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In order to provide information to the people of Ottery St Mary, we have created this community lifeline to find sources of help in the area.

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Sidmouth’s Gourmet Garden Market which promised gin, jams, cheese, chutneys and much more has been rearranged.

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The Government has urged people to stay home over Easter as police warned they were ready to take action against those who flouted the coronavirus lockdown rules.

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Volunteers offering support, guidance and an ear to listen are just some of things that Sid Valley HELP is doing to help the town cope with the coronavirus outbreak.

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Yesterday, 17:00

Local NHS teams and social care providers are using personal protective equipment (PPE) donated by The Donkey Sanctuary during the coronavirus crisis.

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Yesterday, 12:00

Community coronavirus efforts in East Devon could be set for a £25,000 boost.

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Yesterday, 11:12

Devon county councillor Martin Shaw is recommending families should check out a free information book explaining coronavirus to children.

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Yesterday, 09:10

Follow our live blog as East Devon reacts to the Coronavirus pandemic and looks to offer support to those who have gone into self-isolation

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Yesterday, 07:00

Devon County Council has called for holidaymakers and second home owners to stay away from the South West – and for tougher penalties if they break the coronavirus lockdown rules.

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Wed, 17:35

Boris Johnson is on the mend and “sitting up in bed” the chancellor has confirmed.

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Wed, 17:00

The owner of a pottery painting business in Sidmouth, shut down during the coronavirus crisis, has launched a ‘design your own mug’ competition.

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Wed, 16:59

A massive cliff fall has blocked the beach between Branscombe and Weston Mouth, east of Sidmouth.

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Wed, 16:59

The empty kitchens at Otter Garden Centres have been put to good use to support local schools needing meals for children still attending.

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Wed, 15:13

GP practices in Honiton, Ottery and Sidmouth have reassured residents they are working closely together to ensure everyone receives the appropriate health care amid the Covid-19 pandemic.

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Wed, 14:33

The MP for East Devon, Simon Jupp, is to look into shortages of personal protective equipment (PPE) at local doctors’ surgeries during the coronavirus crisis.

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Wed, 13:23

Boris Johnson is “responding to treatment” in a London hospital as he battles coronavirus, Downing Street has said.

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Sidmouth Sport


Here’s our weekly chat about all things Ottery St Mary with the club chairman Mikey Ringer.


East Devon Virtual Football League matchday four results and the latest tables across the three divisions.

Yesterday, 10:20

Ottery St Mary Under-10s are, like all youth teams and indeed senior teams, lamenting the cutting short of the 2019/20 football season owing to the Coronavirus crisis.

Yesterday, 10:20

The Rugby Football Union (RFU) have published the final league tables for 2019-20 based on a system which is arguably as fair as possible, writes Terry O’Brien.

Wed, 11:08

We have been taking a look back though our picture archives.

Wed, 08:30

An image of Ben Stokes just after he hit the winning runs in the third Specsavers Test between England and Australia at Headingley has won the Wisden–MCC Photograph of the Year competition for 2019.

Tue, 10:24

In May 1908 the first woods were bowled at the newly formed Sidmouth Bowling Club (SBC) down on the seafront at Bedford Lawn, now the carpark opposite the Bedford Hotel, writes Peter Mison.

Tue, 08:29

Honiton-based Twin Tigers Boxing and Martial Arts Club are ‘doing their bit’ to help with the national lockdown owing to the Covid-19 crisis.

Mon, 14:23

Sidmouth Town won 2-1 at Beer Albion on matchday two of the East Devon Virtual Football League season.

Mon, 13:53

Exeter Chiefs ladies’ net success in bid to join Tyrrells Premier 15 for next season

Sunday, April 5, 2020

Dave Ewers has been part and parcel of the Exeter Chiefs mix for over ten years, but the African-born forward will be extending his stay a little longer after he became the latest member of Rob Baxter’s squad to commit their future to the Devon club, writes Mark Stevens.

Sunday, April 5, 2020

‘They won`t last five minutes, let alone sevendays’, ‘Axminster does not need two teams’ and, ‘For sure, they will not even finish the season’, writes Dick Sturch.

Saturday, April 4, 2020

matchday one of the East Devon Virtual Football League.

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Sunday, April 5, 2020

Jurassic Physio offers those confined to their homes the chance to maintain their fitness.

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Tuesday, March 24, 2020

Grandpas Gallery to host Facebook Live event for latest Alan Cotton exhibition

Sunday, March 22, 2020

The Devon Song Festival, which was due to run from March 27 to 29 in Topsham, has been cancelled due to the spread of coronavirus.

Saturday, March 21, 2020

John Hammond’s solo show, Follow the Sun, is being stage at Marine House, Beer.

Friday, March 20, 2020

In the UK, Mothering Sunday is arranged around the Easter calendar and always takes place on the fourth Sunday of Lent, so this year it falls on Sunday, March 22.

Tuesday, March 17, 2020

Devon County Show, which had been due to take place this spring, has been postponed due to coronavirus.

Monday, March 16, 2020

Jazz band leader Pete Allen has cancelled his concert on Sunday, March 22, at the Sidholme Hotel Music Room.

Thursday, March 12, 2020

Rehearsals are now in full swing for Sidmouth Musical Theatre’s next production – Sister Act – which takes place in June.

Thursday, March 12, 2020

It’s time to dust off those flares, smear on the blue eyeliner and get ready to sing-a-long to some of Abba’s greatest hits at the Manor Pavilion Theatre, this weekend.

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