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  • 11 June 2019
    Business & Finance

    Proposals for a series of potential changes to a section of railway line in south Devon, bordered by steep cliffs on one side and the sea on the other, were officially published yesterday.  According to a Network Rail’s announcement, views are being sought from residents, communities, businesses and rail users as part of a public […]

  • 20 May 2016
    Business & Finance, Project & Tenders

    The phase 2 of the Exeter flood defense scheme will begin this June with the construction activities to take place over the next 2 years. The project – managed by the Environment Agency, Exeter City Council and Devon County Council – will cost around £32 million to complete and benefits from £6 million of government growth funding which was […]

  • 17 February 2007

    Three people and a dog have been rescued from the sea off Devon after their speedboat started sinking. A rescue helicopter from Portland in Dorset was scrambled following a 999 call from a woman in a speedboat that was taking in water.

  • 17 August 2010
    Business & Finance

    BP today announced the completion of its purchase from Devon Energy of an additional interest in the BP-operated Azeri-Chirag-Gunashli… (abc) [mappress] Source: abc, August 17, 2010;

  • 21 January 2010

    THE SEVERN Sands dredging boat was denied access to Bideford Harbour earlier this week after doubts about the owner’s motives for moving the vessel… [mappress] Source: This is North Devon;

  • 13 January 2017

    The sea mine which was found floating near the Gode Wind 2 wind farm site on 10 January was successfully blown up at 17:20 the next day, Germany’s Central Command for Maritime Emergencies (Havariekommando) reported. According to experts, the mine was a German “Ankertaumine” from the Second World War. On Tuesday morning, the sea mine was spotted […]

  • 7 August 2007

    Salvagers are preparing to tow part of the stricken cargo ship MSC Napoli from Devon to Belfast for recycling. The damaged ship, which was beached off Sidmouth in January, was split in two after a series of explosions.

  • 2 August 2012

    At this time, a second round of public consultation regarding the Atlantic Array offshore wind farm is underway. This has induced an opposition group called the Atlantic Disarray to organize a public meeting on Friday to determine the best way to respond to RWE. According to This is North Devon news site, the group called […]

  • 7 November 2012
    Authorities & Government

    North Devon Council and Torridge District Council are to explore the opportunities that a proposed large offshore wind farm, called the Atlantic Array, could make to the local area. During executive and committee meetings held this week at North Devon Council and Torridge District Council, approval was given for officers to go ahead and make […]

  • 4 February 2006

    Devon Energy Corp. has awarded Transocean Inc.’s fifth-generation, ultra-deepwater drillship Deepwater Discovery a minimum three-year contract for drilling operations offshore Brazil.

  • 20 August 2009

    OFFICIALS have been telling us for months that the Severn Sands, an abandoned dredger near the Fremington Quay tourist spot, was an eyesore and an ecological disaster waiting to happen… More: This is North Devon

  • 4 February 2010

    A Devon defence contractor has welcomed Prime Minister Gordon Brown’s restated commitment to two new aircraft carriers for the Royal Navy. Pipex of Plymouth has about £4m of work in hand on the project for HMS Queen Elizabeth and HMS Prince of Wales.

  • 31 July 2007

    The Regional Development Agency (RDA) has confirmed it will provide £8m of funding towards the regeneration of a fishing port in Devon. The cash is for the redevelopment of Brixham and is aimed at protecting the historic town’s fishing industry.

  • 16 August 2012

    The North Devon Fishermen’s Association (NDFA) issued a statement  saying that the information given by RWE npower renewables on the Atlantic Array’s impact on the fishing industry are incorrect and misleading. According to the NDFA, during surveys that were monitoring the activity of vessels in the development site area, smaller vessels were not picked up […]

  • 30 August 2007

    Work has begun to cut up the bow half of the former cargo ship MSC Napoli in a dry dock in Belfast. The ship, damaged in storms in January, was grounded off east Devon and finally split in two in July.

  • 28 September 2011

    NORTH Devon fishermen fear their industry “hangs in the balance” because of plans to build a giant offshore wind farm 8.7 miles off the…   By Andy Keeble (northdevongazette) [mappress] Source: northdevongazette, September 28, 2011

  • 16 August 2007

    The winner of the Fastnet yacht race has crossed the finish line at the Devon port where many of the other boats were forced to retire. Chieftain is an Irish boat, owned and skippered by Ger O’Rourke.

  • 14 February 2007

    A north Devon shipyard has won a new contract, securing 200 jobs for at least two years. A multi-million pound steel superyacht will be made at Appledore before being sailed to Devonport for completion.

  • 9 August 2007

    Coastguards have begun towing one half of the stricken cargo ship MSC Napoli from Devon to Belfast for recycling. The ship, beached off Sidmouth since January, was split in two after a series of explosions last month.

  • 2 September 2014
    Business & Finance, Operations & Maintenance

    A Spanish Navy divers disposal team (UBMCM) has neutralized three hand grenades found off the Tarragona coast. The explosive ordnance was found by a diver on Saturday at a depth of about 3.5 meters at Forti Queen. Navy divers neutralized the grenades by a controlled detonation explosive charge. Afterwards the team removed the remains of […]

  • 4 July 2007

    A hi-tech Ministry of Defence (MoD) patrol boat undergoing trials in Devon may be introduced in other navy bases. The 15m (49ft) customised boat would be used for Royal Navy policing, protection and escort duties at bases in Devonport, Portsmouth and the Clyde.

  • 23 August 2007

    A Devon dockyard has won a £30m contract to upgrade HMS Ocean, the Royal Navy’s largest amphibious warship. Improvements to accommodation on board the assault ship are expected to take a year at Plymouth’s Devonport Dockyard.