Make them count. 12 days, 12 ways to combat loneliness

Thousands of people in Devon, young and old, experience loneliness to some degree, and it can lead to health problems. Starting today, we’re posting 12 clips in the run up to Christmas, suggesting different things that people can do to combat loneliness – to help themselves, or to help others in their communities.

Posted on: 1 December 2018 | Posted in: Health and Wellbeing | 11 Comments

Shaldon Bridge repairs postponed due to poor weather

A provisional closure planned for Shaldon Bridge on Sunday (2 December), in order for repairs to be carried out, has had to be postponed because of the weather conditions

Posted on: 29 November 2018 | Posted in: Environment | No Comments

Official opening of factory at Okehampton East Business Park

Devon based natural pet food firm Forthglade has officially opened its brand new 70,000 sq ft factory at Devon County Council’s Okehampton East Business Park

Posted on: 29 November 2018 | Posted in: Business and Economy | No Comments

Take extra care on Devon’s roads

With more rain and strong winds forecast across Devon overnight, people are being urged to take extra care when travelling on the county’s roads

Posted on: 28 November 2018 | Posted in: Environment | No Comments

Innovative domestic abuse and sexual violence programme launches in Devon and Torbay

IRIS helps general practice staff identify patients experiencing domestic abuse or sexual violence and refer them to specialist support services

Posted on: 26 November 2018 | Posted in: Health and Wellbeing | 4 Comments

Record number of schools take up the Sustrans “Leg it to Lapland” challenge

Sixteen Devon schools have signed up for this year’s two week Leg it to Lapland challenge where they aim to scoot, cycle and walk 2,100 miles – the equivalent of travelling from Devon to Lapland

Posted on: 23 November 2018 | Posted in: Environment | No Comments

Ash dieback infected trees to be felled as a safety precaution

Around 26 Ash dieback infected trees will be removed from alongside stretches of the North Devon Link Road

Posted on: 23 November 2018 | Posted in: Environment | No Comments

Lane closure switch on North Devon Link Road maintenance scheme

The eastbound carriageway of the A361 North Devon Link Road will be closed overnight from 7pm on Friday (23 Nov) evening to enable the lane closure to be moved from the outside lane to the inside lane

Posted on: 22 November 2018 | Posted in: Environment | No Comments

A severe shortage of care workers could put elderly and vulnerable people at risk, warns Council

Care providers across Devon are currently short of over 150 home care workers and with demand for support rising the Council is warning it is getting more and more difficult to arrange the right personal care packages for everyone in the county that needs one.

Posted on: 22 November 2018 | Posted in: Health and Wellbeing | No Comments

Temporary lights and lane closures removed from Shaldon Bridge

The findings from the latest diving inspections at Shaldon Bridge has satisfied engineers that temporary traffic lights and lane restrictions can be removed, although the three tonne weight limit remains in place

Posted on: 20 November 2018 | Posted in: Environment | No Comments
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