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An Exeter polling station reported a spike in visitors on Thursday when a hedgehog turned up unexpectedly during voting hours. The hedgehog climbed steps of the Sea Cadets premises, in Haven Banks, walked past a teller and visited the ladies’ loo and kitchen while the public voted in the General Election. He casually strolled in and members of the public were very intrigued with him and took lots of pictures… Exeter City Council, which manned 51 polling stations across the city, said the hedgehog was rescued by a member of the public. Poll Clerk Maggie Keenan said the prickly visitor…

Tesco stores in Exmouth are backing the use of sunflower lanyards to help customers with disabilities. From next year the Exmouth stores will offer customers lanyards to wear around their necks, decorated with sunflowers, as a discreet symbol they have a hidden disability and may need extra help. We work hard to ensure that everyone feels welcome at Tesco and want our stores to be as accessible as possible… Every Exmouth Tesco store will display a permanent sign to show the sunflower lanyard is recognised by its staff. Tesco staff will be able to offer help including speaking face-to-face for…

Coldplay’s Adventure of a Lifetime will play out loud today as an Exmouth woman, backed by the superstar band, sets off on a 3,000-mile ocean row adventure. There are a handful of hours to go before Claire Allinson, of Moreton Crescent, begins the Talisker Whisky Atlantic Challenge with the Oarsome Foursome, in aid of Exmouth and Lympstone Hospiscare, Cornwall Blood Bikes, and Carefree charities. The three women – whose boat was sponsored by global superstars Coldplay after Claire, 45, a fan of the band,  plucked up the courage to tell Chris Martin’s dad about the rowing adventure at a chance…

A nurse from Budleigh Salterton running the London Marathon for Hospice UK is holding a dedicated fundraising day in town’s new Tesco Express store. Debbie Newson, aged 45, is inviting all to her Hospice UK Day on Saturday, December 14, in Budleigh’s Tesco Express, Fore Street, where visitors can leave a donation for the charity, and be in with the chance to win raffle prizes. Debbie wants to thank those in Budleigh and beyond who have donated raffle prizes for Saturday; The Gentlemens Room, Granny Gothards, Findlay Wines, Something Lovely Pottery, in Sidmouth, and Nikki Smith – Women’s Client Centred…

The chairman of Honiton and District Chamber of Commerce and Industry, Tony McCollum, has personally welcomed three new businesses to the town centre. He visited the owners of the shops to welcome them to the town and to raise the profile of what Honiton has to offer shoppers – not just in the run-up to Christmas but all year. Among the new shopkeepers is Dean Auton, of East Devon Lock and Key. The shop is located at 126 High Street and specialises in domestic and commercial locks. Previously Power Shoes, it also sells watch batteries and straps, engraved pet tags,…

Late-night shopping in Budleigh Salterton attracted crowds in their hundreds to soak up and evening of festive fun. Budleigh’s High Street was packed on Friday (December 6) as families and shoppers mingled and browsed for unique gifts for their loved-ones while enjoying the evening’s varied entertainment throughout the town. Budleigh Salterton and District Chamber of Commerce chairman Mike Hilliar said his hopes the 2019 late-night shopping event would be bigger and better than ever before had exceeded expectations. They all came out, they all care, and that’s what it’s all about – supporting the High Street… Now he is…

Exmouth Town Football Club has launched a bid to net donations for a charity helping families struggling during the festive season. The Southern Road outfit is placing a collection box outside its ground at home games during December in an effort to boost Exmouth Community Larder. Run by Christians Together in Exmouth and supported by the Salvation Army, the food bank says demand has increased by 30 per cent in 2019. We are hoping that players, officials and supporters will get involved – Town’s Martin CookWhen family dependents are added to the ‘people served’ by the cause, the rise amounts to 50…

The community came together in celebration of Exmouth’s trees, planting new species and saplings for future generations. The celebrations, held over two days, brought the community together – young and old – to join in a host of activities and fun, while planning Exmouth’s future treescape. It’s very important that we come together to make space for nature and to make a positive difference to our climate by planting young trees in suitable locations…There was a host of tree-themed activities of storytelling, trails, mapping and planning – all with wildlife and the environment in mind – plus tree planting on…

Budleigh Salterton’s school has become the first in Devon to declare a climate emergency, winning praise from an ally of environmental activist Greta Thunberg. St Peter’s Primary School pupils on Friday turned champions of saving the planet, setting out to the community the action they will take in tackling climate change. Not only are you leading the way in a new way of teaching about the environment, but as far as I’m aware you’re the first school in Devon to declare a climate emergency. That is very cool…The pupils’ trailblazing efforts earned the praise of a teenage climate champion from…

A Sidbury family facing their first Christmas without a beloved dad-of-eight have called on people to support the charity that cared for him in his final days. Jayne Horler’s partner Dave was told he had terminal cancer late last year– with the diagnosis coming as a huge shock to him and his loved-ones. His health rapidly deteriorated and Dave was admitted to Hospiscare’s ward at Searle House in Exeter just before the festive season. This Christmas, there will be other families like ours who will be saying goodbye to someone they love – Jayne HorlerJayne is backing the charity’s Christmas Appeal after…

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