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The new owner of Sidmouth’s SES building has revealed how his ambitious plans to renovate the ‘eyesore’ have been tied in red tape for six months – with no end in sight.

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WESC intern Harry Roberts and manager Sharon Green

Working at charity shop and social enterprise gives visually impaired young people hands-on work experience – and has one intern aspiring to manage a store of his own.

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Jo Earlam from Tipton St john, who is running the New York marathon next month to raise money for 10 charities, seen here after completing her first marathon in London in 2005

The finish line is in sight for a long-distance runner who is set to clock up her 50th marathon just after a milestone birthday.

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Cllr Paul Diviani and Richard Cohen at the Knowle. Picture by Alex Walton. Ref shs 8232-30-13AW

Controversial plans that will see the East Devon District Council (EDDC) sell its Knowle HQ to a developer and relocate from Sidmouth have been given the final go-ahead.

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The community is pulling together to ensure the tragic circumstances surrounding the death of a homeless man are not repeated.

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As a boy, he wore his grandfather’s medals with pride. Today, Colin Kingman tells the story of a man who overcame adversity to become a Victoria Cross holder.

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Saturday, March 28, 2015
Aidan Corfield on the rugby themed obstacle course at the world cup warm up event at Sidmouth rugby club. Ref shs 4241-13-15TI. Picture: Terry Ife

Sidmouth Rugby Club put on a ‘spectacle of all levels’ with a family fun day.

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Saturday, March 28, 2015
Free at last: One of the beavers swims away after being released in to the River Otter this week. Picture: Devon Wildlife Trust

A nine-month battle to allow England’s only wild beaver family to remain on the River Otter came to a close this week, after the animals were safely returned home.

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Friday, March 27, 2015
Tanya Trevena serves tea with Chloe Beard,Christina Clapp,Hazel Clapp,Sarah Turner and Ivor Turner at the guides vintage tea party. Ref shs 4487-13-15TI. Picture: Terry Ife

A girl guides leader is finding her sea legs as she prepares to embark on a five-day sailing voyage in the Rolex Fastnet Race later this year.

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Sidmouth Sport

Thursday, March 26, 2015

Chard upped their game in the second half against Hornets to avoid what looked like a drubbing.

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Thursday, March 26, 2015
Jessica Gundry (on right) landing a hit on her way to a 15-4 victory in the U23 Womens Epee British Championships final in London (photograph courtesy of David Bradley)

Jessica Gundry from Dalwood, near Axminster, has added a third British title to her collection.

Thursday, March 26, 2015
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Honiton Tigers U8s took a squad of ten players to Exeter Saracens on Sunday and produced some decent rugby to claim two wins, a draw and a defeat in the four matches they played.

Thursday, March 26, 2015
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Honiton achieved a dramatic last-gasp win on Saturday to secure their survival in the Cornwall & Devon Division for another season, writes Roger Dance.

Thursday, March 26, 2015
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As the Lacemen’s Colts licked their wounds from their recent defeat by a strong Barum outfit, they travelled to Okehampton for a must-win game and produced the goods in a 25-15 result, writes Paz Parratt

Thursday, March 26, 2015

Two wins in two days! It wasn’t a bad weekend for Honiton Town Youth U12s.

Thursday, March 26, 2015

Dunkeswell Rovers didn’t put a foot wrong during a weekend of league and cup action away from home.

Thursday, March 26, 2015

Hard work during winter training paid off for Lyme Regis Gig Rowing Club at the Three Rivers Race put on by Caradon GRC on the Tamar.

Wednesday, March 25, 2015
Nice to see was the first black bream of the season with Trevett landing a fish of 3lb 5oz.

Honiton Sea Angling Club members Mike Spiller and James Trevett had some cracking fish on a day trip from Lyme Regis.

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Wednesday, March 25, 2015

A three-day celebration of cider takes place at Exmouth Rugby Ground in May.

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Wednesday, March 25, 2015
Andy Witheridge from the Salty Monk creates some chicken and wild mushroom sausages at the Budleigh Salterton Food and Drink Festival aided by King's School student and Junior South West Chef of the Year for 2014 Melissa Johnson. Ref shs 0390-12-15SH. Picture: Simon Horn

The return of Budleigh Salterton’s annual food festival has prompted green-eyed looks down the coast – and renewed questions of why Sidmouth does not have one of its own.

Tuesday, March 24, 2015
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Exmouth’s Centre Stage is “madly rehearsing” Sweeney Todd, which opens soon at the Pavilion.

Monday, March 23, 2015
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The first of four concerts from the St Peter’s Music Society is coming up soon. Harpist Elizabeth-Jane Baldry appears at the Temple Methodist Church, Budleigh Salterton, at 7.30pm on Wednesday, April 15.

Monday, March 23, 2015

The Royal Albert Memorial Museum and Art Gallery, in Exeter will be hosting a new exhibition from Saturday.

Sunday, March 22, 2015
Front row fom left: Clemmie Donald, Jasmine Woolsey and Chloe Hunter play narrators in The Hopeful Grave. Victoria Woolsey (centre, rear) is also in the cast. Photo: Shaun Fry.

With Easter nearly upon us, there’s a timely play at Exmouth’s Holy Trinity Church on Saturday, April 4.

Saturday, March 21, 2015
Jazz vocalist Tina May will be appearing at the Budleigh Jazz Festival on Saturday, April 18.

The Budleigh Jazz Festival is just around the corner. It opens on Friday, April 17, and runs until Sunday, April 19.

Saturday, March 21, 2015
Members of Honiton Pantomime Society receive their award from NODA. Picture courtesy: McPhersonPhotography.co.uk

Honiton Pantomime Society’s 2014 production Jack and the Beanstalk has won the Wilfred Roe Trophy for Stage Decor at the NODA South West Awards Gala.

Saturday, March 21, 2015
Alex Poulton taking part as a contestant on You're Back In The Room

A Sidmouth singing teacher had the chance to win a share of £25,000 after taking part in a prime-time television game show - in which the contestants are hypnotised.

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