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Monthly Archives: December 2016

Honours for Somerset, Devon and Dorset residents

RESIDENTS from Devon, Dorset and Somerset have been honoured in the Queen's New Year's Honours. Dorchester's Dr Martin Warren has been awarded an OBE for...

New Year’s Eve recycle choice for Ilminster as carnival club get ready to collect

RESIDENTS in Ilminster have a choice of recycling collection for their paper and card on Saturday, December 31st and are being urged to make...

Old boys run off the turkey in festive friendly

THE Chard Rugby Club’s veterans turned out for the traditional Boxing day game with a team with players aged from 35 to 62 to...

Robins and Tigers battle back for away wins – Blues on top in derby

Ilminster Town 2 Combe St Nicholas 1 -  Somerset League Division One (West) TWO goals from Sam Rowswell helped Ilminster Town end the year on...

Lions raise £300 towards lifeboat station in Cornwall

HONITON Lions have donated £300 towards a new lifeboat station – in Cornwall. The money was raised by Cornish Lion David Rickard, who is...

Students visit Shelterbox charity base

A GROUP of GCSE Geography students from Honiton Community College were recently invited to visit Shelterbox in Truro, to see how the vital operation...

Annual lunch for those alone at Christmas

COMMUNITY champion and West Hill resident, Betty Williams, has once again hosted a pensioners’ Christmas lunch in the town. The venue was, as always,...

Neighbourhood Plan nearly ready for public consultation

THE draft Neighbourhood Plan for the parishes of Ottery St Mary and West Hill has now been completed and will soon be ready to...

Conservation group raise £285 with festive stall

HONITON Glen Conservation Group raised more than £280 at a recent Christmas stall held in the town. Group member Wendy Graham (pictured centre) said:...

Superfast broadband comes to Luppitt based brewery

THE award-winning Ottery Brewery near Honiton has struck a deal with BT for ultrafast broadband. About four kilometres of underground and overhead cabling is...

MP launches new group for farmers

EAST Devon Farmers’ Group (EDFG) was formally launched by local MP Neil Parish, chairman of the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (EFRA) Select Committee....

New Year message from East Devon District Council leader Councillor Paul Divani

‘We must evolve from being service providers and instead become enablers’ RELOCATION and evolution of efficient, innovative services remains a priority for district council, East...

Family of crash victim pay tribute to ‘our lovely boy’

THE family of a teenage boy from Lyme Regis, who died following a crash on the A3052 a week before Christmas, have paid tribute to...

Town council reject ‘ugly’ plans for seven new homes at The Old Manse

OTTERY St Mary Town Council have unanimously opposed a planning proposal for seven houses in the centre of the town, as residents come out...

Boost of £5,000 to Devon Air Ambulance

ONE of Seaton’s most popular annual events raised a grand total of £5,000 for Devon Air Ambulance Trust (DAAT) this summer. DAAT officials are...

Row over money district council claims developer owes continues

A DISPUTE between East Devon District Council (EDDC) and Wainhomes over a massive amount of planning infrastructure money for Axminster remains unsolved. It is...

Flood plan for Seaton beach

A PLAN to minimise the risk of flooding and coastal erosion at Seaton beach is to be drawn up by East Devon District Council (EDDC). The...

Beaminster on top in incident-packed Coronation Cup final

Barrington 2 Beaminster 4 Coronation Cup Final THERE can be no denying that Beaminster, despite playing for 25 minutes with 10-men after the dismissal of Shane...

Toby persuades his peers to support his chosen charity

A BEAMINSTER student has called for Meningitis Research Foundation (MRF) to become the charity of the year for his school year group. Toby Gale,...

Jess Upton set to play charity gig

FOLLOWING on from this year’s hugely successful Girt Barn Dance, which raised £1,700 for the Bridport Literary and Scientific Institute, Creeds the printers are...

Post Office wins ‘Best Business in Bridport’ award

BRIDPORT Post Office has scooped the award for Wessex FM’s ‘Best Business in Bridport’. The team at the West Street branch received the award...

Little Groves supports Beaminster food bank

FOR the second year running Little Groves, in Beaminster, has supported its local food bank with a 50p donation from every tree sold going...

Christmas party celebrates saving Bridport Youth Centre

THE Bridport Youth and Community Centre has been saved as a resource for all in the town and a party celebrating both Christmas and...

Llamas fill in for camels in Bridport Nativity

BETHLEHEM came to Bridport earlier this month to tell the story of the birth of Jesus, with a visit from three llamas and a...

Groves’ give support to Bridport food bank

FOR the second year running, Groves Nurseries in Bridport has supported one of Bridport’s food banks by donating 50p from every tree sold to...
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Have your say on whether Council Tax should be raised to help pay for...

POLICE and Crime Commissioner (PCC) Martyn Underhill is urging Dorset residents to take part in a consultation on whether to freeze or raise the...

Festive fundraising at Minerva Trust schools

SCHOOLS which are part of the Minerva Trust – including Bridport Primary School, St Mary’s Primary School, Burton Bradstock Primary School and the Sir...

Local writer releases new children’s book

LOCAL author and poet Ged Duncan has released his latest children’s book, Don’t Eat the Hoomans! Ged, who lives in Bridport, is also the...

Local family receive support after their Christmas decorations were destroyed

A LOCAL family, whose Christmas was marred when their decorations where destroyed, received a boost from members of Bridport Leisure Centre’s Aqua Fit. After...

Care workers fired and re-hired under new terms and conditions

HUNDREDS of low paid Dorset care workers employed by the council social care company, Tricuro, have been given their notice. The company has issued...

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