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New figures for those claiming Jobseekers’ Allowance (JSA) show a rise of eight from the end of June to the end of August.

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Crowds waved and cheered as the Sea King flew overhead. Picture: Elliot Anderton

Brand new search and rescue base at St Athan means Chivenor’s 22 Squadron will no longer carry out rescues in North Devon.

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Members of Exmouth Air Cadets with their Wing Activities Competition trophies. From left to right: Corporal Richard Buston, Cadet Jodie Pointer, Cadet Tayor Roberts, Cadet Thomas Sanderson, Corporal Safeen Kay.

Members of Exmouth Air Cadets are celebrating after winning trophies at their Wing Activities Competition.

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Jimmy Cricket with youngsters from the Exmouth School of Performing Arts.

Young performers from Exmouth have taken to the stage alongside a legendary comedian.

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P6566-04-09SH A view of St Andrews church in Colyton.
Picture by Simon Horn.

One family named the town the 16th best place to live in its annual family hotspot report.

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North Devon Council will be among those encouraging youngsters to take an interest in politics

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Ursula Makepeace and Beer volunteers with their awards from south west in bloom. Ref shb 4274-40-15TI. Picture: Terry Ife

Beer has reached the national finals of the Britain in Bloom competition for the first time in its history.

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Topsham Flood Wardens Adrian Folland and cllr Margaret Baldwin are among around a dozen wardens who will help to co-ordinate efforts in the event of flooding and the pair are pictured on their way to check properties on Ferry Road as part of the exercise this week. Ref ext 2229-39-15SH. Picture: Simon Horn

Organisers of a flood defence test held in the town said people living in the vulnerable areas were very well prepared.

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Sue Ashmole and Phil Alexander with alpaca and residents at Herons Lea.

Residents of Herons Lea enjoy the attentions of some cute long-necked visitors

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Coroner believes Edward Ireland may have had family in Devon.

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Devon sport

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Feniton bagged a berth in the next round of the Devon Senior Cup after an extra-time 3-2 success over Newtown.

Axminster Town action versus Appledore

Axminster Town skipper Jonny Hurford was the star of the show as the Tigers made it three wins in seven days and four in succession with a 2-1 win at Bovey Tracey.

Gliders were flying all day at Devon & Somerset Gliding Club's Open Weekend

Although the weekend weather was poor, there were good soaring conditions on both Wednesday and Thursday at Devon and Somerset Gliding Club.

Yesterday, 15:07

Feniton Under-13s made it four games without defeat this season with a deserved success born out of a solid all-round show against Exeter Panthers.

Yesterday, 15:04
Football goalnet. Ref shsp 7216-33-15SH. Picture: Simon Horn

Broadclyst Under-8s bagged a brace of victories when they played their latest round of matches in the Exeter and District Youth League.

Yesterday, 14:16
Football flag. Ref exsp 7256-33-15SH. Picture: Simon Horn

Brixington Blues and Exmouth United played out a thrilling local derby when they met in an Exeter and District Youth League Under-16 Division Two game.

Yesterday, 11:14
Exmouth Spartans team who play in Fresha League Division Eight are keen to thank East Devon Council, DMS Bricklaying and Richards Roofing for the invaluable sponsorship that has enabled them to get up and running.

Exmouth Spartans have made a good start to the new Fresha League season.

Yesterday, 10:49
Eilidh Cameron (left) with East Devon ladies captain Sandra Sydenham. Picture: BARBARA MELLOR

The ladies of East Devon Golf Club have competed for the final trophies of the season in the Autumn Meeting, writes Helen Chiver.

Yesterday, 08:48
Action from the Somerset Rebels KO Cup 1st leg match at Rye House Picture: COLIN BURNETT

The ‘Cases’ Somerset Rebels are the 2015 Premier League KO Cup Champions, the Rebels beating the Edinburgh Monarchs 92-88 on aggregate, writes Ian Belcher.

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Sidmouth Town played Heathcote at the Manstone ground on Saturday. Ref shsp 7239-33-15SH. Picture: Simon Horn

Sidmouth Town skipper Aaron Doble is unavailable through work commitments for the Vikings Saturday (October 3) home meeting with strugglers Liverton.

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