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Yesterday, 18:23

It is full steam ahead for Ottery’s community hub as its success is reflected in more than 100 competition entries to design a new logo.

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Yesterday, 12:31
Beer primary school leavers with headteacher Martin O'Mahony. Ref shb 1500-30-15TI Picture: Terry Ife

Beer Primary School ‘is in safe hands’, says its outgoing headteacher.

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Yesterday, 06:31
Kat and John Lort of The Loft with staff Karl Main and Dave Legg celebrate making the top 100 of the best restaurants outside London. Ref shs 5681-31-15AW. Picture: Alex Walton

The owners of a popular Sidmouth restaurant say they are ‘going out on a high’ after it was named one of the best places to eat at in the country.

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Saturday, August 1, 2015
Catherine and Lex Cochrane ran the Ottery St Mary 10km to raise more than £350 for the Devon Freewheelers

A couple who embarked on a whirlwind two-year mission of marathon running and mountain climbing have donated their latest fundraising efforts to the Devon Freewheelers.

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Saturday, August 1, 2015
Les Lane,last year's president of the Sid valley rotary presents the keys to Mo Ayling. Ref shs 1555-31-15TI. Picture: Terry Ife

Blackmore Gardens was buzzing all day as the Sid Valley Rotary Club’s summer fair returned in Saturday’s brilliant sunshine.

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Friday, July 31, 2015
Paranormal activity or trick of the light? The supposed ‘ghost’ can be seen in the reflection of the mirror as  organist Nigel Ogden speaks.

This haunting image has left concert-goers wondering whether they weren’t the only ones enjoying the music – as a spooky shape resembling a ghost seemingly photo-bombs the shot.

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Friday, July 31, 2015
Lion President Ian Skinner presenting cheques to the local winners of the 2nd and 3rd prizes in last Sunday’s main yellow duck race. Mrs Richelle Hull (to the left of Ian) received a cheque for £100, and Mrs Melanie Pugsley (far right in photo, holding daughter Farah) received a £75 cheque.

A range of good causes have received a welcome cash boost thanks to a record breaking year at Sidmouth’s annual duck derby.

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Friday, July 31, 2015

Fire crews were called to tackle a major corn field blaze on Sidmouth’s coast path this morning (Friday).

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Friday, July 31, 2015
Sidford Brownies at Cookafest 2015, an annual event for all South West Rainbows Brownies and Guides

Girl guiding leaders in the Sid Valley are urgently on the lookout for someone to step in to watch over the area’s groups.

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Sidmouth Sport

Yesterday, 17:58

Sidmouth took hosts Bradninch to the cleaners in the Bookers Wholesale Devon Senior Cup.

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Saturday, August 1, 2015
Somerset Rebels versus Plymouth Devils Speedway action. Picture Ian Hitchcock

As the saying goes, all good things come to an end, and so it proved last night at the Oak Tree Arena, as ‘Cases’ Somerset Rebels unbeaten home run came to an end with a shock defeat at the hands of local rivals the Plymouth Devils, writes Dave Thompson.

Friday, July 31, 2015
The Under-16s at the conclusion of the 2014/15 season.
Back row; Fin Marks, Connor Murphy, Tyler Wellman, Rowan Symonds, Freddie King, Jonny Dunn, Mark Pearse, Tom Orchard
Front row; Jack De Winton, Tim Jones, Al Forsyth, Jamie Newbery, Ben Gosse, Dylan King, Alex Stone, Joe Miller

Sidmouth Football Club Under-16s reached the end of a long road at the conclusion of the last football season.

Friday, July 31, 2015

Fresh from a big win over table-toppers Feniton, Ottery found themselves playing away against the new league leaders, Cullompton, writes Kit Richards.

Friday, July 31, 2015
Sidmouth's Liam Lewis and Matt Cooke talk tactics. Ref shsp 1610-31-15TI. Picture: Terry Ife

Sidmouth banked 19 points from a narrow nine-run win over Paignton.

Friday, July 31, 2015

Sidmouth 2nd sealed a 12th successive victory to as the Fortfield side move ever closer to a ninth 2nd XI premier title in the last 12 years, after a quick-fire ten wicket win at Paignton II.

Friday, July 31, 2015
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Combatting the strongest bowling attack in the section on a very poor wicket was a challenge which proved to be beyond Ottery St Mary 1st XI who registered only their second reverse of the campaign from their trip to Uplyme, writes Ian Townsend.

Friday, July 31, 2015
The Ottery team that won the Jubillee Cup at Lyme Regis; (left to right) Mike Smith, John Ward, Steve Hall and Terry House

Ottery St Mary sent a team of four to compete once again for the Lyme Regis Bowls Club organised Jubilee Cup, and the quartet returned with the shield.

Friday, July 31, 2015
Ottery St Mary 2nds played Exeter 3rds at the weekend. Zac Johns jumps in to acction. Ref shsp 8024-24-15AW. Picture: Alex Walton

Sadly, for Ottery St Mary 2nd XI the home fixture with high flying Tiverton Heathcoat followed a similar pattern to the reverse fixture earlier in the season as Rick Jackson’s men slipped to a heavy defeat, writes Ian Townsend.

Latest Entertainment News

Yesterday, 18:31

There’s been a change of schedule at this year’s Budleigh Salterton Literary Festival (September 17-20).

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Saturday, August 1, 2015
Entry to Exmouth’s National Trust property, A la Ronde, is free on Saturday September 11as part of the national Heritage Open Day event.

At A la Ronde, the National Trust’s 16-sided house in Summer Lane near Exmouth, there’s plenty to do in the school holidays.

Friday, July 31, 2015
Exmouth Festival

There’s lots of live music to enjoy around Exmouth this weekend.

Friday, July 31, 2015
Sidmouth Connaught Gardens. Picture by Alex Walton. Ref shs 3962-25-12AW. To order your copy of this photograph, go to www.sidmouthherald.co.uk and click on myphotos24

Audiences can enjoy open air theatre in Sidmouth this summer

Thursday, July 30, 2015
BBC Radio Devon presenter James Santer

Rising stars - and ones to watch - have been handpicked for a packed programme of performers at a festival of free music in Salcombe Regis.

Wednesday, July 29, 2015
Taking the applause at Branscombe (from left): pianist Matteo Pais, soprano Angel Blue and tenor Francesco Meli. Photo: Paul Strange.

Now in its third year, Branscombe Festival has established itself as one of the South West’s most prestigious cultural events.

Wednesday, July 29, 2015
Ninebarrow. Picture: Greg Funnell

Jim Causley and Friends will host a unique West-fest for Lyme Folk’s finale on Sunday, August 23, with How the West was Sung, a music-packed evening of song and banter, from local artists celebrating our the West Country.

Monday, July 27, 2015
Sidmouth Steppers enjoy their performance at the 60th annual FolkWeek.

FolkWeek returns to Sidmouth this week with another jam packed programme.

Sunday, July 26, 2015
Craft materials at A La Ronde

Looking for things for the kids to do this summer holiday? At A la Ronde – the 18th-century, 16-sided house and grounds near Exmouth, owned by the National Trust – there is a family activity on offer every day.

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