Firefighter tackle Lympstone blaze and more news

A Lympstone home has been left damaged after a fireplace lintel caught alight. Read this and more news.

FOOD AWARD: The A la Ronde Tea Room is celebrating after winning a silver award in this year’s Taste of the West competition.

The eatery received the prize in the caf�/tea room section of the awards, which are given to caterers throughout the South West.

A la Ronde’s Paul Broom said: “This is a recognition for the high standards we have achieved using local, seasonal food.”

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VILLAGE FIRE: A Lympstone home has been left damaged after a fireplace lintel caught alight.

An appliance from Exmouth Fire Station went to the scene, following reports of a chimney fire, and extinguished the blaze using chimney gear, a thermal imaging camera and small tools.

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The lintel was severely damaged. The fire caused smoke damage to the surrounding room.

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CHARITY FAIR: Withycombe churches are holding their annual charity fair.

It takes place at St John the Evangelist Church Hall on Saturday, November 19, from 10am to 2.30pm.

The fair will feature a variety of stalls, including books, toys, preserves, cakes, toiletries and white elephant, as well as a grand draw for a luxury hamper, light refreshments, and entertainment from Withycombe Primary School pupils.

Admission is free, and money raised will go towards the Devon Air Ambulance Trust, Exmouth and Lympstone Hospiscare, ShelterBox, Open Door Centre and Wambli Ska Win Vision.

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