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Mark and Paula Perkins, from the West Midlands, have arranged their holiday to coincide with Lifeboat Week and offered to join the team of fundraisers.

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Sidmouth’s children are at the most risk of being hit by a car while leaving school - but campaigners and county highways chiefs are divided on the best way to keep youngsters safe.

Yesterday, 15:00

The college, which has been awarded £2million to develop the centre, is aiming to start construction in spring 2016.

Yesterday, 15:00
The wedding dress and posh frock party raised more than £800.

The ‘posh frocks and wedding dress’ bash, put on by Angela Lloyd and Vanessa Prettejohn, helped raise money for their friend, Lynsey Fearn, who is set to take on the mountain clibm later this year.

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Yesterday, 14:51
The Shannon is recovered after its first shout. Picture: RNLI Jane Perrin

Stricken yachtsmen picked up in double quick time as new Shannon class heads for her first rescue

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Yesterday, 12:30
Brixington Pre-School sports day. Ref exe 9382-26-15TI. Picture: Terry Ife

Fun was had by all when Brixington Pre-school held its sports day at Knappe Cross Community Centre.

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Yesterday, 12:10
Recycling collections are set to resume in Torridge next week.

Service ‘as normal’ from Monday, says district council.

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Yesterday, 11:43

Police want to hear from a woman who helped a teenage girl after an alleged attack near Bear Street Cemetery

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Yesterday, 11:00
Mountlands Language School held a party at The Point for the support given by its host families. Ref exe 9867-26-15AW. Picture: Alex Walton

An Exmouth-based international language school celebrated a recent award by taking its host families out for a party.

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Yesterday, 10:45
Glove ceremony officals (L to r) Town Crier Nick Goodwin, Mayor Douglas Hull,  Lord of the Manor Jim Rowe, Rev John Streeting and ‘keeper of the glove’ John Tarling. Picture:  CHRIS CARSON

Crowds gathered on the Minster Green to hear Lord of the Manor Jim Rowe proclaim the 800th anniversary of the royal charter of 1215, granting the town its annual fair.

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Yesterday, 08:00
The proposed Lidl store in Bideford.

Proposals have gone in to Torridge District Council for Clovelly Road site, with consultation event tomorrow (Wednesday).

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Yesterday, 07:00
The trio at the start of their charity ride

Father and son Neal and Matt Fulls and their friend Chris Pope took nine days to cycle the 1,000 miles from the tip of mainland Scotland to the most westerly point in Cornwall.

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Yesterday, 06:30

There’s a new face at the helm of a group of town traders, after Helen Warren was elected as the new chairman of Budleigh in Business.

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Yesterday, 06:30
Paul Walker.

Land earmarked for housing could be used instead for education if Sidmouth Primary School’s aim to expand is included in East Devon’s development blueprint.

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Straitgate quarry plans aerial view

Ottery’s community has united in opposition to a proposed 100-acre quarry that has been slammed as ‘shocking’ and ‘detrimental to the town’.

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Mon, 16:00

Businesses that have loyally supported the Honiton economy say they are being forced out of an industrial estate to make way for a 150-homes development.

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Mon, 15:00
Axe Valle Communityy College Sixth former Ciaran Murphy at the grand piano with staff and students.

It was a grand performance – in every sense – when students and staff presented ‘A Chamber Music Recital’ at The Axe Valley Community College.

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Mon, 14:53

Victim left with facial injuries following Bideford assault.

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Mon, 12:51
Scenes from Barnstaple Elephant Day.

Crowds turned out to enjoy a busy Barnstaple Elephant Day on Saturday.

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Mon, 12:30

Budleigh could take control of its own destiny when it comes to housing development, after civic leaders agreed to investigate a Neighbourhood Plan for the town.

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Mon, 11:30
Issy Coman, Elizabeth Heighway and Milly Chaplyn.

There was a sense of sunshine and summer days on at The Axe Valley Community College as the music department put on their Summer Spectacular Concert to a packed audience.

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Mon, 11:00

Budleigh Salterton residents facing the prospect of a cycle track being built behind their homes are hopeful their concerns will be listened to after planners agreed to meet them

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Mon, 10:37
The boat on fire at Instow on Saturday. Picture: Graham Hobbs

Witnesses sought after estuary-side blaze on Saturday night

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Mon, 07:00
Barnstaple Race for Life 2015. Picture: Andy Keeble

All smiles in Barnstaple as cancer fundraiser starts with showers but ends in sunshine.

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Mon, 07:00
The Colyton physics  students

Georgia Stidwell, 16, from Colyton, has won second prize in the University of Birmingham’s Young Geographer Photography Competition.

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