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A special Easter egg hunt inspired by the Rugby World Cup 2015 kicks off along the Exe Estuary Trail on Saturday, March 28.

Ocean Blue. Ref exe 1212-33-14SH. Picture: Simon Horn

Leisure East Devon (LED) has announced it has agreed a 25-year lease to manage the Ocean Blue complex on Exmouth seafront.

Topsham Devon Air Ambulance Trust is open for business again after a recent shop refurbishment. Cutting the ribbon is Tom Robertson, Chrissie Peel, Nigel Hare, Martin Bell and Sarah Woolfenden. Ref ext 1296-13-15AW. Picture: Alex Walton

One of Topsham’s two Devon Air Ambulance shops held its grand re-opening on Saturday, March 21.

Bus service cuts have been opposed by Budleigh Salterton Town Council.

Cuts to bus services in Budleigh Salterton could leave the town ‘cut off’ and affect its young people, representatives have warned.

Exeter Crown Court.

An ambulance driver based in Exmouth has admitted driving on a forged licence. Eion Crowley, who was sacked from his job by managers, was given a two-year conditional discharge at Exeter Crown Court.

Ref exe rolle college

Rolle College will almost certainly re-open in May, seven years after it was mothballed, and host the Exmouth Festival .

Bassetts Farm primary school year four pupil Abbie Clarke arranged a fund raising cake sale event for Red Nose Day at school this week and is pictured with her classmate Poppy Rowsell who helped her out  Ref exe 9431-11-15SH. Picture: Simon Horn

A Brixington schoolgirl has raised £1,372.41 for the Red Nose Day appeal.

Gun found in Littleham

An old sawn-off shotgun found in a garden in Littleham could have been used in a robbery, police said.

Hugo Swire

East Devon’s Conservative MP, Hugo Swire, has welcomed ‘common sense’ measures to make sure drivers are treated more fairly when parking in the region.

Claire Wright launched her manifesto this week. Ref exe 6325-05-15SH. Photo Simon Horn

Independent parliamentary hopeful, Claire Wright, revealed this week the policies she hopes will see her voted in as East Devon’s MP in May.

Stuart Mole

The fight to become East Devon’s next MP is now a four-horse race, after Exmouth academic and retired diplomat Stuart Mole

Exmouth Community College has won £500 to spend on books for its library as part of a national competition.

Steve Race

Charity campaigner and former Red Cross worker Steve Race has been picked by Labour to contest the East Devon seat in May’s General Election.

Steve Race

Labour’s parliamentary hopeful for East Devon, Steve Race, has backed banning MPs from holding ‘second jobs’.

UKIP’s parliamentary candidate for East Devon, Andrew Chapman

Andrew Chapman, UKIP’s parliamentary-hopeful, believes he has a real chance to unseat East Devon Tory MP Hugo Swire in May’s General Election.

Election 2015

Superfast broadband, tax avoidance and the state of Devon’s roads were up for debate as parliamentary hopefuls fought to win over business representatives.

Local WI groups are pictured with their County chairman Alma Blackmore and 2nd vice Angie Williams with the WI Centenary Baton which has been making its way around the country as part of the organisation's celebrations. Ref exe 8337-09-15SH. Picture: Simon Horn

Representatives from Women’s Institutes (WI) in Exmouth and Lympstone were present as the organisation’s centenary baton arrived in Devon.

Topsham venue packed for Renbourn gig

Sunday, March 22, 2015
John Renbourn performed with Wizz Jones to a packed Matthews Hall in Topsham. Ref ext 0521-12-15SH. Picture: Simon Horn

Folk enthusiasts and Pentangle fans flocked to Matthews Hall in Topsham on Thursday, March 12, for a special concert.

Budleigh could get more protection from unwanted housing developments - despite ‘vague’ wording in a revised blueprint for the future of the town.

A fund-raising coffee morning was held at the Blackmore Theatre on Saturday. Ref exe 0268-12-15SH. Picture: Simon Horn

A coffee morning held at the Blackmore Theatre raised £185 for the refurbishment of the kitchen and green room.

Lympstone St Peter's School English teacher, Manty Lister, has been bestowed the title of Exeter Bard. Ref exe 0339-12-15AW. Picture: Alex Walton

An Exmouth poet is aiming to bring verse into the community after being named as the latest holder of a title which goes back hundreds of years.

Polling day looms for village

Topsham Easter raffle volunteer drive

Friday, March 20, 2015
Shops are putting on an Easter trail for customers.

Topsham Hospiscare Support Group has started selling tickets for the annual Easter egg raffle at Darts Farm.

East Devon sees the eclipse

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.

Land for sale at Bowling Green Marsh, Topsham. Ref ext 8142-08-15AW. Picture: Alex Walton

The residents of Topsham are celebrating after the town’s community association’s bid to buy a key plot of land was successful.

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.

Littleham laundrette is like the Louvre!

Thursday, March 19, 2015
Children in years one and two at Littleham Primary School have brightened up the walls of thie local launderette by painiting pictures of a coral reef. Year two children are pictured with their art teacher Jo Poslett and Littleham Launderette owner Jef Pirie who made a donation to a charity of the school's choice.  Ref exe 9461-11-15SH. Picture: Simon Horn

The walls of a Littleham laundrette are once again filled with paintings produced by children from a local primary school.

Budleigh residents who want to help secure the future of the town’s swimming pool are being urged to act now to get involved in a fundraising campaign.

Postcode Lottery

Three lucky Postcode Lottery players were never more grateful for where they live - after winning five £5,000 dream holiday prizes between them in the national draw.

Steve Race

Labour’s parliamentary hopeful for East Devon, Steve Race, has backed banning MPs from holding ‘second jobs’.

Peter and Joanna De Groot raise their hard hats with Jones building group site manager Bob Beattie for the topping out celebrations at Rose Lodge care home. Ref exe 4091-12-15TI. Picture: Terry Ife

A major milestone has been reached in the construction of a new facility for dementia care in Exmouth.

Chancellor George Osborne set out his final budget before May’s General Election.

In this political sketch, political editor Annabelle Dickson takes a look at the pre-election budget.

Pete's Dragons trustees Claire Summers, Alison Hill, and Kate Waddams, enjoy the views from the Ocean Suite, the venue for their upcoming charity ball.

An Exmouth charity is holding its first ever fundraising ball.

Work will start on the Vigilant within the next two to three weeks. Ref ext 3568-08-15TI. Picture: Terry Ife

Work has resumed to restore a Thames barge to its former glory after a lack of funding saw the project grind to a halt.

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