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New parents urged to claim Child Benefit even if they haven’t been able to register the birth

Parents in Devon are being urged to claim Child Benefit, even if they have not yet been able to register the birth of their newborns due to the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) say that figures showaaa

Posted on: 30 July 2020
Baby's hand

Parents urged not to use a facemask on their baby

It follows reports that face masks for babies, also known as ‘baby masks’ or ‘cute masks’, are being sold in some parts of the country and online.

Posted on: 28 July 2020 | Posted in: Health and Wellbeing
Photo of land earmarked for development

Work to start on £55M infrastructure project

The first phase of a £55 million infrastructure project to help unlock the development of around 2,500 homes, employment land, and a primary and secondary school on the outskirts of south west Exeter will get underway on Monday 10 August

Posted on: 28 July 2020 | Posted in: Business and Economy
Photo of work on the exterior of the Northern DevonEnterprise Centre

Enterprise Centre taking shape

Good progress is being made on the construction of the Northern Devon Enterprise Centre, with the main building work remaining on target to be completed by the end of this year

Posted on: 28 July 2020 | Posted in: Business and Economy
Better Health campaign image - 'Let's Do This'

Government launches new Better Health campaign

Growing evidence suggests that being obese or excessively overweight puts people at greater risk of serious illness or death from COVID-19.

Posted on: 28 July 2020 | Posted in: Health and Wellbeing
Photo of new road layout to support walking and cycling

Devon preparing bid for next phase of Emergency Active Travel Fund

Devon County Council is preparing to submit its bid for the second round of Emergency Active Travel Funding by Friday 7 August

Posted on: 28 July 2020 | Posted in: Environment
Trading Standards officers standing in a field

Farmers invited to virtual mental health seminar

The event will feature speakers from The Farm Community Network, The Yellow Wellies Campaign and The National Federation of Young Farmers Clubs.

Posted on: 28 July 2020 | Posted in: Health and Wellbeing
hand of a newborn baby resting on an adult hand

Innovations by Devon’s health visitors lead the way nationally

All 1,575 babies born in Devon during the height of the lockdown, from March 1 to May 31, received a phone assessment and a community clinic appointment.

Posted on: 27 July 2020
Barnados' poster - young girl looking vulnerable at the camera

Barnados launches new service to support at-risk children

Barnados has launched a new service this week to support vulnerable children and young people who are exposed to even more risk during coronavirus.

Posted on: 24 July 2020 | Posted in: Health and Wellbeing
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Councillor Stuart Barker is DCC’s new Chairman

Exmouth’s Jeff Trail is the new Vice Chairman

Posted on: 23 July 2020 | Posted in: Politics
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