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Saturday, January 24, 2015

A team of five fundraisers will have just 10 wheels between them when they ride the length of the country in just a week for a new charity-boosting Sidmouth group.

Friday, January 23, 2015
Ref shs 1166 Gas canister. Picture: Steve Sumner

The bomb squad was called to Sidmouth beach for the second time in little more than a week on Wednesday afternoon due to an object that ‘could have been mistaken for a torpedo’.

Friday, January 23, 2015
2014's Ottery Scouts annual jumble sale

Bargain hunters are invited enjoy some retail therapy in Ottery next week as the town’s scouts host their annual jumble sale.

Friday, January 23, 2015
Photo by Tony Green

A warning has been issued that ‘people need to take responsibility for their own safety’ as yet more beachgoers put their lives at risk on Sidmouth’s dangerous east beach.

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Thursday, January 22, 2015
EDDC's Knowle HQ. Ref shs 7712-15-12SH Picture: Simon Horn

The future of a panel set up to examine the dealings of a controversial business group will be determined by a district council watchdog tonight (Thursday).

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Thursday, January 22, 2015
EDDC's Knowle HQ. Ref shs 7705-15-12SH Picture: Simon Horn

Angry campaigners say district chiefs are ‘flagrantly overstating’ savings in justifying their relocation from Knowle – and argue public accountability is essential before any decision is made.

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Thursday, January 22, 2015
Branscombe panto '3 Is The Magic Number'. Ref shb 1202-04-15TI. Picture: Terry Ife

The Branscombe Players prepare for their show with these behind the scenes gallery.

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Wednesday, January 21, 2015

Would-be candidates for May 7’s local elections can learn more about the ins and outs of the process at a series of workshops planned for later this month.

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Tuesday, January 20, 2015
Ottery St Mary Hospital entrance. Ref sho 7454-44-14TI Picture: Terry Ife

Health bosses have agreed to consider other options for the future of Sidmouth and Ottery St Mary’s hospitals – which could include the services continuing as normal.

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Tuesday, January 20, 2015
The Police helicopter is pictured flying over Sidmouth at the weekend. Ref shs 0278-04-15SH. Photo Simon Horn

An elderly man disappeared in Sidmouth, sparking a police hunt

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Tuesday, January 20, 2015
Denise Davy with her six year old German Shepherd Missie who has won a Canine Hero Award. Ref sho 5332-03-15SH. Photo Simon Horn

An Ottery dog lover and her remarkable four-legged companion are hoping to land a final spot at Crufts 2015, after receiving a prestigious nomination.

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Tuesday, January 20, 2015

Police and ambulance crews were called to Sidmouth seafront after reports that a man had been found dead in the Port Royal shelter.

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Tuesday, January 20, 2015
Josh McDonald-Johnson the chef behind Pickle Shack is bringing pop up restaurants to Beer and Branscombe.

Branoc Hall will turn into a restaurant for one night as part of a series of pop-up restaurants.

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Tuesday, January 20, 2015
Possible location of beach huts at Sidmouth. Ref shs 5466-03-15AW. Picture: Alex Walton

Ten new beach huts could help slash an eight-year waiting list in Sidmouth – but critics have claimed it is a money-grabbing move that will ruin the view on a popular walkway.

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Monday, January 19, 2015
Start of the work to restore the shingle on Sidmouth beach. Ref shs 0654-02-15TI. Picture: Terry Ife

The homeowners worst affected by Sidmouth’s seafront erosion fear they have lost the political leverage for action because of a 10-month delay in drawing up a blueprint for defences.

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Monday, January 19, 2015
Wall repairs begin near Alma Bridge. Ref shs 5459-03-15AW. Picture: Alex Walton

Work to defend the at-risk Alma Bridge and secure the crumbling cliff was due to be completed by highways crews as the Herald went to press yesterday (Thursday).

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Monday, January 19, 2015
Graham White with the replacement plaque for the Ginkgo Biloba tree at the Knowle. Ref shs 0801-03-15TI. Picture: Terry Ife

Sidmouth residents interested in the history of a rare species of tree have paid for a new replacement plaque after the old one became unreadable.

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Monday, January 19, 2015
UKIP’s parliamentary candidate for East Devon, Andrew Chapman

The UK Independence Party is inviting residents to a public meeting with its parliamentary candidate in St Francis Church Hall, in Woolbrook, from 7.30pm, on Wednesday, January 21.

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Monday, January 19, 2015
Kris Statham, Head of Sidmouth College maths department, with head teacher Kenny Duncan in the new maths block. Year 13 head boy and girl, Tom Haver and Ellen Drew, and six top performing year eight maths students were the first to take a look at the new classrooms. Ref shs 4986-02-15AW. Picture: Alex Walton

What takes 12 months, 13,400 bricks and £980,000 to build?

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Monday, January 19, 2015
The school crossing outside Sidmouth primary school. Ref shs 5142-37-14TI. Picture: Terry Ife

One hundred Devon schools could have to finance their own crossing patrols if County Hall bosses push through plans to slash funding.

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Saturday, January 17, 2015
Raven Hopkin two poses naturally in her winning photo.

A magical photo competition held by a Sidmouth business had a fairytale outcome for charity, after it netted £300.

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Friday, January 16, 2015
Exeter Magistrates Court

A man who bombarded his ex-girlfriend with text messages has pleaded guilty to breaching a restraining order, shortly after it was granted in court.

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Friday, January 16, 2015
Stephen Blundell. Picture: Devon & Cornwall Police.

Stephen Blundell handed himself into authorities after fleeing to Spain in April 2013.

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Friday, January 16, 2015
Sidmouth Business Awards. Ref shs 5283-03-15AW. Picture: Alex Walton

Glitz and glamour at the second business awards night.

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Friday, January 16, 2015
EDDC's Knowle HQ. Ref shs 7705-15-12SH Picture: Simon Horn

District council planners will have to declare any ‘significant lobbying’ by developers and campaign groups if recommendations surrounding the ‘negative’ issue are adopted.

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Friday, January 16, 2015

Winning an award from a leading brewery has spurred on staff at a Sidmouth pub on to organise a beer and burger festival.

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Friday, January 16, 2015
Derelict Salston Manor. Picture by Alex Walton. Ref sho 4950-06-14AW

Owners of a derelict hotel on the outskirts of Ottery St Mary have revealed plans to preserve the building before it is ‘irretrievably damaged’.

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Thursday, January 15, 2015

Officers are searching for a burglar after an attempt was made to force the rear patio door of a Sidmouth home in broad daylight.

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Thursday, January 15, 2015

Fire crews were called to the Victoria Hotel earlier today (Thursday) after they received a report of a blaze in a laundry room.

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Thursday, January 15, 2015
The Factory Shop manager Kevin Avery with scouts chairman Gareth Hughes

‘Bags for life’ turned into ‘cash for scouts’ as a Sidmouth store selected the youngsters as its charity of the year.

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