North Devon

Enterprise Centre becomes "Node" as construction completed

Enterprise Centre becomes "Node" as construction completed

Authored by News Desk
Posted: Wed, 02/03/2021 - 5:25pm

Construction of the Enterprise Centre on the outskirts of Barnstaple has been completed.

Main contractor ISG – appointed to the scheme via the Southern Construction Framework (SCF) – has constructed the Enterprise Centre at Devon County Council’s Roundswell Enterprise Park development, and today formally handed over the building to TownSq who will be running the centre on behalf of the County Council.

The centre has been designed to offer flexible office accommodation for small and medium size businesses that are looking to grow, and TownSq has a proven track record in...

Stagecoach SW announces major uplift to bus services

Authored by News Desk
Posted: Sun, 06/07/2020 - 10:39pm

Stagecoach South West has announced that, in light of the recent government announcement to relax retail restrictions, from 14th June 2020 they will be introducing a major uplift to their services with some of routes returning to their normal timetables. The bus operator has confirmed changes have been made on board their vehicles to enable social distancing to take while travelling with them. To allow passengers to travel safely, some of their seats are blocked off to enable people to sit at least 2 metres away from each other.

Mike Watson, Managing Director of Stagecoach South...

Work starts on Enterprise Centre for northern Devon

Authored by David Banks
Posted: Mon, 01/20/2020 - 3:15pm

The Enterprise Centre is the “gateway building” at Devon County Council’s emerging Business Park development at Roundswell, near Barnstaple.

The centre, which will offer high quality office and collaboration space, is expected to be completed by the end of this year (2020). It will provide tailored support for entrepreneurs and small and medium sized businesses that have potential for high growth and innovation, and is complementary to Petroc’s new Centre for Technology & Innovation Excellence (CoTIE) and Institute of Technology.

An expert operator will deliver the...

Dog friendly winter breaks in North Devon

Authored by Claire Small
Posted: Fri, 11/02/2018 - 10:43am

It's much quieter in and around the North Devon coastline during the autumn and winter months, into early spring. The roads, beaches, surf, golf courses, paths, trails and pubs are quieter. The heat, lush green and, at the same time, sun washed colours of summer have been replaced by the cool, moody tones and crisp colours of autumn and winter. It's a great time to visit North Devon with your dog.

Although some holiday cottages aren't available during the winter months, there are still plenty to choose from for your stay in North Devon. This is especially so during the week....

Tour of Britain: East Devon spectators guide

Authored by News Desk
Posted: Mon, 08/27/2018 - 10:11am

Spectators have 174km (108miles) of Devon’s roads to choose from when it comes to watching the Devon Stage Tour of Britain on Monday 3 September.

The race is being hosted by Devon County Council, supported by East Devon District Council and North Devon Council and working with Cranbrook Town Council and Barnstaple Town Council. Stage 2 of the race starts in one of the UK’s newest towns, Cranbrook in East Devon and finishes in Barnstaple, North Devon. Crowds are being tipped to exceed 2016’s record of 260,000 spectators that lined the route in Devon. And once again the advice is to...

Police appeal after spate of dog thefts

Authored by News Desk
Posted: Thu, 12/21/2017 - 9:40am

Police are appealing to the public for information following several reports of theft of dogs from North and South Molton.

The first incident happened at the kennels on The Square in North Molton on Friday 15 December between 9am and 5pm.

Three dogs were all pedigree cocker spaniels. The first dog was a small female seven-year-old black Devonshire Faith spaniel, the second dog was an 18-month-old black Hillside Harriet female with a white bib, and the third dog was a gold Badgeberry Troufseau Hope spaniel. It is believed that a person or persons unknown entered the kennels...

Scripts for Supper present The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe

Event Date: 
08/12/2017 - 7:00pm to 10/12/2017 - 6:00pm
Tapeley Park

Coming to Tapeley Park barn near Instow this weekend 8th and 9th December at 7pm and 10th December at 2pm!

Scripts for Supper is brought to you by MasterChef Semi-Finalist Annie McKenzie, following two 5* runs of our inaugural theatrical dining experience Twelfth Night in London earlier this year and features in Hello! Magazine, Luxury London and Devon Life, our Arts Council Funded Christmas production The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe will follow Peter, Susan, Edmund and Lucy through the wardrobe and into the land where it is always winter and never Christmas.

A six...

Cannabis seized during farm drug bust

Authored by News Desk
Posted: Thu, 02/16/2017 - 12:03pm

Police in North Devon have seized around £250,000 worth of cannabis following execution of a warrant in North Devon last Friday (10th February).

Acting on local intelligence, officers from the Force Support Group (FSG), along with support from the local policing team executed a warrant to search a farm north of Okehampton.

Police discovered an underground, purpose built cannabis factory and seized equipment and cannabis with a street value of around £250,000.

Two men have been interviewed and are assisting Police with their enquiries. One of these men, a 37-year-old...

21 pubs on the 21 bus route guide

Authored by Mary Youlden
Posted: Fri, 08/05/2016 - 10:01am

Stagecoach South West has joined forces with the North Devon Campaign for Real Ale (CAMRA) to produce a new guide to visiting some of the region’s best pubs by bus.

’21 pubs on the 21 bus route’ includes pubs perfect for families, pubs with history, pubs with live music or sports and ones that serve great food. Of course, it goes without saying, that all pubs featured also carry a great selection of real ales.

The pubs are all located on, or close to, Stagecoach’s flagship 21/21A North Devon Wave bus service, connecting Ilfracombe, Braunton, Barnstaple, Bideford and...

Trust supports Armed Forces Day

Northern Devon Healthcare NHS Trust (NDHT) is proud to support Armed Forces Day (25 June). The day is a chance to show support for the British Armed Forces community.

Staff at the Trust have been getting involved with the national #SaluteOurForces campaign, by sharing pictures of themselves saluting the armed forces on social media. The best will be featured on the Trust website. The Trust is also ‘flying’ the British flag on posters and TV screens as a mark of respect for our troops.

The Trust has already been recognised nationally for its commitment to supporting the...