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Blackdown Hills Heathland Book

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Heathland in the Blackdown Hills and surrounding area is the subject of a new book on sale now.

Coffee Morning Success

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A highly successful coffee morning held at a Hemyock couple's home has raised more than £600 for the charity Vranch House Exeter.

MP To Attend Breakfast Meeting

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The Shadow Agriculture and Rural Affairs Minister, Jim Paice, MP, will be visiting Wallace's Farm Shop, Hemyock, on Wednesday, March 7.

Culmstock Post Office Closure Temporary

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The closure of Culmstock Post Office should only be temporary, says the Royal Mail.

European Funding For Young Traders

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Young people setting up new businesses in the Blackdown Hills are being urged to act quickly if they want to get European funding.

Christine Celebrates 21 Years of Hemyock Spar

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21 years of business has flown by for the owner of Spar in Hemyock.  Christine Stepney celebrated the shop's coming of age with a food and drink tasting and a giveaway of 21 carrier bags containing ingredients for an English breakfast.

Band Hits Right Notes in Contest

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A young band from Hemyock has narrowly missed a place in the final of a battle of the bands competition.

Dicentra came third in heats for Somerset County Council's Battle of the Bands contest, held at the Somerset College of Arts and Technology, in Taunton, on January 6.

The competition offered one lucky band the chance to perform before Glastonbury Festival supremo Michael Eavis and spend a day in a recording studio.

Fantastic Fund-Raising For Air Ambulance

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A charitable chap from Hemyock has given £2,500 to Devon Air Ambulance.  Lionel Bugg, of Hollingarth Way, Hemyock, has been fund-raising and banking donation boxes for the air ambulance for more than 10 years and his 2006 efforts raised £2520.49

Storm Batters Hemyock

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Storm 'de-fences' were no good against the gale force winds which struck in Hemyock on Thursday.  Little was left of Janice Bawler's back fence after the storm had calmed at the end of the afternoon. The wind ripped out two panels, leaving a clear view through to her neighbour's garden.

Around Hemyock - Jan 07

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Daniel Twyford, a 10 year old pupil at our primary school, is becoming well known locally for his photography with a number of his pictures displayed at the Surgery. Last year he won a competition in Exmouth and 10 of his photos have been purchased with a view to turning them into jigsaw puzzles.  Well done Daniel!

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Local Weather

Wet and breezy for a time today. Brighter this afternoon.

Today:

After a cloudy and wet start, rain will turn lighter and more patchy from the west during the morning. It will become generally dry and brighter during the afternoon. It will be breezy throughout the day. Maximum Temperature 21 °C.

Tonight:

Bar an isolated shower, most places will have a dry night with clear spells. However, it will stay breezy, and it will be fresher than last night. Minimum Temperature 13 °C.

Thursday:

Thursday will be breezy with sunshine and scattered showers. The showers are likely to be most widespread around the middle of the day, and possibly heavy, before easing later. Maximum Temperature 19 °C.

Outlook for Friday to Sunday:

The weather will remain unsettled throughout the period. Rain is expected during Friday afternoon and Friday night, with showers and sunny spells developing through the weekend. Generally cool. Often breezy.

Updated at: 0352 on Wed 26 Jul 2017



sourced from the Met Office