South Hams Blog & Local Member News

If you're looking for the latest news and stories about selected local businesses and places of interest, you can read about them below. Need inspiration for a day out? Check out our month-by-month Events pages for the all the latest goings-on. Want to find out more about our beautiful South Hams? Then look no further than Explore - our guide to the district's towns, villages, beaches and attractions.

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Recent News

SHDC urges people to use outside recreation spaces
Category: General News
This summer, South Hams District Council is suggesting residents might want to avoid the busy crowds and take the...
Ivybridge by-election, we hear from the candidates
Category: General News
Ivybridge residents can elect their South Hams District Councillor in May, so we decided to find out more about...
Police and Crime Commissioner elections, the candidates talk to us
Category: General News
We can elect our Devon and Cornwall Police and Crime Commissioner in May, so we decided to find out...
Devon County Council candidates tell us about themselves
Category: General News
You can elect your Devon County Councillor in May, so we decided to find out more about who was...
Dog is rushed to the vets after being bitten by an adder
Category: General News
A cocker spaniel named Henry was rushed to the vets after being bitten by an adder near Little Dartmouth....
Stabbing in Totnes last night, updates as we get them
Category: General News
A stabbing occurred in Totnes last night, one man has been arrested, no others are sought.
Ivybridge teenagers are praised for their kindness
Category: General News
Young people from Ivybridge are being praised for their kindness and responsibility after a flurry of good deeds. ...
Police are appealing for witnesses after man hit by car
Category: General News
Police are appealing for witnesses after a man is left with "serious injuries" after being hit by a car....
Kingsbridge Show 2021 cancelled
Category: General News
Kingsbridge Show 2021 has been cancelled. 
Could you be a puppy walker for the police?
Category: General News
Devon and Cornwall Police are looking for a puppy walker to look after one of their new trainee police...
Prime Minister comes to Dartmouth
Category: General News
Prime Minister Boris Johnson attended Britannia Royal Naval College today, watching the latest class of cadets pass out as...
Dog owners urged to keep pets on leads as another sheep is attacked
Category: General News
Dog owners are reminded that it is lambing season and dogs should be kept on leads around livestock as...
Advice for driving in the South Hams lanes
Category: General News
Now lockdown is easing we have started welcoming visitors to our beautiful part of the world. ...
Body found in search for missing man
Category: General News
A body has been found in the search for a man missing from Burgh Island. 
Some polling stations have changed for the May elections - check yours here
Category: General News
Several of the South Hams’ local election polling stations are changing this year – see if your polling station...