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Samuels Solicitors in Barnstaple are making landlords aware of a certain 'pitfall' that can complicate a tenancy agreement if the landlord has taken a deposit from their tenants. Read on to find out more.
The Bat Night takes place every year since 1997 in more than 30 countries on the last full weekend of August. Nature conservation agencies from across Europe pass on information to the public about the way bats live and their needs with presentations, exhibitions and bat walks, often offering the opportunity to listen to bat sounds with the support of ultrasound technology.
National Shed Week starts on 1st of July when shed enthusiasts are encouraged to keep an eye on the 'ShedBlog' to discover who has won the coveted Nation's Shed of the Year award. This annual event sponsored by Cuprinol is now in its 8th year and it continues to go from strength to strength!
The purpose of this awareness week is to remind us of the importance of the role of insects in our everyday lives. If you have a garden and some space to spare, why not allow it to become waste ground? By allowing native plants to take over it will bring a whole variety of insects into your garden.
Picnics bring to mind romantic, basket-filled-with-treats lunch for two by a stream or a lunch in a park hastily packed to get the children out for a couple of hours, but picnics can be just as fun inside! With our ever unpredictable weather, indoor or outdoor picnics are the order of the day, this week.
Creative people from North Devon are being invited to submit designs to help make a community art installation in the shape of a shed to help raise money for charity. Trelawney Garden Leisure @ Ashford is asking customers to create eight inch by eight inch squares for an art piece that will be displayed during their Shed Week in July.
Responding to the announcement that Exeter City Council will receive a reduction of 13.6% in central government funding,
With more cold weather predicted over the next few days, Devon & Somerset Fire & Rescue Service remind you to make sure your chimneys are safe and secure as possible, especially when lighting up fires that haven't been used for a while.
The Fire Brigades Union have announced another strike date on Friday, 1 November from 6.30pm - 11.00pm. The dispute is with the Government over pension reforms. Whilst the issue is a matter between the Fire Brigades Union and Government, every Fire & Rescue Service has a legal duty to maintain a level of service to local communities as best it can.
Whether you are organising a display for your friends, family or the general public the storage, handling and use of fireworks must be done with the utmost care.
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