Bonfire guidelines: Council urges all to consider more environmentally friendly alternatives

There has been an increase in the number of people having bonfires across East Devon, prompting a call for residents to remain respectful to their neighbours and consider more environmentally friendly ways of disposing their waste.

Bonfires are not the best disposal method for waste, so really should be a last resort. Not only can they be risk to the person overseeing it but also...

Public urged to delay bonfires and firework displays as firefighters set to strike

Fire chiefs have urged the public to postpone any plans for domestic firework displays or bonfires as firefighters prepare to walk out this evening in a strike over pension and retirement ages.

Members of the Fire Brigades Union (FBU) are staging a four and a half hour strike on Friday 1 November between the hours of 6.30 and 11pm, and further two hour action on Monday (4 November)...