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    Local News

    • Wild Exmouth is now on the map

      Households in Exmouth will receive their own map of the town that showcases the best of the outdoors. The maps will be delivered by Royal Mail by 24th April. Wild Exmouth, a three year community nature project, has produced a wonderful map to highlight trails and cycle paths along with parks, nature reserves, play areas and community orchards.

    • Work starts on Marsh Barton station which is set for 2022 opening

      Construction work on the new railway station at Marsh Barton in Exeter – which should be open by the end of 2022 – has begun. The proposed station will have two platforms, with the eastern and western platforms served by trains to Newton Abbot and Exeter, respectively.

    • Exmouth RNLI called to kitesurfer in difficulty

      At 11.38am today Thursday 15 April 2021 Exmouth RNLI inshore lifeboat D-805 George Bearman II was launched having been tasked by H.M. Coastguard to a report of a kitesurfer struggling and apparently in difficulty. He was sighted between Sandy Bay and Budleigh Beach.

    • Have you seen Maurice?

      Police are concerned for Maurice Button, a 69 years old male missing from Newton Abbot, who was last seen getting off a bus in Sidmouth High Street at approximately 1445hrs on Wednesday the 14th of April 2021.

    • Fatal Collision at Dunsford Police Appeal for Witnesses

      Shortly after 2:30pm on Wednesday 14th April 2021, emergency services attended Reedy Hill in Dunsford, Devon, on report of an overturned vehicle. Upon arrival, a Ford Transit flatbed was found on its side, and a 76-year-old man from Exeter had been removed and emergency CPR was being conducted by members of the public.

    • The Exmouth Express Returns in May to the Queen's Drive Space

      Exmouth Miniature Railway is BACK and is looking forward to being in the Queen’s Drive Space from May 1st til the end of October. It has a 10 1/4 gauge diesel train called the Exmouth Express, the main body of the locomotive is the 1978 original and the refurbished carriages are from the 1950’s. The miniature railway is also portable and will also be travelling to events and shows across the South West of England.

    • Sea creature with razor sharp teeth found on Exmouth beach

      A woman was left shocked after finding a fish skull with a huge tongue and razor sharp teeth washed up in Devon. Angela Mynard and her husband Dan came across the mystery skull whilst out on a dog walk on Shelly Beach in Exmouth yesterday (April 13).

    • Exmouth RNLI called to rescue Kayaker

      Exmouth RNLI volunteer crew members launched today to rescue a female kayaker who became unwell and capsized in the River Exe off Lympstone Manor.


    Sport News

    • Local Football Report

      In the local Devon and Exeter league football on Saturday Exmouth Rovers retained their  100 % record with a 3-1 victory at Dunkerswell Rovers in division one east,making it 3 wins from 3,while in the same league East Budleigh beat Lympstone Utd 1-0 . In division four Exmouth Towns third team were well beaten 3-0 by visitors Falcons behind closed doors at Southern Road.

    • A week to remember for Chief Sheehan

      Winger Laura Sheehan admitted that she was “buzzing” after marking her first start in Exeter Chiefs colours with a try, as her side held their nerve to secure a 17-12 victory over Loughborough Lightning in the Allianz Premier 15s.

    • OLLIE WATKINS SCORES FOR ENGLAND

      Former Exeter City player Ollie Watkins scored for his country this evening (Thursday 25th) against San Marino. Ollie came on as a substitute for Everton's Dominic Calvert-Lewin on 63 minutes. Watkins scored on his debut 20 minutes later.

    • CHIEFS YOUNGSTERS DO WELL AGAINST BIG NAMES OF GLOUCESTER.

      Gloucester 34 Exeter Chiefs 18 Gloucester Rugby came back to win last night (Friday 26th) against defending champions Exeter Chiefs at Kingsholm in Round 15 of the 2020/21 Gallagher Premiership

    • EXETER GET WELCOME WIN AT SJP

      Exeter City 1 Salford City 0 Exeter stopped a run of three successive defeats with a win against Salford's new manager Gary Bowyer's first game ended in a loss at St James Park.


