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A beaver population downstream from Ottery can be re-released into the wild, following a decision from Natural England today.

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12:28
Sidmouth Youth Centre is set to be re-opened as a Christmas gift to the town's youngsters. Ref shs 2335-49-14. Picture: Simon Horn.

Saving the youth centre is coming at a price for Sidmouth householders, who will see their town council contributions go up seven per cent this year.

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12:09
One of the River Otter beavers. Picture: BBC

The future of a family of beavers living on the River Otter is likely to be determined today (Wednesday).

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East Devon District Councillor Derek Button, who died last month after a lengthy fight with cancer.

Tributes have been paid to one of East Devon District Council’s most respected councillors.

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Yesterday, 16:37
Sidmouth Folkweek 2014. Ref shs 9227-32-13AW. Picture: Alex Walton

Civic leaders have pledged to support Sidmouth FolkWeek with at least £150,000 of public money over the next five years.

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Yesterday, 10:13
Leaders of the West Hill Parish Campaign Group (L to R) - Ian Heard, Cllr Jessica Bailey, Dr Margaret Hall, Cllr Jo Talbot

Plans to split the Ottery parish in two and form a separate West Hill council are moving forward, with campaigners now looking for support from residents.

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Mon, 17:09
Daffodils out on Peak Hill. Ref shs 2452-10-14TI. Picture: Terry Ife

Britain’s oldest civic society is launching a project to catalogue what makes the Sid Valley special - and residents are being asked for their input.

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Mon, 16:55
Redrow plans for Ottery St Mary allotment site

Ottery St Mary’s allotments will be transformed into 31 new homes after district council planning bosses gave the scheme the go-ahead.

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Mon, 16:36
Wildflowers landscape

Sid Valley residents are invited to get stuck in at Sidford Wildlife Project’s garden party with a difference.

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Sidmouth Sport

Mon, 23:45

Budleigh Salterton Croquet Club member Harry Dodge is one of two people selected to represent England in the 2015 Under-21 Golf Croquet World Championship in Christchurch, New Zealand, writes Elaine Marsh.

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Mon, 23:44
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All roads lead to Haldon Hill on February 8, when Exeter Racecourse stages its prestigious Super Sunday race fixture, writes Lucy Johnson.

Mon, 16:17
Exmouth Belles at the Blackdown Beast event

Fifteen Exmouth Running Belles took part in the Blackdown Beast, writes Clare Medlock.

Mon, 16:17
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East Budleigh Chess Club won their derby meeting with Sidmouth Rovers when the pair met in the Champion Section of the Exeter and District Chess League, writes Brian Gosling.

Sunday, January 25, 2015
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Otters maintained their 100 per cent record in the Honiton Netball League when they came up against Hi Q, writes Graham Ingram.

Sunday, January 25, 2015
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West Hill Wasps Under-15s produced a stunning second half show to defeat Brixington Blues 7-1 when the side’s met in the Exeter and District Youth League.

Friday, January 23, 2015
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Beer Reserves continued their good run with a comfortable 3-1 victory over Langdon second team at the Furzebrake, writes Richard Honnor.

Friday, January 23, 2015

Sidmouth Under-8s rugby team were in top form when they took part in the three-club meeting with sides from Withycombe and Exmouth, writes Steve Birley.

Friday, January 23, 2015

Sidmouth Under-15s were worthy 31-0 winners when they travelled to Honiton for a Plate Trophy fixture, writes Chris Woodruff.

Latest Entertainment News

Mon, 18:30

On a bleak November day in London in 1993, singer Paul Young was pondering how to break the album/promotion/tour routine that to be honest, was becoming a little predictable after 10 years of being a solo performer. And anyway, he missed the camaraderie of just being a band member. So he called around some of his friends and members of his previous line-ups through the years to find out who would be interested in forming a loose, relaxed Tex-Mex group for some impromptu gigs.

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Sunday, January 25, 2015
Author Graham Hurley

Acclaimed crime writer Graham Hurley is giving a talk in Lympstone this week.

Saturday, January 24, 2015
Think Floyd

The UK’s number one Pink Floyd tribute show is coming to the Exmouth Pavilion on Friday, February 6, for one night only.

Friday, January 23, 2015
Elles Bailey

There’s a diverse range of entertainment coming up in Exmouth’s pubs this week.

Friday, January 23, 2015
EMG Symphony Orchestra's recent donation to Exeter Leukaemia Fund following our successful November concert.

The EMG Symphony Orchestra has donated £500 to the Exeter Leukaemia Fund.

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