Browsing: Exmouth

East Devon residents looking to get rid of their Christmas trees can take them to be ‘recycled’ at a host of drop-off points across the district from Monday, January 4.  The now-forlorn festive items can be left at nine designated sites in Axminster, Broadclyst, Budleigh Salterton, Cranbrook, Exmouth, Honiton, Ottery St Mary, Seaton and Sidmouth. They will be composted and used as a natural fertiliser by local farms or in the district’s parks. East Devon District Council is holding new year Christmas tree recycling events in: Axminster: West Street car park – Monday, January 4, 12.30pm to 2.30pm; Broadclyst: -…

Firefighters from Exmouth and Newton Abbot had to use specialist kit to rescue a male stuck in mud at Lympstone this afternoon (Thursday, December 31). Crews were called to the East Devon village at around 2.40pm after receiving reports of a person in difficulty. HM Coastguard was also alerted to the incident. A specialist rescue team from Exmouth and an environmental protection unit from Newton Abbott were needed to help free the stricken male, who was duly released from the mire. Crews used mud rescue equipment and successfully released the male from danger… A Devon and Somerset Fire and Rescue…

A dedicated police worker from Exmouth – who’s played a key role in the national Covid-19 response – has been made an MBE in the Queen’s New Year Honours. Staff Officer Lindy Woodage has been awarded the accolade for her work supporting the UK in times of crisis over many years. Her royal recognition is for services to policing and civil contingency planning – particularly during the coronavirus pandemic. I feel privileged to work for the police service, love what I do, and it is a great honour to be recognised – Exmouth resident Lindy Woodage MBE Exmouth resident and Devon…

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…

A 51-year-old woman has appeared in court today (Wednesday, December 30) charged with the murder of her partner in Exmouth.  Tanya Hoskin was arrested following the death of 54-year-old Nigel Johnston at their home in the Brixington area on Sunday, December 27. Police said they were called to a property in Tennyson Way after reports of a stabbing at around 9pm. Hoskin, wearing a grey top and bottoms, appeared in the secure dock at Exeter Magistrates’ Court where she faced the charge of murder. The blonde-haired defendant has also been charged with four counts of assaulting police officers. Hoskin was…

Police have charged a 51-year-old woman with murder following the death of a man in the Brixington area of Exmouth on Sunday, December 27. Tanya Hoskin is due to appear before magistrates sitting in Exeter today (Wednesday, December 30). Hoskin, of Brixington in Exmouth, is further charged with four counts of assaulting an emergency worker. Emergency services were called to a property in Tennyson Way following reports of a stabbing at around 9pm on December 27. A 54-year-old man was pronounced dead at the scene. A Devon and Cornwall Police spokesperson said this morning: “A woman has been charged in connection…

Police have launched a murder investigation following the death of a 54-year-old man at a home in Exmouth on Sunday (December 27). Emergency services were called to a property in Tennyson Way, Brixington, following reports of a stabbing at around 9pm. A man was pronounced dead at the scene. Devon and Cornwall Police says a 51-year-old woman has been arrested on suspicion of murder and remains in custody. Scene of crime officers are carrying out enquiries at the address… A force spokesperson said a murder enquiry had been launched, adding: “Police were called by the ambulance service at around 9pm…

A kitesurfer in difficulty off Dawlish Warren prompted a Christmas Eve callout for Exmouth RNLI this afternoon (Thursday, December 24). The charity’s inshore lifeboat was launched at around 2.40pm following reports the person was ‘in distress’ in the sea. Volunteer crew members by Scott Ranft, David Preece and Roy Stott helped the casualty on-board the lifeboat just minutes later and took him to the safety of the shore at Exmouth. He was uninjured and did not require medical attention. The inshore lifeboat was back at its seafront HQ and ready for service at 2.50pm. RNLI advice and tips on kitesurfing…

Sporting clubs and groups across Exmouth and Budleigh Salterton have joined forces to boost a charity helping feed families in need this Christmas.  Withycombe Rugby Football Club has led a bid to net donations to the Exmouth Community Larder. It has resulted in a huge haul of food and non-perishable items being collected at Raleigh Park. We have had an absolutely incredible response to the idea, which….grew so quickly to draw support from clubs across the local sporting divide Withycombe RFC’s Adam Curtis said: “We have had an absolutely incredible response to the idea, which was formulated by our very own…

‘It has been the hardest thing I have ever done’ – An Exmouth charity champion’s year of challenges to fundraise for Honiton-based charity has ended in success with a 73-mile overnight walk. Mum-of-one Tanya Robinson, of Bradham Lane, Withycombe Raleigh, on Wednesday (December 16) ended a year of muddy run fun, climbs and cycling, with a final 24-hour hike from North Devon to Honiton, in aid of the Blood Bikes charity, Devon Freewheelers. Tanya, who is married to Devon Freewheelers volunteer Jim, said her final challenge, walking from Baggy Point, Croyde, to the charity’s headquarters in Honiton, left her feeling…

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