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Sidmouth Town Band in 2016

The lack of grant funding means a £350,000 new HQ is out of reach for Sidmouth Town Band – but it will keep looking for alternative accommodation.

Chess champion, Steve Martin, won the Devon chess championships. Ref shs 30-16AW 3337. Picture: Alex Walton

A chess-playing granddad from Sidmouth will compete on the world stage after being crowned the game’s best amateur player in Devon.

Among the volunteers Trevor Wood, Cllr Mo Westlake, Jean Wood and Cllr Mandy Graham

Hardworking volunteers in Beer giving up their time to make a difference have been praised for their community spirit and dedication.

Proposed new West Hill parish council boundary

Residents asked to put forward ideas for projects that could benefit the village

Mark Wakely is hoping to reach the final five of the Plumber of the Year competition.

A Fords tradesman is in contention to be named the country’s Plumber of the Year - but he needs the public’s support.

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‘We are not immune to this sort of issue in our community’

Sidmouth Primary School pupils after the service with head teacher Paul Walker,Rev. Suzie Williams and Lynn Ellis chair of youth at Sidmouth Rotary Club.

Sidmouth Primary School bade a fond farewell to its year six pupils at its end-of-term leavers’ service.

Gary Holcombe took this shots of Exmouth beach last night which was cordoned off while officials checked out reports of an exploding bomb. Credit: Gary Holcombe

The bomb squad was called to Exmouth after reports of an unexploded device on the beach.

Fire engine

The inside of a campervan was totally gutted by a fire in Sidmouth last night (Thursday).

Woman speaks out to raise awareness and prevent others from going through anything similar

Colin and Kylie Cramb new owners of Coles in Sidmouth. Ref shs 30-16TI 5102. Picture: Terry Ife

A wife proved she was the perfect match for her husband in more ways than one when he needed a kidney transplant.

Gallery: Pam Ayres

Thu, 16:55
Pam Ayres performs at the Ham Marquee. Ref shs 30-16SH 3391. Picture: Simon Horn.

Pictures: Sidmouth Pre-Festival Event

Road

Business leaders have welcomed ‘serious proposals at last’ to improve one of the South West’s main arterial roads.

Ian Rangeley, chairman of Seaton and Beer RNLI, with volunteers at the Beer lifeboat week. Ref shb 27-16TI 3453. Picture: Terry Ife

An original painting by an artist from Beer, worth up to £1,400, is up for grabs in a sealed bid charity auction.

Friar West is celebrating 40 years of visiting Sidmouth during FolkWeek

A FolkWeek fanatic is set to enter festival folklore as he attends the event for the 40th year running.

From left to right, volunteers receiving their awards, Cliff Jones, Sue Dorey, Patricia Palmer, Dieter Ritz, Sandra Iris, Nick Povey, Carol Laird,  Julia Burdekin. They were joined by charity patrons Mike Welch & Mary King MBE

Helpers receive length of service awards from patrons Mary King MBE and Mike Welch.

NATIONAL EXPRESS - 45 YEARS OLD
Pictured the August 7th 1965 Wedding Photo Album of Brian Lewis & Patricia Cavanagh at St Clements Church. The Photographic album was handed in after being found at Birmingham Coach Station and National Express would like to reunite the album with the family
FOR FURTHER DETAILS CONTACT: Ros Golds on  0121 460 8419 / 07825 976 593 or rosalyn.golds@nationalexpress.com
Picture by Adam Fradgley

A coach company is appealing to reunite a wedding album with its rightful owner – ahead of what would be the couple’s 51st anniversary.

Ref mhz Honiton Show promo.

Porkies family butchers are giving away a £50 voucher for your best picture

Sidmouth resident warns about thieves targeting rural car parks after her bag was snatched.

Record breaking stunt cyclist Andrei Burton entertained students at Sidmouth College this week as part of their 50th anniversary celebrations. Ref shs 28-16SH 2311. Picture: Simon Horn.

Sidmouth College pupils enjoyed a special treat to mark the end of the school’s golden anniversary celebrations.

Sidmouth Horse Trials

Processional animals are mane attraction at fun new feature

Gallery: Branscombe Sports Day

Tue, 15:34
Federation schools from Branscombe, Farway and Broadhembury took part in their own Olympics at the end of term. Ref shb 30-16SH 2831. Picture: Simon Horn.

Federation schools compete at Branscombe

Having fun at the community festival. Ref shs 30-16TI 4736. Picture: Terry Ife

Community fun day

police

Police are appealing for information after reports an 18-year-old was approached by three men

Wally Cotgrave's golden voice has raised £40,000 for Help for Heroes. Ref shs 28-16SH 2006. Picture: Simon Horn.

A busking pensioner has raised more than £40,000 for a charity close to his heart – and wishes he had started earlier in life.

Alma Rose celebrating her 100th birthday in January this year.

The Friends of Alma Rose group are in the process of organising a service for residents who could not attend her funeral.

Lisa and Andy Downham have taken over The Rising Sun in Sidford

Familiar faces take over premises in the heart of the village

Kennaway House. Ref shs 16-16AW 2975. Picture: Alex Walton

The first-ever Sidmouth Food Festival will take place in the town next month, it has been revealed.

PCSO Maria Clapp tests out a speed gun in Ottery St Mary. Picture by Alex Walton. Ref sho 2617-21-14AW

Community speed watch and traffic monitoring planned

A blazing bicycle was reported to firefighters in Sidmouth on Saturday (July 23).

Bradley Wiggins leads the field away at the start of last year's Devon stage of the Tour of Britain in Sidmouth.. Picture by Alex Walton.

WorldTour teams will be racing through as town plays host to world famous race for first time

Sidmouth Regatta raft race on Saturday evening. The team from All Saints church catch a wave and surf into the beach.

The organisers of Sidmouth Regatta’s raft race are calling on families and community groups to make some memories on the water this summer.

Local school children were presented with their prizes and awards by Lady Cave this week in the school's garden competition organised by Sidmouth Rotary. Ref shs 28-16SH 2084. Picture: Simon Horn.

Young gardeners from across East Devon have been praised for their green fingers as part of a competition organised by the Rotary Club of Sidmouth.

Sidmouth slimmer Glenn Channing was nominated by his local Slimming World group to be crowned on its men of the year list.

A pair of Sidmouth men are recognised by their Slimming World group in its men of the year list.

Gallery: FolkWeek flashback

Saturday, July 23, 2016
a flashback to FolkWeek in 1972. Ref shs Folk week 1972-23. Picture: Archant archives

A lookback at FolkWeek from early ‘70s

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