People in villages and towns across the region have used their spare time and creativity to create lockdown-themed scarecrow trailsRead the full story ›
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The family of a rugby player who died suddenly during training have donated life saving equipment to the seaside town she loved to visit.
Lily Partridge collapsed after sustaining an injury in a training match - she was flown to hospital but died.
Since her death her family have donated more than £20,000 raised in her memory to various local charities.
And, after discovering that Beer, in east Devon, wanted to buy a defibrillator by the slipway at the bottom of the fishing popular village and holiday spot, they offered to help.
Lily's parents Jeff and Liz gave the parish council the funds to install the defibrillator on what would have been Lily's 23rd birthday.
Fire crews have helped save a teenager who got stuck on the rocks at Beer in Devon.
Emergency services were called out at 6.20pm last night, Sunday 8 May, and found the boy had been cut off by the rising tide.
Firefighters assisted the coastguard in the rescue and the boy was eventually taken to safety by the RNLI's Lyme Regis lifeboat.
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Flybe welcomes the Chancellor’s comments that the Government will “provide start-up support for new routes from regional airports". Flybe is committed to connecting the UK’s regions to the world and will be unveiling a major programme of new base and route development over the coming months.”
Exeter and Newquay Airports are likely to benefit from a £20 million Regional Air Connectivity Fund, announced by Chancellor George Osborne in today's budget speech.
The fund is designed to encourage airlines to start flying new routes from regional airports to increase connectivity and boost local economies.
Extra government money will be spent repairing the breakwater at Mermaid Wall on the Isles of Scilly, and repairing the harbour wall at Looe in Cornwall. Both were damaged in the recent storms.
The fund is part of a £140 million floods package announced by Chancellor George Osborne in today's budget speech.
Sedge Moor and Pete Budd, from Somerset country band The Wurzels, have welcomed the Chancellor's budget announcement that cider duty will be frozen.
The Chancellor's announcement of a reduction in beer duty is being welcomed by some pub owners
Obviously the brewing industry is delighted to see a reduction of 1p per pint in beer duty. This is good news for the counties publicans and brewers. The freezing of duty on Cider and whiskey will also help the regions cider farms and pubs."