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Surf life saving championships on Exmouth beach. Ref exe 3134-35-15TI. Picture: Terry Ife

The five-day Surf Lifesaving Championships held on Exmouth beach have been hailed as a huge success.

A third charity shop in Budleigh has received a welcome cash boost in the form of a £500 donation from a mystery benefactor.

Simon Wood and Norman Hawkins

For a group of volunteers who have raised more than £133,000 in just five years, given out 400 dictionaries to schoolchildren this year alone and hand out 200 teddy bears each and every Christmas, Rotarians are surprisingly misunderstood.

Waves smash into Exmouth's sea wall. Photo by Ben Tenbeth-Croskerry.

Work to replace Exmouth’s two miles of flood defences could start in just 18 months.

The former SM Prior and Son shop in Budleigh, previously announced as the proposed site of a Tesco Express store.

Supermarket giant Tesco’s proposed Budleigh Salterton site is to go on the market, casting severe doubt on the company’s plans for a store in the town.

Strand Gardens.  Photo by Simon Horn. Ref exe 6664-47-10SH.

Strict new rules could affect the number of charity events held on The Strand.

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Healthcare commissioners did not breach regulations when deciding who should receive a £100million contract to run community services in hospitals including Exmouth, a watchdog has ruled.

Police are investigating an arson attack which caused £500 worth of damage to public toilets in Exmouth.

Emergency services were called out on Wednesday, September 2, after a collision involving two cars and a shop front.

Fire crews were called out to deal with a kitchen fire at a property in Gibson Close on Wednesday, September 2.

Are your children addicted to TV or computer games? Do they rarely stir from the sofa? Are they getting enough exercise? With the children back at school this week, it’s the perfect time for them to get fitter.

Fleece making demonstrations at A la Ronde with the Devon Guild of Weavers, Spinners and Dyers. Ref exe 7922-33-15AW. Picture: Alex Walton

Visitors to a National Trust site in Exmouth were getting in a spin about wool thanks to a demonstration.

Littleham Church

Vandals trashed prayer books and a Bible when they ran riot through a church in Exmouth.

The Matthews Hall in Topsham was packed on Sunday for the Flower and Vegetable Show. Ref ext 8406-35-15SH. Picture: Simon Horn

An annual horticultural photographic competition looks set to continue for another year after this year’s event was hailed as the best yet.

Ray Davison, Labour candidate in the diatrict council election.

The ranks of the East Devon’s Labour Party have swelled by almost 200 per cent in just ten days.

Woodbury flower show. Jane Greenslade won first class with her orchid. Ref exe 7952-33-15AW. Picture: Alex Walton

There was a great display of botanical delights at the Woodbury Garden Club Flower and Vegetable Show.

Kaz Lobendhan of the south devon chilli farm with staff at Darts Farm about to take the chilli challenge. Ref ext 2706-34-15TI. Picture: Terry Ife

People visiting a Topsham-based farm shop were being asked to test their taste buds as part of a chilli tasting test.

Dame Hilary Mantel: 'As I work my way through the third book it often feels as exciting as the first day I started'

World-renowned author Dame Hilary Mantel has spoken of her love for Budleigh Salterton in an exclusive interview with Devon Life magazine.

Beware these common-used scams

Saturday, August 29, 2015

The most common tactic fraudsters used last year to try to con Devon residents’ out of cash was to offer a ‘free’ trial.

Janice is pictured with Managing Partner, Neil Curtis left and Exmouth Partner Ruskin Wilson after receiving her bouquet of flowers and card.

An accountant is celebrating her 30th anniversary with an Exmouth firm.

Harry Wilkes celebrated his 100th birthday with family and friends at Amberwood Nursing Home on Exeter Road this week. Harry is pictured enjoying his day with his family. Ref exe 8446-35-15SH. Picture: Simon Horn

At least 40 friends and three generations of family turned out to celebrate the 100th birthday of Exmouth’s newest centenarian, Harry Wilkes.

Yvonne Wardrop in the glider she flew in for her 90th birthday present.

An Exmouth great-grandmother has enjoyed a 90th birthday celebration with a difference – taking to the skies in a glider.

Founder of Exmouth Zop passes away

Trudy Smith, who died earlier this month, aged 85, had a truly remarkable life.

Topsham Ferryman’s Swim

Friday, August 28, 2015
Swimmers head down to the River Exe on Saturday in the Topsham to Turf charity swim. Ref ext 7870-35-15SH. Picture: Simon Horn

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Friday, August 28, 2015
The Red Arrows at Sidmouth. Ref shs 5777-35-15TI. Picture: Terry Ife

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Littleham's Brianna Evans, currently Miss Devon is preparing for the Miss England competition. Ref exe 5655-30-15SH. Picture: Simon Horn

A Littleham teenager, whose hopes of becoming Miss England were dashed by a health scare, has been given automatic entry into next year’s contest.

The family of Luke Hendrick are trying to raise awareness of the infection he died from

The family of an Exmouth man who died suddenly from an undiagnosed infection is launching an awareness campaign in his name.

Members of EDDC's Streetscene team investigating the sink hole on Exmouth beach

Work on a section of Exmouth beach where a sink hole has appeared several times in the last two months is set to begin on Friday, August 28.

Speedometer

Exmouth crime writer Graham Hurley says that a narrow street without pavements has turned into a rat-run and should have a 20mph speed limit.

Get in the swim with LED Leisure

Wednesday, August 26, 2015

After Great Britain’s record medal haul at the recent FINA World Championships in Kazan, Russia, where 14 medals (seven of them gold) were won by the GB squad across swimming and diving, this is your chance to take the plunge.

Best garden winners Peter and Evelyn Paine, who are also celebrating their diamond wedding anniversary

A Lympstone couple, who will be celebrating their diamond wedding anniversary, have won a gardening award.

Ready for the off at the start of one of the junior swimming races in the National Surf Life Saving Championships this week. Photo by Simon Horn. Ref exe 2736-34-14SH To order your copy of this photograph go to www.exmouthjournal.co.uk and click on Photo Orders

Exmouth beach welcomes back the Surf Life Saving GB Ocean Championships this week.

New markings could be installed to warn people not to cycle on pavements in Budleigh Salterton.

Beautiful days

Photos by Eleanor Pipe, Stephen Sumner and Becca Gliddon

Inspector Antonia Weeks

‘Non-dwelling’ burglaries of buildings like out-houses and garden sheds in the Exmouth area have increased by eight per cent in a year.

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