Sidmouth News

A retired Pecorama worker was stopped in his tracks when his former employers organised a surprise party.

Proposed cuts to community recycling groups could ‘threaten the existence’ of a popular Ottery service, fear civic leaders, writes Clarissa Place.

Community gathering to discuss proposals that would see town lose inpatient bed unit

Firefighters were called to Harcombe after reports of a tractor caught fire.

District councillors have defied officer advice and refused plans for a 113-apartment retirement community on the site of their current Knowle HQ.

Fire crews from Sidmouth were called to the scene.

The county council is calling for a pause to planned hospital cuts across Devon.

Replenishment work to add ‘blanket of protection’ for town in response to concerns

Festive cheer filled the air in Ottery St Mary as crowds gathered for the town’s annual Christmas lights switch-on and late-night shopping event.

Traders decked the streets and welcomed in shoppers with mince pies and mulled wine as late-night shopping returned to Sidmouth.

Reported crime in Sidmouth was down marginally last month compared to November 2015.

Reported crime in Ottery fell in November - with police recording 23 incidents, compared to 26 for the same period last year.

‘Their views are vital in creation of Neighbourhood Plan’

Spectators of all ages contributed to mosaic that captures excitement of race day

Civic leaders are ‘delighted’ to have received three tenders from firms interested in working on the Port Royal project.

A Sidmouth family is appealing for residents to part with their unwanted clothes to raise money for a guinea pig rescue home.

Plans for a 100-acre quarry – which will see up to 86 lorries a day using one of Ottery’s busiest roads – have been branded ‘sheer madness’.

‘It is one of the nastiest poisons there is and can cause seizures and kidney failure within days’

Seaton and District Hospital League of Friends has received a generous £1,500 donation from its supporters in Beer.

Sidmouth Primary School has responded to complaints about its Christmas holiday dates.

District chiefs have rejected officer advice and refused plans for a 113-apartment retirement community on the site of their current HQ at Knowle.

Runners over the age of 35 have been invited to take part in a ‘unique’ race in Sidmouth in the new year.

Four defendants, two of whom are from Sidmouth, to stand trial at Exeter Crown Court in January

Cash to rebuild Newton Poppleford Primary School does not extend far enough to improve road safety, the headteacher has revealed.

PegasusLife insists plans will reduce surface water by 50 per cent

Ottery Gardening Club will fold at the end of December after 41 years of operating.

Campaigners from Sidmouth showed united front with others in fight for NHS

Hundreds attended the Ottery Christmas lights switch-on, conducted by the town’s carnival queen and princesses on Friday evening.

‘Robust gateway process must be satisfied before proposals are implemented’

A transparency campaigner is questioning what district chiefs are ‘so desperate to hide’ after they refused to release correspondence on how a developer for Knowle was selected.

Tasty treats have rustled up £2,015 in donations for Ottery’s Carnival Committee.

Tributes have been paid to a popular Branscombe bar manager, who has been described as one of life’s ‘one-off’ characters.

Arboretum’s fun and informative event in Kennaway House was enjoyed by many

The Sid Valley Admiral Nurse could be in post by March as health groups begin their search for Devon’s first dementia specialist.

An Alfington artist has shared his delight after his work was exhibited with art painted by the Prince of Wales.

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