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From Saturday, 21/Mar/2015 onwards

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AXMINSTER: Veteran councillor John Jeffery stands down from the district

AXMINSTER: Veteran councillor John Jeffery stands down from the district
AXMINSTER will have at least one new district councillor as long-serving John Jeffery has decided not to seek re-election to the rural ward.


SIDMOUTH: Independent alliance target Sidmouth

A NEW political party seeking to flood East Devon District Council with independents at next month’s election has made Sidmouth one of its key battlegrounds in the run-up to polling day.


SEATON: Town council set for new faces

ALMOST half of Seaton Town Council will consist of new faces after the election, as five current members have decided to not stand again.


OTTERY: New local party targets council seats

A NEW political party seeking to flood East Devon District Council with independents at next month’s election has made Ottery St Mary one of its key battlegrounds in the run-up to polling day.


HONITON: Tories face fight for district seats

HONITON: Tories face fight for district seats
HONITON’S Conservative councillors will face a fight to hold onto their seats at next month’s elections, after challengers from across the political spectrum stepped forward to fight them at the ballot box.


COLYTON: Tories face fight for district seats

CONSERVATIVE district councillors for the Coly Valley, Graham Godbeer and Helen Parr, will face a fight to retain their seats as they will be opposed by two candidates from the East Devon Alliance.


AXMINSTER: Bedsit development will create major fire hazard

Fire chiefs say that current design plans for five controversial bedsits in Axminster could becme a major fire hazard.


SIDMOUTH: ‘Day of action’ to protest planning rules

FURIOUS protestors are set to stage a major demonstration against a “rigged” planning system that poses a real threat to the East Devon countryside.


SEATON: Petition over parking restrictions

Eighty Seaton residents have petitioned Devon County Council, demanding a meeting and the withdrawal of double yellow lines.


OTTERY: ‘Day of action’ to protest planning rules

FURIOUS protestors are set to stage a major demonstration against a “rigged” planning system that poses a real threat to the East Devon countryside.


HONITON: ‘Day of action’ to protest planning rules

FURIOUS protestors are set to stage a major demonstration against a “rigged” planning system that threatens to destroy Honiton’s “individual character.


COLYTON: Petition over parking restrictions

Eighty Seaton residents have petitioned Devon County Council, demanding a meeting and the withdrawal of double yellow lines.


SIDMOUTH: Business park pulled from Local Plan

CONTROVERSIAL proposals for a new business park on the edge of Sidmouth have been struck from East Devon’s Local Plan, following a last-gasp effort from local councillors to scrap the development.


SEATON: ‘Clear progress’ on regeneration

COMMUNITY leaders are making great strides towards the completion of Seaton’s ambitious regeneration project, with significant progress being made on a series of initiatives set up to reinvigorate the town.


OTTERY: MP forced to defend benefits joke

OTTERY: MP forced to defend benefits joke
EAST Devon MP Hugo Swire has defended comments he made about benefit claimants at a Conservative Party fundraiser as an “off the cuff dig,” following criticism in the national media.


HONITON: Mayor and deputy clash over Beehive

MAYOR of Honiton Peter Halse has strongly denied fresh allegations of misconduct over the town council’s Beehive project, after his deputy sprung a surprise attack during a meeting last week.


COLYTON: ‘Clear progress’ on regeneration

COMMUNITY leaders are making great strides towards the completion of Seaton’s ambitious regeneration project, with significant progress being made on a series of initiatives set up to reinvigorate the town.


Fallen tree crashes onto car in high winds

One person suffered chest and pelvis injuries when a tree fell onto a moving car on the A35 at Kilmington.


AXMINSTER: So that’s what Thomas Whitty looks like!

AXMINSTER: So that’s what Thomas Whitty looks like!
THOMAS Whitty, founder of Axminster Carpets in the 18th century, was the man who put Axminster on the map.


SIDMOUTH: District council’s HQ move saga set to reach conclusion tomorrow

EAST Devon District Council’s controversial relocation project will finally be brought to a close this week, with members set to sign off a move to Honiton.


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