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Local Data

Area Profile
This profile pulls together information from a number of sources – both local and national. To ensure the profile is as up to date as possible the data are collected directly from the various websites each day. This might mean that the page takes a while to load. 
Mosaic Profile
Experian produce a dataset called Mosaic which describes the characteristics of people and households in the area. This profile explores these data in more detail.

Local News

Latest news headlines from around the area

From local newspapers

Couple promote sustainability through Tarka Trail business From North Devon Gazette
New lease of life for Yarde Orchard near Torrington.

Plans for 750 new homes in Ilfracombe given the green light From North Devon Gazette
Councillors approve plans for the new southern extension development at a special meeting this after…

Imitation gun wielding man closed Ilfracombe street and sent bouncer running for cover, court hears From This is North Devon
A STREET in the centre of Ilfracombe was sealed off by police after a man allegedly aimed an im…

Mixed reaction to Ilfracombe’s Southern Extension plans From North Devon Gazette
Fears new scheme is ‘too big’ for Ilfracombe and put too much strain on roads and servic…

Barnstaple to get 820 new homes as last ditch attempt to stop Larkbear development falls flat From This is North Devon
A LAST ditch attempt to stop up to 820 homes being built on the outskirts of Barnstaple has fallen f…

Cigarette caused fire that killed woman in Okehampton home From This is North Devon
A SLOW burning fire caused by a dropped cigarette led to the death of a 90-year-old woman in Okehamp…

From Devon County Council

Ilfracombe shopkeeper guilty of selling illegal tobacco
A North Devon shopkeeper has pleaded guilty to selling illicit tobacco following an investigation by…

New disabled access vehicle launched by North Devon Car Scheme
The North Devon Car Scheme has unveiled its new easy access vehicle which has received grant funding…

Crossing improvements at junction in Ilfracombe
Scheme to improve pedestrian safety at the junction of New Barnstaple Road with Hillsborough Road to…

Road enhancement scheme to start in Ilfracombe
Access for pedestrians and deliveries to be maintained at all times during road upgrade scheme.

Ilfracombe youth project celebrates its 15th birthday
The Real McCaf youth project, based in an old cafe in the town, has just celebrated its 15th birthda…

Vital improvements made to the Lantern in Ilfracombe
The Council is having to make urgent repairs to The Lantern building in Ilfracombe after a routine i…

County Council farm to equip students with farming skills
Braunton and Ilfracombe students to gain practical farming experience, as Devon County Council’s Far…

Putting communities at the heart of what we do
Much is said about the importance of communities. In Devon we are blessed with strong and vibrant lo…

Your Local Councillors

Below are links to your local councils’ contact pages. You can also find information about your local County Councillors.

Local Councils
Devon County Council
North Devon District Council
Local County Councillor areas
Combe Martin Rural

Local Services

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