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East Devon care at home service is ‘fully recruited’

By |2019-06-26T19:09:29+00:00April 16th, 2019|News, Recent|

The East Devon Care at Home Service otherwise known as ‘rapid response’ is at present, “fully recruited”, Devon County Council senior officers confirmed at the most recent Health and Adult Care Scrutiny Committee meeting. Councillors at the meeting, which was [...]

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Hugo Swire says I need to be more honest and stop playing political games… !

By |2019-06-26T19:08:27+00:00April 16th, 2019|News, Recent|

I get a right of reply in next week’s East Devon press. I will enjoy putting that together! Here’s Sir Hugo’s column… https://www.exmouthjournal.co.uk/news/east-devon-mp-sir-hugo-swire-column-1-5997739?fbclid=IwAR0ll7QGKAsHOOz-u4JOCB9QM2amyfX88ICnz4kmKYK8qdO35aJZNdItfhU

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Exmouth Community College forced to ask parents to help contribute funds

By |2019-06-26T18:58:24+00:00March 22nd, 2019|News, Recent|

This is an absolute shocker. Exmouth Community College is so starved of funds it is asking parents to contribute. The story was covered by BBC Spotlight last night, prompted by concerned parent, Louise MacAllister. The Department of Education has issued [...]

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Petition to urge the government to revoke Article 50

By |2019-06-26T18:50:28+00:00March 22nd, 2019|News, Recent|

Concerned about the impact of Brexit I have campaigned for a 2nd referendum now for over a year. But Mrs May would rather waste parliamentary time and use it instead to blackmail and bribe her colleagues with a no deal [...]

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Online newspaper launches in East Devon

By |2019-06-26T18:54:01+00:00February 28th, 2019|News, Recent|

A new online newspaper has just launched in East Devon. The plan is that Nub News will be a presence in each East Devon town including Ottery St Mary. Currently, it is operating in and around Exmouth but is interested [...]

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Devon County Council votes down backing a people’s vote and a no deal Brexit

By |2019-06-26T18:43:59+00:00February 21st, 2019|News, Recent|

Devon County Council conservative group today voted down calling on the government to hold a people’s vote as well as urging the government to avoid a no-deal Brexit. Very disappointingly, Cllr Martin Shaw’s motion and amendment was only supported by [...]

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Devon County Council backs climate change emergency but stops short of committing to 2030 deadline

By |2019-06-26T18:33:46+00:00February 21st, 2019|News, Recent|

Devon County Council voted through a motion this afternoon, which declared a state of climate emergency in Devon, but stopped short of backing a deadline of 2030 for the county to become carbon neutral. Well over one hundred protesters demonstrated [...]

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Over £13m is shaved off Devon County Council budget, as government withdraws its core funding

By |2019-06-26T18:30:44+00:00February 19th, 2019|News, Recent|

Councillors will vote on a historic budget at Thursday’s Devon County council full meeting - the final budget to include the revenue support grant - the government’s core funding. To put it into perspective, the Conservative government’s austerity programme has [...]

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Exeter’s homelessness problem is worse than ever, says charity

By |2019-06-26T18:26:53+00:00February 15th, 2019|News, Recent|

The rise in homelessness is a direct result of the government’s austerity policies, cuts to benefits, less support available and huge cuts to all the authorities who are supposed to be looking out for homeless people ... I had a [...]

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9000 trees to be planted in Ottery!

By |2019-06-26T18:20:03+00:00February 15th, 2019|News, Recent|

Wonderful news! This is especially relevant on a day of national action on climate breakdown ....where incredibly over 600 student protesters gathered outside Devon County Council’s offices to make government, especially ours, aware that it MUST do SOMETHING to avoid [...]

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