Browsing: Exmouth

Rumours global superstar singer Ed Sheeran was in Exmouth on Sunday turned out to be a prank. Social media went into overdrive from lunchtime when posts appeared saying the star had been spotted on Exmouth seafront and in the town. The claims were made after the singer was photographed in Exeter on Saturday at the university’s Streatham campus where it is reported he was watching his wife, Cherry Seaborn, in a hockey match. Ed Sheeran was never in Exmouth and all it took was a simple screenshot and an apparent sighting from me on here and it went mental… Darrell…

The Environment Agency (EA) has warned further flooding is possible in the Exmouth, Sidmouth and Ottery St Mary areas as heavy rain is forecast overnight (Sunday, November 24). The EA said it was ‘constantly’ monitoring river levels and warned the Rivers Otter and Sid would remain high and overnight flooding was possible because of Sunday’s expected rain, going into Monday morning. Residents are being warned to be prepared for possible overnight flooding. This afternoon the EA said it was constantly monitoring river levels and would issue further updates if the situation changed. An EA spokesperson said: “Over the last 24…

Students from Clyst Vale Community College honoured a World War One hero by donating more than £1,000 to Exmouth RNLI.  Young people have been learning about the school’s connection to Harry Patch, the last survivor of the trench warfare of the conflict, who was a supporter of the lifesaving charity. Some 14 pupils joined head of history Heather Padden and head of art Marc Brooks on a visit to the lifeboat station in Exmouth on Armistice Day, November 11. They presented a cheque for £997 and handed over £168 in cash – along with a cake for the lifesaving volunteer…

Exmouth RNLI battled wild weather, high winds and hazardous seas to recover a boat seen drifting in the River Exe. The volunteer crew was alerted to the ‘barely afloat’ vessel by HM Coastguard at around 3.50pm yesterday (Friday, November 22). If you have a boat on a mooring, it’s always advisable to check at regular intervals to ensure it’s secure, especially at times when extreme weather is forecast – Exmouth RNLI helm Guy MunningsInshore lifeboat George Bearman II was launched within 10 minutes crewed by helm Guy Munnings, Harry Griffin and Henry Mock. The stricken boat, described as ‘in poor condition and…

Children and dignitaries celebrated the topping out ceremony at a watersports centre being built on Exmouth seafront.  Youngsters from Brixington Primary Academy, East Devon District Council (EDDC) staff and mayor Steve Gazzard marked the construction milestone at Sideshore. The pupils left their own legacies by signing bricks with their names and laying them on-site. This milestone marks the transformation of the seafront as a go-to destination for locals and visitors to Exmouth – Aiden Johnson-HugillNot-for-profit Sideshore is expected to be completed by summer 2020. Aiden Johnson-Hugill, of developer Grenadier, said: “This milestone marks the transformation of the seafront as a go-to destination for…

Star of the stage and silver screen Alistair Brammer is gearing up for a ‘likely’ final gig for Exmouth next month when he comes home, bringing his baby son for his first visit. Alistair, who is currently playing the role of Fiyero in the West End production of Wicked, is at Exmouth Pavilion with two shows on Sunday, December 1, with his Back from Broadway concert. This is likely to be my final gig in Exmouth, what with our twelve-week-old baby…This could be the last chance to see Broadway and West End star Alistair perform in his hometown of Exmouth…

Plans for a New Year’s Eve party in the centre of Exmouth have been scuppered for the second year running.  George Nightingale and Oliver Bainbridge, who respectively run Spoken and The Grapevine, had hoped to welcome more than 1,000 revellers to The Strand to see in 2020. But the duo have been forced to cancel the December 31 bash following an objection from landowner and  licensing authority East Devon District Council (EDDC). The authority said that an application to hold the event was only received on October 31 and that safety issues had been raised by police and the fire…

Steve Davis OBE dominated the world of snooker for more than a decade – now you can hear the story that charts that success from the man himself in Exmouth. At an event which promises to give emotional, funny and relaxed insights, ‘An Interesting Evening with Steve Davis’ will bring you closer to the real person behind the ultra successful brand. One of the UK’s standout sporting superstars, he achieved success and sustained it until the end. Now retired, he can look back and reminisce over the eight World Championships he reached in just nine years. He won six of…

Dad of Coldplay frontman Chris Martin joined send-off celebrations for an Exmouth woman’s record-breaking charity challenge to row the Atlantic. Anthony Martin on Saturday evening joined a going away party held at The Point Bar and Grill, on Exmouth dockside, raising a glass to the Oarsome Foursome team tackling the Talisker Whisky Atlantic Challenge in aid of Exmouth and Lympstone Hospiscare, Cornwall Blood Bikes, and Carefree charities. Coldplay financially backed the Oarsome Foursome for an undisclosed amount after rower Claire Allinson, of Morton Crescent, plucked up the courage to tell Chris Martin’s dad about the 3,000-mile ocean adventure at a…

Exmouth Town Council has agreed to splash £158,000 of community cash on the long-awaited Dinan Way extension. Members voted to contribute the six-figure sum after County Hall chiefs asked for help funding the £12million project. It is hoped the ‘missing link’ road will cut congestion and HGVs using the town centre by creating a new connection to the busy A376. This is a £12million investment in the town…You have got an opportunity here to hopefully solve a problem that has been going on for decades – Cllr Richard ScottDevon County Council (DCC), the driving force behind the scheme, reached out…

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