Good week/Bad week: the winners and losers in the Devon news
See front: The three-year old Exmouth seafront webcam, which developed a fault through overuse, has been replaced and the service is back online for people to enjoy the view above the Channel View cafe, Exmouth, from the comfort of their computer.
Home is where the heart is: A homeless man who was sleeping on a slab of concrete on the embankment under the M5 near Exeter, has been supported with food and milk following an Express and Echo article on his plight, and council housing officers believe they can offer temporary help during the cold weather.
100 years of history: Hawkchurch Historical Society celebrated the 100th birthday of member Jill Bennett by planting a crab apple tree.
Spelling binding statue: a newly renovated and relocated statute of the 11th Earl of Devon William Reginald Courtenay was misspelt Courtenahy for its new site in Exeter’s Northernhay Gardens. The error was spotted and corrected in time for the rededication ceremony.
The cost of a cabinet: The cost of the regional cabinet coming to Exeter – the first time the cabinet was held outside London since 1921 – is expected to be £200,000.
Relocation: A historic home in Ilfracombe – the former residence of philosopher James Allen – was dubbed as being near ‘toxic land’ by Channel 4 programme Relocation, Relocation. Owner Jan Porritt said the show failed to point out there was no risk of contamination
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