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Sidmouth Gig Club preparing for coming 2017 season
Gig Club’s season runs from April to October, rowing from Sidmouth beach on Wednesday and Friday evenings and Sunday mornings, writes Nick Thompson.
today 10:47
Former serviceman from Sidmouth - told he’d never run again - to take on 156-mile ultra-marathon
A former serviceman from Sidmouth, once told he would never run again, has earned a place in the world’s toughest footrace.
today 06:23
‘Fatal four’ traffic offences targeted in Exeter and East Devon

On Thursday 23rd and Friday 24th February 2017, officers from the Alliance Road Policing Team (RPT) of Devon and Cornwall Police and Dorset Police took part in an intensive roads policing operation, one of a series dubbed Allied Wolf.

The intention of Allied Wolf is to deter and disrupt

yesterday 17:21
Man called Doc Who jailed for having terrible child abuse images

A man who changed his name to Doc Who has been jailed after he messaged underage girls on chat sites and police found extreme child abuse videos and pictures on his phone and laptop.

Who, aged 54, had spoken openly to complete strangers about his sexual interest in toddlers and was found

yesterday 17:07
£40m rail depot planned for Exeter

Plans are in for a major £40 million rail depot at Exeter St David's.

It forms part of a wider programme of rail improvements to increase rail capacity in the South West, including new and refreshed trains and station improvements.

Network Rail has submitted the plans on

yesterday 16:01
Marines In The Making
Lympstone Primary school children were put through their paces when the Marines barked out their instructions to
yesterday 13:51
Beau’s three year wait for a forever home
Lurcher Beau, aged six, has spent the last three years at Dogs Trust Ilfracombe and watched more than 1,000 dogs find their forever home while he has been overlooked. Can you give him the home he deserves?
yesterday 12:45
East Devon WASPI campaigners set to take fight to Westminster
Sidmouth protesters among those arguing against ‘draconian’ changes that they say have ‘left retirement plans in tatters’
yesterday 11:39
A30 closed westbound for emergency repairs near Exeter

The A30 was blocked Exeter-bound in East Devon to allow emergency road repairs.

Highways England issued an alert just before 11am on Friday that the westbound carriageway was blocked between the B3174 near Ottery St Mary and the B2184.

Meanwhile on the A38 in the

yesterday 11:37
Cause of Exeter's major Riverside fire revealed by investigators

Fire investigators blame a sauna heater for the devastating blaze which has left Riverside leisure centre closed for the foreseeable future.

A spokesperson for Devon & Somerset fire and rescue service said they were treating the incident, which shocked the city on Tuesday, as

yesterday 11:37
Countryside service announced as Exeter Living Award finalists

East Devon District Council's Countryside team is delighted to announce that it has made it to the finals of the Exeter Living Awards in the Leisure and Tourism category.

The team, which manages ten nature reserves across East Devon, including the flagship site at Seaton Wetlands, is

yesterday 10:45
Foo Fighters to play secret South West gig tonight according to this Tweet

Rock legends Foo Fighters are believed to be playing a secret gig in the South West tonight, after a post on Twitter appeared to confirm the performance.

Earlier this week fans on a select guest list were sent airline-style boarding passes bearing the Foo Fighters logo, letting them know

yesterday 10:31
Devon students naked anti-Trump pictures taken down by Facebook

A Devon student's anti-Trump protest featuring partially naked pictures of women has been removed by Facebook, who have threatened to delete her account.

Art student Emma Dyason posted pictures of women, naked but covering up with tape and Trump slogans, to the social networking site

yesterday 10:31
773 John Lewis staff in redundancy consultation

John Lewis is axing almost 400 jobs in restaurants and home fittings in the face of increasing pressures in the retail market.

The chain, which has a huge outlet in Exeter, is to cut 387 jobs as it moves some services from stores to a central hub and outsources other operations. The

yesterday 10:31
Devon library staff will see pay cut, some by more than 30 per cent

Library workers will be hit with "painful" cuts to their pay less than a year since a new social enterprise took over running Devon's libraries.

Following a consultation period, Libraries Unlimited board has opted to remove all enhanced pay for unsociable working hours affecting 247 staff,

yesterday 10:31
Serious stabbing in Exeter leaves man in hospital, police hunt three men

A 29-year-old man is in hospital with serious stab injuries after an incident in the heart of Exeter on Thursday night.

A man was left with stab wounds to his leg, which police have described as not life threatening, after what has been described as a fight or fracas in Oxford Road, near

yesterday 08:19
Daily News
North Devon motorist banned after being caught drink-driving

A MOTORIST from Bideford has been banned from getting behind the wheel after being caught drink-driving.

Mark Sawlbury, 36, of Watkins Way, appeared before North Devon Magistrates' Court on Friday.

He pleaded guilty to one charge of drink-driving. Sawlbury had driven into Bideford on

today 10:45
SAS fantasist jailed for causing brain injury to girl aged two in Exeter

A bogus SAS hero has been jailed for attacking a two-year-old girl when he was babysitting. Andrew Brooks claimed to be an Army paramedic who had served with the SAS but in fact he was a fantasist who had been kicked out after just six weeks' basic training.

He caused life changing

today 10:45
Paignton Hospital protest march today, what you need to know

PROTESTERS will be gathering in Paignton on Saturday morning for a march and rally to save the town's hospital services. Some 200 people are expected to attend the rally starting at the hospital.

