The Devon and Cornwall Police budget is to be cut by £2.8m.
Plymouth’s Labour MP Alison Seabeck is backing Ed Miliband for the Labour Party leadership battle.
Expert cider-makers from Tavy and Tamar Apple Group, the National Trust, Dartmoor National Park and Endsleigh Gardens Nurseries will be at Yelverton Village Hall to share their knowledge on apple growing and cider production on Friday, June 11, at Yelverton Village Hall. Tickets, priced at £2, can be bought from Ward and Chowen’s office in the village. For more details, call 01822 841309.
Plans for three schools in North Devon are under threat. Moves to modernise Chulmleigh Community College, Marland Special School in Torrington and Ilfracombe Arts College will be reviewed by the new Conservative Lib Dem government as it aims to cut spending.
An England World Cup song has been penned by Chris Hoban director of music at St Peter’s School, Lympstone. Some 185 pupils between seven and 13 are lined up to sing the song Kings of the World.
Despite hope from town officials, Exmouth didn’t meeting the Marine Conservation Society’s recommendations for swimming. Other beaches that did include Sidmouth and Sidmouth Jacob’s Ladder, Sandy Bay, Shaldon and Teignmouth Holcombe.
The new Devon County Council chair is Okehampton County Councillor Christine Marsh. Vice chair is Dartmouth and Kingswear county councillor Jonathan Hawkins.