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A men’s social group has once again come to the rescue by hand-crafting much-needed seating for a vital local service.

Hugo Swire’s election rivals have called on him to apologise after he was secretly filmed joking about welfare claimants at a Tory fundraiser.

Yesterday, 14:08

Community volunteers have sealed a deal to reopen part of the mothballed Rolle campus for the Exmouth Festival.

Yesterday, 09:00
A la Ronde Assistant House Steward James Weckmueller winds a Grandfather clock dating back to around 1820 which was made by David Whitelaw of Edinburgh. Every Sunday at noon during March visitors to the National Trust property can watch all the clocks in the house being wound and set. Ref exe 0537-12-15SH. Picture: Simon Horn

Visitors to A la Ronde this month have been watching the clocks at the National Trust house being wound and set.

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Thu, 15:40
A rugby themed easter egg trail is taking place along the Exe Estuary

A special Easter egg hunt inspired by the Rugby World Cup 2015 kicks off along the Exe Estuary Trail on Saturday, March 28.

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Thu, 11:45
Ocean Blue. Ref exe 1212-33-14SH. Picture: Simon Horn

Leisure East Devon (LED) has announced it has agreed a 25-year lease to manage the Ocean Blue complex on Exmouth seafront.

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Thu, 09:13
Topsham Devon Air Ambulance Trust is open for business again after a recent shop refurbishment. Cutting the ribbon is Tom Robertson, Chrissie Peel, Nigel Hare, Martin Bell and Sarah Woolfenden. Ref ext 1296-13-15AW. Picture: Alex Walton

One of Topsham’s two Devon Air Ambulance shops held its grand re-opening on Saturday, March 21.

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Wed, 15:11
Bus service cuts have been opposed by Budleigh Salterton Town Council.

Cuts to bus services in Budleigh Salterton could leave the town ‘cut off’ and affect its young people, representatives have warned.

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Tue, 11:20
Exeter Crown Court.

An ambulance driver based in Exmouth has admitted driving on a forged licence. Eion Crowley, who was sacked from his job by managers, was given a two-year conditional discharge at Exeter Crown Court.

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Tue, 09:32
Ref exe rolle college

Rolle College will almost certainly re-open in May, seven years after it was mothballed, and host the Exmouth Festival .

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Tue, 09:09
Bassetts Farm primary school year four pupil Abbie Clarke arranged a fund raising cake sale event for Red Nose Day at school this week and is pictured with her classmate Poppy Rowsell who helped her out  Ref exe 9431-11-15SH. Picture: Simon Horn

A Brixington schoolgirl has raised £1,372.41 for the Red Nose Day appeal.

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Mon, 14:51
Gun found in Littleham

An old sawn-off shotgun found in a garden in Littleham could have been used in a robbery, police said.

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Mon, 12:37
Hugo Swire

East Devon’s Conservative MP, Hugo Swire, has welcomed ‘common sense’ measures to make sure drivers are treated more fairly when parking in the region.

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Mon, 11:54
Claire Wright launched her manifesto this week. Ref exe 6325-05-15SH. Photo Simon Horn

Independent parliamentary hopeful, Claire Wright, revealed this week the policies she hopes will see her voted in as East Devon’s MP in May.

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Mon, 11:47
Stuart Mole

The fight to become East Devon’s next MP is now a four-horse race, after Exmouth academic and retired diplomat Stuart Mole

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Mon, 11:45

Exmouth Community College has won £500 to spend on books for its library as part of a national competition.

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Mon, 11:41
Steve Race

Charity campaigner and former Red Cross worker Steve Race has been picked by Labour to contest the East Devon seat in May’s General Election.

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Mon, 11:35
Steve Race

Labour’s parliamentary hopeful for East Devon, Steve Race, has backed banning MPs from holding ‘second jobs’.

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Mon, 11:29
UKIP’s parliamentary candidate for East Devon, Andrew Chapman

Andrew Chapman, UKIP’s parliamentary-hopeful, believes he has a real chance to unseat East Devon Tory MP Hugo Swire in May’s General Election.

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Mon, 11:16
Election 2015

Superfast broadband, tax avoidance and the state of Devon’s roads were up for debate as parliamentary hopefuls fought to win over business representatives.

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Mon, 09:06
Local WI groups are pictured with their County chairman Alma Blackmore and 2nd vice Angie Williams with the WI Centenary Baton which has been making its way around the country as part of the organisation's celebrations. Ref exe 8337-09-15SH. Picture: Simon Horn

Representatives from Women’s Institutes (WI) in Exmouth and Lympstone were present as the organisation’s centenary baton arrived in Devon.

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Sunday, March 22, 2015
John Renbourn performed with Wizz Jones to a packed Matthews Hall in Topsham. Ref ext 0521-12-15SH. Picture: Simon Horn

Folk enthusiasts and Pentangle fans flocked to Matthews Hall in Topsham on Thursday, March 12, for a special concert.

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Sunday, March 22, 2015

Budleigh could get more protection from unwanted housing developments - despite ‘vague’ wording in a revised blueprint for the future of the town.

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Saturday, March 21, 2015
A fund-raising coffee morning was held at the Blackmore Theatre on Saturday. Ref exe 0268-12-15SH. Picture: Simon Horn

A coffee morning held at the Blackmore Theatre raised £185 for the refurbishment of the kitchen and green room.

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Saturday, March 21, 2015
Lympstone St Peter's School English teacher, Manty Lister, has been bestowed the title of Exeter Bard. Ref exe 0339-12-15AW. Picture: Alex Walton

An Exmouth poet is aiming to bring verse into the community after being named as the latest holder of a title which goes back hundreds of years.

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Friday, March 20, 2015

Polling day looms for village

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Friday, March 20, 2015
Shops are putting on an Easter trail for customers.

Topsham Hospiscare Support Group has started selling tickets for the annual Easter egg raffle at Darts Farm.

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Friday, March 20, 2015
The solar eclipse as seen from Cranbrook. Ref mhc 1254-12-15AW. Picture: Alex Walton

This morning’s partial eclipse took place in East Devon around 9.25am.

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Friday, March 20, 2015
Land for sale at Bowling Green Marsh, Topsham. Ref ext 8142-08-15AW. Picture: Alex Walton

The residents of Topsham are celebrating after the town’s community association’s bid to buy a key plot of land was successful.

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Friday, March 20, 2015
The eclipse over Barnstaple Pannier Market. Picture: John Fisher

Despite a hazy start to the morning, people across North Devon are getting set to watch first major solar eclipse since 1999.

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