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Peter Hodges

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Honiton, Ottery St Mary, Chard & Ilminster Reporter | After studying for his NCTJ in Bournemouth, Peter started with the paper in June 2015 on a freelance basis, now permanently based in East Devon covering community and council news.

Volunteers needed to support the young and vulnerable in custody

VOLUNTEERS from the Yeovil area are being sought to support young people and vulnerable adult detainees who enter police custody. Somerset County Council’s Youth Offending...

Expanded recycling service rolls out

MORE than 50,000 households in East Devon are just a few weeks away from being able to recycle more items than ever before when a...

Colyford opens much-awaited play park

COLYFORD children were able to enjoy the new play park near the grammar school after a local landowner donated the site to the district...

Maths filled fun at Holyrood

STUDENTS at Chard’s Holyrood Academy were treated to a fun-filled maths workshop recently. Talented magician and mathematician Barney Maunder-Taylor, right, from the House of...

Resurfacing work on A358 in town centre

ONE of the main routes through Chard town centre is undergoing essential maintenance work for the next three weeks. Somerset County Council will be...

New mayor for Chard

COUNCILLOR Gary Shortland has been made the new mayor of Chard. Cllr Shortland was elected alongside Cllr Andy Kenton who will be the town’s deputy...

Tears and tributes in salute to much-loved museum chairman

CHARD Museum was packed as residents and visitors came together to pay their respects and celebrate the life of former chairman David Ricketts, who...

General election candidates face public at hustings in West Dorset

BENEFITS, food banks, education and Brexit were on the agenda at last week’s hustings at Bridport United Church. West Dorset’s parliamentary candidates – Lee Rhodes...

Honiton charity The Baton funds special tandem

THE nationwide armed forces Baton charity, based in Honiton, is launching a new initiative with a specially adapted tandem. The ‘Baton Tandem’ is a precision...

Honiton Gymnastics coach up for top award

HONITON Gymnastics Club high-performance coach Hel- en Reddy has been shortlisted for the Coach of the Year Award in the Devon Sports Awards 2017. The...

Honiton sculptor’s ‘Hope & Renewal’ in Exeter

HONITON sculptor Martin Staniforth’s latest instalment was met with praise as it stood proudly in the Cathedral Green in Exeter last week. Morth, as he is...

Official launch of the Ottery St Mary Food & Families Festival

THE 2017 Ottery St Mary Food & Families Festival has been officially launched with an event at Tickety-Boo in the town centre. Festival organisers, sponsors...

New Honiton mayor seeks to reassure

NEW Honiton mayor John Zarczynski has reassured the public that the council is not broken and says it is councilors’ duty to get on...

Parliamentary candidates face the public in Axminster

ALL four general election candidates for the Tiverton & Honiton Constituency took questions at hustings in Axminster Guildhall. Neil Parish (Conservative), Caroline Kolek (Labour), Matthew...

Hugo no show at East Devon hustings

SIR Hugo Swire will not be attending any general election hustings in his East Devon constituency this campaign period, a decision that has upset...

Yeovil drug dealers jailed after targeting vulnerable

TWO drug dealers in Yeovil have been given nearly seven years in prison after “coming to the area to target vulnerable people and peddle...

No charges to be brought against MP and PCC

DEVON and Cornwall Police and Crime Commissioner Alison Hernandez and Yeovil MP Marcus Fysh have both been cleared by the Crown Prosecution Service, following...

Bob is made 4th Dan black belt

CREWKERNE Pegasus Karate Club member Bob Gould was promoted to 4th Dan black belt at a recent event at 1610 Crewkerne Sports Centre. Bob is...

Initiative to boost food waste recycling in East Devon

MORE than 2,000 pledges to recycle food waste have been made by Devon residents. Last month Devon residents were given the chance to win a composting...

Andrew Moulding elected as Chairman of East Devon District Council

CLLR Andrew Moulding has made the jump from deputy leader of East Devon District Council to its new Chairman, following a vote by fellow...
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Hoping for bags of cash to provide fun for kids

COMBE St Nicholas Parochial Trust is bidding to bag a massive cash boost from the Tesco Bags of Help initiative. Tesco teamed up with Groundwork to...

Prestigious cricket honour for school pupils

NEROCHE Primary School has been selected to play a pivotal role in the upcoming ICC Women’s Cricket World Cup match at Taunton. On June 29th at...

Dementia aware in Ilminster

DURING Dementia Awareness Week (May 14th-20th), local solicitor Sally Lowe is encouraging everyone to come together to take action. “By uniting in Ilminster, we can raise...

Quiz buffs raise funds for babies

LISA Osborne, the South Somerset Coordinator of Baby Basics has thanked all those who took part in a fundraising quiz at Archie Gooch Pavilion in...

Ilminster Tesco customers raise £20,000

THE Ilminster branch of Tesco has thanked its loyal customers for once again supporting a year-long fundraising campaign which has coined in nearly £20,000. The...

Honiton youngsters raise £520 for Devon Air Ambulance

SIX girls from East Devon have raised more than £500 for the Devon Air Ambulance after taking part in a sponsored run. Jamie-Lee Ayers (10),...

New Play equipment for Littletown Nursery in Honiton.

LITTLETOWN Primary Academy and Nursery has installed a new play area in the grounds thanks to donations and grants. The academy received generous donations from...

Two more leave Honiton Town Council as Zarczynski is elected mayor

TWO more have resigned from Honiton Town Council, which now finds itself with six vacancies. At an Extraordinary General Meeting last night (May 15th) Cllr...

Police looking to speak with Honiton man

POLICE are seeking to trace 25-year-old Honiton man Josh Richards. A police spokesperson said: “Officers believe he may be able to provide some information that could...

Conservatives celebrate success in county elections

THE Conservative party has increased its control of Somerset County Council after candidates stormed to victory in Thursday’s local election, as Liberal Democrats and...

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