Devon businesswoman launches petition to stop essential retailers capitalising on non-essential items

A Devon women has started a petition as part of a bid to raise awareness of the plight of small independent businesses selling non-essential items.

Nicky Edmunds, along with her husband Paul, is the owner of two independent shops called Insideout, based in Exeter and Tavistock, selling gifts and homewares.

She is calling on the Government to recognise that large retailers...

Police fair funding fight goes to Number 10

Tony Hogg’s campaign for Fair Funding for Devon and Cornwall Police - the largest ever engagement exercise by a police and crime commissioner – culminated yesterday (Tuesday 15 September) when he handed in an 8,568 signature petition to 10 Downing Street.

The petition, which asks the Government to consider the unique challenges faced by Devon and Cornwall – geographically the largest...

Health campaigners stage protest in Plymouth

Health campaigners from Plymouth protested outside the constituency offices of local MP Johnny Mercer today, over his refusal to accept letters signed by hundreds of his constituents at his constituency office, calling on David Cameron to use his veto to protect the NHS from irreversible privatisation.

Campaigners from Plymouth were planning to hand in hundreds of letters from...