Panos bids farewell to Sidmouth and other news

A former Sidmouth delicatessen and caf� owner has thanked the town after he said goodbye to the business. Read this and more.

FAREWELL PANOS: A former Sidmouth delicatessen and caf� owner has thanked the town after he said goodbye to the business.

The Herald reported last week how Panos Taliadoros was set to move away from the town after meeting the ‘love of his life’.

He was bade a fond farewell from the Dairy Shop - which he ran for three years - last Thursday.

Panos thanked well-wishers for their kind thoughts, good wishes, cards and gifts.


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He said: “It was quite an emotional day and I have only just finished reading all the cards and letters.”

He paid special tribute to his staff and told them: “I would not have been able to operate the way I did.”

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The Dairy Shop remains open under new ownership.

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DONKEY PETITION: Sidmouth’s The Donkey Sanctuary has supported a petition to stop the shipment of 200 feral donkeys from the Caribbean island of Bonaire to Haiti.

Donkeys have been living feral on Bonaire for hundreds of years and many fall victim to terrible acts of abuse, road traffic accidents, illness, dehydration and sometimes starvation.

A Dutch couple set up Donkey Sanctuary Bonaire in 1993 and have managed to save and care for 400 animals - but a further 200 are still roaming free on the island.

Recent reports indicate that the Bonaire Government wishes to round remaining donkeys up and transport them to Haiti where they will face an uncertain future as working animals. Find the petition at www.thedonkeysanctuary.org.uk/petition/bonaire.

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OVER 60S: The Sid Vale Over 60s Club enjoyed a talk from a Mrs Marsh of the Macular Disease Society on July 16.

The speaker, afflicted with the disease herself, was able to inform members how they can check themselves if concerned.

“Members were very keen to speak to her after the talk because many had doubts about their sight,” said secretary Betty Hawkins.

The club’s next meeting is on September 17, at 2.30pm, at Primley Road Church. The subject will be inland waterways. New visitors are always welcome and can enjoy a cup of tea and biscuits. In June, the club enjoyed a talk by Steven Potter of South West Water.

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