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Ottery’s town bus has been saved after strong opposition was voiced over its proposed withdrawal – but funding is still needed to secure its long-term future.

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Marlene Coachman and Helen Gibson-West with their camper vans. Ref shs 3484-08-15TI. Picture: Terry Ife

A one-woman campaign to lift the ban on campervans in Sidmouth’s central car parks spiralled into a town-wide debate this week, writes Eleanor Pipe.

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Yesterday, 16:30
Port Royal in 1956

A project to tackle cliff erosion and protect Sidmouth’s shores needs residents to act as its ‘eyes and ears’ - and share their memories.

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Yesterday, 13:00

An amphetamine user has been jailed for attacking a tourist with an axe in a completely random attack as he filmed flower displays at a seaside resort.

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Yesterday, 11:00
Independants Matt Booth,David Barratt,John Dyson,Dawn Manley,Tony Cox,Cathy Gardner and Marianne Rixson. Ref shs 3689-09-15TI. Picture: Terry Ife

Standing up for the valley, safeguarding the town’s hospital and voting against the development of Knowle are among the elements of a Sidmouth charter drawn up by seven district council hopefuls.

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Yesterday, 08:22
Straitgate quarry plans aerial view

One of the UK’s leading suppliers of construction and infrastructure materials says it is looking to secure jobs in Ottery and East Devon, ahead of consultation meetings about its development of a new quarrying operation at Straitgate Farm.

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Independants Matt Booth,David Barratt,John Dyson,Dawn Manley,Tony Cox,Cathy Gardner and Marianne Rixson. Ref shs 3689-09-15TI. Picture: Terry Ife

Independent candidates are to make an unprecedented challenge for all seven of Sidmouth’s district council seats in a bid to dethrone the ruling Conservative establishment.

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Sunday, March 1, 2015
The Reverend Sam Connolly.

Tributes have been paid to ‘a wonderful mission man’ and Methodist minister, who was so popular that two services were held in his memory.

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Sunday, March 1, 2015
Newton poppleford resident, Danielle Howlett, will be running this year's London Marathon. Ref shs 7475-07-15AW. Picture: Alex Walton

A youth worker from Newton Poppleford will finally have the chance to take part in one of the world’s most iconic races – after five years of trying to secure a place.

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Sidmouth Sport

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Taunton race goers have got three meetings to look forward to this month.

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This coming weekend (March 8), will see the re-arranged East Cornwall Point-to-Point fixture take place at the popular track of Great Trethew, Menheniot, writes Donna Harris.

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Roller derby action

South West Angels of Terror (SWAT) B took to the indoor hall for the first time when they faced Plymouth City Roller Girls B in Barnstaple.

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Gliding

With Friday, forecast to be the best gliding day of the week, Devon and Somerset Gliding Club members used social media to get together on a non-club day - the second so far this year, writes Jill Harmer.

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King’s College, Taunton, has just launched a multi-sport BTEC qualification that will potentially involve a number of the major professional sporting clubs across the south-west of England, providing opportunities in a variety of sports.

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Beer Reserves completed the double over close rivals Seaton Town, winning 2-0 at Colyford Road, writes Richard Honnor.

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Beer Albion failed to breach Hatherleigh Town’s unbeaten league record going down 3-4 in a thrilling tussle at the Furzebrake, writes Richard Honnor.

Yesterday, 08:55
Honiton ladies in Yetton Plate action. Ann Brown, Ann Hillyear and Carol Smith watching the last wood of their 18-16 win.

Honiton ladies have bowled their way into the final of the Yetton Plate national championship, writes Julie Grant.

Yesterday, 08:49
Mark Courtney congratulates James Flory on his glider solo at Devon and Somerset Gliding Club

James Flory from Culmstock, who joined Devon and Somerset Gliding Club in the autumn, has soloed his first glider at North Hill, writes Jill Harmer.

Latest Entertainment News

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Rough Music, the 35-piece Wren folk orchestra, will be playing at The Beehive on Saturday, March 7.

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University of Exeter Chapel Choir

St Paul’s Church, Honiton will be hosting the University of Exeter Chapel Choir for an afternoon concert.

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Rabbit Theatre's

Be very careful out there... Dracula is coming to Lympstone!

Yesterday, 18:30
Students from Exmouth School of Performing Arts in rehearsal for Essence of Ireland.

Essence of Ireland – a lavish musical and dance extravaganza, set against the backdrop of Ireland, England, America and Spain from the 19th-century to the early 1960s – is coming to Exmouth Pavilion on Thursday, March 5.

Sunday, March 1, 2015
Exmouth Players' Bold Girls in rehearsal. Photo: Linda Bowen.

After the success of the Exmouth Players’ production of The Wind in the Willows, its next offering at the Blackmore Theatre – from March 16 to March 21 – could not be more different, writes Andy Jury.

Sunday, March 1, 2015
Pam Terry as Mary and Dave King as Allen in Salterton Players' Prescription for Murder.

The Salterton Players’ latest production – Prescription for Murder – opens this Monday (March 2), at 7.30pm, at the Salterton Playhouse, writes Mary Logan.

Saturday, February 28, 2015
Tom Bailey.

A huge 1980s pop and rock festival is taking place at Powderham Castle on Saturday, July 4, writes Paul Strange.

Friday, February 27, 2015
Laurie Ward of The Barefoot Bandit

From reggae and ska to folk-pop and rock, there’s plenty of choice for live music fans around Exmouth this week.

Friday, February 27, 2015
The Trittico Trio

The composers Bozza, Goossens, Harrison, Dring and Hawkins. Do they mean anything to you? Probably not, and they were also new to most of the audience at Seaton Music’s concert last Thursday.

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