Sidmouth News

Yesterday, 16:19

Police have issued the all-clear after suspicious packages found in Exeter city centre have been safely dealt with.

Yesterday, 15:27

Parts of Exeter city centre remain out of bounds after suspicious packages were found this morning (Monday).

St Saviours

Hopes of creating a new community hub and premises for Ottery Library have been dashed as county councillors ‘dug in their feet’ over conditions.

Yesterday, 15:10
Sidmouth College year 11 prom. Ref shs 1877-25-15SH. Picture: Simon Horn


Yesterday, 12:40

Police are urging people not to drive into Exeter city centre while an investigation into two suspicious packages is ongoing.

Yesterday, 11:33
Flags erected by Redrow Homes on its the land behind Butts Road after a succesful appeal to put 130 homes on the site.

A town councillor is calling for a clampdown on heavy vehicles causing excessive congestion on Ottery’s roads.

Sunday, June 28, 2015
The Night Glow at Tiverton Balloon & Music Festival is a stunning spectacle.

The Tiverton Balloon and Music Festival 2015 is only two weeks away.

Sunday, June 28, 2015
The Sid Valley Cyclo-paths - still smiling at Land's End

There wasn’t a dry eye in the house when the five fundraising Sid Valley Cyclo-paths arrived at Land’s End – where their combined 4,500 miles earned them a hero’s welcome.

Sunday, June 28, 2015
Dr Louise Knight in her surgery. Photo by Terry Ife ref shs 1826-18-13TI To order your copy of this photograph go to and click on myphotos24

Dr Louise Knight, a partner in the town’s GP practice responsible for older people’s mental health, is among those supporting the £100,000 appeal to bring an Admiral Nurse to the Sid Valley.

Saturday, June 27, 2015
Ben Williams is taking on the Ironman Triathlon

A Sidmouth College PE teacher is setting a stellar example for his pupils as he begins training for his first full Ironman Triathlon.

Friday, June 26, 2015
SW Junior Chef of the Year competition winner Melissa Johnson

Cooking enthusiasts have an exciting opportunity to prove their culinary skills as the hunt for the South West Junior Chef of the Year gets under way.

Friday, June 26, 2015
Sidford Wildlife Garden springs to life 3

Nature-lovers are in for a treat now that a wildlife garden that was many months in the making has sprung into life.

Thursday, June 25, 2015
Have you seen Lydia Robinson?

Devon and Cornwall Police has thanked the public for their help in finding 14-year-old Lydia Robinson.

Thursday, June 25, 2015
Hugh Barlow with Margaret Pilkington,Marian Brown and Elizabeth Barlow outside Sidmouth Unitarian church. Ref shs 9502-26-15TI. Picture: Terry Ife

A Sidmouth chapel has led the way to become the first church in Devon to offer same-sex marriages.

Wednesday, June 24, 2015
Alan Morgenroth in the Mill Street car park

Sidmouth risks losing more quality shops and hotels if parking cannot be brought under control, the owner of one of the town’s oldest businesses has warned.

Wednesday, June 24, 2015
Sidmouth resident Bert Hague is calling for cyclists to dismount while on the path between the parish church and the hospital. Ref shs 0228-25-15SH. Picture: Simon Horn

Cyclists need to be reminded that they are not allowed down a town footpath, insists a retired teacher after several close calls.

Wednesday, June 24, 2015
Baby Beaver.
Tom Buckley/Devon Wildlife Trust

The birth of baby beavers on the River Otter has been taken as proof that England’s only wild colony feels ‘very much at home’.

Tuesday, June 23, 2015
Ottery Pixies. Ref sho 1255-26-15SH. Picture: Simon Horn


Tuesday, June 23, 2015
Nigel Hillier and Ian Peacock

A solicitor, who lost his father to kidney cancer, puts his own survival of the disease down to medical advances – and has committed to climb 20,000ft to raise cash for further research.

Tuesday, June 23, 2015
Lynette Talbot and Bobby Stacey of Sidmouth In Bloom start to plant our the Toad of Toad Hall floral display in Manor Gardens. Ref shs 8681-24-15AW. Picture: Alex Walton

Volunteers have criticised the ‘actions of the minority’ after two incidents of vandalism caused more than £200 of damage.

