North Devon

Partial view of the existing Collacott solar array on land adjacent to the proposed new solar farm

CPRE Devon set to object to plans for a ‘monstrous’ solar farm - Devon’s biggest to date - straddling a major tourist route

Authored by sharon goble

The Devon branch of the countryside charity CPRE says the proposal to build a massive solar farm between Barnstaple and Bideford in North Devon, on agricultural land adjoining the touristic route to Newquay, is nothing short of ‘monstrous’.

Bristol-based Aura Power has submitted an application to build a solar installation to the west and north-east of Litchardon Cross, sited between...

Stagecoach South West announces major uplift to bus services

Authored by News Desk

Stagecoach South West has announced that, in light of the recent government announcement to relax retail restrictions, from 14th June 2020 they will be introducing a major uplift to their services with some of routes returning to their normal timetables. The bus operator has confirmed changes have been made on board their vehicles to enable social distancing to take while travelling with them...

Construction suppliers work together to support North Devon District Hospital

Authored by Devon news

With companies across the region pulling together to support the wider community during the Covid-19 crisis, RGB Building Supplies is thanking product supplier RODO Ltd and Toolbank Exeter for helping it collect personal protective equipment. This has, in turn, been passed on to North Devon District Hospital to help the NHS staff working hard there.

The builders merchant was able to...

Work starts on Enterprise Centre for northern Devon

Authored by Mary

The Enterprise Centre is the “gateway building” at Devon County Council’s emerging Business Park development at Roundswell, near Barnstaple.

The centre, which will offer high quality office and collaboration space, is expected to be completed by the end of this year (2020). It will provide tailored support for entrepreneurs and small and medium sized businesses that have potential...

Countryside campaigner CPRE Devon flags up concerns over plans for a huge new solar farm near Barnstaple

Authored by sharon goble

The Devon branch of the Campaign to Protect Rural England (CPRE Devon) is urging its members in North Devon and other interested parties in the area to attend a public exhibition next week to find out about plans for a massive solar installation to the south-west of Barnstaple.

CPRE Devon has learnt that Bristol-based Aura Power is considering developing a huge new solar farm on a site...

Winners of four gold awards to attend Plymouth Pavilions Wedding Fayre

Authored by JSmith

Ocean Kave wedding venue offers a completely unique experience for those who want to indulge in a little slice of Devon’s coastline on their special day. Set in a secluded location in Westward Ho! within 60 acres of private headland and in an area of outstanding natural beauty. The unique and magical ‘Kave’ and outside gazebo available for wedding ceremonies have so much to offer and truly are...

Scripts for Supper present The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe

Coming to Tapeley Park barn this Friday and Saturday 8th and 9th December at 7pm and 10th December at 2om!

Brought to you by MasterChef Semi-Finalist Annie McKenzie Scripts for Supper present 5* theatrical dining experiences. Our Christmas production, The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe will follow Peter, Susan, Edmund and Lucy through the wardrobe and into the land where it is always winter and never Christmas.

Expect a six course Narnia themed feast featuring toast and butter with Mr Tumnus, hot chocolate and Turkish Delight with the White Witch, freshly caught fish and...

Dodgy DVD eBay seller prosecuted

Authored by News Desk

A Barnstaple man has been handed an eight month sentence, suspended for two years, after admitting to selling fake DVDs, phone covers and clothing online.

Appearing at Exeter Crown Court, Shaun Ryan, aged 34 of Wool Barn Road, pleaded guilty to six charges of selling and possessing counterfeit goods.

The case was brought by Devon and Somerset Trading Standards Service after a...

A dark day and bright night at Meeth Quarry

Authored by Mary

Devon Wildlife Trust together with the North Devon Astronomical Society are inviting members of the public to join them for a unique viewing of the solar eclipse followed by star gazing at Meeth Quarry nature reserve.

The event will take place on Friday 20 March. Experts will guide visitors through the solar eclipse using professional equipment.

From 8am onwards the North Devon...

‘Fairy’ found on North Devon coast

Authored by Mary

A new variety of sea anemone has been found off the coast of north Devon. Just 6mm tall, the tiny animal was spotted by retired teacher Robert Durrant in Hele Bay, near Ilfracombe.

But it took an international exchange of emails and photos before the anemone was identified as a new variety. As it lacks a common name, Robert has proposed calling the small, pretty creature the ‘fairy...

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