Teaching children about good food – Farmwise celebrates 25,000th pupil

Primary school children have flocked to Westpoint to discover the best of Devon farms’ produce.

Posted on: 31 October 2018 | Posted in: Education
Roadworks

Bridge Road night-time closures for installation of expansion joints

Bridge Road, Exeter, will close in both directions for up to seven nights for essential work to expansion joints on two of the bridges.

Posted on: 30 October 2018 | Posted in: Environment

Devon’s gritters heading out as temperatures fall

Devon’s gritters have been called into action for the first time this season and will be out again tonight as road surface temperatures are set to plunge below -3C

Posted on: 29 October 2018 | Posted in: Environment

Ceremony marks re-opening of A379 at Slapton

Local community gathers to celebrate the re-opening of the A379 following reinstatement and realignment work

Posted on: 26 October 2018 | Posted in: Environment

New figures show rise in demand for adult social care

New figures from NHS Digital show that councils have received 1.8 million new requests for adult social care in 2017-18, an increase of 1.6 per cent on the previous year. 

Posted on: 24 October 2018 | Posted in: Health and Wellbeing

A379 at Slapton set to re-open

Work to reinstate the A379 at Slapton has been completed and the road is due to open to the public on the evening of Tuesday 23 October.

Posted on: 22 October 2018 | Posted in: Environment

Grant scheme awards more than £1.5 million to support Devon businesses

The Making it Local LEADER Local Action Group, which is part of the LEADER European rural development funding programme, has awarded more than £1.5 million of funding over the past two years – supporting over 50 projects

Posted on: 19 October 2018 | Posted in: Business and Economy

Devon to receive a share of £240 million for social care to ease NHS winter pressures

Devon County Council has welcomed the Government’s announcement of extra funding for social care, designed to ease NHS winter pressures.  But it warns ‘money alone will not fix the county’s bigger challenge’, which is that there are not enough people working in the domiciliary care sector in Devon.

Posted on: 19 October 2018 | Posted in:

Ban for Devon smallholders who neglected their animals

Rebecca Tucker, 46, of Bradworthy and Luke Morley, 37, of Leicester, pleaded guilty to a range of charges under the Animal Welfare Act 2006 and the Welfare of Farmed Animals (England) Regulations 2007.

Posted on: 19 October 2018 | Posted in: Community

Royal recognition for community champions

Twelve community champions and two volunteer groups, all from Devon, received their Royal honours at a double awards ceremony on Friday 12 October.

Posted on: 18 October 2018 | Posted in: Community
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