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Keep it up as hope on the horizon

“Hope is on the horizon but for now, please stay home as much as you can and be extra careful when you need to go out”, says Steve Brown, Devon’s Director of Public Health.

“The steep rise in Covid cases we have seen since Christmas now looks like it’s beginning to level off in Devon and our numbers are stabilising,” he says.

“That is down to each and every person sticking...

Warning of icy conditions

A warning of icy roads has been issued by Devon County Council as freezing temperatures are forecast overnight and into tomorrow morning (Friday 22 January).

Gritters will be carrying out two treatments on most routes of the County Council’s precautionary salting network overnight. However, the amount of recent rain over the past 24 hours has left running water across some roads,...


Work underway to develop 380 new homes at Pinhoe Quarry in Exeter

The South West’s largest housing provider, LiveWest and leading partnerships business, Vistry Partnerships, have joined forces once again to develop a scheme for the 32-acre site, building on their collaborative portfolio of new homes across the South West.

It is hoped the first homes will be ready to move into during autumn this year.

The development has been named...

Patient team are seeking volunteers to help support digital consultations

The Patient Services team at University Hospitals Plymouth are looking for volunteers who can help support patients to access their NHS care through digital platforms and become ‘Digital Health Champions’.

“Since the start of the pandemic, like many health care organisations, we have had to move to using more online and virtual consultations in order to keep our patients, their...

Please act responsibly when using public rights of way

With more people using Devon’s public rights of way and multi-use trails for their daily exercise during lockdown, Devon County Council has also received anecdotal evidence of increasing complaints about livestock being disturbed by dogs.

Dog owners are reminded to act responsibly and keep their dogs under close control. When walking your dog in areas used by other people it is...

Reduced services running through Woking due to signal failure

There is currently a severely reduced South Western Railway service running between Woking and Surbiton, due to a power surge in the track circuit system earlier today. As a result SWR services are subject to significant delay, cancellation and disruption, with ticket acceptance and replacement buses in place.

Until further notice the following alterations have had to be made to the...

Redrow Homes launches new plots at Romansfield development.

National Housebuilder Redrow have released plots on phase two at its Romansfield development based in the traditional Devon market town of Okehampton, Devon.

Phase two of Romansfield currently offers a range of three and four -bedroom house types, available from £298,955.

Located just a mile from the town centre with easy access to a range of local amenities, and within easy...


Celebrate National Giftcard Day – release the cash in your giftcards!

Devon-based company, Cardyard, the UK’s biggest gift card exchange, is celebrating the UK’s savvy spenders with National Giftcard Day, on 21stJanuary 2021.

The awareness day, which aims to remind people about forgotten giftcards, falls on 21st January 2021. This is often one of the peak days of the year for giftcard trading.

This year, more than ever, people are likely to be...

Snowdrop Festival

UK's First Virtual Snowdrop Festival launched in Devon to help garden lovers in lockdown

The Garden House in Devon is to offer snowdrop lovers across the UK a chance to enjoy one of nature’s most spectacular displays of snowdrops at their first ever Virtual Snowdrop Festival - providing daily treat and a welcome relief from lockdown.

Following the increasing severity of the pandemic, the team had been forced to cancel the world famous Snowdrop Festival, allowing only the...

Local dance school keeps children learning with free lockdown online classes for all

Tiny Toes Ballet, which holds children’s dance classes in Cornwall and Tavistock, is offering all children free online classes to help support parents and teachers who are home schooling due to lockdown. Its eight-week course of classes combines drama, dance, cookery and more, and is aimed at children aged seven and under.

The Free Lockdown Programme provides online weekly activities...