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This is West Country
£1.1 traffic calming scheme in Tiverton gets the greenlightA TRAFFIC calming scheme near a Tiverton school, which includes 20mph zones in
£1.1 traffic calming scheme in Tiverton gets the greenlight
This is West Country / Posted 3 hours ago
A TRAFFIC calming scheme near a Tiverton school, which includes 20mph zones in Blundell’s Road and Blundell’s Avenue, has today been backed by the county council’s ruling cabinet. The estimated £1.1m scheme includes raised tables at the main... Read more
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North Devon Gazette & Advertiser
School must pay for their own crossing patrolsNorth Devon’s schools facing the loss of their lollipop patrols from this autum
School must pay for their own crossing patrols
North Devon Gazette & Advertiser / Posted 6 hours ago
North Devon’s schools facing the loss of their lollipop patrols from this autumn after council decision today (Friday North Devon schools will have to pay for their own lollipop crossing patrols if they want them to continue. Devon County Council’s... Read more
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North Devon Gazette & Advertiser
Devon care visits ‘last just 15 minutes’ Some home carers 'do not even have time for conversation' claims Unison Unis
Devon care visits ‘last just 15 minutes’
North Devon Gazette & Advertiser / Posted 9 hours ago
Some home carers 'do not even have time for conversation' claims Unison Unison claims home carers don’t always even have time for a conversation during brief visits to elderly and disabled A union is... Read more
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North Devon Gazette & Advertiser
Cash strapped North Devon Council welcomes rural funding boostNew North Devon Council has welcomed news of extra rural funding from central
Cash strapped North Devon Council welcomes rural funding boost
North Devon Gazette & Advertiser / Posted 2 days ago
New North Devon Council has welcomed news of extra rural funding from central government. Local councils are set to receive more central government support to help ease the effects of... Read more
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Daily Mirror
Mum fined for taking kids out of school says holidays were MORE educationalA mum fined for twice taking her kids out of school has hit out - claiming the
Mum fined for taking kids out of school says holidays were MORE educational
Daily Mirror / Posted 3 days ago
A mum fined for twice taking her kids out of school has hit out - claiming the trips were MORE educational than a day in the classroom. Furious Zara Heal, 28, has been ordered to pay £120 after taking Cody, eight, and Miley, six, for two short stays... Read more
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North Devon Gazette & Advertiser
North Devon businesses asked to give views on link road usageNew The Gazette has launched the A Better Link for North Devon campaign to hel
North Devon businesses asked to give views on link road usage
North Devon Gazette & Advertiser / Posted 4 days ago
New The Gazette has launched the A Better Link for North Devon campaign to help speed up improvements to the North Devon Link Road and highlight just how crucial it is to the region and... Read more
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North Devon Gazette & Advertiser
Businesses asked to give views on link road usageNew The Gazette has launched the A Better Link for North Devon campaign to hel
Businesses asked to give views on link road usage
North Devon Gazette & Advertiser / Posted 4 days ago
New The Gazette has launched the A Better Link for North Devon campaign to help speed up improvements to the North Devon Link Road and highlight just how crucial it is to the region and its... Read more
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Daily Mirror
Mum horrified after daughter, 4, branded overweight by school nursesSamantha Stroud, 29, insists her daughter Honey-Rose does not have "an ounce of
Mum horrified after daughter, 4, branded overweight by school nurses
Daily Mirror / Posted 4 days ago
Samantha Stroud, 29, insists her daughter Honey-Rose does not have "an ounce of fat on her". School nurses at Brixington Primary Academy in Devon reached the conclusion after taking the youngster's measurements for a government monitoring... Read more
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North Devon Gazette & Advertiser
Barnstaple Taw Bridge closed to all trafficThe new bridge in Barnstaple. Pic: Tony Howells The Taw Bridge in Barnstaple h
Barnstaple Taw Bridge closed to all traffic
North Devon Gazette & Advertiser / Posted 4 days ago
The new bridge in Barnstaple. Pic: Tony Howells The Taw Bridge in Barnstaple has closed to all vehicles as wind speeds reach 70mph. To send a link to this page you must be logged in. Barnstaple’s Taw Bridge has been closed to all traffic this... Read more
