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Voters will be going to the polls next week to choose the next Police and Crime Commissioner for Devon and Cornwall.

St John's school's new director of music Clive Salmon is pictured with year four students this week. Ref shs 15-16SH 0405. Picture: Simon Horn

A keyboardist who performed on a charity recording of a David Bowie classic has taken the top music job at St John’s School.

The new cooker at Twyford House that is expected to cook over 500 meals a month. Ref shs 16-16SH 1438. Picture: Simon Horn

A new cooker, which will allow a ‘lifeline’ charity to continue its popular lunch club, was installed this week, thanks to donations from the community.

Sidmouth Neighbourhood Plan Steering Group committee. Ref shs 15-16SH 0741. Picture: Simon Horn

Views needed to help shape Neighbourhood Plan according to community values

Three cars have been involved in collision near Newton Poppleford.

The bogus Postcode Lottery letter,

Warnings about bogus People’s Postcode Lottery letters offering prizes of £335,000 have been issued to Sidmouth residents.

Josh Gutierrez will soon be heading off to Cambodia where he will take part in a VSO project. Ref shs 7653-34-15SH. Picture: Simon Horn

A university graduate from Sidmouth is calling on East Devon’s MP to lobby for a rise in international aid to help developing countries.

The Balfour Arms is set to reopen following a half-a-million pound investment

National pub operator Punch also creates 12 jobs at The Balfour Arms as part of the project.

EDDC officer spraying a temporary stencil alerting dogs owners to the ban

Signs telling people about the seasonal dog bans on East Devon beaches have been improved.

Mary and Kay Bagwell accept the Keith Owen Fund plaque with Coco Hodgkinson and Louise Cole from Chris Woodruff of the SVA. Ref shs 15-16SH 0420. Picture: Simon Horn

The Sid Vale Association (SVA) has marked its support for Sea Fest with a plaque at the Ham.

A team from Exmouth’s Haldon House Surgery, in Imperial Road, is gearing up to take part in this year’s Hospiscare Twilight Walk, in July.

A team from Exmouth’s Haldon House Surgery, in Imperial Road, is gearing up to take part in this year’s Hospiscare Twilight Walk, in July.

Firefighters were called out to a road between Sidmouth and Newton Poppleford, following reports of a digger fire.

Several groups of Scouts,Brownies and Cubs from across the region took part in a St Georges day parade in Ottery. Ref shs 16-17TI 9657. Picture: Terry Ife

Scouts from East Devon stepped out in proud patriotic style for a St George’s Day parade through the town on Sunday (April 24).

Exmouth Hospital

A spokesman for the Northern Devon Healthcare NHS Trust said the organisation was not aware of any impact on its services at any its community hospitals in East Devon.

Residents are being urged to take care when enjoying the sunshine.

Health experts have released some top tips to sun-seekers, as part of the British Association of Dermatologists’ Sun Awareness Week, running from May 9 to May 15, 2016.

The majority of the Swan to Swan team (From left to right) Nick Young, Richard Bennett, Nicole Madeley, Mark Barrett, Carole Clark, Clare Robson, Niel Murdoch, Brian Golding, Roger Worthington, Seb Mounoury, Malcolm Crabtree

Spirited ramblers are counting down the days until they pull on their boots for the Admiral Nurse Campaign.

Sidmouth Neighbourhood Plan Steering Group committee. Ref shs 15-16SH 0741. Picture: Simon Horn

Community involvement is ‘critical’ to creation of Neighbourhood Plan

Slow sign

A ‘dangerous’ stretch of road near Ottery St Mary Primary School has become the subject of a second petition by campaigners desperate to see safety improved.

Cllr Stuart Hughes flattens the material into the pothole. Ref shs 16-16SH 1179. Picture: Simon Horn

Residents are being encouraged to patch minor potholes in Sidmouth as part of a new scheme.

Glyn Dobson gets things started at The Rotary Club of Otter Valley's cycle ride. Ref sho 16-17TI 9606. Picture: Terry Ife

Cyclists pedal for charity

Landlords in East Devon, with currently vacant family-sized properties, are being urged to come forward to help house Syrian refugees.

Winning design for the Ottery St Mary Food and Families Festival poster competition

The creative talents of a King’s School student are to go on display across Ottery, as the official artwork of the upcoming Food and Families Festival.

isolated flying common seagull on white background

A decision to scrap bird of prey patrols to deter ‘nuisance’ seagulls - and instead spend the budget on educational leaflets and stickers – has come under fire.

Former London mayor, Ken Livingstone, signing his book at Sidmouth Rugby Club. Ref shs 15-16AW 2697. Picture: Alex Walton

Straight-talking Labour veteran was key speaker at Sun, Sea and Books Literary Festival fundraiser

Four members of Sidmouth Town Band recreate the Beatles' Abbey Road album cover on Temple Street. Ref shs 14-16SH 9685. Picture: Simon Horn

Members need a little help from their friends as they launch fundraising bid

Kingsley Squire looks for customers at the 2012 Salcombe Regis Fair. Ref shv 3395-23-12SH. Photo by Simon Horn.

Charities backed by the late Kingsley Squire will receive a boost from Salcombe Regis Fair in June.

Sidmouth Victoria Hospital Comforts Fund AGM

Trustees pledge ongoing commitment to town’s facility

The Sidmouth Chamber of Commerce Queen's party tickets went on sale at the weekend. Emma Finch, Sara Fisher and Alison Galling pick up their tickets from Jo and Emily Pullman. Ref shs 16-16AW 2755. Picture: Alex Walton

Residents rose early and formed an orderly queue to secure a seat at a Sidmouth street party to celebrate the Queen’s 90th birthday.

Jenny Waller, Launa Ervin-Kay, Jan Jones and Katelen Batt help out at the Stowford Community Centre Jumble sale. Ref shs 16-16AW 2787. Picture: Alex Walton

Stowford Rise Community Centre will reopen its cafe one day-a-week following a successful jumble sale at the weekend.

A front garden that has been destroyed by vandals in Lawn Vista. Ref shs 16-16TI 9274. Picture: Terry Ife

A grieving mother has blasted ‘mindless’ vandals who trashed the ‘special space’ that has helped her cope with the pain of losing her son.

Pupils at Sidmouth Primary School visited Sidmouth Fire Station as part of its School Safety Week.

Memorial bench for Richard Maskrey at Branscombe cricket club. Ref shb 16-16TI 9126. Picture: Terry Ife

Branscombe Cricket Club has paid tribute to one of its members and the village’s ‘great characters’ in the form of a memorial bench.

Dave Bramley, Chair of VGS, received a cheque outside Kennaway House. (s)

Residents of all ages were able to enjoy free entry into an Extreme Weather and Climate Variety Show thanks to money from the Sid Vale Association (SVA).

Angie Carney ready for her Mean Bean Challenge.

A Sidmouth woman will spend next week living on nothing but rice and beans to experience what life is like to be one of millions of starving people across the world.

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