Community testing available in Barnstaple

A second Community Testing Centre, offering rapid coronavirus tests that provide results within the hour, is opening this Wednesday, 17 February. This one in Barnstaple.

It is setting up in the car park at the town’s Taw View, Civic Centre, on North Walk road, and will be open 9am to 5pm, seven days a week, with extended hours 7am to 7pm on Mondays and Thursdays.

It will...

Enterprise Centre becomes "Node" as construction completed

Enterprise Centre becomes "Node" as construction completed

Construction of the Enterprise Centre on the outskirts of Barnstaple has been completed.

Main contractor ISG – appointed to the scheme via the Southern Construction Framework (SCF) – has constructed the Enterprise Centre at Devon County Council’s Roundswell Enterprise Park development, and today formally handed over the building to TownSq who will be running the centre on behalf of...

Overturned gritter at Holne

Devon preparing for an icy Monday morning

Snow showers and freezing conditions swept across Devon in the early hours of this morning and Devon County Council is warning of a significant risk of ice on Devon’s roads, particularly into tomorrow (Monday 25 January) morning.

Devon’s fleet of gritters have been working around the clock to treat the County Council’s salting network, but the authority is urging people to avoid all...

Early success for new homes in Barnstaple as Elan extends stamp duty savings

THREE eager buyers have snapped up new homes at a just launched development in Barnstaple, where Elan Homes has extended the Stamp Duty holiday. Featuring 57 homes in the first phase, Pickards at Larkbear is part of the wider 820-home new neighbourhood taking shape off Old Torrington Road.

Elan released a small number of homes for sale “off plan” in early January and has already...

Work starts on Enterprise Centre for northern Devon

The Enterprise Centre is the “gateway building” at Devon County Council’s emerging Business Park development at Roundswell, near Barnstaple.

The centre, which will offer high quality office and collaboration space, is expected to be completed by the end of this year (2020). It will provide tailored support for entrepreneurs and small and medium sized businesses that have potential...

Countryside campaigner CPRE Devon flags up concerns over plans for a huge new solar farm near Barnstaple

The Devon branch of the Campaign to Protect Rural England (CPRE Devon) is urging its members in North Devon and other interested parties in the area to attend a public exhibition next week to find out about plans for a massive solar installation to the south-west of Barnstaple.

CPRE Devon has learnt that Bristol-based Aura Power is considering developing a huge new solar farm on a site...

North Devon hosts Velo Vintage Retro Cycling Event

The event organisers Alistair and Sebastian Cope, decked in Pithe helmet and tweed respectively, welcomed cheerful participants under a dazzling blue sky at Barnstaple’s Heritage Centre where registered riders received their starter envelope and official number tag. Many riders, from London and across the UK wore vintage clothing as well as operating bicycles dating back to the Edwardian era....

Body found in search for missing man

Police searching for missing 55-year-old Christopher Barrow have found the body of a man in Swimbridge.

The body, which was discovered yesterday (Wednesday) has not yet been identified, but Mr Barrow's family have been informed.

Police units were involved in extensive searches around the Barnstaple area for Mr Barrow since Tuesday afternoon.

The police helicopter and...

Man surrenders after firearms stand off

Police have arrested a 32 year-old man in a firearm incident after a nearly four hour long standoff in Barnstaple last night (2 December).

The man was threatening to harm himself and anyone who might approach him on Castle Street from around 4pm

Police cordoned off the area closing down the Strand and the surrounding area in Barnstaple to ensure the safety of all parties....

New video link will enable police officers to give evidence without attending court

Devon and Cornwall Police is leading the way with new technology, which will allow police officers to give evidence without attending court.

The Force is introducing Live Links, which enables officers to provide testimony over a secure video link to any court in the country without leaving the station.

The new technology, which will save valuable police hours and money, is...