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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.

08:22
a flashback to FolkWeek in 1972. Ref shs Folk week 1972-23. Picture: Archant archives

A lookback at FolkWeek from early ‘70s

06:30
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.

Yesterday, 16:24
Proposed new West Hill parish council boundary

Campaigners welcome split but express disappointment over boundary

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Yesterday, 12:30
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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Yesterday, 11:00
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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Yesterday, 06:24
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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Thu, 16:24
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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Gallery: Kings of sport

Thu, 12:57
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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Thu, 12:24
Sidford resident Anita Searle will be running in the Race for Life event in memory of her mum Barbara. Ref shs 28-16SH 2108. Picture: Simon Horn.

Anita, 26, hopes to raise money for Cancer Research UK

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Wed, 18:35
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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Wed, 16:30

The parking of ‘inconsiderate drivers’ outside a block of Sidmouth apartments is an ‘accident waiting to happen’.

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Wed, 14:47
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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Wed, 14:10
Photo by Guy Harrop. Pic of 
Children's Hospice South West 25th anniversary at Exeter Cathedral

The Duchess of Cornwall, Royal patron of the Children’s Hospice South West, attended a special service of thanksgiving service for the charity at Exeter Cathedral

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Wed, 13:59

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

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East Devon News

08:22
a flashback to FolkWeek in 1972. Ref shs Folk week 1972-23. Picture: Archant archives

A lookback at FolkWeek from early ‘70s

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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Yesterday, 06:24
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

Read more
Thu, 16:24
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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Thu, 13:16

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

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Gallery: Kings of sport

Thu, 12:57
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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Thu, 11:00
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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Wed, 18:35
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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Wed, 14:47
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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Wed, 13:59

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

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Wed, 09:54
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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Tue, 18:35
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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Tue, 14:25
Mark Cavendish MBE is part of Team Dimension Data. The team is confirmed for the Tour of Britain.

Devon County Council announces the team line up for this year’s Tour of Britain which could include British cyclists Sir Bradley Wiggins and Mark Cavendish MBE.

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Tue, 11:33
Pic by Guy Newman. Dr Sam Bridgewater, Nature Conservation Manager, Clinton Devon.

More than 350 rare or endangered species have been found living on the East Devon Pebblebed Heaths, a major new study has revealed.

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Tue, 11:20
Hugo Swire

In his latest column, East Devon MP Hugo Swire says going back to the back bench will ‘liberate’ him to freely speak out about his constituency.

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