Earl Napier is the new sector inspector for Barnstaple, taking on the role temporarily held by Insp Shaun Kenneally, who returns to running the Torridge sector. He joined the force from the Royal Marines 15 years ago and has spent two thirds of that time working as a police constable and then sergeant in Bideford and Barnstaple.
The A 60,000 scheme features a climbing wall, 'freeride surfer' and a range of climbing frames as well as wooden and stainless steel balance equipment. Torridge District Council said the design was chosen by the public at a consultation in the summer, where nearly 70 per cent of respondents backed the call for further investment.
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A temporary 20mph speed restriction has been introduced as a 'safety measure' on the westbound lane of the Torridge Bridge near Bideford. Devon County Council has implemented the precautionary safety measure this afternoon after a 'partial failure of the west expansion joint' at the Bideford end of the structure on the A39.
There are fewer people in Devon claiming Job Seekers' Allowance than ever before, according to new figures released this week. The number of claimants in the county fell for the seventh consecutive month - a 24 per cent fall when compared to the same time last year.