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India condemns BBC for showing rape documentary

Mid Devon Star: India condemns BBC for showing rape documentary

11:36am Thursday 5th March 2015

India’s home minister Rajnath Singh said the BBC should not have screened India’s Daughter.

Bruce Willis finds Misery on Broadway

Mid Devon Star: Bruce Willis finds Misery on Broadway

11:26am Thursday 5th March 2015

The Die Hard star will play reclusive author Paul Sheldon in a stage production of Misery.

Curbs on holiday antics at Magaluf

Mid Devon Star: Magaluf town hall bosses have presented new rules designed to prevent the drunken sex scandals that rocked the Majorcan resort last year

11:17am Thursday 5th March 2015

Holidaymakers are set to be banned from drinking on the streets of Magaluf this summer.

Mignolet impressed by Reds defence

Mid Devon Star: Liverpool goalkeeper Simon Mignolet has hailed the team's improved defensive resilience

11:15am Thursday 5th March 2015

Goalkeeper Simon Mignolet admits Liverpool's improved defensive resilience is making life a little easier for them and instilling confidence throughout the side.

Tremlett: Pietersen sacking unfair

Mid Devon Star: Chris Tremlett has spoken up again for Kevin Pietersen, pictured

11:13am Thursday 5th March 2015

Former England fast bowler Chris Tremlett has described Kevin Pietersen's sacking by the England and Wales Cricket Board as "unfair".

David Walliams: No dates Aloud with Cheryl and co

Mid Devon Star: David Walliams: No dates Aloud with Cheryl and co

11:06am Thursday 5th March 2015

David Walliams appears on a special edition of Graham Norton’s show on Friday.

Vince Vaughn honoured with footprint ceremony

Mid Devon Star: Vince Vaughn honoured with footprint ceremony

10:57am Thursday 5th March 2015

The Wedding Crashers actor has joined screen legends with a place on Hollywood Boulevard.

Australia unveils debut Eurovision entry

Mid Devon Star: Australia unveils debut Eurovision entry

10:57am Thursday 5th March 2015

The country’s first-ever entry in the song contest will be former Australian Idol winner Guy Sebastian.

Compensation plea over train delays

Mid Devon Star: Passengers at London Bridge experienced major delays

10:54am Thursday 5th March 2015

Compensation is needed for passengers caught up in severe delays at one of the country's busiest train stations, the Rail Minister has said.

You won't believe who's releasing a fitness DVD now... It's White Dee

Mid Devon Star: You won't believe who's releasing a fitness DVD now... It's White Dee

10:46am Thursday 5th March 2015

Would you take health advice from Benefits Street’s Deirdre Kelly?

Dan Stevens to take a Beastly role?

Mid Devon Star: Dan Stevens to take a Beastly role?

10:36am Thursday 5th March 2015

The former Downton star and Hobbit actor Luke Evans are in discussions to join Disney’s live-action version of Beauty And The Beast.

Ben Miller in new BBC show

Mid Devon Star: Ben Miller in new BBC show

10:36am Thursday 5th March 2015

The writers of The Worst Week Of My Life are “recoupling” with the comic actor.

India condemns BBC rape documentary

Mid Devon Star: The BBC said the film "handles the issue responsibly and ... fully complies with our editorial guidelines"

10:28am Thursday 5th March 2015

A senior Indian government minister has condemned the BBC for screening the controversial documentary India's Daughter.

Sussex wine in protected status bid

Mid Devon Star: The Prince of Wales samples some wine on a visit to West Sussex

10:28am Thursday 5th March 2015

A bid is being launched for Sussex wines to join the illustrious ranks of some of the UK's most famous food and drink such as Stilton cheese and Melton Mowbray pies by securing protected status.

UK set for spring temperatures

Mid Devon Star: The Met Office has predicted a "marked change" in the weather this weekend as spring finally gets under way

10:28am Thursday 5th March 2015

The UK could enjoy its warmest weekend of the year with temperatures soaring to 17C (63F) in eastern Scotland and 15C (59F) in London.

Robber trapped by Facebook boasts

Mid Devon Star: Dim-witted robber Andrew Hennells posted a comment Facebook reading "Doing. Tesco" just before he raided it

10:28am Thursday 5th March 2015

A dim-witted robber boasted on Facebook about plans to raid a supermarket minutes before being caught red-handed by police.

No dates Aloud for Walliams

Mid Devon Star: David Walliams has dispelled the rumour that he and Cheryl Fernandez-Versini were once nearly an item

10:28am Thursday 5th March 2015

Comedian David Walliams has revealed that he once tried to get a date with one of the members of Girls Aloud - amid reports this week that he has split from model wife Lara Stone.

