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Yesterday, 14:12

A Budleigh-based care provider has teamed up with Devon and Somerset Fire and Rescue Service to create a stronger community support network for the elderly.

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Tue, 13:41
Exmouth Christmas Cracker 2014. Ref exe 2813-50-14AW. Picture: Alex Walton.

Exmouth puts on a festive feast and turns on the lights

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Tue, 09:00
Staff and school children open the new store on Fore Street

Pupils from Topsham School helped to open the new-look Co-op store in Fore Street.

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Mon, 15:16

Concerned residents of Knowle village will be taking to the streets to ensure that motorists passing through keep to the speed limit.

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Mon, 09:22
Local pensioners enjoyed a complimentary three course meal at Franklins on the Strand Gardens this week.  Ref exe 2764-50-14. Picture: Simon Horn.

Pensioners in Exmouth were treated to a three-course Christmas meal this week - courtesy of Franklins’ restaurant.

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Friday, December 12, 2014

A drug user who threatened to kill his girlfriend has been ordered to receive drug rehab and psychiatric treatment by a judge, Matthew Mingo’s ‘paranoid episodes’ made him believe he was being chased by mystery assassins; he also attacked three people.

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Friday, December 12, 2014
Robin Rea

An award-winning Ottery St Mary eatery is to host a festive fundraising feast next week in aid of a good cause.

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Friday, December 12, 2014
Neil Hampson

An exhibition featuring work from several West Country artists reopens tomorrow (Saturday, December 13) at East Devon Art Academy in Old Fore Street, Sidmouth.

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Friday, December 12, 2014
Budleigh Salterton Hospital volunteers leaving after long service. Ann Bentley and Betty Downing cut their leaving cake together. Ref exb 3186-50-14AW. Picture: Alex Walton.

Volunteers call it a day after more than 25 years each.

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Friday, December 12, 2014
Flooding in Exmouth earlier this year. The government has announced a multi-million pound flood defence programme for the town. Photo by Simon Horn. Ref exe 1817-06-14SH.

Cash to be provided by ministers

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Friday, December 12, 2014
Pupils from Exmouth Community College's Exmouth Raptors American football programme helped Tesco's food bank appeal.

College Raptors don uniforms to collect donations

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Thursday, December 11, 2014
Exmouth Town Hall.

Business could boom for town centre traders, if the district council moves to Exmouth, say civic leaders.

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Tuesday, December 9, 2014
Withycombe Raleigh Playgroup held their Christmas fair at the weekend. A giant teddy was one of the prizes on offer at the fete. Ref exe 1535-49-14AW. Picture: Alex Walton.

There was big fun with a big bear at the Withycombe Raleigh Playgroup Christmas Fair.

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Tuesday, December 9, 2014
Eager Beaver, by Emma Bowring, which has raised £700 for the Devon Wildlife Trust's appeal to keep wild beavers on the River Otter.

A top TV presenter and an East Devon artist have joined the campaign to keep wild beavers on the River Otter.

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Tuesday, December 9, 2014
The Owen Building at Rolle College

Finally, after a six-year struggle, the transformation of Rolle College into a community hub could be realised after Whitehall chiefs pledged £99,000

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Exmouth sport

Yesterday, 21:27

It’s been a quiet time on the water lately for all at Exe Sailing Club, as the wind has not played ball, writes Rex Frost.

Yesterday, 21:25
Exmouth versus Saltash United line up together in remembrance of the the 1914 Christmas break in action to stage a football match

A spirited second performance by Exmouth Town almost brought about a sensational turnaround against high flying Saltash United but they finally had to accept a 2-1 defeat, writes John Dibsdall.

Yesterday, 07:57
Feniton Bowling Club awards ladies' Handicap winner Judy Smith

Feniton Bowling Club held its annual dinner and presentation night at the Honiton Golf Club.

Yesterday, 07:47
Devon and Somerset Gliding Club member Oscar Leeson

Despite some poor forecasts, there have been surprisingly pleasant gliding conditions at Devon and Somerset Gliding Club this week, writes Jill Harmer.

Yesterday, 07:46

For anyone that has tried to enter the London Marathon and failed then have a read about an early Christmas present for AVR member Diane Newton, writes Dave Mutter.

Tue, 09:55
The RFU SW Facilities manager Jon Bendle was invited officially cut the ribbon at the Exmouth RFC's new floodlights opening on Saturday. Mr Bendle is pictured with first team captain Dave Bargent, chrmn Chris Parks, pres Keith Pyne, Mike England, David Bassett,  sec Jan McCarthy, Director of Rugby Chris Wright and Roger Holman. Ref exsp 3088-50-14. Picture: Simon Horn.

Exmouth RFC are holding a special naming ceremony at their game this coming Saturday (December 20) with Barnstaple.

Mon, 21:22
Football generic picture

Exeter City Football Club has announced that, owing to a variety of reasons, the need to secure a loan from the PFA to assist cash-flow over the short term will not now be necessary, writes Richard Dorman.

Mon, 21:16
Horse racing

There was plenty of excitement at the Cornwall Hunt Club point-to-point, writes Granville Taylor.

Thursday, December 11, 2014
East Devon Grecians

An 87th minute Christian Ribeiro equaliser earned the Grecians a point, and prevented Burton Albion from claiming joint-top position in League Two with Wycombe Wanderers last weekend, writes Gareth Hughes.

Thursday, December 11, 2014
Devon and Somerset Gliding Club the 2014 trophy winners

After one of the worst runs of poor gliding weather in recent years, there was a record turnout on Saturday at North Hill airfield, writes Jill Harmer.

Thursday, December 11, 2014
Sidmouth's Neil Gamble who has been elecetd to the management board of Minor Counties Cricket

Sidmouth cricket official Neil Gamble has been voted on to the governing body of Minor Counties cricket, writes Conrad Sutcliffe.

Thursday, December 11, 2014
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Budleigh Salterton Reserves’ match away to Seaton Town was a feisty Jurassic Coast battle between the Premier Division’s two bottom clubs, writes SpursTom.

Thursday, December 11, 2014

Budleigh Salterton marched into the last eight of the Throgmorton Devon Premier Cup with a 3-1 home win over Vospers Oak Villa, writes Alan Beer.

Thursday, December 11, 2014

Brixington Blues Under-14s played their final match of the year and ended 2014 in grand style as they beat Beacon Knights 6-1.

Thursday, December 11, 2014

Brixington Blues Under-12s bagged a superb result when they became the first team to defeat the divisions unbeaten outfit, CS Leopards, 4-0 at Withycombe Common, writes Alan Diprose.

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Friday, December 12, 2014

An award-winning Ottery St Mary eatery is to host a festive fundraising feast next week in aid of a good cause.

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Friday, December 12, 2014
Neil Hampson

An exhibition featuring work from several West Country artists reopens tomorrow (Saturday, December 13) at East Devon Art Academy in Old Fore Street, Sidmouth.

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Friday, December 12, 2014
Sidmouth Town Band

Sidmouth Town Band delighted audiences last weekend with two performances of their ever popular annual Christmas Concert at the Manor Pavilion Theatre.

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Friday, December 12, 2014
Art exhibition pic

An open art exhibition, arranged for East Devon District Council’s sheltered housing tenants, opens in Sidmouth tomorrow (Saturday, December 13).

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Friday, December 12, 2014

You may not come across a hand bell ensemble every day of the week, yet the internet tells me that there are more than 130 groups of ringers in the South West.

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