Sidmouth / Ottery news

Sidmouth slimmer Glenn Channing was nominated by his local Slimming World group to be crowned on its men of the year list.

A pair of Sidmouth men are recognised by their Slimming World group in its men of the year list.

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08:22
a flashback to FolkWeek in 1972. Ref shs Folk week 1972-23. Picture: Archant archives

A lookback at FolkWeek from early ‘70s

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06:30
Dads on Wheels cyclists Andrew Judge, Mike Harms, Brian Taylor and Matthew Meek with their children and Hays Travel staff

Four dads trying to get fit are taking to the saddle in Sidmouth to boost a pair of good causes with an all-day bike ride.

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Yesterday, 16:24
Proposed new West Hill parish council boundary

Campaigners welcome split but express disappointment over boundary

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Yesterday, 12:30
Sidmouth Lifeboat crew warn people of the dangers of climbing on the rock breakwaters this week. Ref shs 29-16SH 7567. Picture: Simon Horn.

Swimmers are being urged to check conditions before they enter the water after a number of people were rescued from Sidmouth’s breakwaters this week.

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Yesterday, 11:00
Option Four

The public has spoken and more breakwaters are the preferred choice to shore up Sidmouth seafront – but less than one per cent of the town’s population turned out to vote.

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Sidmouth Sport

12:25
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Sidmouth based ladies featured well in the recent Captains Day competition at Honiton, writes John Pawley.

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12:23
Sidmouth Under-19 action at Bradninch

Sidmouth Under-19s continued their unbeaten run in this season’s ECB Club Under-19 T20 with an emphatic 100-run win at Bradninch.

Yesterday, 12:18
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After a fruitless search during the close season for a new manager, Beer Albion have re-appointed Richard Walker as player-manager for the forthcoming season in the Macron Devon and Exeter Premier Division, writes Richard Honnor.

Yesterday, 10:55
Ottery St Mary bowler Grace Ward who, at the age of 12, played recently for the Devon Under-25 team

Ottery St Mary had their youngest player play for the Devon Under-25 team last week, writes Michael Smith.

Yesterday, 10:54
Mark Wolfie Smith on his machine

Newton Poppleford-based drag racing ace Mark ‘Wolfie’ Smith realised a burning ambition last weekend, writes Steve Birley.

Yesterday, 10:54

Sidmouth seniors were beaten 4-2 in the away match of their two-leg meeting with Exminster and so succumbed to an overall six to five-and-a-half defeat, writes Chris Grubb.

East Devon News

08:22
a flashback to FolkWeek in 1972. Ref shs Folk week 1972-23. Picture: Archant archives

A lookback at FolkWeek from early ‘70s

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Staff and residents at Barley Close.
Photo by Tony Charnock, 07770 484888

Staff at a care home near Axminster have been praised for developing ‘kind and compassionate relationships’ with residents in an ‘outstanding’ report from the health regulator.

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Yesterday, 06:24
Jo Earlam, Pauline Beare and Peg Wiseman are behind the inaugral Women Can marathon

Race through Otter and Sid Valleys to raise awareness and inspire

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Thu, 16:24
A draft version of the map to be submitted to the Government as part of the Heart of the South West devolution proposition. Picture: Submitted

Councillors call for public consultation and more concrete facts

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Thu, 13:16

Investigations are underway to find out how a hole underneath a busy Exmouth road was formed.

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Gallery: Kings of sport

Thu, 12:57
Kings school sports day. Ref sho 29-16TI 4533. Picture: Terry Ife

Students take to the track and field for sports day

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East Devon Sport

12:25
Golf generic picture

Sidmouth based ladies featured well in the recent Captains Day competition at Honiton, writes John Pawley.

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12:23
Sidmouth Under-19 action at Bradninch

Sidmouth Under-19s continued their unbeaten run in this season’s ECB Club Under-19 T20 with an emphatic 100-run win at Bradninch.

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12:22
Rohan Tungate is given the traditional bumps after his maximum for Somerset Rebels in the meeting with iorkington

For the second week in succession, ‘Cases’ Somerset Rebels got off to a slow start, this time against a strong, determined and clearly fired up Workington Comets, writes Dave Thompson.

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Yesterday, 12:18
football generic picture

After a fruitless search during the close season for a new manager, Beer Albion have re-appointed Richard Walker as player-manager for the forthcoming season in the Macron Devon and Exeter Premier Division, writes Richard Honnor.

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Yesterday, 11:44

Budleigh Salterton Football Club are set to hold a meeting this weekend that may lead to the club withdrawing from the local Macron Devon and Exeter Football League.

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Yesterday, 10:57
Seaton Tennis Club Tournament. Winners of the ladies doubles plate competition, mother and daughter pairing Jenny and Anna Moroz

Seaton Tennis Club held their 2016 Annual Tournament beneath sun-kissed skies, writes, Simon Prior.

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Latest Entertainment News

Yesterday, 18:31
A La Ronde. National Trust Images/Derrick E Witty.

PAUL STRANGE looks back at an Exmouth landmark, which is celebrating 25 years of being managed by the National Trust

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Yesterday, 07:00
SLOES

The Sidmouth Fringe Sessions are back for 2016.

Thu, 18:31
Bicton Street Blues

There’s blues and more coming up at the Bicton Inn in Exmouth’s Bicton Street.

Wed, 14:47
A crazy golf tournament for park mascots from around the area took place at Ladram Bay this week. Ref exe 28-16SH 2141. Picture: Simon Horn.

Ladram Bay play host to crazy mascot golfers

Tue, 21:35
Hattie Briggs, Photo by Ian Wallman - IWPhotographic.

BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards 2014 nominee Hattie Briggs is appearing at the Sidmouth Fringe Sessions on August 3. Here the pop and folk singer-songwriter talks about her new album, her current UK tour and her Sidmouth show

Tue, 18:30
The Phil Beer Band. Picture: Contributed

Phil Beer is set to take his band to The Beehive!

Mon, 18:35
Clive Aslet. Photo: Diana Bowerman.

After nearly 40 years working for Country Life magazine - 13 years as editor - award-winning journalist Clive Aslet has ventured into the world of novel writing.

Mon, 18:30
Elle, Tim and Steve and volunteers Jenny, Val, Miranda, Jan and Brian will provide visitors information about latest sightings, directions and general information about the Wetlands.

Hospiscare coffee is set to be served at Seaton Wetlands this autumn.

Sunday, July 17, 2016
The girls in Net Result

Net Result – a locally written comedy by Gillian M Coley and Julie Salmon – is coming to Newton Poppleford.

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