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On a journey for Jake are Chris Small,George Powell,Laurence Graves,Brendan Agar,Craig FitzHenry and George Fallows. Ref shs 3184-36-15TI. Picture: Terry Ife

Six cyclists are ready and raring to get going on a 500-mile fundraiser to help restore the independence of a paralysed builder.

Further reports of thefts from parked cars have prompted police to reiterate a warning to remove valuables from vehicles.

The Red Arrows at Sidmouth. Ref shs 5778-35-15TI. Picture: Terry Ife

The Red Arrows were welcomed back to Sidmouth with massive cheers after a nine-year absence - despite weather conditions threatening to cancel the show.

A digital impression of the new church toilets

Work is now underway on a £150,000 project to give Sidmouth Parish Church congregation members and visitors somewhere to spend a penny.

Are your children addicted to TV or computer games? Do they rarely stir from the sofa? Are they getting enough exercise? With the children back at school this week, it’s the perfect time for them to get fitter.

Sidmouth

Long revered by residents and visitors alike, areas affording views of Sidmouth’s ‘breathtaking’ night skies have now been granted official recognition.

Local shop keeper Marc Kilsbie is standing for Sidmouth Town Council. Photo by Terry Ife. Ref shs 4528-35-14TI To order your copy of this photograph go to www.sidmouthherald.co.uk and click on myphotos24

Criminals will continue to ‘plunder this sleepy seaside idyll’ until a CCTV system is introduced, a shop-keeping councillor has warned.

Luke Hendrick with Bonnie and Dalton

The family of a father-of-two who died suddenly are working to raise awareness so the undiagnosed infection he had can be spotted sooner.

Angry residents are forming an action group to fight yet another development proposal in ‘a house building frenzy’ - that they say is threatening Ottery.

Baby Cow Productions, Steve Coogan’s production company, is in town today filming scenes for a sitcom.

A widening crack in the cliffs over the River Sid at the Ham

A hairline crack in a crumbling section of Sidmouth’s cliffs has grown to several inches over the last year – but County Hall chiefs say intervention risks accelerating the erosion.

The former SES shop on Sidmouth High Street. Photo by Simon Horn. Ref shs 9086-02-14SH. To order your copy of this photograph go to www.sidmouthherald.co.uk

A businessman, eager to make the ‘eyesore’ SES premises a building Sidmouth can be proud of, says he is still battling district chiefs – a year after he bought it.

The Red Arrows at Sidmouth. Ref shs 2900-35-15TI. Picture: Terry Ife

The Red Arrows have been saluted for offering to reduce their fee after bad weather stopped them from performing a full display.

Opportunist thieves were targeted by police during a three-day festival in Escot Park at the weekend.

Himalayan Balsam

Organisers behind an effort to clear the River Sid of an invasive weed have warned it will take years to solve the problem unless more people lend a hand.

A recent spate of burglaries has prompted a police appeal for witnesses, or anyone who has been offered stolen goods, to come forward.

Ian West completed the gruelling Tough Mudder challenge to raise £1030 for CLIC Sargent

A man who has battled cancer – and lost his brother to leukaemia - undertook a gruelling 10-mile obstacle course to raise £1,030 for a charity that supported him and his family.

Trustee member Adrian Ford and chairman Rachel Johnstone presented flowers to June Waters on her last day as a volunteer at the Sid Valley Memory Cafe.

A widow has backed the Sid Valley Memory Café’s Admiral Nurse Campaign after marrying twice and seeing both husbands suffer from dementia.

Josh Gutierrez will soon be heading off to Cambodia where he will take part in a VSO project. Ref shs 7653-34-15SH. Picture: Simon Horn

A university graduate has quit his job to go and help families in a struggling third world country.

Teddy appeal captures imagination of town

Saturday, August 29, 2015
A vintage teddy donated to Jeannie and John's appeal

A couple’s appeal to raffle off teddy bears to thank a prostate cancer charity has captured the imagination of the town – and revealed the impact of the little-discussed illness.

Sid Valley residents are being warned to be on their guard against fraudsters claiming to offer a discount or rebate on council tax.

Red Arrows

Friday, August 28, 2015
The Red Arrows at Sidmouth. Ref shs 5777-35-15TI. Picture: Terry Ife

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Police search for ‘suspicious man’

Friday, August 28, 2015

Police are appealing for information after a ‘suspicious man’ approached a young woman waiting for a bus by the mini-roundabout in Newton Poppleford to ask for directions.

Ian Hartnell of the P4 Drivers Guild Devon hands over a cheque to John Fowler and Phil Shepperd of the Sidmouth lifeboat. Ref shs 2544-34-15TI. Picture: Terry Ife

A show of classic British cars netted £1,000 for Sidmouth Lifeboat - and the petrolheads were eager to learn about its new tractor.

Have your say on quarrying plan

Friday, August 28, 2015
Straightgate Farm, Ottery St Mary. Ref sho 7761-07-14AW. Picture: Alex Walton

The public will have chance to express their views on sites earmarked for extraction of minerals across Devon as part of a 12-week consultation.

County Hall in Exeter.

District leaders could form part of a ‘unified front’ alongside other South West authorities in a move that would see the region gain more independence from Westminster.

Doctors in East Devon are urging people to put a few extra things on their shopping lists ahead of the weekend.

Safety warning over disposal of old flares

Thursday, August 27, 2015
Sidmouth Fire Station in Woolbrook Road

The fire service is issuing urgent advice to boat owners along the Jurassic Coast about the proper disposal of out-of-date flares.

Blogger and designer Miles Wharton was named one of the best dressed men in Australia.

A fashionista from Sidmouth is giving David Beckham and Colin Firth a run for their money in the style stakes.

Get in the swim with LED Leisure

Wednesday, August 26, 2015

After Great Britain’s record medal haul at the recent FINA World Championships in Kazan, Russia, where 14 medals (seven of them gold) were won by the GB squad across swimming and diving, this is your chance to take the plunge.

Complaints of ‘horrific’ sewage smells plaguing Sidford householders have prompted the water authority to launch an investigation.

Car in house.

A drink-driver apologised for turning a pensioner’s life ‘upside down’ after crashing his car into her Sidmouth home at 4am.

Camper vans parked up in Bickwell Valley. Ref shs 1875-32-15TI. Picture: Terry Ife

County Hall chiefs are ‘putting the wheels in motion’ to see if a bylaw could be used to end a street’s use like a festival campsite.

Beautiful days

Photos by Eleanor Pipe, Stephen Sumner and Becca Gliddon

Theories behind the apparent apparition include her being the ghost of a music-loving countess from the 18th century - or just someone standing behind a glass door who was given a paranormal projection through a trick of the light.

A suspected spook - who appears to have photo-bombed a snap of a Sidmouth concert - is remaining tight-lipped about her identity, according to a clairvoyant medium.

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