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Patient Participation Group chairman Di Fuller with members of the Sid Vale Association

Building work is almost complete and the Sid Valley’s new £2.1million surgery is set to open in early June – but a new funding bid is under way to improve the look of its car park.

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The former SES stationery shop of Sidmouth. Ref shs 7143-42-14AW. Picture: Alex Walton

The new owner of Sidmouth’s SES building has revealed how his ambitious plans to renovate the ‘eyesore’ have been tied in red tape for six months – with no end in sight.

Yesterday, 12:30
WESC intern Harry Roberts and manager Sharon Green

Working at charity shop and social enterprise gives visually impaired young people hands-on work experience – and has one intern aspiring to manage a store of his own.

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Yesterday, 11:00
Jo Earlam from Tipton St john, who is running the New York marathon next month to raise money for 10 charities, seen here after completing her first marathon in London in 2005

The finish line is in sight for a long-distance runner who is set to clock up her 50th marathon just after a milestone birthday.

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Yesterday, 06:37
Cllr Paul Diviani and Richard Cohen at the Knowle. Picture by Alex Walton. Ref shs 8232-30-13AW

Controversial plans that will see the East Devon District Council (EDDC) sell its Knowle HQ to a developer and relocate from Sidmouth have been given the final go-ahead.

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Sunday, March 29, 2015
Tommy Duffy

The community is pulling together to ensure the tragic circumstances surrounding the death of a homeless man are not repeated.

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Sunday, March 29, 2015
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As a boy, he wore his grandfather’s medals with pride. Today, Colin Kingman tells the story of a man who overcame adversity to become a Victoria Cross holder.

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Saturday, March 28, 2015
Aidan Corfield on the rugby themed obstacle course at the world cup warm up event at Sidmouth rugby club. Ref shs 4241-13-15TI. Picture: Terry Ife

Sidmouth Rugby Club put on a ‘spectacle of all levels’ with a family fun day.

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Saturday, March 28, 2015
Free at last: One of the beavers swims away after being released in to the River Otter this week. Picture: Devon Wildlife Trust

A nine-month battle to allow England’s only wild beaver family to remain on the River Otter came to a close this week, after the animals were safely returned home.

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Friday, March 27, 2015
Tanya Trevena serves tea with Chloe Beard,Christina Clapp,Hazel Clapp,Sarah Turner and Ivor Turner at the guides vintage tea party. Ref shs 4487-13-15TI. Picture: Terry Ife

A girl guides leader is finding her sea legs as she prepares to embark on a five-day sailing voyage in the Rolex Fastnet Race later this year.

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Friday, March 27, 2015
The official launch for Claire Wright's campaign to become elected as an East Devon Independent MP took place in the Unitarian Chapel in Sidmouth this week. Photo by Simon Horn. Ref shs 4039-23-14SH To order your copy of this photograph go to www.sidmouthherald.co.uk and click on Photo Orders

East Devon’s independent parliamentary candidate has pledged to support the region’s ‘lifeblood’ traders and businesses if she is elected in May.

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Friday, March 27, 2015
Sidford Valley. Photo by Terry Ife ref shs 2244-39-12TI

Divisive plans for a 12-acre business park between Sidford and Sidbury look set to be scrapped after an eleventh-hour bid from Sid Valley representatives.

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Thursday, March 26, 2015
Siblings Joseph and Hope Baker aged two and eight pictured at home this week after their seagull ordeals. Ref shs 0789-12-15SH. Picture: Simon Horn

Dad calls for fines after children’s ‘flying rodent’ terror

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Thursday, March 26, 2015
Lily Thomas is raising money for the Menigitis Research Foundation.

A former Newton Poppleford primary pupil will be climbing to the peak of the world’s largest freestanding mountain to raise money for meningitis sufferers.

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Thursday, March 26, 2015
Set in delightful grounds, the headquarters of EDDC at Knowle. Photo by Simon Horn. Ref shs 7658-15-12SH. To order your copy of this photograph go to www.sidmouthherald.co.uk

Controversial plans to sell Knowle to a developer and relocate the district council from Sidmouth have been given the final go-ahead.

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Wednesday, March 25, 2015
The Coleridge Medical Centre

Fearful residents have questioned how Ottery’s medical services will cope with potential hospital bed closures and the growing population due to swell by hundreds of people.

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Wednesday, March 25, 2015
The spectacular Sid Vale float-Legend of the Crystal Skull at the Sidmouth carnival on Saturday evening. Photo by Simon Horn. Ref shs 0303-40-13SH To order your copy of this photograph go to www.sidmouthherald.co.uk and click on Photo Orders.

Members of the most successful carnival club in East Devon’s history will be back on the road with a float this year, after they secured a new home.

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The police Land Rover was out on Sunday morning as part of the crackdown

Police are cracking down on the illegal trail bike riders who destroy the tranquillity of Sid Valley beauty spots and give legitimate riders a bad name.

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Tuesday, March 24, 2015
Devon and Cornwall Police

Police are appealing for information after jewellery was taken from a property in Newton Poppleford.

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Tuesday, March 24, 2015
Helen Poyntz gave up alcohol for a month.

A WESTON student was inspired by her grandfather to give up alcohol for a month to raise money for charity.

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Tuesday, March 24, 2015
Surfers Against Sewage held a litter pick last year. Area representative, Ross Curwen with helpers Jemma Starmore and Mike Newton with some of the waste collected from the beach. Ref shs 7352-43-14AW. Picture: Alex Walton

A quartet of green organisations is calling on 5,000 beach-lovers to clean shores in Sidmouth and around the South West.

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Monday, March 23, 2015
Hugo Swire

East Devon’s Conservative MP, Hugo Swire, has welcomed ‘common sense’ measures to make sure drivers are treated more fairly when parking in the region.

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Monday, March 23, 2015
The spectacular Red Arrows pictured performing at Lyme Regis. Ref shs 8596-31-12AW. Picture: Alex Walton

The Red Arrows are coming back to Sidmouth!

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Monday, March 23, 2015
An image taken by the fixed wing drone on Thursday.

A project to create a beach management plan for Sidmouth has taken to the skies as new aerial photographs could be the final ‘piece of the puzzle’.

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Monday, March 23, 2015
Claire Wright launched her manifesto this week. Ref exe 6325-05-15SH. Photo Simon Horn

Independent parliamentary hopeful, Claire Wright, revealed this week the policies she hopes will see her voted in as East Devon’s MP in May.

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Monday, March 23, 2015
Stuart Mole

The fight to become East Devon’s next MP is now a four-horse race, after Exmouth academic and retired diplomat Stuart Mole

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Monday, March 23, 2015
Steve Race

Charity campaigner and former Red Cross worker Steve Race has been picked by Labour to contest the East Devon seat in May’s General Election.

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Monday, March 23, 2015
Steve Race

Labour’s parliamentary hopeful for East Devon, Steve Race, has backed banning MPs from holding ‘second jobs’.

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Monday, March 23, 2015
UKIP’s parliamentary candidate for East Devon, Andrew Chapman

Andrew Chapman, UKIP’s parliamentary-hopeful, believes he has a real chance to unseat East Devon Tory MP Hugo Swire in May’s General Election.

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