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A pensioner who almost fell foul of a phone scam is warning others to think before they hand over their details - after fraudsters accessed her webcam.

Joe Fowler's bronze winning Thai-inspired noodle dish

Former Sidmouth College and King’s School students bag gold and bronze prizes in cookery competition

Ottery's only public toilet was vandalised

The town’s only public lavatory had to be closed this week

Close-up of woman's mouth

The potential amount of money that could be saved is the equivalent to 364,000 dental check-ups.

Riverside players performance of Aladdin. Ref shs 06-16TI 0547. Picture: Terry Ife

The Riverside Players have been performing their production of Aladdin to full houses at Newton Poppleford Village Hall.

Ollie the mind-reading Llama and his owner, Maggie Jee of Peak Hill Llamas. Ref shs 05-16AW 8687. Picture: Alex Walton

Sidmouth animal’s strange powers of prediction

Ollie the mind-reading Llama and his owner, Maggie Jee of Peak Hill Llamas. Ref shs 05-16AW 8675. Picture: Alex Walton

‘Sidmouth animal can read minds’, says owner

The Five Bells, in Ottery St Mary. This picture was taken around 1910, when it was known as the Matthews' Five Bells Inn.

Councillors say they were kept in the dark about ‘very bad’ condition of conservation area

Maureen Thurlow (right) will be running a weekly Memory Group at the Sidmouth Library for people with memory loss and their carers. To find when the sessions will be held please contact the library. Ref shs 3037-04-16SH. Picture: Simon Horn

Sidmouth Library is running a reading group aimed at those with memory loss and their carers.

Recycling bins on Church Street, Sidmouth. Ref shs 2844-04-16SH. Photo Simon Horn

EDDC picks winning bidder for seven-year recycling and refuse contract

Road closure in West Hill. Ref sho 04-16TI 9842. Picture: Terry Ife

Complaints pile up as giant hole keeps route blocked

Email your letters to sidmouth.letters@archant.co.uk.

‘If the ‘we can fix it’...then it’s back to the extinction option’

Work is well underway on the new toilet block at Sidmouth Parish Church. Pictured by the new build are Rev Philip Bourne, Philip Hughes, Martyn Bagwell, John Scott, Michael Robertson. Ref shs 3791-45-15AW. Picture: Alex Walton

The Archdeacon of Exeter is set to cut the ribbon at Sidmouth Parish Church’s new toilet block on Palm Sunday (March 20).

Hugo Swire stock picture

Hugo Swire commends Sid Valley Memory Cafe and Herald for £100,000 appeal

Email your letters to sidmouth.letters@archant.co.uk.

‘Nowadays, some governments believe that when bombing militants does not defeat them, the solution is to bomb them more and more heavily.’

Pretty Muddy charity event.

East Devon women are being urged to get the new year off to a great start by signing up to Cancer Research UK’s Race for Life 2016.

A senior couple in love. Moinca Pearson wants to play Cupid and match over-60s in Sidmouth.

Bereaved Monica Pearson, of Sidmouth, whose only companion is her faithful golden retriever Megan, hopes to turn Cupid by matching other lonely over-60s.

Oxfam manager Andrew Pinney

Changing shopping habits blamed for demise of town’s first charity shop

Riverside players performance of Aladdin. Ref shs 06-16TI 0502. Picture: Terry Ife

Gallery: fun begins at village hall tonight

Lynsey and Graham Pickwell with Hannah Twine present a cheque to Phil Day and his dog Noah for Dogs For Good. Ref shs 04-16TI 9817. Picture: Terry Ife

The owners of a Sidmouth shop are ‘absolutely over the moon’ after their 10th anniversary exhibition netted £3,060 for a worthy cause.

Picture: Christine Dunnington Photography.

Christine’s fantastic photograph of man and horse on beach

‘Some of us have never been able to afford one in Sidmouth’

Diesel

Takeaways and booze – charity reveals the shocking ‘treats’ fuelling pet obesity crisis in the South West. PDSA warns of pet obesity crisis fuelled by bad diets.

Members of Sidford Methodist Church were grateful for a donation from the SVA's Keith Owen Fund to help pay for a new car park. Ref shs 05-16AW 8303. Picture: Alex Walton

A new parking area for disabled parishioners has been opened at Sidford Methodist Church after more than £9,100 was raised to pay for the project.

Fifteen year old Charlotte Reid with her parents Steve and Angela this week. Ref shs 7730-34-15SH. Picture: Simon Horn

A Sidmouth teenager, who is battling a benign brain tumour, has embarked on a 100-day challenge in aid of a cancer charity.

Thanks to person who found debit card

(From L toRr) Laura Stevens and Gail Welsh, Exeter Sands Co-Chairs; Eiry Bladen, Midwife; Steph Maslin, Matron; and Debbie Stevens, Matron.

An Exeter-based stillbirth and neonatal death charity has made a generous donation of equipment designed to enable bereaved parents to spend more time with their babies.

Two people stroll into the path of a massive wave. Picture: Eve Mathews.

Big waves don’t deter walkers along Sidmouth seafront

Seth Lakeman

Organisers say only a few Super Early Bird tickets remain for Sidmouth’s famous week of festivities

Gale force winds brought tree down in Toadpit Lane on Monday forcing police to close the road

Highways teams work to clear aftermath of Storm Imogen

Proposed boundaries for the new West Hill Parish Council. The black outline is the boundary campaigners in favour of independence have put forward. The hatched parts are areas that EDDC is suggesting should remain part of Ottery Town Council, subject to further consultation.

District bosses look set to give the go-ahead to the next stage of a process which would see West Hill split from Ottery St Mary and form its own parish council.

How the gingko tree is set to move at Knowle

A beloved tree at Knowle will be relocated to make way for a retirement community if developers get the go-ahead – but how will they do it?

Ian Rosenblatt is the founder of the Branscombe Festival.

Event returns to village from July 29 - 31

Temple Street road closure. Ref shs 03-16AW 1234. Picture: Alex Walton

The closure of one of Sidmouth’s main artery roads has halved the takings in some shops because customers have ‘given up’ trying to reach the town, say concerned traders.

Claire Wright

County council watchdog to pressure MPs on austerity budget

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