A seagull summit has been held in our region to discuss the problem the birds are having in many of our towns and cities.
East Devon District Council organised the event after receiving a number of complaints from the public about seagulls messing up the rubbish, fouling buildings and in some cases being aggressive, particularly to anyone walking along with food in their hands.
Jeff Welch reports:
A seagull summit has been held to help people and businesses affected by the birds.
In many places seagulls have become an aggressive nuisance - scavenging food and nesting on rooftops.
East Devon District Council organised the event in Sidmouth after complaints from the public about the birds.
Councillor Tom Wright from East Devon District Council says the warmer summer months led to more birds being fed.
We understand news of this incident will be troubling for many in the Sidmouth area and to reassure local people there will be some extra officers on patrol in the town.”
A murder investigation has been launched after a 71-year-old man died at a hotel in Devon.
Police were called to the Black Horse Hotel in Sidmouth at about 10 o'clock last night [Thursday].
Despite efforts by officers and paramedics, the elderly man was pronounced dead a short time later.
A 41-year-old man has been arrested and is in custody in Exeter.
Police are appealing for anyone with information to contact 101.
Sir Bradley Wiggins will participate in this year's Tour of Britain Cycling Race, part of the six-man Team Sky. Stage 6 of tour starts in Sidmouth, Devon on Friday 20 September and ends with a gruelling climb up Haytor on Dartmoor.
An investment banker has left £2.3 million to a town in Devon - with instructions the money is spent on a million flowers.
Keith Owen travelled the world but always returned to Sidmouth. So when he developed lung cancer, he decided to hand his estate to the civic society to keep the resort "beautiful".
Steve Hardy reports.
Tens of thousands of visitors are expected in Sidmouth for the town's annual folk week which begins on Friday.
It has taken place every year since 1955 and offers more than 700 events from concerts to dancing and masterclasses.
Organisers promise "something for everyone".
The town puts on a campsite, a dedicated car park and a bus service so that everything runs smoothly.
Professional cyclists will be in Sidmouth tomorrow as Devon County Council prepare for the arrival of the Tour of Britain.
Team UK Youth riders will be promoting the Devon Stage of the race. Sidmouth is the start venue of the stage which will cover 85 miles of Devon before the summit finish at Haytor in Dartmoor National Park. The Tour is in its tenth year.
A woman has been found dead at the bottom of a cliff on Sidmouth beach. Emergency crews were called to Jacob's Ladder at 1.30 pm today by a member of the public.
Devon and Cornwall Police are working to confirm her identity but her death is not being treated as suspicious at this time.
Protests are expected to take place in Sidmouth later as East Devon District Council discuss plans for a new housing development. 170 homes could be built on fields between Seaton and Colyford if proposals are approved. Those opposing the development say other sites are more suitable.