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Plans to split the Ottery parish in two and form a separate West Hill council are moving forward, with campaigners now looking for support from residents.

Yesterday, 17:09
Daffodils out on Peak Hill. Ref shs 2452-10-14TI. Picture: Terry Ife

Britain’s oldest civic society is launching a project to catalogue what makes the Sid Valley special - and residents are being asked for their input.

Yesterday, 16:55
Redrow plans for Ottery St Mary allotment site

Ottery St Mary’s allotments will be transformed into 31 new homes after district council planning bosses gave the scheme the go-ahead.

Yesterday, 16:36
Wildflowers landscape

Sid Valley residents are invited to get stuck in at Sidford Wildlife Project’s garden party with a difference.

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Yesterday, 14:28
Bus Stop.

East Devon residents are being asked for their views about a proposed £1.7 million cut to public transport over the next two years.

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Yesterday, 12:15
A pothole on the A375 near Putts Corner crossroads. Ref shs 5896-04-15AW. Picture: Alex Walton

A firefighter from Sidmouth narrowly escaped paralysis when he broke his back after being thrown from his bicycle when he hit a pothole.

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Yesterday, 11:13

A female is being freed from a car following an accident this morning on the A30 at Daisy Mount Cross, near Ottery St Mary.

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Saturday, January 24, 2015
Mike Rock of Dream-A-Way (white shirt) with mascot Jude Barrett,Matthew Barrett,Russell Bellairs,Nick Baker,Mark Denning and Stephen Parry.
Ref shs 1039-04-15TI. Picture: Terry Ife

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.

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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’.

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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.

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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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