Good progress on repairs to Austin’s Bridge at Buckfastleigh

Authored by Mary

Repairs to Austin’s Bridge at Buckfastleigh are underway and progressing well. The Grade Two Listed Bridge, which dates from 1749, was damaged during Storm Dennis in February and has been closed since then as a safety precaution. Two separate scaffold platforms have been erected over the course of the past week. These scaffolds are not only supporting the men’s working platform, but they have...

Plymouth MP outraged after incinerator waste plan "uncertainty"

Authored by News Desk

A Plymouth MP has expressed deep concerns about the disposal of waste from the Plymouth incinerator, after Devon County Council rejected plans for the ash to be transported to Whitecleave Quarry, near Buckfastleigh.

Alison Seabeck, MP for Plymouth Moor View says she wrote twice to the incinerator operating company MMV to "seek reassurance that there was a plan B in case their...

Police concerned for welfare of missing Buckfastleigh woman

Authored by Matthew Vizard

Police are concerned for the welfare of Jacqueline De Young a 51-year-old woman who left her home address in Buckfastleigh, Devon during Saturday afternoon (5 October 2013). It is believed that she left in her vehicle, a black Mitsubishi Colt convertible registration WF07 VGY.

Police have described Ms De Young as a white female, five foot one inches tall, with straight shoulder length...

Devon adds its voice to MMR campaign

Authored by Matthew Vizard

Devon’s Director of Public Health is urging parents to ensure their children have had their MMR (Measles, Mumps and Rubella) vaccinations, following a measles outbreak in Wales.

Dr Virginia Pearson’s message is part of a national joint campaign between the Association for Directors of Public Health, Public Health England – the government organisation responsible for immunisation; and...

Police appeal for information on missing 18-year-old

Authored by Anonymous

Police are still concerned for the welfare of 18-year-old Jamie Grewal, who has gone missing from the Ivybridge area.

He was last seen on Friday afternoon, 4th January after having a drink with friends after work in the Abbey Inn pub at Buckfastleigh during lunchtime.

He was then dropped-off in Ivybridge around 1.30pm to 2pm.

He has not been seen or heard from since...

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