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Steve Vernon, Sidmouths Town Crier for a day makes the first cry in the town for approximately fifty years. Ref shs 8362-47-14TI Picture: Terry Ife

Sidmouth could get a new town crier for the first time in 70 years after an actor volunteered to fill the position – but civic leaders said the opportunity should be open to all.

Yesterday, 16:30

A bereaved woman whose only company is her faithful golden retriever has turned Cupid by setting up a dating agency to bring other lonely over-60s together.

Yesterday, 06:30
The Co-operative Bank on the High Street in Sidmouth. Ref shs 3048-04-16SH. Picture: Simon Horn

The closure of the Co-operative Bank’s Sidmouth branch will leave a high-profile vacancy in High Street.

Yesterday, 06:27
Geoff Pook

Councillors have signed-off on a draft plan in the hope of securing ownership of some of Beer’s biggest assets and shaping the village’s future.

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Yesterday, 06:00
Donkeys Christian and Honey. Picture: The Donkey Sanctuary.

Charity will build a new specialist veterenary facility - and is seeking volunteers to help.

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Fri, 19:27
EDDC's Knowle HQ. Ref shs 7705-15-12SH Picture: Simon Horn

The inclusion of a 12-acre Sid Valley business park in East Devon’s Local Plan was branded ‘undemocratic’, ‘shambolic’ and ‘deeply flawed’ by residents and representatives at a meeting last week.

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Fri, 18:01
Twins Beckie and Ellie with mum Monica George and Francesca Laugharne at the Ottery neighborhood plan event. Ref sho 05-16TI 9942. Picture: Terry Ife

Successful event paves way for referendum in spring 2017

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Fri, 16:30
Typhoon pilot Jonathan Dowen at the Sid Valley Rotary club's black tie dinner. Ref shs 05-16TI 0144. Picture: Terry Ife

Sid Valley Rotary Club toasted a successful evening of fundraising after its charity dinner raised more than £8,000.

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Fri, 15:16
Sidmouth's beach huts. Ref shs 0839-03-15TI. Picture: Terry Ife

Efforts to have a decision to raise beach hut prices across East Devon reconsidered have been refused.

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Fri, 15:01
Artist's impression of car-free Ottery St Mary Food and Families Festival

More than 90 people sign in favour of car-free market square

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Fri, 13:32

59-year-old pleads not guilty over crash which claimed the lives of women from Exmouth and Newton Poppleford

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Fri, 12:51
Sidmouth families sought to take part in The Three Day Nanny series

Celebrity nanny set to solve fussy food habits, bedtime battles and more parenting problems

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Fri, 12:07
Communities in East Devon took part in a 'bite back' campaign against loan sharks

Communities in Sidmouth, Exmouth, Honiton, Axminster and Ottery St Mary targeted in bid to raise awareness

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Fri, 11:29
Devon County Council's County Hall in Exeter

A charity which campaigns on fostering has cited Devon County Council as an example of good practice for its work with children in care.

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Fri, 09:54
Egg-throwing vandals to be dealt with by restorative justice

Youths to ‘reconcile with community’

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Fri, 06:32
A group protesting against big buisness coporate tax avoidance gathered outside the Sidmouth Conservative Club on Monday morning. Ref shs 3287-05-16SH. Picture: Simon Horn

Protesters gathered in Sidmouth to call for government action over corporate tax avoidance and cuts to public services on Monday.

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Straitgate quarry plans aerial view

Disappointment from campaigners after councillors voted to keep site in Devon Minerals Plan

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Thu, 16:32
EDDC's Knowle HQ. Ref shs 7705-15-12SH Picture: Simon Horn

A devolution deal aimed at boosting jobs, wages and productivity in the South West has moved a step closer to reality.

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Thu, 15:16
The UK Border Force conducted manoeuvres off Beer this week. Ref shb 3130-04-16SH. Picture: Simon Horn

Border Force officers were in action off Beer and Seaton last week in what Home Office officials described as ‘routine operations’.

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Thu, 14:32
Claire Wright, Helen Harms, Glynn Dobson and Ian Holmes by the new portacabins at The Station. Ref sho 02-16 AW 7414. Picture: Alex Walton

A pioneering new project that will reach out to isolated members of the community has taken a step closer to becoming a reality.

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Wed, 19:23

Matters of transparency, transport, scope and second home ownership formed the first public discussions on a community project to shape the future of the Sid Valley.

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Wed, 16:32
Sidmouth Pancake races. Ref shs 3178-08-15TI. Picture: Terry Ife

A flipping great time will be had on Tuesday, February 16, when Sid Valley Rotary Club will again stage its annual pancake races.

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Wed, 13:48
Cliff Richard features in a quirky art exhibition at Sidmouth Library

Artwork at Sidmouth Library’s tongue-in-cheek take on subject

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Wed, 13:38
Claire Veness will be working part time at Gilbert Stephens.

A Sidmouth law firm has welcomed a new partner to its office.

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Wed, 11:28
Sidmouth Youth Theatre-West Side Story. Ref shs 05-16SH 3505. Picture: Simon Horn

Production’s four-night run at Manor Pavilion begins tonight (Wednesday)

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Wed, 11:21
Sidmouth's new county council division will mirror the boundary of the parish

Sidbury has been reunited with the rest of the Sid Valley under an independent body’s final recommendations to redraw Devon County Council’s boundaries.

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Wed, 06:32
Norma Hoare will receive the Benemerenti medal at a ceremony at the Sidmouth Catholic Church at the end of January. Ref shs 2279-03-16SH. Photo Simon Horn

A convert to the Catholic Church has spoken of her shock at finding out she will be recognised by the Pope for more than 30 years of service.

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Wed, 06:00

‘In Sidmouth. none of these things have been sorted.’

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Tue, 19:27
Sidmouth Folkweek sign. Picture by Alex Walton. Ref shs 0636-32-14AW. To order your copy of this photograph go to and click on Photo Orders

Public cash splashed on Sidmouth’s biggest week of the year and a popular transport link is well spent because the resort is a ‘one-industry’ town - and bringing in tourists costs money.

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Tue, 16:21
Jack Tooze with one of his brail labels. Ref shs 04-16TI 9664. Picture: Terry Ife

A visually-impaired teenager has invented an innovative labelling system that he hopes will eventually help people with sight disabilities nationwide.

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