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Lisa and Andy Downham have taken over The Rising Sun in Sidford

Familiar faces take over premises in the heart of the village

Yesterday, 16:30
Kennaway House. Ref shs 16-16AW 2975. Picture: Alex Walton

The first-ever Sidmouth Food Festival will take place in the town next month, it has been revealed.

Yesterday, 12:24
PCSO Maria Clapp tests out a speed gun in Ottery St Mary. Picture by Alex Walton. Ref sho 2617-21-14AW

Community speed watch and traffic monitoring planned

Yesterday, 11:03

A blazing bicycle was reported to firefighters in Sidmouth on Saturday (July 23).

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Yesterday, 06:24
Bradley Wiggins leads the field away at the start of last year's Devon stage of the Tour of Britain in Sidmouth.. Picture by Alex Walton.

WorldTour teams will be racing through as town plays host to world famous race for first time

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Sunday, July 24, 2016
Sidmouth Regatta raft race on Saturday evening. The team from All Saints church catch a wave and surf into the beach.

The organisers of Sidmouth Regatta’s raft race are calling on families and community groups to make some memories on the water this summer.

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Sunday, July 24, 2016
Local school children were presented with their prizes and awards by Lady Cave this week in the school's garden competition organised by Sidmouth Rotary. Ref shs 28-16SH 2084. Picture: Simon Horn.

Young gardeners from across East Devon have been praised for their green fingers as part of a competition organised by the Rotary Club of Sidmouth.

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Saturday, July 23, 2016
Sidmouth slimmer Glenn Channing was nominated by his local Slimming World group to be crowned on its men of the year list.

A pair of Sidmouth men are recognised by their Slimming World group in its men of the year list.

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Saturday, July 23, 2016
a flashback to FolkWeek in 1972. Ref shs Folk week 1972-23. Picture: Archant archives

A lookback at FolkWeek from early ‘70s

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Saturday, July 23, 2016
Dads on Wheels cyclists Andrew Judge, Mike Harms, Brian Taylor and Matthew Meek with their children and Hays Travel staff

Four dads trying to get fit are taking to the saddle in Sidmouth to boost a pair of good causes with an all-day bike ride.

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Friday, July 22, 2016
Proposed new West Hill parish council boundary

Campaigners welcome split but express disappointment over boundary

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Friday, July 22, 2016
Ian Rangeley, chairman of Seaton and Beer RNLI, with volunteers at the Beer lifeboat week. Ref shb 27-16TI 3453. Picture: Terry Ife

Crowds flocked to Beer’s annual Lifeboat Week to raise £1,270 for the RNLI.

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Friday, July 22, 2016
Sidmouth Lifeboat crew warn people of the dangers of climbing on the rock breakwaters this week. Ref shs 29-16SH 7567. Picture: Simon Horn.

Swimmers are being urged to check conditions before they enter the water after a number of people were rescued from Sidmouth’s breakwaters this week.

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Friday, July 22, 2016
Option Four

The public has spoken and more breakwaters are the preferred choice to shore up Sidmouth seafront – but less than one per cent of the town’s population turned out to vote.

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Friday, July 22, 2016
Jo Earlam, Pauline Beare and Peg Wiseman are behind the inaugral Women Can marathon

Race through Otter and Sid Valleys to raise awareness and inspire

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East Devon News

Yesterday, 09:35
The annual Race for Life challenge at Westpoint

The organisers of a Race for Life event held in Exeter at the weekend have hailed the annual challenge a success.

Yesterday, 07:00
Hospiscare Jolly Jaunt promotion in partnership with the Deer Park Hotel. Ref mhh 25-16AW 1083. Picture: Alex Walton

Walkers who are keen to take part in Hospiscare’s autumn fundraiser still have time to take advantage of the early-bird entry fees.

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Sunday, July 24, 2016
Children in years five and six at St Andrew's primary school in Chardstock have written a letter to County Hall caling for school warning signs to be installed near their school. Ref mha 29-16SH 2364. Picture: Simon Horn.

Children at St Andrew’s Primary School in Chardstock say they do not feel safe walking to school due to a lack of road safety signs near the site.

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Saturday, July 23, 2016
a flashback to FolkWeek in 1972. Ref shs Folk week 1972-23. Picture: Archant archives

A lookback at FolkWeek from early ‘70s

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Saturday, July 23, 2016
Staff and residents at Barley Close.
Photo by Tony Charnock, 07770 484888

Staff at a care home near Axminster have been praised for developing ‘kind and compassionate relationships’ with residents in an ‘outstanding’ report from the health regulator.

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Friday, July 22, 2016
Jo Earlam, Pauline Beare and Peg Wiseman are behind the inaugral Women Can marathon

Race through Otter and Sid Valleys to raise awareness and inspire

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Thursday, July 21, 2016
A draft version of the map to be submitted to the Government as part of the Heart of the South West devolution proposition. Picture: Submitted

Councillors call for public consultation and more concrete facts

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Thursday, July 21, 2016

Investigations are underway to find out how a hole underneath a busy Exmouth road was formed.

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Gallery: Kings of sport

Thursday, July 21, 2016
Kings school sports day. Ref sho 29-16TI 4533. Picture: Terry Ife

Students take to the track and field for sports day

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Thursday, July 21, 2016
The Princess Royal watches a demonstration in Honiton.

Honiton received a royal visit last week when the Princess Royal officially opened the town’s recently built joint cadet centre.

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Wednesday, July 20, 2016
The table top before the restoration

You may think that museums are full of everyone else’s unwanted junk, write Rab and Christine Barnard. But every object can tell a story if you know where to look. Take, for example, this small half-moon table that has been in Sidmouth Museum for 40 years.

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Wednesday, July 20, 2016
A crazy golf tournament for park mascots from around the area took place at Ladram Bay this week. Ref exe 28-16SH 2141. Picture: Simon Horn.

Ladram Bay play host to crazy mascot golfers

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Wednesday, July 20, 2016

The number of Jobseeker’s Allowance (JSA) claimants in Devon fell during June to the lowest figure on record.

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Wednesday, July 20, 2016
Exeter Chiefs pre-season training on Exmouth beach. Ref exe 29-16SH 2526. Picture: Simon Horn.

Chiefs visit Exmouth for pre-season training

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Tuesday, July 19, 2016
Ottery St. Mary Primary School fete 2016. Amy Moore with Jack and Archie Taylor meeting firefighters Daniel Checkley and Adam Harris. Ref sho 28-16AW 2438. Picture: Alex Walton

A fabulous day of fun, sun and entertainment netted more than £2,000 for Ottery St Mary Primary School.

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