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Blackdown Hills Food and Drink Festival

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Hemyock Parish Hall is the venue for the launch of the 2008 Blackdown Hills Food and Drink Festival on Saturday 24th May from 10am to 4pm

There will be something for everyone - local producers selling their fabulous food, drink and crafts. Take some refreshments whilst catching up with  friends and enjoy the entertainment on offer. A great family fun day out and its free!

Erika Jordan's Story

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General News When keen reader Erika Jordan heard of a competition being run by the Fostering Network/Roald Dahl Story Writing Competition she couldn't wait to begin her entry. This week she heard that whilst she is not one of the main prize winner's her story had been selected for the reserve list and to her great delight she has been awarded a Certificate of Recognition and a signed copy of a book by well known children's author Jacqueline Wilson.

Short Mat Bowling

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General News Short Mat Bowling takes place in the Parish Hall, twice a week, on Mondays from 10:15am to 12:15pm and on Thursdays from 2:15pm to 4:15pm.

Around Hemyock

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General News As I write this Easter Sunday is just a few days away when many will have enjoyed visits from family and friends. Others may be on holiday for a longer period and we welcome them and hope they will enjoy the delights of the area. Despite the turbulent weather we sometimes experience nature delights in reminding us that warmer weather will soon be here as colourful Spring flowers, blossoms and budding leaves brighten our days.

Blackdown Hills Walking Group

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General News The group was first started in May 2006 with the aim of bringing together everyone who enjoys walking in and around the beautiful Blackdown Hills in the company of other, like-minded people. Since our inauguration, membership has steadily increased to around 70 and the number of walks from 11 to 18 per year.

Parish Pump Reminder

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General News A big thank you for those of you who have kindly made a donation towards the printing costs of the Parish Pump this year.

The Parish Pump is completely produced and delivered by volunteers, and aims to break even every year. Your support is essential to keep this magazine running. We suggest £3 per year to meet the costs, but any donation is gratefully received.

Phil Offers To Clean Hemyock Homes!

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Phil Maclean is living up to his name by spring cleaning his home village of Hemyock on Sunday week.

Phil, 31, and a team of friends are offering to spruce up people's homes to raise money for charity in memory of his late wife, Lynsey.

Space Science Made Easier By Hemyock Man

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General News Now Simon Ould can bring the solar system down to earth, his space odyssey service is really taking off.  The ex-physics teacher, who lives in Hemyock, has launched a mobile planetarium project which is completely out of this world.

Campaign To Find Lost Bulldogs

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General News Singer Joss Stone is supporting a campaign to find three valuable bulldog puppies which were stolen in a raid at her breeder friend's Hemyock home.  Dog-nappers stole the puppies, which were worth several thousand pounds, after breaking into owner Jackie van Meeuwen's home while she was asleep upstairs.

Couple End 40-Year Fundraising Mission For Children's Charity

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General News After more than 40 years of fundraising, a Hemyock couple have decided it is time to take a break.  Brian and Margaret Wheaton have raised £22,058 for the Cullompton and Exeter-based charity Vranch House, which provides physiotherapy for children with significant physical difficulties.