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James Coles

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Assistant Group General Manager & Deputy Editor | James has worked in local newspapers since graduating in business and computing in 1999. Well travelled, his interests include music, film, sport, US politics and astronomy. He has been with View From Newspapers since its inception in 2004, and works on Capital Media Newspaper titles across Devon, Dorset and Somerset.

Man rescued from bramble filled ditch

A FIRE engine from Chard was sent to Glynswood to assist the police in the rescue of a male person who was stuck in a...

Liquid nitrogen leak in Ilminster

DEVON and Somerset Fire and Rescue Service engines from Ilminster, Chard and Taunton - and a Hazardous Material advisor - were all sent to a...

Chimney fires in Bridport and Loders

DORSET and Wiltshire Fire and Rescue were called to a chimney fire in Loders this morning. Chimney rods and a thermal imaging camera were used...

Digger stuck in West Bay harbour

SCHEDULED dredging work taking place in the harbour at West Bay has been halted after a digger became stuck. A statement on the official Bridport...

Suspected vehicle fire was down to engine fault

WHAT was thought to be a single vehicle fire just off the A35 at Monkey's Jump roundabout in Dorchester this morning was caused by...

Combpyne’s Red Leader is back on the big screen

ACTOR Drewe Henley, who passed away last February, is back on the big screen. He was known locally for running a B&B in Combpyne, near...

Seaton Chamber to hold Christmas social evening

SEATON and District Chamber of Commerce are holding a Christmas social evening tomorrow (Wednesday, December 14th). It's free to attend and you can drop in at the Eden...

Car narrowly avoids river after overturning between Misterton and North Perrott

THE fire and rescue service were called to an incident on the A3066 between Misterton and North Perrott this morning, when a car overturned...

Two women rescued from car in floodwater near Colyton

TWO women were rescued from their vehicle after it broke down on a flooded road near Colyton this morning. Two fire engines - one from...

EDDC pays tribute to Dr Bill Waterworth

'A man of dignity, intelligence and integrity' TRIBUTES have been paid to East Devon District Council Honorary Alderman Dr Bill Waterworth who has died recently. Dr Waterworth,...

Parents’ appeal for missing boy

THE family of missing 15-year-old Arthur Heeler-Frood, from Membury, have released an appeal asking their son to make contact. Caroline and Jeremy Heeler-Frood have appealed directly to their...

Terras’ new home delayed by technical issues

WEYMOUTH Football Club is considering a second site for the long awaited new 5,000 capacity community stadium. The club revealed in a statement that they...

Hill gives Magpies mountain to climb

Tuesday 9th August EVO-STICK LEAGUE SOUTHERN Premier Division Cinderford Town 4 Dorchester Town 0 TWO second half goals from Cinderford’s Gethyn Hill ensured Dorchester Town’s chances of recovering to score...

Third time lucky for Bees’ new boss

BRIDPORT kickstarted their season into action on Saturday with a 2-1 victory away to Clevedon, following the disappointments of losing their open league fixture at...

Bridport win the Presidents Cup final against Greenhill

OUTDOOR BOWLS ON Sunday, August 7th Bridport men beat Greenhill in the final of the Presidents Cup. In the DL first division against Greenhill they...

Big win for Lyme Ladies at Branksome Park

LAST week the ladies had a good 8-2 win against Branksome Park, which has helped them to leave a bigger gap at the relegation...

It’s a ‘one-two’ for Lyme sailors

LYME Regis Sailing Club hosted a highly successful 95th anniversary regatta over the weekend of August 6th and 7th. Fifty sailing boats took part, from...

Nearly 90 turnout for three-man medal event

SUNDAY saw 87 men playing the three-man open, a medal round with two scores to count; 15 away teams and 14 home teams competed...

Cliff fall at West Bay

THERE was a significant cliff fall at West Bay last night but there have been no reports of injuries so far. The image, provided by...

Junior crew win plate final

BRIDPORT Gig Rowing Club’s junior crew put on a phenomenal performance to win the plate final at the Newquay County Rowing Championships, held on...

Three wood winners

SOUTH Petherton Bowling Club held their annual three Wood Pairs Club Competition last week. The event culminated with the final between the two winning section...

Golf news from Honiton, Axe Cliff and Cricket St Thomas

HONITON with John Pawley At last Brian Morrison's frequent visits to the club have paid off, and he now looks suitably pleased with himself following...

Chard Rangers put away five to win Tom Facey Cup

TOM FACEY CUP (Friday, August 5th) Chard Rangers 5 Crewkerne Rangers 1 Chard Rangers bagged the first silverware offering of the season with a 5-1 win over...

Starter’s orders: Chard Road Runners with Paul Masters

AUGUST 3rd saw over 100 runners line up at the start of the popular Haselbury Trail 10km race, organised by Crewkerne Running Club. Wayne Loveridge...

Awards aplenty at Axe Yacht Club annual regatta

THERE was a good turn out for Axe Yacht Club’s Regatta weekend. Light winds and slight to moderate seas enabled a full programme of dinghy...

From The Deputy Editor’s Chair

Trust in your local newspaper LAST week I finally got round to watching Spotlight, the Oscar-winning film on The Boston Globe’s special investigative team who...

Give blood in Lyme next week

BLOOD donors will next be able to donate in Lyme Regis on Wednesday, July 6th. Sessions take place at the Woodmead Halls from 1:05pm-3:15pm and...

From The Deputy Editor’s Chair

Decision time beckons on Thursday BY the time you read this we’ll only be two days away from collectively making one of the biggest decisions...

Queen’s Birthday Honours List

TWO local residents have been honoured on the Queen's Birthday Honours List. Sidmouth's Fay Wilson-Rudd has been awarded the MBE (Member of the Order of...

EE signal problem reported in Axminster

THERE are reports of mobile phone signal problems effecting EE customers in the Axminster area this afternoon. EE has confirmed through their online Network Status...

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