Yesterday, 17:13

The ‘amazing’ people who took part in Sidmouth’s virtual Wear A Hat Day in March are being invited to get creative for a second fun initiative this month.

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Yesterday, 15:49

Nine-year old Esme Bromley of Ottery St Mary has completed her Book Track 100 Books Reading Challenge during lockdown.

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Yesterday, 14:14

A Sidmouth councillor is threatening the Government with legal action over the suspected Covid-19 death of her father in a care home.

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Wed, 18:53

A group hoping to buy Sidmouth’s Sidholme Hotel and turn it into a music and cultural venue has set itself a fundraising target of £2million.

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Wed, 17:00

Flowers and plants are flourishing around Sidmouth, after the town’s band of horticultural volunteers managed to continue much of their work throughout lockdown.

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Wed, 07:00

Former royal dressmaker Norma Hoare, now living in Sidmouth, had been looking forward to attending the Queen’s garden party at Buckingham Palace, until the event was cancelled because of Covid-19.

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Tue, 17:00

Ottery St Mary has elected its first ever female mayor.

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The chairman of East Devon District Council has resigned from his role, claiming that the current ruling group of councillors have ‘no relevant experience, proven skills or clear and obvious plan.’

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Sunday, May 31, 2020

A painting by Fiona Gale has won a competition run by the Otter Vale Art Society (OVAS) to find the best work produced during lockdown.

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Thursday, May 21, 2020

A second day of live Facebook broadcasts from The Donkey Sanctuary is taking place on Bank Holiday Monday, May 25.

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Thursday, May 21, 2020

A Sidmouth woman who started making face masks for local NHS and care workers is now getting orders from members of the public all over the country.

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Wednesday, May 20, 2020

The owner of a converted coach house in Alfington will be allowed to continue using it for bed and breakfast accommodation, despite a recommendation for refusal because of a dangerous junction nearby.

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Wednesday, May 20, 2020

The former Costcutter supermarket building in Ottery town centre could be redeveloped into a new shop and house.

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Tuesday, May 19, 2020

Two-metre markings will soon be appearing on the pavements of Sidmouth town centre to help people maintain social distancing during the coronavirus pandemic.

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Tuesday, May 19, 2020

On-street parking enforcement is being phased back in by Devon County Council, but fines will not be imposed until Monday, May 25.

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Monday, May 18, 2020

A ‘lockdown art’ competition is being held by the Otter Vale Art Society (OVAS) – and readers of the Herald are invited to vote for their favourite picture.

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Monday, May 18, 2020

An Ottery garden centre that reopened last week after lockdown has praised the ‘sensible and careful’ behaviour of its customers.

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Monday, May 18, 2020

Face masks and hand sanitisation could be compulsory for customers in all of Sidmouth’s shops, under plans to make the town ‘safer than anywhere else’ following the relaxation of coronavirus lockdown restrictions.

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Friday, May 15, 2020

As people marked the 75th anniversary of VE Day last weekend, we take a look back at some of the activities that people enjoyed, despite the lockdown restrictions.

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Friday, May 15, 2020

Around 200 people are now being helped by the Sid Valley Food Bank, thanks to its army of volunteers, local businesses and the Sidmouth community.

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Friday, May 15, 2020

Ottery’s ‘French Chef’ Paul Godfrey has raised £2,400 for Hospiscare since the start of lockdown, by carrying out gardening work and small outdoor jobs in exchange for a donation.

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Thursday, May 14, 2020

A World War Two veteran and his wife celebrated VE Day in style, by hanging up a huge White Ensign flag from the battleship he had served on in 1945.

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Thursday, May 14, 2020

The funding for Sidmouth’s coastal defences is ‘excellent news’, according to a local councillor, but urgent action is needed now to tackle erosion at Pennington Point.

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Thursday, May 14, 2020

There has been another cliff fall at Sidmouth’s East Beach.

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Thursday, May 14, 2020

An 11-year-old Ottery St Mary girl has run the equivalent of a marathon to raise money for the residents of a local nursing home.

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Wednesday, May 13, 2020

Wildflower seeds have been planted in The Byes in Sidmouth, to create a colourful display and attract bees, butterflies and other insects.

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Tuesday, May 12, 2020

Four of East Devon’s amateur theatre groups have been recognised in the regional awards presented by the National Operatic and Dramatic Association, NODA, for 2019 productions.

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Monday, May 11, 2020

A tree crashed down on to a car in Sidmouth in the early hours of this morning (Monday, May 11), but the driver escaped uninjured.

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Sunday, May 10, 2020

A farming family in Ottery have raised more than £900 for Hospiscare by providing a garden waste composting service during the coronavirus lockdown.

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Saturday, May 9, 2020

An Ottery farm shop has branched out into delivering household essentials, plants and compost during the coronavirus lockdown.

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