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An elderly man was taken to hospital by ambulance after collapsing on a beach in East Devon on Monday afternoon (June 13). Beer Coastguard Rescue Team was called to Branscombe Beach, East Devon, shortly before 3pm where they helped paramedics stretcher the casualty to a waiting ambulance. A spokesperson for the coastguard team said: “We assisted South Western Ambulance Service Trust with an elderly male, collapsed on the beach. “He was stretchered the short distance from the beach to the ambulance and after initial treatment, taken to hospital.” Days earlier, on the same East Devon beach, Coastguards helped a young…

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…

A trapped campervan driver involved in a crash with a tractor near Branscombe, East Devon, on Tuesday (May 31) was taken to hospital with minor injuries. The emergency services and air ambulance were called to the A3052 at Southleigh at lunchtime, after reports a casualty was trapped inside a campervan. After the man was freed from the vehicle he was taken to hospital as a precaution, police said. A Devon and Cornwall Police spokesperson said: “Police were called to reports of a collision involving a tractor and van on the A3052 near Branscombe at around 1pm on Tuesday 31 May.…

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…

New jobs in the hospitality industry will be created at a 14th century pub in East Devon as part of a £2million refurbishment plan. The Masons Arms Inn, in Branscombe, East Devon, is undergoing a revamp in a bid to ‘enhance the pub’s timeless and charming features’. St Austell Brewery said the redecoration and renovation will create 15 jobs once the pub reopens ahead of Easter. The brewery, now taking applications from prospective employees, is looking to hire front of house and back of house team members, chefs, and housekeepers, giving successful candidates the opportunity to gain experience in the…

Network giant EE has announced it will upgrade 4G in rural areas of East Devon by June 2024. ‘Partial not-spots’ around the village of Branscombe have been identified as among 35 rural locations across Devon to have 4G upgrades over the next 18 months. Branscombe and nearby areas of East Devon are among 69 rural county-wide locations expected to receive the upgrade between now and June 2024, as part of the Shared Rural Network (SRN) programme agreed last year. The network provider said: EE will expand 4G in 69 locations across Devon by June 2024 to improve rural connectivity as…

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 bid to build a new cricket pavilion in Branscombe has been handed a £3,000 boost by East Devon District Council (EDDC). The authority’s Community Grant Panel awarded the four-figure sum to the project for new facilities including toilets and changing rooms. Branscombe Ravens Cricket Club also hopes the scheme will enhance the experience for players and visiting teams. The village primary school will use space in the pavilion as an outdoor classroom and it will be available for community groups and activities. The Ravens had applied for a £5,000 grant, but councillors felt they could not stump up that amount…

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…

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