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Trading Standards

Over 40% of Kebab shops fail to provide correct allergen information

Kebab shops in Devon, Somerset and Torbay are being warned they must do more to give allergen information to customers after inspections found that 40% of kebab takeaways failed to comply with food information laws

Posted on: 21 May 2019 | Posted in: Community
Trading Standards

Trading Standards officers carry out food sample inspections

Annual food sample tests have been carried out by Devon, Somerset and Torbay Trading Standards Service to ensure food is properly described, compliant with required labelling, and does not contain unauthorised additives

Posted on: 21 May 2019 | Posted in: Community
Photo of Moor Lane roundabout

Support for Moor Lane roundabout improvements

A £2.2 million scheme to ease congestion at Moor Lane roundabout in Exeter has received the backing of Devon County Council’s Cabinet

Posted on: 16 May 2019 | Posted in: Business and Economy
picture of a streelight.

New drive to cut carbon emissions across Devon

Devon County Council leader John Hart has pledged cash support towards a new drive to cut carbon emissions and tackle climate change.

Posted on: 16 May 2019 | Posted in: Environment
Stretches during the workforce pilates class

Pigs, ploughs and pilates!

Ask farmers what they enjoy doing in their spare time, and there won’t be many who answer pilates! But thanks to one of Devon County Council’s new tenant farmers, that’s exactly what’s proving popular in a little corner of Devon.

Posted on: 16 May 2019 | Posted in: Health and Wellbeing
family with two children walking through some woods along a path

Public Health Annual Report focus on mental health receives cross party support

A cross-party endorsement was given to the Annual Public Health Report 2018/19 at Devon County Council’ Cabinet meeting.

Posted on: 16 May 2019 | Posted in: Health and Wellbeing
A woman with a clipboard stood alongside a large piece of equipment within a modern factory environment

Women encouraged to pursue career in technology

In the sixties, the ratio of women to men working in technology was 50:50. Today, despite there being a lot more opportunities, only 20 per cent of the workforce in technology is women.

Posted on: 16 May 2019 | Posted in: Community
Photo of traffic in Western Road, Ivybridge

Backing for congestion busting scheme in Ivybridge

A scheme to improve air quality and tackle traffic congestion on Western Road in Ivybridge has been approved by Devon County Council’s Cabinet

Posted on: 15 May 2019 | Posted in: Environment
Pegasus Trail

Opening of latest section of Pegasus Trail

Devon County Council has completed the second phase of the Pegasus Trail in West Devon and members of South West Riders (SWR) have held a special opening celebration

Posted on: 14 May 2019 | Posted in: Environment
caring hand on vulnerable hand

More people choose to employ a personal assistant to help them live independently at home

Devon’s lead Councillor responsible for adult social care and health says more must be done to encourage people to take up jobs in care and health services.

Posted on: 14 May 2019 | Posted in: Health and Wellbeing
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