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An appeal for information has been issued after 50 dead hens were found dumped in a layby near Ottery.

‘interpretation boards’ to be placed in Sidmouth, Honiton, Ottery St Mary, Seaton, Budliegh Salterton and Exmouth

St John’s School bosses have defended its headmaster after a joke he made about dressing up as a character from erotic novel Fifty Shades of Grey on World Book Day made national headlines.

An Ottery group is putting the spotlight on Syria to raise awareness about the war-torn country’s refugees.

Sidmouth’s ‘active and vibrant’ Inner Wheel group celebrated its diamond anniversary this week with a celebratory meal at the Victoria Hotel.

District council bosses have come under fire for splashing nearly £3,000 on a black-tie civic dinner, when many taxpayers – who footed the bill – are ‘struggling’.

Gallery: Sidmouth football from 1972

Yesterday, 15:50

From the archives - Sidmouth Town football flashback.

‘Be alert, not alarmed’ is the message coming from police in the wake of the attack in Westminster yesterday (Wednesday)

A ‘powerful’ video featuring a Sidmouth family has been released to highlight the need for more funding into brain tumour research.

Landlords are being urged to come forward if they have family-sized properties that could be used to house vulnerable Syrian refugees.

A woman’s charity head shave became a real family affair when she was joined by her dad, husband and father-in-law.

Business leaders are planning a candlelit dinner in place of the town’s traditional street party as part of the Sidmouth Regatta celebrations. Chamber of commerce president Richard Eley said there is no standout event in the calendar like the Queen’s diamond jubilee in 2012, so Sunday, August 27, is a fitting provisional date.

Devon and Somerset Trading Standards has warned businesses to be on the lookout for a tool sharpening scam.

Public defecation, aggressive begging and harassment should all be added to a new order being drawn up for Sidmouth, according to civic leaders.

An Exeter based ecology business has discovered a rare species of bat roosting in East Devon.

“I think it is probably the most photographed car in Sidmouth now,” say police as images go viral on Facebook and Twitter

First time offenders could avoid conviction as part of GPS Pathfinder, a new scheme being rolled out by Devon and Cornwall Police in June

A number of Sidmouth footpaths have been listed for repair works by county bosses.

It is cheers all round at the Volunteer Inn as its landlords celebrate five years in business.

East Devon residents are being urged to make sure they are registered to vote in time for this year’s Devon County Council elections.

A selection of some of the beautiful photos our iwitness24 members have been sharing.

District bosses are consulting on their latest plans for new street trading rules, which would exclude Sidmouth from the proposed changes.

East Devon Dance Academy presents Triple Fantasy 2017.

A housing company that could allow council bosses to better respond to market pressures has received early support – but a Sidmouth councillor argues there are ‘huge risks’ to taxpayers that need to be tightly controlled.

Firefighters in Ottery were called out to West Hill last night (Monday) after reports of flames from a chimney.

Schools across the Herald’s patch will see their budgets cut by a combined total of more than £1.2million by 2019, according to an online tool.

East Devon’s Superintendent has said Ottery remains in ‘very capable hands’ after its police sergeant moved to a new role after seven months.

More than 200 people have signed a petition to stop Sidmouth’s only nightclub being ‘shut down’ and converted into an eatery, warning it would hit youngsters the hardest.

Town councillors fear they supported plans for eight apartments at a Sidmouth hotel on the basis of ‘inadequate and misleading’ information – after claims the properties could be sold into private ownership.

Volunteers are needed to pick 
up their brushes and paint the 
town as part of a new ground force group.

An Ottery woman - ‘sick’ of only seeing her large family at funerals - has enjoyed a birthday to remember as more than 60 relatives reunited for her 70th birthday.

A teenage cricketer from Sidford is preparing for his first full season at Somerset Cricket Club.

Members of the East Devon Alliance turned out to ‘one of the biggest NHS rallies in history’ to protest against NHS cutbacks.

A fundraising concert has hit all the right notes to raise £1,200 for Sidmouth Town Band.

The 87-year-old attracted worldwide attention with her generous offer to take 40 strangers to lunch, who otherwise would have been alone at Christmas.

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