Ping-pong participants intent on starting a table tennis club in Newton Poppleford have appealed for a full-size indoor table to play on. Read this and more.

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TABLE TENNIS: Ping-pong participants intent on starting a table tennis club in Newton Poppleford have issued a plea for a full-size indoor table to play on.

They hope Herald readers, who might have one that is no longer needed, could be willing to part with it for a reasonable price.

Club organisers will collect the table.

“We have everything else in place we just need the table or help with donations to fund a new one around £300,” said David Zirker.

“We have the venue and members ready to start. We just need the table.”

If you can help, contact Steve Filer on 01395 567756.

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NATURE TALK: The National Trust’s Sidmouth Centre is hosting an illustrated talk by its vice-chairman Dr Keith Orrell on on Tuesday, January 15.

The subject of the talk is The Aclands - From Killerton to Canterbury, and it starts at 2.30pm in All Saints’ Church Hall, and all are welcome to attend.

Entry costs £4 for non-members, £3 for members, and includes refreshments after the talk.

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CHURCH EVENT: Exeter Food Bank will be the topic of a talk by Nick Jones at the next Outlook 4 Friday event at St Luke’s Church in Newton Poppleford on January 25.

The event will take place at 2.30pm and all are welcome. Contact Audrey on 01395 568742 for more information.

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COMPUTER COURSES: Computer courses for beginners will begin at Sidmouth’s Kennaway House from Tuesday, January 22.

Sessions, organised by the county council, take place from 1pm to 3pm.

To book a place, visit www.devon.gov.uk/adultlearning or call 08451 551014.

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DEADLY GAS: More than six in 10 households across the South West are at risk of carbon monoxide poisoning as they do not have a basic alarm to detect the potentially deadly gas, according to B&Q.

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