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Convenience stores in Exmouth, Cranbrook and Exeter are giving customers the chance to buy food past its sell-by date. Southern Co-op has announced it is expanded its Reducing Our Foodprint scheme, selling fresh food up to two days after its ‘best before’ date at a reduced price of 20p. Non-perishable ‘ambient products’ – such as tinned fruit and vegetables, dried pasta, rice, jams, tea, coffee confectionery, selected condiments, sugar and sweeteners,  plus and chilled products such as soft fruit and fruit juices – will be sold up to seven days over the sell-by date. The stores in Devon now included…

Exmouth is set to get a new police station in a bid to tackle added pressure on the town during the summer months. Devon and Cornwall Police and Crime Commissioner Alison Hernandez announced redevelopment plans for the former police station site, in Windsor Square, which closed its front desk to the public nine years ago. Building work is unlikely to start before 2023 because a planning application setting out the proposal is yet to be submitted. Ms Hernandez said significant increases in police officer numbers, and a desire from East Devon residents for a policing base to remain in the…

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…

An Exmouth woman who lost seven stone after challenging herself to a month of vegan eating is championing Veganuary. Kate White signed up to Veganuary in January 2021 in a bid to ‘shed some of the excess ten stone’ in weight she had been carrying. A year on, Kate has remained vegan, claims her health has improved through her diet changes, saying she ‘feels fantastic’. Her change in eating was helped by signing up to Veganuary.com where she received a host of free tips and recipes to aid her vegan challenge. Kate, who has shared her vegan experiences through Instagram,…

Friends from Exmouth celebrating milestone birthdays are gearing up to tackle Mount Kilimanjaro this month to raise funds for the town’s RNLI. Darren Strode and Andy Beake, who are both celebrating turning 50, will next week leave for Tanzania, in a bid to scale the 5895 metres of Mount Kilimanjaro. The pair, who chose the climb challenge to test themselves mentally and physically, expect to reach the 19,341 feet summit of the highest free-standing mountain after seven ‘hard and difficult’ days. The pals have set up a JustGiving page for donations, and hope to raise £1,000 for the town’s RNLI.…

A trio of new walking routes setting off from medical surgeries in Exmouth are just what the doctor ordered. The three new Green Health Route guides were launched this week, offering two different nature walks of different lengths, starting from the front door of the five surgeries in Exmouth: Imperial, Haldon, Claremont, Rolle and Raleigh. The Green Health Route guides have been developed by Doctor Tom Wright in partnership with the Wild East Devon team for the Wild Exmouth project. Dr Tom Wright, GP trainee at Imperial Medical Practice, said being active outdoors, in nature, was ‘beneficial’ for physical and mental health.…

A black Labrador called Rufus was among a group of people cut off by the tide at Exmouth and rescued by the RNLI. The all-weather and inshore lifeboats were launched on Friday afternoon (December 31) to search the shoreline area of Orcombe Point after it was reported two adults, a child and dog were stranded. The inshore lifeboat crew rescued the group and dog, taking them back to Exmouth Marina. An town RNLI spokesman said: “The the volunteer crew of Exmouth RNLI inshore lifeboat and all-weather lifeboat were tasked by HM Coastguard to conduct a shoreline search in the area…

A dog in danger of being washed out to sea was reunited with its owners after becoming trapped on the wrong side of the river mouth at Budleigh Salterton beach. Coastguard teams from Beer and Exmouth were called to the Otter mouth on Boxing Day afternoon (Sunday, December 26) after the pet was seen being washed out to sea. The dog was reunited with its owners after a member of the public climbed down a cliff to secure the stranded animal. A Beer Coastguard spokesperson said: “We were tasked to assist Exmouth Coastguard team with the rescue of a dog…

District councillors have backed changing the road layout of a ‘madcap’ 298-home development in Exmouth.  It will see the highways design of the corner of the Goodmores Farm development in Hulham Road  simplified, writes Local Democracy Reporter Joe Ives. Now, instead of the south-western portion having two looping roads, there will be just one. With great reluctance – and I stress with great reluctance – I will have to support approval… It is hoped this will reduce the risk of flooding through surface water run-off. The amendment will see there total number of dwellings reduced by one to 298. East Devon District…

A council worker who escaped a blaze when his road sweeper went up in flames in Exmouth has been hailed ‘hero of the day’ after putting the public ahead of his own safety. The East Devon District Council (EDDC) worker had been cleaning The Strand, in Exmouth town centre, at around 6.15am on Sunday morning (December 19) when the road sweeper vehicle he was driving caught fire. When the driver spotted the fire, he pulled the vehicle into the middle of an open space, to protect the public and property, the council said. He escaped unharmed, but shaken by the…

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