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Community helps Seaton pre-school to replace its playhouse

Yesterday, 09:56
The  car trapped by a fallen tree on the A35 at Kilmington

A35 near Axminster is blocked for several hours

Yesterday, 06:59
Joanne Werb accepts a donation from Sarah Johnson and Sarah Bishop of St Andrews church cafe Colyton, on behalf of Young Minds youth charity. Ref mha 1737-13-15AW. Picture: Alex Walton

St Andrew’s Church group presents £250 to Young Minds

Sunday, March 29, 2015
An eye

An ‘action course’, which aims to help people suffering with sight loss in Honiton started on Tuesday (March 24).

Saturday, March 28, 2015
See the Future's Easter walk last year.

The five-mile walk, which starts at 8pm on Thursday, April 2, costs £12 per person and is open to everyone.

Saturday, March 28, 2015
Children from Upottery Pre-school were delighted to receive a letter sent on behalf of the Queen. Ref mhh 1271-12-15AW. Picture: Alex Walton

The pupils made a card for the Queen as part of learning the alphabet in January.

Friday, March 27, 2015
Head of Sixth Form Ruper Carr with Matt Mortimer

Matt Mortimer is one of 175 students, from an original pool of more than 3,700, shortlisted for the Sutton Trust USA Programme

Friday, March 27, 2015
Feniton resident, Paul Gillard, with his new book he's launching. Ref mhh 1293-12-15AW. Picture: Alex Walton

Paul Gillard penned his first book, Amy the Ambulance and Friends, in 2013.

Friday, March 27, 2015
James Williams after his head shave

James, 15, sheds his long locks to aid the Teenage Cancer Trust

Thursday, March 26, 2015
The President of Devon Petanque Region, John Thatcher, and Honiton mayor, Peter Halse, cut the ribbon to Honiton's new Petanque Club and court. Ref mhh 1161-12-15AW. Picture: Alex Walton

The petanque terrain at the Mountbatten Sports and Social Club was opened on Thursday, March 19.

Thursday, March 26, 2015
Littletown Primary Academy School was visted by international athlete, Lynne Hutchison. Ref mhh 0992-12-15AW. Picture: Alex Walton

British rhythmic gymnast Lynne Hutchison visited Littletown Academy Primary School as part of the visit organised by charity Team Superschool.

Thursday, March 26, 2015
Seaton's seafront Chine Cafe. Picture CHRIS CARSON

The district council is still looking for a long-term operator for the seafront business

Thursday, March 26, 2015
Axminster Parish Church. Pictrure CHRIS CARSON

Services set to begin again on Palm Sunday following major refurbishment and repairs

Wednesday, March 25, 2015
Honiton Knitting Club busy knitting twiddle muffs for dementia patients at Royal Devon and Exeter hospital. Ref mhh 1218-12-15AW. Picture: Alex Walton

A knitting group from Honiton has been rustling up woolly handicrafts for dementia patients at Royal Devon and Exeter Hospital.

Wednesday, March 25, 2015
Kim Skinner,Paul and Tammy Marx,Adele Morris-Khan and Dawn Reid of Munchkins minature shetland rescue with ponies Pebbles,Deedee,Patchwork and Kaiser and Tess the dogs. Ref mha 4124-12-15TI. Picture: Terry Ife

Charity urgently needs funds to continue its work providing shelter for homeless Miniature Shetland Ponies

Wednesday, March 25, 2015
U3A groups showcased their clubs and creative skills at the Beehive this week and pictured with a stunning array of images is Photography Group leader Joan Blackledge. Ref mhh 0752-12-15SH. Picture: Simon Horn

The purpose of the afternoon was to showcase all of the current interest groups and the events due to take place in the coming year.

Wednesday, March 25, 2015
The roof is on at Seaton Jurassic visitor  centre set to open later this year. Pitcure CHRIS CARSON

Drop in event is planned at the town hall to recruit helpers for the new centre

Tuesday, March 24, 2015
The Red Arrows in action

The RAF Falcons parachute display team will also drop in during this summer’s lifeboat week

Tuesday, March 24, 2015
Upottery Primary School's new headmaster, Jason Edge. Ref mhh 1283-12-15AW. Picture: Alex Walton

Jason Edge, who will be moving to new town Cranbrook soon, took over the school in January.

Tuesday, March 24, 2015

Police appeal for information after rear window smashed

Monday, March 23, 2015
Gabriel Tipney from the Animal Care Team at Ferne with one of the bunnies.

Excitement is building at Ferne Animal Sanctuary for its upcoming ‘Easter Eggstravaganza’.

Monday, March 23, 2015

Drunken young musician broke her wrist and arm after colliding with a wall

Sunday, March 22, 2015
Whittons first auction of the year. Ref mhh 4061-11-15TI. Picture: Terry Ife

Last week saw the first auction of the year take place for Whittons Auctioneers and Valuers.

Sunday, March 22, 2015
The Glen, Honiton.

Honiton police swooped on a beauty spot and caught some youths vandalising saplings in the Glen.

Saturday, March 21, 2015

A skydiving company is offering people the chance to plunge 15,000ft in a tandem skydive to raise money for Honiton-based charity Devon Freewheelers.

Saturday, March 21, 2015

A presentation from florist Sarah Hills-Ingyon will show how to make flower arrangements and decorations.

Saturday, March 21, 2015
St Andrew's Church, Feniton

An evening with Blue Peter producer Alex Leger in Feniton will reveal untold stories from behind the badge.

Friday, March 20, 2015
Design for Lyme's new skatepark

West Dorset planners give the go ahead for the £150,000 facility

Friday, March 20, 2015

From Tuesday, February 10, to Sunday, March 8, there were 18 recorded offences in town.

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.

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.

Friday, March 20, 2015
All Saints Wise Owls Pre School went on a visit to Axminster Library. Picture CHRIS CARSON

All Saints playgroup takes a trip to Axminster

Thursday, March 19, 2015
Carol Gilson hands over the 100th scooter to Lyn Shaw. Ref mhh 4077-12-15TI 100TH. Picture: Terry Ife

The scheme was launched after Joe, Carol’s husband of 15 years, died of cancer in 2008.

Thursday, March 19, 2015
Pupils at Musbury Primary School combined Red Nose Day with a tree planting ceremony as they took part in a traditional wassailing ceremony. Picture: CHRIS CARSON

Musbury Primary School children take part in a tradtional wassailing ceremony to boost the apple harvest

Thursday, March 19, 2015
The scene on the A30 Honiton earlier today (Thursday). Photo submitted by Alice Mangeng.

The incident resulted in a trailer going through the central reservation and one car on its side.

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