Socks in Sidford raise £500 and other news

PUBLISHED: 07:00 20 May 2012

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Driving forces behind a bid to build young rugby players a pavilion near Sidford hope socks have helped net more than £500 to help kit out the hub. Read this and more.

SOCK IT TO’EM: Driving forces behind a bid to build young rugby players a pavilion near Sidford hope socks have helped net more than £500 to help kit out the hub.

Sidmouth Rugby Club’s junior committee commissioned a ‘Wacky Sox’ design to commemorate their 40th anniversary.

They also staged a mass Zumbathon last Sunday which raised £350.

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POLICE CHIEF: Police have announced the appointment of Chief Superintendent Paul Davies as the new Commander for Devon.

He said: “Having worked in the county for most of my service, it is an absolute privilege to take on this challenging role and I am relishing the opportunity”.

Ch Supt Davies added that his aim as a leader was to allow officers to be creative and innovative in their work, while challenging them to maintain the highest professional standards.

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ALARM WARNING: Fire service bosses in Devon are writing to residents who have had a Fire Angel ST-620 model smoke alarm installed following reported problems with the model.

Community safety and risk reduction manager Phil Martin stressed the service was taking precautions to ensure the homes it had supplied with the alarm are fitted correctly.

He added: “There is a very small chance that should this particular model of alarm fall from the ceiling or is dropped or damaged in any other way, it could cause a short circuit which could cause overheating. Public safety is always of paramount importance to us, which is why we are writing to those homes that we have a record of having the ST-620 model installed.”

“If we believe they are at risk, we will carry out a home safety visit to assess the situation.”


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