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Residents of Lympstone now know when they can vote on the village’s neighbourhood plan after the date for the vote was set.

Fields of Sidmouth celebrated the work of its staff and chose its charity of the year at the annual ‘Faftas’ award ceremony this week.

Yesterday, 22:17

County highways teams are monitoring the situation as forecasters predict icy conditions and wintry showers/

Yesterday, 16:30
Sidmouth Police Station in Woolcombe Lane

Government cuts have forced police chiefs to consider selling off properties to keep 3,000 officers on the beat – but there is ‘no foreseeable risk’ to Sidmouth’s station.

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Yesterday, 16:00
Icy roads

Devon County Council’s highways teams are geared up to respond to whatever the weather throws at the county this weekend.

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Yesterday, 15:37
A Devon marine reef scene. Picture: Mike Deaton.

Two areas included in the next round of Government plans to introduce MCZs to English waters...

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Yesterday, 15:29

North Devon Council has cut winter parking charges from £2 all day to £1.20.

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Yesterday, 15:04
Elaine Hayes, the new chief executive of Ferne Animal Sanctuary.

The charity is in its 75th anniversary year

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Yesterday, 14:45
The Burton Art Gallery

Arts Council England funding feasibility study to examine library move and art gallery expansion.

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Yesterday, 12:27
Ian Walker who runs with the Sidmouth Running Club gets ready for his next run in aid of Balloons bereavement charity. Ref mhh 6116-05-15AW. Picture: Alex Walton

A Sidmouth dad-of-four will don his running kit and tackle a trio of endurance running races, in less than three months, for charity.

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Yesterday, 12:21

Hatherleigh Fire Station is hosting an open evening for prospective on-call or ‘retained’ firefighters on Thursday, February 12 at 7pm.

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Yesterday, 11:22
View of Sidmouth seafront. Picture: Alex Walton. Ref Sidmouth view 1

Sidmouth’s web savvy citizens and visitors could soon be embracing new technology, as the resort has been allocated funds for its first dedicated tourism app.

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Yesterday, 10:44
A scene from BusPassProductions60’s last film made  in Seaton - The Mystery of Aunt Franny’s Lodge.

Seaton film makers - BussPassProduction60 - urgently need extras ‘of a certain age’

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Yesterday, 10:42

Driver taken to hospital with minor injuries

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Yesterday, 10:35

Devon County Council is encouraging residents to ‘get connected’ with their library as part of National Libraries Day on Saturday, February 7.

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Yesterday, 10:14
Ian Somers and Julie Courtney with a picture of the dog they want to rescue. Ref mhh 1507-04-15TI. Picture: Terry Ife

Honiton baker lends support to bring Romanian stray to the UK

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Yesterday, 09:55
North Devon District Hospital.

Health service ‘could lose millions’ if East Devon contract decision stands, claims trust...

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Yesterday, 09:51
Ilfracombe community connector Miriam Turner.

Attempt to improve health and wellbeing in the town with new ‘social prescribing’ initiative.

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Yesterday, 09:16
Axminster fire engine

Firefighters found the vehicle completely burnt out

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Yesterday, 08:49
Some of the year six children from Littleham and Woodbury Salterton primary schools are pictured with their headteacher Duncan Nelmes as the two schools have joined in a mangement partnership. Ref exe 7461-40-14SH Picture: Simon Horn

More than 200 children will benefit if two primary schools join forces, say education bosses.

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Yesterday, 07:00
Jacqui Stanbury and Lyn Barefoot are ready for the Milky Way's first ever wedding venue. Picture: Sarah Howells

The wedding fair on Sunday will showcase the brand new venue as well as raising money for North Devon Hospice.

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Yesterday, 06:22
Claire Wright launched her manifesto this week. Ref exe 6326-05-15SH. Photo Simon Horn

Independent parliamentary hopeful Claire Wright revealed this week the policies she hopes will see her voted in as East Devon’s MP in May.

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Thu, 17:09
The seals are released at Combe Martin Beach. Picture: Dawn Gilbert.

Wildlife Park and RSPCA return more orphaned seal pups to the wild.

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Thu, 17:07
Tesco is set to close 43 stores nationwide

Tesco has confirmed which 43 stores it will close in the UK - with North Devon’s seven stores unaffected.

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Thu, 16:47
Cabinet Minister Francis Maude MP flanked by Peter Heaton-Jones and trust director Ian Cowling.

The Lynton & Barnstaple Railway has been visited by cabinet Minister Francis Maude MP, who praised its plans and vision.

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