Exmouth news round-up: Our most popular stories of the week

  Posted: 10.10.21 at 06:45 by Will Goddard

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Here are the top 10 most-read Exmouth stories on our website over the past week:

1. Pollution alert for Exmouth beach after sewage discharged into the sea - Surfers Against Sewage


A pollution alert has been issued by environmental charity Surfers Against Sewage for Exmouth beach due to sewage being discharged into the water.

2. Exmouth: Yarnbombing postboxes for Hospiscare, in pictures


Postboxes around Exmouth have been 'yarnbombed' to raise money for Hospiscare this month.

3. Exmouth: Kirstie and Phil visit NCI's Coastwatch House while filming Location, Location, Location in the town


TV stars Kirstie Allsopp and Phil Spencer visited NCI Exmouth's Coastwatch House last week while filming on location.

4. Exmouth councillor 'incredibly proud' of town's response to Afghan refugees | Opinion


A couple of weeks ago, the Home Office placed approximately 50 Afghan refugees in Exmouth - people who'd escaped the horrors we witnessed on our televisions at Kabul Airport...

5. Exmouth: County council to discuss Devon housing crisis, rental property shortages on 7 October


Leading councillors are to suggest measures aimed at tackling Devon’s ‘housing crisis’.

6. Exmouth: 'Terrifying' 70% drop in Devon rental properties over last two years


Leading Devon councillors say it’s “terrifying” that almost three-quarters of privately owned properties that were rented out just two years ago in the county are no longer available for tenants.

7. Exmouth: Free 'Couch to Coast' walks for beginners now available


Free 'Couch to Coast' walks are now on offer to beginners on the coastline in and around Exmouth.

8. Exmouth RNLI to hold jumble sale in first fundraising event for 18 months


There’s a chance to support Exmouth’s lifeboat volunteers later in October – the town’s RNLI has announced its first fundraising event in 18 months.

9. Exmouth RNLI lifeboat launched to search for abandoned kayak drifting upside down on River Exe


At 5.51pm on Monday 4 October 2021, H.M. Coastguard tasked Exmouth RNLI Inshore Lifeboat D-805 George Bearman II to a report of an apparently abandoned kayak seen drifting upside down on the River Exe.

10. London Marathon runner from Exmouth races for the Honiton-based Devon Freewheelers charity


First-time London Marathon runner Tanya Robinson, from Exmouth, completed the 26.2 miles in just over four hours, to raise vital funds for the Devon Freewheelers charity, based in Honiton.

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