Devon and Cornwall Police say they are prepared to enforce the stricter Covid-19 regulations brought in this week – but hope they will not have to.
A ‘ludicrous’ algorithm for predicting housing needs, that would put hundreds of extra new homes in East Devon, is being strongly resisted by local authority planners.
This week tough new measures have been introduced by Prime Minister Boris Johnson following a national rise in coronavirus infections.
There is still time to enter a competition to find photographs that ‘capture the spirit’ of Pebblebed Heaths.
Reports of Devon residents being told to go as far away as Cardiff for Covid-19 tests have been ‘raised at the highest possible level’, according to the county’s deputy director of public health.
Face-to-face appointments are still available at Devon’s GP surgeries, but patients should contact practices by phone or online first.
Concerns about tourists bringing clusters of coronavirus to Devon’s visitor hot-spots seem to have been unfounded, according to a public health specialist.
The colony of wild beavers living on the River Otter will be allowed to stay permanently.
Two kayakers who got into difficulties in the sea off Axmouth were helped by Sidmouth’s lifeboat, which was nearby on a routine training exercise.
East Devon District Council (EDDC) has received £196,379 in the latest Government funding hand-out to help local authorities recover from the coronavirus pandemic.
‘Essential’ affordable homes for local residents look set to be built in Beer.
Leisure centres in East Devon are reopening after lockdown, with extensive precautions in place to minimise the risk of Covid-19. \\
These stunning photos of the Comet Neowise blazing a trail through the skies above East Devon were captured by Ottery photographer Alex Walton.
A new exhibition by Ottery artist Richard Kaye opens at The Malthouse Gallery in Lyme Regis in August.
Some of East Devon’s leisure centres could reopen by the end of July, following the Government’s easing of restrictions on gyms and sports facilities.
The risk of a second Covid-19 spike in Devon, following the easing of lockdown, has been played down by the county council’s chief executive.
An allegation that a group of people were threatened with a suspected firearm in the Axminster area is being investigated by police.
Devon’s household waste recycling centres will start admitting vans from today (Wednesday, June 24) - but there are limits on the amount of waste that can be brought in.
A motorcyclist has been seriously injured in a collision with a tractor near Honiton.
Staff and residents at a Seaton care home jointly walked more than 26 miles in five days to raise money for charity.
More of East Devon’s public toilets could reopen if district councillors agree to the move.
East Devon District Council has a new chairman, following the resignation of Stuart Hughes a week ago.
‘Street café culture’ could become widespread in Devon’s towns this summer, as pubs and cafes are granted permission to spread out on to paved pedestrianised areas.
The increase in the R rate of coronavirus infection in the south west ‘does not accurately reflect Devon’s local data on the ground,’ according to the director of public health for Public Health Devon.
Care home staff have been enabled to wear their PPE more comfortably during the Covid-19 lockdown, thanks to the Beer-based company Peco.
A temporary Covid-19 testing facility opens in Honiton on Monday, June 8.
Stagecoach has announced a major increase in its bus services across Devon, following the relaxation of lockdown restrictions.
The chairman of East Devon District Council has resigned from his role, claiming that the current ruling group of councillors have ‘no relevant experience, proven skills or clear and obvious plan.’
An East Devon theatre group has boosted Hospiscare with a surprise donation.
On-street parking enforcement is being phased back in by Devon County Council, but fines will not be imposed until Monday, May 25.