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The district council has ‘fallen flat on its face’ over its proposed move from Sidmouth to Exmouth and Honiton - and ‘owes it to the people of East Devon to face up to the situation’.

Health bosses are considering a list of 25 services which could use the revamped Budleigh Salterton Hospital.

Minister of State for Housing and Planning, Brandon Lewis MP, met with Lympstone Parish Council and Neighbourhood Plan group at the village hall. Ref exe 6020-04-15AW. Picture: Alex Walton

Residents of Lympstone now know when they can vote on the village’s neighbourhood plan after the date for the vote was set.

Icy roads

Devon County Council’s highways teams are geared up to respond to whatever the weather throws at the county this weekend.

Some of the year six children from Littleham and Woodbury Salterton primary schools are pictured with their headteacher Duncan Nelmes as the two schools have joined in a mangement partnership. Ref exe 7461-40-14SH Picture: Simon Horn

More than 200 children will benefit if two primary schools join forces, say education bosses.

East Devon District Councillor Derek Button, who died last month after a lengthy fight with cancer.

Tributes have been paid to one of East Devon District Council’s most respected councillors

Parking meters on Budleigh seafront should remain as they are, according to Budleigh Salterton Town Council.

Exe Estuary Trail

A £19,000 scheme to line a 2.5-mile stretch of the Exmouth to Lympstone Exe Estuary trail with ‘vandal-proof’ lights could be realised later this year.

Woodbury Salterton Primary School celebrate after being recognised as a top 100 performing school in reading, writing and mathematics. Ref exe 5872-04-15AW. Picture: Alex Walton

A Whitehall education minister has praised Woodbury Salterton Church of England School, calling it one of the best 100 primaries in the country over the last three years.

Performers in the Budleigh area are being invited to take part in a returning talent show, aiming to raise thousands of pounds for an historic church.

Michael Caines

The plans to convert Courtlands House in Lympstone into a luxury country house hotel and fine dining restaurant have been submitted to East Devon District Council (EDDC).

Police are urging children to use the main routes to walk to and from school after a 12-year-old boy was assaulted on a cycle path in Exmouth.

Exmouth College Cadets visited Eurotech this week after the firm has bought each group member a pair of safety boots. The students are pictured with Eurotech MD David Douglas, other representatives of the Fire and Police service and Assistant Chief Fire Officer Trevor Stratford. Ref exe 5379-03-15SH. Photo Simon Horn

Cadets at Exmouth Community College have got some new equipment thanks to a town technology firm.

Firefighter’s Mauritian misson

Saturday, January 24, 2015
Jon  Chalk (far right) travelled to Mauritius with Devon and Somerset Fire and Rescue Service instructors Ben Williams and Joe Hassell

Jon Chalk, from Exmouth, has been helping train the Mauritius Fire and Rescue Service

Age Concern Exmouth home care team. Ref exe 5754-04-15AW. Picture: Alex Walton

The new manager of Age Concern Exmouth’s home service says the key to its success is the personal service it provides to its clients.

Alistair Brammer as Chris in Miss Siagon

West End star Alistair Brammer, from Exmouth, is asking for your vote to help him win a What’s On Stage award. Entries close at thre end of January.

A diverted Queen's Drive

Work to divert a 200-metre long chunk of Queen’s Drive could start as soon as this autumn.

Matthew Smith

A cancer patient, 37, who ended up sleeping rough in Exmouth, has been jailed after he turned to drugs - then crime - to feed his habit.

Picture caption: Slimming World Consultants cuddle up to singer and TV presenter Peter Andre (from left to right): Lee Davey, Lisa Boucher, Sam Vaughan.

Exmouth Slimming World consultants were given a boost by Peter Andre, who praised their work when he met them at an award event.

The field in East Budleigh, by Oak Hill, in which Clinton Devon Estates is proposing to build 21 homes.

Plans for up to 21 homes to be built on the edge of East Budleigh have been opposed by the parish council.

Topsham showroom to close after 25 years

Friday, January 23, 2015
Brights of Nettlebeds is leaving Topsham after 20 years

An iconic furniture showroom in Topsham will close next month after 25 years, writes Daniel Wilkins.

Your chance to win a superb Braun heart monitor with the Exmouth Journal

At this time of year, everyone is desperately trying to find reasons to keep to their new year’s resolutions.

One reason is to maintain a healthy heart, and Heart Research UK is giving some advice on how to maintain health-related resolutions.

Road closed

Part of Exmouth seafront is closed to traffic after a hole appeared in the road close to the Premier Inn site.

East Devon District Councillor Claire Wright

Claire Wright launches her election manifesto

Phone scheme reaching out to elderly

Thursday, January 22, 2015

A charity project is connecting with people in Budleigh who may be feeling lonely.

Exmouth doctors get new heart monitor

Thursday, January 22, 2015
David Bassett, the chairman of the Haldon House Surgery together with group members are pictured presenting a Cardiocall 24 hour monitoring machine to Dr Salman Jafri this week. Also pictured is Dr Simon Kaye and practice manager Christine Ladbrook. Ref exe 5412-03-15SH. Photo Simon Horn

An Exmouth doctors’ surgery has been given a Cardiocall 24-hour monitoring machine to allow GPs to keep an eye on patients’ hearts.

Exmouth Tourist Information Centre volunteers with town mayor Bill Nash. Ref exe 4821-02-15SH. Photo Simon Horn

It might be winter, but volunteers at Exmouth’s Tourist Information Service (TIS) are as busy as ever - having handled 215 enquiries during December.

Ocean Allegranza with her fellow guides in Topsham.

A Topsham girl guide is heading to Japan after being selected as the only representative from Devon to attend the 23rd World Scout Jamboree 2015.

The school crossing outside Sidmouth primary school. Ref shs 5142-37-14TI. Picture: Terry Ife

There are fears that children could be put at risk if plans to slash the cash paid to Exmouth’s lollipop patrols gets the green light.

Wedding couple Judith Law and John Humphreys. Ref exb 0787-03-15TI. Picture: Terry Ife

A Budleigh couple in their 80s have proved it’s never too late to find love in the 21st century after meeting through a dating website.

Littleham School has gained a Food For Life award and pictured with students Max Ben and Megha are kitchen manager Vanessa Land with her assistant Helen Cowling. Ref exe 5071-03-15SH. Photo Simon Horn

An Exmouth school has been rewarded for getting its pupils interested in healthy eating.

Image shows: New Officer Commanding XII Squadron Wing CommanderThomas posing in front of a squadron Tornado.

An Exmouth woman has become the first female commander of a Tornado bomber squadron

Road traffic collision on the B3180 near to the junction at the top of Hulham Road on Friday afternoon. Ref exe 5490-03-15SH. Photo Simon Horn

A woman has been hospitalised after a collision between two cars on the B3180 onto Woodbury Common from Exmouth .

Stephen Blundell. Picture: Devon & Cornwall Police.

Stephen Blundell handed himself into authorities after fleeing to Spain in April 2013.

Fire crews were called out yesterday afternoon to a fire at a Budleigh Salterton pub.

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