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Gallery: Red Arrows bring out the crowds

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Red Arrows at Sidmouth 2016. Ref shs 34-16TI 6349. Picture: Terry Ife

The Red Arrows put on a fantastic display at Sidmouth to a bumper crowd on Friday evening, the weather was just perfect for such an event.

Various fruits and vegetables on counter

Blustery weather and rain failed to dampen spirits at the 54th Upottery Flower and Vegetable Show.

Carol Gilson.

A Honiton mobility scheme has enhanced the life of two people.

Partnership manager Richard Burningham (leftt) with Richard Kempton of South West Trains holding copies of the new “Devon – Great Scenic Railways” booklet.

East Devon and the Axminster to Exeter railway line is to be more widely promoted across the region, thanks to a new initiative.

The cycling team who are all hoping to raise £1,000 for a good cause.

A trio of cyclists embarked on a charity challenge and climbed more than 24,000 feet in 24 hours over the weekend.

The Charter Day Band Concert was once again held at Honiton’s Millennium Green - and has now become an annual event raising funds for its maintenance and upkeep.

TASTY TREAT

Saturday, August 27, 2016
Cottrell Cubs with their parents.

Cottrell Cubs showed off their cooking skills to celebrate finishing another great term.

Cakes and coffee galore will be on offer at a Honiton Macmillan coffee morning.

One of the posters from the collection.

Film buffs will soon have a chance to get their hands on a number of original cinema posters dating back to the 1930s.

Ollie holding his cards next to his mum Karen.

When single mum Karen Jones discovered her autistic son making himself birthday cards because he has no friends, she set upon a crusade – appealing to strangers to make his special day one to remember.

Jurassic café promotes best of Devon food

Thursday, August 25, 2016
Seaton Jurassic's popular cafe. Picture: MATT AUSTIN

The £4million visitor attraction, which welcomed more than 20,000 visitors since opening in April, is proud to promote a taste of Devon to its customers.

Archie Whitton.

Archie Whitton, 10, picked up the gavel last month and sold several items, including a mahogany mirror and a Lancaster bomber pilot’s suitcase.

Abbie Munt and Lauren Moore

Lauren Moore, 22, and Abbie Munt, 20, who work at Specsavers in Honiton, completed the 5k Pretty Muddy challenge at Exeter’s Westpoint Showground recently.

Pecorama cheque presentation to Parkinsons UK.

Pecorama near Beer has raised £1,500 for charity, split equally between Parkinson’s UK and the MS Society.

Axe Valley Community College students with their GCSE results (l to r) Jasmine Hawkins, Phoebe Diepenbloek and Sophie  Summerbee, all 16 and from Seaton Picture: CHRIS CARSON

Some impressive exam performances at schools and colleges in Axminster, Colyton, Lyme Regis and Honiton .

Roosting greater horseshoe bats. Photo: John J Kaczanow.

Bats in East Devon should see a better future thanks to the generous response to a Devon Wildlife Trust fundraising appeal – but more support is needed for the target to be met.

Grey bins will only be emptied every three weks from next February

The drive was first trialled by New Feniton and Exmouth residents who were asked to add cardboard and mixed plastics to their weekly recycling collections.

Mark Wakely is counting on your votes.

Public support has sent a Sidmouth plumber into the final of a national competition.

(L-R): Megan Evans, Abi Evans, Sonney Nicholls, Ashton Beck, Tyler Rawlings, Charlie Reed and Connor Wilson.

East Devon’s Alex Gibson and Mark Gerry took seven youngsters to the park to take part in team building challenges.

Jill Vanderwolfe, organiser of the Axminster street party which was held in June to celebrate The Queens 90th birthday, presents a cheque to Force

Organisers present a cheque for £500 to Force

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