Successful charity quiz in Sidmouth and other news

PUBLISHED: 07:00 08 March 2012

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VANDAL BLIGHT: Criminal damage was inflicted on a vehicle parked on Sidmouth’s Esplanade between 3pm last Sunday, February 19, and 5pm last Friday, February 24.

Contact police with information on 101, crime reference: KS/12/115.

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CHARGED: An 18-year-old man faces a court appearance after being charged with alleged drink driving. Police said the teen was arrested in Salcombe Hill Road at around 9.10am on Sunday (February 26).

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PORTAS PILOT: Sidmouth has been invited by high street guru Mary Portas to apply for up to £100,000 to achieve a vision for its future. The town council will consider the invite on Monday.

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QUIZ DELIGHT: A quiz night at Sidmouth’s Volunteer pub last Thursday raised £509 for the NSPCC.

Organiser Becky Robson thanked the Pea Green Boat, Winchesters, Potbury’s, La Rosetta, the Radway Cinema, Seabrease, Sidmouth Stationers, Delderfields and Jean Trivett for donating prizes. Becky is set to take on the London Marathon. Full story on page 17.

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HOUSE DETECTIVES: Sidmouth and Ottery residents interest in finding out about the history of their homes have been invited to attend a Devon Rural Archive House Detectives day on March 27. To find out more e-mail office@dra.net

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TRANSPORT: East Devon MP Hugo Swire will today stage a special seminar in Exeter to discuss the rail transport needs for the region.

Mr Swire said: “There is an ever-growing demand for rail travel which is why it is key to bring interested parties together.”

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SEAGULL RESCUE: A fire crew was called to the Fish and Chip Shop in Beer after reports a seagull was stuck in netting on its roof on Tuesday. The appliance from Seaton arrived just before 6pm on the request of the RSCPA, who were in attendance. The crew used extension ladders to safely remove the seagull.

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RESCUE: The coastguard was called to locate a man who had become lost on his way home from Beer on Tuesday evening. A spokesman for the coastguard said rescue officers from Beer mounted a search after police received a call around 7.30pm from the man saying he had become disorientated while walking to Seaton. Terry Hoare, Beer Coastguard manager, said: “A 62-year-old male had fallen on the coastal path between Beer and Seaton. The casualty, who was under the influence of alcohol, was located safe and well and given a lift home.”

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