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Yesterday, 13:19

Olympic silver medallist Mary King was met with a familiar sight in the Californian heat on a recent trip to America - as she was greeted with a copy of the Sidmouth Herald.

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Wed, 16:49
Jonathan Marshall

A celebrity falconer’s media career is in ruins after he forged an animal passport for his Golden Eagle so he could appear on the ITV Alan Titchmarsh show.

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Wed, 13:18
Head teacher of Newton Poppleford Primary School, Stuart Vaughan. Ref shs 3049-50-14AW. Picture: Alex Walton.

The £2.5million rebuild of Newton Poppleford Primary School will be good for the pupils and the community as a whole, according to its headteacher.

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Wed, 10:11
Money

Small-scale developers will no longer have to compensate communities for the extra pressure their new homes will place on schools and leisure facilities, under new rules announced by central government.

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Wed, 06:15
East Devon MP Hugo Swire

More than £1million is being invested in flood prevention to protect homes in Sidmouth, Newton Poppleford and Branscombe.

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Tue, 17:29
Beer Scouts and Ax Valley Explorers collect money after packing bags at Tescos in Seaton.

Every little helps for Beer Scouts as they continue to raise money to refurbish their hut.

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Red Arrows

Sidmouth’s seafront ‘amphitheatre’ could once again play host to the Red Arrows – after an RAF commodore revealed the elite display team would be open to returning to the town.

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Sidmouth Sport

Yesterday, 12:06

The Sidmouth Under-13 squadron ventured out to Mid Devon last Sunday for a tricky encounter with the mighty Crediton, who were eventually beaten 17-5.

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Yesterday, 12:06

Crediton Under-9s powered their way to an 80-5 success on their visit to Crediton.

Yesterday, 12:06

As any sportsman will tell you it hurts to lose, it also hurts to lose by one point, it hurts even more to lose by one point in the last two minutes of a game and it hurts a lot to lose when it was the best team that lost, writes Robert Baugh.

Yesterday, 12:06
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The traditional Christmas three-ball, the George Meadows Trophy, is played in memory of George Meadows who tragically collapsed and died on the course thirty years ago, writes Chris Roberts.

Yesterday, 12:05
Sidmouth Cricket Jordan Fowler Junior Colt of the Year

Sidmouth toasted ‘absent friends’ at their annual dinner and awards evening, writes Conrad Sutcliffe.

Yesterday, 12:04
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It was a week for Sidmouth bowlers when the contrasting results seen between the men’s league and cup matches, and the mixed friendly fixtures has never been more evident, writes David Fairclough.

Yesterday, 11:54
Exmouth Sea Angling Associaton The Christmas Fayre meeting

The Exmouth Sea Angling Association (ESAA) contested the Carnival competition that was fished from Mare Rocks to Sandy Bay, writes Robert Pennells.

Latest Entertainment News

Yesterday, 16:00

The successful open-air Carols On The Quay concert in Exmouth on Sunday, December 14 helped to raise vital money for Christian Aid’s Ebola Fund.

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Yesterday, 15:00
Father Christmas will be joined by a herd of caribou reindeer

Santa is in and around East Devon a lot this year. Today (Thursday, December 18), you can catch him at Santa’s Grotto at Bicton Botanical Gardens, 11am-4pm. He’s also there on December 19-23, and Christmas Eve, 11am-2pm.

Yesterday, 14:00
Noel Harrower book release

Exmouth author Noel Harrower has a new book out. Uncivil War – Twin Tales From Nottinghamshire is an ‘action-packed’ historical novel, telling the story of five children caught in the conflict of the English Civil War. Set in Nottinghamshire, the twin tales follow the raising of the King’s Standard at Nottingham Castle in 1642, through to 1646, when King Charles surrendered to the Scottish army outside Newark.

Yesterday, 13:00
A cappella group Voces 8 gave a magical Christmas candlelit concert at Budleigh Salterton's St Peter’s Church.

From the moment when the strains of Once in Royal David’s City soared into the hushed and darkened church and the singers of Voces8 proceeded down the aisle bearing lighted candles, it was clear that Budleigh Music Festival’s Carols by Candlelight concert was a very special occasion indeed.

Yesterday, 12:00
A milling day was held at Otterton Mill on Saturday giving visitors the chance to see flour being produced by the working mill. Pictured- Mandy Munday with a selection of the bread made on site using the flour which is on sale in the shop. Photo by Simon Horn. Ref shv 0300-20-12SH To order your copy of this photograph visit www.sidmouthherald.co.uk and click on myphotos24

Alongside Otterton Mill’s impressive spring music season there are other events coming up at East Devon’s 1,000-year-old working watermill, café-restaurant, art and craft gallery, gift shop and artisan bakery.

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