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South West in Bloom judging with the Beer in Bloom committee. Jon Wheatley and Denise James of South West in Bloom with Beer in Bloom committee members, Mike lang and Ursula Makepeace. Ref shb 3235-29-15AW. Picture: Alex Walton

Beer is going for gold for the third year running in this year’s South West In Bloom competition.

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Victoria Hotel. Ref shs 09-16TI 2391. Picture: Terry Ife

Brend Hotels has triumphed in a public vote to be named Family Business of the Year.

Dan and Megan Cozens and their team at the Woodlands Hotel. Ref shs 24-16SH 8422. Picture: Simon Horn.

‘First class’ accommodation in Sidmouth is helping the town’s hotels hit the top spots of the world’s largest travel website.

Yesterday, 19:30
Dilly Fung has been appointed as a professor at UCL

A Sidmothian academic has been appointed as a professor in a world-leading university – and she hopes her success inspires youngsters in the town.

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Yesterday, 11:40
Lynette Talbot's concept drawing of the fish display Sidmouth in Bloom will take to the NEC

Sidmouth in Bloom’s (SiB) efforts earned them a silver gilt award after their unprecedented invitation to the Gardeners’ World expo at the weekend.

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Fri, 16:58
The area to be considered in the Re-imagining Port Royal architecture competition

International architects join local panel to judge competition

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Fri, 16:12

Fly tippers could face fixed penalties of £400 under new powers approved by East Devon District Council.

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Fri, 15:29

Police are warning shopkeepers to keep an eye out for possible ‘dodgy notes’ after two incidents in Sidmouth and Colyford.

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Fri, 11:40
A view west along Sidmouth shoreline. Ref shs 18-16SH 0065. Picture: Simon Horn.

No defences will be put in place on Sidmouth seafront for three years because the six-figure cost of interim works would hit longer-term funding.

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Fri, 09:32
The EU Referendum results are in. Picture: AP Photo/Vadim Ghirda

In the wake of Britain voting to leave the European Union this morning, the leader of East Devon District Council (EDDC) says he ‘trusts the electorate’.

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Fri, 08:56
MEP Julie Girling.

Julie Girling and Molly Scott-Cato both released statements following the EU referendum result.

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Fri, 08:52
The EU Referendum results are in. Picture: AP Photo/Vadim Ghirda

Hugo Swire MP said people must work together to secure the best deal for Britain, following David Cameron’s announcement that he will step down as PM.

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Prime Minister David Cameron speaks outside 10 Downing Street, London, with wife Samantha where he announced his resignation after Britain voted to leave the European Union in an historic referendum which has thrown Westminster politics into disarray and sent the pound tumbling on the world markets. Picture: Lauren Hurley/PA Wire

David Cameron has announced he will quit as Prime Minister by October after a humiliating defeat in the referendum which ended with a vote for Britain to leave the European Union.

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David Cameron
Fri, 06:30
Option Four

A fifth solution to Sidmouth’s coastal erosion has been put forward halfway through a consultation to choose the best option.

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Thu, 16:30
Sidmouth residents Ray and Maureen Scott back on their wedding day sixty years ago. Ref shs 24-16SH 8978.

A ‘lightning-packed’ first kiss, followed by a marriage proposal six weeks later, was the start of a ‘wonderful life’ for one diamond wedding couple.

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East Devon News

Fri, 16:12

Fly tippers could face fixed penalties of £400 under new powers approved by East Devon District Council.

Fri, 08:52
The EU Referendum results are in. Picture: AP Photo/Vadim Ghirda

Hugo Swire MP said people must work together to secure the best deal for Britain, following David Cameron’s announcement that he will step down as PM.

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Thu, 14:00
Robin Chambers' The Shrouds of the Somme. Matt Austin

On display in Exeter’s Northernhay Gardens from Friday, July 1 until Thursday July 7, 19240 Shrouds of the Somme by Somerset artist Rob Heard comprises 19,240 shrouded figures.

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Thu, 13:39
The Raising of the Glove ceremony  at Axminster (l to r) Rev Geoffrey Walsh, John Tarling, Nick Goodwin, Jim Rowe and Mayor Paul Hayward. Picture: CHRIS CARSON

Lord of the Manor Jim Rowe reads from King John’s Charter granting the town an eight day fair

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Thu, 12:00
Flashback... to last year's Exmouth Pride event

Exmouth Pride is to hold a tribute for the victims of the recent Orlando attack.

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Thu, 11:30
Exmouth Festival faces by Jean Holden. Ref exe 0064-22-16

Public donations to this year’s Exmouth Festival have exceeded £11,500.

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Wed, 18:30
Jeanne Gollop and her friend Denise Hook have signed up for this year's Twilight Walk to raise funds for Hospiscare. Photo: Mike Powell.

On Saturday, July 9, Exmouth will be a shimmering, glittery, sparkling sight, as hundreds of women take part in the Hospiscare charity Twilight Walk.

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Wed, 11:05
Sam, Rosie and Charlie King are embarking on cycling mission to cross Europe for charity

The King siblings grew up in Ottery St Mary and are set to cycle 2,000 miles across Europe

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Fire at Exmouth tanning studio, Consol, caught by Exmouth resident, Christian Pilling. Ref exe fire. Picture: Christian Pilling.

Exmouth resident captures the drama

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Tue, 09:11
Paul Fox took this picture this morning on the Parade this morning.

Police are asking residents to keep their doors and windows closed, as firefighters continue to tackle a fire in the Parade, Exmouth.

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Tue, 06:59
Joe Haward in the French Alps

Joe Haward, 16, is named Trail Magazine’s Young Mountaineer of The Year

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Mon, 15:00
The Byes Pre-School recieving a £400 cheque from Julie Marish of Waitrose to go towards the school's wet weather gear. Ref shs 25-16TI byes 2348. Picture: Terry Ife

Children of The Byes Pre-School got just want they wanted on Summer Solstice day - RAIN !!!

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Sunday, June 19, 2016
Exmouth Ceramic Group's Delia Pemberton (left) and KIim Roper alongside Tom Knowles-Jackson from BBC TV's Great Pottery Throwdown during a throwing challenge at the Contemporary Craft Fair in Bovey Tracey.

Two Exmouth potters are celebrating their success, having taken on the professionals and come out on top after winning throwing challenges at the Contemporary Craft Fair in Bovey Tracey.

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Saturday, June 18, 2016
Brixington Community Church is holding an auction of promises on Saturday, June 25. John Bussell - an elder at the church - shows some of the items you can bid for. They include a signed Exeter Chiefs' rugby shirt and rugby ball, and a two-hour play on John's scenic Scalextric layout at his house. Photo: Paul Strange.

Brixington Community Church has devised a novel idea to raise more funds for its forthcoming £2.6million redevelopment.

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