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Social distancing, shielding and face masks have all become part of daily life for East Devon residents in the 100 days since the coronavirus lockdown was imposed.

Tuesday, June 23, 2020

Devon is being hailed as in a good position to begin welcoming back visitors as it has one of the lowest rates of Covid-19 cases in the country.

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Wednesday, June 17, 2020

Devon had expected up to 6,000 deaths from the coronavirus pandemic but the total number is in fact 336, councillors have been told.

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Wednesday, June 17, 2020

The number of Covid-19 related deaths across Devon and Cornwall has fallen compared to last week’s figures.

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Wednesday, June 3, 2020

Vehicle restrictions at East Devon recycling centres – affecting bicycles and some vehicles with trailers – have been eased.

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Thursday, May 28, 2020

Groups of up to six people can meet outside from Monday, June 1, Boris Johnson has said.

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Friday, May 15, 2020

Devon residents are being asked to ‘think twice’ by the fire service ahead of the first weekend since coronavirus lockdown measures were relaxed.

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Friday, May 15, 2020

Motorists are being warned that some of Devon’s recycling may have to close temporarily due to safety issues with traffic queuing back onto main roads.

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Friday, May 15, 2020

Twelve East Devon organisations helping in the fight against coronavirus have received a cash boost thanks to a district and county council initiative.

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Thursday, May 14, 2020

More than a third of the East Devon public conveniences closed due to coronavirus are set to reopen.

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Wednesday, May 13, 2020

Work to build an NHS Nightingale hospital in Devon is now officially underway.

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Wednesday, May 13, 2020

The number of deaths related to coronavirus in Devon and Cornwall that took place between April 25 and May 1 has dropped by a quarter on the previous week’s figures.

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Wednesday, May 13, 2020

Devon’s schools will take ‘any action required’ in order to reopen in a safe way, says Devon County Council.

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Tuesday, May 12, 2020

The seven remaining East Devon District Council gardens - closed since the coronavirus lockdown started - will reopen from tomorrow. (Wednesday May 13)

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Monday, May 11, 2020

The annual procession of illuminated floats and flamboyance will not be coming to most East Devon towns this summer and autumn.

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Monday, May 11, 2020

There have been more than 130 confirmed cases of coronavirus across East Devon, according to government figures.

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Sunday, May 10, 2020

Green waste collections are set to resume from Monday (May 11).

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Saturday, May 9, 2020

East Devon District Council (EDDC) will receive a share of an extra £1.6billion in funding to make sure it can continue to support the community.

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Wednesday, May 6, 2020

A ‘stay away’ warning has been issued by district council leader Ben Ingham to visitors ahead of the bank holiday weekend.

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Wednesday, May 6, 2020

Join Hospiscare for a series of live music sessions to fund vital end of life care in East Devon.

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Tuesday, May 5, 2020

There have been five confirmed Covid-19 deaths in Sidmouth as well as in other East Devon areas, including Exmouth and Honiton.

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Tuesday, May 5, 2020

There were 29,648 deaths which involved coronavirus up to April 24 in England and Wales, compared to the Government’s daily figures of 27,173 at the same stage.

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Monday, May 4, 2020

The coronavirus death toll at the Royal Devon and Exeter Hospital now stands at 39.

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Monday, April 27, 2020

The coronavirus death toll at the Royal Devon and Exeter Hospital now stands at 35.

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Monday, April 27, 2020

The annual Honiton Agricultural Show has been cancelled due to coronavirus.

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Friday, April 24, 2020

Key workers and their families are now eligible for a coronavirus test under an expansion of the testing programme announced by Health Secretary Matt Hancock.

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Thursday, April 23, 2020

The overwhelming gratitude we all feel for our brave NHS heroes and other key workers is reflected in the thunderous applause which resonates throughout local communities every Thursday night at 8pm.

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Thursday, April 23, 2020

The majority of public parks and gardens, closed at the start of the Covid-19 lockdown, will be reopened across East Devon, council bosses say.

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Thursday, April 23, 2020

The coronavirus pandemic has left Hospiscare needing donations as the charity predicts losses of more than £1 million every three months during the crisis.

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Monday, April 20, 2020

The coronavirus death toll at the Royal Devon and Exeter Hospital has reached 27.

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Monday, April 20, 2020

A total of 1,300 volunteers have come forward so far to answer the call for carers to look after some of Devon’s most vulnerable residents during the coronavirus pandemic.

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Thursday, April 16, 2020

The coronavirus pandemic has led to a shortage of vital equipment such as walking frames and shower stools.

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Thursday, April 16, 2020

Those who stayed at home over the Easter bank holiday have been thanked by Devon and Cornwall Police.

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Wednesday, April 15, 2020

Councils across Devon have set up emergency funds to help community groups and local residents through the coronavirus outbreak.

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Wednesday, April 15, 2020

The overwhelming gratitude we all feel for our brave NHS heroes and other key workers is reflected in the thunderous applause which resonates throughout local communities every Thursday night at 8pm.

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Tuesday, April 14, 2020

Independent opticians across East Devon have extended their services to support vulnerable people in the community during the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Monday, April 13, 2020

The number of patients who have died at Royal Devon and Exeter Hospital having tested positive for coronavirus has reached 20.

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Thursday, April 9, 2020

Community coronavirus efforts in East Devon could be set for a £25,000 boost.

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Thursday, April 9, 2020

Devon County Council has called for holidaymakers and second home owners to stay away from the South West – and for tougher penalties if they break the coronavirus lockdown rules.

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Tuesday, April 7, 2020

East Devon is closed to tourists this Easter – that’s the message from the district council ahead of a bank holiday weekend.

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Monday, April 6, 2020

More than 1,500 claims for small business support have been made in East Devon, the district council has confirmed.

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Thursday, April 2, 2020

A coronavirus community support hub hotline has been set up for East Devon residents.

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Wednesday, April 1, 2020

The whole country is in lockdown but that doesn’t mean you cannot enjoy the little things around you while doing your daily exercise.

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Wednesday, April 1, 2020

Cranbrook building sites have ground to a halt.

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Tuesday, March 31, 2020

Council staff have been abused and accused of spreading the coronavirus while supporting vulnerable people, the leader of Devon County Council has said.

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Monday, March 30, 2020

All household waste recycling centres have been closed in Devon until further notice.

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Sunday, March 29, 2020

If your household is affected by coronavirus, any waste materials that you come in to contact with must be handled carefully, East Devon District Council has said.

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Saturday, March 28, 2020

A Devon charity is urgently appealing to the community after losing a predicted £1million due to the coronavirus pandemic.

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Saturday, March 28, 2020

A package of temporary, timely and targeted measures to support public services, people and businesses through the Covid-19 outbreak have been laid out by the Chancellor.

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Saturday, March 28, 2020

An Ottery man showed his appreciation for staff at the NHS by cutting his lawn in a distinctive style.

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