South Devon Community
Helping Keep The South Devon Community Local
Thu February 27, 2020
- Devon debt collector tied up tourists at wrong address - The victims were threatened with an axe and crowbar as their holiday cottage in Devon was ransacked.
- Man sexually assaulted unconscious pensioner in Exeter - David Lake, from Somerset, launched an unprovoked attack on his victim in Exeter in 2018.
- John Treagood: 70 mourners attend traveller's funeral - John Treagood turned his back on "mainstream life" about 45 years ago to pursue a life on the road.
- Burglar jailed for raping woman in Ilfracombe home - Ross Wyborn - who the judge said should be dealt with as a "dangerous offender" - was jailed for 10 years.
The victims were threatened with an axe and crowbar as their holiday cottage in Devon was ransacked.
David Lake, from Somerset, launched an unprovoked attack on his victim in Exeter in 2018.
John Treagood turned his back on "mainstream life" about 45 years ago to pursue a life on the road.
Ross Wyborn - who the judge said should be dealt with as a "dangerous offender" - was jailed for 10 years.
A study suggests the birds are more attracted to food which has been handled by humans.
Leading Seaman David Groves saved 27 men from a burning ship in March 2019.
Ofcom testing of the UK's 5G network finds radiation is at a "tiny fraction" of safe levels.
Captain Heather Knight says she and Natalie Sciver "just tried to have a bit of fun" in England's victory over Thailand in Canberra.
BBC Sport meets Ian Whitten, the unsung Ulsterman at the centre of Exeter's remarkable Premiership success.
Exeter lose ground in the League Two title race following a 2-0 defeat by Northampton Town.
Plymouth extend their unbeaten League Two run to five matches by ending Cambridge's four-match winning streak.
Halifax's seven-game unbeaten run in the National League comes to an end at Plainmoor as Torquay run out 1-0 winners.
Posted by Administrator : Sunday 10th March 2013
EASIER SAID THAN DONE! The mortgage and property market looks to be improving slightly through better mortgage deals. However the market still lacks direction and combined with lack of incentives for new buyers and government cuts it looks like it could be a while before it rises.
Posted by Administrator : Saturday 9th March 2013
KEEPING YOU ON YOUR TOES! It is important to keep up to date and on your toes when it comes to local fraud and scams. There are so many currently out there it is important you are aware of the more common and frequent ones.
Posted by Administrator : Wednesday 6th March 2013
LENDING YOUR LOCAL SUPPORT. Do you use your local shop? Do you go to the local pub? Do you visit your local butcher? Many studies have shown that support in local businesses is on the up.
Posted by Administrator : Monday 4th March 2013
ARE WE WAVING GOODBYE TO OUR LOCAL HIGHSTREET? Our local High Streets have been suffering in the consumer downturn. Customers have been watching their pennies amid concerns about high inflation and job security. Recently we have lost many large retailers that have been hit by the economic climate and the increasing online competition.
Posted by Administrator : Sunday 3rd March 2013
GET THE MOST OUT OF LOCAL CLEAN UP’s. We all know it is awful when we see parks, beaches and riversides strewn with litter. It is bad for our children, us, our pets, plants, local wildlife and our South Devon community.
Posted by Administrator : Thursday 28th February 2013
HOW EASY IS IT TO SPOT A LOCAL COWBOY TRADER? There are numerous reasons why cowboy builders get away with their bad practices and carry on working in the community such as people not asking for verified references, no signed contract, not obtaining at least 3 other quotes to compare, clients naturally go for the cheapest quote and some residents or businesses are impatient and choose not to wait for the best builder.
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