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North Devon Football League returns this weekend - North Devon Gazette

The North Devon Football League returns on Saturday, with 61 teams battling it out across the four divisions. With last season's Premier champions Ilfracombe Town promoted to the South West Peninsula League, the Bluebirds' reserve side join the top flight. Read More...

North Devon Link Road reopens after crash between car and lorry - North Devon Gazette

Update 4.40pm: The North Devon Link Road has now re-opened following an earlier collision. There are reportedly still delays in the area. Anyone with information or dashcam footage is asked to contact the police on [email protected] quoting the log ... Read More...

Firefighters sent to free child stuck in his cot in South Molton - Devon Live

Firefighters had to free a one-year-old child from a cot this afternoon. Devon & Somerset Fire & Rescue Service were called to a property in Ash Drive in South Molton at 12.15pm today. A youngster had his legged trapped in the bars of a cot. Read More...

North Devon foodbanks in 'urgent' need of donations - North Devon Gazette

... Devon Foodbank is in urgent need of supplies due to a high demand on the service. The charity, which provides emergency food parcels to those in crisis, said it has run out of certain foods. Foodbanks in Barnstaple, Bideford, Ilfracombe and South ... Read More...

Every crash reported on notorious A361 North Devon Link Road since 2000 - Devon Live

A blood and organ courier for Devon Free Wheelers was involved in a crash on the A361 North Devon Link Road. Police investigated the collision which occurred at around 8.30pm at Ash Mill Hill, near South Molton. Volunteer rider Mick Scaife was left ...and more » Read More...

Charity auction organised for North Devon link road crash victims - Devon Live

... Devon link road on Sunday, July 30. The following day there was yet another horrific crash on the road this time claiming the lives of a mother a two children, all of whom were on holiday in the area from Milton Keynes. South Molton in North Devon ... Read More...

Police appeal for dashcam footage from day of fatal Link Road collision - North Devon Gazette

Tributes have been paid to Keira Ball, aged nine, who died in a collision on the North Devon Link Road on Sunday. ... Keira Ball, from South Molton, died in Bristol Children's Hospital two days after the collision on the A361 near West Buckland on July 30. Read More...

Uninsured motorist without a full licence drove ex-wife's car - Devon Live

A man who has not passed his driving test took his estranged wife's keys and drove away in her car. Rodney Thorne, 38, of Stichpool Farm, South Molton, pleaded guilty to two motoring offences. He appeared at North Devon Magistrates' Court on Friday and ... Read More...

'Link road did not cause fatal crashes' says investigator - Devon Live

Sgt Ollie Tayler, lead investigator with the Devon roads policing department, said people need to look at their own driving habits if collisions such as those on Sunday and Monday are to be avoided. On Sunday a crash near the West Buckland junction on ...and more » Read More...

North Devon Show cancelled after torrential rain - ITV News

The agriculture show, which was supposed to get underway on Wednesday, has been pulled because of recent heavy rain which has partially flooded the site in South Molton. Thousands of people attend the one-day event near Barnstaple. It's one of the ...and more » Read More...

Fire fighters urge people to be 'more observant' around derelict buildings - North Devon Gazette

Crews from Devon and Somerset Fire and Rescue Service were called to a derelict building fire in Wellington, Somerset, and another in Bideford on Saturday. The Bideford blaze saw crews from Bideford, Barnstaple, South Molton and Torrington, plus an ...and more » Read More...

Call for government to improve 'dangerous' A361 link road after three serious crashes - Devon Live

The leader of North Devon Council has promised to keep pressing the government and county council on plans to improve the "dangerous" link road after three serious crashes occur in one week. Councillor Des Brailey met with Dave Black, head of planning, ...and more » Read More...

North Devon Show is back this week - North Devon Gazette

Stagecoach buses will be running to the showground from Barnstaple Bus Station (service 786), Torrington School Lane (771) and South Molton Square (777) throughout the day. The foodhall offers a fabulous display of produce and there is plenty to see ... Read More...

'Dangerous' Link Road is 'not fit for purpose' says North Devon MP - Devon Live

He said the fight for a safer link road must now "redouble" and that he would be restating the case for major investment at the earliest opportunity. Mr Heaton-Jones said: "My thoughts are with the relatives and friends of the three people tragically ...and more » Read More...

Fire crews tackle barn blaze - North Devon Gazette

Grain in the barn was 'well alight'; with multiple fire crews working hard to ensure the blaze did not spread to a neighbouring large diesel tank. Devon and Somerset Fire and Rescue Service teams from Chulmleigh, South Molton and Witheridge, plus a ... Read More...