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Forgetting any mythical connotations, mention of The Mermaid evokes one thing for a certain generation – flares, groovy tunes and the most happening place in town.

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an overflowing rubbish bin at Newton Poppleford playing fields. Ref shs 3132-29-15AW. Picture: Alex Walton

A volunteer who helped secure funding for Newton Poppleford’s play park says parents have a ‘social and moral responsibility’ to clear-up their rubbish.

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Graham Liverton has been a Sidmouth town councillor for 30 years

Sidmouth’s longest-serving town councillor has resigned after 30 years’ service because he found it ‘impossible’ to deal with colleagues who ‘publicly humiliated’ his wife.

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Yesterday, 12:15
Emily Davis of Silver Street tattoos in Ottery with the new design. Ref sho 1469-30-15TI. Picture: Terry Ife

A pair of tattooists will be holding a unique fundraising event to help a cause that is close to their hearts.

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Yesterday, 10:04
The Red Arrows performing their spectacular display over Sidmouth ten years ago. Ref shs 9920-36-04. Picture: Simon Horn.

The Red Arrows could be secured for next year if every Sid Valley resident gave just £1.

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Yesterday, 06:46
Sidmouth In Bloom judging took place at the weekend. Ref shs 3596-30-15AW. Picture: Alex Walton

The ‘creativity and innovation’ of hard-working volunteers havs seen them showered with praise by South West In Bloom judges.

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Sunday, July 26, 2015
Graham Green and Graham Watson

A grandfather-of-five is appealing for £50,000 so he can continue his charity’s good work in Africa – because he has no plans to retire any time soon.

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Sunday, July 26, 2015
Maggie Radford celebrated her 100th birthday at Bindon Residential home at the weekend. Ref shs 3672-30-15AW. Picture: Alex Walton

A 100-year-old who brushed shoulders with royalty and film stars says the key to a long life is to ‘just do what you want’.

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Saturday, July 25, 2015
Keith Knight recieves his gold award

One of the longest serving members of the Sidmouth branch of the RNLI, has been awarded its Gold Badge in recognition of his outstanding service.

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Sidmouth Sport

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Honiton riders do well at Yeovilton vent

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Roller Derby action

The South West Angels of Terror (SWAT) Roller Derby Team hosted the latest games within tier three of the British Roller Derby Championships at Wellsprings Leisure Centre, Taunton.

Yesterday, 17:01
The five hour gang at Devon and Somerset Glding Club

The past week saw lots of action at the Devon and Somerset Gliding Club, writes Jill Harmer.

Yesterday, 07:44
Sophie Keech with one of her many trophies win in the past year

East Devon golf ace Sophie Keech has been enjoying further success.

Yesterday, 06:27
Charlotte Beviss in action with her team mates and on their way to gold in Turin, Italy

Colyton Grammar School student, Charlotte Beviss has recently triumphed in the Acrobatic Gymnastic International Acrobatic Gymnastic International Cup held in Turin, Italy, writes Hannah Wright.

Friday, July 24, 2015

Sidmouth Town boss Josh Stunell is very content as his team’s pre-season preparations continue, writes Steve Birley.

Friday, July 24, 2015
Winners of the McMillan event; Colin Macklin, Bob Welsman, Sue Gunston, Macmillan Cancer’s Sidmouth’s Golf Organiser, Bob Webber and Pop Banfield

Macmillan cancer Support Sidmouth held their Golf Charity Day at the club and it proved to be a resounding success, writes Chris Grubb.

Friday, July 24, 2015
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Friday saw the Macmillan Cancer Charity holding a fund raising day at Sidmouth Golf Club, writes John Barnard.

Friday, July 24, 2015
Bowls

Away from the club’s 30th anniversary celebration the Ottery bowlers also cerate a new ‘first’ for the club, writes Michael Smith.

Latest Entertainment News

Yesterday, 13:55

FolkWeek returns to Sidmouth this week with another jam packed programme.

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Sunday, July 26, 2015
Craft materials at A La Ronde

Looking for things for the kids to do this summer holiday? At A la Ronde – the 18th-century, 16-sided house and grounds near Exmouth, owned by the National Trust – there is a family activity on offer every day.

Saturday, July 25, 2015
SuperSonic 70s Show

Get your loon jeans, hot pants, scoop T-shirts and platform shoes at the ready… the SuperSonic ’70s Show is coming to Exmouth on Friday, August 21.

Saturday, July 25, 2015
Honiton Music Company and Sidbury Choir.

Wind band, the Honiton Music Company, joined forces with Our Sidbury Choir for a fundraising evening of summertime music at Sidbury Church earlier this month.

Friday, July 24, 2015
Clown due The Popolinos in Circus Wonderland.

Circus Wonderland is coming to Exmouth soon. Described as Britain’s ‘most magical circus’, it’s at the Imperial Recreation Ground from Wednesday, July 29 until Sunday, August 2.

Friday, July 24, 2015
Kelly Oliver

Award-winning restaurant River Cottage has invited its first solo female music act to entertain diners at its Axminster HQ.

Friday, July 24, 2015
Mike Grant witht the film reel

A chance visit to the tip has seen a movie-lover unearth what could be one of just two surviving copies of an 87-year-old silent film.

Friday, July 24, 2015
Flats and Sharps

Sidmouth Fringe Sessions return from August 1 – 5, with organisers ‘setting the bar very high’.

Friday, July 24, 2015
Ian Rosenblatt

Branscombe Festival returns this weekend with a new line-up of famous faces from the worlds of opera and jazz.

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