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Chair of Ottery Chamber of Commerce, Viv Abbott, announced the launch of Independents' Day

Plenty on offer for shoppers to celebrate ‘Independents Day’

Jacqueline Steel is showcasing her work at Kennaway House this week

A self-taught Sidmouth artist is celebrating a successful exhibition as it draws to a close.

The new defibrillator at Beer. Ref shb 26-16AW 1132. Picture: Alex Walton

The legacy of a young woman will live on in her favourite seaside town after her family donated life saving equipment.

Gallery: Sidmouth Armed Forces Day

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Sidmouth marked Armed Forces Day with a service at the town's War Memorial. Ref shs 26-16TI 2808. Picture: Terry Ife

Pictures at the event

Pixie Day in Ottery

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Pixie Day in Ottery. Ref sho 26-16TI 2978. Picture: Terry Ife

Hundreds of local children took part in the annual Pixies Revenge event in Ottery St Mary on Saturday.

Tracey and Guy Paddon took on a marathon challenge to raise £4,800 for FORCE

Pair fought through pain and heartache to raise £4,800 for cancer charity

Exeter Magistrates Court

A Sidmouth man who sent abusive, aggressive and threatening texts, emails and calls to his former partner has narrowly escaped jail.

Gallery: Classic Car Show

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Ian Hartnell and Ken Newton,organisers of the classic car day in Sidford, with 'Robbie The Rover' a 1947 P2 Sports Tourer. Ref shs 26-16TI 2840. Picture: Terry Ife

Pictures of the event at the Blue Ball

Sidmouth primary school's fun run in The Byes. Ref shs 26-16TI 3245. Picture: Terry Ife

Pictures of the event

Anthony Broughton took this shot of the air ambulance, which was called out to an accident in Salcombe Hill Road.

A man has been airlifted to hospital after an accident in Salcombe Hill Road this morning (Tuesday).

Christine Baker, 75, completed her first triathlon in aid of Pancreatic Cancer Research Fund

‘Oldest competitor’ raises more then £1,800 for the Pancreatic Cancer Research Fund

Tim Treloar will be swapping the mountains for the desert in October as he takes on the Atacama Crossing.

An outdoor instructor is pushing himself to the limits to complete an ultra-marathon in memory of his parents.

Ottery St Mary Hospital entrance. Ref sho 7454-44-14TI Picture: Terry Ife

Call for full public consultation on ‘significant changes’ being proposed

Sidmouth Voluntary Services' home at Twyford House

A ‘struggling’ Sid Valley charity will be looking for ways to finance CCTV for its headquarters, following an attempted burglary this week.

Sidmouth firefighters helped cleaning the playground at Tipton primary school. Ref sho 0511-01-16SH. Photo Simon Horn

More than 450 sign petition against relocation of flood-prone buildings to Ottery St Mary

The Ford in Sidmouth during previous floods

Sid Vale Association calls for rethink in light of new flood risk figures

View over Spain

Three intrepid cyclists are today enjoying a well-deserved rest after riding 1,100 miles to help fund multiple sclerosis (MS) research.

South West in Bloom judging with the Beer in Bloom committee. Jon Wheatley and Denise James of South West in Bloom with Beer in Bloom committee members, Mike lang and Ursula Makepeace. Ref shb 3235-29-15AW. Picture: Alex Walton

Beer is going for gold for the third year running in this year’s South West In Bloom competition.

Victoria Hotel. Ref shs 09-16TI 2391. Picture: Terry Ife

Brend Hotels has triumphed in a public vote to be named Family Business of the Year.

Dan and Megan Cozens and their team at the Woodlands Hotel. Ref shs 24-16SH 8422. Picture: Simon Horn.

‘First class’ accommodation in Sidmouth is helping the town’s hotels hit the top spots of the world’s largest travel website.

Dilly Fung has been appointed as a professor at UCL

A Sidmothian academic has been appointed as a professor in a world-leading university – and she hopes her success inspires youngsters in the town.

Lynette Talbot's concept drawing of the fish display Sidmouth in Bloom will take to the NEC

Sidmouth in Bloom’s (SiB) efforts earned them a silver gilt award after their unprecedented invitation to the Gardeners’ World expo at the weekend.

The area to be considered in the Re-imagining Port Royal architecture competition

International architects join local panel to judge competition

Fly tippers could face fixed penalties of £400 under new powers approved by East Devon District Council.

Police are warning shopkeepers to keep an eye out for possible ‘dodgy notes’ after two incidents in Sidmouth and Colyford.

A view west along Sidmouth shoreline. Ref shs 18-16SH 0065. Picture: Simon Horn.

No defences will be put in place on Sidmouth seafront for three years because the six-figure cost of interim works would hit longer-term funding.

The EU Referendum results are in. Picture: AP Photo/Vadim Ghirda

In the wake of Britain voting to leave the European Union this morning, the leader of East Devon District Council (EDDC) says he ‘trusts the electorate’.

MEP Julie Girling.

Julie Girling and Molly Scott-Cato both released statements following the EU referendum result.

The EU Referendum results are in. Picture: AP Photo/Vadim Ghirda

Hugo Swire MP said people must work together to secure the best deal for Britain, following David Cameron’s announcement that he will step down as PM.

Prime Minister David Cameron speaks outside 10 Downing Street, London, with wife Samantha where he announced his resignation after Britain voted to leave the European Union in an historic referendum which has thrown Westminster politics into disarray and sent the pound tumbling on the world markets. Picture: Lauren Hurley/PA Wire

David Cameron has announced he will quit as Prime Minister by October after a humiliating defeat in the referendum which ended with a vote for Britain to leave the European Union.

Option Four

A fifth solution to Sidmouth’s coastal erosion has been put forward halfway through a consultation to choose the best option.

Sidmouth residents Ray and Maureen Scott back on their wedding day sixty years ago. Ref shs 24-16SH 8978.

A ‘lightning-packed’ first kiss, followed by a marriage proposal six weeks later, was the start of a ‘wonderful life’ for one diamond wedding couple.

County Hall in Exeter.

A Sidmouth man drove into an Exeter street and parked in a bay before collapsing and dying from a heroin overdose, an inquest heard.

Robin Chambers' The Shrouds of the Somme. Matt Austin

On display in Exeter’s Northernhay Gardens from Friday, July 1 until Thursday July 7, 19240 Shrouds of the Somme by Somerset artist Rob Heard comprises 19,240 shrouded figures.

Jeanne Gollop and her friend Denise Hook have signed up for this year's Twilight Walk to raise funds for Hospiscare. Photo: Mike Powell.

On Saturday, July 9, Exmouth will be a shimmering, glittery, sparkling sight, as hundreds of women take part in the Hospiscare charity Twilight Walk.

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