Kite-surfer rescued off Exmouth and other news

PUBLISHED: 07:00 10 February 2013

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A kite-surfer was rescued by air ambulance on Sunday afternoon from Sandy Bay beach. Read this and more.

AIR RESCUE: A kite-surfer was rescued by air ambulance on Sunday afternoon from Sandy Bay beach.

The 26-year-old man had injured his knee.

An ambulance and the Devon Air Ambulance responded to a call at 3.42pm.

He was taken to Derriford for treatment.

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IMPROVEMENTS ON TAP: Improvements to waterworks in East Devon are to coincide with falling water bills.

South West Water said the average household bill is set to drop by more than seven per cent, while the company ploughs £460,000 a day into improving the county’s water and sewerage infrastructure.

East Devon’s water treatment works, waste water treatment, reservoirs and pipe networks are due to undergo a facelift and upgrading from now until 2014, as part of the water company’s £168million investment programme.

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FRIENDLY DATES: Exmouth’s FriendsUK Social Group holds weekly coffee mornings in the town, and also Bow.

The group is always keen to recruit new members. Go along for a coffee and a chat at 10.30am every Friday, at the Devoncourt Hotel, Tuesday, at Greenfingers Garden Centre, or each Monday, at the same time, at Bow Garden Centre.

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