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More families apply for Devon secondary school place

There’s been another increase in the number of children applying for a place at a secondary school in Devon this September. Devon County Council today announced it was offering more than 98 per cent of families one of their three preferences.

Posted on: 1 March 2018 | Posted in: Education

County Council working round the clock to keep Devon moving

Snow ploughs and snow blowers have been busy clearing snow in parts of North Devon this morning and more widespread snow is forecast across the county throughout Thursday (1 March)

Posted on: 28 February 2018 | Posted in: Environment

Work on a flood improvement scheme in Uplyme starts today

Work on a flood improvement scheme in Uplyme has started today (Wednesday 28 February). The £250,000 scheme involves the installation of a series of new culverts to carry flood water away from the village centre which faces the greatest risk of flooding.

Posted on: 28 February 2018 | Posted in: Environment

Devon prepared for possible snow showers

Devon County Council, Highways England and Devon and Cornwall Police will be activating the Haldon/Telegraph Hill Plan overnight – deploying extra resources to the site in response to forecasts of snow

Posted on: 27 February 2018 | Posted in: Environment
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Be prepared during freezing conditions

Be prepared is the message from Devon County Council and partner agencies as the county prepares for freezing conditions and the possibility of snow later this week

Posted on: 26 February 2018 | Posted in: Environment

Regional leaders set for productive first meeting

Leaders from across the Heart of the South West (HotSW) are set to agree a strategy to double productivity across the region when they meet next month.

Posted on: 23 February 2018 | Posted in: Politics

On-line trader sentenced for selling dangerous skin lighteners

Devon woman guilty of selling banned and dangerous cosmetics making claims that food supplements cured serious illnesses

Posted on: 21 February 2018 | Posted in: Community

Preparations begin ahead of Modbury flood improvement scheme

Preparatory work for a flood improvement scheme in Modbury started this week. The work is in advance of construction of the main element of the project, which is due to start in May.

Posted on: 21 February 2018 | Posted in: Environment

New headteacher for Pilton Community College

A new headteacher has been appointed for Pilton Community College.

Posted on: 20 February 2018 | Posted in: Education

Funding still available to improve a community’s flood resilience

Grants of up to £1,500 are available from The Devon Emergency Flood Resilience Fund

Posted on: 16 February 2018 | Posted in: Community
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