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Lyme Regis RNLI management team fills important vacancies

Emergency services from across East Devon are tackling a major blaze in Honiton.

The Ax-Pedition cycle challenge

Friday, February 27, 2015
Aspire team (l to r) Mitch Hopkins, Harriet Searle, Chris Long, Josh Moughton, Kayleigh Axtell, Adam Godfrey, Charlotte Vincent, Ben Vine, Philip Rowe and Grant Jones.

Axminster company gears up for fundraising bike ride

Rebecca Hancock who is doing a sky dive is pictured with Mike Rock from Dream-A-Way. Ref mhh 3672-09-15TI. Picture: Terry Ife

Eighteen-year-old Rebecca Hancock is taking on the skydive - despite having only flown on a plane once in her life.

Nicola Russell with the Hidden Gems calendar which raised a massive £5,000 for Axminster's Minster Church. Photo by CHRIS CARSON

Axminster Church team set to repeat contest after first one raised £5,000

Mary Anning

Remains of razor-toothed marine reptile has been named after Lyme’s Mary Anning

Clark Adams with Ruby's nine surviving pups. Photo CHRIS CARSON

Couple overwhelmed by offers of help to feed nine hungry mouths

Neil Parish MP at the launch of Manifesto for Cats.

Cats Protection, the nation’s leading cat charity, unveiled the ten point document, with support from PetPlan, at a reception attended by more than 35 MPs and Lords.

The result of two drug search warrants conducted in Uplyme.

Suspected cannabis plants seized in property raids.

What Axminster's new Christmas lights could look like

Axminster set for its best ever Christmas illuminations

Heather Penwarden with some of the Honiton Community College students that will help to build a website. Ref mhh 2901-07-15TI. Picture: Terry Ife

Honiton Dementia Action Alliance Group needs £3,000 to make the online platform become a reality.

Axminster Hospital.

Axminster League of Friends and NHS Trust given time to recruit more nurses

John and Gildor, in the summer of 2014

Funds have been pouring in for traveller John Treagood, after the sad death of his much-loved horse, Gildor. John is appealing for help to find a new wagon; sentiment is preventing him from using Gildor’s equipment. Can you help?

Glen incident sparks pathway safety fears

Monday, February 23, 2015
The old bridge at The Glen, Honiton. Ref mhh 6873-06-15AW. Picture: Alex Walton

A female mobility scooter-user on footpath eight narrowly avoided a drop on to rocks below.

Pictured at the new homes are (l to r) Justin Cartwright (Sanctuary), Cllr Steph Jones, Cllr Douglas Hull, Helen Harding-Bentley, Rebecca Hare-Scott (Sanctuary), Cllr Jill Elson and Paul Lowe, EDDC housing enabling officer.

Ten new properties already allocated to local families

Seaton West campaigner Martin Shaw. Photo CHRIS CARSON

Campaigners call public meeting to rally support

Ready with the speed gun PCSOs Andy Trott and Hayley Widger
Picture: CHRIS CARSON

Police launch new campaign to target drivers who go too fast

Neil Parish MP

Neil Parish, who is also chairman of the All-Party Parliamentary Group for Animal Welfare, has led numerous campaigns to tackle irresponsible dog owners and ‘status dogs’.

Year 4 youngsters perform ‘Friends Forever’

Year 4 youngsters lead the singing and signing for Friends Forever

The Honiton Glen Conservation Group with a giant postcard presented to them by Michael Sherwood. Audrey Goddard, Maurine Smith and David Nicholls at the location of the old bridge in the 1904 postcard. Ref mhh 6867-06-15AW. Picture: Alex Walton

The giant card, donated by Honiton resident Michael Sherwood, depicts an attractive scene with the still-existing rustic stone bridge in the foreground.

Mayor Gaynor Sedgwick cuts a ribbon to open Beachcroft B&B in Seaton with (L to r) Steve Wainwright, Melanie Letheren, of Beach Belles B&B, town crier David Craner, Pat Booth of Mariners B&B and Helen Wainwright. Photo by CHRIS CARSON

Town crier says the resort has plenty to shout about

Statistics reveal that 17 offences were recorded between Tuesday, January 13, and Monday, February 9.

Axminster Hospital.

Campaigners fighting for the return of inpatient beds at Axminster Hospital say recent staff recruitment days were a big success.

Woman died after fall, inquest hears

Tuesday, February 17, 2015
County Hall in Exeter.

Coroner for Exeter and Greater Devon, Dr Elizabeth Earland, recorded a conclusion of accidental death.

The Honiton Beehive. Picture by Alex Walton. Ref mhh 2243-34-14AW

A proposed ‘mediation exercise’ will be undertaken by the South West Audit Partnership and provide an ‘independent objective assessment of the Beehive process’.

Tenants are being sought for five new properties

Rotary club social organiser and former member of the lifeboat crew, Jim Moseley, hands the lifeboat donation to members of the crew.

Lyme RNLI team appeal for two new recruits to act as Deputy Launching Authorities

Former Fleet Street journalist and Uplyme resident William Halden, who has died, aged 82. The photo was taken last year at his daughter Willa's wedding.

A Fleet Street and magazine journalist – who moved to Uplyme in the 1980s, helped elderly residents, led the parish council for six years and headed a local conservation group – has died, aged 82.

Skydivers are needed for a tandem jump world record attempt.

All participants will jump from 15,000 feet - the maximum height you can jump from without an oxygen supply.

Siren set to sound out

Monday, February 16, 2015
The speakers for the siren being fitted to outside of the boathouse. Picture by Adrian Ragbourne.

A new emergency call siren has been fitted to the lifeboat station in Lyme Regis.

Axminster fire engine

Victim locked in the loo after collapsing in the early hours of Valentine’s Day.

Six incidents of crime were recorded in Colyton in January, including £100 worth of damage to play equipment.

Half-term fun at Honiton Library

Sunday, February 15, 2015

A spot the difference competition and storytime event will be held at Honiton Library this month.

Escot boot camp. Ref shs 7013-07-15AW. Picture: Alex Walton

A face full of mud followed by an icy bath is not the usual way people spend their Saturdays, unless they are taking part in a military-style fitness class.

The rare set of Chinese drums that will be featured at a charity event in Seaton.

A rare set of dragon drums – imported from China and used to celebrate the Chinese New Year and to perform the dragon dance – are one of the highlights at a charity event coming up in Seaton at the end of the month.

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