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Thousands to benefit from new fibre broadband connections

Connecting Devon and Somerset (CDS) has launched its Fibre Extension Programme which will provide more than 8,000 homes and businesses with fibre broadband connections direct to the premises by the end of 2021

Posted on: 9 July 2020 | Posted in: Business and Economy
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Devon ‘prepared’ if there’s a local outbreak

Devon has produced a blueprint which details how any future outbreaks of the virus in Devon would be managed and how its transmission would be contained.

Posted on: 9 July 2020 | Posted in: Health and Wellbeing
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Councillors back Full Business Case for North Devon Link Road

The Full Business Case for the £93 million North Devon Link Road improvement scheme will be submitted to the Department for Transport next month after gaining approval from Devon County Council’s Cabinet

Posted on: 8 July 2020 | Posted in: Business and Economy
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DCC’s cabinet has approved an increase in highway spending by over 50 per cent for this year

Devon County Council’s cabinet on Wednesday (July 8) approved spending an additional £27M on Devon’s roads for this year, making the current years allocation the largest ever annual investment in Devon’s Road Network.

Posted on: 8 July 2020
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Evening Road Closures on Broad Street, South Molton

Parts of Broad Street will be closed to traffic due to resurfacing work, for 4 nights beginning Monday 20 July 2020.

Posted on: 8 July 2020
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Roads closed for surface repairs in The Quay area, Bideford.

Three sections of road in Bideford will be closed over the coming weeks for road surface repairs.

Posted on: 8 July 2020
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Testing facilities extended in England

The number of mobile testing units – there are currently 147 in the country – is set to rise to 236 by the end of this month, the Government says.

Posted on: 7 July 2020
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Drivers can help shape Devon’s low carbon future in electric vehicle questionnaire

DCC has launched three online surveys, each one targeted to a specific group, to gauge the public’s attitudes towards EV.

Posted on: 6 July 2020 | Posted in: Environment
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New guidance produced for visitors to the South West

Tourism businesses, public health and local authorities from across the South of England have banded together in a broad partnership to produce guidance for visitors about COVID-19.

Posted on: 3 July 2020 | Posted in: Business and Economy
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Understanding Pillar 1 and Pillar 2 testing data

Until this week, the government has only shown Pillar 1 results by area on its daily dashboard, but as of now positive cases from testing in the wider community (known as Pillar 2) are available at local authority level too.

Posted on: 3 July 2020
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