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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.

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The fire service is issuing urgent advice to boat owners along the Jurassic Coast about the proper disposal of out-of-date flares.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

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.

Exeter Magistrates' Court

A teenager from Sidford, who crashed his car into a lamppost while over the drink-drive limit, has been banned from getting behind the wheel for a year.

Sidmouth Victoria Hospital Ref shs 3264-50-14AW. Picture: Alex Walton.

Sidmouth’s under-threat minor injuries unit (MIU) looks to have been given a seven-month reprieve.

Business owners were left feeling ‘violated and saddened’ at a spate of burglaries that stung Sidmouth and Salcombe Regis on Monday night (August 17).

A troupe of mummers in Sidmouth led by Arthur Baker of Sidbury. The picture is beleived to have been taken sometime between 1905 and 1908.

A Sidmouth folk theatre troupe, which recently discovered this century-old photograph, is appealing for assistance from Herald readers to identify former members.

19-64 winner - Pete Bond

Amateur photographers of all ages set high standards in a competition inspired by architecture in the Sid Valley.

Phil Watson's picture of the Milky Way over Sidmouth. You can see more of his pictures at or find him tweeting @philwatsonphoto

The universe delivered for a photographer who needed a birthday present for his dad - presenting this stunningly clear shot of the Milky Way over Sidmouth.

Sidmouth Walking Festival organisers, Ted Swan and Norma Self, plan the route for the last walk of the festival. Ref shs 6139-40-14AW. Picture: Alex Walton

A rambling jamboree returns to Sidmouth’s streets and coastal paths next month - with routes for all abilities.

Breaking News:Sidmouth’s Red Arrows display to go ahead

Friday, August 21, 2015
The Red Arrows performing their spectacular display over Sidmouth ten years ago. Ref shs 9920-36-04. Picture: Simon Horn.

The Red Arrows display over Sidmouth will go ahead as planned today (Friday).

The Red Arrows performing their spectacular display over Sidmouth ten years ago. Ref shs 9920-36-04. Picture: Simon Horn.

A decision about tonight’s Red Arrow display is due around 5pm tonight.

Jailed: Sean Day.

An intruder has been jailed for breaking into an isolated cottage and subjecting a family to a knifepoint ordeal.

Sidmouth Police Station in Woolcombe Lane

More businesses were targeted by burglars last night (Thursday) after a spate of break-ins across the Sid Valley.

The weekend’s getting off to a flyer!

Friday, August 21, 2015
Red 5 Flight Lieutenant Tom Bould

Joining the Red Arrows was always the dream of one of its newest members, who will be proudly soaring over Sidmouth this evening (Friday).

The Red Arrows performing their spectacular display over Sidmouth ten years ago. Ref shs 9920-36-04. Picture: Simon Horn.

No decision yet has been made to tonight’s (Friday) Red Arrow display.

Beautiful Days 2014

Revellers heading to Beautiful Days this weekend can expect to enjoy music from some top acts – but it’s probably worth packing wellies and rain coats.

GCSE students celebrating success at Sidmouth College.. Ref shs 7771-34-15SH. Picture: Simon Horn

Celebrations continued at Sidmouth College as staff and students celebrate a ‘fabulous set of GCSE results’.

King's School students Becki and Ellie George will be celebrating their GCSE results

Teens in Ottery St Mary have been praised following a ‘fantastic’ outcome in this year’s exams

Sidmouth Victoria Hospital Ref shs 3264-50-14AW. Picture: Alex Walton.

A shortage of staff at Sidmouth’s minor injuries unit (MIU) has resulted in the service closing for 24 hours today (Thursday).

Views sought for East Devon gypsy sites

Thursday, August 20, 2015

District council planners are appealing for feedback from people including landowners and developers on where 37 new gypsy and traveller sites should be located in East Devon.

The bomb discovered at Whittons Auctioneers in Dowell Street Honiton.

Experts from the Royal Navy Bomb Disposal Unit are now on site at Whittons Auctioneers in Honiton.

Members of Exmouth Swimming and Life Saving Society at Exmouth swimming pool. Ref exe 7577-34-15SH. Picture: Simon Horn

Sport participation may be on the decline nationally, but locally there are encouraging signs that East Devon is bucking the trend.

The bomb discovered at Whittons Auctioneers in Dowell Street Honiton.

A Honiton auction room had to be evacuated this morning after one of the owners uncovered a wartime mortar bomb.

Business leaders say they will fight to ensure Ottery St Mary is left with at least one bank after Barclays announced it would be ending its presence in the town.

Manor Road Car Park

Police have pledged to make Sidmouth a ‘hostile environment’ for boy racers with a series of measures aimed at cracking down on nuisance motorists.

Fun week at Beer Regatta

Tuesday, August 18, 2015
Beer barrel rolling as part of the regatta week. Ref shb 2275-33-15TI. Picture: Terry Ife

Beer Regatta comes to a close this evening, following a jam-packed week of festivities.

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