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  • The perfect parking place?

    By aronline at 15:32 on 30/10/12
    A pedestrian crossing too far
    What is it about some people in this town and parking/stopping on pedestrian crossings? Is it that they don't know the regulations and think that because the lines aren't yellow then it's ok? Or is it that they just don't care? I saw an elderly gentleman this morning stop on the inbound side of the crossing outside Kingsley Print. He dutifully displayed his Blue Badge and go into said print shop. Was he struggling to carry a large...
  • Ilfracombe-Swansea Ferry plans still in the pipeline

    By Ilf_Peeps at 16:39 on 25/02/12
    Even though the original catamarans bought for the crossing have been sold, the Ilfracombe-Swansea ferry link could still go ahead in 2013.
    A BBC news report this week claims that plans for the long-awaited ferry service between Ilfracombe and Swansea are still underway. According to the BBC news website Severn Link founder Chris Marrow said he had not given up on the Severn ferry and it was still very much a "live project".  "We are still working on it. It's not forgotten but it's quite hard to predict," he said. "I'm loath to give...
  • New BBC map highlights North Devon road accident blackspots

    By Ilf_Peeps at 13:32 on 30/12/11
    A new BBC map shows every death on every UK road from 1999-2010
    A new BBC map which shows all deaths on UK roads between 1999-2010 is now online.  The public can now see all accident danger spots in and around Great Britain. Using official data recorded by police in Great Britain between 1999 and 2010, the BBC have plotted every road collision in which someone died. In all, 36,371 fatalities are marked on the interactive map.  During the eleven year period there were 63 deaths on...
  • Free parking for festive shoppers in Ilfracombe this Christmas!

    By Ilf_Peeps at 16:02 on 30/11/11
    Parking charges will be suspended from 2pm to 6pm, from Thursday 15 December to Saturday 17 December and again from Thursday 22 December to Saturday 24 in Ilfracombe Car Parks: Jubilee Gardens, Wilder Road and Oxford Grove.
    Christmas has come early for North Devon motorists as the council are offering free parking in some local car parks during the festive period-well it is the season of goodwill after all! The welcome move will see free afternoon parking at three North Devon Council car parks in Ilfracombe on six separate days. It also means locals can shop to their heart's content in Barnstaple or South Molton too, without worrying about paying...
  • New tariffs for Ilfracombe Taxis

    By Ilf_Peeps at 14:45 on 28/11/11
    New fares for Ilfracombe taxis came in to effect on 4th November 2011.
    New taxi fares have come into effect this month, which will see prices for North Devon's taxi drivers and customers regulated across the board. The new fares were introduced on Friday 4th November by North Devon Council. The authority is responsible for licensing taxis in the district, as well as regulating the maximum that taxi drivers are allowed to charge customers. The new tariff is intended to be less complicated and easier for...

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