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North Devon Gazette & Advertiser
Pictures and Video: Gale force winds blow off part of civic centre roof Gale force winds blew off part of the original annex roof at the civic centre
Pictures and Video: Gale force winds blow off part of civic centre roof
North Devon Gazette & Advertiser / Posted 4 days ago
Gale force winds blew off part of the original annex roof at the civic centre in Barnstaple. Picture: Matt Smart Part of annex roof found in staff car park To send a link to... Read more
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North Devon Gazette & Advertiser
Prepare for more roadworks in Barnstaple next weekNew Devon County Council will be carrying out works in Barnstaple from Monday
Prepare for more roadworks in Barnstaple next week
North Devon Gazette & Advertiser / Posted 5 days ago
New Devon County Council will be carrying out works in Barnstaple from Monday with temporary traffic lights in place. To send a link to this page you must be logged in. Expect delays in Barnstaple... Read more
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North Devon Gazette & Advertiser
New Link Road is ‘vital’ for North Devon’s future – MPNew North Devon MP Peter Heaton-Jones is backing calls for a better North Devo
New Link Road is ‘vital’ for North Devon’s future – MP
North Devon Gazette & Advertiser / Posted 8 days ago
New North Devon MP Peter Heaton-Jones is backing calls for a better North Devon Link Road. North Devon MP Peter Heaton-jones explains why he’s backing the Gazette campaign for a Better Link for... Read more
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North Devon Gazette & Advertiser
Bideford Town Council moves Mill Street resurfacing a step furtherNew Mill Street in Bideford. Picture: Sarah Howells Councillors are putting t
Bideford Town Council moves Mill Street resurfacing a step further
North Devon Gazette & Advertiser / Posted 11 days ago
New Mill Street in Bideford. Picture: Sarah Howells Councillors are putting together plans to apply for funding to resurface Mill Street in Bideford. Bideford Town Council will be... Read more
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North Devon Gazette & Advertiser
North Devon Link Road plans move up a gearDevon County Council is putting forward a business case for the development of
North Devon Link Road plans move up a gear
North Devon Gazette & Advertiser / Posted 18 days ago
Devon County Council is putting forward a business case for the development of the North Devon Link Road. Picture: Andy Keeble Cash confirmed for council to start building a scheme to redevelop the A361/A39 Work to get North Devon Link Road ready... Read more
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This is West Country
VIDEO: Somerset County Council joins adoption partnershipSOMERSET County Council has joined Adopt South West, a partnership of adoption
VIDEO: Somerset County Council joins adoption partnership
This is West Country / Posted 20 days ago
SOMERSET County Council has joined Adopt South West, a partnership of adoption agencies made up of charities and local authorities from across the region. These include Barnardo’s, Devon County Council, Families for Children, Plymouth City Council,... Read more
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North Devon Gazette & Advertiser
The future of Roundswell is revealed How Roundswell could expand in the future Foot bridge application shines a l
The future of Roundswell is revealed
North Devon Gazette & Advertiser / Posted 21 days ago
How Roundswell could expand in the future Foot bridge application shines a light on how Barnstaple suburb will appear in years to come The future shape of Roundswell in Barnstaple has been revealed as plans are... Read more
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This is West Country
Material World to help Devon schoolchildren help to save the planetSCHOOLCHILDREN across Devon are being offered the tools to help them help save
Material World to help Devon schoolchildren help to save the planet
This is West Country / Posted 22 days ago
SCHOOLCHILDREN across Devon are being offered the tools to help them help save the planet with the launch of the ‘Material World’ educational resource. ‘Material World’ encourages pupils in Devon to take action to preserve the world’s precious... Read more
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This is West Country
Job seeker's claimants in Mid Devon falls 12 per centTHE number of unemployed people in Mid Devon fell dramatically over the last ye
Job seeker's claimants in Mid Devon falls 12 per cent
This is West Country / Posted 22 days ago
THE number of unemployed people in Mid Devon fell dramatically over the last year, dropping 12 per cent. In December 2014, 386 people were claiming job seeker’s allowance, with that number having now fallen to 340. In particular, the number of 16... Read more
