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Gallery: Hot Pennies 2016

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Honiton hot pennies. Ref mhh 30-16TI 4894. Picture: Terry Ife

A bumper crowd turn out for Honiton’s Hot Pennies

Gallery: Branscombe Sports Day

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Federation schools from Branscombe, Farway and Broadhembury took part in their own Olympics at the end of term. Ref shb 30-16SH 2831. Picture: Simon Horn.

Federation schools compete at Branscombe

Gallery: Sidmouth Community Festival

Yesterday, 15:00
Having fun at the community festival. Ref shs 30-16TI 4736. Picture: Terry Ife

Community fun day

Gallery: Trip to Deer Park

Yesterday, 13:26
TRIP afternoon tea at the Deer Park Hotel. Ref mhh 30-16SH 2885. Picture: Simon Horn.

Honiton community transport charity pay a visit to Deer Park hotel

police

Police are appealing for information after reports an 18-year-old was approached by three men

Trish Leake before her charity headshave on Saturday. Trish was raising money for Macmillan Cancer Support while she was sending her long locks to the Little Princess Trust. Ref exe 30-16SH 3069. Picture: Simon Horn.

Head shave for charity

Alma Rose celebrating her 100th birthday in January this year.

The Friends of Alma Rose group are in the process of organising a service for residents who could not attend her funeral.

The annual Race for Life challenge at Westpoint

The organisers of a Race for Life event held in Exeter at the weekend have hailed the annual challenge a success.

Hospiscare Jolly Jaunt promotion in partnership with the Deer Park Hotel. Ref mhh 25-16AW 1083. Picture: Alex Walton

Walkers who are keen to take part in Hospiscare’s autumn fundraiser still have time to take advantage of the early-bird entry fees.

Children in years five and six at St Andrew's primary school in Chardstock have written a letter to County Hall caling for school warning signs to be installed near their school. Ref mha 29-16SH 2364. Picture: Simon Horn.

Children at St Andrew’s Primary School in Chardstock say they do not feel safe walking to school due to a lack of road safety signs near the site.

Gallery: FolkWeek flashback

Saturday, July 23, 2016
a flashback to FolkWeek in 1972. Ref shs Folk week 1972-23. Picture: Archant archives

A lookback at FolkWeek from early ‘70s

Staff and residents at Barley Close.
Photo by Tony Charnock, 07770 484888

Staff at a care home near Axminster have been praised for developing ‘kind and compassionate relationships’ with residents in an ‘outstanding’ report from the health regulator.

Jo Earlam, Pauline Beare and Peg Wiseman are behind the inaugral Women Can marathon

Race through Otter and Sid Valleys to raise awareness and inspire

A draft version of the map to be submitted to the Government as part of the Heart of the South West devolution proposition. Picture: Submitted

Councillors call for public consultation and more concrete facts

Investigations are underway to find out how a hole underneath a busy Exmouth road was formed.

Gallery: Kings of sport

Thursday, July 21, 2016
Kings school sports day. Ref sho 29-16TI 4533. Picture: Terry Ife

Students take to the track and field for sports day

The Princess Royal watches a demonstration in Honiton.

Honiton received a royal visit last week when the Princess Royal officially opened the town’s recently built joint cadet centre.

The table top before the restoration

You may think that museums are full of everyone else’s unwanted junk, write Rab and Christine Barnard. But every object can tell a story if you know where to look. Take, for example, this small half-moon table that has been in Sidmouth Museum for 40 years.

Gallery: Crazy mascot golf

Wednesday, July 20, 2016
A crazy golf tournament for park mascots from around the area took place at Ladram Bay this week. Ref exe 28-16SH 2141. Picture: Simon Horn.

Ladram Bay play host to crazy mascot golfers

The number of Jobseeker’s Allowance (JSA) claimants in Devon fell during June to the lowest figure on record.

Gallery: Exeter Chiefs beach training

Wednesday, July 20, 2016
Exeter Chiefs pre-season training on Exmouth beach. Ref exe 29-16SH 2526. Picture: Simon Horn.

Chiefs visit Exmouth for pre-season training

Ottery St. Mary Primary School fete 2016. Amy Moore with Jack and Archie Taylor meeting firefighters Daniel Checkley and Adam Harris. Ref sho 28-16AW 2438. Picture: Alex Walton

A fabulous day of fun, sun and entertainment netted more than £2,000 for Ottery St Mary Primary School.

Mark Cavendish MBE is part of Team Dimension Data. The team is confirmed for the Tour of Britain.

Devon County Council announces the team line up for this year’s Tour of Britain which could include British cyclists Sir Bradley Wiggins and Mark Cavendish MBE.

Pic by Guy Newman. Dr Sam Bridgewater, Nature Conservation Manager, Clinton Devon.

More than 350 rare or endangered species have been found living on the East Devon Pebblebed Heaths, a major new study has revealed.

Hugo Swire

In his latest column, East Devon MP Hugo Swire says going back to the back bench will ‘liberate’ him to freely speak out about his constituency.

Toby Massey and Capri Loosemore present a cream tea to Teacher Mrs Voysey who is retiring after 45 years from Axminster primary school. Ref mha 28-16TI 3760. Picture: Terry Ife

A school volunteer, who has dedicated the last 45 years to helping Axminster youngsters learn to read, waved farewell last week.

Pretty Muddy and Race for Life.

Pretty Muddy and Race For Life is coming up soon.

A stock picture of Beer Coastguard at work.

Beer Coastguard was called out twice in the space of four days after separate reports of people standing on the edge of cliffs near Beer and Branscombe.

NHS logo

East Devon men who spend long periods of time outdoors are being urged to protect themselves against the sun this summer.

Exeter Magistrates' Court

Three men have been remanded in custody charged with kidnapping a man in Seaton last week.

Children from local primary schools collectively took part in a sports day held at the Honiton Community College on Friday. Ref mhh 28-16SH 1425. Picture: Simon Horn.

Youngsters from six different schools in and around Honiton showed off their sporty sides in a competition last week.

Iris Maxam and Pam Page

A summer fayre, in aid of Seaton and District Hospital League of Friends, raised £1,328.

Charter Day is back!

Sunday, July 17, 2016
Honiton Charter Day. The Tudor Dance Group gave a dance demonstration outside St Paul's Church to open the day's events. Ref mhh 4960-31-15AW. Picture: Alex Walton

Honiton is gearing up to host its annual Charter Day celebrations this month - and there is a host of fun attractions on offer.

Pte Langelaan’s grave, with evidence of the state of overgrowth in that part of the graveyard. The area around this and the other war graves were cleared recently by the Commonwealth War Graves Commission. In the background is another WW1 grave (that of William Ackland). Photo by Ian Hosker.

An exhibition dedicated to six World War One veterans buried in an unmaintained part of St Michael’s churchyard in Honiton is being held this month.

An auction is to be held in Exmouth to raise money for the Bible Society.

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