The big four: what to expect from 2019?
Dec29

The big four: what to expect from 2019?

In our final edition of 2018, we look forward to the next year and what might await our Big teams going forward in their respective sports and competitions. We welcome back Torquay United for this one edition only (unless they get promoted of course!) to our Big team round-up. Torquay United The National League South side didn’t have a very auspicious start to the season under Gary Owers, winning just three of their first nine games....

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Councils pledge £100k for local bank
Dec14

Councils pledge £100k for local bank

Two Devon councils say they are to invest a total of £100,000 to support the creation of a new high-street, local bank ‘to support the local economy’. South Hams District Council and West Devon Borough Council said the bank, known for now as South West Mutual, would be “owned by its members and would pursue only what is in the customers’ best interests”. A briefing from the bank says that it would not be get involved...

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Flooding, heatwaves and displaced people
Dec14

Flooding, heatwaves and displaced people

Met Office releases dramatic warning over climate change People may have to be moved away from high-risk areas as climate change makes flooding more likely and more severe in the UK, the government has said. The warning came as a report by the Met Office based in Exeter found Britain would experience much wetter winters and summers as much as 5C hotter as a result of climate change. This year’s heatwave is likely to become the new...

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Exeter Athletic inflict first defeat on North Tawton
Dec02

Exeter Athletic inflict first defeat on North Tawton

This was the clash of the top two – North Tawton, the league leaders and Exeter Athletic sitting in second place with a game in hand, so there was a lot to play for. The Exeter team arrived looking very confident. It was a pretty even first 10 minutes. An early penalty to North Tawton got the score board moving with a successful kick made by James Bowden. More than ever the extra weight of the opposing pack gave the North Tawton...

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“I did just want someone to come and save me.” – Alison Hernandez
Nov30

“I did just want someone to come and save me.” – Alison Hernandez

When you think of the police force, it’s hard not to bring to your mind an image of hardened, tough, stern officers who have been moulded by each and every incident and crime they have had to deal with during their career. For people that don’t know much about the Police and Crime Commissioner role, you’d expect to meet the typical police officer but who deals with policy. This was not the person I met when I sat down with Devon and...

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