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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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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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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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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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Yesterday, 16:28
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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Yesterday, 12:11
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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Saturday, February 28, 2015
Mow Mow is pictured in the arms of Paul with his wife Chie and their son Li Xian at their Sidford home this week. Ref shs 8310-09-15SH. Picture: Simon Horn

A family had already started mourning their missing cat before people power pulled together to reunite them.

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Saturday, February 28, 2015
40 Acts of kindness.

A pair of churchgoers took it upon themselves to whitewash over ‘cruel’ graffiti on a long-empty Sidmouth shop as part of a drive to do good this Lent.

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Sidmouth Sport

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

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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.

Yesterday, 11:49
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Fluxton were 5-0 winners when they hosted Sandford in a Fresha League Division Five game, writes Olly Paget.

Saturday, February 28, 2015
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Sidmouth Raiders Under-14s were great value for their 4-2 at the only side to sit below them in the Division Two table, Twyford Gladiators.

Saturday, February 28, 2015

The race at the top of division one of the Honiton Netball League got a whole lot closer with Otters defeat at the hands of Uplowman reducing their lead to just three points, with Flamingos three points behind with a superior goal difference, writes Graham Ingram.

Thursday, February 26, 2015
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Sidmouth Raiders Under-12s chalked up a sixth win and consigned Exmouth-based Brixington Blues to a sixth defeat in a fine East Devon derby.

Thursday, February 26, 2015
Sidbury at home to Bow. Ref shsp 3018-08-15TI. Picture: Terry Ife

Sidbury United will be hoping the weather allows them to see action this weekend when they are involved in the Fresha League Premier Division Match of the Day.

Thursday, February 26, 2015
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Sidmouth Warriors Under-11s were victorious by the odd goal in eleven after an amazing Exeter and District Youth League meeting with Central Redstar.

Thursday, February 26, 2015
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The second meeting in three weeks between Sidmouth Town Reserves and University fourths ended with the students victorious in a game that the Vikings second string should have won.

Latest Entertainment News

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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.

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Yesterday, 18:30
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.

Yesterday, 14:30
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.

Thursday, February 26, 2015
The Springfields set to play Exmouth

The Springfields – featuring original member Mike Hurst – are appearing at the Exmouth Pavilion on Friday, April 10, and you can win a pair of tickets.

Wednesday, February 25, 2015
Police Dof Hogan. Picture: Don Bowen

Police Dog Hogan prepare for Honiton gig

Wednesday, February 25, 2015
Seaton Panto Society present their latest production, Aladdin. Ref mha 7800-07-14AW. Picture: Alex Walton

Seaton Panto’s production of Aladdin had just about everything a panto should have.

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