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Devon urged to shop to save lives

PEOPLE across Devon are being urged to shop to save lives, as Cancer Research UK stores re-open after three months of devastating closures.

The majority of the charity’s shops are getting back to business to tackle a shortfall in funding caused by the COVID-19 pandemic.





New guidance produced for visitors to the South West

Authored by Mary

ourism businesses, public health and local authorities from across the South of England have banded together in a broad partnership to produce guidance for visitors about COVID19.

A ‘tourist charter’ has been devised by the group, which is based on the experiences of the Isle of Wight’s recent test and trace pilot.

It gives simple advice to would-be visitors from booking...

Top 3 Quick Loans for People with a Poor Credit Rating

Authored by Mike Page

When a person applies for a loan, the chances of its approval depend on several different factors. These include work history, current job, debt to income ratio, condition of the house, and, most importantly, the credit score. The majority of the loans available out there take credit score into consideration more than anything else. And if you have applied for those loans with a poor credit...

Designers launch #MissingLiveTheatre across the UK and Ireland

Authored by News Desk

As much of the UK entertainment and hospitality industries open to customers from 4 July, theatres remain closed, unable to stage live performances. From early on in lockdown, the design community have been uncomfortably aware of the negative visual imagery and sadness around closed buildings. Theatres which are usually teeming with life feel stark and bleak, some even shut away behind hazard...

Devon Air Ambulance opens shops next week

Authored by Mary

As Devon Air Ambulance prepares to open their shops next week, they explain the significant changes that have been made to the way you can shop and to their donation of goods process.

The safety of everyone including shop staff, volunteers and supporters is paramount and they must be ‘Covid Secure’ before finally opening their doors.

The Government announced that to ensure...

East Devon District Council to re-open skate parks and multi-use games areas

Authored by Mary

Four skate parks and 12 multi-use games areas (MUGAs) will be re-opening to the public from Monday (6 July) and East Devon District Council is working towards opening some play parks too over the coming weeks as the UK gradually comes out of Coronavirus lockdown.

The district council manages 71 play areas, as well as the skate parks and MUGAs, which were all closed in March due to...

Lead agencies urge the public to stay safe this weekend

Authored by Mary

As lockdown restrictions ease further this weekend, senior politicians, public health and Police leads are urging the Devon public to stay safe.

Pubs, restaurants, some leisure facilities and tourist attractions are allowed to reopen from Saturday, so long as they adhere to national public health guidelines.

Holiday accommodation sites can also reopen, and with visitors able...

Ivybridge Navy veteran aims to reach the summit of Everest in 28 hours – without leaving home!

Authored by News Desk

Ex-serviceman Steve Malcolm will be walking/running up and down the staircase at his home in Ivybridge, Devon, 2,950 times to equal climbing the 8,848 metre height of Mount Everest and back down again, starting at 09:00 on Friday 3rd July. He is doing this to raise funds for military charity Help for Heroes which is a cause close to his heart.

Steve, 36, who joined the Navy when he...

Celebrity chef Michael Caines launches new website inviting holidaymakers to enjoy a Devon staycation

Authored by Mary

Holidaymakers looking to spend a summer staycation in Devon will soon find all the information they need at the click of a mouse.

Celebrity chef Michael Caines MBE is spearheading a new initiative which he hopes will encourage those who would usually be planning a foreign break to look closer to home.

His new website, Destination Devon, will feature guides, reviews, tips,...

BBC sets out plans to transform its local services 

Authored by News Desk

The BBC has set out plans to transform its local services in England as it seeks to serve audiences better, respond to lessons learnt during the COVID-19 crisis and make savings to tackle its financial challenges.

BBC England, home of the BBC’s local radio stations and regional TV news, will undergo a significant reinvention.

The new vision for regional and local services...

New moves to contain coronavirus in Devon

Authored by Mary

New measures to contain and reduce cases of coronavirus in Devon and safeguard the health of local people have been revealed.

They detail plans to provide a fast response to any future outbreaks of the virus across the county and help prevent it spreading.

The plans involve close partnership working between local organisations like health, councils, police, schools and care...