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Residents who have been blighted by nuisance boy racers hope they are close to a permanent solution after they received the backing of Sidmouth’s police sergeant.

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Sidmouth In Bloom's Toad of Toad Hall was pulled out of its boat and damaged by vandals.

A town centre park is to close during the evenings in a bid to reduce vandalism.

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Yesterday, 16:43
Sidmouth team set for Crufts

An unwanted puppy proved pedigree isn’t everything as his ‘superstar’ quality earned him a place competing in a prestigious international show.

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Yesterday, 12:32
Sidmouth's beach huts. Ref shs 0839-03-15TI. Picture: Terry Ife

Controversial plans to auction Sidmouth’s beach huts to the highest bidder - and build 10 more in a contentious spot - have been scrapped.

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Yesterday, 11:52

A spate of thefts and break-ins has added to a slight rise in crime for Ottery in September.

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Sunday, October 11, 2015
Kingsley Squire with some of the supporters at his big fundraiser. Ref shs 4450-41-15TI. Picture: Terry Ife

Do you tolerate all that chemo can throw at you for an extended life-span, or a shorter prognosis off it with more good days than bad?

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Saturday, October 10, 2015
Maisy Faulkner and Mary Rich taking part in a spin session to raise funds for an International trip to Borneo. Ref shs 4397-41-15TI. Picture: Terry Ife

Charitable shoppers have helped a pair of teenagers kick-start their fundraising campaign to go on a month-long working adventure to Borneo.

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Saturday, October 10, 2015
A service to dedicate the new Sidbury and Sidford Royal British Legion standard was held at St Giles church in Sidbury on Sunday afternoon. Ref shs 6500-39-14SH Picture: Simon Horn

Poppy Appeal volunteers are hoping for another successful season of collecting - after raising a record £13,000 last year.

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Friday, October 9, 2015
Fire in derelict Ottery building

An arson attack that destroyed a derelict building in Ottery has prompted its owner to install tougher security measures.

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Sidmouth Sport


This year there were near-perfect playing conditions for the Association Croquet Novices Competition at Budleigh Salterton Croquet Club, writes Elaine Marsh.

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Beer Albion were well beaten 7-1 by St Martins in their Throgmorton Devon Premier Cup tie at the Furzebrake on Saturday, writes Richard Honnor.

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The winter league season has begun, welcome all new players playing in the East Devon Short Mat Bowls League for the first time, hope you enjoy the bowl, writes Caroline Pavey.


Torrential rain caused the cancellation of the four first division matches at Honiton so there were only two second division games played indoors at Colyton, writes Graham Ingram.

Guy Adams in the cockpit of a glider at Devon and Somerset Gliding Club

It was a fairly quiet week at Devon and Somerset Gliding Club with ‘anti-cyclonic gloom’ weather, writes Jill Harmer.

Professional golfers Marc Warren,Joost Luiten and David Howell with event host Malcolm Baker. Ref exe 4743-42-15TI. Picture: Terry Ife

The Peter Trego Golf Day held at Woodbury Park, organised and sponsored by Malcolm Baker and his MJ Baker Foodservice Ltd company, was a terrific success.

Yesterday, 21:45
2015 World Endurance Championship.

Round 2. 

Spa Francorchamps, Belgium. 

30th April - 2nd May 2015. 

Photo: Drew Gibson.

Harry Tincknell goes in search of his first sportscar championship title in Portugal on Sunday (October 18).

Yesterday, 12:49
Sidmouth Town with representatives from Tesco.

Sidmouth Town’s footballers are once again getting superb match day support from Tesco.

Yesterday, 12:10
Somerset Rebels versus Edinburgh Monarchs. The Somerset duo of Brady Kurtz and Rasmus Jensen battle it out with Edinburgh's Robert Branford and Erik Riss. Picture: COLIN BURNETT

The ‘Cases’ Somerset Rebels hopes of an unprecedented fourth successive Premier League Championship Grand Final came to an end on Sunday afternoon when they were defeated by the Glasgow Tigers 91-89 on aggregate, the Rebels taking the tie into a last heat decider at the Peugeot Ashfield Stadium before they finally lost out to the Tigers, writes Ian Belcher.

Latest Entertainment News


Exmouth’s live music scene is getting a boost soon. The top floor of the Q-Club is being turned into Qube - a live music lounge.

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Yesterday, 18:32
Nibs van der Spuy is at Exmouth Folk Club on Sunday, October 18.

Nibs van der Spuy – described as ‘one of the most extraordinary and exciting world acoustic guitarists and exports to come out of South Africa’ – is performing an intimate solo show at Exmouth Folk Club on Sunday, October 18.

Sunday, October 11, 2015
Ruby Wax.

Ruby Wax is coming to the Exmouth Pavilion on November 13.

Saturday, October 10, 2015
Exmouth Players' in Curtain Up On Murder. Photo: Ian Whilden.

Preparations are well in hand for the Exmouth Players’ forthcoming production Curtain Up On Murder by Bettine Mantkelow. There’s very much a family feeing around the theatre as the group moves closer to the opening night this coming Monday (October 12).

Friday, October 9, 2015
Members of Exmouth Art Group who held their annual art exhibition at Ocean. Ref exe 1045-41-15AW. Picture: Alex Walton

Exmouth Art Group’s 69th annual exhibition – which runs at Ocean until Sunday, October 18 – is proving a big success, with some strong work, good footfall and encouraging sales.

Thursday, October 8, 2015
Sidmouth carnival. Ref shs 4171-40-15TI. Picture: Terry Ife

Final preparations are under way for this year’s Exmouth Carnival, to be held this Saturday, October 10.

Thursday, October 8, 2015
Rhubarb Crumble Cake

Country Markets – a network of country markets across the UK – is celebrating its 75th anniversary this year.

Wednesday, October 7, 2015
The puppets are ready for showtime.

The puppet masters of Exeter Little Theatre Company dazzled on their opening night as they started their five-night run of Avenue Q at Exeter’s Barnfield Theatre, writes Clarissa Place.

Wednesday, October 7, 2015
Pok the Bard

On Wednesday, October 14, at 8pm and every other month on the second Wednesday, folk host and singer Sue King leads The Beehive Folk Café.

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