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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
an open laptop, showing apps that will be relevant to schools

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
Domiciliary Care Worker, Phoebe, walking arm in arm with an older lady, along the sea front.

School and college leavers encouraged to earn while they learn

While universities remain a popular destination for school and college leavers before embarking on the working world, more young people are seeing just as attractive the opportunity to gain professional qualifications while on the job.

Posted on: 11 March 2019 | Posted in: Health and Wellbeing

Just over two weeks until UK’s biggest cycling, walking and scooting school challenge

Schools are being encouraged to sign up for the UK’s largest cycling, walking and scooting challenge – the Big Pedal 2019 – which is organised by Sustrans and runs from Monday 25 March to Friday 5 April

Posted on: 8 March 2019 | Posted in: Environment

MP says faster broadband is vital for Devon’s economy

Central Devon MP Mel Stride says access to faster broadband for rural businesses is vital for the future of Devon’s economy

Posted on: 7 March 2019 | Posted in: Environment

Double award celebration for Slapton realignment scheme

Devon County Council’s project to reinstate the A379 at Slapton has won the Transport Project of the Year Award and the Transportation Environment Award at the Chartered Institution of Highways & Transportation Awards

Posted on: 7 March 2019 | Posted in: Environment

Somerset farmer banned from keeping livestock for 10 years

Brian Churches, 58, of Yew Tree Farm, Rodney Stoke,was convicted for a range of animal welfare offences at his two farms.

Posted on: 7 March 2019 | Posted in: Environment

Travel Devon helps another major employer to commute sustainably

Travel Devon’s support of the Pennon Group follows its work with IKEA last year.

Posted on: 7 March 2019 | Posted in: Environment
A volunteer fixer wearing watch-makers eye glasses

The Big Fix breaks record for items fixed at a repair cafe

32 volunteer general fixers, electricians, upcyclers and upholsterers from repair cafes cross Devon worked non-stop to repair 268 items

Posted on: 6 March 2019 | Posted in: Environment
Photo of the Teign Estuary Trail

Teign Estuary Trail proposals to go before Cabinet

Devon County Council’s Cabinet is being asked next week (Wed 13 March) to progress with a planning application for the next section of the Teign Estuary Trail and a strategy to complete gaps in the route

Posted on: 6 March 2019 | Posted in: Environment
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