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Yesterday, 11:00

The Exeter resident had been trapped inside for three years after a flesh-eating bug destroyed her leg, and only went out when she could receive assistance.

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Fri, 18:00
Nikky Williams who has become only the second woman to join the crew of Lyme Regis RNLI Lifeboat. Photo Richard Horobin

The 21-year-old sailing instructor is only the second woman to become a sea-going member of the life-saving team

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Fri, 17:00
Honiton Charter Day. Town Crier, Dave Retter, shouts the market charter to deputy mayor Jackie Wadsworth and Elizabeth Thurgood of The Tudor Dance Group. Ref mhh 4970-31-15AW. Picture: Alex Walton

Visitors were treated to fun dancing sessions courtesy of LeRoc Modern Jive, The Tudor Dance Group and Westernspirit Line Dancing, while dog owners showed off their pets in a family dog show.

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Fri, 11:01
Honiton Hot Pennies 2015. Ref mhh 5432-31-15AW. Picture: Alex Walton

Honiton town crier Dave Retter thinks this year’s event had the biggest crowd ever.

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Fri, 07:32
Axminster police station

Several vehicles have been attacked in the Woodbury Park area

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Thu, 11:00
Honiton Hospital. Picture by Terry Ife. Ref mhh 0072-03-07TI

The decision was taken at a meeting of the NHS Northern, Eastern and Western Devon Clinical Commissioning Group’s (CCG) governing body earlier this month.

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Thu, 06:59
Isobel Simpson, winner of the ice-cream competition with her 'Orange Secret' with Val Voysey of Furzeleigh Down dairy . Ref mha 1087-29-15TI. Picture: Terry Ife

Axminster Primary School pupils challenged to create new flavour

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Wed, 17:15
Mimi Cook joined several other heart and lung transplant patients for the fundraising mountain mission.

She described the challenge as the ‘hardest, scariest, most challenging, rewarding, eye opening, proudest thing’ she has ever done.

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Wed, 11:10
The damage caused by vandals.

An appeal has been made by police, who are urging any witnesses to the incident, or anyone with information, to come forward.

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Wed, 07:48
Axminster police station

£250,000 scheme revealed to improve the notorious Hunters Lodge junction on the A35 near Axminster

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Tue, 15:00
A mountain bike similar to this one was stolen from outside a property in High Street, Honiton.

The bike is a Carrera Vulcan and is very distinctive.

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South West sport

Yesterday, 12:23

As the saying goes, all good things come to an end, and so it proved last night at the Oak Tree Arena, as ‘Cases’ Somerset Rebels unbeaten home run came to an end with a shock defeat at the hands of local rivals the Plymouth Devils, writes Dave Thompson.

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Fri, 11:56
The first ladies home at the Honiton tri-athlon were a team of sisters, Olivia,Rebecca and Demelza Higginson from Honiton. Ref mhh 1727-31-15TI. Picture: Terry Ife

The Honiton 2015 Triathlon proved to be a roaring success.

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Fri, 08:35
The Ottery team that won the Jubillee Cup at Lyme Regis; (left to right) Mike Smith, John Ward, Steve Hall and Terry House

Ottery St Mary sent a team of four to compete once again for the Lyme Regis Bowls Club organised Jubilee Cup, and the quartet returned with the shield.

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Fri, 08:34
Sidmouth's Matt Cooke on his way to a half century at home to Paignton. Ref shsp 1629-31-15TI. Picture: Terry Ife

Sidmouth batsman Matt Cooke, after many ‘near-things’, finally crossed the coveted line and chalked up his first league century for the Fortfield side’s 1st XI, writes Stephen Birley.

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Thu, 12:38
Exeter Falcons management Rob Doran (left) and Alan Spencer

More than 100 Exeter Falcons fans attended a packed public meeting to hear prospective promoters Rob Doran and Alan Spencer announce that they had found a site for a new track, writes Tony Lethbridge.

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Thu, 12:36
Neil Matson and Vela Fresca leaving Ponta Delgada at the start of the return leg of the Azores and Back race

Two members of the Exe Sailing Club, Neil Matson in Vela Fresca and Jeremy Moore in Redeye, recently completed the famous and well-established Azores and Back Race (AZAB) ocean sailing race.

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Thu, 12:35

Exmouth sailor Stevie Morrison has been involved in a race with a difference this past week.

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Tue, 21:40

Axminster bowlers enjoyed an excellent win at Wrington (Bristol), bagging success on three of the four rinks played on their way to an 88-71 victory, writes David Harris.

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Tue, 21:40

The ladies competed for the Championship Scratch Cup, played over 36 holes and also the 18-hole Handicap Cup, writes Liz Rogers.

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Tue, 21:40
Jack Salvidge in action

Honiton riders do well at Yeovilton vent

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Tue, 21:39

There were 24 members who contested the latest mixed competition, writes Liz Rogers.

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Latest Entertainment News

Yesterday, 18:31

At A la Ronde, the National Trust’s 16-sided house in Summer Lane near Exmouth, there’s plenty to do in the school holidays.

Fri, 18:31
Exmouth Festival

There’s lots of live music to enjoy around Exmouth this weekend.

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Thu, 18:35
Kate Rusby

Sidmouth FolkWeek (Friday, July 31-Friday, August 7) is nearly upon us. The tone for the busy festival will be set with two special pre-festival concerts at the Ham Marquee.

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Wed, 18:35
Taking the applause at Branscombe (from left): pianist Matteo Pais, soprano Angel Blue and tenor Francesco Meli. Photo: Paul Strange.

Now in its third year, Branscombe Festival has established itself as one of the South West’s most prestigious cultural events.

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Wed, 09:22
Ninebarrow. Picture: Greg Funnell

Jim Causley and Friends will host a unique West-fest for Lyme Folk’s finale on Sunday, August 23, with How the West was Sung, a music-packed evening of song and banter, from local artists celebrating our the West Country.

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Sunday, July 26, 2015
Craft materials at A La Ronde

Looking for things for the kids to do this summer holiday? At A la Ronde – the 18th-century, 16-sided house and grounds near Exmouth, owned by the National Trust – there is a family activity on offer every day.

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Saturday, July 25, 2015
SuperSonic 70s Show

Get your loon jeans, hot pants, scoop T-shirts and platform shoes at the ready… the SuperSonic ’70s Show is coming to Exmouth on Friday, August 21.

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Saturday, July 25, 2015
Honiton Music Company and Sidbury Choir.

Wind band, the Honiton Music Company, joined forces with Our Sidbury Choir for a fundraising evening of summertime music at Sidbury Church earlier this month.

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Friday, July 24, 2015
Clown due The Popolinos in Circus Wonderland.

Circus Wonderland is coming to Exmouth soon. Described as Britain’s ‘most magical circus’, it’s at the Imperial Recreation Ground from Wednesday, July 29 until Sunday, August 2.

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