    Community News

    • A good Samaritan motorcycle mechanic from Honiton has been working for free to keep the Devon Freewheelers on the road. 

      Jessi Little, owner at BJS Engineering, in Offwell, East Devon, for the last four years has waived his MOT fee for the Honiton-based charity’s motorbikes.  And when other Devon garages closed during the first Covid-19 lockdown, Jessi stayed open for the Devon Freewheelers and took on the charity’s servicing, mechanics and MOTs from other areas of the county. 

    • Volunteer for the RNLI and you’ll be part of a lifesaving tradition that hasn’t changed since 1824.

      Volunteers are the heart of the RNLI and make up 95% of our people. They are ordinary people who do extraordinary things and without them we couldn’t save lives at sea. And it’s not all about volunteering on our lifeboats or at our stations; there are so many other ways you can give a little (or a lot) of your time to support the RNLI and make a lifesaving difference.

    • Get your glitter on for the 15th anniversary Twilight Walk

      Hospiscare’s Twilight Walk is back with a twist and you’re invited! This summer, grab your chance to get glammed up and outshine the stars themselves for the 15th anniversary Twilight Walk – Twilight with a Twist. Everyone is invited to join the fun and raise much-needed money to shine a light for local patients and families facing terminal illness.

    • Ros’s story as a wholetime firefighter

      The variety of different roles you can undertake while working at the fire service has helped me develop and progress in my career while looking after my two sons. I’ve had the opportunity to do a lot of different roles, some people may not know all the different specialisms you can go into.

    • Marpool School Staff receive Easter Gifts Bags as a Thank You

      The School Association ran a project to raise money to buy all the staff an Easter Egg as a thank you for looking after out children and keeping them safe and educated.

    • Men’s Walkers Step Up for local Hospice charity

      Supporters from across Exeter, Mid and East Devon turned their miles into money for a local charity walking event. On Saturday 20 March, 630 people took part in Men’s Walk – Your Way to raise vital funds for Hospiscare, the local hospice charity that cares for patients with a terminal illness and their families in the heart of Devon.

    • ‘Mr T. Rex’ running to raise funds for the RNLI

      Jay King, our newest and youngest Exmouth RNLI Tour Guide, is doing a 25k run around Exmouth starting 0900 on Saturday 3rd April 2021 to raise much needed funds for the RNLI.

    • Liam’s story as a wholetime firefighter

      I am a frontline firefighter currently working at Station 60 USAR (Urban Search and Rescue). This involves being trained and ready for major national incidents such as large scale terror attacks, large fires and collapsed buildings.


    Politics

    • 'Make Normal Better' say Green Party ahead of local elections

      The Green Party has pledged that every elected councillor will work to ensure local councils put the Climate Emergency and fairness at the forefront of efforts to rebuild the economy following the Covid-19 pandemic. They have launched their campaign for the local elections and as the country emerges from the Covid-19 lockdown, the Party say they will fight the City and County Council elections under a banner of ‘Make Normal Better,’ pledging to back policies that ‘create a more just society, a cleaner environment and a fairer economy in Exeter and Devon’.

    • Liberal Democrats' six point plan to get Devon back on its feet

      Devon Liberal Democrats have identified the six key areas to get Devon back on its feet following the Covid-19 pandemic if they were to come to power at County Hall. The Party say they will fix potholes, back jobs, bring care services under control, listen to locals, invest in children, and create green jobs if they take control of Devon County Council after May’s local elections.

    • Labour's six step plan for a fairer future for Devon

      Devon’s Labour group have launched their six step plan for a fairer future for Devon if they were to take control of the county council in May’s local elections. With seven councillors, they are the official opposition to the Conservatives, and alongside, they are the only Party to be fielding candidates in all 60 seats.

