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From Wednesday, 01/Oct/2014 onwards

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AXMINSTER: HOSPITAL BEDS

AXMINSTER: HOSPITAL BEDS
THE retention of in-patient hospital beds for the Axe Valley will come down to a fight between Axminster and Seaton.


HONITON: ‘Vital’ youth centre set for relaunch

SUCCESSFUL efforts to save Honiton’s “vital” youth centre building can set an example to other communities fighting public service cutbacks across East Devon, according to project leaders.


OTTERY: Top councillors clash over housing dispute

A ROW has broken out between two senior councillors over the future development of Ottery, following disagreement about the town’s ability to cope with additional housing.


SIDMOUTH: Council tax payers asked to volunteer to do jobs for free

SIDMOUTH: Council tax payers asked to volunteer to do jobs for free
MILLIONS of pounds worth of funding for highway maintenance is to be slashed from county council budgets this winter – and Sidmouth residents will be asked to pick up the extra work for restocking grit bins and a raft of other jobs.


COLYTON: District council refuses plans for 20 new homes on greenfield site

CONTROVERSIAL plans for 20 houses on a greenfield site and known flood plane in Colyton have been turned down by the district council.


Ottery:‘People power’ can save hospital beds

THE impact of “mass people power” is the only thing that can save in-patient beds at Ottery Hospital, according to a senior councillor.


SEATON: Campaign group petition over Harbour Road site

Positive Development For Everyone In Seaton has delivered a 900-plus strong petition to East Devon District Council (EDDC).


OTTERY: Bid to turn building into a public services ‘hub’

OTTERY’S former social services building at St Saviours is being considered as a potential site for a new multi-purpose community ‘hub’, and could provide much-needed space for services threatened by local authority cutbacks.


SEATON: New branding for Seaton

SEATON: New branding for Seaton
n A brand new logo and brand image for Seaton was unveiled this month when the Town Development Team handed over a new scroll to Seaton town crier David Craner.


AXMINSTER: Positive year for Flamingo Pool

Flamingo Pool manager Steve Buxton reported a very positive year, taking into consideration the continuing financial climate, during the pool’s annual general meeting.


SEATON: Former Woolworths building sold at auction for £285,000

THE former Woolworths building in Seaton sold for £285,000 last week, far exceeding the guide price of £225,000 to £250,000.


OTTERY: Superfast broadband boosts local businesses

OTTERY: Superfast broadband boosts local businesses
THOUSANDS of households and businesses in Ottery are set to benefit from high-speed broadband, after engineers completed work to connect the town last week.


HONITON: Police aim to be more available as town crime rates falls again

CRIME is continuing to fall in Honiton with figures showing a downward trend in offences over the last six months, according to police statistics.


SIDMOUTH: Science comes to life during Festival Week

SIDMOUTH: Science comes to life during Festival Week
Groups and organisations from all corners of Sidmouth held a range of events on all things science as part of the town’s third science festival recently.


COLYTON: Mayor warns ‘someone will be killed’ if dangerous parking continues on A3052

THE?Mayor of Colyford, Councillor Howard West, has said “someone will be killed” if drivers continue to park on a grass verge outside the village’s butchers’ shop.


AXMINSTER: Girl assaulted on the way to school

Police have promised increased patrols in parts of Axminster after a 15-year-old girl was assaulted on the pathway running from Foxhill and Long Ragg Court.


OTTERY: Big bash to boost struggling street market

TRADERS will be offered a one-off deal this winter, in a bid to revive Ottery’s struggling street market.


SEATON: Scouts Pippa and James off to Japan

SEATON: Scouts Pippa and James off to Japan
TWO youngsters from the Axe Air Explorer Scout Unit based in Beer have earned themselves a dream trip to the Far East.


OTTERY: Carnival comes back in style!

OTTERY: Carnival comes back in style!
HUNDREDS of people lined the streets of Ottery on Saturday to see the return of the town’s carnival procession, after last year’s event was scuppered by severe weather.


SEATON: Beekeeper’s insight into creating ‘molten gold’

SEATON: Beekeeper’s insight into  creating ‘molten gold’
BEER author, poet and bee-keeper Rowland Molony has brought out a book giving an insight into his hobby as a producer of what he describes as ‘molten gold’, writes KEVIN?FAHEY.


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