Plastic chairs stolen from Sidmouth business and more news

PUBLISHED: 06:30 27 October 2011

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Thieves made off with plastic chairs from Hugh Symons Information Management. Read this and more news.

PARAGLIDER prang: A man was hurt while paragliding and had to be treated by paramedics after suffering a bad landing in Peak Hill Road, Sidmouth, at around 11.30am on Sunday, October 16. The man, aged in his mid 40s injured his arm. An onlooker dialled 999 and an ambulance attended the scene near the Manor Road Car Park. The man was taken to hospital in Exeter.

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CHAIRS PINCHED: Thieves made off with plastic chairs from Hugh Symons Information Management in Temple Street, Sidmouth, between 2.30am and 1.15pm on Monday, October 17. Police have appealed for information. Contact officers by dialling 101, crime reference: KS/11/593.

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ACCIDENT: A busy road on the outskirts of Sidmouth was left blocked and three people were taken to hospital following a car accident on Sunday. Police and paramedics raced to a stretch of the A3052 on Salcombe Hill, near Oakdown Touring Park, at around 2pm when a red Skoda and silver Mercedes collided. Police said two drivers and one passenger were injured and taken to the Royal Devon and Exeter Hospital. An Ambulance Service spokesman said one male patient suffered head injuries.

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BUSKER’S BOOST: A busking Sidmouth pensioner raised nearly £400 for a pair of charities on Friday and Saturday. Wally Cotgrave, of Winslade Road, netted £225 for Help for Heroes in just three hours while performing in High Street last Friday. Wally has raised more than £11,000 for the charity to date. He was out again with friend Celia Monck on Saturday and bagged a further £150 for ShelterBox to boost the Sidmouth Rotary Club’s Swimathon in aid of the cause.

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WRITERS: Sidmouth Writing Group meets at Twyford House on the last Friday of every month. Their next gathering will take place from 2pm to 4pm next Friday, October 28.

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ALARM PLEA: Fire service chiefs in Devon have urged Sidmouth residents to push the button on their smoke alarm to test it is still working at the same time they change their clocks next weekend. Safety bosses hope that carrying out the simple check will save lives. Fire investigation support officer Mike Burroughs said: “I can’t emphasise enough that people should not ignore fire alarms.”

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