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A carers’ group in Sidmouth is supporting a national campaign to reach those who do not seek help.

Gertrude 'Topsy' Hindley who recently celebrated her 103rd birthday has lived her life without a television. Ref shs 8215-22-15SH. Picture: Simon Horn

A lifelong shun of television means a 103-year-old Sidmouth woman has missed out on some of the world’s most historic moments.

Jailed again: Simon Berkowitz

A notorious burglar has been jailed for another six years for breaking into a retired couple’s Sidmouth home - just 16 days after he was given early release.

Jools Mercer is pictured in her new business in Libra Court which is called Jools in the Art Shed. Ref shs 8040-22-15SH. Picture: Simon Horn

A former pupil at The King’s School has set up her own venture in Sidmouth - just a year after graduating from university.

Sue Bath from Sidbury is representing Great Britain at the World Dragon Boat Championships.

A once ‘overweight and unfit’ Sidbury woman has been selected to represent Great Britain in the World Dragon Boat Racing Championships, two years after she took up the sport.

Sidmouth Victoria Hospital. Ref shs 7754-40-14SH Picture: Simon Horn

Sidmouth’s minor injuries unit will be open for four-days-a-week from Monday (June 1) due to a staff shortage.

Fashion show

Exmouth Players is hosting a fashion show in early June as a fundraiser to help refurbish the green room and kitchen at the Blackmore Theatre in Exmouth’s Bicton Street.

Beryl and Colin Kingman, Jan Baker, Tony Lavers and Ian McKenzie-Edwards hope to prevent Sidford Social Hall from potential closure. Ref shs 7362-21-15AW. Picture: Alex Walton

It is ‘make or break’ time for Sidford Social Hall - which faces closure unless members of the community come forward to secure its future.

Georgia Ruse and Chloe Towers with two of the brollies they used to keep dry. Ref shs 6981-21-15TI. Picture: Terry Ife

A pair of kind-hearted teens swapped revision for rushing to the rescue of a stricken pensioner who had been knocked over by strong winds.

EDDC's Knowle HQ. Ref shs 7701-15-12SH Picture: Simon Horn

Campaigners have expressed their disappointment after a bid to safeguard Knowle’s parkland was rejected this week.

The Ottery 10K run took place at the weekend. Ref sho 6997-21-15AW. Picture: Alex Walton

A popular 10-kilometre run through Ottery St Mary made a successful return after a three-year break - with hundreds of fleet-footed fundraisers taking part in aid of a cancer charity.

The cut out card

This small item is just one of the objects featured in a new exhibition at Sidmouth Museum.

Dan Lavery of the Devon Freewheelers. Ref exe 1231-13-15SH. Picture: Simon Horn

Dan Lavery is determined Devon Freewheelers will help save lives – as a Belfast ‘hidden hero’ undoubtedly helped saved wife Shelley’s life in 2005.

Afternoon tea for Nancy Bowstead an RBL member for 70 years. Ref shs 6853-21-15TI. Picture: Terry Ife

A registered blind Royal British Legion (RBL) stalwart of seven decades is saying goodbye to Sidmouth - but will continue to raise money for the cause at the age of 93.

Sam Bader

Dad-of-one Sam Bader, 28, who grew up in Ottery St Mary, supports Devon Freewheelers by sponsoring one of the motorbikes, Bravo One.

EDDC's Knowle HQ. Ref shs 7705-15-12SH Picture: Simon Horn

Independent councillors call for extraordinary meeting to debate the office relocation

Dan Lavery of the Devon Freewheelers. Ref exe 1256-13-15SH. Picture: Simon Horn

Devon Freewheelers founder Daniel Lavery will do whatever it takes to keep his lifeline service on the road so other families can receive the same help and care that saved his wife’s life.

Tanya Trevena with girl guides from Honiton and Sidmouth at the weekend collecting for her sailing challenge.

Guides from Sidmouth and Honiton did their best to help one of their own - as she prepares for a five-day sailing challenge.

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

A ‘phenomenally important appeal for Sidmouth’ – to help people living with dementia and their carers by bringing a crucial, specialist service to the valley – was launched this week.

Joe Montgomery, in happier times.

For years, Joe Montgomery’s motorbike has remained unused, parked in the family garage in East Devon as a reminder of happier times.

New RNLI lifeboat named after couple

Tuesday, May 19, 2015
Annette Richardson: neice of the benefactors of the Exmouth lifeboat is pictured at the naming ceremony and handover on Saturday.  Ref shs 5524-20-15SH. Picture: Simon Horn

Hundreds of people turned out at the RNLI lifeboat station in Exmouth to see the RNLI’s new lifeboat officially named after the generous Sidmouth couple whose bequest helped pay for it.

VE anniversary lunch at Lamb and Flag, Ottery St Mary. Ref sho 6049-19-15AW. Picture: Alex Walton

A day of music, memories and a strong show of community spirit marked the 70th anniversary of VE Day in Ottery.

Sidmouth Fire Station in Woolbrook Road

A woman has been freed from a car after a collision between two vehicles in Salcombe Regis.

Sidmouth Manor Pavilion.
Picture by Alex Walton. shs 9673-29-10AW

Manor Pavilion bosses have issued an apology to nearby residents who had a sleepless night after the theatre’s alarm went off for almost nine hours running.

Mitsubishi Motors Badminton Horse Trials 2015 photo gallery

PHOTO GALLERY: Badminton Horse Trials 2015

Sidmouth VE Day Party

Friday, May 15, 2015
Sidmouth 70th anniversary of VE Day party. Ref shs 5952-20-15SH. Picture: Simon Horn

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Members of HALFF has organised cooking sessions to help families cook on a budget.

A trio of organisations have joined forces to help Sidmouth families cook nutritious meals on a budget.

John Rayson who is standing for Sidmouth town council. Ref shs 5056-14-15TI. Picture: Terry Ife

A business owner who discovered he had bowel cancer after using a home screening kit says that the test saved his life – and is urging more people in Sidmouth to make use of them.

The erosion of Pennington Point over eight years from 2007 to 2015.

These aerial photographs of Pennington Point show the shocking extent of cliff erosion over the last eight years.

EDDC's Knowle HQ. Ref shs 7705-15-12SH Picture: Simon Horn

The ‘first phase’ of key historical background documents, relating to East Devon District Council’s (EDDC) controversial relcation project, have been published online today (Friday).

Boundary changes are proposed for Devon County Council

Residents across Devon are being asked for their views on the future shape of local government as part of an eight-week consultation.

Trailer wheel theft near Ottery

A horse owner has spoken of her disgust at thieves who broke into her secure field and stole trailer wheels, leaving her with a £400 bill.

Church Street Sidford. Ref shs 1295-04-15TI. Picture: Terry Ife

Calls to make Sidford’s car park free - in order to ‘breathe life’ into the village - have been rebuked by the authority that owns the site.

Ruth Bullock will be shaving her hair off for Devon Air Ambluance and Marie Curie Cancer Care.

A retired physical education teacher is taking on her biggest charity challenge to date - by shaving off her hair.

Honiton Sausage and Cider Festival 2015. Festival organisers, the Devon Freewheelers. Ref mhh 5444-19-15AW. Picture: Alex Walton

Donations large and small ensure lifeline charity Devon Freewheelers can continue to operate.

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