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Craig Boyde will be cycling from Watchet in Somerset to West Bay in Dorset on Sunday, May 17.

Local dignitries at the gardening event at the Honiton Hospice day care centre. Ref mhh 5386-16-15TI. Picture: Terry Ife

A team from Honiton Round Table and other volunteers gave their time to help plant the garden at Hospiscare’s new day hospice in Honiton.

Devon Freewheelers operates daily ‘hand-to-mouth’, never knowing where its next penny will come from.

The Lions' Santa float could enjoy an even brighter welcome when it visits Colyton again this year. Photo Ian Barradale.

An offer is in place to brighten up the town with new Christmas lights this year.

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Five candidates for Tiverton and Honiton have been answering questions at various hustings events.

Prime Minister David Cameron (left) and Mayor of London Boris Johnson with 3 year old Stephanie during a General Election campaign visit to Advantage Children's Day Nursery in Surbiton, Surrey. Photo: Chris Radburn/PA Wire

David Cameron is launching the Conservatives’ first English manifesto, with a promise of changes to ensure that English MPs have the final say on income tax rates in England.

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Pupils at All Saints Primary School celebrate their glowing Ofsted report. Picture CHRIS CARSON

Ofsted inspectors rate it ‘good with oustanding features’

Fire crews pump out the Axminster hair and beauty salon. Picture: CHRIS CARSON

Axminster hair and beauty salon gets a wash and dry

Anne Barratt receives her BEM fpr services to young people in Dunjeswell at a ceremony at County Hall recently. Ref mhh BEM 4. Picture: Matt Austin

Anne Barratt has been Dunkeswell Youth Club’s chairman since it formed 12 years ago.

The late Lisa Williamson

Night worker Lisa Williamson may have fallen asleep at the wheel, an inquest is told

Dan Lavery of the Devon Freewheelers. Ref exe 1256-13-15SH. Picture: Simon Horn

Devon Freewheelers’ founder Daniel Lavery’s life changed forever in 2005 when his wife, Shelley collapsed while pregnant with their youngest child.

Mo Ayling, DFW volunteer

Maurice ‘Mo’ Ayling joined Devon Freewheelers three years ago as a fundraiser and rider.

Mark Newton who has been touring around Britain for two years on his mobility scooter in aid of various charities makes a stop at Honiton Tesco. Mark meets The Baton charity founder, Alan Rowe and Tesco staff Duncan Sheridan-Shaw and Kim Hutchinson. Ref mhh 3163-16-15AW. Picture: Alex Walton

Mark Newton has already raised more than £43,000 for a clutch of military charities from his travels.

Axminster Police Station. Picture: CHRIS CARSON

Police appeal for witnesses

Gill Day, PA to Daniel Lavery

Gill Day, 45, from Honiton, is personal assistant to Devon Freewheeler’s founder Daniel Lavery.

Devon Freewheelers is always keen to recruit new volunteers to promote the charity and raise vital funds.

Devon Freewheelers is a team of 50 volunteer emergency vehicle drivers.

Tim Dallaway wins the All Stars Invitation Race at Red Marley Hill Climb 2015. Photo by Eric Miles.

Tim Dallaway, of Fern Lane, was one of 16 riders personally invited to compete in the All Stars Invitation Race at Red Marley Hill Climb.

Seaton resident Jimmy Purvis gets a surprise 90th birthday performance by Uplyme Morris Men

Uplyme Morris men descend on sleepy Seaton street

Learning how to cook tasty meals for one

The charity is inviting people to join its Cooking for One group and learn to spice up their menus.

Seaton Neighbourhood policing team with Natwest Bank officials and customers of their new mobile service

Seaton officers will be at the new mobile bank to offer help and advice

Pictured with Jane Bremner from the club and shirt sponsosrs are club members Paul and Judith Moffitt with Tabitha Young, the club's youngest member.

Members have been provided by club sponsors Wood Farm Caravan and Camping Park, at Charmouth.

Conservation volunteers at Holyford Woods.

Pond near Colyford is being developed into an important habitat for woodland critters

The Exeter Morris Men performing at Exmouth's Bicton Inn. Photo: Paul Strange.

Morris dancing is one of the most English of pastimes, so it’s only fitting that people attending a St George’s Day festival should have a chance to see it in its full glory.

The River Axe, at Axminster, which is being polluted by a smelly discharge. Picture CHRIS CARSON

Environment officers appeal for help to track down source of Axminster river pollution

The Honiton police team have seen a drop in annual crime.

In all, 41 crimes were reported between Monday, March 9, and Sunday, April 12.

District bosses are warning residents about a council tax refund scam.

Labour Party leader Ed Miiband and Scottish National Party leader Nicola Sturgeon during the BBC Challengers' Election Debate 2015. Photo: Stefan Rousseau/PA Wire

David Cameron has warned of more borrowing and taxes if Ed Miliband does a deal with the Scottish National Party (SNP) to become Prime Minister.

Ex soldier Mark Newton Mark (3rd right, front row) and members of the Seaton Branch of the Royal British Legion in Jubilee Gardens.Photo by IAN BARRADALE

Disabled veteran is given a guard of honour as he visits the town

Dan Lavery of the Devon Freewheelers. Ref exe 1256-13-15SH. Picture: Simon Horn

Devon Freewheelers’ founder Daniel Lavery explains what prompted him to sell the family home to start up a charity that would become a vital lifeline throughout Devon

Devon Freewheelers. Ref exe 1280-13-15SH. Picture: Simon Horn

Devon Freewheelers operates ‘hand-to-mouth’, with founder Daniel Lavery checking the daily bank balance through his fingers. Find out how you can help the lifeline charity.

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Devon Freewheeler’s founder Daniel Lavery sold the family home to start up the lifeline charity as a way of thanking the ‘hidden hero’ who saved his wife’s life.

Dan Lavery of the Devon Freewheelers. Ref exe 1231-13-15SH. Picture: Simon Horn

As a charity, the Devon Freewheelers runs ‘hand-to-mouth’ on a daily basis.

Daniel's wife, Shelley, who needed the help of a 'hidden hero', inspiring the birth of Devon Freewheelers charity

Dad-of-six Daniel, now 44, said: “Shelley was in distress and they needed to carry out an emergency caesarean. They took her to theatre. I was at her head.

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Thursday, April 16, 2015

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