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Clouds of colour and paint bombs exploded on Exmouth beach on Sunday morning as the Deaf Academy’s latest fundraising event got under way. The Exmouth Colour Bomb set off from the sand in front of the lifeboat station; runners and walkers were showered in rainbow plumes along the 4k route, which ended on the beach by the Harbour View Café. The painted participants were given a welcome wash down when they reached the end of the course. The family fun event was organised to help raise £250,000 to build a new Deaf Academy in Exmouth. The state-of-the art building has…

A bid to open a restaurant in a former Honiton shoe repair shop has been turned down by planners. Proposals for the currently-vacant 20 New Street were rejected because of concerns over the impact they would have on neighbouring properties. East Devon District Council’s (EDDC) development management committee refused the plans – going against the recommendation of the authority’s officers. The applicant, Mrs Hatice Oflaz, asked for a change of use from professional services to restaurant and for a new rear access. But members ruled the scheme ‘would result in harm to neighbouring residents by virtue of extended opening hours…

Beer Albion Football Club will mark its centenary year with a match against Axminster Town – opposition with special significance.  The Fishermen will hope to tame The Tigers at The Furzebreak in the one-off contest on Saturday, July 20 (kick-off 3pm). Here, Beer Albion’s Richard Honnor writes about the upcoming fixture and the rich history of the club – on and off the pitch.  2019 is a special year for Beer Albion as it marks the centenary of the founding of this thriving village football club. Beer Albion are delighted that Axminster Town have accepted an invitation to take part…

A street party in Budleigh Salterton could now become an annual event after 400 people enjoyed the inaugural community get-together. The town’s chamber of commerce and Lions club organised the festivities in High Street on July 6. Because of its popularity, this idea could be introduced as an annual event for the people of Budleigh Salterton…Residents gathered around 60 tables and enjoyed wonderful weather, atmosphere, food and conversation – with many staying to 10pm. A Budleigh Salterton and District Chamber of Commerce spokesperson said: “Because of its popularity, this idea could be introduced as an annual event for the people…

A hug in a mug is available at Sidmouth’s youth café as mental and sexual health issues are tackled. The Sidmouth Youth Café is open tomorrow, Saturday, July 13, and young people aged from 10 to 18 years old are invited to hang out, have fun, and talk through any life concerns they may have. The youth café is currently a three-session trial but if it proves popular, organisers hope to open weekly. Hannah Vicarage, a youth club leader, said opening a Saturday youth café was in response to recognising the lack of emotional and mental health support available to…

Did you know these famous names have roots in Exmouth and Budleigh Salterton? From small acorns, mighty oaks grow – and Exmouth has certainly played its part in shaping some well-known, household, names. While Budleigh Salterton has tugged so hard at the heartstrings, famous names have made it their home. Alistair Brammer Actor, born November 12, 1988. Former Exmouth Centre Stage member Alistair first appeared on the BBC in 2007 on Any Dream Will Do, hoping to impress Sir Andrew Lloyd Webber to win the coveted lead role in Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat. Since then, his star has…

This playful pod of dolphins was spotted on Sunday afternoon swimming alongside Exmouth RNLI’s lifeboat as it neared Maer Rocks. Lifeboat volunteer Charlie Allen captured the footage of the dolphins accompanying the lifeboat in Lyme Bay, as the crew were on board the Shannon-class lifeboat, R and J Welburn. Charlie’s footage shows dolphins swimming with the lifeboat, playing and and leaping out of the water as they keep up with the vessel. Charlie said: “They stayed and played with us for a good ten minutes before we left them in our wake.”

Police are investigating the theft of three rare pedal cycles from a property on East Hill, near Sidmouth. The vintage-style bikes were stolen between 2.30pm and 3pm on Wednesday, June 12. Officers have appealed for information over the distinctive items and have asked the public to keep an eye out for them. A red and orange Raleigh men’s sports bike, an orange Raleigh men’s sport bike with chrome front spikes, and a blue Dawes women’s racing bike were stolen. Damage was also caused to other bicycles on the victim’s property. Anyone with information is urged to call police on 101,…

Eye-catching equine sunglasses are helping a once-blind donkey regain his sight at a Sidmouth-based charity. The shades have been tailor-made for poorly Jonty by The Donkey Sanctuary to protect his ailing vision from the summer sun’s UV rays. An off-the-hoof creation, the unconventional headgear has been utilised after the animal became unwell after getting a thorn wedged in his foot. Complications meant Jonty took a turn for the worst, went blind and needed to be admitted into the international charity’s expert donkey hospital at Brookfield Farm, Sidmouth. “The stress of the injury and coming into hospital possibly triggered the recurrence…

A Honiton man still recovering from a kidney transplant says he is ‘blown away’ by the support he has received. Jonathan Salisbury, 25, of Willow Walk, received a life-saving kidney from his dad, Richard, in February. Richard is pictured below with a healthy Jonathan (right). Both men underwent the knife at Southmead Hospital, Bristol, before returning to Honiton Since then, Jonathan, who works at a garage in the town, started a birthday fundraiser in aid of Kidney Research UK. The Facebook campaign aimed to collect donations totalling a few hundred pounds but raised an incredible £1,064 in less than two weeks.…

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