Vandals destroy Crediton war memorial wreaths

Police are appealing for witnesses following an act of vandalism on the war memorial in Crediton.

Police were called at 1.15am on Monday 10 November after a member of the public witnessed two youths setting fire to the wreaths placed at the war memorial.

The two suspects are described as aged around 14-15, one male and one female, both wearing hooded tops and were seen running from scene towards the park behind the memorial.

Local officers plus a dog unit conducted a search of the area but the suspects weren’t located.

Inspector Jane Alford-Mole, said: “This...

Fitness staff to be a 'group challenge hero' for Children in Need

Authored by News Desk
Posted: Fri, 10/24/2014 - 4:51pm

Crediton Fitness staff are to undertake a staff vs customer Pad Boxing Circuit Challenge to support disadvantaged children and young people right here in the UK.

Lords Meadow Leisure Centre will be raising money for BBC Children in Need by becoming a group challenge hero to support the 2014 appeal. Fitness staff will be inviting customers to help raise money to support disadvantaged children and young people across the UK.

The ‘Fight Night’ event takes place on Wednesday 19th November 6-7pm in the sports hall at Lords Meadow Leisure Centre. In a customer Vs staff challenge...


Event Date: 
04/09/2014 - 7:30pm
Crediton Parish Church, High Street, Crediton

The programme includes music by Cavendish, Bennet, Greene, East, Johnson, Pilkington, Purcell and Robinson.

With Eleanor Cramer (soprano, bass viol), Arngeir Hauksson (lute, guitar, bass), Alison Kinder (viols, recorders), Tamsin Lewis (Renaissance violin, viols, alto), Jack Merivale (actor, baritone)

Passamezzo, founded in 2001, is a dynamic ensemble dedicated to the performance of Early Music in a historically informed context. They specialise in English Elizabethan and Jacobean repertoire, the masque being an important part of their programming, and their concerts have a...

Mingle Music presents The Friday Fandango with The Cut Purse Rascals + Pat Orchard

Event Date: 
05/12/2014 - 8:00pm
Buccaneers Bar, East Street, Crediton EX17 3AZ


The Cut Purse Rascals’ distinct sound is firmly rooted in the late 60s / early 70s. They deliver a luscious blend of four part vocal harmonies that work between acoustic rhythm guitar and vintage telecaster lead guitar. The Rascals take the Westcountry as their musical canvas and they pen narratives about the people and places this rich landscape has to offer. Their songs are laden with catchy hooks and choruses that have people singing along after just one listen. Strong musical influences include The Band and Crosby Stills & Nash, as well as contemporary...

Mingle Music presents The Friday Fandango with Sound of the Sirens + Dave Treadaway & Ian Edgar

Event Date: 
13/08/2014 - 8:00pm
Buccaneers Bar, East Street, Crediton EX17 3AZ


Formed out of a desire to create music to restore the credibility of female artists that has been destroyed by the relentless bombardment of TV 'talent' shows, Exeter-based, all-girl acoustic trio, Sound of The Sirens, “provide some of the most amazing vocal harmonies I have ever heard, and quite possibly ever will hear.” (Keith’s reviews).

“Their music may be heavily influenced by folk, but their vocal interplay takes its cue from the soul stylings of superstars Destiny's Child and En Vogue.” (Coventry Telegraph).

“Each member of...

Mingle Music presents The Friday Fandango with Harbottle & Jonas + Devonbird

Event Date: 
03/10/2014 - 8:00pm
Buccaneers Bar, East Street, Crediton EX17 3AZ


"Really upbeat and kinda a lot of fun. Another talented Totnes band." BBC Introducing Devon

"Just to demonstrate the versatility of this guy – I still can’t quite believe how good they are." FolkRise

"Your music is great. The harmonies in “When We Wake in the Morning” are spot on and you can’t go wrong with the banjo. I really like your flavor, it’s very Sufjan Stevens with a little Belle and Sebastian." RumbleFish

"There is a fabulous sound about you. You come in cool as cucumber and once...

Mingle Music presents The Friday Fandango with Adam Sweet & Jess McAllister

Event Date: 
05/09/2014 - 8:00pm
Buccaneers Bar, East Street, Crediton EX17 3AZ

Adam Sweet

"How one man can sit on stage with one guitar and create such fantastic live music is astonishing!" The Weekender Review (November 2011)

"Adam Sweet is one of those genuinely engaging performers who, with just his voice and guitar, makes rock and blues music talk across the ages. He is surely destined for far bigger things, and like all great young blues performers, sings with a maturity and power well beyond his years." The Keynsham Music Festival Association (June 2013)

"Adam Sweet is busy forging himself a reputation as a...

Haines Watts celebrate national award

The partners of Haines Watts, Exeter celebrate national success as Accountancy Firm of the Year – Small, Medium Size Entities (SMEs), at the annual Financial Directors (FDs) Excellence Awards. This award follows on the back of the Haines Watts group winning Auditor of the Year in the SME category for two consecutive years beating off stiff competition from other leading local firms.

Ben de Cruz, Managing Partner Haines Watts Exeter said: “It’s great to see Haines Watts win such a prestigious award particularly as it is voted for by business people, and not by an academic panel of...

Accolade for Devon communty project

Authored by Huw Oxburgh
Posted: Tue, 05/06/2014 - 2:38pm

A Devon community project has won this year’s Prince of Wales Award for its work in tackling isolation, loneliness and ill health in rural communities.

The Community Support Group, based in the village of Newton St Cyres near Crediton and sees volunteers offered assistance to local people as part of the Neighbourhood Health Watch Scheme. The project, part of the Neighbourhood Health Watch Scheme, is the first community health project to win the accolade which is normally awarded to local services or the environment. The award, which will be presented at the Devon County Show (May...

Crediton couple celebrate 65th anniversary

Authored by Newshound
Posted: Fri, 05/02/2014 - 1:29pm

Reg and Margaret Nott celebrated their 65th wedding anniversary on 30 April.

Eighty-nine year old Reg and Margaret, 84, were married at St Mary’s Church in Morchard Bishop and farmed at East Worlington until 1990 when they moved to Crediton.

Reg is a keen gardener and grows flowers and vegetables.

Both love quiz programmes, their favourite being Countdown. Their Countdown-themed anniversary cake even had the word “anniversary” on it with the letters jumbled up, just like the TV quiz.

Reg and Margaret said when they met it was love at first sight, although it...