Tag Archives: Torbay

New Regional Adoption Agency will reduce waiting times for children awaiting adoption

Local authority adoption services in Devon, Plymouth, Torbay and Somerset are joining forces to become a single regional adoption service, under the banner Adopt South West.

Posted on: 12 April 2018 | Posted in: Community | No Comments

Devon households produce the lowest amount of ‘black bag’ waste in the country

Devon’s households typically produced just 4.94kg of ‘black bin or bag’ residual waste each week – down 20 per cent from 2012

Posted on: 1 February 2018 | Posted in: Environment

Vote for your recycling hero

This year there have been over 40 nominations across seven categories in the Fifth Recycle Devon Thank You Awards.

Posted on: 15 January 2018 | Posted in: Environment

‘Too good to be true’ subscriptions warning

Consumers should read the small print before agreeing subscription offers which can lock consumers into an unwanted contract

Posted on: 27 November 2017 | Posted in: Community

Considering solar panels? Check the provider’s credentials urges Trading Standards

The warning follows complaints from some customers who signed a contract and paid a deposit after hearing a sales pitch at home.

Posted on: 23 November 2017 | Posted in: Community

Communities urged to support ‘suicide first aiders’ campaign

In Devon two people take their lives a week – and often communities are best placed to help

Posted on: 23 November 2017 | Posted in: Community

Roadshow inspires Devon to ‘get composting’

More than 1,000 pledges to recycle food waste were made by residents visiting one of the 11 composting roadshows across Devon.

Posted on: 15 November 2017 | Posted in: Environment

Help us to keep women with learning disabilities healthy

Breast cancer is the most common cancer in the UK and women with a learning disability are the least likely to attend screenings, even though it can save their life.

Posted on: 29 September 2017 | Posted in: Health and Wellbeing

Identity theft reaches epidemic levels. Guard your personal details.

Identity theft is reaching epidemic levels, warns fraud prevention group, Cifas. Devon, Somerset and Torbay Trading Standards offers advice on how to help avoid identity theft.

Posted on: 23 August 2017 | Posted in: Community
schoolchild hands on computer

Scams targeting young people on social media warning

Cyber fraud is 16 per cent of all crime and young people being targeted through social media

Posted on: 4 July 2017 | Posted in: Community
Page 1 of 212