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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.

A35 closed for seven hours after four vehicle crash

THE road between Honiton and Axminster was closed for seven hours last night (Saturday, November 11th) after a crash that involved four vehicles. The incident...

Bus company closure causes chaos for students and residents

SOMERSET County Council has stepped in to organise alternative transport after a local bus company ceased to operate, causing more than 25 people to...

Small fire in sheltered accommodation

THREE fire appliances from Honiton, Ottery St Mary and Axminster were initially sent to a call from an an elderly occupant in sheltered accommodation...

Body found washed up on Seaton beach

THE body of a man in 60s was found on a beach near Seaton yesterday afternoon (Saturday, June 10th). The police and coastguard were called...

ELECTION RESULTS

DESPITE the country delivering a hung parliament at the polls, the results are far more certain in Pulman's and View From country. The Conservatives have...

UPDATE: Honiton man charged with murder of Philip Ryan

A HONITON man has been charged with the murder of Philip Ryan, who was found stabbed to death at Honiton's Kingdom Hall of Jehovah's Witnesses. Detectives...
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Pedestrian killed at Ware Cross

A PEDESTRIAN has died after being hit by a car on the A3052 close to Ware Cross, near Lyme Regis, this morning.  Emergency services were...

General election candidates confirmed

NOMINATIONS for next month’s general election closed last Thursday, with candidates across the area now confirmed. After their poor showing in the recent county council elections...

New county councillor’s crowdfunding bid for hospital beds judicial review

CLLR SHAW DONATES £1,000 OF HIS OWN MONEY TO THE CAUSE THE newly elected county councillor for Seaton and Colyton, Martin Shaw, has launched a last ditch crowdfunding...

TV ‘Child Genius’ dad jailed for groping 12-year-old girl

SEATON man Terence Lai, who appeared on the Channel Four series Child Genius alongside his son, has been jailed for three years for groping...

County Council election results

Tories keep control of Dorset and Somerset councils... but leaders in both counties lose their seats DEVON ALSO REMAINS BLUE Additional reporting: Peter Hodges and Anders Larsson Last updated: Friday, May...

Letwin will stand in election if selected

PRIME Minister Theresa May has caught the country by surprise in calling a snap general election for June 8th. Despite previously announcing that he would...

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...

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