East Devon News

Yesterday, 18:30

Devon Freewheelers is always keen to recruit new volunteers to promote the charity and raise vital funds.

Yesterday, 15:18

Devon Freewheelers is a team of 50 volunteer emergency vehicle drivers.

Yesterday, 11:30
Tim Dallaway wins the All Stars Invitation Race at Red Marley Hill Climb 2015. Photo by Eric Miles.

Tim Dallaway, of Fern Lane, was one of 16 riders personally invited to compete in the All Stars Invitation Race at Red Marley Hill Climb.

Yesterday, 07:50
Seaton resident Jimmy Purvis gets a surprise 90th birthday performance by Uplyme Morris Men

Uplyme Morris men descend on sleepy Seaton street

Mon, 15:15
Learning how to cook tasty meals for one

The charity is inviting people to join its Cooking for One group and learn to spice up their menus.

Mon, 14:59
Seaton Neighbourhood policing team with Natwest Bank officials and customers of their new mobile service

Seaton officers will be at the new mobile bank to offer help and advice

Mon, 12:35
Pictured with Jane Bremner from the club and shirt sponsosrs are club members Paul and Judith Moffitt with Tabitha Young, the club's youngest member.

Members have been provided by club sponsors Wood Farm Caravan and Camping Park, at Charmouth.

Mon, 06:59
Conservation volunteers at Holyford Woods.

Pond near Colyford is being developed into an important habitat for woodland critters

Sunday, April 19, 2015
The Exeter Morris Men performing at Exmouth's Bicton Inn. Photo: Paul Strange.

Morris dancing is one of the most English of pastimes, so it’s only fitting that people attending a St George’s Day festival should have a chance to see it in its full glory.

Saturday, April 18, 2015
The River Axe, at Axminster, which is being polluted by a smelly discharge. Picture CHRIS CARSON

Environment officers appeal for help to track down source of Axminster river pollution

Friday, April 17, 2015
The Honiton police team have seen a drop in annual crime.

In all, 41 crimes were reported between Monday, March 9, and Sunday, April 12.

Friday, April 17, 2015

District bosses are warning residents about a council tax refund scam.

Friday, April 17, 2015
Labour Party leader Ed Miiband and Scottish National Party leader Nicola Sturgeon during the BBC Challengers' Election Debate 2015. Photo: Stefan Rousseau/PA Wire

David Cameron has warned of more borrowing and taxes if Ed Miliband does a deal with the Scottish National Party (SNP) to become Prime Minister.

Labour
Friday, April 17, 2015
Ex soldier Mark Newton Mark (3rd right, front row) and members of the Seaton Branch of the Royal British Legion in Jubilee Gardens.Photo by IAN BARRADALE

Disabled veteran is given a guard of honour as he visits the town

Thursday, April 16, 2015
Dan Lavery of the Devon Freewheelers. Ref exe 1256-13-15SH. Picture: Simon Horn

Devon Freewheelers’ founder Daniel Lavery explains what prompted him to sell the family home to start up a charity that would become a vital lifeline throughout Devon

Thursday, April 16, 2015
Devon Freewheelers. Ref exe 1280-13-15SH. Picture: Simon Horn

Devon Freewheelers operates ‘hand-to-mouth’, with founder Daniel Lavery checking the daily bank balance through his fingers. Find out how you can help the lifeline charity.

Thursday, April 16, 2015
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Devon Freewheeler’s founder Daniel Lavery sold the family home to start up the lifeline charity as a way of thanking the ‘hidden hero’ who saved his wife’s life.

Thursday, April 16, 2015
Dan Lavery of the Devon Freewheelers. Ref exe 1231-13-15SH. Picture: Simon Horn

As a charity, the Devon Freewheelers runs ‘hand-to-mouth’ on a daily basis.

Thursday, April 16, 2015
Daniel's wife, Shelley, who needed the help of a 'hidden hero', inspiring the birth of Devon Freewheelers charity

Dad-of-six Daniel, now 44, said: “Shelley was in distress and they needed to carry out an emergency caesarean. They took her to theatre. I was at her head.

