of Devon’s most innovative companies joined forces at Westminster on Monday to showcase the county’s fast-growing reputation as a centre for creative and digital business

Posted on: 4 April 2014 | Posted in: Business and Economy | No Comments
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Tour of Britain to return to Devon

The Tour of Britain will return to Devon this September. Announced this evening at the national launch, the Devon stage will start in Exmouth and take the long way round to finish in Exeter

Posted on: 31 March 2014 | Posted in: Business and Economy | 1 Comment
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Part-night lighting introduced in Cowick and Alphington

Around 1,000 streetlights in residential streets in Alphington and Cowick will be converted to part-night lighting from the 1 April

Posted on: 31 March 2014 | Posted in: Environment | No Comments

Quality of road repairs by utility companies improves

Road repairs by utility companies have shown a massive improvement over the past two years, following the publication of recommendations by Devon County Council

Posted on: 31 March 2014 | Posted in: Environment | No Comments
On-street parking

‘In-house’ service expected to save County Council thousands

Creation of a single countywide service responsible for all on-street parking will save Devon County Council an estimate £400,000 after the first year

Posted on: 28 March 2014 | Posted in: Environment | 1 Comment
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Funding boost for low carbon heating

‘More efficient, resilient and cost effective’ is how public sector partners are describing ambitious plans for new district-scale heating networks for parts of Exeter and Teignbridge

Posted on: 27 March 2014 | Posted in: Community | No Comments
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