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Exmouth Town Football Club has launched a bid to net donations for a charity helping families struggling during the festive season. The Southern Road outfit is placing a collection box outside its ground at home games during December in an effort to boost Exmouth Community Larder. Run by Christians Together in Exmouth and supported by the Salvation Army, the food bank says demand has increased by 30 per cent in 2019. We are hoping that players, officials and supporters will get involved – Town’s Martin CookWhen family dependents are added to the ‘people served’ by the cause, the rise amounts to 50…

Exmouth Town FC thirds have received a set of new training tops thanks to Graham Winteridge and his business Delux Windows. Graham is pictured beside Town third team manager Shaune Cox (back row, left) at the formal presentation of the new kit. Exmouth Town FC thirds play in the Macron Devon and Exeter League Division Eight. On the first Saturday of December, the side suffered only their second defeat of the league campaign, going down 4-2 at Witheridge thirds. PHOTOS: Exmouth’s trees celebrated with planting of new species and saplings for future generations

Winning on both rinks, the ladies of Honiton Bowling Club had a fantastic win in the Mason National Competition against Isca A  with the final score Honiton A 42  – Isca A 28.   Y Williams, C Armitage, C Barradell, D Morley (23 – 12) ( at Isca ). L Carless, J Mitchell, D Hawkins, H Chambers  ( 19 – 16) ( at Honiton ) In the County Ladies’ Lane match, Honiton played Madeira this week.  Honiton lost ( 61 – 85 ). Top rink for Honiton: B Hallowes, D Courtney, S Kenny (24 – 12). The Ladies’ County Foxlands…

An Olympian from Exmouth has finally received a bronze medal from the Sochi Winter Games – five years after competing in the event.   The quartet of John Jackson, Bruce Tasker, Stuart Benson and Joel Fearon initially finished fifth in the four-man bobsleigh in the 2014 Winter Olympics in Russia. The legacy is I can show this to my kids and that means more to me than when it would have been presented in 2014 – John JacksonBut the two Russian crews who finished ahead of them have since been disqualified for doping offences, lifting the British team into third place.…

The Men’s Inter Club League match that Honiton played against Mid Devon last week was exciting. The final score Honiton 91 Mid Devon 90.  Honiton won three out of the four rinks, collecting 12 out of the possible 14. Honiton is currently lying third in the league with a game in hand over the leaders. Top rink: P Barradell, T Williams, C Jacob, I Veitch (26 – 20). This week’s Men’s Inter Club League match saw Honiton win again against Sidmouth (80 – 54), gaining 12 out of the 14 points. Top rink:  G Richards, G Osborne, K Vernon, S…

A fund of £3,450 is available for outdoor sports facilities in Broadhembury – and the community is being asked what it should be spent on. East Devon District Council and Broadhembury Parish Council are inviting everyone in the village to share their ideas. The funds – Section 106 money – have been collected by East Devon District Council from housing developments in the parish and the council has a clear policy of ensuring that residents and parish organisations should choose how the money is spent. Proposals must meet one of the following criteria: New outdoor sports facilities or to improve…

East Devon motor racing ace Harry Tincknell was part of the team that crossed the finish line in first place at the opening round of the Asian Le Mans Series in Shanghai. The victory followed an incredible overtake with just three corners of the four-hour race remaining. The result would have been Tincknell’s first victory for the Thunderhead Carlin Racing team that he shares the Dallara P217 alongside Jack Manchester and Ben Barnicoat. However, and unfortunately for the all-British team, the result was amended after the race once the driving times of all three drivers had been inspected. The regulations state…

In a close Mixed Friendly match played against Madeira, Honiton lost (60 – 66). Two rinks tied for top rink:  D Luff, J Broom, M Bright, J Smith (22 – 16). The other top rink: D Tooley, J Richardson, R Vincent and T Luff (24 – 18) and in this match the Honiton team gained a hot shot, which is when all their 8 bowls count. The second Mixed Friendly match played at Honiton was against Chardstock. Honiton won (59 – 50). Top rink:  D Tooley, L Fielding, M Parsons, J Smith (19 – 7). In the Ladies’ County Lanes…

England and Exeter Chiefs rugby star Ben Moon will spend his testimonial year boosting a pair of good causes. The 30-year-old prop is marking a decade at Sandy Park by organising a host of fundraising events during the 2019/20 season. They will benefit The Beacon Centre and the Exeter Chiefs Foundation I have never had to do anything like this before. Walking out at Twickenham is less daunting as at least I know what I’m doing on the rugby field – Ben Moon on organising his testimonial yearBen said this week: “I am really looking forward to my testimonial year’s…

Point-to-point report and results. Dunsmore Club, Silverton. Sunday, November 17. A new season, a new course, and a newly-formed club meeting gave a fresh feeling to the launch of the 2019/20 British point-to-point season at Dunsmore near Silverton, Devon, writes GRANVILLE TAYLOR. Clerk of the course Norman Chanin, and his team, had worked hard to combat the recent bad weather to get the course ready.  They were rewarded with a good-sized crowd and commendations about the track and the fences from jockeys. Even the sun made an appearance The Dunsmore Club meeting hosted runners from far and wide, but it…

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