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North Devon Gazette & Advertiser
Parents consulted on Pilton Community College plan to join ‘multi-academy’ trust Pilton Community College in Barnstaple. Picture: Andy Keeble Barnstaple scho
Parents consulted on Pilton Community College plan to join ‘multi-academy’ trust
North Devon Gazette & Advertiser / Posted 23 days ago
Pilton Community College in Barnstaple. Picture: Andy Keeble Barnstaple school bids to become first secondary school member of Devon-wide primary academy... Read more
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North Devon Gazette & Advertiser
North Devon motorists urged to stay safe on ‘coldest night of the year’New Temperatures set to dip well below freezing tonight (Tuesday) Devon Count
North Devon motorists urged to stay safe on ‘coldest night of the year’
North Devon Gazette & Advertiser / Posted 24 days ago
New Temperatures set to dip well below freezing tonight (Tuesday) Devon County Council’s gritting teams are preparing for the coldest night of the season so far with the... Read more
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This is West Country
Council announce emergency flood fund for DevonA NEW emergency fund to support communities at risk of flooding has been announ
Council announce emergency flood fund for Devon
This is West Country / Posted 28 days ago
A NEW emergency fund to support communities at risk of flooding has been announced by Devon County Council. The Devon Emergency Community Flood Resilience Fund will make funds of up to an initial £2,000 available, via town and parish councils or... Read more
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North Devon Gazette & Advertiser
Gritters out in North Devon with possibility of snow and iceNew Temperatures are expected to fall in the coming days Up to 2cm of snow co
Gritters out in North Devon with possibility of snow and ice
North Devon Gazette & Advertiser / Posted 29 days ago
New Temperatures are expected to fall in the coming days Up to 2cm of snow could fall on Exmoor tonight (Thursday) and temperatures are set to drop tonight and tomorrow morning. Gritters... Read more
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North Devon Gazette & Advertiser
Roundswell foot bridge plans lodged The approximate location of the proposed new bridge. Devon County Council se
Roundswell foot bridge plans lodged
North Devon Gazette & Advertiser / Posted 30 days ago
The approximate location of the proposed new bridge. Devon County Council seeks permission for a £2.6m bridge across the A39 Plans have been lodged for a £2.6million ‘bridge to nowhere’ over the North Devon Link... Read more
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North Devon Gazette & Advertiser
Devon council tax will go up to pay for care services £6.5m will be raised for adult social care costs in Devon County council agr
Devon council tax will go up to pay for care services
North Devon Gazette & Advertiser / Posted 30 days ago
£6.5m will be raised for adult social care costs in Devon County council agrees to take up Government’s offer of an extra two per cent this year Devon County Council’s share of council tax... Read more
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North Devon Gazette & Advertiser
Successful first months for Torridge Academy in BidefordNew Devon County and Torridge District Councillors meet teachers at Torridge A
Successful first months for Torridge Academy in Bideford
North Devon Gazette & Advertiser / Posted 30 days ago
New Devon County and Torridge District Councillors meet teachers at Torridge Academy, including principal Rowland Eno (second right). Picture: TIDYEYEPR New Bideford school set up for former... Read more
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North Devon Gazette & Advertiser
Council closes A386 for 10 weeks for structural repairsNew The M5 has been closed in both directions at Bridgwater. Devon County Cou
Council closes A386 for 10 weeks for structural repairs
North Devon Gazette & Advertiser / Posted 1 months ago
New The M5 has been closed in both directions at Bridgwater. Devon County Council is closing the A386 at Weare Giffard for 10 weeks to carry out structural repairs. The A386 between Bideford... Read more
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North Devon Gazette & Advertiser
Council closes A386 for 10 weeks after landslideThe M5 has been closed in both directions at Bridgwater. Devon County Council
Council closes A386 for 10 weeks after landslide
North Devon Gazette & Advertiser / Posted 1 months ago
The M5 has been closed in both directions at Bridgwater. Devon County Council is closing the A386 at Weare Giffard to carry out structural repairs after landslide at Weare Giffard. The A386 between Bideford and Torrington is being closed for 10... Read more

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