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Volunteers working to improve Ottery Skate Park have been recognised for their hard work with a ‘community project of the month’ accolade.

Consider yourself lucky if you have managed to grab tickets to Sidmouth Youth Theatre’s upcoming production of 
Oliver!, as the show has virtually sold out.

The officers were involved in a ‘pre-planned operation’ this afternoon.

The council has teamed up with South West Ambulance and will invest £5,000 in the life saving equipment.

A car propped up on bricks that was dumped in a Sidmouth’s Bowd layby weeks ago has now been trashed.

Coleridge Memorial Trust is appealing for information after ‘thoughtless damage’ was caused to panels remembering Ottery’s ‘most famous son’.

A familiar face to customers, residents and holidaymakers at Fields of Sidmouth has hung up her apron after 20 years’ service.

More than 1,200 tonnes of rubbish was recycled in East Devon over Christmas and New Year - the equivalent of six blue whales.

The leasehold of a Sidmouth coffee shop is now on the market.

More than £100,000 has been allocated to improve cliff safety in Sidmouth and Beer to ensure public safety.

The deadline for applications for funding from the East Devon Parishes Together scheme is on Thursday, February 8.

Support is needed to help raise the rest of the cash needed to build a play area at a Ugandan orphanage.

A burglar who fled court half-way through his trial has been jailed in his absence after being found guilty of a ‘mean’ break-in.

A pair of ambulances and the air ambulance were on the scene this morning (Monday, January 15).

An ‘urgent’ need for funds to kick-start a £50,000 campaign to redevelop Tipton St John’s play area has gained the support of town councillors.

A charity that provides dogs as assistance animals to people with physical disabilities and children with autism got a £2,300 boost from a Sidmouth shop.

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A Sidmouth woman has organised a series of fundraisers to boost a volunteer programme supporting some of the poorest communities in the world.

Sidholme Music Room’s 2018 season of concerts starts on Sunday (January 14) with a program of ‘songs and stories for a winter’s afternoon’ from 3.30pm.

Another 20 storage containers will be placed at Sidmouth’s Alexandria Industrial Estate if a planning application is approved.

The incident happened on the A3052 between Fortescue Road, Harcombe Lane East and Dunscombe Lane in Salcombe Regis.

Ottery Football Club is hoping to net a huge donation for Hospiscare by selling programmes at its home games.

A family have submitted scaled-down plans for one house in their Sidmouth garden, after fears a two-dwelling scheme would ‘dominate’ the area.

The project consultants tasked with looking at Sidmouth’s extreme costal conditions gave an update on their progress last week.

Burglars broke into a Sidmouth home to steal a laptop and some keys, while the owners slept in bed.

A charity stalwart who oversaw the transformation of Sidmouth Victoria Hospital through countless fundraisers and appeals has stepped down after 63 years.

The winner will receive £10,000 and the accolade as the best village in the country in the show Channel 4 programme.

The first property Britain’s oldest civic society has owned in its 171-year history has been officially opened.

A short film telling the 
story of Sidmouth’s last fishing family’s ‘passion, 
loss and resilience’ is set 
to get regional exposure on BBC One.

Plans to build a £70,000 extension at Sidmouth’s Norman Lockyer Observatory have been given the green light.

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