According to the PDSA, 24% of adults in the UK now own a dog - that's over 10 million dogs and a lot of licks and love. However, there's also a murkier side to the rise in dog-ownership in the South Hams. Unfortunately, the demand for dogs has driven up the price of puppies.
A memorial event has been held in Woodlands Park, Ivybridge to remember South Hams District Councillor, Cllr David May, a long-serving and much respected Ivybridge Councillor.
At the start of the half term holidays, South Hams District Council has this advice for dog owners heading to the coast with their pets to make sure it's beach-time bliss for everyone.
Securing £600,000 additional funding to make local homes more energy efficient and moving forward with plans to equip the District with additional EV charging points are just two of the latest achievements in South Hams District Council's ambitious plans to tackle climate change and increase biodiversity.
South Hams District Council has adapted their proposed plans after listening to over 700 responses received in the Motorhome consultation, which closed on Thursday 20 May.