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The Devon Freewheelers’ blood bikes ‘vital’ service has been given a £3,000 boost thanks to a year of fundraising by the Buffs of Beer. The Royal Antediluvian Order of Buffaloes’ (Buffs) of Beer chose to support the Devon Blood Bikes as its charity of the year, in recognition of its free transport and courier service that helps the NHS and community at no cost. The Buffs of Beer recently presented £3,000 to the Devon Freewheelers – a total raised thanks to the members of Ye Rattenbury Lodge organising a host of fundraisers, get-togethers and attending community events. The charity thanked…

A man suspected of having a heart attack while on the coast path in East Devon was helped by coastguards from Beer. Beer Coastguard Rescue Team was on Monday morning (August 1) called to Jubilee Gardens, in Beer, East Devon, to help the casualty. A doctor on holiday in the area also stopped to give help until an ambulance arrived to take the man to hospital. And paramedics and Lyme Regis coastguards were called to the scene. A Beer Coastguard Rescue Team spokesperson said: “Coastguards were first on scene and assessed the casualty. “A doctor who was on holiday stopped…

Firefighters from across East Devon were called to Beer to tackle an arson attack on commercial fishing buildings. Police and the fire service were called to Sea Hill, Beer, on Wednesday night (June 15) where they found a blaze in fisherman’s units, that spread to other nearby buildings. Officers at Devon and Cornwall Police investigated a suspicious fire at the premises. Police said damage was caused to ‘several’ buildings, as a result of the blaze. A man from Seaton has appeared in court charged with arson, affray and three counts of assault by beating. He will be sentenced next month.…

Across East Devon people are catching their breath today after four fabulous days of celebrating the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee, marking her 70 years on the throne. As these photos show, street parties, family fun, big lunches, live music, games, scarecrow competitions, a host of entertainment for all ages – and not forgetting so much laughter, love and goodwill – came from across the towns and villages of East Devon as we joined the rest of the country in showing our appreciation of Her Majesty as thanks for the Queen’s 70 years of service and duty. Scores of street parties were…

Exmouth, Sidmouth, Seaton, Beer and Budleigh Salterton have been named as having some of the best beaches in the UK, scooping prestigious awards for East Devon. Seaton is celebrating its first-ever win of the coveted Blue Flag Award, while Exmouth has retained the accolade for the fourth year running, and Sidmouth, three years. In addition, Exmouth and Seaton celebrated winning a Keep Britain Tidy Seaside Award for the fifth year running, while Budleigh Salterton and Sidmouth each retained the accolade for the fourth consecutive year. Beer joined the list of Seaside Award winners for the first time. Councillor Geoff Jung,…

An injured man was airlifted to hospital after he fell on steep steps near Sidmouth on Saturday afternoon (May 21). Beer Coastguard rescue team was called to Salcombe Hill shortly before 2pm, and cared for the casualty until paramedics arrived. The coastguard helicopter was scrambled to the east side of Salcombe Hill, Sidmouth, after it was decided the casualty could not be carried on a stretcher up the steep incline. The Beer Coastguard team thanked a passing nurse who examined the casualty and stayed with the injured man until he was airlifted to hospital. A Beer Coastguard spokesperson said: “We…

A woman left with an injured face after she fell on the coast path near Beer beach on Saturday lunchtime (May 7) was helped to safety by coastguards. Beer Coastguard Rescue Team was called to Whitecliff, east of the beach, at around 1pm where they helped the injured woman to a waiting ambulance. The Coastguard team treated the injured woman at the scene before she was left with an ambulance crew. A a Coastguard spokesperson said: “A lady tripped and fell on the coast path east of Beer, sustaining a facial injury. “We located the lady, gave initial treatment, and…

Responsible dog ownership in East Devon falls under the spotlight with a series of monthly roadshows designed to tackle a host of canine concerns. East Devon District Council is hosting the Responsible Dog Owners’ roadshow across five locations between May and September, in a bid to educate, inform and tackle any issues surrounding the pets. The roadshows, which began this week in Exmouth, will also be held once a month in Sidmouth, Budleigh Salterton, Beer and Sidmouth. An EDDC spokesperson said: “East Devon District Council will be holding events between May and September to inform and educate dog owners who…

Hundreds of East Devon residents living in Exmouth, Honiton and Axminster have been given grants by the council to pay for food and bills. People in full-time employment, homeowners and pensioners were among the hundreds across East Devon to apply for financial help. East Devon District Council (EDDC) is urging individuals and families struggling with the cost of living to apply for help from the Household Support Fund, which closes on March 31. The council said it has so far helped 648 East Devon families,  with total grants of £128,849 – more than 79 per cent of the £162,286 available…

Car parking fees are set to double to £2-an-hour at 21 council sites across East Devon – and rise by 50 per cent at another six. East Devon District Council’s (EDDC) cabinet has voted to the increases at sites in Exmouth, Sidmouth, Honiton, Seaton, Budleigh Salterton, Beer and Lympstone. The matter will now go to full council for final decision. If the budget is approved, the increases will come into effect at the start of the next financial year, beginning in April. Car parks where the hourly rate will double from £1 – £2 in April 2022  Beer Central long-stay…

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