DAVE Mitton has been elected Mayor of Wellington for the next term of office.

Cllr Mitton is replacing Gloria Copley with Janet Lloyd stepping up to the role of Deputy Mayor after defeating Cllr James Hunt in a town council vote.

A civic service will be held for Cllr Mitton on Sunday, May 25, at 4.30pm at St John’s Church.

Hospiscare award THE house clearance team at Hospiscare in Exeter has won the Most Inventive Hospice Retail Initiative award for its work generating new income and for helping raise public awareness about the support the hospice offers bereaved families.

Earlier switch-on THE Christmas lights in Wellington will be switched on a little earlier this year.

The town council agreed that the switch-on should be on Saturday, November 22, after receiving requests from traders to bring the date forward.