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The risk of flooding has reduced in areas of East Devon after rain-swollen river levels fell during Saturday (December 19). The Environment Agency (EA) said the risk of flooding from the Rivers Clyst, Culm, Axe, Otter and Sid had reduced after water levels dropped below the level of concern. Water levels in the Lower Exe area remain high but have peaked and will continue to fall overnight, the EA said. And a flood alert for the River Exe, at Exeter Quay, has been removed. An EA alert for the Rivers Otter, Sid and the Exmouth area was downgraded after it…

The Environment Agency has warned of possible flooding in areas of East Devon as a result of heavy rainfall expected to start on Friday afternoon (December 18). Flood alerts have been issued for the areas of the River Axe, Lower Exe, Rivers Clyst, Culm and their tributaries, plus the Rivers Otter, Sid and the Exmouth area. The Environment Agency (EA) said ‘heavy and intense’ rainfall of up to seven centimetres could fall in localised areas within a 15-hour period, beginning on Friday afternoon and continuing until the early hours of Saturday morning. It is warning of possible flooding of low-lying…

Exmouth Tennis and Fitness Centre and Seaton Community Hospital are the first East Devon locations where the coronavirus vaccine will be given to local people. Doctors are beginning the roll-out in eight places around Devon – serving some 49 GP practices – from today (Tuesday, December 15). Nurses, paramedics, pharmacists and other NHS staff will be helping to vaccinate people aged over 80 and care home workers who have been identified as ‘priority groups’. More centres will open in phases over coming weeks. The LED-run sports hub in Withycombe Village Road, Exmouth, will see patients from ten local practices vaccinated…

A sporty forty-year-old from Exmouth has celebrated her big birthday with 12 months of charity challenges for the Devon Freewheelers. Tanya Robinson, of Bradham Lane, in Withycombe Raleigh, this week ends a year of muddy run fun, climbs and cycling, with a final challenge – a 73-mile, 24-hour, walk from Baggy Point, in Croyde, to Devon Freewheelers headquarters in Honiton. Mum-of-one Tanya, who marked her 40th birthday with a year of challenges, was inspired to raise funds for the charity by her husband Jim, a Devon Freewheelers Blood Bike volunteer. She made up many of her trials after the coronavirus pandemic cancelled a…

A further 154 coronavirus cases have been confirmed across the East Devon in the last week – with another 111 in Exeter. And ‘clusters’ of the virus remain in all but two areas of the district and all but one of the wards in the city. The new cases recorded in East Devon represent an increase of five when compared to the previous seven days. Exeter’s number is a decrease of 38. Eighteen wards in East Devon – spanning Exmouth, Honiton, Budleigh Salterton, Ottery St Mary, Seaton, and Cranbrook – currently have three or more coronavirus infections. Clyst, Exton and…

The Deaf Academy in Exmouth has launched a festive appeal to net £3,300 for a projector and audio equipment essential to its main hall and theatre space.   Covid-19 has hit the cause’s fundraising and meant some parts of its state-of-the-art new home – opened in September – remain unfinished. A theatre space from the former Rolle campus – built just 18 months before it closed as a teaching college – has been refurbished by the charity to save costs. The space will help our students to come together as a community, build their confidence through performing arts and support…

Firefighters called to a crash in Lympstone found a pizza oven in the back of one of the vehicles was ablaze. The Exmouth fire crew was called to a crash in Church Road, Lympstone, at around 8pm on Wednesday (December 9), after embers were spotted coming from the back of a van. The fire service said the vehicle was left with crash and fire damage. A Devon and Somerset Fire and Rescue Service (DSFRS) spokesperson said: “A call was received at fire control reporting that following a road traffic collision, embers could be seen in the rear of a van.…

A fundraising champion for Exmouth RNLI will take part in a virtual Reindeer Run this weekend to boost the lifesaving charity. Des White, who doubles as a volunteer tour guide at the town’s lifeboat station, will be pounding the pavement along the seafront for an hour on Saturday (December 12). This year has been a particularly difficult year for the RNLI charity, with the cancellation of numerous fundraising events, our shops closed and it being impossible for our amazing supporters to arrange collections… Des, who chairs Exmouth RNLI’s fundraising committee, is taking part in the Christmas tradition which this year…

Thrown-away flatscreen televisions and vacuum cleaners are among electrical items now being sold at recycling centres in Exmouth and Exeter for the first time. Safety-checked and function-tested devices have been added to the re-conditioned stock of low-cost shops at some tips – and even come with a 30-day guarantee. Many people throw away perfectly usable electrical goods when they upgrade to a new device… The new scheme to give the discarded products a fresh lease of life comes following public demand for the popular ‘re-sale’ outlets to expand their offering. Knowle Hill Recycling Centre in Exmouth and Pinbrook Recycling Centre…

Residents’ parking restrictions are set to be introduced across large areas of Exmouth. Councillors on the East Devon Highways and Traffic Orders Committee (HATOC) unanimously agreed to advertise the traffic regulation orders at a meeting on Friday. It followed a consultation in October 2019 which received more than 1,200 responses from around 1,000 homes in the town, writes Local Democracy Reporter Daniel Clark. This is a massive change for the residents who have faced parking issues and a lack of residents unable to park near their homes – Cllr Jeff TrailMore than 60 per cent of respondents in the areas…

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