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Staff at an Exmouth bank have got on their bike for Hospiscare - to round off a successful year of charity fundraising.

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09:51
Exeter Magistrates Court

An Exmouth couple could be disqualified from keeping dogs after they breached a control order.

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The seafront Premier Inn is taking shape. Ref exe 8371-42-14SH Picture: Simon Horn

The new Premier Inn on Exmouth seafront has started recruiting staff to fill 23 positions, now a manager and assistant manager have been recruited.

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Yesterday, 14:12
Devon and Somerset Fire and Rescue Service has teamed up with Home Instead Senior Care.

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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Exmouth sport

11:54

The Exmouth Sea Angling Association (ESAA) contested the Carnival competition that was fished from Mare Rocks to Sandy Bay, writes Robert Pennells.

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ESAA Christms Fayre winners

The Exmouth Sea Angling Association (ESAA) fished the annual Christmas Fayre meeting, writes Robert Pennells.

11:53
Action between Exmouth's clash with Redingensians on Saturday.  Ref exsp 3167-50-14. Picture: Simon Horn.

Exmouth were edged out in what was a titanic top-of-the-table National Three (SW) meeting with the Redingensians, writes Chris Wright.

11:53
Withycombe Under-12s action versus Newton Abbot

Withycombe Under-12s were 42-7 winners when they visited Newton Abbot.

11:53
Withycombe 1st XV season 2014/15

Withycombe were 41-17 winners of the East Devon derby meeting with Honiton.

11:52
Withycombe Under-9s action

Withycombe Under-9s were put on a pre-Christmas ‘cracker’ of a show to win 12-8 against visiting Newton Abbot.

11:52

Withycombe under-11s were narrowly beaten in both their matches at Newton Abbot.

11:51
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.

Rugby Union in East Devon received a major boost today when Exmouth RFC was chosen by the Rugby Football Union to become a Lead Up and Legacy Centre for the 2015 Rugby World Cup which is being staged in England and Wales.

11:49
Chris Bentley in action for Exeter Chiefs

A pulsating game did not disappoint as the form teams locked horns in a Blue Ribbon titanic struggle.

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Less than a fortnight to go before Christmas will be the uppermost thing in our minds, writes John Bridgman.

11:48

Sixty members of the Exmouth Bridge Club enjoyed a Christmas lunch held at the Cat and Fiddle with the meal followed by a session of ‘teams of four’ duplicate bridge, writes Brian Hughes.

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Exmouth Amateurs were excellent value for a 2-2 draw at home to high-flying Witheridge Reserves.

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Brixington Blues Under-10s were 4-0 winners at Hemyock on a bitterly cold December morning.

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Brixington Blues Under-10s were good value for a 4-2 win at West Hill Wasps.

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On Saturday at Greenway Lane, visiting Tiverton Town increased their chances of capturing the Fresha League Premier Division top honour by inflicting another defeat on basement club Budleigh Salterton, coming away with an eleven nil victory, writes SpursTom.

Latest Entertainment News

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The successful open-air Carols On The Quay concert in Exmouth on Sunday, December 14 helped to raise vital money for Christian Aid’s Ebola Fund.

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Father Christmas will be joined by a herd of caribou reindeer

Santa is in and around East Devon a lot this year. Today (Thursday, December 18), you can catch him at Santa’s Grotto at Bicton Botanical Gardens, 11am-4pm. He’s also there on December 19-23, and Christmas Eve, 11am-2pm.

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14:00
Noel Harrower book release

Exmouth author Noel Harrower has a new book out. Uncivil War – Twin Tales From Nottinghamshire is an ‘action-packed’ historical novel, telling the story of five children caught in the conflict of the English Civil War. Set in Nottinghamshire, the twin tales follow the raising of the King’s Standard at Nottingham Castle in 1642, through to 1646, when King Charles surrendered to the Scottish army outside Newark.

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13:00
A cappella group Voces 8 gave a magical Christmas candlelit concert at Budleigh Salterton's St Peter’s Church.

From the moment when the strains of Once in Royal David’s City soared into the hushed and darkened church and the singers of Voces8 proceeded down the aisle bearing lighted candles, it was clear that Budleigh Music Festival’s Carols by Candlelight concert was a very special occasion indeed.

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12:00
A milling day was held at Otterton Mill on Saturday giving visitors the chance to see flour being produced by the working mill. Pictured- Mandy Munday with a selection of the bread made on site using the flour which is on sale in the shop. Photo by Simon Horn. Ref shv 0300-20-12SH To order your copy of this photograph visit www.sidmouthherald.co.uk and click on myphotos24

Alongside Otterton Mill’s impressive spring music season there are other events coming up at East Devon’s 1,000-year-old working watermill, café-restaurant, art and craft gallery, gift shop and artisan bakery.

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