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Devon, Somerset and Torbay Trading Standards expands to include Plymouth from April

All four authorities have approved the plans which will give them  ‘greater clout’ at a time of financial pressure, regulatory change and increasing demand.

Posted on: 22 March 2021 | Posted in: Community
cyclists by Cathedral Green in Exeter

Devon’s carbon emissions reduced by almost a quarter in the first lockdown

Since March 2020, tackling the climate emergency has remained a top priority, and over the last year real progress has been made to create a roadmap, which will the show the way to a net-zero Devon by 2050 at the latest.

Posted on: 22 March 2021 | Posted in: Environment
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Schools adapted quickly, shifting focus to remote learning

Schools and colleges across Devon, over the space of just a few days last March, shifted their focus from learning face to face in the classroom, to a model of remote learning, via Teams, Zoom or other online learning platforms.

Posted on: 22 March 2021 | Posted in: Education
Photo of a laptop

Project Gigabit investment welcomed

Connecting Devon and Somerset (CDS) has warmly welcomed further investment in broadband in the region as part of the Government’s announcement on Project Gigabit

Posted on: 19 March 2021 | Posted in: Business and Economy
HSJ Awards Certificate

Scheme that has supported unpaid carers during pandemic wins national award

Carers Hospital Service recognised at Health Service Journal Awards

Posted on: 19 March 2021 | Posted in: Health and Wellbeing
Elderly gentleman receiving his vaccine

Vaccine incredibly successful, but more outbreaks likely, says Director of Public Health Devon

Devon’s Director of Public Health has given assurance that the coronavirus vaccine is ‘incredibly successful’.

Posted on: 19 March 2021 | Posted in: Health and Wellbeing
Photo of Okehampton Rail Station

Devon communities to be better connected as railway line set to reopen for first time in 50 years

Communities and rail passengers in Devon are to benefit from the reopening of the railway between Okehampton and Exeter as a result of the Government’s ‘Restoring your Railway’ initiative

Posted on: 19 March 2021 | Posted in: Business and Economy
Aerial view over Exeter Airport and adjacent AirPark, a new Exeter and East Devon Enterprise Zone site

First electric commuter flight to take place at Exeter Airport following successful consortium bid

Devon County Council has welcomed the news that the first electric commuter flight in the UK will take place at Exeter Airport

Posted on: 18 March 2021 | Posted in: Business and Economy
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Drainage and resurfacing work planned on A3072

A series of lane closures and overnight closures will be needed on the A3072 near Hatherleigh and Holsworthy for essential maintenance, starting Monday 29 March

Posted on: 18 March 2021 | Posted in: Environment

New Electric Vehicle charge points in Exeter will be installed from next month

Eight sites across the city will be installed from April 2021 – each with a Co-Car for shared use

Posted on: 17 March 2021 | Posted in: Environment
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