Sidmouth News


Dan Lavery is determined Devon Freewheelers will help save lives – as a Belfast ‘hidden hero’ undoubtedly helped saved wife Shelley’s life in 2005.

Yesterday, 12:31
Afternoon tea for Nancy Bowstead an RBL member for 70 years. Ref shs 6853-21-15TI. Picture: Terry Ife

A registered blind Royal British Legion (RBL) stalwart of seven decades is saying goodbye to Sidmouth - but will continue to raise money for the cause at the age of 93.

Yesterday, 07:00
Sam Bader

Dad-of-one Sam Bader, 28, who grew up in Ottery St Mary, supports Devon Freewheelers by sponsoring one of the motorbikes, Bravo One.

Fri, 17:24
EDDC's Knowle HQ. Ref shs 7705-15-12SH Picture: Simon Horn

Independent councillors call for extraordinary meeting to debate the office relocation

Fri, 07:00
Dan Lavery of the Devon Freewheelers. Ref exe 1256-13-15SH. Picture: Simon Horn

Devon Freewheelers founder Daniel Lavery will do whatever it takes to keep his lifeline service on the road so other families can receive the same help and care that saved his wife’s life.

Fri, 06:29
Tanya Trevena with girl guides from Honiton and Sidmouth at the weekend collecting for her sailing challenge.

Guides from Sidmouth and Honiton did their best to help one of their own - as she prepares for a five-day sailing challenge.

Thu, 07:00
Devon County Show 2012. Picture by Alex Walton. Ref exe 9931-20-12AW. To order your copy of this photograph, go to and click on Myphotos24

Organisers of the Devon County Show are putting the final touches to the county’s largest annual event, which opens today (Thursday) and runs until May 23 at Westpoint, Exeter.

Wed, 11:00
The Admiral Nurse campaign launches at St Francis Hall. Ref shs 6123-20-15AW. Picture: Alex Walton

A ‘phenomenally important appeal for Sidmouth’ – to help people living with dementia and their carers by bringing a crucial, specialist service to the valley – was launched this week.

Wed, 07:00
Joe Montgomery, in happier times.

For years, Joe Montgomery’s motorbike has remained unused, parked in the family garage in East Devon as a reminder of happier times.

Tue, 16:28
Annette Richardson: neice of the benefactors of the Exmouth lifeboat is pictured at the naming ceremony and handover on Saturday.  Ref shs 5524-20-15SH. Picture: Simon Horn

Hundreds of people turned out at the RNLI lifeboat station in Exmouth to see the RNLI’s new lifeboat officially named after the generous Sidmouth couple whose bequest helped pay for it.

Tue, 11:45
VE anniversary lunch at Lamb and Flag, Ottery St Mary. Ref sho 6049-19-15AW. Picture: Alex Walton

A day of music, memories and a strong show of community spirit marked the 70th anniversary of VE Day in Ottery.

Mon, 16:15
Sidmouth Fire Station in Woolbrook Road

A woman has been freed from a car after a collision between two vehicles in Salcombe Regis.

Mon, 06:27
Sidmouth Manor Pavilion.
Picture by Alex Walton. shs 9673-29-10AW

Manor Pavilion bosses have issued an apology to nearby residents who had a sleepless night after the theatre’s alarm went off for almost nine hours running.

Friday, May 15, 2015
Mitsubishi Motors Badminton Horse Trials 2015 photo gallery

PHOTO GALLERY: Badminton Horse Trials 2015

Friday, May 15, 2015
Sidmouth 70th anniversary of VE Day party. Ref shs 5952-20-15SH. Picture: Simon Horn


Friday, May 15, 2015
Members of HALFF has organised cooking sessions to help families cook on a budget.

A trio of organisations have joined forces to help Sidmouth families cook nutritious meals on a budget.

Friday, May 15, 2015
John Rayson who is standing for Sidmouth town council. Ref shs 5056-14-15TI. Picture: Terry Ife

A business owner who discovered he had bowel cancer after using a home screening kit says that the test saved his life – and is urging more people in Sidmouth to make use of them.

