Thursday, December 18, 2014

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.

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.

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.

Pupils from Exmouth Community College's Exmouth Raptors American football programme helped Tesco's food bank appeal.

College Raptors don uniforms to collect donations

Cut a dash with Santa around Exmouth

Thursday, December 11, 2014
Santa Dash Exmouth

Get your Santa suit on this Saturday (December 13) for the 2014 Santa Dash. The fun event – an hilarious highpoint in Exmouth’s festive calendar – will raise funds for Christian Aid.

Cyclists from Vintage Velo arriving at Exmouth's Christmas Cracker 2014.  Photo: Paul Strange.

This year’s Christmas Cracker – which took place in Exmouth’s Strand and Magnolia Centre on Saturday, December 6 – is being hailed as the best to date. Now in its seventh year, the crowds were kept happy with a non-stop mix of music, entertainment, a lantern parade and fireworks finale.

Exmouth’s Xcycle Christmas cycle ride

Thursday, December 11, 2014
Seaton's colourful bicycles add an interestng distraction to the seafront roundabout.
Photo by Simon Horn. Ref mhs 2059-24-10SH

Get on yer bike this Christmas! Xcycle - affiliated to the town’s environmental group Transition Exmouth - is having a festive cycle ride on Saturday, December 27, weather permitting. Meet at Phear Park’s main entrance on Marpool Hill at 11am for the ride to Budleigh for lunch and back via Castle Lane and Exmouth seafront. More details from Elinor Scott: 01395268301 or 07929732181

TRX trainer Albie McMahon at last year’s TRXmas.

Join in with some festive fun, dress up in costume and get the Christmas feel-good factor at an Exmouth charity event.

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.

An exciting new music project could help Budleigh’s youngest children get a head start in music, if it gets backing from the community.

Exmouth Community College's year nine boys football team.

Young footballers at Exmouth Community College are ready to mix it with the best in England after a storming start to their season.

Arctic explorer visits Brixington

Friday, December 5, 2014
Children at Brixington School were treated to a visit by Arctic Explorer Ben Collins this week, the visit was part of their term subject on the Polar regions. Ben is pictured with some children from years one and two. Ref exe 1848-49-14. Picture: Simon Horn.

Children from Brixington school had a visit from an Arctic explorer on Monday (December 1) as part of their focus on the polar regions.

Nurse Jane Watson (right) receives the title of Queen's Nurse.

A senior community nurse has received top-level recognition for her high standards of care.

A fundraising auction has been held at Exmouth Community College to support a new astroturf pitch at Withycombe Rugby Club, writes Sean Keywood.

Brixington’s only doctors’ surgery would be ‘unable to cope’ if new homes caused the population to grow by 1,500, it was revealed this week.

Olympian Heather Fell pictured with Exmouth Community College pupils during her visit to the school.

Pupils at Exmouth Community College have had an inspiring visit from an Olympic medallist.

Year four and five children from Otterton and Drakes primary schools are pictured rehearsing for their joint Space themed musical this week. Ref exb 0194-45-14SH Picture: Simon Horn

Children from Drake’s and Otterton primary schools have teamed up for a musical outer-space adventure.

Celebrating the first anniversary of the Exmouth Community Larder at the Exmouth Salvation Army centre. Deputy mayor Bill Nash joined Salvation Army Divisional Commander Major Ian Harris. Major Steven Watson, volunteers and supporters on Tuesday evening. Photo by Simon Horn. Ref exe 5593-48-13SH. To order your copy of this photograph go to

Volunteers at Exmouth’s food bank have thanked the community for their support as the charity approaches its second birthday.

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