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Hervey's eggs plan amid family push

Mid Devon Star: Lady Victoria Hervey has spoken of her desire to start a family

12:20am Monday 25th May 2015

Lady Victoria Hervey admitted she has thought about having her eggs frozen in a bid to become a mother.

Cunard liners return to Liverpool

Mid Devon Star: Cunard ocean liner the Queen Mary 2 arrives in Liverpool ahead of Cunard's 175th anniversary celebrations, when she will be joined by the Queen Victoria and Queen Elizabeth.

12:20am Monday 25th May 2015

Thousands of people are expected to line the shores of the Mersey today as Cunard's three flagship liners sail down the river framed by the magnificent Liverpool skyline.

Road casualty rates 'vary in UK'

Mid Devon Star: The reduction in people killed or seriously injured is much lower in Wales than the national average, figures show

12:20am Monday 25th May 2015

Progress in cutting road casualty rates has varied dramatically across the UK, according to an analysis of accident figures.

Rescuers search for Channel diver

Mid Devon Star: Lifeboats and a helicopter are searching for the missing diver off Dorset

12:20am Monday 25th May 2015

The search for a diver who failed to resurface during a trip has been suspended for the night.

Lib Dem rivals unite on rights bid

Mid Devon Star: Norman Lamb and his Liberal Democrat leadership rival Tim Farron have launched a campaign to block David Cameron's plan to scrap the Human Rights Act.

12:20am Monday 25th May 2015

The two rivals for the Liberal Democrat leadership have launched a campaign to block David Cameron's plan to scrap the Human Rights Act.

Cameron warned on defence spending

Mid Devon Star: David Cameron must 'repair the damage' to UK security by guaranteeing a minimum defence spending level, the ex-head of the RAF said

12:20am Monday 25th May 2015

David Cameron must "repair the damage" to the UK's security by guaranteeing a minimum level of defence spending , the former head of the RAF has said.

EU citizens barred from referendum

Mid Devon Star: Citizens from most European Union countries living in the UK will be barred from voting in the referendum on whether to sever ties with Brussels promised by David Cameron.

12:20am Monday 25th May 2015

Citizens from most European Union countries living in the UK will be barred from voting in the referendum on whether to sever ties with Brussels promised by David Cameron.

Man hunted over triple stab deaths

Mid Devon Star: Jed Allen is being sought by police (Thames Valley Police/PA)

12:20am Monday 25th May 2015

The hunt for a man suspected of stabbing to death his six-year-old sister, their mother and her partner, is entering its second day.

Salcombe priciest for seaside homes

Mid Devon Star: Over the last 10 years the average house price in a seaside town has increased by 31% to £208,729, according to Halifax

12:12am Monday 25th May 2015

Salcombe in Devon has been named as Britain's most expensive seaside town to buy a home.

Drop in spending power confidence

Mid Devon Star: People's feelings towards their current and future financial situations levelled off during April, according to research

12:12am Monday 25th May 2015

Households' confidence in their spending power took a step backwards in April in the run-up to the general election, a report has found.

Michael Parr shouldered pain for Emmerdale's action scenes

Mid Devon Star: Michael Parr shouldered pain for Emmerdale's action scenes

12:11am Monday 25th May 2015

The actor, who plays Ross Barton, had been hitting the gym for the ITV soap’s action scenes.

Could Boy George be a judge on Simon Cowell's new reality TV show?

Mid Devon Star: Could Boy George be a judge on Simon Cowell's new reality TV show?

12:11am Monday 25th May 2015

It was recently revealed the music mogul will be launching new TV talent show, Ultimate DJ, in spring 2016, to hunt for a new superstar DJ.

Mary Berry admits to kitchen mistakes

Mid Devon Star: Mary Berry admits to kitchen mistakes

12:11am Monday 25th May 2015

She may be a Great British baker, but Mary’s not averse to making some mistakes when she’s cooking.

Bradley Walsh couldn't say no to life in a SunTrap

Mid Devon Star: Bradley Walsh couldn't say no to life in a SunTrap

12:11am Monday 25th May 2015

The actor has been enjoying sunning himself in his new role.

Anna Kendrick: Rachel Riley's my inspiration

Mid Devon Star: Anna Kendrick: Rachel Riley's my inspiration

12:11am Monday 25th May 2015

The Pitch Perfect star has been taking some tips from the leggy Countdown beauty.

Big Brother's tasks just keep getting better and better...

Mid Devon Star: Big Brother's tasks just keep getting better and better...

10:37pm Sunday 24th May 2015

Because only Big Brother would have grown adults frantically cracking raw eggs on their own heads.

Jade has been caught breaking the cardinal rule of Big Brother

Mid Devon Star: Jade has been caught breaking the cardinal rule of Big Brother

10:26pm Sunday 24th May 2015

A punishment was in order, of course, and the housemates were forced to forfeit their beauty products until further notice…

Cannes 2015: French film Dheepan wins coveted Palme d'Or prize

Mid Devon Star: Cannes 2015: French film Dheepan wins coveted Palme d'Or prize

10:26pm Sunday 24th May 2015

Critics were surprised at the choice of film for the top prize.

