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A lashing of wet weather failed to dampen spirits at Littletown Primary Academy in Honiton, which held its summer fete last week. Instead, organisers simply held the fun indoors.

Honiton's new neighbourhood beat manager PC James Mackay.

PC James Mackay, of Devon and Cornwall Police, is set to join the Honiton team as neighbourhood beat manager on Monday, July 13.

Combe House in Gittisham. Ref mhh 9749-27-15TI. Picture: Terry Ife

Ken and Ruth Hunt have spent the last 17 years welcoming guests to Combe House, a Grade I listed Elizabethan Manor with an award-winning restaurant.

Children's author, Laurence Anholt, met with Axminster library supervisor - Sarah Jones and Book Track award winners, Louisa Dare, Christopher Parker and Chirathi Nanayakkara. Ref mha 9864-26-15AW. Picture: Alex Walton

Christopher Parker, seven, Louisa Dare, six, and Chirathi Nanayakkara, nine, have now completed the challenge twice.

Dr Joe Pitt uses the new machine on League volunteer Carol Rowe.

Dr Joe Pitt, dermatology consultant and local GP, took delivery of a new £950 dermatoscope last week.

Rockin' Rory Ryan

The 12-year-old has just become the youngest Rockschool vocal student in the UK to achieve a grade eight for his singing – the equivalent of an A-level.

Wood(bury) Stock 2015. Doctors Orders. Photo: Neil Ewins.

A successful blues, roots and folk music festival took place recently at Woodbury’s Malsters Arms.

A blast from the past: What Honiton High Street once looked like when the town's shops were decked with Christmas light.

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Musical director Peter Kyrke-Smith and Writer Clare Salter with children from Branscombe,Farway and Broadhembury primary schools for their play in a day. Ref mhh 8110-24-15TI. Picture: Terry Ife

Budding singers, actors and dancers took to the stage for a one-off show as they put on a musical in a day.

Police have issued the all-clear after suspicious packages found in Exeter city centre have been safely dealt with.

Parts of Exeter city centre remain out of bounds after suspicious packages were found this morning (Monday).

Police are urging people not to drive into Exeter city centre while an investigation into two suspicious packages is ongoing.

Books

The scheme, which encourages youngsters to read six books over the summer holidays, has the theme of ‘record breakers’ for 2015.

The Night Glow at Tiverton Balloon & Music Festival is a stunning spectacle.

The Tiverton Balloon and Music Festival 2015 is only two weeks away.

Year 6 pupils from the Honiton Learning Community at Thelma Hulbert Gallery who recently finished the Invigorwrite course. Ref mhh 9276-25-15AW. Picture: Alex Walton

The year five and six pupils have been led through six workshops by Lyme-based creative writing specialists Invigorwrite!

Leonard Beavers with Mike Foxwell, Richard Isaac and Pete Hawley from the Vine Social Club.

£600 was donated by the Vine Social Club, in Honiton, which selected the 1st Honiton Scouts as its chosen charity last year.

Organiser Sue Phillips and Glenda Levy enjoying the charity ball at Lakeview Manor.

The event, at Lakeview Manor, attracted more than 200 people and raised £8,000 for FORCE cancer charity.

Honiton Community Pupils are aiming to achieve the DofE Gold Award.

Year 12 students Cerys Little, Lauren Hunt, Ameerah Askew, Dan Hole, Ben Willis and Jack Lane will soon complete a four-day expedition as well as a week-long residential.

TRIP's Steve Brownridge is presented with his award from Devon County Council chairman, Christine Channon.

Steve was nominated by TRIP’s deputy manager, Nikki Dawkins, for all of his advice and daily management of the organisation.

Seaton carnival’s first royal party in 1965 (l to r) queen Jackie Powling and princesses Pat Muddiman, Carole Widger and Liz Clements.

Queen and princesses selected to lead the golden jubilee procession

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