Tuesday, March 28, 2017

Ottery St Mary

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...

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...

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...

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...

Colyford hall packed for Seaton Hospital bed closure protest meeting

COLYFORD Memorial Hall was packed for East Devon Alliance's (EDA) public meeting today (Saturday) to fight...

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...

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...

Week of fun at Tipton St John nursing home

ANGELA Court Nursing Home in Tipton St John, had an extremely busy week recently as the local community visited the home for a range...

Gardening Club helps to plant trees outside Ottery St Mary library

THE last remnants of Ottery St Mary Gardening Club have pledged more than £300 to purchase and plant trees to make the town look...

Otter Nurseries’ branches join forces across Devon

OTTER Nurseries have joined forces with other branches of the store for the first time to support Devon Air Ambulance during 2017. The three Devon...

Ottery St Mary Chamber of Commerce to close

OTTERY St Mary Chamber of Commerce has taken the decision to close due to a lack of support from businesses in the town. And now...

Council wants to reduce food waste

DEVON County Council has joined forces with local and regional authorities across six other European countries on a new four-year research project, aimed at reducing...

Women’s marathon to raise funds for Free To Run

THE female-only Women Can Marathon, being held near Ottery St Mary later this year, has announced it will be raising funds for international charity Free...

CCG remove more hospital beds in East Devon

HOSPITAL beds in Seaton and Honiton face the same fate as those that were in Ottery St Mary and Axminster – they’re being removed by...

Ottery Food festival back for fifth year

OTTERY St Mary’s popular Food and Families Festival is back for a fifth year and promises to be as good as ever. Now in its...

Seaton to lose hospital beds

BEDS at Seaton Hospital are set to be closed. The shock news was delivered this afternoon when NEW Devon Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) met in...

Former tourism chairman returns to role

CHRIS Murray has returned as chairman of the Devon Association of Tourist Attractions (DATA) after more than 12 years. His election in November sees him return...

Defibrillators installed in Feniton and Tipton St John thanks to primary schools

TIPTON St John and Feniton primary schools have led the way in their communities with helping to install potentially life-saving defibrillators in their respective...

Brand new Ottery St Mary library opens to the public

RESIDENTS in Ottery St Mary were in a celebratory mood over the weekend as the brand new library opened to the public for the...

Anger over plans for chicken farm near Ottery St Mary

RESIDENTS in Whimple have come out in force against a proposed chicken farm close to the A30. A planning application has been submitted for the construction...

T-shirts for Ottery St Mary theatre group

FOLLOWING the success of Ottery Community Theatre’s recent pantomime, the group have sent out their thanks to those that helped make the shows so...

Solomon Islands bishops fly in to attend memorial rededication in Ottery St Mary

OTTERY St Mary residents gathered at the iconic Patteson’s memorial near the town recently as the monument was rededicated by two Anglican Bishops who...

Rusty Pig in Ottery gets new restaurant manager

THERE’S a new face at the Rusty Pig in Ottery St Mary – one that means business. Agata Domarecka joins the team at the eaterie...

Step forward for Tipton school move to Ottery St Mary

THE relocation of Tipton St John Primary School has taken a step further after vital funding was secured from the Government to make the...

Stroke beds in Ottery St Mary set to move to Exeter in April

THE expected move of stroke beds in Ottery St Mary to the RD&E has been confirmed and has is set to take place in...
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Police failure in recording crime

DEVON and Cornwall Police has been slammed by Her Majesty’s Inspector of Constabularies (HMIC), who rated the force’s crime recording “inadequate” as it failed to...

Public urged to take part in consultation on council ward boundaries

THE independent Local Government Boundary Commission for England is asking people across East Devon to comment on its draft proposals for new council ward boundaries....

New body runs Devon Youth Service

DEVON'S Youth Service is now being run by a new and independent organisation. The change came into effect on February 1st and is the result of...

Political ‘speed dating’ at King’s School

STUDENTS at The King’s School in Ottery gave local councillors a real grilling at a recent ‘political speed dating’ event. Groups of Year 11 student...
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