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Folkweek 2013. Picture by Alex Walton. Ref shs 0252-32-13AW. To order your copy of this photograph go to www.sidmouthherald.co.uk and click on Photo Orders

Pledge that the ‘unique atmosphere’ of town’s long-standing tradition will be recaptured

10:33
Deer in field.

People across East Devon have been warned not to touch young deer that appear abandoned in the countryside.

Sidmouth Citizen of the Year Dave O'Connor with his daughter Pauline Denning. Ref shs 17-16SH 2510. Picture: Simon Horn.

A ‘true son of Sidmouth’ and chairman of the town’s branch of the Royal British Legion (RBL) has been named Citizen of the Year.

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The report was written by the CQC.

The manager of Ridgeway Residential Home in Sidmouth has assured families that residents’ welfare is of ‘utmost priority’ after the Care Quality Commission (CQC) identified certain areas that ‘require improvement’.

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Yesterday, 19:28
Cheque recipients gather before the annual Sidmouth town council meeting and grant presentation. Ref shs 17-16AW 4574. Picture: Alex Walton

Trustees at the Sid Valley Memory Café say the area’s first Admiral Nurse is edging closer to becoming a reality thanks to the support of the local community.

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Yesterday, 16:24
Sidmouth carnival. Ref shs 4171-40-15TI. Picture: Terry Ife

Sidmouth Carnival could end if volunteers do not come forward before the annual general meeting of its organisers next week.

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Yesterday, 06:35
Brewery Owner Paul Dimond collecting his trophy from  sponsors Charles Faram Hop Merchants.

Bitter beer produced at Branscombe Vale Brewery has been crowned the best in the South West.

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Sunday, May 1, 2016
Ann Evans, 76, is taking on a four mile run to raise money for PFP

Former nun Ann Evans, 76, hopes to raise £500 by completing a four mile course between Beer and Branscombe.

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Sunday, May 1, 2016
Ron Bennett has primed a piece of sheet steel and is giving it a rub down.  It will be used for part of the cladding of 257 Squadron.

An ambitious £300,000 project to restore a steam locomotive named Sidmouth is now under way - thanks to help from generous donors within the community.

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Sunday, May 1, 2016
Bill Valentine will be taking part in a Aquathon in Dawlish on April 3 which involves a 300m swim followed by a 2.5k run. Bill is keen for others to become more active and take up a sport such as swimming. Ref shs 13-16SH 9353. Picture: Simon Horn

A Sidmouth runner will remember his best friend during his latest race on Sunday.

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Sunday, May 1, 2016
Kirstie is bringing aerial hoop classes to Sidmouth

The Honiton resident has fought against the odds to pursue her love of instructing.

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Saturday, April 30, 2016
Eleven year old Ben Fisher will be taking part in a sixteen mile trek across Exmoor for Sense. Ben has so far raised over £700 for the charity with supports people who are deafblind but hopes he can increase that amount. Ref shs 17-16SH 1681.

Ben, 11, is keen to put his orienteering skills to good use

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Saturday, April 30, 2016
Sidmouth Sailing Club is joing the RYA's Push the Boat Out initiative to help residents take to the water. Photo credit: John Jones

Sidmouth Sailing Club is pushing the boat out to celebrate its 80th birthday by encouraging more people to take up the sport.

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Saturday, April 30, 2016
South West Highways apprentices: Cameron Surtees, Ryan Wakely, Sam Gilpin, Dale Brooks, Jack Bingham, Will Nethacott with assessor Sean Mcmahon, CITB apprenticeship officer Angus Hamilton and Lucy Lowe

A team of apprentices resurfaced Lucy’s drive free of charge

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Friday, April 29, 2016
Picture Eve Mathews.

A ‘preferred option’ scheme to tackle cliff erosion and protect Sidmouth’s coastline from flooding is set to be decided in the summer.

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East Devon News

Gallery:Star Wars Day

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The Bennett family pose with s group of Stormtroopers at the Star Wars day at the World of Country Life on Monday. Ref exe 18-16SH 2980. Picture: Simon Horn.

Pictures at World of Country Life

10:33
Deer in field.

People across East Devon have been warned not to touch young deer that appear abandoned in the countryside.

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Alan Rowe MBE and Tony Coop with their collection of used stamps.

The stamps have raised around £260,000 for Hospiscare since 1992.

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Fire crews called to scene shortly before 1am this morning (Tuesday).

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Yesterday, 19:28
Cheque recipients gather before the annual Sidmouth town council meeting and grant presentation. Ref shs 17-16AW 4574. Picture: Alex Walton

Trustees at the Sid Valley Memory Café say the area’s first Admiral Nurse is edging closer to becoming a reality thanks to the support of the local community.

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Yesterday, 10:00
Woodbury Salterton primary school children have been involved in the RHS Rocket Science project this week. Pictured are year children from years two and six with the trays of seeds they planted. Ref exe 16-16SH 1540. Picture: Simon Horn

Primary school pupils are preparing to embark on a project of pure discovery.

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Saturday, April 30, 2016
Celebrations as the Exmouth Cockles win the Devon Cup Final beating visitors Brixham 31 points to 25. Ref exsp 18-16SH 2231. Picture: Simon Horn.

Exmouth 31 Brixham 25

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Friday, April 29, 2016
Main road through Sidbury to re-open for bank holiday weekend

Work to resume on Tuesday (May 3)

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Friday, April 29, 2016
Exeter Crown Court.

A Honiton man has been ordered to do unpaid community work after he broke an ASBO by getting drunk and insulting a barmaid.

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Friday, April 29, 2016
Exmouth Business Awards evening. MP Hugo Swire has a go at the tables with chair of Chamber Of Commerce Ian MacQueen. Picture by Alex Walton. Ref exe 0288-18-13AW. To order your copy of this photograph, go to www.exmouthjournal.co.uk and click on myphotos24

After hours of deliberation by the judges, the shortlist for the Exmouth Business Awards 2016 has now been announced.

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Thursday, April 28, 2016
St John's school's new director of music Clive Salmon is pictured with year four students this week. Ref shs 15-16SH 0405. Picture: Simon Horn

A keyboardist who performed on a charity recording of a David Bowie classic has taken the top music job at St John’s School.

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Thursday, April 28, 2016

Police are warning residents about rogue traders after a Woodbury Salterton pensioner was conned out of £2,000.

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Thursday, April 28, 2016

Voters will be going to the polls next week to choose the next Police and Crime Commissioner for Devon and Cornwall.

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Thursday, April 28, 2016
Volunteers are wanted at the Honiton 55+ centre. Ref mhh 17-16AW 4518. Picture: Alex Walton

The manager of Honiton’s 55+ Centre has launched a desperate appeal for volunteers.

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Thursday, April 28, 2016
Pictured at the new Dalwood affordable homes development sare (l to r) Neil Parish, MP; Phyllida Culpin (CLT) Helen Cope, Brandon Lewis; Kathy Laing, CLT chairman, Shelaagh Fearnley, CLT secretary and  Louise Lote, development officer.

Secretary of State for housing and planning is shown around village’s new affordable homes development

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