Local News

    • DEVON: PLYMOUTH: TORBAY: Weekly covid update (Friday)

      Covid rates have risen slightly across Devon, fuelled by a sharp rise in cases in Torbay. In the latest complete seven day period (to Sunday 9 January) the county recorded 13,994 new cases, 191 (1.4 per cent) more than in the previous week.

    • Children in Teignmouth and visitors to the town could soon be enjoying an upgraded play area on the seafront

      A £280,000 refurbishment is on the way for The Den after councillors approved plans. The money, which will come from levies on housing developments, will pay for three new play zones, equipment and safety surfacing. Teignbridge District Council said the existing facilities had reached “the end of their useful life” after 16 years.

    • Special Education Funding 'Broken'

      The funding system for special educational needs is “broken,” the boss of Devon County Council says, with the authority’s total overspend on the service set to rise to almost £90 million. The government has told councils to put overspends for supporting children with special educational needs and disabilities (SEND) into separate accounts for three years until April 2023, while it develops a new plan to fund provision.


      Ottery St Mary Police are currently looking to recruit volunteers to join our established scheme in Cranbrook. If you can spare a few hours a month please contact PCSO Jonathan Sims via email

    • Burglary in Budleigh Salterton, Police Appeal after Antique Jewellery and Silverware Stolen

      Police are appealing for information after a number of distinctive and sentimental items were stolen in a burglary on Copp Hill Lane, Budleigh Salterton. The suspect is believed to have forced entry into the property between noon on Monday 27 December and 4.15pm, on Friday 31 December.

    • Council housing rents in Exeter are to increase by 4.1 per cent from April, the biggest rise for years.

      The decision, which is also being applied to garage rents and service charges, will mean an average weekly increase of just over £3 per property. The city council says the move is necessary due to tenants benefiting from an annual one per cent cut in rent between 2016 and 2020 as part of government policy.

    • New Covid Grant for Hospitality and Leisure Businesses

      Omicron Hospitality and Leisure Grant which recognises the impact that the Omicron variant had over the Christmas and New Year period.   Worth up to £6,000, it is aimed at business which have struggled in what should have been the most profitable time of the year.

    • Exeter Council Tax Rise Proposed

      Councillors will ultimately vote on any potential rise in the coming weeks, but if passed it will follow similar increases proposed by other local authorities in Devon in light of rising inflation and reduced revenues because of the pandemic.

    Sport News

    • Local Football Fixtures this Weekend

      In this weekends local football Exmouth Town welcome fellow promotion chasing Bitton to Southern Road in what should be a highly entertaining encounter with both sides looking for victory to keep up the pressure on league leaders Tavistock.

    • Local Rugby Fixtures for the Weekend

      In local Rugby on Saturday in the South West Premier Division, Exmouth Cockles have a difficult home fixture when they welcome second placed Old Redcliffians to the Imperial Ground, a side who narrowly beat league leaders Exeter University last week.

    • Local Rugby Results from the Weekends Matches

      In local Rugby on Saturday in the South West Premier League Exmouth Cockles threw away a 13 points lead in the last few minutes to lose 31-30 at Old Centralians and return home with just a losing bonus while table toppers Exeter University also narrowly lost at second placed Old Redcliffians 21-19.

    • Local Rugby Fixtures this Weekend

      In local rugby tomorrow Exmouth Cockles travel to Gloucester to play mid table Old Centralians looking to keep up the pressure on the League Leaders Exeter University who are also on the road with their visit to third placed Old Redcliffians.

    • Local Football Fixtures this Weekend

      In local football on Saturday, in the Tool Station Western League Exmouth Town travel to Somerset to take on mid table side Shepton Mallet at Old Wells Road in their first outing of the New Year where victory would keep them chasing the top spot.

    • Saturday's Premiership Rugby clash between Exeter Chiefs Official and Bristol Bears Rugby at Sandy Park, Covid Regulations explained

      Ahead of Saturday's Premiership Rugby clash between Exeter Chiefs Official and Bristol Bears Rugby at Sandy Park - can all supporters attending the game please read the following information, particularly surrounding the new Plan B match-day protocols

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    • Guided Bird Watching

      Our Guided Bird Watching Cruises are ideal for anyone who would like to see the many thousands of birds that migrate to the area during the autumn and winter months. Suitable for beginners and beneficial to experts these cruises have a full commentary throughout from ornithologists Dave Smallshire and Derek Carter. You will discover and learn all about the species, habitat and behaviours of the thousands of birds on the Exe Estuary and East Devon Coast. The award-winning Chunk of Devon pasties – both steak and vegetarian – are available to pre-order and the hot and super tasty Rod & Bens organic soup is available on board.

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