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A men’s friendship group in Beer is gearing up to expand thanks to scooping council funding to build a bigger building. Beer Men’s Shed has been awarded £6,500 from East Devon District Council and £1,000 from Devon County Council to reach its £20,000 crowdfunding target. The community project, which began its fundraising in December 2020, aims to start building its new workshop in April 2021. Chris Pickles, Beer Men’s Shed chairman, said: “The increasing number of men who want to join in a Men’s Shed, together with the impact of lockdowns and self-isolation, mean that there has never been a…

Thirty Covid-related deaths have been recorded in East Devon in a fortnight – with case ‘clusters’ of the virus identified in all but one of the district’s wards. Devon was today (Wednesday, December 30) moved up to Tier 3 of the Government’s pandemic restrictions. County health chiefs say a rise in cases among all age groups meant the move was ‘inevitable’. Seaton is the only part of East Devon where a coronavirus ‘cluster’ has not currently been identified. Nineteen wards – spanning Exmouth, Honiton, Sidmouth, Budleigh Salterton, Ottery St Mary, Axminster and Cranbrook – currently have three or more Covid…

The Environment Agency has warned of possible flooding in areas of East Devon as a result of heavy rainfall expected to start on Friday afternoon (December 18). Flood alerts have been issued for the areas of the River Axe, Lower Exe, Rivers Clyst, Culm and their tributaries, plus the Rivers Otter, Sid and the Exmouth area. The Environment Agency (EA) said ‘heavy and intense’ rainfall of up to seven centimetres could fall in localised areas within a 15-hour period, beginning on Friday afternoon and continuing until the early hours of Saturday morning. It is warning of possible flooding of low-lying…

A car crash in Beer has prompted firefighters across East Devon to urge motorists to be aware of road surface changes after rain. A fire crew from Colyton on Saturday (December 12) was called to a crash near Fore Street, Beer, where a car was involved in a collision with a wall. A Colyton Fire Station spokesperson said road surfaces can be affected by different weather conditions. They said: “Just a quick reminder for people to take extra care as the roads can be slippery after we have rain.” Coronavirus ‘clusters’ remain in 18 parts of East Devon –…

A further 154 coronavirus cases have been confirmed across the East Devon in the last week – with another 111 in Exeter. And ‘clusters’ of the virus remain in all but two areas of the district and all but one of the wards in the city. The new cases recorded in East Devon represent an increase of five when compared to the previous seven days. Exeter’s number is a decrease of 38. Eighteen wards in East Devon – spanning Exmouth, Honiton, Budleigh Salterton, Ottery St Mary, Seaton, and Cranbrook – currently have three or more coronavirus infections. Clyst, Exton and…

The number of new Covid-19 cases across East Devon and Exeter has dropped in a week – but ‘clusters’ of the virus remain in every ward of both areas. Government figures show a further 180 infections have been confirmed across the district in the last seven days, and 141 in the city. The new cases recorded in East Devon represent a decrease of 64 when compared to the previous week. Exeter’s number is a decrease of 79. All 20 wards in East Devon – spanning Exmouth, Honiton, Sidmouth, Budleigh Salterton, Ottery St Mary, Seaton, and Cranbrook – currently have three…

A dog that fell down a bank beside the River Otter was located by East Devon emergency services using the What3Words app. Beer and Exmouth Coastguard Rescue teams were tasked with rescuing the terrier on Tuesday (October 27) after the dog became stuck. The rescue teams successfully pinpointed the pet’s location after its owner used the What3Words app, showing the spot to within three meters. The uninjured terrier was reunited with its owner after the dog made its own way to safety. A Beer Coastguard Rescue team spokesman said: “We were tasked along with Exmouth Coastguard to a dog which…

An injured walker cut off by the tide near Orcombe Point near Exmouth on Thursday evening (October 15) was taken to hospital by ambulance after being rescued by coastguards and lifeboat volunteers. The man was found to be suffering from a head injury and was given first aid before he was stretchered to Exmouth RNLI inshore lifeboat, transferred to the all-weather lifeboat, and taken to a waiting ambulance at the marina. Henry Mock, inshore lifeboat helm, urged beach-goers to be aware of tides times in the Orcombe Point area. He said: “It’s always important for members of the public to…

The Exmouth inshore lifeboat was launched on Wednesday afternoon (October 14) after a report a windsurfer was in difficulty. The RNLI crew, Exmouth and Beer Coastguard Rescue were tasked shortly after 2pm to an area of water between the lifeboat station and Orcombe Point. The lifeboat and coastguard volunteers were stood down after it was found the windsurfer was safe and well. An Exmouth RNLI spokesman said: “On their arrival it was quickly ascertained that the individual was not in any difficulty and did not require the assistance of the volunteer lifesaving crew. “The inshore lifeboat returned to station and…

Beer village is gearing up to host an alternative to Halloween trick-or-treating with its first ever drive-in cinema. Organiser Eleanor Carr, of Unique Boutique Events, is hosting the event on Saturday, October 31, with a screening of two films, Tim Burton’s Corpse Bride, rated PG, at 5pm, followed by Simon Pegg’s cult classic Shaun of the Dead, rated 15, starting at 9pm. Along with the socially-distanced showings, popcorn, hot food and drinks will be available on the night with an in-car order and delivery service. Eleanor said: “Beer village and I had been in talks about a drive-in cinema last…

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