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Police investigating an alleged public order offence outside a Seaton supermarket have released a CCTV image of a man they would like to speak, believing he could help with enquiries. Devon and Cornwall Police, who released the man’s photo earlier this month, said an incident was reported outside the town’s Tesco supermarket, in Harbour Road, in March this year. Officers are keen to hear from anyone who may know the identity of the man pictured. Police said an incident was reported to have taken place outside the store at around 8.15am, on Thursday, March 4, 2021. A Devon and Cornwall Police…

A family fled a sofa blaze in their Colyton home as firefighters tackled the flames early this morning (Sunday, July 18). An adults, two children and their pets evacuated the property in Mount View when the fire started in its lounge at around 5.50am. Crews from the East Devon village and Colyton were called to the scene. The home suffered 70 per cent smoke damage as a result of the incident. Crews were on scene within minutes and soon located the fire in the ground-floor lounge area involving a sofa… A Devon and Somerset Fire and Rescue Service spokesperson said:…

A school pupil who injured their ankle while on a school trip on the coast path near Seaton was stretchered to safety by Beer Coastguard. Beer and Lyme Regis Coastguard members were called to the coast path between Seaton and Lyme Regis shortly after noon on Thursday (June 25) to a report of a girl with a suspected broken ankle. The casualty, who was in the undercliff between Lyme and the Allhallows pumping station, was carried by coastguards to a waiting vehicle for hospital treatment. A Beer Coastguard Rescue spokesperson said: “We were tasked to assist Lyme Regis Coastguard with…

A review of public toilets provision across East Devon is set to be launched – and could potentially see some loos in Budleigh Salterton, Exmouth, Colyton, Seaton and Honiton close. But the district council could also splash more than £3million to improve the area’s best-used conveniences. Cabinet members unanimously backed the idea at their May meeting after being told the current level of service is not sustainable. The project will seek to balance cutting costs with protecting a level of provision and enhancing and investing in loos which are retained. The world has moved on but our loos are a flashback…

Beaches in Exmouth and Sidmouth have been officially recognised as being among the best in Britain. The two towns were among 76 locations nationwide to be given the prestigious Blue Flag Award. And Seaside Awards were also given to Exmouth, Sidmouth, Budleigh Salterton, and Seaton by national charity Keep Britain Tidy. Councillor Nick Hookway, East Devon District Council’s (EDDC) portfolio holder for culture, tourism, leisure and sport, said: “This is fantastic news and shows not only the quality of the beaches in East Devon, but also the commitment of all those who, in whatever way, help to make our beaches…

A kitchen was left smoke-damaged after a cooker hood blaze at a home in Colyton. Firefighters from the East Devon village and Seaton were called to a property in Grove Hill at around 1.40pm on Friday, May 21. Crews donned breathing apparatus and used a hose-reel jet to tackle the flames. The cause if the blaze was accidental. There was 50 per cent smoke damage to the kitchen and crews extinguished the fire using two breathing apparatus and one hose-reel jet… A Devon and Somerset Fire and Rescue Service spokesperson said: “One fire crew from Colyton and one from Seaton…

Police say the death of a man in Beer in the early hours of Tuesday, May 18, is no longer being treated as suspicious. A 30-year-old man who had initially been arrested in connection with the incident has been released from custody without charge, the force also confirmed this morning. Officers and paramedics were called to a property in Clapp’s Lane at around 12.05am on Tuesday, where a casualty, aged in his 30s, was pronounced deceased at the scene. The criminal investigation has ceased and a 30-year-old male has been released from custody without charge… Devon and Cornwall Police said in…

A toilet user in Seaton had to be rescued by firefighters after becoming stuck in public loos because of a faulty lock. Crews from the town were called to the seafront conveniences in Castle Hill at around 9.50pm on Friday, May 7. They used small tools to free the trapped person. A Devon and Somerset Fire and Rescue Service spokesperson said: “Seaton fire appliances attended and released one person who was stuck in the public toilets due to a faulty lock. “Small tools were used.” Seaton Tramway scoops new innovation award for successful fundraising amid the pandemic

A virtual 24-hour tram trip and fundraising campaign has helped a Seaton visitor attraction scoop an award new for 2021. Seaton Tramway was presented with the Heritage Railway Association Most Innovative Fundraising Idea for its Tramathon Live Appeal, amid the coronavirus lockdown in June 2020. The visitor attraction’s week of fundraising project included a 24-hour continuous Facebook Live tram trip, behind-the-scene virtual visits, raising more than £30,000. Tramathon Live will return next month for another 24-hour live trip, streamed online. This year visitors will be allowed to travel on the tram. Jenny Nunn, Seaton Tramway chief executive, said: “Tramathon has proved…

A government grant of £217,500 has been awarded to Seaton Tramway so the visitor attraction can recover from the pandemic and reopen. The handout was awarded as part of the Government’s £1.57 billion Culture Recovery Fund – almost £400 million has been awarded to thousands of cultural organisations, cinemas, performance venues, museums and heritage sites across the country. Seaton Tramway, which hopes to reopen on April 12, said the funding comes at a ‘welcome time’ because the charity has ‘had to endure huge losses’ during the coronavirus lockdown, closing its doors for around seven months since March 2020. When the…

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