Monday, June 22, 2015
Sidmouth Hospiscare make a generous donation to Sid Valley Memory Cafe's Admiral Nurse for Sidmouth campaign. Handing over the donation are Duncan Watt, Pat Cooper and Adrian Ford from the memory cafe with Phil Cranch and Rachael Mackinnon from Sidmouth Hospiscare. Ref shs 9316-25-15AW. Picture: Alex Walton

An appeal to bring an Admiral Nurse to the valley has been given a £10,000 boost by Sidmouth Hospiscare.

Ottery St Mary resident Lucy Lowe. Ref sho 0300-25-15SH. Picture: Simon Horn

A paralysed mum-of-four will be reunited with her family before Christmas after an anonymous benefactor donated £15,000 to her appeal.

Monday, June 22, 2015
The 1st Sidmouth Scouts are celebrating after having sold their hut at auction. At the hut are beavers youth leader Emily Craven, Colin Moorhouse of Redferns estate agents and Adam Dunford with his group scout leader, Nancy Craven.  Ref shs 9301-25-15AW. Picture: Alex Walton

Land once deemed worthless went under the hammer to net the 1st Sid Vale Scouts £90,000 – ‘gobsmacking’ their leaders and smashing the target for their new HQ.

Sunday, June 21, 2015

As Sheelagh Pearson opens the door of her pretty terraced house in Sidmouth town centre and welcomes me in, there’s no hint of the musical heights she scaled more than 60 years ago.

Sunday, June 21, 2015
Dr Todd Gray cuts the ribbon to the new Sidford WI bench, which was installed in the Byes to mark the centenary of the organisation in the UK. Ref shs 8730-24-15AW. Picture: Alex Walton

Members of Sidford Women’s Institute (WI) have contributed a bench to the community to commemorate the organisation’s 100th anniversary.

Friday, June 19, 2015
John Gill

A Sidmouth man has been sentenced to five years and seven months in prison for his part in an organised crime gang that brought cocaine and heroin to Exeter.

Friday, June 19, 2015
Brothers Will (standing) and Tom will be volunteering in Swaziland this summer

Two brothers from Sidmouth will use their love of rugby to help tackle HIV and AIDS when they embark on the trip of a lifetime to Swaziland.

Friday, June 19, 2015

Police say there is ‘no increased risk to children’s safety’ following an incident where a driver approached a boy in West Hill.

Friday, June 19, 2015
Sarah Rowe with others with concerns over the location of the new sports wall. Ref sho 8254-25-15TI. Picture: Terry Ife

A £15,000 sports wall in Ottery will go ahead as planned, despite more than 200 people signing a petition against its proposed location.

Friday, June 19, 2015
Veronica Wood will open her delightful garden at Orchard Close on July 18 and 19 to raise funds for the Admiral Nurses campaign. Ref shs 8875-23-15SH. Picture: Simon Horn

A former carer who says an Admiral Nurse would have made a huge difference to her life is opening her gardens to raise campaign funds.

Thursday, June 18, 2015

Police have reassured parents that ‘significant progress’ has been made with investigations into an incident where a driver approached a boy in West Hill.

Thursday, June 18, 2015

A man has been arrested after a 13-year-old schoolboy was approached by the driver of a white van at Tipton Cross.

Wednesday, June 17, 2015
Daffodils out for the first time on Peak Hill after the planting of a million bulbs in the Sid valley by the SVA. Photo by Terry Ife. Ref shs 2455-10-14TI To order your copy of this photograph go to and click on myphotos24

An exhibition showcasing iconic features of the Sid Valley which residents would like to see formally recognised will open next week – and people are invited along to give their feedback.

Wednesday, June 17, 2015
Sidmouth's beach huts. Ref shs 0839-03-15TI. Picture: Terry Ife

Civic leaders have opposed plans to sell off Sidmouth’s 24 beach huts to the highest bidder - and are to explore the possibility of managing the leases themselves.

Wednesday, June 17, 2015
Jessica Tratt and her Mole Avon colleagues who raised over £60 for Devon Freewheelers blood bike charity. Ref exe 8702-24-15AW. Picture: Alex Walton

When Jess Tratt read about the near-tragedy Devon Freewheelers founder Daniel Lavery faced when his wife, Shelley, almost died giving birth, the story touched a nerve.

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