Torbay and South Devon TUC have organised the protest which comes as Totnes MP and chairman

today 09:39
Council spent thousands repairing vandalised toilets in Ilfracombe

NORTH Devon Council has spent more than £5,000 this financial year repairing toilets in Ilfracombe which were vandalised.

The council has spent the money repairing 21 cases of damage caused by vandalism in Ilfracombe. This expenditure does not include the general cost of maintaining and

today 09:39
Addaction celebrate 50 years of supporting those in need with cake and fundraising

A CHARITY helping people to recover from drug, alcohol and mental health issues has celebrated its 50th anniversary.

Addaction was formed in 1967 when Mollie Craven wrote an article in the Guardian newspaper appealing to the families of people with drug problems to start a support

today 00:49
Man denies breaking into seaside pub

An Ilfracombe man has denied breaking into a seaside pub in Woolacombe.

Lee Webster, aged 36, of Oxford Grove, Ilfracombe, pleaded not guilty to the burglary at the Red Barn pub when he appeared at Exeter Crown Court.

Judge Geoffrey Mercer, QC, adjourned the case for a trial later

yesterday 20:25
Thief went shoplifting on way home from community service

A criminal who was ordered to do community payback went shoplifting on his way home from a session of unpaid work.

Robert Shelton stopped off at a branch of Boots and stole a bottle of Britney Spears Fantasy perfume as a New Year's Eve present for his new girlfriend. Shelton was doing

yesterday 20:25
Thug kicked love rival unconcious and bragged to his ex

A boasting thug has been jailed after he kicked a love rival unconscious and bragged about it to his ex girlfriend.

Ryan Williams knocked victim George Major to the ground outside a night club in Plymouth and stamped on his head before sending a message which read "Ha ha ha, look at your

yesterday 20:25
Latest news from Exeter
today 10:47 Sidmouth Gig Club preparing for coming 2017 season
today 10:45 North Devon motorist banned after being caught drink-driving
today 10:45 SAS fantasist jailed for causing brain injury to girl aged two in Exeter
today 09:39 Paignton Hospital protest march today, what you need to know
today 09:39 Council spent thousands repairing vandalised toilets in Ilfracombe
today 06:23 Former serviceman from Sidmouth - told he’d never run again - to take on 156-mile ultra-marathon
today 00:49 Addaction celebrate 50 years of supporting those in need with cake and fundraising
yesterday 20:25 Man denies breaking into seaside pub
yesterday 20:25 Thief went shoplifting on way home from community service
yesterday 20:25 Thug kicked love rival unconcious and bragged to his ex
yesterday 20:25 Police crack down on dangerous driving in Exeter with operation Allied Wolf
yesterday 20:25 Paedophile convicted of raping girl, 10, a decade ago after contacting victim on Facebook
yesterday 19:19 Here's how to get tickets to see Kaiser Chiefs perform in Devon
yesterday 19:19 Jeff Brazier enjoys the sights of Sidmouth ahead of £3m lottery handout
yesterday 19:19 £40m rail depot planned for Exeter
yesterday 18:27 Have your say on new measures to help bats
yesterday 18:13 Exeter man left in hospital after being stabbed in the backside
yesterday 18:13 Men admit plot to bring hard drugs to Devon
yesterday 17:21 Devon’s Community Composting groups set for reprieve
yesterday 17:21 Tesco Extra Exeter Vale and Elvis help coffee club celebrate anniversary
yesterday 17:21 ‘Fatal four’ traffic offences targeted in Exeter and East Devon
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yesterday 17:07 VIDEO: Heavy traffic as three-car crash closes A361 in Barnstaple
yesterday 17:07 Explosive device found on Croyde Beach, police explosive experts make area safe
yesterday 17:07 Torbay Hospital League of Friends help fund £65,000 state-of-the-art eye simulator
yesterday 17:07 Man called Doc Who jailed for having terrible child abuse images
yesterday 16:25 Premiership: Exeter Chiefs v Newcastle Falcons
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yesterday 16:01 Teignbridge bids to bring electric car charging points to Newton Abbot, Dawlish and Teignmouth
yesterday 16:01 Mental health illness is biggest cause of staff absence at RD&E
yesterday 16:01 Buckfastleigh new play park as part of £200,000 regeneration project set to open
yesterday 16:01 Serious stabbing in Exeter leaves man in hospital, police hunt three men
yesterday 16:01 £40m rail depot planned for Exeter
yesterday 14:03 Local firms and Miss Devon support children to make healthy choices
yesterday 13:51 Marines In The Making
yesterday 13:49 Cyclist injured in collision with a car at Tiverton
yesterday 12:45 The changing face of Lyme Regis
yesterday 12:45 Beau’s three year wait for a forever home
yesterday 12:43 Teign School student raises £500 for the Stroke Association in memory of great grandfathers
yesterday 11:39 East Devon WASPI campaigners set to take fight to Westminster
yesterday 11:37 Concern for 22-year-old Joshua, missing from Exeter
yesterday 11:37 Community hospital beds closures in Devon to be decided next week
yesterday 11:37 Torquay shopping centre evacuated after fire alarm sounds
yesterday 11:37 Devon library staff will see pay cut, some by more than 30 per cent
yesterday 11:37 A30 closed westbound for emergency repairs near Exeter
yesterday 11:37 Cause of Exeter's major Riverside fire revealed by investigators
yesterday 10:45 Countryside service announced as Exeter Living Award finalists
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