Monday, February 27, 2017

Ottery St Mary

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...

Ottery’s Jean raises £2,900 for cancer charity and hospice in a year

A ‘FUNDRAISING powerhouse’ from Ottery St Mary has raised nearly £3,000 for two charities following a year of fundraising. Jean Pollington raised an incredible £2,900...

Support growing for East Devon recycling group

RESIDENTS in Honiton have come out in support of community recycling group Otter Rotters, who are being threatened with closure due to cost cutting...

Support for Ottery St Mary PCSO Maria Clapp

OTTERY St Mary’s county councillor Claire Wright has written to the Police and Crime Commissioner imploring her to keep the town’s PCSO. It was announced...

Backing for lorries’ sat nav rule

DEVON County Council has welcomed calls for local authorities to be given powers to tackle lorry drivers that flout height and weight restrictions. The Local Government...

East Devon triumphs at tourism awards

‘BUSINESS icons’ from East Devon did the district proud as they walked away from the South West Tourism awards last week, laden with trophies. Held...

Ottery St Mary Library will move to new home this month

OTTERY St Mary Library will move into its new premises of the former NatWest bank during the week beginning February 20th, Libraries Unlimited has...

Otter Nurseries boost for Honiton charity The Baton

THE charity team at Otter Nurseries in Ottery St Mary has announced the total raised for last year’s charity of the year, The Baton. The...

Women’s only marathon near Ottery marks 50th anniversary of Switzer’s Boston breakthrough

THE Women Can Marathon in Tipton St John this year has been named the first UK partner event for 261 Fearless®, a global non-profit...

Devon schools’ funding is set to be slashed by a third

MORE than a third of Devon’s schools will lose out if new national funding figures aren’t revised, the county’s education chief has warned. Devon’s schools...

Local police force to recruit 150

DEVON and Cornwall Police will recruit almost 100 officers and 50 criminal investigators thanks to £24million of additional money as part of the Police and...

East Devon District Council withdraws appeal

EAST Devon District Council has taken the decision to withdraw its appeals against the Information Commissioner Office’s decision, which ordered EDDC to release details...

Weather warning for wind issued for South West

A YELLOW weather warning for wind has been issued for Dorset, Devon and Somerset. The warning from the Met Office is valid from 6am on...

Competition launched at Ottery St Mary library

THE FRIENDS of Ottery Library have launched a competition for children to take a prize-winning photo, using only their mobile phone. FoneSnap 2017 is looking...

Ottery businessman to move company back home

AN EAST Devon entrepreneur is set to move his business back to Ottery St Mary from Honiton’s Heathpark Industrial Estate. Stuart Phillips is currently refurbishing...

Schools miss out on £100,000 funding

EAST Devon MP Sir Hugo Swire has urged his own Government to “go back to the drawing board and look again at the national funding...

New 24-hour phone service to help expectant mothers

A NEW 24-hour maternity triage service is set to launch at the Royal Devon & Exeter Hospital, which will give expectant mums direct access to...

Rise in Devon crime due to more victims coming forward

RECORDED crime in the Devon and Cornwall Police area rose by almost six per cent in 2016 compared to 2015. There were 81,949 recorded crimes for...

Ottery garden centre lends a hand

THE new ELF family suite at the Royal Devon & Exeter Hospital (RD&E) received a boost when a local garden centre helped to finish...

New home and name for Halse of Honiton

ONE of Honiton’s oldest businesses has left the town to take up new premises near Ottery St Mary. Philip Halse was joined by his father...

Tour of Britain’s lasting legacy for East Devon

ONE of the highlights of 2016 in Ottery St Mary and Honiton was the Tour of Britain passing through their streets – and an...
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