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The area to be considered in the Re-imagining Port Royal architecture competition

International architects join local panel to judge competition

Fly tippers could face fixed penalties of £400 under new powers approved by East Devon District Council.

Police are warning shopkeepers to keep an eye out for possible ‘dodgy notes’ after two incidents in Sidmouth and Colyford.

A view west along Sidmouth shoreline. Ref shs 18-16SH 0065. Picture: Simon Horn.

No defences will be put in place on Sidmouth seafront for three years because the six-figure cost of interim works would hit longer-term funding.

The EU Referendum results are in. Picture: AP Photo/Vadim Ghirda

In the wake of Britain voting to leave the European Union this morning, the leader of East Devon District Council (EDDC) says he ‘trusts the electorate’.

MEP Julie Girling.

Julie Girling and Molly Scott-Cato both released statements following the EU referendum result.

The EU Referendum results are in. Picture: AP Photo/Vadim Ghirda

Hugo Swire MP said people must work together to secure the best deal for Britain, following David Cameron’s announcement that he will step down as PM.

Prime Minister David Cameron speaks outside 10 Downing Street, London, with wife Samantha where he announced his resignation after Britain voted to leave the European Union in an historic referendum which has thrown Westminster politics into disarray and sent the pound tumbling on the world markets. Picture: Lauren Hurley/PA Wire

David Cameron has announced he will quit as Prime Minister by October after a humiliating defeat in the referendum which ended with a vote for Britain to leave the European Union.

David Cameron
Option Four

A fifth solution to Sidmouth’s coastal erosion has been put forward halfway through a consultation to choose the best option.

Sidmouth residents Ray and Maureen Scott back on their wedding day sixty years ago. Ref shs 24-16SH 8978.

A ‘lightning-packed’ first kiss, followed by a marriage proposal six weeks later, was the start of a ‘wonderful life’ for one diamond wedding couple.

County Hall in Exeter.

A Sidmouth man drove into an Exeter street and parked in a bay before collapsing and dying from a heroin overdose, an inquest heard.

Robin Chambers' The Shrouds of the Somme. Matt Austin

On display in Exeter’s Northernhay Gardens from Friday, July 1 until Thursday July 7, 19240 Shrouds of the Somme by Somerset artist Rob Heard comprises 19,240 shrouded figures.

Jeanne Gollop and her friend Denise Hook have signed up for this year's Twilight Walk to raise funds for Hospiscare. Photo: Mike Powell.

On Saturday, July 9, Exmouth will be a shimmering, glittery, sparkling sight, as hundreds of women take part in the Hospiscare charity Twilight Walk.

Sam, Rosie and Charlie King are embarking on cycling mission to cross Europe for charity

The King siblings grew up in Ottery St Mary and are set to cycle 2,000 miles across Europe

Beer beach. Ref shb 09-16AW 9820. Picture: Alex Walton

The people of Beer are being called on to shape the future of the community in a series of consultations.

Planning bosses have approved revised plans for Sidmouth’s former scout hut that will see a first floor installed with obscured roof lights.

Fire at Exmouth tanning studio, Consol, caught by Exmouth resident, Christian Pilling. Ref exe fire. Picture: Christian Pilling.

Exmouth resident captures the drama

Seagull

Police were called to Sidmouth seafront after reports an elderly man had attacked a seagull with his walking stick.

Paul Fox took this picture this morning on the Parade this morning.

Police are asking residents to keep their doors and windows closed, as firefighters continue to tackle a fire in the Parade, Exmouth.

Fire on Parade at exmouth

Eight engines are in attendance at the tanning salon in Exmouth Parade.

Hugo Swire MP was invited to open the new Pete's Dragon suicide bereavement charity head quarters in Exmouth. Hugo and Alison Hill from the charity celebrate the opening of the new building. Ref exe 24-16AW 0191. Picture: Alex Walton

‘Work done by Pete’s Dragons is amazing’

People claiming jobseekers allowance in Devon fell to a record low of 3237 during May. The total number in Devon fell 75 from April.

Trading on Sidmouth's Esplanade is only allowed at certain times, such as FolkWeek. Ref shs 6649-32-15SH. Picture: Simon Horn

Civic leaders have voiced concerns that relaxing street trading laws would see them lose control of Sidmouth’s streets, writes Stephen Sumner.

Stuart Hughes

A rallying call for immediate action over the state of Sidmouth’s ‘nightmare’ pavements has been backed by numerous outraged residents.

The Byes Pre-School recieving a £400 cheque from Julie Marish of Waitrose to go towards the school's wet weather gear. Ref shs 25-16TI byes 2348. Picture: Terry Ife

Children of The Byes Pre-School got just want they wanted on Summer Solstice day - RAIN !!!

Fire crews were called to East Brent earlier this evening.

Firefighters were faced with flames and smoke coming from a garage attached to a Ottery St Mary house last night (Sunday).

The opening of Ottery St Mary skate park. Photo by Simon Horn. Ref sho 7005-15-12SH. To order your copy of this photograph go to www.sidmouthherald.co.uk and click on myphotos24

Call for resurgence of community spirit to secure future of site

Residents express their opposition to plans for a business park outside Sidford. Ref shs business park

Inadequate roads, increased flood risk and the environmental impact were among the damning objections from residents to a 9.3-acre business park between Sidford and Sidbury.

Toby Garrick ready to tackle the Three Peaks Challenge. (s)

A brave teenager will be tacking the UK’s largest mountains to raise £4,100 for a trip to help Borneo’s most needy.

Children are taking part in the 'silver stories' initiative at Newton Poppleford Primary School

Isolated residents in Newton Poppleford can fill their time by helping pupils improve their reading skills in a new initiative at the primary school.

The Admiral Nurse campaign launches at St Francis Hall. Ref shs 6123-20-15AW. Picture: Alex Walton

With the initial target now reached, The Sid Valley Memory Café is in the process of recruiting its Admiral Nurse.

The area to be considered in the Re-imagining Port Royal architecture competition

‘Winner to be chosen by people of the town’

Marie-Anne Watson suffered back pain and relied on a stick before she lost four stone.

A Sidmouth slimmer is ready to start aging ‘disgracefully’ and living pain-free after losing four stone in nine months.

Sidmouth resident Fay Wilson-Rudd has been awarded the MBE. Ref shs 24-16SH 8529. Picture: Simon Horn.

A Christian who has devoted 35 years to pastoral care was ‘overwhelmed and thrilled’ to be named in the Queen’s 90th Birthday Honours list.

Mark Vicarage with his daughters Lara and Holly selling cakes at Sidbury school fair. Ref shs 24-16TI 2053. Picture: Terry Ife

Hundreds turned out to Sidbury Village Fete to enjoy a dog show, stalls galore and yummy treats, helping to raise a whopping £4,000.

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