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A severe shortage of care workers could put elderly and vulnerable people at risk, warns Council

Care providers across Devon are currently short of over 150 home care workers and with demand for support rising the Council is warning it is getting more and more difficult to arrange the right personal care packages for everyone in the county that needs one.

Posted on: 22 November 2018 | Posted in: Health and Wellbeing

Temporary lights and lane closures removed from Shaldon Bridge

The findings from the latest diving inspections at Shaldon Bridge has satisfied engineers that temporary traffic lights and lane restrictions can be removed, although the three tonne weight limit remains in place

Posted on: 20 November 2018 | Posted in: Environment

B3230 improvement nearing completion

The B3230 near Barnstaple is due to re-open more than a week ahead of schedule following the completion of essential stabilisation work

Posted on: 19 November 2018 | Posted in: Environment

Devon supports national campaign to tackle the harm to families from alcohol misuse

Alcohol awareness week (19-25 November) focuses this year on Change. It’s a good time to start the conversation with parents, children and friends about the impact of alcohol on you.

Posted on: 19 November 2018 | Posted in: Health and Wellbeing

Local business expanding to Okehampton East Business Park

Okehampton-based Cladco Profiles is continuing its growth by becoming the latest business to purchase a plot at Devon County Council’s Okehampton East Business Park

Posted on: 19 November 2018 | Posted in: Business and Economy
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New £4.7 million superfast broadband investment in Devon and Somerset

Connecting Devon and Somerset (CDS) and BT are working together on a £4.7 million initiative for Openreach to provide superfast broadband to even more homes and businesses in rural areas

Posted on: 19 November 2018 | Posted in: Business and Economy

Education Secretary urged to improve Devon schools’ funding

The Education Secretary Damian Hinds has been urged to improve funding for Devon’s schools on a two-day visit to the county

Posted on: 15 November 2018 | Posted in: Education
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Planning application submitted for North Devon Link Road improvements

A planning application has been submitted for improvements to 7.5km of the North Devon Link Road between Barnstaple and South Molton

Posted on: 14 November 2018 | Posted in: Business and Economy

Jail for farmer who ignored animal welfare advice

William Douglas Dolley, of Holwell Farm, Collipriest, Tiverton was found guilty of causing unnecessary suffering to an animal and has been given a custodial prison sentence and banned from keeping cows and sheep.

Posted on: 13 November 2018 | Posted in: Community

Overnight closures no longer required this week on Bridge Road, Exeter

Overnight closures planned for Bridge Road in Exeter tonight (Tuesday 13 November) and tomorrow night (Wednesday 14 November) are no longer needed after being completed early

Posted on: 13 November 2018 | Posted in: Environment
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