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Sidmouth Herald

The Sidmouth Herald is a weekly tabloid newspaper sold in and around the town of Sidmouth in eastern Devonshire and nearby towns and villages, including Axminster, Honiton, Ottery St Mary and Seaton.

Its early history is somewhat obscure, but it appears to have been founded in the early 1860s as the Sidmouth Directory and General Advertiser, initially as a twice-monthly newspaper but then becoming a weekly. At some stage in the 1890s it was renamed The Sidmouth Herald and Directory. It absorbed The Sidmouth Observer (founded in 1887 as the Sidmouth Observer and Visitors’ List) in 1952. It’s borne its present name since 1981.

It’s currently published by Archant South West, a branch of the Norwich-based Archant media group’s Archant Lifestyle division. The editorial offices are in Clyst Honiton just outside Exeter, although the Herald also has a local office in Sidmouth.

There’s a local sub-edition for Ottery St Mary, the Ottery Herald; and a companion freesheet, the Midweek Herald.

Although it’s primarily a paid-for newspaper, it’s also available as a pickup at a local caravan park during the summer months.

The Herald comes out on Fridays. An e-edition’s also available by paid subscription.

  • Address:
  • Sidmouth Herald
    Fair Oak Close
    Exeter Airport Business Park
    Clyst Honiton

    EX5 2UL
  • Tel:
  • 01392 888400
  • Fax:
  • 01392 888550