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A woman enjoys the sunshine on Instow Beach - Credit: Graham Hobbs

Rare Amber heat warning issued as UV index sky-rockets Members Public

A rare amber warning has been issued by the Met Office as temperatures soar across the UK in an intense heatwave. It comes into force on Sunday, July 17, and covers much of the UK and means the high temperatures could lead to ‘widespread impacts on people and infrastructure’. Devon

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Seven Red Arrows flying in formation - Credit: William Warby

Red Arrows to fly over North Devon this weekend Members Public

As if a weekend full of Jubilee festivities wasn’t enough, North Devon locals will also catch sight of the world-renowned RAF display team, the Red Arrows. After their Trooping the Colour flypast over Buckingham Palace, the Hawk fast-jet aerobatic team made their way up to the Midlands for a

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RNLI invite teams to compete in Boat Pull competition Members Public

Appledore RNLI is inviting teams of four to enter their 2022 Boat Pull fundraising competition next month. Taking place on Saturday, June 26 on Westward Ho! beach, teams will be tasked with pulling a 100kg Laser Pico dinghy, complete with a mast and launching trolley, around a course on the

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Met Office declare yellow thunderstorm and flood warning Members Public

A yellow thunderstorm warning has been issued across the South West, lasting until the early hours of tomorrow morning. All areas of Devon are covered by the warning, with storms set to start at 8pm on Sunday evening, continuing through the night until 5am on Monday. Lightning strikes and heavy

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Simon Weston speaks to a packed ballroom at The Barnstaple Hotel - Credit: Ami Wyllie

Falklands hero Simon Weston inspires local veterans Members Public

Simon Weston recounts his last surgeryOn Wednesday evening (May 11), veterans and service men from across North and Mid Devon gathered at the Barnstaple Hotel to hear Falklands conflict veteran, Simon Weston, recount his life 40 years on from the explosion that left him with severe burns. Simon was serving

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Teams of four are invited to enter the RNLI Boat Pull competition on June 26 - Credit: Simon Ellery

RNLI invite teams to compete in Boat Pull competition Members Public

Appledore RNLI is inviting teams of four to enter their 2022 Boat Pull fundraising competition next month. Taking place on Saturday, June 26 on Westward Ho! beach, teams will be tasked with pulling a 100kg Laser Pico dinghy, complete with a mast and launching trolley, around a course on the

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Livestock classes at The North Devon Show are now open for entries - Credit: North Devon Show

North Devon Show announces grand return Members Public

Organisers for The North Devon Show have announced that the agricultural event will return this summer after a two-year absence during the coronavirus pandemic. Taking place on Wednesday, August 3, the show will celebrate the region’s rural, agricultural and equestrian heritage, while providing entertainment and activities for all ages.

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Glen Tor Hotel was destroyed in the fire on April 22 - Credit: John Mackenzie

Arson attack destroyed Ilfracombe hotel Members Public

A fire that destroyed Glen Tor Hotel in Ilfracombe last month has been confirmed as an arson attack by Devon and Somerset Fire and Rescue.   Call handlers received over 30 calls from locals who spotted smoke and flames billowing from the derelict property on April 22. Crews from 14 fire

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