Work to start on A382 upgrade

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Work is due to start on improvements to the A382 in Newton Abbot next week (Monday 10 February).

The first phase of the £13 million Devon County Council scheme will upgrade the link from Newton Abbot to the A38 at Drumbridges roundabout.

The route is being realigned and widened between Forches Cross and Whitehill Cross, and a new roundabout will be developed at Ringslade...

Diabetes UK is looking for healthcare professionals for innovative programme in Devon

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Diabetes UK is looking for healthcare professionals from Devon to lead improvements in diabetes care. The charity is searching for healthcare professionals with a special interest in diabetes to take part in its Clinical Champions programme.

The award-winning initiative launched in 2014, in partnership with Novo Nordisk, is to address the significant variation in patient care and...

Junction improvements planned for Plymouth Road

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Plymouth City Council has approved work to upgrade junctions and reduce congestion along Plymouth Road in Plympton later this year.

The Eastern Corridor Junction Improvement Programme will see more modern and efficient signals installed, along with capacity improvements and upgraded pedestrian and cyclist facilities.

The first phase of the project will extend the right-turn...

Saltram unveils £146k plans to improve pathways in parkland

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The National Trust has teamed up with Sport England to invest £146,000 into the existing pathways at Saltram’s parkland to provide better access for their outdoor users.

The parkland at Saltram already provides access to amazing countryside which is visited by hundreds of people, who both support the Trust and value the chance to experience and enjoy the outdoors. Thanks to Sport...

Help finalise transport improvement plans for Outland Road

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Detailed plans for upgrading junctions and improving traffic flow along Outland Road will be on public display this week.

The A386 Outland Road Junction Improvements scheme will reduce congestion along Outland Road, improving journey times for motorists and service reliability for buses on this busy route. It will also improve road safety by upgrading pedestrian crossings and providing...

Funds to improve 'unacceptable' 101 service

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Devon and Cornwall’s Police and Crime Commissioner is ring fencing up to £250,000 for the Chief Constable to make immediate improvements to the 101 non emergency phone line.

The commitment comes as Tony Hogg publishes phase two of his office’s ongoing review into the 101 service, a report which also assesses the force’s progress against the initial findings from a year ago.


Green light for improvements to Derriford Hospital bus interchange

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Plans to improve Plymouth’s second busiest bus interchange have been given the green light.

Planning permission has been granted for the Derriford Hospital Interchange scheme, which will convert the existing one-way bus link to allow buses to travel in both directions.

The scheme, which is being delivered in partnership with the Plymouth Hospitals NHS Trust, will also create...

Major investment approved for city schools

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A huge programme of school improvement works at three city schools will get under way this year.

The building works totalling £1,184,500 have been approved by Council Leader Tudor Evans from the City Council’s Investment Board, to meet the cost of urgent building improvement works at Mount Tamar, Mount Wise Primary and Compton Primary Schools.

All three schools need urgent...

Improvements for walking and cycling routes

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Plymouth City Council has been awarded £2.46 million from the Department for Transport to improve walking and cycling routes to and from the Derriford area.

The project will see a total investment of £3.51 million over the next five years and deliver more than four kilometres of the city’s Strategic Cycle Network.

Improved on- and off-road cycling routes will be provided along...

Major road repairs get under way in Plymouth

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Twelve more roads in Plymouth are to get a new lease of life over the next five weeks as the first phase of resurfacing for 2015 gets under way.

Plymouth City Council is spending more than £6 million improving the city’s roads and pavements this year, supported by its commitment to invest an extra £20 million in highway repairs between 2012 and 2022.

The resurfacing works,...