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Man charged for "nonpayment" of parking charge, despite having proof
SA Sam Acourt June 12, 2021 243

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A parking company is continuing to chase a customer for an unpaid parking ticket, despite being able to prove with online banking that the charge was paid. ...
Woman receives injury from used needle in public toilets
SA Sam Acourt June 11, 2021 456
A woman has had to undergo "months of blood tests" following an injury from a used needle in the public toilets in Totnes. 
FCC Environment releases new statement following SHDC meeting
SA Sam Acourt Updated June 11, 2021 151
The company in charge of the new Super Recycling Service for SHDC has released a new statement following yesterday's council meeting. 
PCC assures public that G7 will not get in the way of ‘business as usual’, despite police asking people to use online reporting to ease pressure
SA Sam Acourt June 10, 2021 137
Police and Crime Commissioner has "assured the public" that G7 will not get in the way of "business as usual", despite police asking people to use online reporting to...
Figurehead that "heralded the start of the season" is back on display in Salcombe
SA Sam Acourt June 10, 2021 534

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A local piece of seafaring history is back on display again in Salcombe this summer, after the homeowner received permission to re-erect the ship’s figurehead back in its original...
Super Recycling System is still failing 1,000 households a day
SA Sam Acourt June 10, 2021 195
The Super Recycling System run by FCC Environment on behalf of SHDC is still failing 1,000 households a day according to South Hams Councillor Julian Brazil. ...
KCC student wins regional young filmmaker award and is on to the finals
SA Sam Acourt Updated June 09, 2021 109
A Kingsbridge Community College Sixth Form student has won the Rotary Club's Devon and Cornwall Young Filmmaker competition and is entered into the national final. ...
Little train hit by vandalism two nights in a row - but perpetrators have vowed to pay for damages
SA Sam Acourt Updated June 10, 2021 1031
The little train in Kingsbridge has been hit by vandalism twice in two days, but the perpetrators have been identified and have vowed to pay for the damage. ...
Thousands of pounds of tools stolen from Torr Quarry, £500 reward offered for information
SA Sam Acourt Updated June 07, 2021 326
A £500 reward has been offered for any information relating to the theft of thousands of pounds worth of tools over the weekend. 
Police urge people to be aware of scams after 3 people lose £77k in the South West
SA Sam Acourt Updated June 04, 2021 217

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Devon and Cornwall Police are investigating phone scams in the South West after three victims were conned out of more than £77,000. 
Burst water main collapses road
SA Sam Acourt Updated June 04, 2021 267

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The road between Sorley Cross and Stumpy Post Cross has been closed due to a burst water main and a collapsed road. 
SHDC is asking people to check licenses if they are thinking about buying a puppy
SA Sam Acourt June 03, 2021 159

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With the rise in dog ownership since lockdown, the price of puppies has increased dramatically, meaning that sadly, so has the number of people willing to cut corners to...
Joint Local Plan team are set to help other councils digitise their plans
SA Sam Acourt June 03, 2021 109
The team behind the Joint Local Plan at South Hams District Council, West Devon Borough Council and Plymouth City Council, has been selected to be part of the Pathfinder...
Salcombe RNLI congratulates its youngest ever Lifeboat Helm
SA Sam Acourt June 02, 2021 375

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George 'Chad' Yeoman, 20, has become Salcombe RNLI's youngest ever Lifeboat Helm.
Helicopter airlifts two casualties after boat capsizes
SA Sam Acourt Updated June 02, 2021 247
The Coastguard Rescue Helicopter airlifted two casualties from Landcombe Cove after their boat capsized. 
Car overtakes on blind bend and smashes into oncoming vehicles
SA Sam Acourt Updated June 03, 2021 3630

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A car has overtaken traffic on a blind bend and smashed into oncoming vehicles but, amazingly, there doesn't appear to be any serious injuries. 
Memorial event held in memory of Councillor David May
SA Sam Acourt Updated May 28, 2021 206
A memorial event has been held in Woodlands Park to remember South Hams District Councillor David May, a long-serving and much respected Ivybridge councillor, who died in December last...
Councillor says "levels of incompetence are jaw dropping" surrounding new Super Recycling Service
SA Sam Acourt Updated May 28, 2021 1322

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South Hams District Councillor Julian Brazil has said the "levels of incompetence are jaw dropping" surrounding the new Super Recycling Service, which he called "a shambles". ...
Property suffered "100% smoke damage" after fire in kitchen
SA Sam Acourt May 27, 2021 251

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Three fire engines were called to Brixton on Saturday following reports of a kitchen fire in a house. 
Lucky escape for a dog who fell off a cliff
SA Sam Acourt Updated May 27, 2021 221

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A dog has been reunited with its family after local rescue teams saved its life following a fall off a cliff. 
Is your caravan or trailer road safe?
SA Sam Acourt May 26, 2021 155

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Police launch campaign to remind caravan and trailer owners to undertake safety checks are undertaken before you hit the road.
New electric vehicle charging points are part of SHDC's push to be carbon-neutral by 2050
SA Sam Acourt Updated June 03, 2021 179
South Hams District Council says it has secured an "additional £600,000 in Green Homes Grants" and is planning on installing electric vehicle charging points to help tackle climate change....
SHDC has "adapted" motorhome plans after 700+ responses to consultation
SA Sam Acourt May 25, 2021 267
South Hams District Council says it has "adapted" its proposed plans after "listening to [more than] 700 responses" received in the Motorhome consultation. 
SHDC announces new chairman
SA Sam Acourt May 21, 2021 230

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South Hams District Council has announced a new chairman, the civic leader for the council, at the Annual Council Meeting. 
Norsworthy Photography is awarded two bronze awards in latest competition
SA Sam Acourt Updated May 24, 2021 161

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Local photographer Martyn Norsworthy has come away from the Guild of Professional Photographers Image of the Month competition with two bronze awards. 
Neighbourhood Watch launches Protect Your Pooch campaign
SA Sam Acourt May 20, 2021 225

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In response to the increased fear of pet theft, Neighbourhood Watch has launched their Protect Your Pooch campaign.
Council to prosecute developer over continued work at Lock's Hill
SA Sam Acourt Updated May 19, 2021 611

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South Hams District Council are "gathering the necessary evidence to prosecute" after work continues at Lock's Hill despite a temporary stop notice. 
Pop-Up Campsites on private land: South Hams District Council explains what is and isn’t allowed
SA Sam Acourt May 18, 2021 304

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2021 is the year of the staycation, with record numbers of visitors predicted to head to the South Hams over the coming months. With some local people expected to...
Police assigns inspector to combat dog thefts in the region
SA Sam Acourt May 18, 2021 219

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Devon and Cornwall Police are paving the way in the region by appointing a dedicated dog theft lead.
Trucks too big as new Super Recycling system causes chaos across the South Hams
SA Sam Acourt Updated May 18, 2021 659

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Trucks being too big for the lanes in the South Hams has been one of the problems causing problems in the South Hams as the Super Recycling service is...
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