Quality inspectors rate Devon care homes and GP practices higher than the national average

Nearly a quarter of Devon GP practices are outstanding according to quality inspectors, compared to just 4 percent of practices in England. And the percentage of Devon’s care homes rated outstanding is twice the national average.

Posted on: 16 October 2017 | Posted in: Health and Wellbeing

More than half of the children awaiting adoption in the south west are in sibling groups

57 percent of the children in the South West waiting for adoptive families are brothers and sisters in groups of two or more according to new information published today to mark National Adoption Week , this week.

Posted on: 16 October 2017 | Posted in: Health and Wellbeing
Local business

Consultation open for Heart of the South West Productivity Strategy

Business, organisations and residents are being asked for their views on plans to drive up productivity in Devon and across the Heart of the South West area.

Posted on: 13 October 2017 | Posted in: Business and Economy

Overnight closure of Bridge Road on Thursday 19 October

Bridge Road in Exeter will be closed overnight on Thursday (19 October) to enable work on the mast arm for the pedestrian crossing at Glasshouse Lane to be completed

Posted on: 13 October 2017 | Posted in: Business and Economy

Pedestrians urged not to ignore safety measures during bridge refurbishment

The County Council is asking pedestrians to stay safe and use temporary crossing arrangements provided while work is carried out on Bideford Long Bridge

Posted on: 13 October 2017 | Posted in: Environment
Squeezing juice at Farmwise Devon 2017

Farmwise Devon expands to reach more children and teachers

Two randomly selected Devon teachers attending this year’s Farmwise Devon event at Westpoint, Exeter, have won free places to take part in the campaign’s first teacher training programme on food and farming.

Posted on: 12 October 2017 | Posted in: Community

Council backs scheme for North Devon Link Road funding bid

First phase of improvements to the North Devon Link Road will form an Outline Business Case to be submitted to the Department for Transport (DfT) by the end of the year

Posted on: 11 October 2017 | Posted in: Business and Economy

Rogue Car Dealers pay the price

Victims of rogue car dealers, John Hussey and Adam Wallis of DX Motors Ltd, Bideford, will receive more than £11,000 in compensation.

Posted on: 11 October 2017 | Posted in: Community

Overnight closures planned on Bridge Road in Exeter (9-12 Oct)

Night time closures will be in place on Bridge Road in Exeter over four evenings from Monday 9 October to Thursday 12 October

Posted on: 6 October 2017 | Posted in: Business and Economy

Farmwise Devon shows children where good food comes from

Scores of primary school children will migrate to Exeter next week to discover where good food comes from.

Posted on: 5 October 2017 | Posted in:
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