Devon County Council gears up for Storm Ciaran

Devon County Council is gearing up for Storm Ciaran, which is forecast to reach the UK this Wednesday night into Thursday.

The worst of the storm is expected to track the English Channel, but with the Met Office predicting heavy rain and strong winds, Storm Ciaran's impact is likely to be felt across Devon and Cornwall.

And with trees still in full leaf, and the ground...

The UK’s most haunted cities revealed ahead of Halloween 

With Halloween season in full swing, Leonardo Hotels has taken a deep dive into Brits’ supernatural beliefs to uncover which cities in the UK are the most haunted.

Brits’ supernatural beliefs

Collected data, from Leonardo Hotels, shows that 62% of Brits believe in the supernatural, with a third (30%) believing in the existence of ghosts.

This is followed by 12%...

Darts Farm Nominated for Two National Awards

Darts Farm puts Devon on the culinary map with nominations for two national awards

Darts Farm is thrilled to announce that they have been shortlisted for two categories in the 2023 Food and Travel Awards. They have been nominated for the Local Hero Award and their new flagship restaurant, The Farm Table, is in the running for the Best Restaurant Outside of London .

Michael Dart, who runs Darts Farm alongside his brothers, James and Paul, and his son George, comments...

Stagecoach South West announce minor timetable changes across the South West

To coincide with the end of the summer season we are introducing some minor timetable changes across the network.

Timetables are available to download from stagecoachbus.com

North Devon Areas

Service 21/21A (Ilfracombe to Westward Ho! / Appledore via Barnstaple and Bideford)

Service 21C (Barnstaple to Croyde Bay / Georgeham via Braunton)


NHS Devon top in England for care home Covid vaccinations this autumn

Devon is leading the country on the percentage of care home residents already vaccinated against COVID-19 this autumn. Over 76% of care home residents in Devon have received their COVID-19 jab, this is the highest percentage in England.

The winter vaccine roll-out began on the 11 September 2023 and 155,236 COVID-19 vaccinations and 185,492 flu vaccinations have been given in Devon to...

Spooktacular trail at The Donkey Sanctuary this October

This October, visitors to The Donkey Sanctuary in Sidmouth can explore the sanctuary with the Haunted Hay Bales Halloween Hunt.

By following clues on their trail sheet, people will be able to search for the hidden Neddie characters around the sanctuary, while meeting some of the friendly resident donkeys along the way.

Perfect for all the family, and a great excuse to get...

Help us make Devon and Cornwall #NoPlaceForDrugs

Devon & Cornwall Police is appealing to local communities to report drug-related crime and activity so they can target offenders and keep local communities safe.

Drug-related crime and other associated offences, including theft and violence, has a significant impact on communities and tackling them remains a force priority.

Every year the Force takes action to disrupt...

Get set for a Doggy Day Out at Exeter Racecourse

Canine event specialist A Doggy Day Out will bring the immensely popular Big Bark to Exeter Racecourse for the very first time on Saturday 7th October. The event was due to take place earlier in September but was sadly turfed by poor weather. Thanks to their dogged determination to create a fun day out for dog owning families locally, a new date is set, and everyone is keeping everything...

Devon Carers Tackle Epic 26-mile Hike for Dementia

A trio of carers from Bluebird Care New Devon took on a gruelling hike to raise money for Alzheimer’s Society, raising over £1,000 for the important cause.

Frankie Rowe (Head of Care), Megan Chilton (Deputy Manager) and Danielle McGahey (Senior Carer) completed Alzheimer’s Society’s ‘Trek26’ challenge to walk 26 miles across the South Devon Coast in one day.

The team from...

Engagement events to be held for communities hit by flash floods

Communities impacted by the recent flash floods are being supported with a series of drop-in sessions over the coming weeks. Initial investigations have found that more than 200 homes were flooded during the torrential rainfall on Sunday 17 September. As part of the ongoing flood recovery efforts, Devon County Council, East Devon District Council, Exeter City Council, South Hams District...