The NHS in Devon has been nominated for an award for its efforts promoting to its staff the importance of getting vaccinated against flu. Read this and more.

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EXTENSIONS: Plans have been submitted to build two single-storey extensions at a Woodbury home.

The plan, which concerns The Ness in Globe Hill, will now be considered by Woodbury Parish Council, before East Devon District Council makes the final decision.

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GREEN DEAL TALK: A talk on the government’s Green Deal for businesses is being hosted by the East Devon Business Initiative.

It will feature speaker Graham Dowling of JNG Surveys, and takes place during the group’s breakfast meeting at Woodbury Park Hotel on March 1 at 7.30am.

Admission including breakfast costs £12.30. To book, contact chairman Pete Chubb at designs@yourkitchenstudio.co.uk or on 01395 489338.

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NHS AWARD: The NHS in Devon has been nominated for a award for its efforts promoting to its staff the importance of getting vaccinated against flu.

Public health bosses at NHS Devon developed an e-card that encourages healthcare staff to get protected against flu.

It has been shortlisted for a national NHS Employers’ flu fighter award. The winner will be announced at the end of the month at an award ceremony in Leeds.

BUDGET CONCERNS: The Leader of Devon County Council has met with Government ministers and local MPs to raise concerns over the county’s “unfair” budget settlement.

Councillor Sara Randall Johnson told Honiton Town Council last week that John Hart had raised the complaint.

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CYCLING SAFETY: School children in Devon are to benefit from cycle training over the next year after the county was given Government funding.

bike grant: Devon County Council will receive a £280,000 grant from the Department for Transport in April to continue providing Bikeability cycle training in 2013/14 following a successful funding bid.

Bikeability is a national initiative offering cycling proficiency training, which has been adopted by the county council as the cycle training standard in the county.

The council says around 7,000 school children will be able to benefit from Bikeability cycle training in the county.

Charity sale: Hot drinks, cakes, children’s items/toys, handicrafts, jewellery, unusual gifts, vintage, bric-a-brac and miscellaneous stalls are at the Wesley Hall, Tower Street, Central Exmouth, Saturday, February 23 from 9.45am -1.15pm.

Tables still available - you don’t need to have a car, a table or be a “trader” to join in. Text: 07817 762203. Help raise funds for mental health charities today.

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