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Council leader says it is "crucial" to separate the issues with FCC Environment from the national shortage of LGV and HGV drivers
SA Sam Acourt August 25, 2021 339
The Leader of South Hams District Council's Executive, Cllr Judy Pearce, has said it is "crucial that we separate the issues that FCC Environment had with the roll out...
Police are asking people to only call 999 in an emergency
SA Sam Acourt August 24, 2021 165

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Devon and Cornwall Police have asked people to only call 999 in an emergency as the number of calls grows "significantly". 
SHDC opposition group calls for termination of recycling contract
SA Sam Acourt Updated August 25, 2021 439
The group of opposition councillors at South Hams District Council today released a statement saying that they plan to call for the cancellation of the current waste contract. ...
SHDC has won a Regulatory Excellence Award for supporting businesses during Brexit
SA Sam Acourt August 23, 2021 208

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South Hams District Council has scooped a Regulatory Excellence Award for supporting businesses during the EU-transition.
Bestselling author celebrates launch of her latest book with live talk
SA Sam Acourt August 22, 2021 192

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International best selling author Ann Cleeves is returning to Kingsbridge to celebrate the launch of her latest book The Heron’s Cry. 
Salcombe RNLI called out seven times in a week
SA Sam Acourt Updated August 21, 2021 316

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Salcombe RNLI has been called out seven times in a week.  
Totnes fire crew attend waste fire alongside five other stations
SA Sam Acourt Updated August 20, 2021 278
Totnes and Plymstock fire crews attended a blaze at Chelson Meadow Recycling Centre in Plymstock on Wednesday. 
SHDC has moved to separate two reasons for recycling issues currently plaguing the council
SA Sam Acourt Updated August 18, 2021 452
South Hams District Councillor John Birch released a statement that said that FCC Environment "still fails to fulfil its contractual obligations" and it was time for the contractor to...
Woman left in tears after confrontation over disabled parking spaces
SA Sam Acourt Updated August 20, 2021 1851
A young woman with a rare progressive genetic disorder says she was left “in tears” after a confrontation with a man who parked his campervan across all the disabled...
Young child found washing his sister's hair in a pub bathroom "there is no home for us"
SA Sam Acourt Updated August 17, 2021 1212

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A brief encounter with a child has brought the housing crisis in the South Hams into sharp relief for one Kingsbridge resident. 
SHDC suspends garden waste collections for at least four weeks
SA Sam Acourt Updated August 16, 2021 500

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South Hams District Council's recycling and waste contractor, FCC Environment, has asked the council to suspend all garden waste collections from today.
Police are searching for a missing teenager from Newton Abbot
SA Sam Acourt Updated August 20, 2021 272

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Police are appealing for the public’s help to locate a 17-year-old girl missing from the Newton Abbot area who may be further afield, possibly in the Plymouth or South...
21 different fire stations have responded to a barn fire
SA Sam Acourt August 13, 2021 759
More than 20 fire stations responded to a barn fire in Stokenham invloving 100 bales of straw.
Ongoing "serious and tragic" incident in Plymouth
SA Sam Acourt Updated August 13, 2021 789

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Five people and the shooter are dead after tragic incident in Plymouth.
Following dog rescued by the coastguard, plea to keep pets on leads on cliffs
SA Sam Acourt Updated August 12, 2021 305

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A member of staff at the East Soar Outdoor Experience posted on social media to plead with dog owners to keep their pets on a lead as "yet another...
Driver shortages still causing issues with waste collections
SA Sam Acourt August 12, 2021 372
South Hams District Council is "experiencing disruption to some waste and recycling collection services due to driver shortages".
Car catches fire in Totnes
SA Sam Acourt August 11, 2021 275

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Totnes Fire crew were called to a car on fire in Lower Cobberton. 
Police warn farmers and small holders to review their farm security
SA Sam Acourt August 11, 2021 275

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Devon and Cornwall Police Rural Affairs Team is reminding farmers and small holders to "review their farm security as we move through the summer months".
Crash on the A38 blocks road, Land Rover crashes through barrier
SA Sam Acourt Updated August 11, 2021 4307

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A Land Rover has left the A38 as police search the area for the driver. 
KCC celebrates "fantastic achievements" as A-Level results are released
SA Sam Acourt Updated August 10, 2021 340
Principal pays tribute to students' "fantastic achievements" during a year of "uncertainty and disruption" as Kingsbridge Community College Sixth Formers receive their results. 
Fire crews called to barbecue, generator and car on fire
SA Sam Acourt August 10, 2021 448

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Dartmouth and Kingsbridge Fire Stations were called to a barbecue on fire, which later spread. 
Team GB win bronze in the Women's Hockey final
SA Sam Acourt Updated August 06, 2021 250

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Team GB, including Kingsbridge hockey star Giselle Ansley, have won the bronze medal against India in the Tokyo 2020 final. 
Social prescribing project pauses as it hopes for funding to continue its work
SA Sam Acourt August 05, 2021 214
Not-for-profit organisation South Hams Area Wellbeing has had to pause its operations while it waits to see if it can secure long-term funding to continue its work. ...
Asian street food, live music and fun for the whole family - and its for charity!
SA Sam Acourt August 04, 2021 467
South Devon’s first Asian Street Food and Music Festival is coming to the South Hams, in support of Cancer Research UK and Childrens’ Hospice South West. ...
SHDC invites people to take part in consultations on a range of subjects
SA Sam Acourt August 04, 2021 246
South Hams District Council is running a series of consultations that "give residents and local businesses a chance to have their say on council decisions that will influence everyday...
Kingsbridge hockey star Giselle Ansley battles for the bronze medal with GB team
SA Sam Acourt Updated August 06, 2021 332

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Team GB's women's hockey team are battling for the bronze medal in the early hours of Friday morning. 
Police appeal for witnesses after fatal crash on the A38
SA Sam Acourt Updated August 02, 2021 635

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Police are appealing for witnesses after a fatal incident at Deep Lane, Plympton. 
Parrot stuck in tree is rescued by fire fighters
SA Sam Acourt August 02, 2021 189

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A parrot has been rescued by fire fighters after getting stuck in a tree. 
Car drives up wall - fire service attends
SA Sam Acourt Updated August 02, 2021 403

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Kingsbridge Fire Station crews attended an incident where a car had "left the road and ridden along a small wall". 
Police ask people to "play your part in making this summer in our region safe, respectful and successful for all"
SA Sam Acourt July 30, 2021 213

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Devon and Cornwall Police wants people to "play your part in making this summer in our region safe, respectful and successful for all" as the school holidays begin and...
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