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Torbay Children's Services rated 'Good' after 'remarkable transformation' Members Public

Children’s services in Torbay have undergone a 'remarkable transformation' and are now officially ‘good’ according to a new report (writes Joe Ives - LDRS). The findings by Ofsted [Office for Standards in Education, Children’s Services and Skills] follow an inspection in the two weeks to Friday, April 1.

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Eighteen covid infections in Torbay care homes Members Public

Residents and staff in six Torbay care homes currently have covid, the leader of the council has announced (writes Joe Ives - LDRS). Speaking at a meeting called the ‘annual council’, its equivalent of an AGM, on Tuesday [17 May] Councillor Steve Darling (Lib Dems, Barton with Watcombe) said the

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Opposition leader at Devon County Council steps down after eight years Members Public

The opposition leader at Devon County Council is stepping down after more than eight years in the role. Councillor Alan Connett, who is also the leader of Teignbridge District Council, has served as leader of the Liberal Democrat group since December 2013. He will be replaced by his current deputy,

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Over £1 million pledged to transform children’s mental health in Devon Members Public

A new fund, launched in memory of Juliet Garmoyle, aims to transform children’s mental health support in Devon and the South West of England. The Juliet Garmoyle Fund was launched in March at her memorial service held at Holy Trinity Church, Sloane Square, attended by over 600 people. The

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National Highways and The Wildlife Trusts announce biodiversity boost across South West Members Public

National Highways and The Wildlife Trusts have joined forces to launch a new £6 million Network for Nature programme that will improve habitats across the South West of England benefitting people, nature and wildlife. The projects will help create, restore and connect places for wildflowers, trees and wildlife, where the

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Jubilee and Covid memorial trees planted at Babbacombe Members Public

Schoolchildren, local green spaces staff and volunteers got involved with a tree planting at the aptly named Coronation Park, Babbacombe, as part of the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee ‘Green Canopy’ celebrations – while a tree was also planted as part of Torbay’s wider Covid Memorial Tree Trail. Children from All

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Biggest shake-up in divorce law in 150 years - and what it means for you Members Public

Sophia Goodall is a Trainee Solicitor in the Family team at Wollens and writes this helpful guide to forthcoming changes in divorce law. Going through a divorce can be an emotional and tense situation, let alone trying to negotiate matters on child arrangements and division of financial assets. However, if

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South Devon College suite named in honour of pioneers who sparked worldwide communications revolution Members Public

South Devon College celebrated the official opening of its photonics training suite – an important facility within its Hi Tech and Digital Centre that is set to raise awareness of the career opportunities in this exciting and growing sector. The history of this booming engineering sector, booming right here in Torbay,

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