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Entertainment and events across East Devon

A round-up of news from across East Devon, including community stories, photos and what’s on, from Exmouth, Sidmouth, Cranbrook, Seaton, Ottery St Mary, Budleigh Salterton and Exeter.  Axminster Axminster firefighters tackled a blaze in the early hours of Friday morning (June 14) after a van caught on fire following a crash. The fire service received several 999 calls to report the blaze after spotting a vehicle in a water-filled drainage ditch in a field in Axminster. Firefighters wore breathing apparatus and a used a hose reel jet to tackle the blaze. An Axminster fire station spokesman said: “Owing to the…

SPONSORED POST: A new Paranormal Investigations company operating in Exeter is heading for Beer Caves, in East Devon, this summer. Ghostly Nights is holding its very first paranormal investigation at Beer Caves on Saturday, August 24, 2024, starting at 2am. Tickets for the event can be booked here. Are you ready to step beyond the veil? Ghostly Nights invites you to unravel the mysteries that linger in the shadows. From ancient manors to eerie caves, our South West adventures promise spine-tingling encounters. In the hushed hours of moonlight, amidst the creaking corridors of ancient manor houses and the shadowed corners…

Community news in brief from across East Devon. If you want to celebrate your town and village news, shout about your group or organisation, please get in touch with your stories, events and photos. Honiton Otter Valley Ice Cream is celebrating scooping an award, being named ice cream parlour of the year. The business, at Monkton, near Honiton, was presented with the trade award by the Ice Cream Alliance. Joseph McNeil, national president of the Ice Cream Alliance, said the accolade was testament to the dedication shown by owner Rebecca Bond and her family. Rebecca runs Otter Valley with mum…

The show must go on – an East Devon music and arts festival at Poltimore House is set to go ahead in May despite a huge fire ripping through the property earlier this month. Tickets are now on sale for the Poltimore Music and Arts Festival, on Saturday, May 25 and Sunday, May 26, starting at £35. Funds from the event will be used to help rebuild what was destroyed by an overnight blaze – suspected to be an arson attack. Because the emergency services have left a 10-metre exclusion zone around the house, the festival will now take place…

Visitors to The Donkey Sanctuary, at Sidmouth, over the holidays will have a chance to win an Easter egg if they take part in a new spring trail. Drizzle the donkey is challenging visitors to the sanctuary to explore and discover some of the wildlife at the site, following clues on a trail sheet in a bid to spot animals and plants. Drizzle’s Green Guardians Easter Trail is £5 to enter. Entry to The Donkey Sanctuary is free. A spokesman for the animal charity said: “The Donkey Sanctuary in Sidmouth makes the perfect free family day out this Easter while the…

A mega round-up of news from across East Devon – including community stories and photos from Exmouth, Seaton, Sidmouth, Budleigh Salterton, Exeter, Cranbrook, Axminster, Honiton, Ottery St Mary, plus crime, business, farming, what’s on.  Honiton Affordable homes have been announced for Honiton after 90 were sold by a developer to Sovereign Network Group (SNG). SNG bought the homes in a deal with housing developer Baker Estates on the 291-home site at the Hayne Lane area of the town. The properties are a mixture of one and two-bedroom flats, plus two and three-bedroom houses. Of the new homes, SNG has made…

Sidmouth air show has been shelved for 2024 after it was revealed the Red Arrows could not take part. In recent years crowds in their thousands have flocked to Sidmouth seafront to watch the Red Arrows and free aerial entertainment laid on by the town council as part of the annual Regatta celebrations. But this year the August Regatta celebrations are taking a fresh twist – and the Sidmouth air show a break – after it was announced the Red Arrows are already booked to perform overseas. Sidmouth Town Council said the ‘difficult decision’ to pull the 2024 airshow had…

Musical giant Billy Ocean, popular girl band B*Witched and rock band Reef are heading for East Devon when the Festival on the Hills returns to Honiton Showground, May 30 – June 1. Tickets for the event – now in its fourth year- are now on sale, with festival organisers promising an ‘unforgettable experience, blending top-tier musical talent with a welcoming, family-friendly atmosphere’. Headlining this year’s festival are Billy Ocean, B*Witched, Reef, DJ Sash, plus Roman Kemp, Marvin Humes, with a DJ set, Hermes House Band, Tunde Baiyewu, of The Lighthouse Family, Nathan Carter, and Faith Louise. Local talent being showcased…

News in brief: A round-up from across East Devon and Exeter – including stories from Exmouth, Sidmouth, Honiton, Axminster, Seaton, Budleigh Salterton and Lympstone. East Devon and Exeter Exmouth, Honiton and Exeter have been named among the top ten worst places in Devon where your bicycle is at risk of being stolen. Crime data collated by an online cycling coaching business found Exeter posed a ‘significant risk’ for cyclists leaving their bikes in the city, because of a ‘high theft rate’. Exmouth was found to be a ‘moderate risk’ while Honiton came in seventh. Axminster, Ottery St Mary and Seaton…

Beautiful Days Festival has announced its 2024 line-up, with names heading for East Devon including Richard Ashcroft, The Saw Doctors, Levellers, The Damned, Inspiral Carpets, Badly Drawn Boy and New Model Army. This year’s festival’s dates are AUGUST 16-18, 2024, where scores of music lovers will head for East Devon for a packed line-up of fun and entertainment. The three-day festival, at Escot, near Ottery St Mary, has music and entertainment over six stages plus walkabout theatre, site art, a huge children’s area, a vast selection of food and traders plus real ale bars. The festival’s annual tradition of a…

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