Browsing: Exmouth

An artist is to display a life-sized driftwood angel sculpture in Exmouth to raise money for the town’s branch of the RNLI. Brendan Rawlings has crafted the six-foot-tall crouching winged statue from items he found in Devon and Cornwall. Its hair is made from seaweed from Budleigh Salterton. His heavenly creation – entitled ‘Your Guardian Angel’ – will be exhibited by the Exmouth RNLI Lifeboat Station in Queen’s Drive from 9am to 4pm on Saturday, February 29. I worked hell-for-leather, days and nights, last week to make it in time… Brendan, of Zen Wood Design in Topsham, hopes to net…

Police are appealing for witnesses after a man was punched in the face in Exmouth when he told a gang of teenagers riding bikes in the road to move. Youths turned on the man after he spotted their anti-social behaviour, stopping cars from driving, and stepped in to help. Officers say they received reports a man had been attacked on Wednesday night, February 12, after he spoke to a group of up to 20 youths riding mopeds and bicycles in the middle of Hulham Road. The man was sworn at, threatened, and punched in the face, Devon and Cornwall Police…

‘Over the moon’ young Brixington Blues footballers have scored a brand-new kit thanks to the Exmouth’s branch of McDonald’s.   The fast food eatery’s franchisee David Shawyer forked out on the strips. Under-14s from the club visited the Liverton Business Park restaurant to be presented with the new gear. The players are over the moon with their new kits and they have already been put to good use in their recent matches – Brixington Blues coach Jason DeanMr Shawyer, who has supported the club for the past three years, said: “It was great to see the team again and present them…

The work of an Exmouth-based charity supporting veterans and the serving military has been backed by a £1,000 donation from two housing developers. Rock2Recovery, a charity helping veterans, serving personnel and their families when they are at their most vulnerable, will use the money to continue its work with those affected by stress and mental health issues. The charity has received £1,000 from the Barratt Homes and David Wilson Homes Community Fund as part of the developers’ pledge to give back to communities where they build. Carlie Foster, Rock2Recovery spokesperson, said without donations the charity could not  carry out its…

An Exmouth representative, who quit East Devon District Council’s (EDDC) ruling group last year, has announced he has joined the Independent East Devon Alliance. Councillor Paul Millar said the alliance ‘shares a set of values and a vision that closely represents the mantra he stood for election on’ last May. Cllr Millar, a ward member for Exmouth Halsdon, had initially been part of the Independent Group that runs the authority, but left in September. He has since been sitting as an independent. Cllr Millar said: “The Independent East Devon Alliance group share a set of values and a vision which more…

Police say they are ‘increasingly concerned’ for the welfare of a missing Exmouth pensioner last seen boarding a ferry to Spain. Officers want to trace the whereabouts of 76-year-old Michael Jerram, who has been reported missing from Exmouth. Michael was last seen in Portsmouth on Friday, February 7, boarding a ferry bound for Spain. Police said he could appear frail and unsteady on his feet. The ferry arrived in arrived in Santander at 5.30pm on Saturday, February 8, but Michael’s whereabouts are unknown. Devon and Cornwall Police said foot passenger Michael could have got a lift with someone from the…

Councillors have narrowly backed moving forward with a vision for a high-quality restaurant, 60-80 bedroom hotel and play area on Exmouth seafront. East Devon District Council’s (EDDC) cabinet voted by five votes to three to launch a marketing exercise to see if there is any commercial interest in the proposals to further redevelop Queen’s Drive. Suggested uses for the plot include a two-storey café/restaurant on the existing Harbour View café site, a three- or four-star hotel of ‘high design quality’ and a mix of play and open public space. The mooted restaurant/café and hotel offer will be marketed first. Once there is certainty…

Budleigh firefighters moving to Exmouth when the station closes will not have an engine to ride on. The fire service said the Budleigh crew will help keep the Exmouth retained pump fully-operational, and have its own fire engine ‘removed’. If an additional fire engine is needed it will have to come from the next nearest available crew. We’re constantly moving our appliances around so it hasn’t been confirmed now where Budleigh’s pump will go once it is absorbed into the fleet. It will go where it is required… Currently Budleigh’s on-call crew and fire engine is two-and-a-half miles away from…

Coldplay and TV’s Lorraine Kelly congratulated an Exmouth world record breaker for rowing the Atlantic with the Oarsome Foursome. Chris Martin, Coldplay front man, sponsored Claire Allinson, from Moreton Crescent, Exmouth, Bird Watts, from Mevagissey and her mum, Mo O’Brien, who is deaf, from Penzance, when he heard about the trio’s efforts to row 3,000 miles as the Oarsome Foursome – in aid of Exmouth and Lympstone Hospiscare, Cornwall Blood Bikes, and Carefree space charities. Coldplay praised the Oarsome Foursome’s record-breaking row to become the fastest female trio to cross the Atlantic, sharing their epic achievement with the band’s fans…

A former Carpetright store in Exmouth can become a 24-hour gym after a national chain’s plans for the building were given the go-ahead. ‘Budget operator’ The Gym had asked East Devon District Council (EDDC) for a change of use at the Liverton Business Park unit. Proposals include installing a 3,000sq ft mezzanine level to nearly double the space available in the currently-vacant premises. The fitness hub will create 15 full-time jobs and be open day and night, seven days a week – including bank holidays. It will feature a wide range of cardio-vascular rowing, running and cycling machines and resistance…

1 2 3 4 40