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    • Collision on the A30 near Honiton, Police Appeal for witnesses

      Police investigating a road traffic collision at the junction of the A30 and James Lane, near Honiton soon after 8am, on Tuesday 11 May, are appealing for witnesses to come forward. A motorbike rider went on to a grass verge and collided with a small wall near a commercial garage.

    • Serious collision, A380 Newton Abbot, Police Appeal for Witnesses

      Police are appealing for information about a one-vehicle collision on the A380 near Newton Abbot yesterday, Tuesday 11 May, during which five occupants of a car were seriously injured. The incident involved a maroon Peugeot 207 and occurred at around 10.30am on the southbound carriageway at Mamhead Cross. Five occupants were taken to Torbay, Derriford and the Royal Devon & Exeter hospitals for treatment.

    • Nature left to flourish in numerous East Devon green spaces

      A number of small green spaces across East Devon will remain uncut and left to flourish, allowing nature to thrive. Information sign boards will soon be put up in the selected areas where vegetation and grass will be left to grow wild. EDDC is inviting residents to keep a look out for longer vegetation in our green spaces and see what wildlife they can spot. Residents are also being encouraged to take part in the ‘No Mow May’ campaign.

    • Dawlish Woman rescued from house fire in Dawlish

      The occupant of a property in Dawlish had a lucky escape after neighbours heard the smoke alarm sounding and became concerned after trying to alert them by ringing their doorbell and getting no reply. 3 fire appliances from Dawlish and Teignmouth were mobilised and on scene within minutes of the initial call.

    • Devon County Council Launch 'Share this Space' Campaign

      ‘Share this Space’ encourages everyone to Be alert, be patient and be nice. This will help create a pleasant environment for everyone and hopefully reduce potential conflict or collisions.

    • Drug dealer from Liverpool jailed after having £630,000 Cocaine hidden in his van on his way to Devon

      A drug dealer from Liverpool caught in Devon with £630,000-worth of cocaine hidden in an elaborate secret compartment in his van has been jailed for nine years. Jonathan Kenney had been stopped by police on the M5 in Cullompton when officers discovered the huge haul of narcotics stashed in the back of the vehicle

    • Alison Hernandez vows to get tough on crime as she retains PCC role

      The Conservative candidate was re-elected to the role with an increased majority on her 2016 win after counting on Monday. Incumbent Hernandez was being challenged by Labour’s Gareth Derrick, the Liberal Democrats Brian Blake, and Stuart Jackson of the Green Party, and she came agonisingly close of a first round victory, scoring 49.97 per cent of the votes, just short of the 50 per cent required. After the second round of voting, she increased her majority to 65.2 per cent, up on the 51.1 per cent she won in 2016 with.

    • Police Appeal after serious assaults, Exeter

      Police investigating serious assaults on a man and a woman in an alleyway in the Whipton area of Exeter are appealing for information.

    • Dismay as vandals ruin Exmouth beach shelter

      East Devon District Council is urging members of the public to contact Devon and Cornwall Police if they have any information about who wrecked the shelter

    • Devon & Somerset Fire Service were called to a fire in a converted bus on Friday.

      Devon & Somerset Fire Service were called to a fire in a converted bus on Friday. Initially one appliance from Dawlish was sent to smoke seen in the distance.  On arrival the crew discovered a vehicle alight close to a barn and requested 2 further appliances from Middlemoor and Danes Castle (Exeter) were sent.

    • Police Warning: Beware of a cold caller asking to buy a motor home

      Police are warning residents that if they are approached and asked to sell their motorhome, car, or motorcycle by an unsolicited person - someone they don't know and have not been in contact with - they could be at risk of being scammed.

    • Exmouth's Open Door Centre is getting ready to open on the 17th May

      Once open they will be asking you to 'pay what you can' as a way to help the community after lockdown. The menu is the same but the means of payment has changed.   Once people order, they place their money in a donations box rather than pay at the till.  

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    • The Deaf Academy shortlisted at the Tes FE Awards 2021

      The Deaf Academy has been recognised for its outstanding use of technology in delivering remote teaching and learning in a national education award.                 The Exmouth-based academy has been shortlisted in the TES FE Awards for 2021, and as the only SEN provision shortlisted in this category, it has set the standards of what is possible for Deaf providers all across the country.

