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‘Peer on peer’ child exploitation highlighted as concern in the south west

Today, Monday 18 March, is a national awareness day to highlight Child Sexual Exploitation. Children across the south west are victims of sexual exploitation, but while media reports often highlight cases of adult grooming and child abuse, Devon and Cornwall Police say the most likely form of child sexual exploitation (CSE) in the south west is perpetrated by other young people.

Posted on: 18 March 2019 | Posted in: Health and Wellbeing
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DCMS backs bid to extend broadband funding for Devon and Somerset to 2023

The Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS) is backing a bid to extend £18.7 million of funding for superfast broadband in Devon and Somerset up to March 2023

Posted on: 15 March 2019 | Posted in: Business and Economy
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CDS now offering Better Broadband scheme vouchers

The Connecting Devon and Somerset (CDS) broadband programme is now offering vouchers through the national BDUK Better Broadband Scheme

Posted on: 15 March 2019 | Posted in: Business and Economy
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Tenant Farmer Training Academy helps grow success

Tenant farmers on Devon County Council’s farms estate are being given a helping hand to grow their businesses as part of an exciting new training programme. Free evening classes for the tenant farmers are being delivered in partnership with theaaa

Posted on: 15 March 2019 | Posted in: Business and Economy

Backing for scheme to widen access to “AirPark”

Proposals to widen a road near Exeter Airport to help unlock new employment land have been approved by Devon County Council

Posted on: 13 March 2019 | Posted in: Business and Economy

Planning application to be prepared for next section of Teign Estuary Trail

Devon County Council’s Cabinet has agreed to progress plans for the next phase of the Teign Estuary Trail between Passage House Inn and Teignmouth

Posted on: 13 March 2019 | Posted in: Environment

Preferred route supported for Cullompton relief road

A preferred route for a Cullompton town centre relief road has been supported by Devon County Council to tackle congestion and improve air quality in Cullompton High Street

Posted on: 13 March 2019 | Posted in: Environment

Communities to benefit from almost £3million investment in flood risk management

Councillors today (Wednesday 13 March) approved plans to target essential flood improvements in high-risk areas across Devon and increase the resilience of several communities.

Posted on: 13 March 2019 | Posted in: Environment

Women of the Community celebrated on International Women’s Day

The events celebrated those women who have gone beyond the call of duty to help others, who have made a difference in their communities or achieved excellence in their field of expertise

Posted on: 12 March 2019 | Posted in: Community
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Devon venture heralded as an exemplar of best practice

Once a small in-house education service, Scomis has become a player on a national platform, providing IT support to schools and public sector organisations across the UK. It’s just been heralded by the Parliamentary Review 2019 as an ‘exemplar of best practice’.

Posted on: 12 March 2019 | Posted in: Education
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