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Sidmouth Lifeboat, Sidmouth RNLI and the club’s new project Sea Safe received a share of the money from the club’s gala dinner.

A £10,000 grant from a supermarket chain means a garden for all the senses could be completed this year.

Money will be used to fund workshops on financial planning, IT and nutrition

Plans are afoot that could bring thousands of walkers a year to Sidmouth and communities across the cider-producing South West.

Organisers of Sidmouth’s annual Swimathon have thanked participants for going the extra length for a trio of causes.

Head’s light-hearted comments about sharp-suited character in erotic best-seller, made in newsletter, are taken at face value by one person, but parents stick up for teacher and praise his sense of humour.

Sidmouth Cricket Club has lost one of its best-known and most vociferous supporters following the death of Peter Cooke.

A lively band that has been getting toes tapping since 1978 will be coming to Sidmouth as the 1st Sid Vale Scouts stage a barn dance at their new HQ.

‘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.

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

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

Thursday, March 23, 2017

From the archives - Sidmouth Town football flashback.

Sidmouth Parish Church leaders are celebrating the completion of a £70,000 project to safeguard a stained glass window gifted to the town by Queen Victoria.

‘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.

Candlelit dinner with chamber

Thursday, March 23, 2017

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

Path improvement works announced

Wednesday, March 22, 2017

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.

Gallery: PICTURES: East Devon iwitness24

Tuesday, March 21, 2017

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

Further views sought on trading

Tuesday, March 21, 2017

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

Gallery: PICTURES: Triple Fantasy 2017

Tuesday, March 21, 2017

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.

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