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Yesterday, 16:24

Sid Valley residents are being warned to be on their guard against fraudsters claiming to offer a discount or rebate on council tax.

Yesterday, 14:42
The Red Arrows at Sidmouth. Ref shs 5777-35-15TI. Picture: Terry Ife

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Yesterday, 12:36

Police are appealing for information after a ‘suspicious man’ approached a young woman waiting for a bus by the mini-roundabout in Newton Poppleford to ask for directions.

Yesterday, 11:04
Ian Hartnell of the P4 Drivers Guild Devon hands over a cheque to John Fowler and Phil Shepperd of the Sidmouth lifeboat. Ref shs 2544-34-15TI. Picture: Terry Ife

A show of classic British cars netted £1,000 for Sidmouth Lifeboat - and the petrolheads were eager to learn about its new tractor.

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Yesterday, 07:34
Straightgate Farm, Ottery St Mary. Ref sho 7761-07-14AW. Picture: Alex Walton

The public will have chance to express their views on sites earmarked for extraction of minerals across Devon as part of a 12-week consultation.

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Thu, 15:34
County Hall in Exeter.

District leaders could form part of a ‘unified front’ alongside other South West authorities in a move that would see the region gain more independence from Westminster.

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Thu, 11:58

Doctors in East Devon are urging people to put a few extra things on their shopping lists ahead of the weekend.

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Thu, 10:07
Sidmouth Fire Station in Woolbrook Road

The fire service is issuing urgent advice to boat owners along the Jurassic Coast about the proper disposal of out-of-date flares.

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Wed, 12:16
Blogger and designer Miles Wharton was named one of the best dressed men in Australia.

A fashionista from Sidmouth is giving David Beckham and Colin Firth a run for their money in the style stakes.

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Wed, 10:48

After Great Britain’s record medal haul at the recent FINA World Championships in Kazan, Russia, where 14 medals (seven of them gold) were won by the GB squad across swimming and diving, this is your chance to take the plunge.

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Wed, 06:46

Complaints of ‘horrific’ sewage smells plaguing Sidford householders have prompted the water authority to launch an investigation.

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Tue, 16:07
Car in house.

A drink-driver apologised for turning a pensioner’s life ‘upside down’ after crashing his car into her Sidmouth home at 4am.

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Tue, 10:55
Camper vans parked up in Bickwell Valley. Ref shs 1875-32-15TI. Picture: Terry Ife

County Hall chiefs are ‘putting the wheels in motion’ to see if a bylaw could be used to end a street’s use like a festival campsite.

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Mon, 17:31
Beautiful days

Photos by Eleanor Pipe, Stephen Sumner and Becca Gliddon

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Mon, 16:19
Theories behind the apparent apparition include her being the ghost of a music-loving countess from the 18th century - or just someone standing behind a glass door who was given a paranormal projection through a trick of the light.

A suspected spook - who appears to have photo-bombed a snap of a Sidmouth concert - is remaining tight-lipped about her identity, according to a clairvoyant medium.

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Mon, 12:08
Exeter Magistrates' Court

A teenager from Sidford, who crashed his car into a lamppost while over the drink-drive limit, has been banned from getting behind the wheel for a year.

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Mon, 09:39
Sidmouth Victoria Hospital Ref shs 3264-50-14AW. Picture: Alex Walton.

Sidmouth’s under-threat minor injuries unit (MIU) looks to have been given a seven-month reprieve.

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Mon, 06:25

Business owners were left feeling ‘violated and saddened’ at a spate of burglaries that stung Sidmouth and Salcombe Regis on Monday night (August 17).

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Sunday, August 23, 2015
A troupe of mummers in Sidmouth led by Arthur Baker of Sidbury. The picture is beleived to have been taken sometime between 1905 and 1908.

A Sidmouth folk theatre troupe, which recently discovered this century-old photograph, is appealing for assistance from Herald readers to identify former members.

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Sunday, August 23, 2015
19-64 winner - Pete Bond

Amateur photographers of all ages set high standards in a competition inspired by architecture in the Sid Valley.

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Saturday, August 22, 2015
Phil Watson's picture of the Milky Way over Sidmouth. You can see more of his pictures at www.philwatsonphotography.uk or find him tweeting @philwatsonphoto

The universe delivered for a photographer who needed a birthday present for his dad - presenting this stunningly clear shot of the Milky Way over Sidmouth.

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Saturday, August 22, 2015
Sidmouth Walking Festival organisers, Ted Swan and Norma Self, plan the route for the last walk of the festival. Ref shs 6139-40-14AW. Picture: Alex Walton

A rambling jamboree returns to Sidmouth’s streets and coastal paths next month - with routes for all abilities.

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Friday, August 21, 2015
The Red Arrows performing their spectacular display over Sidmouth ten years ago. Ref shs 9920-36-04. Picture: Simon Horn.

The Red Arrows display over Sidmouth will go ahead as planned today (Friday).

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Friday, August 21, 2015
The Red Arrows performing their spectacular display over Sidmouth ten years ago. Ref shs 9920-36-04. Picture: Simon Horn.

A decision about tonight’s Red Arrow display is due around 5pm tonight.

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Friday, August 21, 2015
Jailed: Sean Day.

An intruder has been jailed for breaking into an isolated cottage and subjecting a family to a knifepoint ordeal.

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Friday, August 21, 2015
Sidmouth Police Station in Woolcombe Lane

More businesses were targeted by burglars last night (Thursday) after a spate of break-ins across the Sid Valley.

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Friday, August 21, 2015
Red 5 Flight Lieutenant Tom Bould

Joining the Red Arrows was always the dream of one of its newest members, who will be proudly soaring over Sidmouth this evening (Friday).

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Friday, August 21, 2015
The Red Arrows performing their spectacular display over Sidmouth ten years ago. Ref shs 9920-36-04. Picture: Simon Horn.

No decision yet has been made to tonight’s (Friday) Red Arrow display.

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Friday, August 21, 2015
Beautiful Days 2014

Revellers heading to Beautiful Days this weekend can expect to enjoy music from some top acts – but it’s probably worth packing wellies and rain coats.

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Thursday, August 20, 2015
GCSE students celebrating success at Sidmouth College.. Ref shs 7771-34-15SH. Picture: Simon Horn

Celebrations continued at Sidmouth College as staff and students celebrate a ‘fabulous set of GCSE results’.

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