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Seth Lakeman

Organisers say only a few Super Early Bird tickets remain for Sidmouth’s famous week of festivities

Gale force winds brought tree down in Toadpit Lane on Monday forcing police to close the road

Highways teams work to clear aftermath of Storm Imogen

Proposed boundaries for the new West Hill Parish Council. The black outline is the boundary campaigners in favour of independence have put forward. The hatched parts are areas that EDDC is suggesting should remain part of Ottery Town Council, subject to further consultation.

District bosses look set to give the go-ahead to the next stage of a process which would see West Hill split from Ottery St Mary and form its own parish council.

How the gingko tree is set to move at Knowle

A beloved tree at Knowle will be relocated to make way for a retirement community if developers get the go-ahead – but how will they do it?

Ian Rosenblatt is the founder of the Branscombe Festival.

Event returns to village from July 29 - 31

Temple Street road closure. Ref shs 03-16AW 1234. Picture: Alex Walton

The closure of one of Sidmouth’s main artery roads has halved the takings in some shops because customers have ‘given up’ trying to reach the town, say concerned traders.

Claire Wright

County council watchdog to pressure MPs on austerity budget

‘Please keep pets on leads near livestock’

Sidmouth beach huts hike: ‘If you don’t believe me, take a look at transformation strategy’

More than 145,000 people have signed national petition to make transitional arrangements fair

Typhoon pilot Jonathan Dowen at the Sid Valley Rotary club's black tie dinner. Ref shs 05-16TI 0144. Picture: Terry Ife

Charity event organised by Sid Valley Rotary Club raises £8,000

A rare  Baird’s Sandpiper landing  at Seaton Wetlands. Picture: SUE SMITH

Action-packed programme of outdoor activities

View of Sidmouth seafront. Picture: Alex Walton. Ref Sidmouth view 1

Free pancakes, Newton Pop panto and Sidmouth’s Got Talent

Devon & Somerset Fire & Rescue Service badge

Devon and Somerset Fire and Rescue Service has served up some safety tips for East Devon residents ahead of Pancake Day tomorrow (Tuesday).

Devon County Council is planning to close Green Close Care Home to cut costs

Firm’s interest in Devon County Council-owned Green Close in Sidford

East Devon District Council Chief Executive Mark Williams.

East Devon District Council’s top officer has drawn criticism for a comment he made about Sidmouth at a meeting on the authority’s development blueprint.

Debra and Gary Tennant from West Hill Garage are concerned about the length of time the road will remain shut between the village and Ottery St Mary. Ref sho 05-16SH 3672. Picture: Simon Horn

Business suffering as route set to stay closed ‘until further notice’

Huge waves pound the seafront at Sidmouth, Devon. Picture: Ian Williams.

Updated - pictures: The Esplanade takes a battering from the elements

Enormous waves crashed along Sidmouth seafront after very windy conditions and high tides. Picture by Alex Walton. Ref shs 4301-06-14AW. To order your copy of this photograph go to www.sidmouthherald.co.uk and click on Photo Orders

Communities warned to take care on exposed seafronts

Gale force winds are forecast for the festive week ahead.

Winds of up to 80 miles per hour are expected today, as storm ‘Imogen’ batters East Devon, the MET office has warned.

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Sidford’s main junction is ‘a fatal accident waiting to happen’, according to a campaigner who is calling on authorities to act before it is too late.

Norma Hoare receives The Benemeienti Medal from The Bishop of Plymouth on behalf of the pope. Ref shs 05-16TI 0157. Picture: Terry Ife

A dedicated volunteer will remember the day she received an award from the Pope for the rest of her life.

Steve Vernon, Sidmouths Town Crier for a day makes the first cry in the town for approximately fifty years. Ref shs 8362-47-14TI Picture: Terry Ife

Sidmouth could get a new town crier for the first time in 70 years after an actor volunteered to fill the position – but civic leaders said the opportunity should be open to all.

Monica’s mission to match lonely people

Saturday, February 6, 2016
VALENTINE'S Day

A bereaved woman whose only company is her faithful golden retriever has turned Cupid by setting up a dating agency to bring other lonely over-60s together.

The Co-operative Bank on the High Street in Sidmouth. Ref shs 3048-04-16SH. Picture: Simon Horn

The closure of the Co-operative Bank’s Sidmouth branch will leave a high-profile vacancy in High Street.

Geoff Pook

Councillors have signed-off on a draft plan in the hope of securing ownership of some of Beer’s biggest assets and shaping the village’s future.

Donkeys Christian and Honey. Picture: The Donkey Sanctuary.

Charity will build a new specialist veterenary facility - and is seeking volunteers to help.

EDDC's Knowle HQ. Ref shs 7705-15-12SH Picture: Simon Horn

The inclusion of a 12-acre Sid Valley business park in East Devon’s Local Plan was branded ‘undemocratic’, ‘shambolic’ and ‘deeply flawed’ by residents and representatives at a meeting last week.

Twins Beckie and Ellie with mum Monica George and Francesca Laugharne at the Ottery neighborhood plan event. Ref sho 05-16TI 9942. Picture: Terry Ife

Successful event paves way for referendum in spring 2017

Pilot’s talk a soaring success

Friday, February 5, 2016
Typhoon pilot Jonathan Dowen at the Sid Valley Rotary club's black tie dinner. Ref shs 05-16TI 0144. Picture: Terry Ife

Sid Valley Rotary Club toasted a successful evening of fundraising after its charity dinner raised more than £8,000.

Sidmouth's beach huts. Ref shs 0839-03-15TI. Picture: Terry Ife

Efforts to have a decision to raise beach hut prices across East Devon reconsidered have been refused.

Artist's impression of car-free Ottery St Mary Food and Families Festival

More than 90 people sign in favour of car-free market square

Driver denies causing coach crash deaths

Friday, February 5, 2016

59-year-old pleads not guilty over crash which claimed the lives of women from Exmouth and Newton Poppleford

Sidmouth families sought to take part in The Three Day Nanny series

Celebrity nanny set to solve fussy food habits, bedtime battles and more parenting problems

Communities in East Devon took part in a 'bite back' campaign against loan sharks

Communities in Sidmouth, Exmouth, Honiton, Axminster and Ottery St Mary targeted in bid to raise awareness

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