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Julie Davies (pictured) and Jenny Velterop are calling for rethink on unfair changes to women's pensions

More than 145,000 people have signed national petition to make transitional arrangements fair

A rare  Baird’s Sandpiper landing  at Seaton Wetlands. Picture: SUE SMITH

Action-packed programme of outdoor activities

Debra and Gary Tennant from West Hill Garage are concerned about the length of time the road will remain shut between the village and Ottery St Mary. Ref sho 05-16SH 3672. Picture: Simon Horn

Business suffering as route set to stay closed ‘until further notice’

Huge waves pound the seafront at Sidmouth, Devon. Picture: Ian Williams.

Updated - pictures: The Esplanade takes a battering from the elements

Enormous waves crashed along Sidmouth seafront after very windy conditions and high tides. Picture by Alex Walton. Ref shs 4301-06-14AW. To order your copy of this photograph go to and click on Photo Orders

Communities warned to take care on exposed seafronts


Sidford’s main junction is ‘a fatal accident waiting to happen’, according to a campaigner who is calling on authorities to act before it is too late.

Donkeys Christian and Honey. Picture: The Donkey Sanctuary.

Charity will build a new specialist veterenary facility - and is seeking volunteers to help.

Twins Beckie and Ellie with mum Monica George and Francesca Laugharne at the Ottery neighborhood plan event. Ref sho 05-16TI 9942. Picture: Terry Ife

Successful event paves way for referendum in spring 2017

Artist's impression of car-free Ottery St Mary Food and Families Festival

More than 90 people sign in favour of car-free market square

Driver denies causing coach crash deaths

Friday, February 5, 2016

59-year-old pleads not guilty over crash which claimed the lives of women from Exmouth and Newton Poppleford

Sidmouth families sought to take part in The Three Day Nanny series

Celebrity nanny set to solve fussy food habits, bedtime battles and more parenting problems

Communities in East Devon took part in a 'bite back' campaign against loan sharks

Communities in Sidmouth, Exmouth, Honiton, Axminster and Ottery St Mary targeted in bid to raise awareness

An investigation has been launched by police, following a night-time arson attack on a block of council flats in Honiton.

Cops crack Ottery egg vandals case

Friday, February 5, 2016
Egg-throwing vandals to be dealt with by restorative justice

Youths to ‘reconcile with community’

Straitgate quarry plans aerial view

Disappointment from campaigners after councillors voted to keep site in Devon Minerals Plan

Claire Wright, Helen Harms, Glynn Dobson and Ian Holmes by the new portacabins at The Station. Ref sho 02-16 AW 7414. Picture: Alex Walton

A pioneering new project that will reach out to isolated members of the community has taken a step closer to becoming a reality.

Cliff Richard features in a quirky art exhibition at Sidmouth Library

Artwork at Sidmouth Library’s tongue-in-cheek take on subject

Sidmouth Youth Theatre-West Side Story. Ref shs 05-16SH 3505. Picture: Simon Horn

Production’s four-night run at Manor Pavilion begins tonight (Wednesday)

Ex-Exeter Chiefs  lock Chris Bentley tackles Rock Solid.

Particpants sought for event which will boost Exeter Leukaemia Fund

The Exmouth Shanty Men

Fun on Febraury 20 organised by Lions Club of Sidmouth in aid of Headway Devon

The Shetland Pony Grand National in the Mole Valley Farmers main arena at the Devon County Show.

Tickets on sale with some 95,000 people expected to attend

The Ottery LED team celebrate.

Staff and customers mark milestone

Ottery Scouts at the 2015 jumble sale.

Huge jumble sale, choirs join forces ‘just for love of singing’, storytelling for grown-ups and more.....

Ottery Scouts at the 2015 jumble sale.

Groups prepare for mammoth annual fundraiser

Road closure in West Hill. Ref sho 04-16TI 9836. Picture: Terry Ife

A large hole has forced the closure of the road between Ottery St Mary and West Hill ‘until further notice’.

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

Heavy rain blamed after culvert collapses

Highways teams are investigating the scene

A car overtakes a bus in Stowford Rise

Motorists who ignore signs on a road dubbed ‘Sidmouth’s most dangerous’ face ending up in court, says the area’s community safety co-ordinator.

Julie Davies (pictured) and Jenny Velterop are calling for rethink on unfair changes to women's pensions

‘New rules have been rushed through with little thought for the sometimes devastating consequences’

Graffiti in the Stowford Rise area. Ref shs 8890-01-16TI. Picture: Terry Ife

Police road safety signs, bollards, bins and phone kiosk were all covered in black ‘tags’

A view from the Peaslands Knappe. Photo by Simon Horn. Ref shs 0597-11-09SH

More people than ever turned out in 2015 to show their love for the coast and country


Between this Saturday (January 23) and Monday, February 29, the bus company will slash the cost of existing child Dayrider tickets in Exeter, Plymouth and Dartmouth to £2. It will also introduce new £2 child Dayriders for its Exmouth, Newton Abbot and Barnstaple ticket zones.

A car crashed into the side of a house in Fluxton, near Ottery St Mary. Photo by: APEX NEWS AND PICTURES

Building control officers carried out emergency work on building before road was re-opened yesterday

Honiton TRIP passengers with office manager Neil Hurlock and driver Steve Brownridge. Ref mhh 1116-47-14SH Picture: Simon Horn

The charity’s office manager, Neil Hurlock, says TRIP is having to cater for more and more people who need transport around East Devon.

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