Supermarket helps schools to feed self-isolating pupils
Nov19

Supermarket helps schools to feed self-isolating pupils

copyright – Anthony Devlin/PA Wire Morrisons has launched a new meal delivery service for schools that are feeding primary school children who are self-isolating. The supermarket is working with schools to provide children who would normally be eligible for free school meals with breakfast, lunch and snacks, seven days a week – for as long as they are self-isolating. Many school children are being asked to self-isolate due to...

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Prisoners to make ‘people-powered homes’
Nov18

Prisoners to make ‘people-powered homes’

Too many people leaving prison have no money, no skills and no home to go to. They end up homeless or re-offending, or both, and back in prison. This has shocking impacts on people’s lives and on the wider community. It is known as the revolving door of reoffending; a vicious circle that also costs the Criminal Justice System over £18 billion a year. There are no winners. Agile Homes is a people-centred business with a social impact...

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Campaigners request response over climate inaction
Nov17

Campaigners request response over climate inaction

More than 20 campaigners in the Torridge and West Devon constituency are accusing their MP, Geoffrey Cox, of failing to address their concerns. The group all share a belief that the Government is not doing enough to combat the climate and nature crises. And they say they have been trying to persuade Mr Cox to acknowledge their concerns since June. However, despite lobbying the MP by email, letters and telephone calls the campaigners...

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Funding boost to tackle gang culture in the South West

A pioneering project that helped bring down an emerging culture of gangs and violence in young people in South Devon will continue its good work thanks to a £900,000 investment by the Chief Constable and Police and Crime Commissioner. This is the first of a series of prevention programmes being supported by the new Prevention of Serious Violence initiative. The Turning Corners Project was a government-funded scheme that ended earlier...

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Safe and Warm fund aids Devon’s emergency doctors
Nov13

Safe and Warm fund aids Devon’s emergency doctors

Dr Angus Macdonald, Dr Fred Declerck, Dr Marc Epps, Dr Lauren Weekes, Dr David Hillebrandt, Dr Thomas Owens, Dr Ian Higginson, Dr Simon Fairclough Emergency volunteer doctors working to keep people in Devon safe are ready for the winter months after funding has allowed them to purchase specialist head torches to carry out vital, and often lifesaving, procedures. BASICS Devon, which provides pre-hospital emergency medical care through...

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