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The incident happened at 3.27am on Monday, November 23, outside Honiton Family Church.

Providing accommodation for gypsies and travellers is a legal requirement that East Devon District Council must meet through its Local Plan

IN A significant development in the proposals to locate a large gypsy and traveller site in Cranbrook, East Devon MP Hugo Swire has urged East Devon District Council to rethink its plans.

Dignataries gathered for anniversary celebrations at the Honiton Evangelist Church on Sunday. Ref mhh 6818-47-15SH. Picture: Simon Horn

Mayor Caroline Kolek, mace bearer Dave Retter and other dignitaries attended a special service, before enjoying a lunch.

Woodroffe students at the sculpture park

The students were able to broaden their contextual awareness and understanding as they were prompted about their own thoughts on the selected exhibits.

George Blake of AG Signs with last year's winners, nine year olds Simon Lazell and Isabel Cottrell. Ref mhh 0401-52-14TI. Picture: Terry Ife

A competition has been launched by Honiton company AG Signs to find 24 faces to be part of a festive garage display in Dowell Street.

Honiton High Street's Shoezone / Stead and Simpson store. Ref mhh 6814-47-15SH. Picture: Simon Horn

Shoe Zone bosses confirmed the store will close at Christmas. A spokesman for the national retailer says the closure is due to the lease of the building expiring,

Honiton Premier Inn set for January opening

Saturday, November 21, 2015
The Premier Inn at Turk's Head in Honiton. Ref mhh 6832-47-15SH. Picture: Simon Horn

The 66-bedroom hotel is currently being built on Turks Head Lane.

Geoff Gilbert with be cycling from Dieppe to Paris as part of a group raising people's awareness of climate change. Ref mhh 6792-47-15SH. Picture: Simon Horn

The 150-mile cycle ride from Dieppe, in northern France, to Paris is organised by relief and development charity Tearfund and Climate Stewards, a Christian environment charity.

Pictured at the cheque presentation (l to r) Libby Dibble, Christine Galvin, Tracey Voysey, and David Baker. Photo by Bill Coltham

Cry rings out for ‘any old iron?’ at All Saints

Recycling bags.

Households taking part in EDDC’s recycling trials in Feniton and Exmouth (The Colony) have until Monday, November 30 complete the online or paper questionnaire and return it to the council.

Police confirmed that the incident in Honiton was reported on Wednesday (November 18) at 1pm.

Axminster fire engine

Fire crews were called to the blaze at Stammery Hill at 2.36am this morning (Thursday).

My Devonshire Year by Margaret Pogson

Book to be launched by artist’s son at Seaton Town Hall this Friday - November 20

Axminster St John Ambulance long sevrice award winners (l to r)  Simon Enticott , Liz Runton, Tom Stuckey, Alan Dale, Di Tucker, Bryan Ball.

Volunteers put in 124 years of service between them

Gas cartridges scattered on the ground in Honiton Tesco Car Park.

A Herald reader recently came across the ‘seven or eight’ small metal canisters which contained nitrous oxide – or laughing gas – and equipment relating to its use in the town.

Shot in the arm for hospital funds

Wednesday, November 18, 2015
Stallholders Sheila Heys, Carole Booth, Di Pavey, Margraet Muir and Shirley Copp

Seaton League of Friends raise £1,290 at their Christmas fayre

Honiton Manor Nursing Home are sponsoring the cost of the Be First Aid Smart scheme for Honiton's Littletown's Academy. Pictured are Kiera O'Connor, David Foster, Tegan Doidge and Debbie Martin from Honiton Manor. Ref mhh 6356-47-15SH. Picture: Simon Horn

The ‘Be First Aid Smart’ scheme is being fronted by Councillor David Foster, EDDC’s health and wellbeing champion and former Honiton mayor.

The victims: Phil Garvey, 56, his wife Ann, 55, their daughter Emily, 23, and their 20-year-old son Daniel. Photos courtesy of Avon and Somerset Constabulary.

Pilot Phil Garvey, 56, his wife Ann, 55, their daughter Emily, 23, and their 20-year-old son Daniel died when their Dunkeswell-bound plane crashed near Churchinford, Somerset.

The finance committee will be making a recommendation of the budget and precept (the town council’s part of the council tax) request next Monday (November 23) at its quarterly meeting.

School governors replaced

Tuesday, November 17, 2015
Andrea Rice

Axminster Primary Academy’s governing body ‘no longer able to undertake their legal duties’ effectively

Police have launched an appeal for witnesses after the incident in Winscombe.

Between Sunday, October 12, and Monday, November 8, 35 offences were reported – a drop of six incidents compared to the same period last year.

Police confirmed that the victims were all from the same family. They were killed when a plane bound for Dunkeswell crashed into a field in Somerset.

Claire King with her dogs, Happy, Princess and Bella. Ref mhh 3943-45-15AW. Picture: Alex Walton

Claire King, who has severe breathing difficulties, a blood disorder in her legs and is visually impaired, claims she has been unfairly classified as ‘voluntarily homeless’ because she can’t find a property for her and her dogs.

Musbury school children are pictured with the new tiled artwork installed in their school that they created following a visit to the Tracey Estate near Honiton. Ref mha 5664-45-15SH. Picture: Simon Horn

Pupils gathered leaves and took bark rubbings to provide inspiration

Somerset and Avon Police confirmed that the six-seater aircraft crashed in Churchinford, Somerset.

Ken Basterfield at work on his honey farm.

The Friends of Sidmouth Library is inviting residents to enjoy a talk from the owner of the only beekeeper training centre in the country.

Eight-year-old Milly Morgan-Holloway has raised £700 for ELF.

The Honiton youngster has raised £700 for Exeter Leukaemia Fund.

Healthy beaver kits photographed on the River Otter this week by Sylvie Meller. Ref sho beaver5

Experts have confirmed beavers have not ‘disappeared’ from the River Otter, amid speculation that caused concern this week.

Lifeboat’s SOS for volunteers

Friday, November 13, 2015
Lyme lifeboat's latest  recruit is 21 year old sailing instructor Nikky Williams. Picture RICHARD HOROBIN

New recruits needed to join Lyme Regis RNLI crew

Thelma Hulbert Gallery hosted a spooky Hallowe'en night. Ref mhh 3485-45-15AW. Picture: Alex Walton

More than 700 people flocked to the gallery in Dowell Street, which was filled with clocks as part of international artist Luke Jerram’s Harrison’s Garden exhibit.

Eryn Newcombe with her portrait of The Queen and the letter from Buckingham Palace. Picture CHRIS CARSON

Primary Academy youngsters receieve a letter from Her Majesty

Charlie Vincent and his friends doing a fundraising Wobbly Walk at Payhembury Primary. Ref mhh 5923-45-15TI. Picture: Terry Ife

The visually impaired youngster has nystagmus, a condition which causes a continuous uncontrolled to-and-fro movement of the eyes.

The fire, which started this morning (Thursday), was from a Rayburn.

Devon Air Ambulance

The incident happened this morning (Thursday) at 8.48am.

Paul,Terry and Penny Shoobridge with their award. Ref mhh 5895-45-15TI. Picture: Terry Ife

Paul Shoobridge (pictured), of Silver Street-based Shoobridge Funeral Services, won the ‘Ashes into Glass’ award after scoring solidly in The British Institute of Funeral Directors (BIFD) qualification.

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