Rescuers search for Channel diver

Mid Devon Star: Lifeboats and a helicopter are searching for the missing diver off Dorset

10:02pm Sunday 24th May 2015

Rescuers are searching for a diver who failed to resurface during a trip.

Rodgers apologises for poor defeat

Mid Devon Star: Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers apologised after their 6-1 defeat at Stoke

9:31pm Sunday 24th May 2015

Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers offered an apology for an "embarrassing" 6-1 defeat at Stoke and despite it putting his future under more scrutiny insists he still has a lot to offer the club.

Pellegrini hails departing Lampard

Mid Devon Star: Frank Lampard signed off in perfect fashion at Manchester City

9:31pm Sunday 24th May 2015

Manchester City manager Manuel Pellegrini felt Frank Lampard had signed off in perfect fashion after scoring on his final appearance in English football.

Mourinho targets more success

Mid Devon Star: Jose Mourinho has now won three Premier League titles with Chelsea

9:31pm Sunday 24th May 2015

Jose Mourinho challenged his Chelsea side to achieve sustained success after lifting the Barclays Premier League trophy on Sunday.

Bruce to take stock after drop

Mid Devon Star: Steve Bruce has a lot to consider following Hull's relegation

9:31pm Sunday 24th May 2015

An "exhausted" Steve Bruce said he would consider his future over the next fortnight after taking Hull down to the Sky Bet Championship.

Stokes goes with the flow

Mid Devon Star: England's Ben Stokes made history at Lord's

9:22pm Sunday 24th May 2015

Lord's record-breaker Ben Stokes just trusted his instincts to hit the fastest Test century ever seen at the Home of Cricket.

Russell Crowe leads tributes to 'Beautiful Mind' mathematician John Nash

Mid Devon Star: Russell Crowe leads tributes to 'Beautiful Mind' mathematician John Nash

8:56pm Sunday 24th May 2015

Tributes are being paid to the mathematician who was the subject of the film A Beautiful Mind, after he died in a taxi accident aged 86.

Cannes 2015: Michael Fassbender says MacBeth suffered from PTSD

Mid Devon Star: Cannes 2015: Michael Fassbender says MacBeth suffered from PTSD

7:05pm Sunday 24th May 2015

He was joined on the red carpet by co-star Marion Cotillard.

No United return for Falcao

Mid Devon Star: Radamel Falcao has performed poorly at United this season

6:42pm Sunday 24th May 2015

Radamel Falcao has been told he will not be coming back to Manchester United next season.

Celebs packed the church for Michelle Keegan and Mark Wright's wedding

Mid Devon Star: Celebs packed the church for Michelle Keegan and Mark Wright's wedding

5:56pm Sunday 24th May 2015

Lydia Bright, James Argent, Kelvin Fletcher and Brooke Vincent were among the guests.

The rain isn't dampening the festivities at the second day of Radio 1's Big Weekend

Mid Devon Star: The rain isn't dampening the festivities at the second day of Radio 1's Big Weekend

6:06pm Sunday 24th May 2015

It’s the second day of the festival weekend and music-lovers have already been treated to an unexpected rap from one DJ in particular…

An celebrates Wentworth victory

Mid Devon Star: Korea's Byeong Hun An is the first Asian to win the BMW PGA Championship

5:33pm Sunday 24th May 2015

Korea's Byeong Hun An hailed a "life-changing" victory after confirming the promise he showed as an amateur with a commanding win in the BMW PGA Championship at Wentworth.

Allardyce ready for sabbatical

Mid Devon Star: Sam Allardyce's reign at West Ham is over

5:31pm Sunday 24th May 2015

Sam Allardyce is to take an extended break from football after parting company with West Ham.

Three-o Walcott boosts Gunners

Mid Devon Star: Theo Walcott, centre right, celebrates after scoring his third goal

5:28pm Sunday 24th May 2015

Theo Walcott plundered a hat-trick as Arsenal gave themselves the perfect warm-up for the FA Cup final with a 4-1 win over West Brom in the last match of the Barclays Premier League season.

Potters hit Liverpool for six

Mid Devon Star: Stoke ensured Steven Gerrard's final game for Liverpool was a forgettable experience

5:28pm Sunday 24th May 2015

Liverpool's season-ending meltdown was completed at the Britannia Stadium where Stoke won 6-1 to inflict the Reds' heaviest defeat for 52 years while notching their biggest home victory over the Merseysiders in over a century.

Newcastle secure top-flight status

Mid Devon Star: Jonas Gutierrez runs towards manager John Carver after scoring Newcastle's second goal in a 2-0 win over West Ham

5:27pm Sunday 24th May 2015

Jonas Gutierrez signed off from his Newcastle career in style by cementing a first victory in three months to end the club's Barclays Premier League relegation fears.

