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Yesterday, 19:12

‘It’s a no-brainer’ - stark statistics prompt pair to take the initiative and start fundraising bid

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Yesterday, 11:46
Providing accommodation for gypsies and travellers is a legal requirement that East Devon District Council must meet through its Local Plan

IN A significant development in the proposals to locate a large gypsy and traveller site in Cranbrook, East Devon MP Hugo Swire has urged East Devon District Council to rethink its plans.

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Yesterday, 11:10
Victoria Hotel's head chef, Stuart White, wins the Seaside Chef of the Year award. Ref shs 4442-47-15AW. Picture: Alex Walton

Stuart is named the country’s top seaside chef

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Yesterday, 06:30
Exeter Magistrates' Court

A carpet cleaner, who offered rock-bottom prices to homeowners – including a vulnerable dementia sufferer – before hiking up his charges by up to 5,400 per cent, has pleaded guilty to seven offences.

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Mon, 16:12
Sidmouth independent bsuiness men and women are gearing up for the festive season and in particular the late night Christmas shopping event. Ref shs 5600-45-15SH. Picture: Simon Horn

A campaign aimed at boosting independent business and celebrating what makes Sidmouth’s retail experience unique is under way for the third year running.

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Mon, 11:12
Kirsty Trent completed her first ever marathon and raised £547.57 for Sidmouth Hospiscare

Runner completed a 26.2 mile distance to raise more than £500 for charity that provided ‘invaluable’ care to her family

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Mon, 11:00
Snails ate Sarah Sanders' letter

Royal Mail apologises to East Devon resident, saying hungry snails love to feast on envelopes and stamps

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Mon, 07:04
EDDC's Knowle HQ. Ref shs 7712-15-12SH Picture: Simon Horn

A developer behind plans to redevelop East Devon District Council’s (EDDC) offices at Knowle is to reveal its vision for the site at an exhibition later this month.

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Sunday, November 22, 2015
Sid Vale Africa Link has restored friendship with a remote village in Malawi

Group asks for support in providing IT equipment for school to help ‘kick-start rural development’

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Sidmouth Sport

Yesterday, 16:17

There was another busy week of action in the East Devon Short Mat Bowls League last week, writes Caroline Pavey.

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Mon, 11:34

Beer Albion reserves were held 1-1 by Starcross Generals in an entertaining Fresha League Division Five encounter at the Furzebrake, writes Richard Honnor.

Mon, 11:34

Beer Albion, in desperate need of league points, travelled to Exeter to face Exwick Villa Reserves, and were just pipped 2-1 in a close match, writes Richard Honnor.

Saturday, November 21, 2015
Football on pitch

Sidmouth Raiders Under-12s were edged out by a single goal on their visit to North Tawton for their latest Exeter Youth League game.

Friday, November 20, 2015
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Sidmouth Warriors Under-12s shared four goals in their Exeter and District League Division One home meeting Lympstone.

Friday, November 20, 2015
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Sidbury United have been docked a point by the Fresha League after they were unable to field a side for the Premier Division meeting with Newtown.

Friday, November 20, 2015
(Left to right); Sidmouth Town assistant manager John Clements Assistant and Vikings’ players Tyler Wellman, Kieran White and Cameron Vere with tackle Box owner Darren Herbert at the official hand-over of the new warm-0up tops.

Sidmouth Town have received some superb sponsorship backing from a Lyme Regis business.

Friday, November 20, 2015

Six Sidmouth runners ventured to the edge of Dartmoor last Sunday to run the challenging and beautiful Drogo 10.

Friday, November 20, 2015
Sidmouth played Devonport Services on Saturday. Ref shsp 1474-42-15AW. Picture: Alex Walton

The Chiefs suffered their first defeat in six games when beaten 16-12 at a wet and windy St Austell, writes Terry O’Brien.

Latest Entertainment News

Yesterday, 18:30

The Alligators – one of the country’s top rock ‘n’roll bands – are coming to Exmouth at the end of November.

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Mon, 18:30
Let There be Light-Exmouth's Mayor John Humphreys officially switched on the Devoncourt Hotel Christmas Lights on Friday evening.  Photo by Simon Horn. Ref exe 1751-48-12SH To order your copy of this photograph go to and click on MyPhotos24.

Christmas wouldn’t be Christmas without the annual switch-on of lights at Exmouth’s Devoncourt Hotel in Douglas Avenue.

Sunday, November 22, 2015
Topsham Players' production of Blithe Spirit. Kate Wannell as Mrs Condomine (deceased) and Alan Craig as Charles Condomime.

Topsham’s Estuary Players take on the crystal wit of Noel Coward with their next show, Blithe Spirit, coming up soon.

Saturday, November 21, 2015
It's Those Saltertons Again!

Salterton Drama Club’s forthcoming celebration of the 70th anniversary of the end of the Second World War Two opens at the Salterton Playhouse next Monday (November 23) - and director Richard Gomm reports that things are going well.

Friday, November 20, 2015
Bubble Wizard

This year’s Christmas Cracker is on Saturday, December 5, 11am-7pm, in The Strand and town centre.

Thursday, November 19, 2015
Festive goods at Exmouth Country Market.

Exmouth Country Market has started selling festive goods in the run-up to Christmas.

Wednesday, November 18, 2015
Cast members of ITSA: It's Those Salterton's Again! queuing at the butcher's.

As rehearsals for Salterton Drama Club’s forthcoming revue to mark the 70th anniversary of the end of World War Two continue, club members have been working on sketches and songs of the period.

Wednesday, November 18, 2015

This year’s Christmas programme from West Dorset choir Cantamus is called ‘Light into Gold’.

Tuesday, November 17, 2015
Clyst Valley Choral Society performing at Exmouth’s Holy Trinity Church.

Following on from its concert of Praise last spring, Clyst Valley Choral Society and its instrumental ensemble returns this month to Topsham and Exmouth for another evening of classical treats.

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