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From Tuesday, 30/Dec/2014 onwards

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AXMINSTER: Collapsed wall still an eyesore - one year after the storms

AXMINSTER: Collapsed wall still an eyesore - one year after the storms
A?TOWN?centre wall which collapsed a year ago and has not been removed or repaired has angered traders, councillors and tourism officials, claiming that it portrays yet another bad image of Axminster
The wall in West Street, opposite the Guildhall, was badly damaged when a storm brought down a tree in February last year.


HONITON: Farmers back action over milk price crisis

HONITON: Farmers back action over milk price crisis
EAST Devon farmers have welcomed a new report calling for greater protection against plummeting milk prices – but warn there is more work to be done to keep local producers in profit.


COLYTON: Southleigh crash victim named as 43-year-old former Royal Engineer

THE man who died in a collision near Colyton on January 14th has been named as Richard Daniel Manley, aged 43, from Seaton.


OTTERY: Allotment homes approved

OTTERY: Allotment homes approved
DISTRICT planning bosses have approved proposals to build dozens of new homes on Ottery St Mary’s allotments site.


SIDMOUTH: Body discovered in Esplanade shelter

SIDMOUTH residents were left in a state of shock last week, after the body of a homeless man was found on the seafront, writes JACK?DIXON.


OTTERY: Quarry plans on the way?

A MAJOR construction company has finally indicated its intention to quarry a site near Ottery St Mary, despite warnings that the move could pose a series of environmental risks to the town.


OTTERY: Strawberry Fields for everyone

OTTERY: Strawberry Fields for everyone
OTTERY Town Council is appealing for sports clubs and other residents of the parish to come forward with their suggestions about the activities they would like to see at Strawberry Lane this year.


BEER: Keys to new homes set for handover

BEER: Keys to new homes set for handover
JUST two years after the project was first mooted the keys will be handed over for the new affordable homes in Beer on Saturday (January 31st).


HONITON: Spike in gym use after extension

BOSSES at Honiton Leisure Centre have reported a huge increase in visitor numbers over the last three months, following the opening of an extension to its gym facilities.


AXMINSTER: Club needs leaders

AXMINSTER: Club needs leaders
Axminster New Youth Club (ANYC) has quickly established itself as a popular place with the town’s youngsters - but would like more volunteer leaders to come forward.


AXMINSTER: Town precept to rise almost 10 per cent

Axminster Town Council has set its precept for 2015-16 at £150,855, an increase of almost 10 per cent.


HONITON: Step closer for £1.6million college project

HONITON Community College has moved a step closer towards realising its ambitious redevelopment plans, after securing permission for the project’s second phase.


AXMINSTER: £200k lottery grant for carers food project

Health and Local Food for Families (HALFF) in Axminster has landed almost £200,000 to spend on a five-year healthy eating project for carers and the people they look after.


Campaign to protect heritage assets

A COMMUNITY campaign has been launched to protect some of Sidmouth’s most treasured historical buildings and monuments.


SIDMOUTH: Folk week line-up coming together

A HOST of new musical acts have been added to the bill for this year’s Sidmouth Folk Week, as preparations begin to take shape for the town’s headline event.


SEATON: Top standard at Seaton Music’s piano competition

The standard was so high that adjudicators couldn’t single out a winner when Seaton Music held its inaugural piano competition for young talent on Wednesday, January 21st.


OTTERY: Independence for West Hill?

OTTERY: Independence for West Hill?
WEST Hill residents are seeking to “take control of the village’s future” by cutting ties with Ottery St Mary and forming their own parish council.


HONITON: Council to act on abuse report

HONITON: Council to act on abuse report
DEVON County Council says it is planning to implement new measures to protect vulnerable children from sexual exploitation, following a hard-hitting report by a Honiton councillor.


HONITON: Young voters could ‘miss out’ at election

A “DISENFRANCHISED generation” of young people in Honiton could miss out on the chance to vote in this year’s elections because of poorly explained chan- ges to the registration procedure, local campaigners have warned.


COLYTON: ‘Last resort’ for village play park plans

COLYTON councillors are making a last ditch attempt to find a site for a playground in Colyford before available funding is taken away in spring of this year.


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