Devon & Cornwall come together in bid for overseas visitors

The announcement of an investment of £5 million to boost international tourism in the South West has been broadly welcomed by Devon tourism authority Visit Devon. Official figures show the county saw a 39% growth in international visitors across Devon in 2013, with increased numbers also expected for 2014.
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Cutting VAT on tourism to 5% will boost Torridge and West Devon’s economy by £5.3m says Geoffrey Cox MP

Geoffrey Cox, MP for Torridge and West Devon, is backing a national campaign calling for the Chancellor to cut VAT on tourism from 20% to 5%, which would result in a £5.3m boost to the local economy.

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Devon wild beavers to be released after being found free of disease – Friends of the Earth Reacion

Commenting on news that Devon’s wild beavers will be allowed to stay on the River Otter after being found clear of the disease Echinococcus multilocularis, Friends of the Earth campaigner Alasdair Cameron said: “This is fantastic news for everyone who fought to save these beavers.

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5p fuel discount get go-ahead for EX53

Commenting on the news that the 5p fuel rebate scheme for postcode area EX53 has been given final approval by the EU, North Devon MP Nick Harvey has said:  “I’m very pleased the fuel rebate for the Lynton and Lynmouth area for has been given full and final EU approval, with the discount set to come in at the end of May.

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