    • Support ‘vital’ children’s hospice charity celebrating 30 years this month

      The Chief Executive of a leading South West children’s charity is calling on people to continue to support ‘vital’ local hospice care for children and families. Eddie Farwell, who co-founded Children Hospice South West (CHSW) with his wife Jill 30 years ago this month, said lifeline support for families is as important in 2021 as it was in 1991.

    • Devon Air Ambulance proud to remain independent

      A parliamentary debate was held recently to discuss a petition presented to Government for air ambulances across the UK to be centrally funded. However, Devon Air Ambulance (DAA) is extremely proud of its independence and wants to remain that way. In recent years our local air ambulance charity has worked incredibly hard to become clinically independent and now operates a fleet of 2 aircraft and 2 rapid response Critical Care Cars, carefully tailoring an emergency medical service for the people they serve in Devon and the Southwest.

    • Run for donkeys in the world’s biggest marathon

      The Donkey Sanctuary is inviting people to become part of its intrepid team of runners in this year’s London Marathon, which takes place on Sunday 3 October. With four participants already signed up, the international animal welfare charity has five places still available for the Virgin Money London Marathon, with another five places available in the Virtual Virgin Money London Marathon.

    • Photography competition – Your photo could feature in Wild East Devon’s 2022 calendar

      To celebrate “Bluebell Week” starting this week, East Devon District Council has launched a photo competition to find the best spring photographs of 2021. It could be photos of landscapes, wild flowers or wildlife you have spotted this spring. Simply submit your entry by email to or tag your image on social media with @eastdevon and #springeastdevon before the closing date on 31st May.

    • Local band seek new players and committee members

      As coronavirus restrictions ease there’s never been a better time to join this popular and relaxed ensemble. Whether you’ve been playing for 20 years or just 2 the band welcome musicians of all ages and ranges of experience and have a particular need for trombone players at the moment.

    •   Bank Holiday World Record Attempt at Teignmouth for Devon Air Ambulance

      Rowing enthusiasts Sarah Luxton and Lucy Bufton have set themselves the ultimate challenge! They are planning to break a world record for the longest continuous Tandem Ergo-Row whilst raising vital funds for Devon Air Ambulance.  Rowing for 60hrs over the Bank Holiday Weekend.

    Sport News

    • In Local Sport...

      With local cricket now entering its third weekend all teams will hope for better weather than last weekend as games were called of or abandoned. In football there are a few local fixtures this weekend.

    • Local Sport - Rugby

      Topsham beat Withycombe Colts by 33 pts to 12


      Bristol Bears 12 Exeter Chiefs 20 Defending champions Exeter Chiefs demonstrated their title credentials by beating Premiership leaders Bristol and ending their six-match winning run.


      Exeter City 0 Newport County 0 Yet another disappointing afternoon for Exeter City with a third goal less draw on the trot with play off rivals Newport County at St James Park. Exeter have not scored a goal since the 13th April which doesn't seem very long ago but it's 270 minutes of football.

    • Ollie Watkins an 'example for any youngster to achieve their dreams'

      The Newton Abbot born man was the first Exeter City graduate to play for England since Cliff Bastin in 1938 when he made his debut against San Marino in March, and with his first shot on target he got in on the act scoring the fifth of the five goals in the win for the Three Lines.

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    • Exmouth Stroke Survivors Club 10.30am - Exmouth Pavilion Gardens

      Let us show you how meeting other stroke survivors can benefit your life. Meeting other stroke survivors helps many people overcome the fears of a stroke.

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    • Exeter Canal Cruise

      Reminisce as you travel through time along the oldest working ship canal in Europe with a choice of departure from Exmouth or Exeter. Sailing through two working locks and the Countess Wear swing bridge, this cruise presents the perfect opportunity to explore the historic quayside of Exeter and enjoy a spot of lunch at one of the many independent eateries.

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    • Plant Sale @Seaton Wetlands 11am to 3pm

      Pick up a variety of plant bargains, nurtured by our fantastic volunteers. While you choose your shrubs enjoy refreshments hosted by our volunteers. The plant and cake sale takes place in the centre of the beautiful Seaton Wetlands. All covid government guidelines will be adhered to with any extra measures in place as necessary such as a contactless payment system and social distancing.

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