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Car damaged in Sidford and other news

07:00 26 January 2013

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Vandals are being sought after a car parked in the Lower Brook Meadow area of Sidford. Read this and more.

CAR KEYED: Vandals are being sought after a car parked in the Lower Brook Meadow area of Sidford was damaged between Tuesday and Wednesday last week (January 15 and 16).

Officers say the blue Ford Focus was “keyed”.

Anyone with information is urged to contact police on 101, crime reference: KS/13/17.

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TWINNING AUCTION: Sidmouth Twinning Circle will stage an auction of talents on Saturday, February 9, from 6.30pm at St John Hall in Blackmore Drive.

All are welcome to come along and bid. Talents include window cleaning, a round of golf for four, a hair re-style, a Land Rover Experience treat and many more.

Those who attend can bring their own wine.

Tickets (£7.50) include a pasta supper and are available from Christine on 01395 515434.

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EXTENSION ‘NO’: Plans for a two-storey extension at Roncombe Mead in Sidbury have been refused permission by the district council.

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JUMBLE SALE: Sidmouth’s Apple Tree Pre-school will benefit from the proceeds of a jumble sale on Saturday, February 16.

The event will take place from 10am at St John Hall in Blackmore Drive.

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MATRON SUCCESS: Hospital bosses in East Devon say visits by senior nurses and midwives to talk with patients on every ward are ‘proving their value’, seven months after being introduced.

The matron walk-rounds were first used by the Northern Devon Healthcare NHS Trust, which manages hospitals in places like Sidmouth, in July 2012.

The system is in line with the ‘six Cs’ set out by England’s chief nursing officer Jane Cummings; care, compassion, competence, communication, courage and commitment.

It means each ward at the trust’s 18 hospitals across Devon is checked regularly by senior nurses to speak to patients and staff and collate the feedback to identify trends where improvements could be made.

Tina Naldrett, who oversees nursing in the trust’s eastern hospitals, said: “Patients appreciate the presence and visibility of a senior nurse.”

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