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The event will provide useful information on how to handle the plants.

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Protestors at Ottery Hospital

Campaigners have vowed to continue fighting for Ottery’s hospital beds after a public consultation on controversial plans ended.

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Yesterday, 13:00
EDDC's Knowle HQ. Ref shs 7705-15-12SH Picture: Simon Horn

A specialist retirement community developer is lined up to buy the district council offices at Knowle, if the authority gives the go-ahead later this month.

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Yesterday, 11:02
Barrel rolling as part of Beer Regatta Week. Picture by Alex Walton. Ref shb 1105-33-14AW. To order your copy of this photograph go to www.sidmouthherald.co.uk and click on Photo Orders

New blood is being sought to join the ranks of the Beer Regatta committee for this year’s event.

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The public bus currently makes a regular visit to Slade Close. Ref sho 7132-06-15SH. Photo Simon Horn

Ottery’s town bus has been saved after strong opposition was voiced over its proposed withdrawal – but funding is still needed to secure its long-term future.

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Tue, 06:20
Marlene Coachman and Helen Gibson-West with their camper vans. Ref shs 3484-08-15TI. Picture: Terry Ife

A one-woman campaign to lift the ban on campervans in Sidmouth’s central car parks spiralled into a town-wide debate this week, writes Eleanor Pipe.

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Mon, 16:30
Port Royal in 1956

A project to tackle cliff erosion and protect Sidmouth’s shores needs residents to act as its ‘eyes and ears’ - and share their memories.

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Mon, 13:00

An amphetamine user has been jailed for attacking a tourist with an axe in a completely random attack as he filmed flower displays at a seaside resort.

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Mon, 08:22
Straitgate quarry plans aerial view

One of the UK’s leading suppliers of construction and infrastructure materials says it is looking to secure jobs in Ottery and East Devon, ahead of consultation meetings about its development of a new quarrying operation at Straitgate Farm.

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Sidmouth Sport

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Exmouth solo sailor Sam Matson has secured a major sponsorship, writes Stephen Birley.

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Exmouth took on Bracknell at the Imperial ground on Saturday. Ref exsp 6607-06-15SH. Photo Simon Horn

Would you be happy to send your child to a school appearing only halfway up the Ofsted league table? Similarly, would you be comfortable to undergo surgery in a hospital propping up the basement position in the NHS league tables?

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Exmouth Cricket Club are holding a charity golf day at Woodbury Park Golf Club on Friday, March 27 followed by a Charity auction in the evening hosted by ‘Homes under the Hammer’ auctioneer Graham Barton.

Tue, 15:46
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Taunton race goers have got three meetings to look forward to this month.

Tue, 15:46
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This coming weekend (March 8), will see the re-arranged East Cornwall Point-to-Point fixture take place at the popular track of Great Trethew, Menheniot, writes Donna Harris.

Tue, 15:45
Roller derby action

South West Angels of Terror (SWAT) B took to the indoor hall for the first time when they faced Plymouth City Roller Girls B in Barnstaple.

Tue, 15:39
Gliding

With Friday, forecast to be the best gliding day of the week, Devon and Somerset Gliding Club members used social media to get together on a non-club day - the second so far this year, writes Jill Harmer.

Tue, 15:27
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King’s College, Taunton, has just launched a multi-sport BTEC qualification that will potentially involve a number of the major professional sporting clubs across the south-west of England, providing opportunities in a variety of sports.

Tue, 15:27
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Beer Reserves completed the double over close rivals Seaton Town, winning 2-0 at Colyford Road, writes Richard Honnor.

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Award-winning author and journalist Ambra Edwards will be giving an illustrated talk entitled, The Romance of the Walled Garden, in Colyton.

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The performance of Hickory Dickory Dock by Colaton Raleigh players. Ref exe 3112-08-15TI. Picture: Terry Ife

It was my first visit to a Colaton Raleigh Players’ pantomime for some years and I’m pleased to say that I was not disappointed when I attended a performance of Hickory Dickory Dock, writes Christopher Holland.

Yesterday, 18:30
Boundless Brothers

Up-and-coming folk-pop band The Boundless Brothers will be appearing at Exmouth’s Grapevine on Friday, March 6.

Tue, 18:30
Rabbit Theatre's

Be very careful out there... Dracula is coming to Lympstone!

Tue, 18:30
Rough Music

Rough Music, the 35-piece Wren folk orchestra, will be playing at The Beehive on Saturday, March 7.

Tue, 18:00
University of Exeter Chapel Choir

St Paul’s Church, Honiton will be hosting the University of Exeter Chapel Choir for an afternoon concert.

Mon, 18:30
Students from Exmouth School of Performing Arts in rehearsal for Essence of Ireland.

Essence of Ireland – a lavish musical and dance extravaganza, set against the backdrop of Ireland, England, America and Spain from the 19th-century to the early 1960s – is coming to Exmouth Pavilion on Thursday, March 5.

Sunday, March 1, 2015
Exmouth Players' Bold Girls in rehearsal. Photo: Linda Bowen.

After the success of the Exmouth Players’ production of The Wind in the Willows, its next offering at the Blackmore Theatre – from March 16 to March 21 – could not be more different, writes Andy Jury.

Sunday, March 1, 2015
Pam Terry as Mary and Dave King as Allen in Salterton Players' Prescription for Murder.

The Salterton Players’ latest production – Prescription for Murder – opens this Monday (March 2), at 7.30pm, at the Salterton Playhouse, writes Mary Logan.

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