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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.

Honiton’s Millennium Green to be extended

A NEW piece of land next to the Millennium Green has been gifted to Honiton after a generous donation from one of the the...

Thousands descend on Ottery St Mary for annual Tar Barrels event

ONE of the UK’s craziest traditions once again wowed and amazed locals and visitors alike as Ottery St Mary’s Tar Barrels took place over...

Honiton carnival brings the season to a close

EAST Devon’s carnival season ended in Honiton on Saturday night, as the town came out in force to cheer on this year’s entries. The weather...

Hospiscare fundraisers get on their boots in Honiton

SUPPORTERS of Hospiscare’s annual fundraiser were suitably suited and booted to take part in this year’s ‘Jolly Good Jaunt’. The event raises money for Hospiscare,...

Call for crack down on use of disposable plastics in Honiton

HONITON Town Council are looking into reducing the amount of single use plastics in the town, following in the footsteps of other environmentally conscience...

Man taken to hospital after being crushed by machinery in Axminster

A MAN in his 60's has been airlifted to hospital after being crushed by machinery in Axminster. A spokesperson for Devon and Somerset Fire and...

Yarcombe Young Farmers’ support for neonatal units

YARCOMBE and District Young Farmers’ Club (YFC) has donated £1,000 to the neonatal unit at the Royal Devon and Exeter Hospital. The club selected the...

West Hill Parish Council scores its first goal

WEST Hill Wasps U13 Junior Football Club have received a grant of £750 towards a set of new goalposts. West Hill Parish Council was created...

Neroche School staff are chosen for top support roles

THE headteacher and staff at Neroche Primary School, Broadway near Ilminster, have been selected for several top roles supporting schools in challenging circumstances and...

Ottery crowns its first king and queen of the mountain

THE organisers of the first King and Queen of the Mountain and Go-Ride event in Ottery recently are celebrating the great success of the...

Lifesaving device for humans is installed at Ferne Animal Sanctuary near Chard

FERNE Animal Sanctuary near Chard now has a new HeartSafe automated external defibrillator on site thanks to a grant from the Big Lottery Fund. The...

Crowds brave Storm Brian for Ottery St Mary Carnival

RESIDENTS of Ottery St Mary braved damp conditions to cheer on participants in this years carnival procession. The remnants of Storm Brian made the evening...

Campaigners protest Honiton banks

LOCAL campaigners from Global Justice Group visited Barclays, HSBC, Lloyds and NatWest banks in Honiton recently, urging them to stop using the public’s hard-earned...

Tributes paid to Honiton Senior Voice stalwart Tony Simpson

TRIBUTES have been paid to the founder of Honiton Senior Voice, Tony Simpson, who passed away recently. Tony was an active campaigner for the betterment...

Mixed reaction to timetable changes in Honiton

THE Friends of Honiton Station have welcomed the proposed changes to the Exeter St Davids to Waterloo train service but also expressed concern over...

The Project secures funding to run full set of services in Axminster and Chard...

AN AXMINSTER charity’s successful crowdfunding campaign has secured enough cash to provide a full set of services for another year. The Project’s #Support4September campaign has...

Fire service tackle blaze in Chaffcombe near Chard

DEVON and Somerset Fire and Rescue are tackling an ongoing blaze in Chaffcombe, near Chard. The fire service received a report of a roof on...
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Young singers raise £750 for charity at debut recital

TWO talented, young singers staged their debut recital in aid of The Project, a youth mental health charity, based in Devon. Woodroffe school student...

Honiton Community College wants to continue its support for youth club home

HONITON Community College have announced that they are currently in discussions with Devon County Council to renew the lease of the community use building...

Beds removed from Chard Hospital shock move

INPATIENT beds in Chard will be moved to other local hospitals by the end of the month, the Somerset Partnership NHS Foundation trust has...

Honiton mayor says council has turned around after controversial year

THE Mayor of Honiton, Councillor John Zarczynski, has apologised to the people of the town for not being in the public eye as much...

Jolly Good Jaunt returns to Honiton this month

THE Jolly Good Jaunt is set to return to Honiton later this month and once again will give walkers the chance to raise vital...

Autumn programme for popular Sheldon Singers

HONITON'S Sheldon Singers Autumn programme is set to begin this week with a performance of “Handel to Hammerstein" at Sidholme concert hall, in Sidmouth. On...

Birth services at Honiton Hospital remain suspended for another three months

THE temporary suspension of birth services at Honiton Hospital is to be extended due to on-going staff vacancies and long-term sickness absence across the...

Have your say on train timetables in Devon and Somerset

SOUTH Western Railway (SWR) is encouraging passengers and stakeholders to have their say on the proposed December 2018 timetable changes. The consultation will be open...

The blood bikes riding into Dorset and Somerset

THE Devon Freewheelers - commonly known as the Devon Blood Bikes, who have been operating a lifesaving service in their county since 2009 -...

Former Lyme Regis school pupil impresses in piano concert

FORMER Woodroffe School Pupil Henry Perry recently impressed friends, family and former school teachers in a piano recital to help raise money for the...

Axminster Drama Club hit ‘Spamalot’ leaves audience in stitches

AXMINSTER Drama Club wowed audiences last week with their hilarious show, Spamalot. Audience members were rolling in the aisles as the Monty Python farce impressed...

Honiton charity champion Alan Rowe celebrates half a century of barbering

LOCAL fundraising legend Alan Rowe MBE recently celebrated 50 years of barbering with charity donations to two Honiton based charities. The shop that Alan owns,...

Honiton karate club’s first birthday

DEVON'S fastest growing traditional karate club marked its one year anniversary recently with a special celebration event at the relaunch of Honiton’s LED leisure...

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