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Mark Wakely is counting on your votes.

Public support has sent a Sidmouth plumber into the final of a national competition.

The Tour of Britain stage start on Sidmouth seafront in 2013. Bradley Wiggins is pictured centre in the yellow jersey. Photo by Simon Horn. Ref shs 9563-38-13SH

‘The race has just gone up another notch in the thrill stakes’

Beautiful Days Festival 2016 at Escot Park, Ottery St Mary

Relatively low levels of reported crime and good deeds at Escot Park, Ottery St Mary, event

Police appeal for information after entry was forced through front door

A coach driver found guilty of dangerous driving, killing a woman from Exmouth and a woman from Newton Poppleford during a day trip to Cornwall in 2014, has been jailed for five years.

Looe coach crash 3

Coach death driver Martin Chun, from Exeter, has been found guilty at Truro Crown Court of causing the deaths of Margaret Luxton, from Exmouth, and Carol Muldoon, from Newton Poppleford, who died on an Age Concern Exmouth trip to Cornwall in 2014.

A T-Rex goes on a walkabout around the Strand. Ref exe 34-16AW 4324. Picture: Alex Walton

Children and adults alike enjoyed the opening of the dinosaur safari in the Strand in Exmouth on Sunday.

Beautiful Days 2016

If you are suffering from the festival blues because the party is over for another year, check out the photo gallery and re-live the fun.

Exmouth lifeboat

Exmouth lifeboat volunteers helped a leisure fishing vehicle on Thursday (August 18) after it overheated seven miles south of Exmouth.

The Ware family on Budleigh beach in 1904.

The world premiere of the first part of a film trilogy about the Ware family of Woodbury is coming up soon.

Honiton post office.

Fast food giant McDonald’s has ruled out opening a branch in Honiton following rumours circulating on social media.

Photo Gallery: Beer Regatta

Saturday, August 20, 2016
Beer Regatta Decorated Rafts. Ref shb 33-16SH 2273. Picture: Simon Horn.

Raft races, rowing championships, barrel rolling and more

New venue for annual Honiton Hill Rally

Friday, August 19, 2016
Tractor pulling will be at this year's Honiton Hill Rally.

The popular Honiton Hill Rally is back for another year - and promises another jam-packed day of fun at its new venue.

Bins will be used for garden waste if the council approves the new waste contract.

Residents will soon be able to have a lot more of their recycling collected from the kerbside.

The B3052 road between Clyst st Mary and Sidmouth has re-opened following a multi-car incident earlier today.

The Tour of Britain stage start on Sidmouth seafront in 2013. Bradley Wiggins is pictured centre in the yellow jersey. Photo by Simon Horn. Ref shs 9563-38-13SH

Town will be showcased to worldwide audience of millions

The sliproad will be closed overnight.

A woman with ‘suspected’ spinal injuries was freed from her vehicle following a major road incident this morning.

Exeter Magistrates' Court

A woman was left in disbelief after an Exmouth man exposed and touched himself on a bus, a court heard.

The sliproad will be closed overnight.

A busy East Devon road which runs through Clyst St Mary has been closed by police after a multi car incident.

Police are warning the public not to leave valuables on show following reports of cars being broken into at Woodbury Common.

Exmouth Community College students celebrating their A level and AS-level results.

Exmouth Community College was ‘very pleased’ as students celebrated strong A-level and AS results on Thursday, August 18.

Kings School students received their A-level results. Harriet Dicks, Amber Gardner, Emily Howell, Annabel Gosling and Imogen McKay prepare to open their results. Ref sho 33-16AW 3875. Picture: Alex Walton.

‘The students are a credit to themselves and their families’

Honiton mayor, Caroline Kolek.

Honiton Town Council (HTC) has successfully defended the rights of its town’s market after traders were told they could not use their vehicles on High Street.

Siblings Suzi and George Eyley with the 2,500 ducks in the Honiton Lions' Duck Race in Weston on Sunday. Ref mhh 33-16SH 5780. Picture: Simon Horn.

Records were smashed when Honiton and District Lions Club held its annual duck race at the Otter Inn, on Saturday.

Some of the entrants of the dog show at Lymebourne Community centre's family fun day. Ref shs 31-16TI 5804. Picture: Terry Ife

Crowds enjoyed a packed day of activities at the Lymebourne and Arcot Park community fun day, held at the Lymebourne Park community centre in Sidmouth.

Shelley Roe-Lavery and Karen Bralsford of A1 Design and Stitch prepare for their fundraising sky dive. Ref mhh 32-16AW 3705. Picture: Alex Walton.

The owners of a Honiton-based embroidery company are set to overcome their fears and plunge from a plane to raise money for the Devon Freewheelers.

Representing Tesco's Honiton store at the walk.  Ref mhh 2901-41-15SH. Picture: Simon Horn

Tally ho! The utterly splendid Devon countryside around Deer Park is soon to be open to one and all for this year’s Jolly Good Jaunt.

Gallery: Singing out in Seaton

Wednesday, August 17, 2016
Children at a singing workshop with Sarah Ryan at Colyford Memorial Hall. Ref mha 33-16TI 6086. Picture: Terry Ife

Voice coach develops children’s singing talents

Appeal for dog owners to keep pets on lead after fatal attack on lamb near Ottery St Mary

Farmer has spoken out after finding animal so badly mauled it had to be put down

Graham Higgins and Misty Nickells.

Griffin Chartered Accountants has taken occupancy of the historic Globe building in Honiton, giving it a £30,000 makeover along the way.

Patrick McCaig from the Otter Brewery. Photo by Simon Horn.

A Honiton-based brewery has been shortlisted for a prestigious business award.

Devon Air Ambulance

An Exmouth woman was airlifted to hospital after a collision in Brixington involving a single car left her with ‘serious’ injuries.

Pictured in the fron row (l - r) are Rob and Janice Auckland, from Emily’s Chocolates; Alan Shoesmith,  president of the Lions Club of Sidmouth; Andy Downham, of Potbury’s Funeral Services with Janet Dowling, a volunteer with Cruse Bereavement Care; and Peter and Rosemary Hook from the Royal York & Faulkner Hotel. In the back row (l - r) are Lions David Lang; John Doe; Graham Rossiter; Mike Sycamore and Ian Skinner. Picture: Chris Rignall

Businesses who took part in last month’s Corporate Duck Race in Sidmouth have donated a total of £2,000 to charity.

Lloyds Bank Ottery St Mary

‘Loss of town’s last bank would cause big problem for elderly people without internet’

Straitgate quarry plans aerial view

Residents voice objections in public consultation on changes to new Devon Minerals Plan

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