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Groups of up to six people can meet outside from Monday, June 1, Boris Johnson has said.

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There are no plans for any emergency action to be taken following three cliff falls in the space of 24 hours in Sidmouth.

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Residents fed-up of motorists speeding through Sidford have made their own signs to try to get drivers to slow down.

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The vacant former Flybe Training Academy at Exeter Airport has been bought by Devon County Council.

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Yesterday, 11:37

The sale of a historic Sidmouth hotel is currently under consideration.

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Yesterday, 07:30

Devon County Council has said it is working in close cooperation with headteachers to put in place all the Government guidelines on safety in schools and has answered key questions about their reopening.

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Tue, 16:00

Devon comedian, musicians, artists and sports people will be raising money for the Devon Air Ambulance and Fareshare Soutwest by hosting an online comedy show.

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Tue, 15:14

The combination of lockdown and a sunny spring has, for many people, meant one thing - days spent in the garden.

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Tue, 09:57

Former Axminster mayor Douglas Hull, one of East Devon’s longest serving local councillors, died over the Bank Holiday weekend.

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Tue, 07:00

A Sidmouth author has been keeping busy during lockdown creating lots of new digital content for her readers.

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Mon, 12:00

Devon’s schoolchildren will still be able to take part in the popular annual school games despite the coronavirus pandemic.

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Mon, 11:51

Long-term benefits will come out of the coronavirus crisis in Ottery St Mary, as the team of community volunteers sets up new services that will continue after lockdown ends.

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Mon, 10:30

Help is available for those who need it during the coronavirus lockdown, in the Sidmouth area.

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Mon, 07:00

The founder of an Ottery animal charity has celebrated her 108th birthday.

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Sunday, May 24, 2020

Stay at the home and get creative for Sidmouth Sea Fest 2020

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Sunday, May 24, 2020

As working restrictions are slowly lifted, many questions arise about how it is practicable to work safely in other people’s homes during the coronavirus pandemic.

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Sidmouth Sport


Sidmouth Croquet Club reopened last week and it was very much the case that it was to the delight of the members, writes Philip Harris.

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Matchday eight of the East Devon T20 Virtual Cricket League produced wins for Sidmouth, Sidbury and Newton Poppleford - all the results and updated tables


With sport slowly starting to return across the globe during the coronavirus pandemic, why not test your sporting knowledge with another quiz?


The past week has been ‘another mighty fine one’ for members of Sidmouth Running Club with personal records and challenges being realised, trig points being hunted down and news too of new members signing up to the club even though at the moment we cannot meet up, writes Hamish Spence.

Yesterday, 18:29

Exeter Rugby Club chief executive, Tony Rowe OBE, insists there is a ‘real desire’ from within the club and from Premiership Rugby to ensure the 2019/20 season is completed, writes Mark Stevens

Yesterday, 18:21

Upottery are looking for a new manager to lead them into the next Macron Devon & Exeter League Premier Division campaign..

Yesterday, 18:20

We continue our on-going look at the top 10 seasons for Sidmouth Rugby Club with Terry O’Brien.

Yesterday, 12:12

Motorsport UK has announced that in anticipation of motorsport restarting in the UK from July 4, it is inviting permit applications from June 1.

Yesterday, 07:09

As I drove up our lovely smooth brand-new road to the club car park last Saturday with the old Jag purring like a ‘Cheshire Cat’, the poem ‘Road to Mandalay’ came into my little brain, writes Dave Bruce.

Tue, 09:33

There’s ‘light at the end of the tunnel’ for cricketers with the news that some leagues in the country have announced plans to begin their seasons in July, writes Stephen Birley.

Tue, 08:27

Here is another of our now regular quizzes. They are clearly proving popular and, if you have only just discovered this side of our work then please scroll down through the sports pages on this website to see more quizzes - enjoy!

Tue, 07:38

The International Cricket Council (ICC)’s recommendation of a temporary ban on using saliva to shine the ball could hand batsmen a significant advantage, claims Australia paceman Mitchell Starc.

Mon, 19:22

Devon CCC’S chief executive Nigel Mountford has not run up the white flag on the prospect of some competitive cricket this season, writes Conrad Sutcliffe.

Mon, 09:39

Cranbrook-based Mitchell Rowe is looking forward to the day when he can finally get back on his bike and race to top speeds once more.

Mon, 09:28

This year’s Burghley Horse Trials have been cancelled because of the coronavirus pandemic.

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Saturday, May 16, 2020

An East Devon musical theatre performer will take to the internet to perform a Gin and Jazz virtual concert in aid of Hospiscare.

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