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The Royal Society for the Protection of Birds (RSPB) is asking Devon residents to share how nature has helped them cope during lockdown.

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Kilmington Primary School has pledged to fully reimburse parents who paid for their child to stay at an adventure centre only to have the trip cancelled because of Covid-19.

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After more than three months in lockdown, the Thelma Hulbert Gallery (THG) in Honiton is making plans to reopen its doors once again on Saturday, July 11.

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Honiton residents will be able to return to their library for the first time in months this Monday (July 6).

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Yesterday, 17:51

The first Devon hospitality businesses to be awarded an AA Covid Confident accreditation ahead of lockdown restrictions beginning to ease tomorrow (Saturday, July 4) have been announced.

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Yesterday, 16:00

The South Western Ambulance Service has asked residents to stay safe and drink responsibly as parts of the hospitality sector reopen.

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Yesterday, 14:13

Skate parks and multi-use games areas (MUGAs) across East Devon will be reopening from Monday (July 6).

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Yesterday, 11:59

Police are preparing for a surge of visitors in West Dorset this weekend as lockdown restrictions ease and the hospitality industry reopens.

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Yesterday, 11:00

The NHS Test and Trace service brings together testing, contact tracing and outbreak management into an end-to-end service to stop the spread of the virus and help us move out of lockdown.

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Yesterday, 08:31

Axminster’s Charity Togs shop is open for business again – and welcoming donations, organisers stressed this week.

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Thu, 17:45

Mixing drinking alcohol with going to sea could prove a fatal cocktail, coastguards are warning - as thousands are expected to head for Devon’s beaches this weekend.

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Thu, 17:00

A former Honiton resident has been convicted of burglary after stealing an Exeter University student’s laptop from her room in a hall of residence last September.

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Thu, 12:48

Police are bracing for a huge influx of visitors to Devon this weekend and have urged people coming here to respect the area.

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Thu, 12:00

Elections will be held for seats in the St Paul’s and St Michael’s wards of Honiton Town Council next May.

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Thu, 11:46

It has been more than 100 days since the South West went into lockdown with along with all of the UK to try and limit the spread of the coronavirus.

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South West sport


Following the news of the appointment of a new first team coach and reserve team manager, we caught up with Ottery St Mary FC chairman Mikey Ringer to find out what his thoughts were on the continuing developments at Washbrook Meadow.

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With no cricket being played at local level - there is s Test Match being played next week between England and the West Indies - we have to rely on past action for our current cricket ‘fix’, writes Stephen Birley.

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Ottery St Mary boss Billy Rouse has spoken of his delight at the latest appointments to his backroom staff at Washbrook Meadow.

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Yesterday, 19:10

Recreational cricket is set to resume next weekend after Prime Minister Boris Johnson appeared to back-track on his earlier claim that issues surrounding communal teas and dressing rooms made the sport unsafe.

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Yesterday, 18:37

England’s final preparations for the long-awaited return of Test cricket were boosted on and off the field on Friday, with Sam Curran testing negative for Covid-19 and a handful of key batsmen spending important time at the crease.

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Yesterday, 15:40

We have arrived at the number one spot in our countdown from 10 to one of the ‘Greatest single season’ for Sidmouth RFC, as compiled by the Chiefs’ Terry O’Brien.

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