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Paul Gillard penned his first book, Amy the Ambulance and Friends, in 2013.

James Williams after his head shave

James, 15, sheds his long locks to aid the Teenage Cancer Trust

The President of Devon Petanque Region, John Thatcher, and Honiton mayor, Peter Halse, cut the ribbon to Honiton's new Petanque Club and court. Ref mhh 1130-12-15AW. Picture: Alex Walton

The petanque terrain at the Mountbatten Sports and Social Club was opened on Thursday, March 19.

Littletown Primary Academy School was visted by international athlete, Lynne Hutchison. Ref mhh 0992-12-15AW. Picture: Alex Walton

British rhythmic gymnast Lynne Hutchison visited Littletown Academy Primary School as part of the visit organised by charity Team Superschool.

Seaton's seafront Chine Cafe. Picture CHRIS CARSON

The district council is still looking for a long-term operator for the seafront business

Axminster Parish Church. Pictrure CHRIS CARSON

Services set to begin again on Palm Sunday following major refurbishment and repairs

Honiton Knitting Club busy knitting twiddle muffs for dementia patients at Royal Devon and Exeter hospital. Ref mhh 1218-12-15AW. Picture: Alex Walton

A knitting group from Honiton has been rustling up woolly handicrafts for dementia patients at Royal Devon and Exeter Hospital.

Kim Skinner,Paul and Tammy Marx,Adele Morris-Khan and Dawn Reid of Munchkins minature shetland rescue with ponies Pebbles,Deedee,Patchwork and Kaiser and Tess the dogs. Ref mha 4124-12-15TI. Picture: Terry Ife

Charity urgently needs funds to continue its work providing shelter for homeless Miniature Shetland Ponies

U3A groups showcased their clubs and creative skills at the Beehive this week and pictured with a stunning array of images is Photography Group leader Joan Blackledge. Ref mhh 0752-12-15SH. Picture: Simon Horn

The purpose of the afternoon was to showcase all of the current interest groups and the events due to take place in the coming year.

The roof is on at Seaton Jurassic visitor  centre set to open later this year. Pitcure CHRIS CARSON

Drop in event is planned at the town hall to recruit helpers for the new centre

The Red Arrows in action

The RAF Falcons parachute display team will also drop in during this summer’s lifeboat week

Upottery Primary School's new headmaster, Jason Edge. Ref mhh 1283-12-15AW. Picture: Alex Walton

Jason Edge, who will be moving to new town Cranbrook soon, took over the school in January.

Police appeal for information after rear window smashed

Gabriel Tipney from the Animal Care Team at Ferne with one of the bunnies.

Excitement is building at Ferne Animal Sanctuary for its upcoming ‘Easter Eggstravaganza’.

Drunken young musician broke her wrist and arm after colliding with a wall

Whittons first auction of the year. Ref mhh 4061-11-15TI. Picture: Terry Ife

Last week saw the first auction of the year take place for Whittons Auctioneers and Valuers.

The Glen, Honiton.

Honiton police swooped on a beauty spot and caught some youths vandalising saplings in the Glen.

A skydiving company is offering people the chance to plunge 15,000ft in a tandem skydive to raise money for Honiton-based charity Devon Freewheelers.

A presentation from florist Sarah Hills-Ingyon will show how to make flower arrangements and decorations.

Feniton Blue Peter talk

Saturday, March 21, 2015
St Andrew's Church, Feniton

An evening with Blue Peter producer Alex Leger in Feniton will reveal untold stories from behind the badge.

Design for Lyme's new skatepark

West Dorset planners give the go ahead for the £150,000 facility

From Tuesday, February 10, to Sunday, March 8, there were 18 recorded offences in town.

East Devon sees the eclipse

Friday, March 20, 2015
The solar eclipse as seen from Cranbrook. Ref mhc 1254-12-15AW. Picture: Alex Walton

This morning’s partial eclipse took place in East Devon around 9.25am.

The eclipse over Barnstaple Pannier Market. Picture: John Fisher

Despite a hazy start to the morning, people across North Devon are getting set to watch first major solar eclipse since 1999.

Wise Owls leave the nest

Friday, March 20, 2015
All Saints Wise Owls Pre School went on a visit to Axminster Library. Picture CHRIS CARSON

All Saints playgroup takes a trip to Axminster

Carol Gilson hands over the 100th scooter to Lyn Shaw. Ref mhh 4077-12-15TI 100TH. Picture: Terry Ife

The scheme was launched after Joe, Carol’s husband of 15 years, died of cancer in 2008.

Pupils at Musbury Primary School combined Red Nose Day with a tree planting ceremony as they took part in a traditional wassailing ceremony. Picture: CHRIS CARSON

Musbury Primary School children take part in a tradtional wassailing ceremony to boost the apple harvest

The scene on the A30 Honiton earlier today (Thursday). Photo submitted by Alice Mangeng.

The incident resulted in a trailer going through the central reservation and one car on its side.

Art society appeals for new members

Thursday, March 19, 2015

The Honiton-based group welcomes artists of all abilities and non-artists who have a general interest in art.

A sneak peek at the new exhibition at the Thelma Hulbert Gallery.

Coming to Thelma Hulbert Gallery (THG) on Saturday, March 28, the interactive display promises to stimulate the auditory and visual senses of visitors.

St Paul's Church, Honiton.

The 59-year-old says uneven paving slabs, overhanging bushes, and A-boards outside shops contribute towards his problems in town.

Chancellor George Osborne set out his final budget before May’s General Election.

In this political sketch, political editor Annabelle Dickson takes a look at the pre-election budget.

HALFF shop assistant Lynn Wellman	Picture: chris carson

New course beginning soon to show people how to prepare nutritious meals

Axminster firefighters (l to r) : front row  Luke Garrett, Jason Hill, Ian Turner, Karl Moore, Roy Huxford; back row.   Darren Gould, Phil Garrett, Steve McAuley, Mike Beviss, Jade Tregale, Scott Clarke.

New recruits wanted to join the crew

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