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Firefighters from Ottery St Mary and Danes Castle, Middlemoor, tackled a blaze in a house at Rockbeare early this morning (4.25am, Sunday February 23).

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Professional electronic organist Andrew Nix, from North Yorkshire, entertained the audience at the East Devon Organ Club on Tuesday, February 11, with a delightful combination of popular music and Yorkshire humour.

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Yesterday, 12:00

In the depths of Newton Poppleford lurked a giant and a beanstalk ...

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Yesterday, 07:00

The Devon County Show will take place for the 125th time this May, and as part of the celebrations, the organisers are looking back at the event's history.

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Fri, 18:00

The search is on to find a new contractor to roll out superfast broadband across Devon and Somerset.

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Fri, 16:43

The former Sidmouth nightclub Carinas, which closed two years ago, looks set to be reopened as a new business.

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Fri, 15:13

Police are warning local businesses not to be taken in by phone calls from bogus HMRC officers claiming they are in trouble for underpayment of tax.

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Fri, 15:00

A new award has been launched in Beer to recognise the work of dedicated members of the community.

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Fri, 14:40

Devon residents will have to fork out an extra £1.06 a week in council tax to help pay for a budget which sees money spent on vulnerable children, adult social care and roads and drainage.

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Fri, 09:10

The whole town is gearing up to back two brave women, marking Wear A Hat Day with a whole host of events to raise money for Brain Tumour Research.

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Fri, 07:00

If conversational Spanish classes is something you would like to get involved with, then Heather Bewick would like to hear from you.

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Fri, 07:00

This year is the 75th anniversary of VE Day, when the guns fell silent at the end of World War Two in Europe.

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Thu, 17:00

Queen Sofia of Spain has offered to add her voice to the campaign against the global trade in donkey skins.

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Thu, 12:50

A card from The Queen and a bottle of his favourite sherry were amongst the many highlights at Joe Daniels' 108th birthday party yesterday (Wednesday, February 19).

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Thu, 12:00

The Sid Valley Food Bank, the RSPCA and the Amazon rainforest have all benefited from fundraising by the Sidmouth Rangers.

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Thu, 07:00

A ban on feeding seagulls and anti-social behaviour in certain areas in Sidmouth town centre could be extended for another three years.

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Sidmouth Sport

Yesterday, 18:33

Ottery St Mary were hit for five at home to Watcombe Wanderers while Sidmouth Town Reserves lost to Colyton on an artificial surface but there was a wonderful away success for Sidmouth RFC at Newton Abbot

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Yesterday, 12:58

Sidmouth Town and Honiton Town sit out yet another matchday after their respective South West Peninsula League Premier East matches fell foul of unfit playing surfaces.

Fri, 09:47

The Awliscombe and Honiton Summer Skittle League are looking for new clubs to join them for the 2020 campaign.

Fri, 08:47

Sidmouth Town head for Elburton Villa tomorrow (Saturday) hoping above hope that the game goes ahead.

Fri, 08:47

Sidmouth will travel to Newton Abbot tomorrow (Saturday) to try again to play a South West One West fixture.

Fri, 08:46

Otterton will be wary of any thoughts of revenge when they square off against Uplowman Athletic in the Devon and Exeter Football League Division Two tomorrow.

Fri, 08:45

Ottery St Mary Ladies are facing the prospect of two games a week until the end of the season as the weather continues to disrupt the schedule.

Fri, 08:36

Wincanton Racecourse's Cheltenham Festival Preview Evening is back this year on Thursday, March 5, writes Lucy Johnson.

Thu, 11:43

On a very soggy Sunday Morning, 20 Sidmouth Running Club members arrived at Knowle car park and boarded the coach bound for Exmouth and Budleigh Salterton, writes Hamish Spence.

The groups aim was to run back to Sidmouth along the Jurassic Coastal path.

Thu, 11:42

The Sidmouth men did not enjoy a good result when they played their penultimate Devon InterClub fixture of the indoor season against Torbay, writes Carol Smith.

Thu, 11:42

Sidmouth's away record in this season South West One West campaign stands right up there with the best of the away records in the division.

Thu, 11:40

Taunton Racecourse round off February with their third meeting of the month when they host The Royal Bath & West Raceday next Thursday (February 27), when the first of the seven races on the card that has over £48k on offer in prizes is due to go to post at 2pm, writes Richard Walsh.

Thu, 09:54

There was just one fixture played on the opening matchday of the second half of the Sidmouth Leisure Centre Indoor Cricket League.

Wed, 15:18

It is third meets fourth as the Ottery St Mary Development squad travel to Kenn Valley United in the Devon and Exeter Football League Division Eight on Saturday.

Wed, 14:48

With the recent deluge of rain and the postponement of the East Cornwall fixture at Great Trethew, the Western Hunt have been able to stage their meeting this coming Sunday (February 23) at The Royal Cornwall Showground, writes Donna Harris.

Latest Entertainment News

Yesterday, 12:00

In the depths of Newton Poppleford lurked a giant and a beanstalk ...

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Fri, 07:00

If conversational Spanish classes is something you would like to get involved with, then Heather Bewick would like to hear from you.

Saturday, February 15, 2020

Schools break up for the February half-term holiday from Monday, February 17 until Friday 21.

Wednesday, February 12, 2020

Book lovers across east Devon are in for a big literary treat this spring.

Saturday, February 8, 2020

The uplifting story of a Polish Jew who protected 200 children from the worst horrors of the Warsaw Ghetto is the subject of Sidmouth Youth Theatre's latest production.

Thursday, February 6, 2020

For its February concert the Sidmouth Music series plays host to a foursome who joined forces in 2014 whilst at the Royal Academy of Music.

Thursday, February 6, 2020

The kids in Tipton are revolting - but it's just a stage they are going through.

Wednesday, February 5, 2020

Fans of the Beautiful Days festival have plenty to look forward to this year.

Thursday, January 30, 2020

Travis, Gary Numan, New Model Army and Hawkwind are among the line-up for this year's Beautiful Days festival.

Saturday, January 25, 2020

East Devon Music Festival is looking for some new committee members to help run the event.

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