Tuesday, March 28, 2017
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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.

Police appeal after failure to stop collision near Weymouth

OFFICERS are appealing for witnesses after a fail-to-stop collision near Weymouth. The incident happened at around 2.30pm on Tuesday, March 21st on the B3157 near...

Missing Axminster woman found

The search for Missing Axminster woman Karen Wyatt has ended after she was located. Karen Wyatt was last seen at around 10am on Thursday, March...

MPs in Devon pay tribute to emergency services and victims after Westminster terror attacks

SIR Hugo Swire and Neil Parish Have both paid tribute to the emergency services and victims following yesterday's (March 22nd) terror attacks outside of...

Schoolchildren join flag-raising during Commonwealth Day

CHILDREN from Bridport Primary School joined with councillors and the Mayor of Bridport to raise the Commonwealth flag during Commonwealth Day last week. Cllr...

Wolves on their way to Escot woods near Ottery St Mary

WILDWOOD Escot, near Ottery St Mary, has added to their menagerie of animals with six wolf cubs all the way from Sweden. The pack of...

New photography exhibition open at the Thelma Hulbert Gallery in Honiton

A NEW exhibition – ‘Beyond the Lens’ – featuring the work of internationally renowned photographer, the late Roger Mayne has just opened at the...

BBC award for beaver project near Ottery St Mary

THE remarkable story of Devon’s wild beavers goes on with the announcement that the loveable rodents have now won a top national award. Readers of...

Builders give boost to Devon Freewheelers charity

HONITON based charity Devon Freewheelers will be able to carry on providing vital support and lifesaving work thanks to donations from house builder, Redrow...

Honiton College principal: ‘Government is destroying our children’s future’

HONITON Community College’s principal is calling on parents and residents to sign a petition against further cuts to the school’s budget. Glenn Smith says the...

West Hill’s Betty Williams passes away at 88

BETTY Williams, who gained worldwide recognition by paying for seniors in Ottery St Mary and West Hill to enjoy a Christmas lunch has passed away...

Police appeal after serious collision with fuel tanker in Honiton

POLICE are appealing for witnesses following a collision involving a fuel tanker near Honiton. At around 7:15am on Sunday, March 19th, a serious collision took...

District increases council tax

SOUTH Somerset District Council (SSDC) has announced a 3.28 per cent increase of its element of council tax. The decision had cross-party support and,...

Warning over council tax scam

RESIDENTS across South Somerset and East Devon are being warned to be wary of Council Tax scams that may be prevalent in the next few...

EDDC plans for housing company

EAST Devon District Council is looking to set-up its own local housing company to play a more significant role in the local housing market and...

MP welcomes social care boost

EAST Devon MP, Sir Hugo Swire, has welcomed the Government’s decision to plough billions of pounds extra into the social care system saying it will...

Hospital beds: Health and Wellbeing Scrutiny Committee question decision

DEVON County Council’s Health and Wellbeing Scrutiny Committee has asked NEW Devon Clinical Commissioning Group to come back with assurances regarding the CCG’s decision...

Chamber chief says budget doesn’t go far enough for local businesses

THE Spring Budget simply did not go far enough for Somerset businesses, according to the chief executive of Somerset Chamber of Commerce. Speaking following the...

SOHS chairman: beds battle not lost

THE chairman of the Save our Hospital Services, Honiton Steering Group, Gillian Pritchett says ‘they haven’t lost the battle’ after the CCG agreed to remove...

Chard students impress in maths challenge

THE maths department at Holyrood Academy in Chard is once again celebrating success following the UK Intermediate Maths Challenge, which was held last month. A...

Holyrood named a Champion School for promoting personal development

HOLYROOD Academy in Chard has been awarded Champion School status by the National Citizen Service. National Citizen Service (NCS), is the UK’s flagship youth...

Chard town councillors back mayor’s proposal for public defibrillator

COUNCILLORS have supported plans to have a public-use defibrillator in Chard town centre, although a location has not been decided. Members of Chard Town Council...

Big local support for NHS rally in London

EAST Devon was well represented at the recent rally in London, calling on the Government to stop the privatisation of the NHS. Coachloads of residents travelled...

Busy time for children from Greenfylde

IT’S been a busy few weeks for pupils at Greenfylde First School in Ilminster with leavers taking part in a celebration day and the...

Children dress up for World Book Day

CHILDREN across South Somerset recently celebrated World Book Day, with many going to school dressed as their favourite book characters. In Ilminster, children from Greenfylde...

Barn fire near Chard

FIRE crews from Chard and Crewkerne are currently tackling a blaze at a barn near Winsham.  Two crews from Chard, one from Crewkerne and a Water...

Bridport’s From Page To Screen Festival announce this year’s curator

NICK Marston will be the guest curator for the From Page to Screen 2017 film festival in Bridport later this year. The film festival will...

Campaign for Beaminster School crossing after car hits child

CONCERNED parents with children at St Mary’s Academy in Beaminster have come together and launched a campaign for a school crossing to be installed...

Beaminster vodka company has adverts banned

A PARODY advert for a Beaminster company based on the famous ‘Accrington Stanley’ TV commercial for milk has been banned for encouraging excessive drinking. The ad...

Bridport man jailed for two years over role in drugs conspiracy

A BRIDPORT man was one of three people jailed for serious drug offences following a detailed investigation into drug dealing in Dorset. Stephan Broome, 59,...

Alleyways set to open second antiques showroom in Bridport

BUSINESS is booming for Alleyways Antiques in the Art and Vintage Quarter of St Michael’s Trading Estate. Owner Richard Payne-Withers has expanded and grown the...

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