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Devon’s Lightfoot to be rolled out by Richard Irvin Facilities Management following successful trial

Chudleigh-based Lightfoot’s in-cab training and driver rewards platform is to be rolled out across Richard Irvin FM’s fleet of 225 vans and 90 company cars. Richard Irvin FM, one of Scotland and the UK’s leading Facilities Management specialists, provides services to 9,000 commercial properties and 56,00 domestic properties nationwide. The announcement follows a highly successful trial that...

Jurassic Fibre connects Greendale mass vaccination centre in ultrafast turnaround

Jurassic Fibre recently completed its installation for the new COVID-19 mass vaccination centre at Greendale Business Park.

The Exeter-based internet service provider worked closely with Greendale to provide its full fibre broadband to the site at short notice.

Greendale approached Jurassic Fibre at the beginning of April to say that the business park would be hosting the new...

Survey finds that nearly two-thirds of paramedics based in the South West have feared for their safety of felt threatened at work

Almost two-thirds (63%) of South West-based paramedics who took part in a major UK-wide survey by their professional body, the College of Paramedics, said they had feared for their safety or felt threatened while carrying out their duties.

This is slightly below the UK-wide figure of 70% which has been revealed by the College of Paramedics today. The survey, which was completed by 2,...

Salcombe is the UK's most popular second-home location

A new study by Lakeshore Leisure Group has revealed that the UK’s city dwellers are most interested in second home properties located in Salcombe, Falmouth and North Berwick.

The study analysed the Google search history of over 100 UK cities since the beginning of the first national Covid lockdown, to find which coastal and rural locations were being searched for the most in relation...

Salcombe revealed amongst the prettiest towns in the UK

Holiday cottage company reveals Salcombe is ranked the third prettiest town in the UK

With the UK brimming with beautiful towns and its residents discovering more of what the UK has to offer, Welsh cottage company FBM Holidays have conducted research into the prettiest towns across the UK to add to your growing bucket list.

Having reviewed over 160 places across the UK to...

Joe Pasquale announced as star of the Theatre Royal Plymouth pantomime

This year the Theatre Royal Plymouth panto will be everything you could wish for as Joe Pasquale stars as Wishee Washee.

Well-known and best-loved for being one of the hardest-working and top-selling live comedians in British comedy today, Joe has been delighting audiences for more than 30 years with his live stand-up tours and infectious sense of fun.

Joe has toured in...

Legendary TV personality Basil Brush to feature in Exmouth panto!

The team behind the Exmouth Pavilion Christmas Pantomime haven confirmed TV Legend and all round good fox, Basil Brush will join pantomime favourite Stuart Earp in this year’s production of Snow White and The Seven Dwarfs.

Basil Brush will feature as The Magic Mirror alongside Stuart Earp as Muddles, Harry Moore as Nurse Nellie, Kassie Malam as Snow White, Jessica Fay Long as The...

EDDC remind visitors of the importance of water safety this summer

A sobering reminder of the dangers of drowning with more than 20 people losing their lives across the UK

East Devon District Council wants to remind people making a trip to the seaside this summer that this should be a time to remember and enjoy, please do not let it turn into a tragedy. Key things to remember when in water are:

  • If you get into trouble in the water, Float to
  • ...

Traffic officers helping to keep staycation traffic moving on key holiday route

With holiday destinations in Cornwall hotter than the temperatures this summer Highways England is pulling out all the stops to keep staycation traffic moving on the A30.

Highways England traffic officers have been drafted in to patrol key sections of the A30 in Cornwall and Devon during the busy summer months, and are on hand to deal with everything from live lane breakdowns and road...

Gatsby Benchmark awarded to South Devon College

Great Gatsby! They've done it! South Devon High School get's top marks

Staff and students at South Devon High School are celebrating as its career guidance programme is awarded top marks.

The school reached the milestone of 100% across all eight Gatsby Benchmarks, which are a framework developed to support schools and colleges in providing their students with the best possible careers education and guidance.

South Devon High School is the first in...

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