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Follow our live blog as East Devon reacts to the Coronavirus pandemic and looks to offer support to those who have gone into self-isolation

The tenant of a Sidmouth allotment that was described as an ‘eyesore’ by a person living nearby has reassured residents that the plot will eventually look ‘lovely’.

Sidmouth and Ottery churches are using the Internet to reach out to their congregations during the coronavirus lockdown.

All household waste recycling centres have been closed in Devon until further notice.

An East Devon man who cleans road signs for free has had to suspend his generous activity because of the threat of coronavirus.

Nearly 200 smiling hat wearers shared their selfies online in a virtual ‘gathering’ for Sidmouth Wear A Hat Week.

Devon County Council is trialling a new subsidised taxi service to help key workers travel to and from work.

More than 200 chocolate goodies have been donated to the Sid Valley Food Bank by Sidmouth Primary School’s parents, teachers and friends association.

Chris Tuckett, a physical activity clinical champion for Public Health England and physiotherapist has given some helpful advice on how the over 70s can keep mobile, fit and healthy through this period of self-isolation.

Devon Air Ambulance is standing down its helicopter flights in response to the coronavirus crisis.

If your household is affected by coronavirus, any waste materials that you come in to contact with must be handled carefully, East Devon District Council has said.

With the announcement that Sidmouth’s popular hot cross bun giveaway will not be held for the first time in its 122-year history, we have dug into our archives to find photos from the same event held 10 years ago.

A Sidmouth pub is doing everything it can to support its community.

The BBC is teaming up with manufacturers, retailers and a loneliness charity to offer free DAB radios to the most vulnerable people aged over 70.

After being forced to stay indoors or close to home for weeks, a group of Sidmouth residents have finally enjoyed a taste of freedom.

This year’s Sidmouth In Bloom competition has been cancelled because of the coronavirus, but organisers are sowing the seeds for better times in the future.

A Devon charity is urgently appealing to the community after losing a predicted £1million due to the coronavirus pandemic.

A package of temporary, timely and targeted measures to support public services, people and businesses through the Covid-19 outbreak have been laid out by the Chancellor.

A Sidmouth minister who is self-isolating for 12 weeks in a holiday let has spoken out about how the Covid-19 outbreak has affected him.

An Ottery man showed his appreciation for staff at the NHS by cutting his lawn in a distinctive style.

In order to provide information to the people of Honiton, we have created this community lifeline to find sources of help in the area.

Ottery businesses are doing their best to adapt, offering take-away services and delivery to those who need it most.

Staff from social care teams in Devon are being redeployed from non-critical to essential frontline services in response to the coronavirus outbreak.

A Sidmouth restaurant has started a delivery service in response to the Covid-19 pandemic.

Self-employed workers will be able to claim support worth 80 per cent of their average monthly profits in an ‘unprecedented’ move to cover the impact of coronavirus, the government has announced.

Residents across East Devon will show solidarity with those on the frontline battling coronavirus by clapping in unison.

People who continue to flout coronavirus lockdown rules will be breaking the law and could be arrested by police.

Sidmouth’s food bank is preparing for a rise in demand as a result of the coronavirus crisis.

A selection of much-loved National Theatre live productions is to be made available to watch on YouTube for free over the next two months.

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