• Ottery holds Party in the Park as Tar Barrels fundraiser

    Ottery St Mary's first Party in the Park fundraiser for the Carnival and Tar Barrels takes place this weekend, May 25 and 26. There will be music, entertainment, food and drink, stalls and other attractions at the Millennium Green from 5pm until

  • Sidmouth beach toys library to return and expand this summer

    Sidmouth's beach toy library will return to the Esplanade this summer - and there'll be another one in a separate location. Last year a small shed was set up on the Esplanade by Sidmouth Plastic Warriors, filled with buckets and spades, toys and

  • Sidmouth couple celebrate diamond wedding anniversary

    A Sidmouth couple who got married in Sidmouth Parish Church in 1964 have just celebrated their diamond wedding anniversary. Alexander and Merle Lewis met while they were working in nearby town centre businesses; he was at Hayman's butchers and

  • Children learn music tech skills from leading local producer

    An award-winning music producer is working with Sidmouth College to give local primary school pupils the chance to learn about music technology and production. Steve Watts runs BigDStudios, based in Sidford, which has won eight international film

  • All at sea for Sidmouth's Seafest

    Members of Sidmouth Sailing Club took to the water on Saturday (May 18) to show off the club and attract new members during Sidmouth Seafest. I was invited down to the club to take part in the sessions, and with my no prior seafaring knowledge,

  • Sidmouth man fined for drug-driving

    A Sidmouth man who was caught drug-driving has been disqualified for 12 months and fined £120. Christopher Hoyle, aged 36, of 27 South Lawn, Sidford, was arrested in Exmouth on August 29 last year, and was found to have benzoylecgonine in his blood

  • How to transform your shed with paint

    Sheds are often relegated to the backyard wilderness, becoming cluttered storage spaces for forgotten treasures. But with a fresh coat of paint, your shed can be transformed from an eyesore into a charming and functional piece of your garden. In

  • Sidmouth Bowls Club members enjoy annual trophy presentation

    Sidmouth Bowls Club hosted its annual indoor trophy presentation on Saturday. Some 50 members enjoyed a delightful lunch at one of the luxury seafront hotels - food and service exceptional as usual. It was so good to see several newer members