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Head nurse and practice manager at East Devon’s Raddenstiles Veterinary Surgery is taking on a 15,000 foot skydive, in which she will freefall for around two miles, to help abandoned and unwanted dogs find their new forever homes.

A trio of fundraising events have been announced for this year in the build-up to 2019’s Budleigh Salterton Food and Drink Festival.

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Curator Neville Evans explained that many botanical gardens were closing and giving away their collections due to funding issues – despite their conservational value. He added that Bicton’s 300 year-old landscape was ‘pretty special’, with ‘plants here that you will never see anywhere else’.

Guest of honour Conrad Humphreys said: “I very much enjoyed the Exeter College awards evening and celebrating the success of the students.

“As a former student and rugby player at the college - I have very fond memories of my time there before heading off to sail around the world in the 1993/4 Whitbread.”

Our Devon quiz is back for another round!

Exmouth Town Council will be temporarily closed from January 29-30 while office equipment and phones are moved to its new home.

Artist Anna Fitzgerald, of Seadog Gallery, in Gussiford Lane, Exmouth, is calling for a bra army of support; she needs 4,000 over-shoulder-boulder-holder donations for the display, which will celebrate the suffragette movement and women winning the right to vote.

“We are going to find it very hard to balance our books without changing things significantly. We need teachers, but all the other things schools do – all the things that are not our statutory responsibility – we are looking at cutting. We are talking about the life chances of children being damaged,” said Exmouth’s Exeter Road head teacher Paul Gosling.

There’s good news for Exmouth’s Famous Old Barrel pub, which has been closed since last October.

Devon and Cornwall residents are being polled on whether they would pay another £12 a year to ‘protect frontline policing’.

The council has teamed up with South West Ambulance and will invest £5,000 in the life saving equipment.

Chris Wright, whose family used to run Exmouth Fun Park before eviction in September last year, has critised EDDC over a planned £150,000 temporary play park on the site in Queen’s Drive.

Aaron Mills, of Capel Lane, pleaded guilty at Exeter Magistrates Court to criminal damage at Fever and Boutiqpue Nightclub, in The Parade.

Christopher Jackson, 23, of Staple Mews, was caught with a Glock pistol-styled BB gun by door staff outside Fever and Boutique Nightclub, magistrates told.

Nathaniel Darby, 23, of Nelson Drive, admitted possession of the controlled drug at Exeter Magistrates Court.

More than 1,200 tonnes of rubbish was recycled in East Devon over Christmas and New Year - the equivalent of six blue whales.

“With a very kind donation like this, it will help us to get our minibus sooner, which will not only help out the members of Exmouth Gateway and their football team, Exmouth Tigers, but also other charities around Exmouth.” - Exmouth Gateway Club

Exmouth Air Cadets new HQ, near the top of Phear Park, includes a 25metre range for target shooting. The building has a drill hall and several classrooms for practical and academic lessons.

EDDC awards contract to playground equipment specialists for a Jurassic-themed play park ‘for all ages’.

The amount of money households have to pay towards the work of the town council is set to remain the same for 2018-19.

Woodbury Salterton Primary School has a new bandstand thanks to Tesco Bag for Life cash

East Devon District Council is asking Exmouth residents what they would like to see happen to the town’s public open spaces

Drug dealer Frank Searle, of Topsham, took a two-year-old child with him on a trip to sell drugs; Searle has been jailed after the buyer turned out to be an undercover police officer.

Slimming World consultants from the Exmouth area had the chance to meet music and TV star Peter Andre at the Slimming World Awards.

The deadline for applications for funding from the East Devon Parishes Together scheme is on Thursday, February 8.

East Devon District Council is planning to set aside £80,000 of taxpayers’ cash to investigate the long-term future of Budleigh Salterton’s coastal defences.

An application has been submitted for the 28-metre high observation wheel to return to Exmouth seafront for the next two summer seasons.

Exmouth Town Council oppose plan for temporary attractions on the form Fun Park site which is earmarked for redevelopment under phase three of the Exmouth regeneration scheme.

Tom Handley, from Exmouth, said he would be ‘forever grateful’ for the fantastic care he received from Royal Devon and Exeter’s stroke support team and the Stroke Association and he is now using his rehabilitation to raise money and awareness for the charity.

East Devon District Council planners have approved a propsal to turn a first-floor Budleigh flat into a dentist surgery.

A collection of food and groceries has been gathered for the Exmouth Community Larder.

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Giving an update to town councillors, inspector Antonia Weeks said that the town’s recent problem with antisocial behaviour has been ‘curtailed’.

The dead body of a dolphin was found on a section of Exmouth beach last week.

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