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Kingsbridge Food and Music Festal WILL take place in 2022
RR Rachel Roberts January 27, 2022 427

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It has been confirmed that Kingsbridge Food and Music Festival will be taking place on the 27th, 28th and 29th May 2022. This will be music to the ears...
Devon Air Ambulance have their busiest year ever
RR Rachel Roberts January 26, 2022 95

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Devon Air Ambulance have released their mission statistics for 2021 and it was the busiest year ever.
Get Your 1st, 2nd or Booster Covid Vaccines on Wednesday in Kingsbridge
RR Rachel Roberts January 24, 2022 189

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Plymouth NHS Trust would like everyone to know that Plymouth Mass Vaccination will be at South Hams Hospital on Wednesday 26 January from 2pm until 8pm offering Covid vaccinations...
Archeological Findings of interest found in Sherford
RR Rachel Roberts January 22, 2022 153

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'Archeological findings of interest' have been found in a cave in the housing development of Sherford in Plymouth (actually half of Sherford is in the South Hams so lets...
addressing Homelessness in the South Hams
RR Rachel Roberts Updated January 21, 2022 176

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Homelessness in the South Hams stretches to more that simply those sleeping rough on the streets. It doesn't take long to find a friend or neighbour in the South...
Rewilding the South Hams
RR Rachel Roberts Updated January 20, 2022 234

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The people of the South Hams have proved to be overwhelmingly in favour of increasing biodiversity and wildlife in the area. This could lead to the rewilding of 50...
Face Coverings for Students No Longer Mandatory
RR Rachel Roberts Updated January 19, 2022 158
Students in secondary schools in the South Hams and across England will not have to wear face coverings in classrooms from Thursday 20 January.
Collision in Kingsbridge Town Centre
RR Rachel Roberts Updated January 19, 2022 6124
Update #2: It has been confirmed that yesterday's collision on Prince of Wales Road outside Ilbert Road Filling Station involving a white car being driven by...
Christmas drink and drug driving higher than previous year
RR Rachel Roberts Updated January 18, 2022 108

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This years' annual drink and drug driving campaign held by Devon and Cornwall Police saw 207 arrests made. This was an increase on last year. The campaign which aims...
New Isolation Guidance
RR Rachel Roberts Updated January 17, 2022 65

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From today, 17 January, self-isolation guidance for people who test positive for COVID-19 in the South Hams and the rest of England has changed. ...
Fourteen Year Old Mischa Missing From Brixham
RR Rachel Roberts Updated January 16, 2022 1122

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A fourteen year old girl from the Brixham area who was last seen around 18.00 hours on Saturday the 15th has been reported missing. She is local to the...
Has Alabama Rot surfaced in the South Hams?
RR Rachel Roberts Updated January 19, 2022 478

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Dog owners of the South Hams have been worried this week by speculation that Alabama Rot may be in the area. 
Keeping you safe at the coast for 200 years: HM Coastguard celebrates landmark birthday
RR Rachel Roberts Updated January 15, 2022 196

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From its beginnings with coastal lookouts to today’s hi-tech national network of coordination centres, from small localised beginnings to international players – one thing has stayed the same for...
Second Home Owner Tax Loophole Closed
RR Rachel Roberts Updated January 14, 2022 1232

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Today 14 January the government have announced that they are closing the loophole that has allowed second home owners to avoid paying council tax and business rates whilst protecting...
BIG news for Kingsbridge RFC
RR Rachel Roberts Updated January 12, 2022 299

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Four South Hams' girls will be joining the England Under 18's Women's Squad.
Suspension of PCR confirmation after positive LFT
RR Rachel Roberts January 12, 2022 91

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As of yesterday; January 11 the need for confirmatory PCR tests after a positive Lateral Flow Test have been temporarily suspended.
Up to £5000 Cash Payout for Downsizing to a Smaller Home
RR Rachel Roberts January 11, 2022 115

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South Hams District Council have advised that, ‘South Hams residents are in line for a cash payout worth up to £5,000 if they downsize and free up their home...
Body found in search for John Harrison
RR Rachel Roberts Updated January 10, 2022 3122

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The body of missing man John Harrison who was last seen in the Kingsbridge area on Sunday 17 October and was believed to have entered the river on an...
New financial help for local hospitality and leisure businesses
SA Sam Acourt January 07, 2022 95
South Hams hospitality and leisure businesses impacted by the latest Omicron COVID-19 wave can now apply for financial support.
Broadband champions step up to support communities
SA Sam Acourt January 07, 2022 91

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A series of broadband webinars held by South Hams District Council to coach volunteers in how to support their local communities has been a resounding success.
Police are warning about a new scam when scammers pretend to be family members
SA Sam Acourt January 07, 2022 352

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Devon and Cornwall Police has said "please be wary of scams involving messages which seem to be from a family member/friend asking for money or vouchers".
Man accused of sexual assault has been granted bail
SA Sam Acourt January 07, 2022 271

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A man who has been charged with sexual assault and trespassing has been granted bail. 
Anonymous paramedic speaks out as ambulances wait outside A&E for as much as 7 hours
SA Sam Acourt January 07, 2022 158

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As Derriford Hospital announced an internal critical incident due to “high pressure on urgent care”, a South Western Ambulance Service paramedic has spoken out anonymously. 
Have you seen Kevin Fitzgerald?
RR Rachel Roberts January 07, 2022 121

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Police are renewing their appeal for the public’s help to locate a man who is wanted on recall to prison.
Company asks for comment on plans for 35 houses in East Allington
SA Sam Acourt Updated January 14, 2022 1086

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A company is asking for local comments as it prepares to apply for planning permission for 35 houses in East Allington.
Criminals targeting NHS Covid app to scam people out of money and information
SA Sam Acourt January 05, 2022 116

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Police are warning that criminals are using the NHS Covid Pass to target the public and convincing them to hand over money and personal information.
New Years RTC was attended by local fire crews
SA Sam Acourt Updated January 06, 2022 164

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South Hams fire crews were among those called to a vehicle driving the wrong way up the A38.
Seal rescued from Hallsands
SA Sam Acourt December 31, 2021 196

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A seal was lifted off Hallsands beach at 1pm on Thursday after developing an infected eye. 
Dartmouth Community Chest gives out tens of thousands of meals over the year
SA Sam Acourt December 31, 2021 136
Dartmouth Community Chest has released their round up of the year to thank their volunteers and businesses who work alongside them. 
Reminder: South Hams District Council's festive season waste and recycling dates
SA Sam Acourt December 30, 2021 397
South Hams District Council has reminded people of the current waste and recycling collection dates around the festive season and the flurry of bank holidays. 
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