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Stoke Fleming road is now open
SA Sam Acourt Updated June 24, 2022 377

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The road through Stoke Fleming is now open after exactly a month of diversions. 
Coroner releases cause of death for David 'Mad Dog' Crawford
SA Sam Acourt June 23, 2022 565
Plymouth Coroner's office has released a statement about the cause of death for David Crawford, who died on the A38 in May. 
Salcombe Regatta announces this year's royalty
SA Sam Acourt June 23, 2022 387

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Salcombe Town Regatta has released the official photos of the Regatta Royalty 2022. 
WINNERS! Four South Hams businesses are named the best in Devon at the Muddy Stilettos Awards 2022
SA Sam Acourt June 23, 2022 207
Four South Hams businesses have won their Muddy Stilettos categories and been named the best in Devon.
New electric car charging points in Dartmouth "are a step on the road to net zero"
SA Sam Acourt Updated June 22, 2022 80
The first of 80 new Electric Vehicle (EV) charge points planned for 38 public car parks across Devon are now ready for public use in Dartmouth’s Mayors Avenue Car...
Sculpture symbolising the pandemic lockdown has been unveiled in Totnes
SA Sam Acourt June 22, 2022 47

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A new sculpture symbolising the impact of the Covid pandemic and lockdowns has been unveiled in Totnes’ Lamb Garden.
SHDC announces new affordable homes in Ivybridge have been completed
SA Sam Acourt Updated June 21, 2022 140
The first homes on a new "affordable housing" development in Ivybridge have been completed.
Two local scouts are raising £4,000 to go to be able to accept their invite to the World Scout Jamboree
SA Sam Acourt Updated June 21, 2022 327

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Two local scouts have been invited to take part in the World Scout Jamboree in South Korea and are organising an orienteering event to get them on their way....
Man rescued by Salcombe RNLI returns to say thank you
SA Sam Acourt June 20, 2022 103

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A casualty rescued by Salcombe RNLI has returned to thank the team, and complete a 150-mile bike ride in aid of the charity.
WATCH as hundreds of motorbikes and trikes follow David 'Mad Dog' Crawford on his final journey
SA Sam Acourt June 17, 2022 1368

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Hundreds of bikes and a few trikes followed David 'Mad Dog' Crawford on his final journey down the A38. 
Fire crew attends crash with one vehicle on fire and a driver with chest pains
SA Sam Acourt June 16, 2022 247
Totnes Fire Crew attended a two car collision on Monday evening where one vehicle was "well alight" and the driver of the other vehicle was having chest pains. ...
Police warn about scam that cost two elderly people £20,000
SA Sam Acourt Updated June 16, 2022 215

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Police investigating reports of a phone scam which has led to two people in their 80s handing over substantial sums of money are appealing for information.
Possible people traffickers spotted at Torcross
SA Sam Acourt June 15, 2022 1266

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Police were called early this morning to reports of a boat dropping people off at Slapton Sands and taking them away in vehicles. 
Biker airlifted to hospital after collision with a lorry
SA Sam Acourt Updated June 15, 2022 2925
A motorcyclist has been airlifted to Derriford after a collision with a lorry this morning. 
Alleged rape in Kingsbridge
SA Sam Acourt Updated June 15, 2022 1995

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A rape was alleged to have taken place in Kingsbridge last night. 
Two South Hams beaches are named in list of 'top trending beaches'
SA Sam Acourt June 14, 2022 450

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Mill Bay Beach in East Portlemouth and Bantham Beach have been named in the top ten 'trending beaches' in a Wanderlust report. 
Salcombe RNLI attends four shouts in four days
SA Sam Acourt Updated June 13, 2022 194
Salcombe RNLI are called to a missing person, a stranded vessel, a capsized gig and a medical evacuation in the space of just four days. 
Two more men charged with murder
SA Sam Acourt Updated June 12, 2022 2119
Police have charged two more men with murder following the A38 death of David Crawford.
District councillor calls out "dismal collection service" and "flimsy excuses" after meeting
SA Sam Acourt June 10, 2022 287
South Hams District Councillor John Birch has said that FCC Environment delivered a "dismal collection service" and "flimsy excuses" after a special meeting to discuss their conduct. ...
Kingsbridge has made it to the national finals of the Britain In Bloom competition
SA Sam Acourt Updated June 12, 2022 102
Kingsbridge In Bloom has been chosen as one of only six national finalists of the 'Small Town' category of the Britain In Bloom competition. 
Salcombe Swimming Pool is open and is telling people to use it or lose it
SA Sam Acourt Updated June 09, 2022 531

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Salcombe Swimming Pool is now open for the summer, but residents have been told to use it or lose it. 
Special meeting to discuss "disappointing and disgraceful" bin collection held today
SA Sam Acourt Updated June 08, 2022 459
District councillors have expressed their anger at FCC Environment at a special meeting to discuss the wide-ranging issues with bin collection. 
SHDC demands waste contractor rectify the current situation
SA Sam Acourt Updated June 08, 2022 840
South Hams District Council has written to FCC Environment "demanding that they rectify the situation as a matter of priority".
Man attacked by hammer in supermarket car park
SA Sam Acourt Updated June 07, 2022 3989

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A man has been arrested after allegedly assaulting another man with a screwdriver. 
Fire service urges proper maintenance of netting after bird rescue
SA Sam Acourt June 06, 2022 135

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"If these measures were installed and maintained properly, we would have no need to attend incidents like this" said spokesperson after bird rescue. 
Fire crews battle lorry fire
SA Sam Acourt June 06, 2022 335
Fire crews from Totnes attended a large vehicle fire in the Higher Lillisford area.
Devon Air Ambulance celebrates success of first public training days in Totnes
SA Sam Acourt Updated June 05, 2022 79

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More than 120 people attended the first two Devon Air Ambulance CPR and defibrillator training sessions. 
Fire crew rescues trapped seagull
SA Sam Acourt Updated June 03, 2022 138
Totnes Fire Crew rescued a seagull from a roof, and urged the public not to attempt similar rescues themselves. 
HRH The Duke of Kent presents Salcombe RNLI Lifeboat crew with Gallantry Awards
SA Sam Acourt Updated June 02, 2022 247

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Three Salcombe RNLI crewmembers were honoured by HRH The Duke of Kent for risking his life to save the lives of two sailors. 
Rubbish day affected by Jubilee Weekend - check your collection dates
SA Sam Acourt June 01, 2022 130
The Jubilee Bank Holiday Weekend will affect your waste collection day - check your collection dates.
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