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PC James Mackay, of Devon and Cornwall Police, is set to join the Honiton team as neighbourhood beat manager on Monday, July 13.

Combe House in Gittisham. Ref mhh 9749-27-15TI. Picture: Terry Ife

Ken and Ruth Hunt have spent the last 17 years welcoming guests to Combe House, a Grade I listed Elizabethan Manor with an award-winning restaurant.

Children's author, Laurence Anholt, met with Axminster library supervisor - Sarah Jones and Book Track award winners, Louisa Dare, Christopher Parker and Chirathi Nanayakkara. Ref mha 9864-26-15AW. Picture: Alex Walton

Christopher Parker, seven, Louisa Dare, six, and Chirathi Nanayakkara, nine, have now completed the challenge twice.

Yesterday, 12:30
Dr Joe Pitt uses the new machine on League volunteer Carol Rowe.

Dr Joe Pitt, dermatology consultant and local GP, took delivery of a new £950 dermatoscope last week.

Yesterday, 07:00
Rockin' Rory Ryan

The 12-year-old has just become the youngest Rockschool vocal student in the UK to achieve a grade eight for his singing – the equivalent of an A-level.

Tue, 18:30
Wood(bury) Stock 2015. Doctors Orders. Photo: Neil Ewins.

A successful blues, roots and folk music festival took place recently at Woodbury’s Malsters Arms.

Tue, 16:45
A blast from the past: What Honiton High Street once looked like when the town's shops were decked with Christmas light.

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Tue, 12:45
Musical director Peter Kyrke-Smith and Writer Clare Salter with children from Branscombe,Farway and Broadhembury primary schools for their play in a day. Ref mhh 8110-24-15TI. Picture: Terry Ife

Budding singers, actors and dancers took to the stage for a one-off show as they put on a musical in a day.

Mon, 17:00
Axe Valle Communityy College Sixth former Ciaran Murphy at the grand piano with staff and students.

It was a grand performance – in every sense – when students and staff presented ‘A Chamber Music Recital’ at The Axe Valley Community College.

Mon, 16:19

Police have issued the all-clear after suspicious packages found in Exeter city centre have been safely dealt with.

Mon, 15:27

Parts of Exeter city centre remain out of bounds after suspicious packages were found this morning (Monday).

Mon, 12:40

Police are urging people not to drive into Exeter city centre while an investigation into two suspicious packages is ongoing.

Mon, 11:40

The scheme, which encourages youngsters to read six books over the summer holidays, has the theme of ‘record breakers’ for 2015.

Sunday, June 28, 2015
The Night Glow at Tiverton Balloon & Music Festival is a stunning spectacle.

The Tiverton Balloon and Music Festival 2015 is only two weeks away.

Sunday, June 28, 2015
Year 6 pupils from the Honiton Learning Community at Thelma Hulbert Gallery who recently finished the Invigorwrite course. Ref mhh 9276-25-15AW. Picture: Alex Walton

The year five and six pupils have been led through six workshops by Lyme-based creative writing specialists Invigorwrite!

Sunday, June 28, 2015
Leonard Beavers with Mike Foxwell, Richard Isaac and Pete Hawley from the Vine Social Club.

£600 was donated by the Vine Social Club, in Honiton, which selected the 1st Honiton Scouts as its chosen charity last year.

Saturday, June 27, 2015
Organiser Sue Phillips and Glenda Levy enjoying the charity ball at Lakeview Manor.

The event, at Lakeview Manor, attracted more than 200 people and raised £8,000 for FORCE cancer charity.

Saturday, June 27, 2015
Honiton Community Pupils are aiming to achieve the DofE Gold Award.

Year 12 students Cerys Little, Lauren Hunt, Ameerah Askew, Dan Hole, Ben Willis and Jack Lane will soon complete a four-day expedition as well as a week-long residential.

Friday, June 26, 2015
TRIP's Steve Brownridge is presented with his award from Devon County Council chairman, Christine Channon.

Steve was nominated by TRIP’s deputy manager, Nikki Dawkins, for all of his advice and daily management of the organisation.

Friday, June 26, 2015
Seaton carnival’s first royal party in 1965 (l to r) queen Jackie Powling and princesses Pat Muddiman, Carole Widger and Liz Clements.

Queen and princesses selected to lead the golden jubilee procession

Thursday, June 25, 2015
Police close the road after a lorry hits scaffodling outside Trinity House in the centre of Axminster

Extent of victim’s injuries currently not known

Thursday, June 25, 2015
Cyclists riding for Help for Heroes teamed up with Alan Rowe to carry The Baton through Honiton. Ref mhh 9387-25-15AW. Picture: Alex Walton

Baton stalwarts Dave Warren and Chas Fowler prepared the welcome with trustee Pauline Rowe, wife of The Baton founder Alan Rowe MBE.

Thursday, June 25, 2015
Lyme Regis lifeboat

Lifeboat, coastguards and rescue helicopter scour the West Dorset coast

Thursday, June 25, 2015

Nigel and Tina Say told the Herald they have been struck with ‘financial hardship’ after Tina’s Disability Living Allowance (DLA) was switched over to Personal Independence Payment (PIP).

Thursday, June 25, 2015
Axminster Hospital

Inpatient services to be resumed on July 29

Wednesday, June 24, 2015
Luke and Nathan Gouldson with Barkley the Cockerpoo at Offwell dog show. Ref mhh 8541-25-15TI. Picture: Terry Ife

The event helped raise more than £800 for Offwell Primary School’s Parent, Teacher and Friends Association.

Wednesday, June 24, 2015
Colyton tractor run committee members hand over a cheque for £3,500 to Macmillan Cancer Support

Organisers of the annual Colyton rally present £3,500 to Macmillan Cancer Support

Wednesday, June 24, 2015
Baby Beaver.
Tom Buckley/Devon Wildlife Trust

The birth of baby beavers on the River Otter has been taken as proof that England’s only wild colony feels ‘very much at home’.

Tuesday, June 23, 2015
River Cottage's head chef, Gelf Alderson, presented Bernadette Johnson of HALFF healthy food charity with a new ice-cream machine at Axminster Youth Club. Ref mha 9270-25-15AW. Picture: Alex Walton

Head chef presents Axminster students with an ice-cream making machine

Tuesday, June 23, 2015
Young Leaders in Service Nicholas Fisher, Isabella Synek Herd and Lauren Wiltshire with Seaton Mayor Tony Woodman and their certificates. Photo IAN BARRADALE

Lions club presents certificates to reward community service

Monday, June 22, 2015
Jackie Wadsworth.

The provisional opening date for Honiton 55+ Centre has been revealed.

Monday, June 22, 2015
Ozzy D with some of the children that have just enjoyed his show. Ref mha 9020-26-15TI. Picture: Terry Ife

Two-day show at Axminster is hailed another triumph by organisers

Monday, June 22, 2015
Councillor Roy Coombs.

A Honiton town councillor has expressed his concerns over proposals to install a mini roundabout at the notorious Turks Head junction.

Monday, June 22, 2015
St Mary's top bookworms with their awards

St Mary’s RC youngsters open a new chapter in the Accelerated Reader Programm

Sunday, June 21, 2015
Littletown Primary Academy School pupils enjoying a day out at a waste management site.

Children from Littletown Primary Academy in Honiton experienced the sights, sounds and smells of waste earlier this month.

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