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Poppy Appeal volunteers are hoping for another successful season of collecting - after raising a record £13,000 last year.

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Fire in derelict Ottery building

An arson attack that destroyed a derelict building in Ottery has prompted its owner to install tougher security measures.

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Yesterday, 12:16
Sidmouth Surf Life Saving Club take on the River Dart Struggle

A group from Sidmouth Surf Life Saving Club (SSLSC) negotiated a ramshackle craft through rapids and weirs to a third-place finish in one of the toughest raft races in the country.

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Yesterday, 11:02
Alma Bridge. Ref shs 8760-10-15SH. Picture: Simon Horn

A vital footway across the River Sid may have to close if cliff erosion in the area worsens, according to County Hall.

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Yesterday, 09:35
Matt Booth

The results of yesterday’s (Thursday) Sidmouth Town Council by-election have been announced.

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Thu, 13:25
The Sidmouth Friends of the Samaritans held their AGM this week. Pictured are chairman Sue Kensdale with from left Ron Harbour (treasurer), vice chairman Gerald Hayne and Denis Jones (sec). Photo by Simon Horn. Ref shs 3446-08-14SH. To order your copy of this photograph go to

A long-running fundraising group, which has donated more than £114,000 to charity, is to fold as it cannot find a new committee.

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Thu, 10:25
Daffodil bulb planting at Peak Hill in 2013. Picture by Alex Walton. Ref shs 6320-44-13AW. To order your copy of this photograph go to and click on Photo Orders

Planting this month is set to take Sidmouth past the half-way mark in turning it into the ‘Valley of a Million Bulbs’.

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Wed, 16:25
EDDC's Knowle HQ. Ref shs 7705-15-12SH Picture: Simon Horn

Campaigners who have decided not to pursue a bid to secure legal protection for Knowle’s parkland claim the bid has cast doubt on future use of Localism legislation in East Devon.

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Wed, 12:25
The Radway cinema in Sidmouth. Photo by Simon Horn. Ref shs 7345-13-14SH To order your copy of this photograph go to and click on Photo Orders

James Bond fans need to act fast as tickets for a VIP screening of the super-spy’s latest silver screen outing have almost sold out.

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Sidmouth Sport

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Ten members of the East Devon N1 Tri Club travelled to Spain to compete in The Ironman Barcelona Triathlon 2015, writes Dennis Elliot.

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Yesterday, 10:55

It’s Throgmorton Devon Premier Cup day tomorrow (October 10) and there are a number of local teams facing possible ‘giant-killing’ feats.

Yesterday, 08:46

Sidmouth and Ottery Hockey Club (SOHC) ladies’ 1st XI were beaten 4-0 when they travelled to Barnstaple to take on a powerful Taw Valley side.

Yesterday, 08:40
Sidmouth RFC Under-16 team

Sidmouth Under-16s were 50-17 victors when they hosted Totnes in a Blackmore friendly.

Yesterday, 08:40

There is one last chance to see England play in this World Cup on the big screen at the Rugby Club as they kick off against Uraguay at 8pm on Saturday, writes Terry O’Brien.

Yesterday, 08:28
Newton Poppleford at home to Axmouth. Ref shsp 4557-41-15TI. Picture: Terry Ife

Newton Poppleford were involved in an extraordinary Bill Slee Cup tie, one that they emerged from as losers by the odd goal in nine.

Yesterday, 08:27
Football flag. Ref exsp 7256-33-15SH. Picture: Simon Horn

Sidmouth Warriors Under-9s enjoyed back-to-back wins when they were faced by Hemyock and Feniton Flames in their latest Exeter and District Youth League games.

Yesterday, 08:27

Ottery St Mary manager Mike Dawe is looking forward to his sides Devon Intermediate Cup tie at Sandford (2pm), and has good reason to be feeling confident, writes Steve Birley.

Yesterday, 08:27
Football corner flag. Ref exsp 7253-33-15SH. Picture: Simon Horn

Sidmouth Raiders and Warriors Under-10s took on teams from Ottery St Mary and West Hill in Exeter Youth League derby matches.

Latest Entertainment News

Yesterday, 18:32

Exmouth Art Group’s 69th annual exhibition – which runs at Ocean until Sunday, October 18 – is proving a big success, with some strong work, good footfall and encouraging sales.

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Thu, 18:32
Sidmouth carnival. Ref shs 4171-40-15TI. Picture: Terry Ife

Final preparations are under way for this year’s Exmouth Carnival, to be held this Saturday, October 10.

Thu, 16:32
Rhubarb Crumble Cake

Country Markets – a network of country markets across the UK – is celebrating its 75th anniversary this year.

Wed, 18:32
The puppets are ready for showtime.

The puppet masters of Exeter Little Theatre Company dazzled on their opening night as they started their five-night run of Avenue Q at Exeter’s Barnfield Theatre, writes Clarissa Place.

Wed, 18:30
Pok the Bard

On Wednesday, October 14, at 8pm and every other month on the second Wednesday, folk host and singer Sue King leads The Beehive Folk Café.

Wed, 18:30

A rising star of the Royal School of Music, brilliant young violinist Soh-Yon Kim will be performing with pianist Maksim Stsura in Colyton.

Wed, 18:30

The very popular Red Dirt Skinners will be playing at the Dunkeswell Village Hall.

Wed, 13:01

In 2012, Sidmouth Music brought pianist Ivana Gavric, then hailed as a ‘rising star’ by the musical press, to Sidmouth to open the concert season.

Wed, 12:59

A colourful and exciting exhibition by Magic Carpet’s Honiton Day Project participants opens today (Wednesday, October 7), at The Beehive and will run until October 31.

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