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Joy and Jo Seward sat on the newly installed bench at Stevens Cross. Ref shs 21-16AW 7930. Picture: Alex Walton

The Seward family has paid for a replacement seat for whole community to enjoy

Betty Williams with a thank you letter from the Queen for a poem she wrote for the Queen's 90th birthday. Ref sho 21-16AW 7926. Picture: Alex Walton

Famed as a generous ‘anonymous benefactor’, Betty Williams has now received royal recognition

BBC Radio 1’s Big Weekend Exeter 2016. Listen back via the Radio 1 website and watch highlights on Radio 1’s YouTube channel, BBC Radio 1’s Big Weekend Exeter 2016 will be live on Radio 1 on 28th & 29th May. Watch live online, on BBC iPlayer, with highlights on BBC Four and Radio 1’s YouTube channel.

Huge crowds descended on Powderham Castle to see the launch of BBC Radio 1’s Big Weekend yesterday (Saturday).

Amy Pepper shares her daily experience as an Admiral Nurse in London.

As the Sid Valley community gets ever closer to its own dementia specialist, the Herald has teamed up with Dementia UK to provide an insight into a typical day for an Admiral Nurse.

Dr Bob Symes OBE giving a talk in 2008

The former honorary curator of Sidmouth Museum certainly made an impact on the town, say his family.

Peter Judd said Susan's hair and clothes were ruined

Environmental health officers are investigating after a ‘torrent of filthy water’ rained down on a couple from an historic house on Sidmouth seafront.

Sarah and Philip Rose of Rosey's Chippy in Ottery. Rosey's has recently reopened after a fire forced the shop to close. Ref sho 20-16AW 7782. Picture: Alex Walton

Rosey’s has re-opened after fire forced eight-week closure

The Jurassic Coast World Heritage Team (l to r) Left to right: Dr Sam Rose, Alex O’Dwyer, Sally King, Dr Anjana Ford, Caroline Pearce, Guy Kerr, Katie Thompson, Sam Scriven, Lesley Garlick

The Jurassic Coast World Heritage Team has won national recognition for its efforts to involve others with the site.

Billy Roberts launches his new business, Bills Fresh Fish. Ref shs 21-16AW 8287. Picture: Alex Walton

An 18-year-old who has fished since he started walking has turned his hobby into a job for life.

A tent and pizza boxes were among the litter found at Core Hill

This ‘mindless and shameful’ littering shocked a mum-of-three trying to enjoy the outdoors with her children.

The pompom field in the gardens outside Dray Court on Exmouth's Rolle Road is part of Exmouth's Art Trail, Photo: Paul Strange.

There’s an extraordinary sight on Exmouth’s Rolle Road for the next few days.

Amelia Roberts died at the age of 11 following a six year battle with Battens Disease. Her mother Bev described her daughter as her 'superhero'

A Sidbury family has paid tribute to its ‘superhero’ daughter and sister whose smile and strength drew people in wherever she went.

The smaller of the two new minor injuries rooms. Ref shs 7706-40-14SH Picture: Simon Horn

Facility will relocate to Beacon Medical Centre

Sidmouth Surf Life Saving Club. Ref shs 20-16SH 4304. Picture: Simon Horn.

Youngsters from Sidmouth Surf Lifesaving Club recently took to the water to mark the start of their 2016 season.

Sidmouth Folkweek sign. Picture by Alex Walton. Ref shs 0636-32-14AW. To order your copy of this photograph go to www.sidmouthherald.co.uk and click on Photo Orders

Sidmouth’s annual folk festival has been regarded as one of the best in the UK by The Guardian.

Beaver taking first steps in new home credit: Nick Upton/naturepl.com

Devon Wildlife Trust (DWT) has taken an ‘exciting’ new step in its project by introducing two more adult beavers on the River Otter.

Former soldier from Newton Poppleford - Second lieutenant, Raymond Savage, recently received a liberation diploma from the British Embassy for services in Norway. Ref shs 19-16AW 7050. Picture: Alex Walton

The ‘last man standing’ from the invasion of Norway in World War Two has been recognised by the country with a diploma.

Powderham Castle

Police are urging festival goers to make personal safety a number one priority ahead of Radio 1’s Big Weekend.

Devon and Cornwall Police are appealing for help to find David Cauldwell.

Police searching for a missing man with Sidmouth connections have found two bodies in an area of Petitor Woods in Torquay.

Robyn needs to raise more than £4,000 for her trip.

A selfless Sidmouth teenager is set for an excursion to help poverty-stricken communities and endangered animals in Borneo, but needs the help of Herald readers.

A businessman turned star litter-picker has completed a single-handed three-month clean-up of 120 miles of Sidmouth’s footpaths and country lanes.

Ottery Primary School May celebrations. This year's queen and king, Eliza and Riley, with their attendants Bella and Toby, are crowned by Mr Nick Smith. Ref sho 21-16AW 7821. Picture: Alex Walton

School pupils dance around the maypole

Three legged races at the Sid Vale Athletics meeting on Sunday. Ref shs 21-16SH 5928. Picture: Simon Horn.

Pictures of the event

Devon and Cornwall Police are appealing for help to find David Cauldwell.

Police have launched an appeal to find a missing man who has connections to Sidmouth.

Melanie Mahjenta with her daughter Rosie when she was born.

A Sidmouth mother is looking to raise awareness of autism in young girls, following her own struggle to secure a diagnosis for her daughter.

Matt Booth

‘We need a more balanced community’ - Cllr Matt Booth

Dr Simon Singh MBE

The organisers of Sidmouth Science Festival are delighted to announce that a celebrated science communicator will be joining this year’s event.

The Sidmouth Hopper bus. Picture by Alex Walton. Ref shs 2997-21-13AW

Popular transport link launches on Thursday with double the capacity to meet growing demand

MP Hugo Swire visited Ottery St Mary hospital on Saturday where he spoke with protesters. Ref sho 21-16SH 4957. Picture: Simon Horn.

Scores of protesters turned out to express anger that the facility could be under threat

Paul Wright

A ‘demographic time bomb’ threatens the Sid Valley as the number of over-85s is expected to increase by nearly 60 per cent.

Steering group member Claire Russell is hoping the Sid Valley Neighbourhood Plan can influence introduction of more shared pathways

Cyclist Claire believes Neighbourhood Plan will make a difference to community

Hard working children at The Joy School in Tanzania have been given one of Andrew's Bush Babies as a reward.

A soft toy created by a renowned Beer artist is causing a ‘sensation’ within the classrooms of Tanzania.

Linda Archard from the Sidmouth Memory Cafe was out collecting for the Admiral Nurse Campaign. Ref shs 20-16AW. Picture: Alex Walton

Groups from across the Sid Valley have pulled together to raise £669 for the Admiral Nurse Campaign.

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