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PC James Mackay, of Devon and Cornwall Police, is set to join the Honiton team as neighbourhood beat manager on Monday, July 13.

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Rows of shopping trolleys

An Aldi supermarket is set to be built on the outskirts of Topsham after city council planners gave it the green light.

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The puma kittens make their first public appearance. Picture: John Hammond

Cute cats make an early first appearance to enjoy the summer sunshine

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LÉ James Joyce speeds away from Appledore. Picture: Sarah Howells

Gazette reporter Sarah Howells joined the pilot boat on the River Torridge to wave LÉ James Joyce on her way to Ireland this morning (Thursday).

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Combe House in Gittisham. Ref mhh 9749-27-15TI. Picture: Terry Ife

Ken and Ruth Hunt have spent the last 17 years welcoming guests to Combe House, a Grade I listed Elizabethan Manor with an award-winning restaurant.

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How the Brunswick Wharf development could look.

Development in Bideford is unanimously approved by councillors after new marina report was submitted.

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Two men from Combe Martin will appear at North Devon Magistrates’ Court over New Year’s Day assault.

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Children's author, Laurence Anholt, met with Axminster library supervisor - Sarah Jones and Book Track award winners, Louisa Dare, Christopher Parker and Chirathi Nanayakkara. Ref mha 9864-26-15AW. Picture: Alex Walton

Christopher Parker, seven, Louisa Dare, six, and Chirathi Nanayakkara, nine, have now completed the challenge twice.

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Coopers Jewellery in Barnstaple High Street

Man will appear before magistrates this morning in connection with Barnstaple incident

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car driving fast into forest.

Fast-driving troublemakers in Exmouth can now be reported to the police more easily, as the authorities aim to crack down on the town’s ‘boy racers’.

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Devon sport

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Tuesday was the selected day for Bob Webber’s Emerton Court team (men’s over 60’s) to play the home leg of their third round match against Elfordleigh.

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Richard Baggs at the non-strikers end

Exmouth suffered a disappointing defeat to Bovey Tracey and arrived at the halfway mark in the Tolchards Devon league Premier Division campaign sitting sixth, some 32 points behind leaders North Devon.

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Ollie Reed bowling at home for Ottery. Ref shsp 9138-26-15TI. Picture: Terry Ife

At the halfway stage of the Devon Cricket League season, Ottery St Mary 1st XI hold a healthy 27-point lead at the head of C Division (East) after they returned to winning ways with an excellent all-round display at near neighbours, Seaton, writes Ian Townsend.

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Sidmouth lady bolwers received a visit from the ladies'  Devon County president, Margaret Brotheridge and 48 bowlers.

Sidmouth Bowls Club ladies pulled out all the stops to host 48 players and their visitors for the ladies’ Devon County president Margaret Brotheridge and also for Section Three captain, Jacky Howle (also senior vice-president), writes Susie Bonnell.

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Madeira's Margaret Mahon playing touring side Gloucester Co-op on Saturday. Ref exsp 2645-27-15SH. Picture: Simon Horn

It was non-stop action at Madeira Bowls Club in the past week, writes Mary Ann Dowrick.

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Tom Forsyth makes a most welcome visit to Sidmouth Bowls Club. He was welcomed by indoor captain Ron Cook and outdoor captain Mike Borst.

Sidmouth Bowls Club members were delighted earlier this week when a long-standing member, Tom Forsyth, visited the club for the first time in nearly nine years having suffered a serious stroke, writes Ron Cook.

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Sidmouth ladies sent two triples’ teams to play against Madeira in the latest round of the popular Over-50s League, writes Susie Bonnell.

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Topsham St James Under-12s were narriowly beaten when they took on Ottery St Mary at Bonfire Field, writes Sam Isard.

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On Saturday, it was the turn for the members to invite friends or past foes in club matches for the Invitation Open, writes John Barnard.

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The Sidmouth Ladies played their scratch and handicap competitions over two days.

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