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A Sidmouth woman whose mother is buried in Sidmouth Cemetery said she was ‘heartbroken’ to find the grave almost covered in overgrown grass and weeds.

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A new gym could open in Ottery St Mary after town councillors welcomed a change-of-use application for a building on the Finnimore Industrial Estate.

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Sidmouth Hospiscare has announced a major overhaul of its services, centred around caring for patients in their own homes with all the support they and their families need from the local community.

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The Government’s £6million investment in East Devon schemes to help kickstart the economy has been welcomed.

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Yesterday, 11:00

Usually we don’t need much of an excuse to step out during August, but this enticing line-up of events and activities gives even more reason to head out...

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Yesterday, 08:00

Grooms at The Donkey Sanctuary have captured some special animal moments of life during lockdown.

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Fri, 17:00

There may not have been singing in the pubs and dancing in the streets, but Sidmouth’s virtual Folk Festival still attracted a large online crowd last weekend.

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Fri, 12:23

The first phase of a scheme to reduce flood risk in Sidmouth is set to start on Monday, August 17.

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Fri, 12:00

Although Sidbury Fair won’t be the same this year there’s still plenty to look forward to as part of the event.

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Fri, 10:22

Sidmouth’s M&Co value fashion shop is to remain open, despite a company-wide closure and redundancy programme.

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Fri, 08:00

In tough times like these, trusted local journalism helps keep you informed and helps keep our community together.

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Thu, 17:00

Wildlife has thrived under lockdown at The Donkey Sanctuary’s international headquarters in Sidmouth.

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Thu, 12:00

A crowdfunding drive has been launched for the project to ‘honour and celebrate’ Ottery’s most famous son, the poet Samuel Taylor Coleridge, with a statue.

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Thu, 11:55

Beer Buffs’ annual appeal resulted in a cheque for £1,500 being presented to The Motor Neurone Disease Association (MNDA).

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Thu, 07:52

The colony of wild beavers living on the River Otter will be allowed to stay permanently.

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Thu, 07:00

Council tenants needing repairs to their homes across East Devon will not have to wait much longer.

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Sidmouth Sport

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Ottery St Mary will travel a total of 1,228 miles in pursuit of Scott Richards Solicitors Devon League South & Westy points in the comings season.

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In Tier Five East East Three, there were wins for Ottery St Mary II and Uplyme & Lyme Regis against Axminster and Honiton respectively.

Thu, 19:17

A review of the second day of the first Test between Engl;and and Pakistan at Old Trafford.

Thu, 18:12

Devon team boss Dave Tall has grabbed the opportunity of a 50-over county match against Dorset at Sidmouth on Sunday (11am) to have a look at some up-and-coming batsmen, writes Conrad Sutcliffe.

Thu, 18:12

There was some excellent golf played at Sidmouth over the past week, writes Hugh Dorliac.

Thu, 18:12

Ottery St Mary were beaten by a single wicket when they travelled to Upottery for a Tier Three East East One meeting.

Thu, 18:11

Football in Beer has received a boost following news that Beer Albion FC has been awarded a grant by the Premier League, The FA and Government’s Football Foundation.

Thu, 15:00

The Ottery St Mary chairman has said it was great to see the ‘spirit’ and ‘talent’ of the development squad that took to the field for the first time this season last weekend.

Thu, 10:00

The Sidmouth Town manager has said building team chemistry is more important than winning games as his side began their pre-season campaign.

Thu, 08:20

With grassroots football stepping up preparations for the 2020-21 season, why not celebrate with another sporting quiz.

Thu, 08:15

Continuing the rugby memories of Sidmouth RFC stalwart Terry O’Brien

Thu, 08:14

Sidbury simply had too much for hosts Kentisbeare 2nds when the sides met at the Mid Devon Clubs small home ground.

Thu, 08:11

The first Croquet Association tournament held in the South West this year was The English National Golf Croquet Doubles Championship held at Budleigh Salterton Croquet Club last weekend, writes Philip Harris.

Wed, 15:11

The South West Peninsula League (SWPL) secretary has said he has doubts about the league returning on September 5 and suggested regional mini-divisions could be used as a contingency plan.

Latest Entertainment News

Yesterday, 11:00

Usually we don’t need much of an excuse to step out during August, but this enticing line-up of events and activities gives even more reason to head out...

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Friday, July 24, 2020

Libraries across East Devon are calling for children to sign up to this year’s Summer Reading Challenge and read six books before the school holiday is up in September.

Thursday, July 23, 2020

Uncover some of Devon’s hidden secrets this summer

Thursday, July 23, 2020

Although forced to abandon their weekly rehearsals, the Exeter and East Devon Rock Choir have carried on singing throughout lockdown - in a remote way.

Friday, July 17, 2020

East Devon restaurants, pubs and cafés are being urged to register for the Treasury’s Eat Out to Help Out Scheme.

Tuesday, July 14, 2020

Officially speaking, schools in East Devon break up for the summer holiday from next week, so families can take a break from the phased returns and home schooling for six weeks.

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