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An Exmouth bus driver has been disqualified from driving after causing a collision.

Exmouth TSB staff Louise Grant and Ben Pollard with Branch Manager Derek Sowden are pictured presenting a cheque that will total £540 to Richard Cousins and John Arnold from Hospiscare. Ref exe 2551-50-14. Picture: Simon Horn.

Staff at an Exmouth bank have got on their bike for Hospiscare - to round off a successful year of charity fundraising.

Exeter Magistrates Court

An Exmouth couple could be disqualified from keeping dogs after they breached a control order.

The seafront Premier Inn is taking shape. Ref exe 8371-42-14SH Picture: Simon Horn

The new Premier Inn on Exmouth seafront has started recruiting staff to fill 23 positions, now a manager and assistant manager have been recruited.

Devon and Somerset Fire and Rescue Service has teamed up with Home Instead Senior Care.

A Budleigh-based care provider has teamed up with Devon and Somerset Fire and Rescue Service to create a stronger community support network for the elderly.

Exmouth Christmas Cracker 2014. Ref exe 2813-50-14AW. Picture: Alex Walton.

Exmouth puts on a festive feast and turns on the lights

Staff and school children open the new store on Fore Street

Pupils from Topsham School helped to open the new-look Co-op store in Fore Street.

Concerned residents of Knowle village will be taking to the streets to ensure that motorists passing through keep to the speed limit.

Local pensioners enjoyed a complimentary three course meal at Franklins on the Strand Gardens this week.  Ref exe 2764-50-14. Picture: Simon Horn.

Pensioners in Exmouth were treated to a three-course Christmas meal this week - courtesy of Franklins’ restaurant.

A drug user who threatened to kill his girlfriend has been ordered to receive drug rehab and psychiatric treatment by a judge, Matthew Mingo’s ‘paranoid episodes’ made him believe he was being chased by mystery assassins; he also attacked three people.

Fesitve fundraising at Ottery eatery

Friday, December 12, 2014
Robin Rea

An award-winning Ottery St Mary eatery is to host a festive fundraising feast next week in aid of a good cause.

Winter Solstice at academy

Friday, December 12, 2014
Neil Hampson

An exhibition featuring work from several West Country artists reopens tomorrow (Saturday, December 13) at East Devon Art Academy in Old Fore Street, Sidmouth.

Budleigh Salterton Hospital volunteers leaving after long service. Ann Bentley and Betty Downing cut their leaving cake together. Ref exb 3186-50-14AW. Picture: Alex Walton.

Volunteers call it a day after more than 25 years each.

Flooding in Exmouth earlier this year. The government has announced a multi-million pound flood defence programme for the town. Photo by Simon Horn. Ref exe 1817-06-14SH.

Cash to be provided by ministers

Pupils from Exmouth Community College's Exmouth Raptors American football programme helped Tesco's food bank appeal.

College Raptors don uniforms to collect donations

Exmouth Town Hall.

Business could boom for town centre traders, if the district council moves to Exmouth, say civic leaders.

Withycombe Raleigh Playgroup held their Christmas fair at the weekend. A giant teddy was one of the prizes on offer at the fete. Ref exe 1535-49-14AW. Picture: Alex Walton.

There was big fun with a big bear at the Withycombe Raleigh Playgroup Christmas Fair.

Eager Beaver, by Emma Bowring, which has raised £700 for the Devon Wildlife Trust's appeal to keep wild beavers on the River Otter.

A top TV presenter and an East Devon artist have joined the campaign to keep wild beavers on the River Otter.

The Owen Building at Rolle College

Finally, after a six-year struggle, the transformation of Rolle College into a community hub could be realised after Whitehall chiefs pledged £99,000

An exciting new music project could help Budleigh’s youngest children get a head start in music, if it gets backing from the community.

Fire: Two fire engines were called out to a living room fire in a second floor flat in Halyards on Sunday morning.

Woodbury Community Orchard’s Big Planting Day saw 30 trees planted taking the total up to just off 60 trees. These were part funded by a grant from The Tree Council. 1st Woodbury Guides who were obtaining their community challenge badge helped also Woodbury Rainbows and pupils from Woodbury School. Ref exv woodbury orchard1. Picture: Submitted

The people of Woodbury have come together again to plant trees and add to a developing community area.

The Rootin' Tootin' Shootin' group from Budleigh Salterton Carnival Club pictured at Axminster Carnival. Ref exb 6370-39-14SH Picture: Simon Horn

A club which has raised more than £100,000 for charities could be forced to end if it cannot find a new home.


A parlimentary candidate for Exmouth and East Devon has been reported to the police after a comment on one of her online posts said ‘cull all Tory councillors’.

Artist Tim Britton has written and illustrated a book about the Jurassic Coast

A new book that takes a quirky look at the Jurassic Coast has been published in time for Christmas.

Exmouth Community College's year nine boys football team.

Young footballers at Exmouth Community College are ready to mix it with the best in England after a storming start to their season.

Arctic explorer visits Brixington

Friday, December 5, 2014
Children at Brixington School were treated to a visit by Arctic Explorer Ben Collins this week, the visit was part of their term subject on the Polar regions. Ben is pictured with some children from years one and two. Ref exe 1848-49-14. Picture: Simon Horn.

Children from Brixington school had a visit from an Arctic explorer on Monday (December 1) as part of their focus on the polar regions.

Royal Navy sailors from Exmouth are helping to fight the Ebola crisis in West Africa.
RN Observer Lieutenant Robert Crewdson and Naval Air Engineer Petty Officer Paul Coombs, serving together with 820 Naval Air Squadron, are off Sierra Leone onboard the Royal Fleet Auxiliary ship, RFA Argus.

Royal Navy sailors from Exmouth are helping to fight the Ebola crisis in West Africa.

Little Bear Norman aged 3 shares a book with 101 year old Beattie Farley at the Welcome Centre's intergenerational project. Ref exe 9007-48-14TI. Picture: Terry Ife.

Some of Exmouth’s youngest and most elderly residents have been brought together, with the aim of bridging the gap between generations.

Nurse Jane Watson (right) receives the title of Queen's Nurse.

A senior community nurse has received top-level recognition for her high standards of care.

Liz Healy (centre) who was the original manager of the Exmouth Cards for Good Causes shop 25 years ago, pictured with current manager Janette Smith (right) and long-standing volunteer May Dyson (left).

A volunteer-staffed shop in Exmouth is marking 25 years of raising money for charity at Christmas.

MoD search for hero’s family

Thursday, December 4, 2014
The benches being returned to harbour

A special medal, bestowed to loved ones of the fallen, could belong to the family of a Falklands hero from Exmouth.

Ryan Draper,Pete Trapnell,Scott Edey and Mike Markham of White Watch all head for the finish line where it was declared a 'Dead Heat'. Ref exe 8964-48-14TI. Picture: Terry Ife.

Shoppers at an Exmouth supermarket would have seen a blue blur last week when they were joined by a team of firefighters on a charity challenge.

Three year old Jessica Packer helps out her grandparents with the shopping at the Otterton Community Shop this week. Ref exb 1885-49-14. Picture: Simon Horn.

The tills are finally ringing in Otterton after the village’s long- awaited community shop opened its doors.

A woman and child have been treated by ambulance crews after a carbon monoxide detector went off at a property in Lympstone.

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