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Vera and her husband Graham. Vera is Graham's carer.

Devon County Council is ‘Making Caring Visible and Valued’ this Carers Week (7–13 June 2021) 

New figures suggest that there are now more than 130,000 people in Devon who are carers, the figure having risen by half again because of the coronavirus pandemic.  Worryingly though, just 21,000 of that number – roughly only one inaaa

Posted on: 4 June 2021
young girl enjoying making fruity pancakes from The Goodie Box

Healthy meal boxes delivered to families with young children across Devon

Thousands of meal boxes have again been delivered to families with young children this half term holiday week, in an initiative to help those who are struggling during the coronavirus pandemic.

Posted on: 4 June 2021 | Posted in: Health and Wellbeing
man wearing a face covering

Case numbers expected to rise due to easing of restrictions

We were asked this week how Devon has been able to keep case numbers down, while cases elsewhere in the country are rising. Here’s the explanation.

Posted on: 3 June 2021 | Posted in: Health and Wellbeing
Nurse giving a lady an injection in her upper arm

Vaccine take up marks new milestone

Take up of the coronavirus vaccines is going well, but the number of people not attending their second appointments has risen in Devon in recent weeks

Posted on: 3 June 2021 | Posted in: Health and Wellbeing
Photo of improvements to the A382

Work starts on first phase of new link road at Newton Abbot

Work has started on the first phase of a new link road on the outskirts of Newton Abbot to help support economic growth in South Devon

Posted on: 2 June 2021 | Posted in: Business and Economy
Visualisation of the Teign Estuary Trail

Planning application submitted for next section of Teign Estuary Trail

A planning application has been submitted for the next phase of the Teign Estuary Trail, covering 5km from Passage House Inn in Newton Abbot to the A381 at La Roche Maurice Walk, east of Bishopsteignton

Posted on: 2 June 2021 | Posted in: Environment
Older lady with a carer

Devon charity to receive the highest award for voluntary work during the pandemic

A Devon charity is to receive the Queens Award for Voluntary Services, for outstanding work throughout the coronavirus pandemic.

Posted on: 2 June 2021 | Posted in: Health and Wellbeing
Photo of Rock Park Bridge

Contractor appointed to repair Rock Park Bridge

Contractor Dyer and Butler has been appointed to carry out essential repairs to the defective piers at Rock Park Bridge in Barnstaple

Posted on: 1 June 2021 | Posted in: Environment
Scaffold erected at Bickleigh Bridge

Bickleigh Bridge to reopen earlier than planned on Bank Holiday Monday

Skilled stone masons have been working every day in all weathers to repair the bridge as soon as possible so that the busy main road can be reopened.

Posted on: 28 May 2021 | Posted in: Environment
County Hall

New Chairman and Vice Chair announced for Devon County Council

Devon County Council has announced a new Chairman and Vice Chairman. Outgoing Chairman Stuart Barker handed the prestigious title to the county councillor for Exmouth, Jeffrey Trail BEM. Councillor Trail has held numerous roles since first being elected to theaaa

Posted on: 27 May 2021
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