New community’s first primary school officially opened by Invictus Games athlete Mark Ormrod

To celebrate the official opening of Sherford’s first primary school, Invictus Games gold medallist Mark Ormrod unveiled a commemorative plaque, and Sir Gary Streeter MP helped bury a time capsule at the school

Posted on: 28 January 2019 | Posted in: Education

Be prepared for risk of snow, says County Council

With a Yellow Warning of snow and ice conditions issued by the Met Office for Tuesday 29 January, Devon County Council is urging people to be prepared for the possibility of snow

Posted on: 28 January 2019 | Posted in: Environment

County council set to meet UN emissions target as Devon becomes ‘carbon neutral’ by 2050

DCC will work with strategic partners to ensure that Devon meets international carbon reduction recommendations

Posted on: 28 January 2019 | Posted in: Environment

Challenging conditions for county’s gritting teams

Wintry showers and freezing road surface temperatures are expected to create challenging conditions for Devon’s fleet of gritters overnight and could create icy conditions tomorrow morning

Posted on: 22 January 2019 | Posted in: Environment
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Make this year your quit year

If you are a smoker, though, the decision about what to do is far easier – conclusive evidence suggests the single best thing you can do for your health and wellbeing in 2019 is to quit smoking

Posted on: 22 January 2019 | Posted in: Health and Wellbeing

Have your say on future transport plans for Exeter

Devon County Council is asking people for their views on its draft Exeter Transport Strategy during a public consultation which continues until 28 February

Posted on: 22 January 2019 | Posted in: Business and Economy

Devon foster carers feature in TV advert to encourage others to consider fostering for Devon

The number of children being taken into the care of local authorities has reached a 10-year high.

Posted on: 21 January 2019 | Posted in: Health and Wellbeing
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Devon farmer who kept animals in ‘appalling’ conditions sentenced

Michael Rice, 68, of High View, Crediton was banned from keeping animals for 10 years.

Posted on: 18 January 2019 | Posted in: Community
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Local energy market project could help reduce costs and carbon emissions

The new project could help consumers to take advantage of less expensive energy when it’s available and be rewarded for their ability to increase or decrease energy demand.

Posted on: 17 January 2019 | Posted in:

Celebrating Devon’s inspirational women

The event will be hosted by the Chair of Devon County Council Councillor Caroline Chugg, and nominees will be treated to afternoon tea at County Hall.

Posted on: 17 January 2019 | Posted in: Community
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