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The bomb squad was called to Exmouth beach after an object thought to be an explosive was spotted near Orcombe Point. The Royal Navy Bomb Disposal team, based at Davenport, was tasked from Plymouth on Wednesday lunchtime (January 5) after a ‘possible ordnance’ was reported on Exmouth beach. The bomb squad assessed the object, found it to be non-explosive, and removed it from the beach so it would not cause further uncertainty or call-outs. Coastguard teams from Exmouth and Beer were tasked to the scene and set up a cordoned-off area of beach at Orcombe Point. The barrier was lifted…

Fees in council pay-and-display car parks in East Devon have been slashed until the end of March 2022 in a bid to boost winter trade. East Devon District Council (EDDC) has announced a £2 all-day deal from now until the end of March 2022, valid at its car parks in Exmouth, Seaton, Sidmouth, Budleigh Salterton, Beer, Axminster, Honiton, Ottery St Mary, Lympstone and Colyton. Tickets bought in one town can be transferred and used in another area’s car park on the same day, the council said. The council said its parking cost cuts were as a result from feedback from…

A man plucked from the sea in East Devon was airlifted to hospital and two others had hypothermia after a boat carrying three people capsized at the mouth of the River Axe. The emergency services were called at around 5pm on Sunday (November 14) after members of the public spotted an upturned vessel in the water and called 999. The rescuers said the men were ‘lucky’ they were seen by members of public, who raised the alarm. Beer Coastguard said ‘without those calls the outcome would have been very different’. A man who swam ashore suffered hypothermia, another male plucked…

The coastguard rescue team from Beer was tasked to an East Devon beach on Sunday lunchtime (November 7) to help a woman with a suspected broken ankle. The coastguard team was tasked to Brancombe Beach shortly before 2.30pm after a woman was reported to be injured after stumbling. After the casualty was located, the Beer coastguard members stayed with the woman until paramedics arrived, then helped carry her to a waiting ambulance. A Beer Coastguard Rescue spokesperson said: “We were tasked to a lady who had stumbled and had a suspected broken ankle. “The first team members on scene located…

A semi-conscious woman was airlifted to hospital with injuries after she slipped on a wet path near Sidmouth. Beer Coastguard Rescue Team was called to Jacob’s Ladder on Sunday morning (October 3), at around 11.45am, to give treatment to the woman until the air ambulance arrived. The woman, who had an injury to the back of her head, and hip and back pain, was carried by stretcher up the path to the air ambulance. After the woman was examined it was decided to airlift her to hospital. A Beer Coastguard spokesman said: “We were tasked along with Devon Air Ambulance…

A woman who tripped and fell on the coast path near Sidmouth was carried by stretcher to safety by the Beer Coastguard rescue team. Coastguard members were called to an area of coast path east of Sidmouth shortly before 5pm on Monday, September 27, where they found a woman unable to move, with pain in her hip and leg. The woman was taken to hospital by ambulance after she was stretchered by the coastguard team to meet paramedics. Coastguards took the decision to carry the casualty because the fall location could not been reached by ambulance. A Beer Coastguard rescue…

Beer Coastguard and East Devon firefighters spent several hours searching for a dog and rescuing its owner after the pet went off the cliff on the coast path in Dorset on Tuesday lunchtime (September 7). Coastguard teams from Beer and Lyme Regis, and the fire service were called to Thorncombe Beacon, between Bridport and Charmouth, in a bid to locate the lost animal and rescue its owner, who was trapped in mud at the base of the cliff. After a search lasting four-and-a-half hours, the uninjured dog was found by firefighters, and reunited with its owner who had freed himself…

The ‘necessary service’ from volunteers based in Honiton has won the backing of the Royal Antediluvian Order of Buffaloes, at Beer, who has named the cause its charity of the year. ‘The Buffs’ Brothers, in Beer, held a fundraising tombola at Jubilee Gardens, where they raised funds and awareness of the Devon Freewheelers Blood Bikes charity, who serves the county from its headquarters Honiton . Brother Colin Levine said the Ye Rattenbury Lodge nominated the Devon Freewheelers because its 16 members recognised the work of the charity locally, and across the county. Mr Levine, a member of the events committee, said: “Most…

East Devon District Council (EDDC) has apologised to residents over disruptions to recycling and rubbish collections it has blamed on ‘national staff shortages’. Householders have been warned some waste pick-ups could take place on different days ‘for the foreseeable future’. The authority has set out a series of steps for people to check to see if their collection has been affected. Just as we thought we were returning to more normal times, we are experiencing tremendous pressure because of short-term staff shortages…Residents have been told that if recycling containers have not been emptied after four days, they should take them…

Residents are being asked how £3million should be splashed on improving public toilets in East Devon – but a handful of loos could face closure or redevelopment. District council chiefs want to hear from householders on proposals that also include a ‘pay-to-use’ idea. Options on the table include ‘important’ conveniences in Axminster, Budleigh Salterton, Beer, Exmouth, Honiton, Seaton, and Sidmouth are in line to be refurbished. A total reappraisal is now required of where toilets are required and what facilities are important for residents and visitors…But other loos in Budleigh, Exmouth Seaton and Sidmouth have been earmarked for possible ‘alternative…

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