Thursday, April 16, 2015

Here’s how your money can help Freewheelers

Thursday, April 16, 2015
Dan Lavery of the Devon Freewheelers. Ref exe 1256-13-15SH. Picture: Simon Horn

Devon Freewheelers’ founder Daniel Lavery’s life changed forever in 2005 when his wife, Shelley, then 34, collapsed while pregnant with their youngest child.

Thursday, April 16, 2015
Pete Burrell of Age UK Devon teaching computor skills to Jutta Day at the Beehive in Honiton. Ref mhh 5319-15-15TI. Picture: Terry Ife

The weekly sessions are proving so popular that organisers are asking for more volunteers to help out.

Thursday, April 16, 2015
Paul Edwards-Green Party.  Ref mhh 2998-15-15SH. Picture: Simon Horn

Five people are standing for the Tiverton and Honiton constituency in the General Election on Thursday, May 7...

Thursday, April 16, 2015
Stephen Kearney-Lib Dem.  Ref mhh 3003-15-15SH. Picture: Simon Horn

Five people are standing for the Tiverton and Honiton constituency in the General Election on Thursday, May 7...

Thursday, April 16, 2015
Caroline Kolek-Labour.  Ref mhh 3007-15-15SH. Picture: Simon Horn

Five people are standing for the Tiverton and Honiton constituency in the General Election on Thursday, May 7...

Thursday, April 16, 2015
Neil Parish-Conservative.  Ref mhh 3011-15-15SH. Picture: Simon Horn

Five people are standing for the Tiverton and Honiton constituency in the General Election on Thursday, May 7...

Thursday, April 16, 2015
Graham Smith-UKIP.  Ref mhh 2993-15-15SH. Picture: Simon Horn

Five people are standing for the Tiverton and Honiton constituency in the General Election on Thursday, May 7...

Thursday, April 16, 2015
Prime Minister David Cameron visits part of the work on dualling the A11 at Elveden. Picture: Denise Bradley

Labour will accuse David Cameron of “ducking” the chance to explain how he would fund generous Tory manifesto pledges as his rivals prepare to square up for another televised debate.

Liberal Democrat
Thursday, April 16, 2015
The Balmoral pulls into West Bay harbour  on one of her cruises along the Jurassic Coast

£1million pier could be built at Seaton to accommodate cruise ships

Wednesday, April 15, 2015
Sailor and Doll Brown celebrated their 70th wedding anniversary with a party with family and friends at Escot Village Hall on Saturday. The couple were married on 31 March 1945 in Oswestry in Shropshire. Ref sho 2070-14-15SH. Picture: Simon Horn

The story begins with a chance meeting in a pub, which led to true love for forces sweethearts ‘Sailor’ and ‘Doll’ Brown.

Wednesday, April 15, 2015
Nigel Farage (left) and meets Hungarian Ivan Loncsarevity during a visit to hinge manufacturer NICO in Clacton, Essex.  Gareth Fuller/PA Wire

Ukip’s manifesto offers “serious, fully-costed policies” for people who “believe in Britain”, Nigel Farage said as he prepared to launch the party’s detailed programme.

European Union
Wednesday, April 15, 2015

Time is running out to make sure you have a say in East Devon’s May 7 elections

Tuesday, April 14, 2015
Nat West branch manager Nick Baxter, Nick Jones and Dave Aird hands over one of the easter eggs to Richard Cousins of Hospiscare. Ref mhh 5357-15-15TI. Picture: Terry Ife

The Devon charity was presented with 70 Easter eggs by the Honiton and Sidmouth branches of NatWest bank.

Tuesday, April 14, 2015
Seaton Lions present their cheque to the local firefighters.

Firefighters’ medical team receives £200 towards its life-saving work

Monday, April 13, 2015

Victim in his early 40s pronounced dead at the scene

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