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Huge waves pound the seafront at Sidmouth, Devon. Picture: Ian Williams.

Pictures: The Esplanade takes a battering from the elements

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Enormous waves crashed along Sidmouth seafront after very windy conditions and high tides. Picture by Alex Walton. Ref shs 4301-06-14AW. To order your copy of this photograph go to www.sidmouthherald.co.uk and click on Photo Orders

Communities warned to take care on exposed seafronts

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Gale force winds are forecast for the festive week ahead.

Winds of up to 80 miles per hour are expected today, as storm ‘Imogen’ batters East Devon, the MET office has warned.

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Sidford’s main junction is ‘a fatal accident waiting to happen’, according to a campaigner who is calling on authorities to act before it is too late.

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Yesterday, 11:35
Norma Hoare receives The Benemeienti Medal from The Bishop of Plymouth on behalf of the pope. Ref shs 05-16TI 0157. Picture: Terry Ife

A dedicated volunteer will remember the day she received an award from the Pope for the rest of her life.

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Yesterday, 06:30
Steve Vernon, Sidmouths Town Crier for a day makes the first cry in the town for approximately fifty years. Ref shs 8362-47-14TI Picture: Terry Ife

Sidmouth could get a new town crier for the first time in 70 years after an actor volunteered to fill the position – but civic leaders said the opportunity should be open to all.

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Saturday, February 6, 2016
VALENTINE'S Day

A bereaved woman whose only company is her faithful golden retriever has turned Cupid by setting up a dating agency to bring other lonely over-60s together.

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Saturday, February 6, 2016
The Co-operative Bank on the High Street in Sidmouth. Ref shs 3048-04-16SH. Picture: Simon Horn

The closure of the Co-operative Bank’s Sidmouth branch will leave a high-profile vacancy in High Street.

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Saturday, February 6, 2016
Geoff Pook

Councillors have signed-off on a draft plan in the hope of securing ownership of some of Beer’s biggest assets and shaping the village’s future.

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Saturday, February 6, 2016
Donkeys Christian and Honey. Picture: The Donkey Sanctuary.

Charity will build a new specialist veterenary facility - and is seeking volunteers to help.

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Friday, February 5, 2016
EDDC's Knowle HQ. Ref shs 7705-15-12SH Picture: Simon Horn

The inclusion of a 12-acre Sid Valley business park in East Devon’s Local Plan was branded ‘undemocratic’, ‘shambolic’ and ‘deeply flawed’ by residents and representatives at a meeting last week.

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Friday, February 5, 2016
Twins Beckie and Ellie with mum Monica George and Francesca Laugharne at the Ottery neighborhood plan event. Ref sho 05-16TI 9942. Picture: Terry Ife

Successful event paves way for referendum in spring 2017

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Friday, February 5, 2016
Typhoon pilot Jonathan Dowen at the Sid Valley Rotary club's black tie dinner. Ref shs 05-16TI 0144. Picture: Terry Ife

Sid Valley Rotary Club toasted a successful evening of fundraising after its charity dinner raised more than £8,000.

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Friday, February 5, 2016
Sidmouth's beach huts. Ref shs 0839-03-15TI. Picture: Terry Ife

Efforts to have a decision to raise beach hut prices across East Devon reconsidered have been refused.

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Friday, February 5, 2016
Artist's impression of car-free Ottery St Mary Food and Families Festival

More than 90 people sign in favour of car-free market square

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Friday, February 5, 2016

59-year-old pleads not guilty over crash which claimed the lives of women from Exmouth and Newton Poppleford

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Friday, February 5, 2016
Sidmouth families sought to take part in The Three Day Nanny series

Celebrity nanny set to solve fussy food habits, bedtime battles and more parenting problems

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Friday, February 5, 2016
Communities in East Devon took part in a 'bite back' campaign against loan sharks

Communities in Sidmouth, Exmouth, Honiton, Axminster and Ottery St Mary targeted in bid to raise awareness

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Friday, February 5, 2016
Devon County Council's County Hall in Exeter

A charity which campaigns on fostering has cited Devon County Council as an example of good practice for its work with children in care.

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Friday, February 5, 2016
Egg-throwing vandals to be dealt with by restorative justice

Youths to ‘reconcile with community’

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Friday, February 5, 2016
A group protesting against big buisness coporate tax avoidance gathered outside the Sidmouth Conservative Club on Monday morning. Ref shs 3287-05-16SH. Picture: Simon Horn

Protesters gathered in Sidmouth to call for government action over corporate tax avoidance and cuts to public services on Monday.

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Thursday, February 4, 2016
Straitgate quarry plans aerial view

Disappointment from campaigners after councillors voted to keep site in Devon Minerals Plan

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Thursday, February 4, 2016
EDDC's Knowle HQ. Ref shs 7705-15-12SH Picture: Simon Horn

A devolution deal aimed at boosting jobs, wages and productivity in the South West has moved a step closer to reality.

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Thursday, February 4, 2016
The UK Border Force conducted manoeuvres off Beer this week. Ref shb 3130-04-16SH. Picture: Simon Horn

Border Force officers were in action off Beer and Seaton last week in what Home Office officials described as ‘routine operations’.

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Thursday, February 4, 2016
Claire Wright, Helen Harms, Glynn Dobson and Ian Holmes by the new portacabins at The Station. Ref sho 02-16 AW 7414. Picture: Alex Walton

A pioneering new project that will reach out to isolated members of the community has taken a step closer to becoming a reality.

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Wednesday, February 3, 2016

Matters of transparency, transport, scope and second home ownership formed the first public discussions on a community project to shape the future of the Sid Valley.

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Wednesday, February 3, 2016
Sidmouth Pancake races. Ref shs 3178-08-15TI. Picture: Terry Ife

A flipping great time will be had on Tuesday, February 16, when Sid Valley Rotary Club will again stage its annual pancake races.

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Wednesday, February 3, 2016
Cliff Richard features in a quirky art exhibition at Sidmouth Library

Artwork at Sidmouth Library’s tongue-in-cheek take on subject

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Wednesday, February 3, 2016
Claire Veness will be working part time at Gilbert Stephens.

A Sidmouth law firm has welcomed a new partner to its office.

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Wednesday, February 3, 2016
Sidmouth Youth Theatre-West Side Story. Ref shs 05-16SH 3505. Picture: Simon Horn

Production’s four-night run at Manor Pavilion begins tonight (Wednesday)

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