Thursday, September 21, 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.

Devon and Dorset police forces leading the way with ‘digital’ sniffer dogs

DEVON & Cornwall Police – along with their counterparts from Dorset – are once again leading the way in investing in cutting edge ways...

Ottery St Mary pub thrilled Western Storm won Women’s T20

THE Volunteer Inn in Ottery St Mary was thrilled to learn the Western Storm Twenty 20 team won this season’s Kia Super League. The pub...

Honiton Town band looking for new talent

HONITON Band is inviting aspiring brass players to join the band’s training section this autumn. Local community brass band, Honiton Band, set up its training...

Honiton Council has five seats to fill

HONITON Town Council are appealing for residents to come forward and join the authority to help put their turbulent year behind them. The council has...

East Devon District Council leader survives ‘no confidence’ vote

EAST Devon District Council leader Paul Diviani (Con) remains in his role after surviving a vote of no confidence. The motion for a vote of...

Innocent Honiton resident left traumatised after police target wrong man

A HONITON resident says he has been left traumatised after armed police handcuffed him in an apparent case of mistaken identity. On September 6th, armed...

Accident halts traffic between Honiton and Ilminster

A FIVE car pile up on the A30  is causing long delays and motorists are being urged to avoid the area. The incident has taken...

New gym for Honiton

WITH investment now secured, it’s full steam ahead for a private members gym being built on Heathpark Industrial Estate in Honiton. Over £300,000 is being...

New all-weather pitch opens at King’s School in Ottery St Mary

OTTERY St Mary’s new all-weather synthetic pitch was declared officially open at a special ceremony with international hockey player Giselle Ansley. Representatives from all the...

Somerset Teen’s organs helps eight people live

A TEENAGER who died from a brain aneurysm has helped a record number of people, including five children, through organ donation. Jemima Layzell, who died...

No beds but Honiton MIU is still open

THE Royal Devon and Exeter NHS Foundation Trust are reminding the residents of Honiton that despite the inpatient beds being removed, the MIU unit...

Police appeal following fatal Honiton crash

POLICE are appealing for witnesses following a collision near Honiton that left a 92-year-old man dead. Police were informed at around 2:10pm on Wednesday, September 6th...
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Armed police called to property in Honiton following incident

POLICE attended an address in Honiton, yesterday evening following a call claiming that a person had been shot and wounded at the property. Firearm officers...

High rollers ‘rock the boat’ in Bridport production

A BRIDPORT Musical Theatre production is always something to marvel at. The mix of a young cast, energetic routines, fantastic vocals and brilliant acting,...

Devon and Dorset merger could create more resilient police force

The Chief Constables of Dorset Police and Devon & Cornwall Police have announced plans today, (September 6th), to explore further collaboration and closer working...

Carnival procession lights up Seaton

THE annual East Devon Carnival Circuit got underway on Saturday evening with the first procession of the season in Seaton. The Romsey Old Cadets Carnival Showband,...

Sports clubs’ networking session is another big hit in Chard

THE most recent networking session for Chard and local village sports clubs was once again well supported. Representatives from the district and county council joined...

Vote of no confidence in EDDC leader proposed

EAST Devon district councillors have tabled a motion for a vote of no confidence in leader of the council Paul Diviani following the closure...

Campaigners for hospital beds in Devon running out of options

SECRETARY of State for Health Jeremy Hunt has no intention to intervene or interfere with the hospital bed closure process in Devon. Campaigners fighting NEW...

Otter Rotters back out on the streets… but is it a last hurrah?

AFTER months of uncertainty and disappointment, residents across East Devon were delighted to see members of community recycling group Otter Rotters out in force...

Volunteers needed for Himalayan Balsam clearance near Beaminster

THE Donkey Sanctuary is seeking volunteers for its Himalayan Balsam Clearance Volunteer Day near Beaminster today. Volunteers are wanted to help clear Himalayan balsam plants...

Rockbeare dining pub gives boost to FORCE

A CELEBRATED dining pub near Ottery St Mary has presented another £550 to their chosen charity. The Jack in the Green at Rockbeare, now a...

Honiton Hospital volunteers say farewell

MEDICAL ward volunteers at Honiton Hospital have said an emotional farewell to their roles as Honiton Hospital’s in-patient beds were closed. Alongside fundraising and running...

Historical weapons to be auctioned in Honiton

A COLLECTION of weapons amassed during a lifetime is to be sold by Chilcotts Auctioneers. The impressive, eclectic collection includes military and non-military weaponry from...

Vegetable show school fundraiser set to return at Awliscombe

LAST year Awliscombe Primary School PTFA brought back the Village Veg & Produce Show to help raise funds for the school. Local villager Rosemary Sprigg...

Former Honiton chapel to become café

THE former Methodist Chapel in New Street, Honiton, is set to become a café, following the granting of a new lease of the premises...

Honiton Lions take on Headway charity in skittles match

HONITON Lions were recently invited to a game of skittles against a team from Exeter based charity Headway Devon, made up of volunteers and...

New Honiton town councillors hope to better represent youth

HONITON Town Council has welcomed two new councillors to its ranks, but following yet another resignation, there are still five vacancies to fill. Martin Linsdell...

Avon and Somerset Police having problems after owl flies into power cables

AN OWL has flown into power cables close to Avon and Somerset Police HQ causing disruption to the force's computer and phone systems. Avon and Somerset...

Honiton patients’ group promises ‘direct action’

A BAND of angry residents calling itself Honiton Patients Action Group says it plans to keep hospital beds in Honiton by taking direct action...

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