Knotweed concerns in Sidmouth and more news

Japanese Knotweed has sparked fears in Sidmouth. Read this and more news.

INVASION: Fears an aggressive super weed has invaded a Sidmouth street sparked civic leaders into action. Town councillors heard on Monday how a Long Park resident expressed concern over an outbreak of Japanese Knotweed in her garden. Members gave the town clerk permission to nip the problem in the bud.


FOUND: An MP4 player was found at the Ham play park, Sidmouth, on Friday, September 30. To retrieve the item contact police on 101.


FLU: NHS Devon urges people in ‘at risk’ groups to get a free flu vaccination from their GPs. For the first time, pregnant women are being offered it. All over 65 can have the jab free, as can carers of the elderly, those with heart and breathing complaints, kidney, liver disease, lowered immune systems, stroke sufferers, diabetes and neurological conditions.