Friday, May 15, 2015
The erosion of Pennington Point over eight years from 2007 to 2015.

These aerial photographs of Pennington Point show the shocking extent of cliff erosion over the last eight years.

Friday, May 15, 2015
EDDC's Knowle HQ. Ref shs 7705-15-12SH Picture: Simon Horn

The ‘first phase’ of key historical background documents, relating to East Devon District Council’s (EDDC) controversial relcation project, have been published online today (Friday).

Friday, May 15, 2015
Boundary changes are proposed for Devon County Council

Residents across Devon are being asked for their views on the future shape of local government as part of an eight-week consultation.

Wednesday, May 13, 2015
Trailer wheel theft near Ottery

A horse owner has spoken of her disgust at thieves who broke into her secure field and stole trailer wheels, leaving her with a £400 bill.

Tuesday, May 12, 2015
Church Street Sidford. Ref shs 1295-04-15TI. Picture: Terry Ife

Calls to make Sidford’s car park free - in order to ‘breathe life’ into the village - have been rebuked by the authority that owns the site.

Tuesday, May 12, 2015
Ruth Bullock will be shaving her hair off for Devon Air Ambluance and Marie Curie Cancer Care.

A retired physical education teacher is taking on her biggest charity challenge to date - by shaving off her hair.

Tuesday, May 12, 2015
Honiton Sausage and Cider Festival 2015. Festival organisers, the Devon Freewheelers. Ref mhh 5444-19-15AW. Picture: Alex Walton

Donations large and small ensure lifeline charity Devon Freewheelers can continue to operate.

Campaigners from Save Our Sidmouth on the steps outside Knowle this week

Campaigners have called for staff to ‘consider their positions’ after East Devon District Council (EDDC) blew £11,000 of tax-payers’ cash in a failed secrecy row.

Tuesday, May 12, 2015
Siblings Tom and Hope Barrett who are aged eight and six respectively officially named the new Sidmouth's second lifeboat 'Speedy Sid' on Tuesday evening. Ref shs 5133-19-15SH. Picture: Simon Horn

A pair of primary school pupils gained a new connection to Sidmouth Lifeboat when they chose the winning name for its new inshore boat.

Tuesday, May 12, 2015
The spectacular Red Arrows pictured performing at Lyme Regis. Ref shs 8596-31-12AW. Picture: Alex Walton

Charities and groups are being urged to seize the opportunity presented by the return of the Red Arrows - and the thousands of people they are expected to attract.

Tuesday, May 12, 2015

The ruse involves someone impersonating a member of EDDC or Devon County Council and asking for personal details.

Tuesday, May 12, 2015
A photomontage of how the new entrance would look

A ‘substantial reorganisation’ of a major Sidmouth tourist attraction and employer has won the support of civic leaders, who say the proposals will be a boost for the town.

Ottery St. Mary road. Picture by Alex Walton. Ref shs 2526-05-13AW

‘Serious concerns’ have been voiced that traffic problems in Ottery will only get worse with the population set to increase by hundreds of people.

Monday, May 11, 2015
Adrian Ford who will be spear heading the campaign for a dementia nurse for Sidmouths memory cafe. Ref shs 6414-18-15TI. Picture: Terry Ife

A £100,000 appeal to fund an Admiral Nurse specialising in the care of people living with dementia is being launched in Sidmouth today (Monday).

Monday, May 11, 2015
Louise Cole

The results of the Sidmouth Town Council election are in and three more new faces are among the representatives.

Monday, May 11, 2015
Clive Baker with Stormy Dawn

The decimation of Sidmouth’s beach has forced the owner of the town’s ‘most photographed boat’ to sell it – but the vessel is being given a new lease of life on the Isle of Man.

Sunday, May 10, 2015

Independents win 16 seats

Sunday, May 10, 2015
Claire Wright

A popular candidate - who secured nearly a quarter of the vote in the race for East Devon’s parliamentary seat – has thanked her supporters.

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