Tuesday, March 28, 2017

Monthly Archives: February 2016

EU won’t believe these bangers

WEYMOUTH butcher Dennis Spurr has produced an eye-catching “In-Out” sausage talking point about the forthcoming referendum on Europe. He said he knew politicians would be...

View From raises £10,000 for Rotary Water Survival Box charity

A TWO-YEAR fundraising campaign, coordinated by the staff of View From Newspapers in Lyme Regis, concluded last night (Friday) with the presentation of a...

Good turnout for Grizzly rehearsal

The countdown has started for the classic Grizzly race in Seaton, with organisers and runners fine-tuning preparations. Almost 50 members of organising club Axe Valley...

Lollipop campaigners in morning protest

Children and their parents staged a 45-minute demonstration outside St Mary’s Primary School this morning, at one stage blocking off Lyme Road. They are angered...

Solicitors sponsor t-shirts for hospice

CREWKERNE solicitors Stokes Partners LLP have helped St Margaret’s Hospice fundraising volunteers become more recognisable. They did so by sponsoring t-shirts and tabards, which will...

Twinning association attracts full house for coffee morning

CREWKERNE Twinning Association’s recent coffee morning attracted a full house upstairs in the museum. Held on Saturday, February 13th, the event was an opportunity for...

Hotel team are pancake race champs

Sid Valley Rotary president Martin Saunders poses with the four-man team from Hotel Elizabeth who were victorious in this year’s adult pancake race along...

MP pays visit to Otterton Primary

Local MP Hugo Swire has praised Otterton Primary School after he paid the staff, governors and pupils a visit. Mr Swire, who regularly visits schools...

Local tradesmen take on charity cycle challenge

FOUR Colyton tradesmen will be taking on the ultimate cycling challenge from John O’Groats in Scotland to Land’s End in Cornwall to raise funds...

Abbeyfield Colyton celebrates with its first-ever centenarian

Colyton resident Vee Hemsley celebrated turning 100 in style with a bumper three-course lunch alongside friends and family, writes Peter Hodges. Vee celebrated alongside staff,...

Mayor launches THG yarn bombing project

Residents of Honiton have come together to ‘yarn bomb’ – street art that employs colourful knitted displays to brighten up an area – the...

Freewheelers cheque

Dave Cooper of Devon Freewheelers left a meeting in Axminster with a £150 cheque. Mr Cooper was the guest speaker at Axminster Phoenix Ladies Club...

Deadline looms for inclusion in local care service booklet

Societies, clubs and any other organisations wishing to change or add details to Axminster Care Service’s bi-annual activity booklet only have a few weeks...

Top trip prize at casino night

LUCKY Adam Downes can start to plan a major journey after winning the top prize at a casino night in Axminster. Axminster Town Football Club...

Florist donates £500 to Christmas lights fund

A CHEQUE for £500 has been presented to Ilminster Christmas Lights Committee. The money was raised by Angie Blackwell and her girls at Cottage Flowers...

Austism charity looking for help to move and rebuild sensory cabin

A CHARITY hopes generous individuals and building companies will step forward and help move a cabin to Crewkerne. Community Wessex is the social care division...

Motivation for College students

Sidmouth College students from Years 11-13 were treated to an inspiring and motivational talk by Olympic Rowing Gold medalist, Ben Hunt-Davis MBE last week. Ben...

Rowland wins by more than 500 votes

Jack Rowland took the vacant Seaton Town Council seat by a solid margin in last Thursday’s by-election. He amassed 779 votes compared to opponent Eric...

Animal artist making a name for herself

An up and coming Seaton artist, who specialises in animal portraits, is making a name for herself. Karly-Martine Buckley, 21, is a student at the...

Amusing tales in ‘Old Man’ charity book

COLYTON resident David Clarke has released a miscellany of grumpy verses and drawings with proceeds from the book being donated to the Devon Air...

Town to be decorated with heraldic banners

THE first phase of what will become an annual display of historic, heraldic banners will decorate the town this summer. Organised by the Promote Colyton...

Children celebrate Chinese New Year

CHILDREN at Colyton Primary School enjoyed a busy week learning about Chinese culture to celebrate Chinese New Year. Pupils took part in a number of...

Former Marine backs Row2Recovery team

A former Royal Marine Commando based in Honiton has shown his support to a crew of four amputees who rowed across the Atlantic in...

Village shop signs contract for £190k loan from district council

A VILLAGE shop has been given a boost thanks to a loan from the district council. South Somerset District Council (SSDC)?has approved a 20-year fixed-rate...

West Hill independence plan takes another step forward

West Hill’s bid for its own parish council has taken one step closer after East Devon District Council’s cabinet agreed to several recommendations following...

Village send-off for postie as he retires

Residents of Drimpton have said a fond farewell to their long-serving postman as he retired earlier this year. Rob Wrixton (pictured right) has been the...

Twinning dinner raises £370

Members and friends of Beaminster Twinning Association, pictured, came together to enjoy a special dinner prepared and served by the committee members. The hall was...

Top of the trots

Beaminster School’s Equestrian Team recently competed at Bicton Arena in the NSEA Show Jumping competition. seven student Maddie Ware rode “What about Smee”, sixth former...

Sewing Room wins window dressing competition

Juliet Squires, owner of The Sewing Room, has won the Christmas shop window dressing competition in Ottery for her imaginative display, writes PETER HODGES. Juliet...

Tourism awards

The team from Sidmouth’s Oakdown Country Holiday park walked away from the South West Tourism Awards with a Bronze, after being named as one...

MOST POPULAR

MOST RECENT

MUST READ