Tigers suffer dreaded drop

Mid Devon Star: Hull captain Michael Dawson looks dejected after the final whistle

5:27pm Sunday 24th May 2015

Hull were unable to pull off another great escape as they were relegated to the Sky Bet Championship following a 0-0 draw against 10-man Manchester United.

Corrie and Towie stars tie the knot

Mid Devon Star: The car carrying ex-Corrie actress Michelle Keegan arrives at St Mary's Church in Bury St Edmunds, for her wedding to The Only Way Is Essex star Mark Wright

4:26pm Sunday 24th May 2015

The only way is wedding for Michelle Keegan and Mark Wright.

Weir smashes road mile record

Mid Devon Star: David Weir narrowly missed out on becoming the first sub-three minute miler

4:21pm Sunday 24th May 2015

David Weir smashed his own record for the fastest wheelchair road mile in history with victory at the Bupa Westminster Mile festival of road racing on Sunday.

Federer fumes after court invasion

Mid Devon Star: Roger Federer was angered by the apparent lack of on-court security at the French Open

3:57pm Sunday 24th May 2015

Roger Federer criticised French Open security after he was intercepted on court by a young spectator at the end of his first-round victory over Alejandro Falla.

DJ raps with Olly Murs at festival

Mid Devon Star: Nick Grimshaw and Fearne Cotton on stage at the Radio 1 Big Weekend, held in Earlham Park, Norwich

3:54pm Sunday 24th May 2015

DJ Nick Grimshaw rapped on stage with new X-Factor presenter Olly Murs on the second day of Europe's biggest free music festival.

Two Britons drowned off Malta

Mid Devon Star: The Foreign Office has confirmed that two Britons have died in Malta

3:54pm Sunday 24th May 2015

Two British men have died after drowning off the coast of Malta, the Foreign Office has confirmed.

Beautiful Mind mathematician killed

Mid Devon Star: John Nash and his wife Alicia, pictured in 2002, have died in a car crash in New Jersey (AP)

3:54pm Sunday 24th May 2015

Nobel Prize winner John Nash - who was played by Russell Crowe in the film A Beautiful Mind - has been killed in a car crash.

DeGale in dreamland

Mid Devon Star: James DeGale fulfilled a dream and made history in Boston

3:13pm Sunday 24th May 2015

James DeGale hailed the fulfilment of a dream after becoming the first British boxer to win both an Olympic gold and a professional world title.

Ashley: No sale until we win trophy

Mid Devon Star: Mike Ashley says he will not sell Newcastle until they win a trophy or finish in the top four of the Champions League

3:13pm Sunday 24th May 2015

Newcastle owner Mike Ashley has said he will not sell the club until they win a trophy or qualify for the Champions League.

Error leaves Hamilton feeling flat

Mid Devon Star: Lewis Hamilton, left, had to settle for third place in the Monaco GP

3:08pm Sunday 24th May 2015

Lewis Hamilton cut a desolate figure after Mercedes' terrible strategic error robbed him of victory in Monaco and handed it gift-wrapped to team-mate and rival Nico Rosberg.

Sterling only on bench for Reds

Mid Devon Star: Raheem Sterling was left out of the Liverpool starting line-up at Stoke

2:20pm Sunday 24th May 2015

Liverpool forward Raheem Sterling was left out of the starting line-up for the club's final match of the season at Stoke.

Falla no match for Federer

Mid Devon Star: Roger Federer, right, is looking to reach his first French Open final since 2011

2:16pm Sunday 24th May 2015

Roger Federer cruised into the second round of the French Open with a 6-3 6-3 6-4 victory over Colombian Alejandro Falla.

Scafell dog reunited with owner

Mid Devon Star: A male collie cross found at the summit of Scafell Pike has been reunited with his owner

2:10pm Sunday 24th May 2015

A dog found at the top of the highest mountain in England and taken in by the Scottish SPCA has been reunited with his owner.

'Stronger' Halep safely through

Mid Devon Star: Simona Halep is aiming to win her first grand slam

1:49pm Sunday 24th May 2015

Third seed Simona Halep came through the first round of the French Open unscathed as she beat Russia's Evgeniya Rodina 7-5 6-4.

Cook and Stokes shine for England

Mid Devon Star: Ben Stokes, right, was unstoppable on his way to the fastest Test hundred ever seen at Lord's

1:22pm Sunday 24th May 2015

Alastair Cook's 27th century and the fastest ever at Lord's from Ben Stokes transformed the first Investec Test as England went from a position of peril to one of dominance.

Drogba calls time

Mid Devon Star: Didier Drogba signs off in style after Chelsea won the league title this season

1:15pm Sunday 24th May 2015

Didier Drogba has announced that Sunday afternoon's home clash with Sunderland will be his last for the Barclays Premier League champions but he hopes to return to the club in some capacity in the future.

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