Sidmouth and Ottery News

The Donkey Sanctuary has announced that it will reopen to visitors on Monday, September 28.


In this week’s report by the Sid Valley Biodiversity Group, publicity officer Charles Sinclair looks at the return of bluefin tuna to local waters.


Beer Film Society is celebrating after being given a commendation at the Cinema For All 2020 Film Society of the Year Awards.

Ottery residents are being reassured that the project to put up a plaque in memory of the late Phyllis Baxter is still going ahead.

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Sidmouth firefighters are asking the public to use a free smartphone app that identifies precise locations, when reporting incidents in places that could be hard for them to find.

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Yesterday, 10:00

Devon and Cornwall Police say they are prepared to enforce the stricter Covid-19 regulations brought in this week – but hope they will not have to.

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Yesterday, 08:00

An ‘unkempt’ pathway in Sidmouth has prompted complaints from local residents and claims that the district council is using ‘re-wilding’ as an excuse for poor maintenance.

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Fri, 17:51

The total number of new coronavirus cases confirmed in the last seven days has more than doubled across Devon and Cornwall – but some areas have seen a fall.

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Fri, 16:00

The bisexual flag was flying outside the offices of East Devon District Council for Bi Visibility Day on Wednesday, September 23.

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A ‘ludicrous’ algorithm for predicting housing needs, that would put hundreds of extra new homes in East Devon, is being strongly resisted by local authority planners.

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Fri, 12:00

A Sidmouth resident photographed a plume of red dust rising above Jacob’s Ladder as part of the cliff collapsed on Thursday, September 24.

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Fri, 08:00

Last week the Herald reported on plans to retain the part-pedestrianisation of the town centre - now we would like to know what our readers think.

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This week tough new measures have been introduced by Prime Minister Boris Johnson following a national rise in coronavirus infections.

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Thu, 12:15

Sidmouth Town Council is looking to speak to groups within the town a bid to resume the town’s regatta celebrations in 2021.

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Thu, 10:08

The rare moment an otter was seen swimming in a Sidmouth beauty spot has been captured on film.

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