Vandals target collection box at Sidmouth church and other news

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Vandals damaged a fixed collection box at Sidmouth Parish Church. Read this and more.

FOOD DONATIONS: Staff at a Sidmouth supermarket have thanked generous residents for giving more than £2,000 worth of food to a cause that supports families in the area.

The huge amount of donations have been made to the Co-operative in High Street in aid of the Sid Valley Food Bank.

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SMASHED WINDSCREEN: Police are seeking a culprit who lobbed a large stone which smashed the windscreen of a car in Sidmouth.

The incident happened in Manstone Avenue between 11.50pm on February 9 and 12.30am on February 10.

Officers have appealed for information and can be contacted on 101, crime reference: KS/13/66.

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HELP NEEDED: Volunteers with a few hours to spare a week are being sought to work at Sidmouth’s Hospiscare shop in Fore Street.

Help is needed to sort and prepare stock.

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CHURCH TARGETED: Vandals damaged a fixed collection box at Sidmouth Parish Church between 12.30pm on February 10 and 10.30am February 11. Police have appealed for information and can be contacted on 101, crime reference: KS/13/70.

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CONTINENTAL HAM: An international food and craft fair could take place at The Ham after getting the backing of town councillors.

Liverpool-based company Traditional Market Limited arranges markets involving traders from all over Europe selling food and non-food products from their respective countries.

It approached the town council over the possibility of organising an event in Sidmouth and won the support of members.

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MIDDLEBAR REUNION: The Middlebar Singers are looking forward to a FolkWeek reunion at Sidmouth’s The Anchor Inn this weekend.

The group will be in the pub from today (Friday, February 15) until Sunday, February 17.

The annual meet-up sees the band play in the pub for most of the weekend ahead of the town’s famous and popular folk extravaganza in August.