Run 4 Rosie is back – with a difference
Feb26

Run 4 Rosie is back – with a difference

© Sarah Clarke Run 4 Rosie is back, but this year things will be a little bit different due to the global pandemic. Over the course of March 2021 Chagford Runners are inviting you to join in the Run8 Nomin8 Don8 challenge! Whether it is running 8 miles or km, 8 halves or marathons, 8 walks or cycles the challenge is on – to complete an 8 of your choice! Run 4 Rosie was launched back in March 2019, by the Webber family and Chagford...

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Government inspectors praise Fire service’s response to the pandemic
Feb25

Government inspectors praise Fire service’s response to the pandemic

Chief Fire Officer Lee Howell Government inspectors have praised Devon and Somerset Fire and Rescue Service’s commitment to maintaining its emergency response to the public during the coronavirus disease pandemic. Her Majesty’s Inspectorate of Constabulary and Fire and Rescue Services (HMICFRS) also praised the Service’s support to the NHS and communities. This included working with the ambulance service to enable firefighters to...

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Could your local churchyard be the best in Devon this year?
Feb24

Could your local churchyard be the best in Devon this year?

During the pandemic, Devon’s residents have appreciated the green spaces around their churches like never before and now Devon CPRE is inviting churches of all denominations to enter this year’s competition to find the ‘Best Churchyard’ in the whole of the county. Following a year with little to celebrate, Devon CPRE applauds the volunteers helping to maintain and ‘green up’ Devon’s churchyards. During the challenging months of...

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Devon & Cornwall railways – Beeching fund latest
Feb23

Devon & Cornwall railways – Beeching fund latest

Bude community groups bid for Government funds toinvestigate restoring the rail line from Bude to Okehampton An artist’s impression of what the future could hold – a modern train is superimposed on a retro image of old Bude station Three Bude community groups have united to seek Government funding to support the reintroduction of a railway line between Bude and Okehampton via Holsworthy. Connect Bude, Bude Climate Partnership and Bude...

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The COVID-19 vaccination rollout: a triumph of logistics and NHS staff pulling together for local communities
Feb22

The COVID-19 vaccination rollout: a triumph of logistics and NHS staff pulling together for local communities

PIP RUBBRA, NURSE PARTNER AND NURSING TEAM MANAGER AT OKEHAMPTON MEDICAL CENTRE, GIVING A COVID-19 VACCINATION TO A PATIENT LAST WEEK – Copyright Mike Rego By Mike Rego The rollout of the Government’s mass vaccination campaign across the country has by all accounts been a triumph of logistics, with some 17 million vaccinations having been given so far, approximately 25% of the UK population, and a very real chance that by the...

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