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From Tuesday, 21/Oct/2014 onwards

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AXMINSTER: Mayor backs down over boycott of library support group

Axminster mayor Jeremy Walden has made a partial U-turn and watered down his criticism after saying he would boycott Support for Axminster Library.


HONITON: Beehive ‘safety net’ loan details revealed

FULL details have emerged of the unexpected costs to Honiton Town Council over the construction of the Beehive community centre, writes JACK?DIXON.


SEATON: League of Friends back plans for extra hospital beds in Seaton

Seaton and District Hospital League of Friends has backed plans to increase the number of in-patient beds in Seaton.


COLYTON: Colyford residents make plans to buy land for community use

THE community of Colyford plans to bid for a strip of green land between the village and Colyton, which could provide a site for a play area and prevent further housing development.


SIDMOUTH: Inappropriate development will be rejected says council

DISTRICT council bosses have sought to reassure residents that they will continue to “robustly defend” communities against inappropriate development while work continues on the emerging Local Plan for East Devon.


OTTERY: Developer moves in on more new homes

OTTERY: Developer moves in on more new homes
HOUSING developer Wainhomes has submitted a controversial application to build a further 31 homes at the edge of its current site in Feniton, near Ottery.


SEATON: Blue plaques unveiled in Axmouth

SEATON: Blue plaques unveiled in Axmouth
The latest Rotary blue plaques were unveiled in Axmouth earlier this month.


HONITON: Champion athlete to switch on Christmas lights

OLYMPIC athlete Jo Pavey will be making a special appearance to turn on Honiton’s Christmas lights this year, after almost £4,000 was donated by local businesses to ensure the town centre is lit for the festive season.


AXMINSTER: Dominic, 19, starts his own hi-tech business

Dominic Turner, aged 19, from Uplyme has started a new high tech company AirRobot UK Ltd.


HONITON: Sports leaders must speak up for facilities

A RALLYING call has been issued to sports leaders to “stand up and speak up” for improved facilities in Honiton.


AXMINSTER: Primary school headteacher was unfairly dismissed

A long-running dispute involving former All Saints Primary School headteacher Christine Hollidge and education bosses has been settled by an employment tribunal.


SEATON: New shop opens in Beer

SEATON: New shop opens in Beer
WINTER may be upon us but the sun came out and there was a feeling of spring in the air as a new shop opened in Beer’s Fore Street on Saturday.


OTTERY: Calls for action over ‘drifting’ local plan

OTTERY councillors have renewed their calls for urgent action over the East Devon Local Plan and will write to the government planning inspector scrutinising the project to express their anger.


HONITON: Elderly people isolated without St Michael’s

GREATER efforts must be made to support older people who are “isolated” in the community, a town councillor has said.


AXMINSTER: Winnie flies in to boost People’s Millions bid

AXMINSTER: Winnie flies in to boost People’s Millions bid
Axminster’S Flamingo Pool stepped up its campaign to net £50,000 from The People’s Millions to go towards an aqua gym by welcoming Winnie the eagle and handler Martin Ballam of Xtreme Falconry.


COLYTON: ‘This time we’re really retiring!’

COLYTON: ‘This time we’re really retiring!’
FORMER Colyton postmaster and popular newsagent Tony Hibberd, and his wife Sylvia, said a fond farewell to their customers before taking up retirement last week.


OTTERY:‘Misguided’ advice from council chief sparks anger

EAST Devon’s most senior civil servant has come under fire from Ottery councillors for controversial advice issued following the conclusion of a police investigation into the Graham Brown affair.


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.


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