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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.

Buckler’s Mead Academy announce death of ‘valued’ member of staff

BUCKLER'S Mead Academy in Yeovil has announced that Mrs Mandy Perkins, a valued member of staff has died. Headteacher Mrs Sara Gorrod said: "With deep...

Honiton gallery exhibition marks 100th issue of local arts and culture magazine

THE Thelma Hulbert Gallery has opened its doors for a special exhibition featuring 100 artworks to mark the 100th edition of Evolver Magazine. The overall winner...

Warning over giant hogweed after Crewkerne teenager suffers burns and blisters

A TEENAGER was left in agony with horrific burns and blisters after he brushed past a dangerous giant hogweed plant at a beauty hotspot...

East Devon Parishes Together fund awards cash

A TOTAL of 35 worthy community schemes have had Parishes Together Fund applications approved by the decision making panel of East Devon District councillors...

‘Get off your backsides, you moaners!’ – Chard Town Crier

CHARD town crier Stuart Cumming has been shouting out about his annoyance regarding people who sit in their armchairs and just whinge, moan and...

Growth initiative to boost South Somerset SMEs

BUSINESSES across South Somerset are being urged to sign up for free support as part of a new growth initiative. The Heart of the South...

Former Seaton resident says EDDC landlords failed to deal with concerns about flat

FORMER Seaton Town Councillor Andrew Bessford says he moved out of social housing because East Devon District Council (EDDC) failed to deal with fire...

Honiton Town Council may step in to fill the gap left by mental health...

PEOPLE suffering with mental health issues in Honiton could be handed a lifeline after town councillors announced that they were looking into how to...

Chamber talk on cyber crime

BRIDPORT Business – the town’s chamber of trade and commerce – is urging local small businesses to do all they can to thwart cyber...

Gore Cross Green saved for the community

BRADPOLE residents were able to enjoy the brilliant sunshine recently on their recently protected community space, Gore Cross Green. Bradpole Parish Councillor Rob Casey said:...

Police appeal following burglary in Axminster

OFFICERS would like the public’s help to identify the woman pictured in connection with a burglary in Axminster. The offence happened at a property on...

Residents invited to have their say on Neighbourhood Plan

RESIDENTS from Bridport and the surrounding areas are being asked to give their opinions on the future development of the area. As part of the...

Police appeal following theft of a car in Charmouth

OFFICERS are appealing for witnesses to come forward after a car containing a quantity of jewellery was stolen from a car park in Charmouth. The...

Boost for your favourite local papers in Devon, Dorset and Somerset

New owner sees View From titles join Independent THE future of local newspapers in the West Country received a massive boost this week when the...

Honiton Business wins recognition for outstanding patient care

HONITON Hearing Centre has just been awarded ‘Consultant Approved’ accreditation by Phonak, the world’s leading manufacturer of hearing instruments. In a first of its kind,...

Brother and sister team hope to revolutionise the way Devon recycles

A BROTHER and sister duo are hoping to revolutionise the way recycling in the household takes place. Luke and Sophie McLachlan (pictured above) feel that...

Yarcombe Yong Farmers enjoy 70th Anniversary

YARCOMBE and District Young Farmers Club celebrated its 70th anniversary with a weekend of fun events. The club was founded in 1947 by John Salter,...

Honiton prepares for ‘hottest’ day of year

Historic events bring community together and give traders a boost HONITON is gearing up for its busiest week of the year as locals prepare to...

Headteacher gets slimed at St Michael’s school fete

CHILDREN at St Michael’s Primary School in Lyme Regis recently enjoyed their summer fayre, the highlight of which saw headteacher Nick Kiddle getting dunked...

Five great restaurants to try in East Devon and West Dorset

HERE at ViewNews we've put together a list of five restaurants you should definitely try. THE AVIATOR Dunkeswell Airfield, Honiton WITH beautiful views across Dunkeswell Airfield, The...

Otter Valley rotary club make Grenfell Tower donation.

THE Rotary Club of Otter Valley recently held collections across the area to raise money for the Grenfell Disaster Fund. The collections took place at...

LED unveil new pitch at Ottery Leisure Centre

LED has spent the last eight weeks upgrading the synthetic pitch at Ottery Leisure Centre, which is now open for use. The pitch improvement was...

‘Oliver!’ leaves audience in Kilmington wanting more

‘PLEASE Sir, I want some more’ is the immortal line from Charles Dickens’ iconic novel ‘Oliver Twist’ and a similar sentiment was felt by...

Honiton students take on Three Peaks challenge

INTREPID Honiton Community College Students recently attempted to climb the three highest peaks in the UK in under 24 hours and succeeded – with...

Honiton folk band raises charity funds

THE Amycrofters’ Folk Dance Band  held their ever popular garden party once again and raised vital funds for South West MS. The event was held...

Honiton barber’s latest fundraiser is for TRIP and The Memory Café

NOT content with helping to raise thousands of pounds for Hospiscare and his own charity, The Baton, Alan Rowe MBE has now set his...

Serious collision on the A35 near Shute, Axminster

THE A35 near Shute is closed following a serious collision involving a HGV Lorry. Police were informed at 9:25am today (July 7th) of a collision...
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Witness appeal following reports of a rape on Weymouth beach

DETECTIVES investigating reports of a rape on Weymouth beach are appealing for a potential witness to come forward. At around 4.15am on Tuesday, July 4th...

Bridport trading estate housing plans approved by West Dorset District Council

THE controversial bid to convert part St Michael's Trading Estate in Bridport into housing has been approved by district councillors. The owners of the trading...

Ottery theatre group to stage three plays in one night as fundraiser

OTTERY Community Theatre will present a ‘Three-In-One’ evening to help raise money for Devon Freewheelers. The theatre group will present an outstanding collection of three...

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