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Anne celebrated her birthday in style.

A Honiton woman who possesses a rich vein of farming history has celebrated her 100th birthday.

This group haved just signed in and are ready for the Jolly Good Jaunt on Sunday.  Ref mhh 2841-41-15SH. Picture: Simon Horn

Hundreds of walkers took part in Hospiscare’s A Jolly Good Jaunt at the weekend - and are already halfway to raising the £20,000 target for Kings House Day Hospice, in Honiton.

Doug and Joy Hull with school head pupils at the Paddington Bear lunch   Picture CHRIS CARSON

Axminster Primary Academy stages a Paddington Lunch

AA Awards

Recognition from industry’s ‘Oscars’ helps put county on the map

Musbury car crash

Yesterday, 11:59
Axminster fire engine

Firefighters called to the scene as a car leaves the road and ends up in a field

Exeter's Fanzone, in Northenhay Gardens

Sports fans can still enjoy watching the rest of the Rugby World Cup at Exeter’s Fanzone, despite England’s early exit from the tournament.

Fossil hunter Mary Anning

Mary Anning Wing project given major cash boost

Award winners  (l to r) Phil Ball, Rob Crabbe, Neville Causley and Pete Cable. 
n	Picture:Richard Horobin

Seventy-five years of service to the RNLI by past and present crew is recognised

Coastguard rescue helicopter

Lifeboat and helicopter called to assist pair stuck on a ledge above a deep ravine

Councillor Andrew Leadbetter. Ref ext 7851-35-15SH. Picture: Simon Horn

New figures for those claiming Jobseekers’ Allowance (JSA) show a rise of eight from the end of June to the end of August.

P6566-04-09SH A view of St Andrews church in Colyton.
Picture by Simon Horn.

One family named the town the 16th best place to live in its annual family hotspot report.

mhh combe estate litter

The car park affected is near Beech Walk woods, an idyllic area on private land owned by the estate.

Posing with the Piper . Ref mhh 5915-39-15TI. Picture: Terry Ife

Held at Woodbury Park Hotel, on Woodbury Common, more than 100 suited and booted visitors dined on a three-course meal, won goodies in two auctions and danced the night away.

Sandy Sinclair

Pontnewydd Ladies Choir entertains at The Minster while the rugby team triumph over England

Honiton U3A members learn about Friends of Burburi.

The group welcomed two speakers from The Friends of Buburi – trustee Noreen Collins and volunteer Gwenllian Riall.

St Mary's Primary School pupils who took part in the 'Summer Reading Challenge'. Ref mha 9958-39-15AW. Picture: Alex Walton

St Mary’s Catholic School wins inter-schools reading challenge

Milton Abbas students with Carrie and  Adam Southwell

Hands on experience at Fairwater Head Hotel in Hawkchurch for some trainee chefs and managers


The extra facilities will be in place for Saturday’s crunch match - England vs Australia, which is being shown on a large screen in the Exeter Fanzone from 8pm.

Consortium heads (l to r) Martin Smith (Axe Valley Community College), Kevin Bawn (Clyst Vale Community College), Faith Jarrett (The King’s School), Kenny Duncan (Sidmouth College) and Glenn Smith (Honiton Community College)

‘It’s time to move on’, says Martin Smith

Author, comedian and actress Helen Lederer is interviewed by Helen Taylor at the Temple Methodist Church as part of the Budleigh Salterton Literary Festival. Ref exb 1122-39-15SH. Picture: Simon Horn

The seventh Budleigh Salterton Literary Festival has been hailed as a great success by organisers.

Sarah Richards. Ref mhh 3639-39-15TI. Picture: Terry Ife

A year-and-a-half on from the terrifying incident, Sarah Richards has talked exclusively to the Herald about the incident which changed her life forever.

Axminster Primary School

Investigation finds that Year 6 pupils at Axminster Primary Academy were ‘over-aided’ during the tests

Mercedes Connor and Jesse Bret California.

Mercedes Connor, 34 and Jesse Bret California, 28, will vie for top spot at the Pure Elite London competition at The Beck Theatre in Kent.

Raising funds in Tweed; Honiton Tesco Community Champion Louisa Littlewood is pictured with Celia Wilkinson and Richard Cousins at the Honiton store. Ref mhh 1248-39-15SH. Picture: Simon Horn

A stylish three-day fundraiser put on by Tesco Honiton recently netted more than £800 for end-of-life charity Hospiscare.

Gallery:Axminster carnival procession - pictures

Wednesday, September 30, 2015
Axminster carnival. Ref mha 9434-39-15AW. Picture: Alex Walton

Axminster’s illuminated carnival procession attracted bumper crowds on Saturday, September 19, with delighted organisers praising all who those who made it such a success.

Lyme play park to open this weekend

Wednesday, September 30, 2015
Lyme's new  pirate-themed play park

Mayor to launch £110,000 pirate-themed playground

New GP joins Honiton Surgery

Tuesday, September 29, 2015
Honiton surgery.

Dr David Lee will start on Thursday, October 1.

Charity car wash in Colyton

Tuesday, September 29, 2015

The event is being held at the village’s fire station on Saturday (October 3).


Runners of all standards could soon have their own weekly event in Exmouth to participate in, if organisers can find much-needed volunteers.

Crime on the up in Honiton

Wednesday, September 23, 2015

Between Monday, August 10 and Sunday, September 13, 44 crimes in Honiton were recorded – an 18.9 increase on 37 incidents reported for the same period last year.

A skull was found at Sutton Barton Recycling Centre.

The grisly find is the latest in a series of incidents this year in which suspicious or potentially dangerous items have been taken to Devon recycling centres, prompting sites to be temporarily closed.

The building sustained fire and smoke damage in the blaze.

Small rise in crime at Axminster

Friday, September 18, 2015
Axminster PCSO Andy Trott who is warning people to secure their outbuildings. Picture CHRIS CARSON

Police investiagte 28 incidents during August

Man freed from lift in Axminster

Thursday, September 17, 2015

Firefighters from Axminster and Colyton called to apartment block

Axminster and Millwey Rise youth soccer teams on the new all-weather pitch at Axe Valley Community College where they will be training in future. Picture: CHRIS CARSON

New facility at Axe Valley Community College will boost playing and coaching opportunities across the region

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