cars

Plans to install 30 electric vehicle charging points to go before full Council

Plans to install up to 30 rapid electric vehicle charging points across several district car parks are set to be discussed at the next full council meeting.

East Devon District Council’s (EDDC) Cabinet enthusiastically backed the proposals, for the Innovate UK funded Exeter Rapid Charging Project at an urgent meeting called specifically to consider that project. The report was also...

Measures introduced to support walking and cycling

A number of measures to support walking and cycling have been introduced or proposed as part of the second phase of Emergency Active Travel Funding projects.

Devon was awarded almost £1.3 million from the Department for Transport to provide safer routes for pedestrians and cyclists following the reduction of public transport capacity due to social distancing requirements during the...

car park

Revealed: The most unusual car parks in the UK

Parking a car is usually considered an annoying yet necessary chore. However the UK boasts unique structures, stunning scenery and haunting historical buildings - some of which just happen to be car parks.

hiyacar - the unique car-sharing platform - has teamed up with YourParkingSpace to uncover the most 'out of the ordinary' place to park a car. The top 10 includes the most north-...

Drivers can help shape Devon's low carbon future in electric vehicle questionnaire

Drivers are being asked to help deliver a network of electric vehicle (EV) charging points across Devon by revealing their driving habits and attitudes towards EV in an online questionnaire.

Devon County Council (DCC) is working with district councils and the private sector on two projects which aims to deliver more than a 100 EV charging points across Devon.

Now DCC has...

Devon Air Ambulance expands service to patients with two Critical Care Cars

From 2 March, when poor weather or maintenance prevents Devon’s emergency aircraft from flying, two new Critical Care Cars mean our critical care teams can still provide specialist life-saving care by road. In the Autumn 2018 Budget, the Chancellor of the Exchequer announced £10 million in capital funding for air ambulance services.  Devon Air Ambulance applied for £226,061 of this fund, to...

Two emergency calls an hour about dogs in hot cars during recent heatwave

The RSPCA received more than 300 calls - that’s two calls an hour - last week, during a mini heatwave which swept across England & Wales.

The animal welfare charity received 317 reports of animals in hot environments, the majority of which were dogs that had been left in hot cars, from Monday 28 May to Sunday 3 June - when temperatures hit the mid 20s. Advice is that people should...

Dogs die in hot cars campaign launched

Twelve organisations have teamed up to spread an important message among dog owners this summer.

Rescue and rehoming charities, veterinary associations, police, and welfare organisations are all working together to ensure owners know the dangers the warm weather can pose to dogs over the summer months.

The RSPCA receives thousands of reports of dogs suffering from heat exposure...

South West Classic Car Show comes to Redlake

Classic buses, cars and vintage vehicles to take over heritage building at Redlake – 23rd July 2016

Fundraising and income generating for the charity set up to help young people – The Eddystone Trust – continues at The Clay Factory, Redlake (5 minutes from Endsleigh) with yet more varied events.

Following the massive success of last year’s inaugural Christmas Extravaganza,...

South West Classic Car Show comes to Redlake

Classic buses, cars and vintage vehicles to take over heritage building at Redlake – 23rd July 2016

Fundraising and income generating for the charity set up to help young people – The Eddystone Trust – continues at The Clay Factory, Redlake (5 minutes from Endsleigh) with yet more varied events.

Following the massive success of last year’s inaugural Christmas Extravaganza, which saw over 450 stallholders host some 3,500+ visitors, different types of events are being held throughout the year to encourage visitors to view the building as a hub for the community and a great...

RAC warns of a long ‘Bad’ Friday on the roads this Easter

The RAC Breakdown Cover team is warning anyone planning to getaway this Easter to expect a long ‘Bad’ Friday on the roads as over five million motorists take to their cars for some well-earned time away.

RAC Traffic Watch data shows a total of 16.8m car journeys will be made over the Easter weekend as people make the most of the long weekend visiting family and friends or enjoying a...

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