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Sidmouth’s Royal British Legion chairman said it was ‘bloody horrible’ to see that the Union Flag had been stolen from the town’s Conservative club.

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Yesterday, 07:17
Thomas King with his WW2 Medal. Ref shs 6995-48-15TI. Picture: Terry Ife

France’s highest military award has been bestowed upon two 91-year-old war veterans from Sidmouth.

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Sunday, November 29, 2015
Eastleigh shed, 8 May 1959 (c) C Boocock

Enthusiasts have a unique opportunity to invest in part of Sidmouth’s rail heritage as a £300,000 locomotive restoration project has been put back on track.

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Saturday, November 28, 2015
New Kennaway House manager, Nikki Dawkins, with Michael James, David Leach, Bryan Dawkins and Michael Gordon-Lee. Ref shs 4446-47-15AW. Picture: Alex Walton

A new manager and chairman have taken the helm at a charity-run arts centre with a growing reputation in and beyond the Sid Valley.

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Saturday, November 28, 2015
Betty Williams with Lamb and Flag landlord, Ron Miles, and Ottery mayor, Glyn Dobson. Ref sho 4475-52-14AW. Picture: Alex Walton

A widow, whose generous gesture to people facing Christmas alone last year touched hearts around the world, has spoken of her delight that preparations are under way for another festive feast.

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Friday, November 27, 2015
An ariel view of the PegasusLife plans for Knowle.

A developer lined up to buy the East Devon District Council (EDDC) offices at Knowle has unveiled its vision for a retirement community on the site.

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Friday, November 27, 2015
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

The loss of Sidmouth’s Samaritans support group will have a ‘major impact’ on the running of the service, says the leader of the charity’s Exeter, Mid and East Devon branch.

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Friday, November 27, 2015
MP Hugo Swire visit the King's School this week where he is pictured meeting students in the Teen Health Group. Ref sho 7123-48-15SH. Picture: Simon Horn

Hugo Swire praised students for their ‘passionate determination’ to address important issues

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Friday, November 27, 2015
Sally Neal has become Sidmouth's first female Crew Manager. Ref shs 7512-48-15SH. Picture: Simon Horn

A firefighter has made history after becoming the first woman in Sidmouth to reach the rank of crew manager.

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Sidmouth Sport

Yesterday, 17:51

The annual presentation of trophies followed the AGM on Saturday evening at Devon and Somerset Gliding Club, writes Jill Harmer.

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Sunday, November 29, 2015
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Sidmouth Town Under-15s defeated visiting West Exe Rangers by the odd goal in seven.

Sunday, November 29, 2015
Swimming pool

Failure to attend a gala at a venue nominated by the National Arena Swimming League Western Division has resulted in punitive maximum fines of £500 being applied to five swimming clubs, writes Ian Lang.

Friday, November 27, 2015
Sidmouth RFC Under-8s

Sidmouth Under-8s travelled to South Devon to take on hosts Teignmouth for their latest action.

Friday, November 27, 2015
ssp week 48 sailing Lisa Craig wins most improved female.

Saturday evening saw the members of Sidmouth Sailing Club gather together with friends and family for their annual Trophy Night held at the Port Royal.

Friday, November 27, 2015
Sidmouth Bowls Clubs Ann England organised a celebration presentation evening for the 27 members who played in the Sunset Umbrella during the Outdoor season.

Sidmouth Bowling Club was honoured to receive a visit from the president of the Devon County Ladies Indoor Bowling Association (DCLIBA) and her team, write Jenny Fricker and Ron Cook.

Friday, November 27, 2015
Sidbury Utd suffered a home defeat by two goals to nil by Chard 2nds. Ref shsp 5571-44-15TI. Picture: Terry Ife

Followers of Sidbury United would have been forgiven for a rendition of: “Crisis, what crisis?”, after their teams 2-0 win at high-flying Honiton Town in last weekend’s Fresha League meeting.

Friday, November 27, 2015
Sidmouth Chiefs at home to Wadebridge Camels. Ref shsp 4627-48-15AW. Picture: Alex Walton

Sidmouth Chiefs were 15-10 victors when they entertained Wadebridge Camels.

Friday, November 27, 2015
Seaton Town played against Sidmouth Town at the weekend. Ref shsp 4589-48-15AW. Picture: Alex Walton

Sidmouth Town exited the Graddon Vending Devon Premier Cup, beaten 2-1 at Fresha League Seaton Town.

Latest Entertainment News

Friday, November 27, 2015

After last year’s sell-out Christmas party at The Beehive, Honiton, Area 52 are back with their great selection of soul, funk, pop and disco numbers to get you up on the dance floor after a delicious homemade supper served at your table.

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Thursday, November 26, 2015
Devon and Somerset Fire and Rescue Service Concert Band.

Festive favourites will feature in a varied programme when the Devon and Somerset Fire and Rescue Service Concert Band performs soon in Budleigh.

Thursday, November 26, 2015
Susie Milmer

Seaton Choral Society promises to be a joyful occasion when it presents its Christmas concert

Wednesday, November 25, 2015
Natasha Koshti.

The Budleigh Salterton Committee for Cancer Research UK is holding an Evening In India on Saturday, November 28, at 7pm in the Public Hall.

Wednesday, November 25, 2015

Love Frozen or hate it, you will laugh your stripy socks off at these two lovable clowns and their puppet rock band.

Tuesday, November 24, 2015
The Alligators

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

Monday, November 23, 2015
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.

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