First jet plane to land in Branscombe and other news

07:00 16 November 2012


Branscombe Airfield’s new business venture is selling jets, and the first plane will land this weekend. Read this and more.

FESTIVE FUN: Beer WI is taking bookings for its Christmas lunch for over-60s until Wednesday, November 22.

Call 01297 20014 to book a place.

The meal will be held in the Mariners’ Hall on December 6 at 12.30pm.


RE-OPENING: The resurfacing of the Townsend coach park in Beer will be completed and it will reopen this weekend.

Devon County Council contributed a £5,000 grant towards the work that closed the park for five days to redraw the lines and repair the tarmac.

Resident permit-holders were informed of the closure by the parish council.


GET IMAGINATIVE: Beer WI’s new creative writing teacher Jackie Sitter is holding her first session at one of the members’ houses on November 19 at 7.30pm. Call Frances Lee on 01297 23589 for more information.


HARD-HITTING: The Beer Film Society is showing We Need to Talk about Kevin, featuring Tilda Swinton and John C Reilly as parents of a troubled child.

The doors at Steamers art gallery open at 7pm on Monday, ahead of the film starting at half past.

Tickets are £4 for members or £5 for non-members.

For more information email Rosemary Docherty at


PLANE BRILLIANT: Branscombe Airfield’s new business venture is selling jets, and the first plane will land this weekend.

Delayed by the recent storms in the US, Sidbury pilot Phil Clarke will fly the Total Eclipse plane from Chicago to Dunkeswell, where the airfield is long enough to land a jet.

The company has the sole rights to sell the aircraft to the European market.

More in next week’s Herald.


CHARITY SALE: Cancer Research UK is holding a table-top fundraiser in the Mariners’ Hall in Beer from 10am to 12noon on Saturday, December 1.

To book a table (£6) call Gill on 01297 20717.


YULETIDE RETAIL: Stores in Beer will be open for late-night shopping until 9pm on December 14, with many shops offering mulled wine and mince pies

The Mariners’ Hall will be filled with stalls and there will be a raffle, refreshments, people in Victorian dress and a very special visit from Father Christmas.

Anyone who wants a stall (£10) should call Caroline Arnold on 07710 809765.


FUEL LEAK: Fire crews from Colyton were called to Beer when a silver car was spotted leaking petrol in Fore Street last Friday morning.

The vehicle was isolated, a mechanic was requested and spill pads were used to soak up the fuel.


Other News Stories

27 minutes ago
Melissa Hockings, from Marpool Primary School, who was named as Children and Young People’s Workforce Apprentice of the Year at the Exeter College Apprenticeship Awards.

An Exmouth pre-school and nursery, and an apprentice at an Exmouth primary school, are celebrating after receiving awards for their work.

Read more
Yesterday, 16:30
New Kennaway House manager, Nikki Dawkins, with Michael James, David Leach, Bryan Dawkins and Michael Gordon-Lee. Ref shs 4446-47-15AW. Picture: Alex Walton

A new manager and chairman have taken the helm at a charity-run arts centre with a growing reputation in and beyond the Sid Valley.

Read more
Yesterday, 15:00
The Seaton Friends Hospiscare @ Home Team

The Seaton Friends Hospiscare @ Home Team service means patients no longer need to travel to the Exeter hospice to receive treatment, instead the hospice goes to them.

Read more
Yesterday, 12:30
Father Nick Batchelor with his daughters Rosie (left) and Grace (right)

A kind-hearted school pupil from Topsham has nominated her father for a community award.

Read more
Yesterday, 11:00
Students sleep rough at Honiton Community College.

The move was part of ‘The Big Sleep Out 2015’, fronted by homelessness charity Trinity.

Read more
Yesterday, 10:00
Go North Devon staff and volunteers collecting for the SOS Appeal. Picture: Tony Freeman

Appeal to North Devon companies to help preserve ring and ride plus shopmobility services

Read more
Yesterday, 10:00
Syria children were 'overwhelmed' to receive letters of friendship from Lympstone Primary School pupils.

‘There wasn’t a dry eye left’ as Lympstone Primary School pupils looked at pictures and watched a video of Syrian youngsters receiving letters of friendship.

Read more
Yesterday, 08:17
Was this artwork created by a celebrity? Place your bid in the Children's Hospice SW charity online auction

Children’s Hospice South West hosts secret online charity auction

Read more
Yesterday, 06:59
Betty Williams with Lamb and Flag landlord, Ron Miles, and Ottery mayor, Glyn Dobson. Ref sho 4475-52-14AW. Picture: Alex Walton

A widow, whose generous gesture to people facing Christmas alone last year touched hearts around the world, has spoken of her delight that preparations are under way for another festive feast.

Read more
Yesterday, 06:30
Overflowing recycling bins at Tesco, Salterton Road.

Supermarket chain Tesco has called for people to use its recycling area responsibly, after it was left strewn with dumped waste.

Read more

Local Weather

Partly Cloudy

Partly Cloudy

max temp: 9°C

min temp: 9°C

Most Read News

Great British Life

Great British Life

Place a family notice

Family Notices 24

Find a job in Devon

Local business directory

Devon's trusted business finder

FFind planning applications