Sidmouth / Ottery news


The town will hopefully become a sea of hats when Charlotte’s Army of fundraisers take part in the big Wear a Hat Day.

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East Devon District Council has written to the housing minister Kit Malthouse, calling on the Government to fulfil its pledge to streamline the complaints system

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A bid to clean up all the cigarette butts in Sidmouth has been launched by the town’s plastic warriors.

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A Sidmouth child has come up with a creative way to stop people leaving behind dog poo.

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A petition calling on Brexit to be scrapped has been signed by more than 2,000 East Devon residents.

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A Sidbury farmer is taking extra steps to produce healthier lambs this spring.

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New houses could be built in the car park of Sidford’s Blue Ball Inn after a planning application was submitted to East Devon District Council.

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An idea to install a loading bay in a town centre street is being looked into by a highways chief.

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Yesterday, 16:33

Each week the Herald will be featuring a local business and this week we hear from Sharon Hobson who owns Flutterbys.

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Yesterday, 14:33

There is no doubt that by virtually basing itself in Sidmouth, the Isca Ensemble, under the direction of Roger Hendy, has brought a great musical boost to the town.

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Yesterday, 12:58

With local elections taking place in May, the people of Ottery are being encouraged to run for a place on the town council.

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Wed, 15:25

The shock closure of a Sidmouth care home has been confirmed.

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Wed, 15:17

A Sidmouth woman has been forced to install cameras outside of her home after her and husband’s cars were splashed with paint thinner.

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Wed, 15:10

Your council tax is going up but why?

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Wed, 14:31

Archant has launched Local Impact, a digital advertising service tailored to the online market

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Wed, 13:42

Hundreds of children in Devon are not fully vaccinated against MMR, as the NHS warned vaccine deniers are gaining traction on social media.

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Sidmouth Sport


Sidmouth and Ottery Hockey Club (SOHC) men’s 2nd XI were edged out by the odd goal in three in their meeting with East Devon IIs.

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A really busy weekend at Sidmouth Golf Club kicked off with Friday evening’s club annual general meeting where Neil Holland became club captain, taking over from Colin Macklin, writes Tim Aggett.


Sidmouth Town have enjoyed a very good past week as they followed up Saturday’s clean sheet league success at Liverton with a Tuesday night 5-2 win over Lyme Regis under the Manstone Lane floodlights to book a place in the last eight of the Morrison Bell Cup.


It has not been the most successful season, to say the least, for SOHC men’s 4th XI, and again, the side lost to the odd goal when they entertained a 10-man Chard side at Ottery, writes Andrew Coley.


Ottery St Mary head for Sandford tomorrow (Saturday) looking to end a run of disappointing defeats at their Mid Devon ground.


The Otterettes are now an integral part of Ottery St Mary Football Club and going, quite literally, from strength to strength.

Yesterday, 14:08

Ottery St Mary ladies were excellent value for their Devon Women’s League 5-2 home win over Plymouth-based SB Frankfort.

Yesterday, 13:53

East Devon motor racing ace Harry Tincknell had the busiest race week of his career to date in Sebring, Florida as the World Endurance Championship and North America’s IMSA Weathertech Championship converged on the same weekend for a double dose of dramatic sports car racing.

Yesterday, 13:52

Sidmouth Chiefs suffered their third defeat in four games on their first ever visit to Winscombe, and the 25-21 loss drops them to third place and out of the league promotion/play-off places for the present, writes Terry O’Brien.

Yesterday, 13:50

It has been a very busy weekend at Sidmouth Golf Club with this year’s club captains being invested at the club’s AGM on Friday night, plus the Captains’ Drive-in on Sunday, writes Hugh Dorliac.

Yesterday, 13:49

Sidmouth and Ottery Hockey Club (SOHC) ladies’ third XI were good value for their 4-1 win over Dawlish.

Wed, 17:39

The Sidmouth ladies contested the Centenary Plate on the middle Friday of March, writes Pauline Couldwell.

Wed, 17:36

Sidmouth and Ottery Hockey Club (SOHC) men’s 1st XI sealed promotion to Conference South – and brought the Southern One title that little bit closer – as they defeated Dart 2-1.

Wed, 11:05

Last Wednesday saw the Sidmouth ladies in action for their final match of the Lane County League campaign, writes Carol Smith.

Tue, 14:11

Newton Poppleford-based drag racing ace Mark ‘Wolfie’ Smith made a flying start to the 2019 season when he won his first meeting of the new campaign, writes Steve Birley.

Latest Entertainment News


Members of Axminster Drama Club will be handing over more than £600 to Comic Relief, following their recent successful production.

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Bridport, Cerne Abbas and Whitchurch Canonicorum to host concert by Cantamus, the West Dorset chamber choir.

Yesterday, 17:00

Alex and Alison Davies to perform concert of music for organ, piano and saxophone on Lyme Regis’s Škrabl organ at St Michael’s Parish Church.

Wed, 17:00

The Castalian Quartet will be performing for SeatonMusic

Sunday, March 17, 2019

‘Scintillating’ string quartet make third visit to Sidmouth

Saturday, March 16, 2019

She plays evangelist turned-nightclub singer Reno Sweeney in the production by Sidmouth Musical Theatre

Saturday, March 16, 2019

Young clarinettist joins Isca Ensemble for a ‘bold’ concert programme

Thursday, March 14, 2019

Thriving, popular venues provide a range of entertainment and give local drama groups a place to perform

Wednesday, March 13, 2019

Chance to dance to the sound of Motown in Axminster.

Wednesday, March 13, 2019

The Vicar of Dibley and Blackadder II to be staged in Axminster

Monday, March 11, 2019

Lyme Folk Revisited set to take place on Saturday, March 30.

Saturday, March 9, 2019

To coincide with International Women’s Day, the festival’s organisers highlight the ‘abundance’ of talented women performers to enjoy this year

Saturday, March 9, 2019

Dr Rose Ferraby will talk about her work exploring the important Roman remains at Aldborough, Yorkshire

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