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Sidmouth set for buns bonanza

Dedicated volunteers have been working hard to ensure that an endearing Sidmouth tradition continues to thrive this Easter.

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Harriet with her winning design

Harriet claims prize for food fest poster

A King’s School pupil will have her artistic talent exhibited around Ottery St Mary after she won a competition to design a poster for this summer’s Food and Families Festival.

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Naomi White, who died after a car crash near Feniton

Coroner: Seatbelt could have saved care worker

A care worker from Sidford who was killed in a car crash could have survived had she been wearing a seatbelt, an inquest heard.

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Marjorie Hodnett celebrates her 100th birthday with family and friends at Abbeyfield Court. Photo by Terry Ife. Ref shs 3567-15-14TI To order your copy of this photo go to and click on myphotos24

100 year milestone for Sidmouth’s Marjorie

A DJ-ing 100-year-old has put her longevity down to the ‘right genes’ – as she has four cousins who have already reached the milestone.

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Shortcomings on plan revealed

The admirable Inspector Thickett’s letter on the unsoundness of EDDC’s Local Plan does not include the clear and firm condemnations of EDDC’s worthless planning policies, which he made during his inspection.

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Education News See all

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Sidmouth schools plans approved despite opposition

Opposition from neighbouring residents did not prevent development chiefs approving a much-needed new classroom at Sidmouth Primary School.

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Health News

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‘What a waste!’ - £5.5m spent on unused medicines

REPRESENTATIVES of patients at the Sid Valley’s GP practice have expressed their shock that as much as £5.5million is wasted each year in Devon on unused medicines.

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Business News

The Red Lion Inn, Sidbury. Picture by Alex Walton. Ref shb 4432-40-13AW

Shares on offer for Sidbury pub

Regulars at Sidbury’s last pub are seeking support as they offer villagers a £200,000 stake in the burgeoning business.

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Environment News

A view of the eroded cliffs from one of the gardens in Cliff Road Sidmouth. Photo by Terry Ife ref shs 7660-06-13TI To order your copy of this photograph go to and click on myphotos24

Sidmouth Beach Management Plan delayed

A BLUEPRINT to safeguard to Sidmouth seafront – and to pinpoint a solution to reduce rapid erosion at Pennington Point – has been delayed by three months.

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Local Charity News

The SLOBS (Sidmouth Lifeboat on BikeS) return to Sidmouth after their 2,500 mile tour of Britain to raise funds for a new back-up vessel. Rev'd Handel Bennett of the Sid Vale Association, presented a match-funded award of £7100 to trustee John Fowler with the help of Judi Spiers. Picture by Alex Walton. Ref shs 9909-16-14AW. To order your copy of this photograph go to and click on Photo Orders

‘Essential’ boost for lifeboat crew from Keith Owen Fund

A NEW back-up vessel will be an ‘essential’ part of the valued safety cover Sidmouth Lifeboat affords residents and visitors.

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