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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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SOS chairman Richard Thurlow says the Government's rejection of the Local Plan leaves the East Devon district 'dangerously exposed' to developers

Campaigners: ‘We need root and branch reform of EDDC’

‘SHAMBOLIC’ East Devon District Council’s latest Local Plan knockback has prompted calls by campaigners for a ‘root and branch reform’ of the authority.

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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

PE teacher Sarah Bell with children from Newton Poppleford primary school proudly  displaying the amount that they raised for sports relief. Photo by Terry Ife. Ref shs 3367-14-14TI To order your copy of this picture go to and click on myphotos24

Newton Poppleford Primary students go crazy for Sport Relief

Pupils from Newton Poppleford Primary School showed their charitable sides to raise nearly £1,300 for Sport Relief - more than five times what they originally set as their target.

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Health News

The new reception entrance at Sidmouth Hospital. Photo by Simon Horn. Ref shs 9136-02-14SH. To order your copy of this photograph go to

Access plans altered at Sidmouth hospital

Sidmouth Victoria Hospital bosses have altered its proposed access after residents resisted plans to remove three on-street parking spaces.

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Environment News

Hardly a bluebell is to be seen where many used to be in the Byes - with lots of large patches of wild onion growing.

‘We’re being invaded by onions!’

AN invasion of aggressive onions has bought tears to the eyes of bluebell lovers in Sidmouth.

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Local Charity News

John and Sonia Davies are pictured presenting £500 to Sidmouth Primary School in 2012

Last dance for John and Sonia

A DANCING duo from Sidmouth, who have raised more than £11,000 for a host of local charities, have decided to call it a day.

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