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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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Economic recovery plan to build a stronger Devon

Team Devon has pledged to re-build the county’s economy to be stronger, more inclusive and sustainable as it unveiled the prospectus for its COVID-19 Economy and Business Recovery Plan

Posted on: 3 July 2020 | Posted in: Business and Economy
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Lead agencies urge the public to stay safe this weekend

As lockdown restrictions ease further this weekend, senior politicians, public health and Police leads are urging the Devon public to stay safe.

Posted on: 3 July 2020 | Posted in: Community
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 County Treasurer warns of huge financial challenges 

Mary Davis was commenting on the authority’s financial outturn for 2019/20 which showed an underspending of £33,000 on the revenue budget of £509.9 million.

Posted on: 2 July 2020 | Posted in: Politics
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New moves to contain coronavirus in Devon

New measures to contain and reduce cases of coronavirus in Devon and safeguard the health of local people have been revealed.

Posted on: 30 June 2020 | Posted in: Health and Wellbeing
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Devon schools call for clarity on September reopening

Devon County Council’s deputy leader and Cabinet member for schools, James McInnes, has written to Education Secretary Gavin Williamson asking him for much greater clarity on how the return to class will be achieved.

Posted on: 25 June 2020 | Posted in: Education
waste at recycling centre

Household vans able to use recycling centres this week

Restrictions at Devon’s Recycling Centres are to be eased further this week, with personal vans allowed to bring household waste from Wednesday 24 June. Vans will need to pre-book their visit at three of the county’s busiest sites.

Posted on: 23 June 2020
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