Work to start on Newcourt’s new primary school

Devon County Council and the Diocese of Exeter are pleased to announce that they have given the go ahead for construction to start on Trinity Church of England VA Primary and Nursery School in Newcourt, Exeter.

Posted on: 5 December 2016 | Posted in: Education | No Comments

Sidmouth College rated good with many outstanding features

Sidmouth College has been celebrating a glowing report from its recent Ofsted inspection

Posted on: 1 December 2016 | Posted in: Education | No Comments
Pilton Community College

‘Every student important’ at North Devon secondary

This term Pilton joined the Devon-based Ventrus Multi-Academy Trust and a number of school improvement initiatives were under way as a result of the new status on top of measures that were already in place when the inspectors arrived last month.

Posted on: 30 November 2016 | Posted in: | No Comments

Pothole funding welcomed but Council warns it only “scratches the surface”

Devon County Council will receive £3.192 million from the Pothole Action Fund in the next financial year, but the Council says it needs more to maintain its 8,000 mile road network

Posted on: 29 November 2016 | Posted in: Environment | No Comments

Devon social workers scoop national awards for adult social care

Devon County Council has scooped a number of accolades at this year’s Social Worker of the Year Awards, placing it among the highest achieving authorities in the sector

Posted on: 29 November 2016 | Posted in: Health and Wellbeing | No Comments
Phil Randall

New headteacher for St Peter’s School

The governors of St Peter’s Church of England School in Exeter have appointed the acting head Phil Randall as the new permanent headteacher.

Posted on: 25 November 2016 | Posted in: | No Comments

Temporary speed restriction on westbound lane of Torridge Bridge

A temporary 20mph speed restriction has been introduced as a precautionary safety measure on the westbound lane of Torridge Bridge near Bideford after the partial failure of an expansion joint at the Bideford end of the structure

Posted on: 23 November 2016 | Posted in: Environment | No Comments
Alma Bridge

Five day closure of temporary Alma Bridge structure

The temporary Alma Bridge structure in Sidmouth will be closed from Monday (28 November) to Friday 2 December while the wooden deck is replaced and scaffolding joints are strengthened

Posted on: 23 November 2016 | Posted in: Environment | No Comments

Home Office refugee facility in Devon to wind down

The project in North Devon to reunite young refugees from the former Calais camp with their families in the UK, and to find more permanent homes for other young asylum seekers, is drawing to a close

Posted on: 23 November 2016 | Posted in: Health and Wellbeing | No Comments

West Devon farmer banned from keeping animals for 20 years

Leon Henry Smith, 67, of Castle Road, Okehampton, was sentenced yesterday (Monday 21st November 2016) at Exeter Magistrates’ Court.

Posted on: 22 November 2016 | Posted in: Community | No Comments
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