Sidmouth 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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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

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.

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

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.

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

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

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

A coronavirus contact tracing app will be rolled out across England and Wales on Thursday.

Proposals to redevelop Salston Manor and build 15 new homes in its grounds are being resisted by Ottery Town Council.

Concerns have been raised about tractors being driven dangerously through Ottery.

The Government has warned that Britain could face much tougher measures if new rules to curb coronavirus fail to get the infection rate under control.

A Sidmouth musician who performed gigs in his back garden to cheer up his neighbours has been named as one of Devon’s 100 Lockdown Legends.

A new health and wellbeing information centre has opened in Sidmouth this week.

Surplus food from supermarkets is being given out free in Sidmouth, following the expansion of a community group fighting food waste.

Sidmouth’s iconic Jacob’s Ladder is due to be repainted and will undergo structural repairs from Tuesday (September 22).

A man who is walking around the coastline of Britain for charity, relying on ‘the kindness of strangers’ for food and accommodation, has praised the ‘friendly’ people of Sidmouth.

The latest application to redevelop Salston Manor goes before Ottery town councillors this evening (Monday, September 21).

In this week’s report from the Sid Valley Biodiversity Group, Ed Dolphin from Sidmouth Arboretum describes a project to bring a rare species of tree back to the area.

A small, socially-distanced commemoration of the Battle of Britain took place in Sidmouth on Saturday, September 13.

Mr Taylor Hutchinson was determined to photograph one of the ‘celebrity’ local beavers living on the River Otter, near his home, but knew it would not be easy.

Police say the theft is thought to have taken place on Tuesday, September 8.

‘Be kind to our receptionists’ - that is the message one Sidmouth doctor has issued to patients.

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