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Sidmouth’s food bank is spending this week making the final preparations to open in its new premises – an integral garage at the Youth Centre in Manstone Lane.

The ‘true’ number of cases of coronavirus in East Devon has been revealed.

‘People feel as if they’ve been let out of prison’ - just one of the reactions as many of Sidmouth’s pubs, restaurants, cafes and hairdressers reopened on Saturday, July 4, after months of lockdown.

A car and a bus have collided in Sidmouth.

New members welcomed as club seeks to widen its appeal with a busy online programme.

A central government report issuing a ‘now do it’ plea over climate change will be used to help form East Devon District Council’s (EDDC) strategy.

An online petition to repair Red Bridge in Harpford has gathered more than 1,000 votes.

The Royal Society for the Protection of Birds (RSPB) is asking Devon residents to share how nature has helped them cope during lockdown.

A traditional ‘mumming‘ play that was going to be performed on the streets of Sidmouth has been made into a video during the coronavirus lockdown.

The structures put in place for Sidmouth’s new Alma Bridge have been described as an ‘eyesore’ - but the bridge is not finished yet.

Police want to reunite items seized during a burglary investigation in the Sidmouth area with their potential owners.

The first Devon hospitality businesses to be awarded an AA Covid Confident accreditation ahead of lockdown restrictions beginning to ease tomorrow (Saturday, July 4) have been announced.

The South Western Ambulance Service has asked residents to stay safe and drink responsibly as parts of the hospitality sector reopen.

This week, the Sid Valley Biodiversity Group’s report focuses on the importance of wildflowers in sustaining wildlife.

Skate parks and multi-use games areas (MUGAs) across East Devon will be reopening from Monday (July 6).

More than £1,000 has been raised so far by this year’s Wear A Hat initiatives in Sidmouth, in aid of Brain Tumour Research.

The NHS Test and Trace service brings together testing, contact tracing and outbreak management into an end-to-end service to stop the spread of the virus and help us move out of lockdown.

New speed limits, better traffic management and a network of cycle paths are being proposed in Ottery St Mary.

Mixing drinking alcohol with going to sea could prove a fatal cocktail, coastguards are warning - as thousands are expected to head for Devon’s beaches this weekend.

Help is available in Ottery St Mary for those who need it

Police are bracing for a huge influx of visitors to Devon this weekend and have urged people coming here to respect the area.

A 19-year-old apprentice from Sidmouth has been judged a ‘shining star’ by his training college.

It has been more than 100 days since the South West went into lockdown with along with all of the UK to try and limit the spread of the coronavirus.

Testing and tracing is at the heart of new plans revealed by Devon County Council (DCC) on how to contain coronavirus in the county - and the council will also be advising other authorities on managing local outbreaks.

Shops and businesses in Ottery Town Centre are to get a facelift as they reopen after lockdown, following successful applications for grants to repair and improve their premises.

East Devon District Council’s beach huts and chalets will re-open from Saturday (July 4), in line with the government’s relaxation of lockdown rules.

A book depicting scenes of life under lockdown in Sidmouth is to help raise funds for the Sid Valley Food Bank.

As good hygiene and virus avoiding tactics are at the forefront of people’s minds during this pandemic, it seems another big health issue is lying in wait as people grapple with bad lockdown habits and ever-expanding waistlines.

Social distancing, shielding and face masks have all become part of daily life for East Devon residents in the 100 days since the coronavirus lockdown was imposed.

The UK Government has launched a campaign to shine a light on businesses and employees across the country who have responded to the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic in remarkable ways and are now going back to business.

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