    • The Conservatives' six point plan for a ‘better Devon’

      The Conservative Party have launched their six point plan for a ‘better Devon’ as they aim to keep control of the county council after May’s local elections. They have been in power at County Hall for the last 12 years, and currently hold 41 of the 60 seats on the council, and will be fielding candidates in all of the wards across Devon.

    • The Freedom Alliance who want to end lockdowns and promote personal freedom

      Voters across Devon in the County Council elections will be able to cast their votes for a new political party that wants to ‘end the lockdowns, protect medical freedom of choice and protect human rights and liberties.’ The new Freedom Alliance political party is fielding candidates for 20 of the 60 seats in Devon, from Seaton to Hartland and from Combe Martin to Salcombe.

    • Devon Lib Dems set out plan to get Devon back on its feet with manifesto launch

      Devon Liberal Democrats have launched their Devon County Council election manifesto ‘Six-to-Fix’ setting out their priorities for Devon over the next four years. The manifesto identifies six key areas to get Devon back on its feet following the Covid-19 pandemic and years of Tory mismanagement of Devon County Council.


    Devon News

    • Be sensible' plea to Devon despite Covid rates being among lowest in England

      Devon’s health chiefs and leaders are urging people to ‘be sensible’ as social contact and mixing increases as England moves out of lockdown. The nation moved into step 2 of the roadmap from Monday, which among others saw the opening of non-essential retail, personal care premises, gyms, as well as allowing pubs and restaurants to reopen outdoors.

    • New G7 Policing Website Launches

      Devon & Cornwall Police have launched a new website to provide members of the public with more information on policing and security planning ahead of the G7 Summit. 

    • Violent incident in Newton Abbot - Police Appeal for witnesses

      Police investigating reports of a violent incident in the Buckland area of Newton Abbot at around 6.15pm on Sunday 14 March are appealing for information. Several people were injured in the incident, with one requiring hospital treatment and officers are investigating a number of reports of assault. Police are appealing to members of the public who were around the area at the time of the incident. 

    • Serious assault in Teignmouth - Police Appeal for Witnesses

      Police investigating a serious assault in Regent Street, Teignmouth, at around 4.45pm, on Monday 5 April, are appealing for information. A 56-year-old man suffered a serious injury to his eye and it is not known whether he will recover his sight. Police are appealing to members of the public who were in Teignmouth town centre, close to WH Smith, at the time and may have seen anything, to come forward.

    • Devon and Cornwall Police will be recruiting for Special Constables on the 26th April 2021.

      If you are looking for a new challenge?  Wanting to make a difference in your community?  then consider volunteering as a Special Constable? On Tuesday 13th April we are holding a virtual awareness event which is an opportunity to find out more about the role and hear from some of our serving Specials about what it is like to be a Special.

    • Torbay and North Devon hospitals both have no Covid patients

      Two of Devon’s four hospitals currently have no patients who have been admitted following a positive Covid-19 test. As of Tuesday morning (April 6), there were 14 patients across the county in hospital after a positive test, down on the 19 as of the previous Tuesday – the lowest number since the start of October.

    • Devon residents encouraged to take weekly Covid tests to keep rates low

      Devon’s public health chief is encouraging every adult in Devon to take a rapid, lateral flow test for coronavirus twice a week to try and keep the rates of coronavirus low. Infection rates in Devon are the second lowest of any upper tier authority in England – 11.2/100,000 in the seven days to April 3 – and the lowest that they have been in the county since mid-September and to just five per cent of the infection rates in early January. At a lower tier level, Torridge, South Hams and North Devon are in the bottom ten in England, with no area of Devon currently reporting more than three case

    • Update on the serious house fire in Beacon Heath, Exeter where the 89yr old occupant is sadly still missing

      Extensive fire damage has been caused to the property and the building remains unsafe. The 89-year -old resident is still unaccounted for and in order to locate her, the house will be demolished in a systematic and controlled way over the next few days, with consideration to the family, the local residents and the safety of all.


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