Lib Dems offer power to Cornwall

Mid Devon Star: Nick Clegg said Cornwall could have its own assembly

10:28am Thursday 5th March 2015

Cornwall would enjoy greater legislative power as part of a devolution law under the Liberal Democrats, party leader and Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg has outlined today.

Blair cash for Labour candidates

Mid Devon Star: Tony Blair has donated £1,000 to each of the local Labour campaigns in 106 target constituencies

10:28am Thursday 5th March 2015

Tony Blair has donated more than £100,000 to help Labour's election campaign, with the money going to key battleground seats.

Poyet charged by FA

Mid Devon Star: Gus Poyet, right, is sent to the stands by referee Mike Dean

10:21am Thursday 5th March 2015

Sunderland head coach Gus Poyet has been charged with improper conduct by the Football Association after his touchline bust-up with Hull boss Steve Bruce.

Gender gap in science and maths

Mid Devon Star: Gender stereotypes may be turning girls off careers in maths and science, according to a study by the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD).

10:01am Thursday 5th March 2015

Gender stereotypes may be turning girls off careers in maths and science , according to an international study.

Kevin Spacey reveals House Of Cards is a house of fun

Mid Devon Star: House Of Cards creator hints at marriage crisis for the Underwoods

9:44am Thursday 5th March 2015

The dark political drama is full of giggles behind the scenes, according its star.

BBC announces annual talk on comedy, named after Ronnie Barker

Mid Devon Star: BBC announces annual talk on comedy, named after Ronnie Barker

9:26am Thursday 5th March 2015

Speakers for the lectures will be unveiled later in the year.

Pharrell: I didn't copy Marvin Gaye hit for Blurred Lines

Mid Devon Star: Pharrell: I didn't copy Marvin Gaye hit for Blurred Lines

9:16am Thursday 5th March 2015

Pharrell Williams has appeared in a Los Angeles court over the copyright case being brought by the soul legend’s family.

Tracey Ullman back on BBC after 30 years

Mid Devon Star: Tracey Ullman back on BBC after 30 years

9:09am Thursday 5th March 2015

The BBC has announced a raft of new comedy shows.

House prices fall 0.3% - Halifax

Mid Devon Star: Halifax says a month-on-month fall in house prices is the first since October

8:32am Thursday 5th March 2015

House prices slipped back by 0.3% month-on-month in February - but there are signs that the pace of growth in values is starting to strengthen, Halifax has reported.

First UK strawberries on the way

Mid Devon Star: British strawberries will be on the shelves earlier than ever this year

8:21am Thursday 5th March 2015

The first English strawberries of the year will appear on supermarket shelves this weekend after the sunniest winter in nearly 90 years.

£10,000 spent in kitten killer hunt

Mid Devon Star: A father claims he turned to a detective agency after police "failed to investigate" the death of his daughter's kitten

8:21am Thursday 5th March 2015

A father spent £10,000 on private detectives in a bid to trace the killer of his daughter's kitten.

Dawn probe nears dwarf planet Ceres

Mid Devon Star: Nasa's Dawn spacecraft is preparing to go into orbit around Ceres (Nasa/PA)

7:59am Thursday 5th March 2015

An American spacecraft is about to make an historic rendezvous with the dwarf planet Ceres, the largest body in the asteroid belt between Mars and Jupiter.

Prisoner awaits smoking ban ruling

Mid Devon Star: A prisoner wants a hotline to be made available to all inmates so they can report unauthorised smoking

7:59am Thursday 5th March 2015

A prisoner learns today whether he has won the unrestricted right to report unauthorised smoking in jail via a confidential health hotline.

Anti-IS Briton 'wanted to help'

Mid Devon Star: Kurdish fighters and foreign volunteers, including the killed Briton Konstandinos Erik Scurfield, foreground, in Sinjar, Iraq (AP/JordanMatson)

7:59am Thursday 5th March 2015

The former Royal Marine killed fighting against Islamic State in Syria went to the war-torn country to "help other people and to make a difference", his former girlfriend said.

'Six years of hurt' for cash savers

Mid Devon Star: Savers have lost an estimated £130 billion as a result of rock-bottom interest rates, analysis has found

7:43am Thursday 5th March 2015

Savers have lost an estimated £130 billion as a result of six years of "hurt" from rock-bottom interest rates, according to analysis.

Reid happy to have new deal sorted

Mid Devon Star: Winston Reid has extended his West Ham stay

7:32am Thursday 5th March 2015

Winston Reid insists he was always keen to sign a new deal at West Ham and that there was no "big drama" as his protracted negotiations ended when he penned a long-term contract with the club on Thursday.

Bank expected to keep rates down

Mid Devon Star: Governor Mark Carney has raised the possibility of rates going down should low inflation persist for longer than expected

7:28am Thursday 5th March 2015

The Bank of England will mark six years of interest rates at the historic low of 0.5% today when it is widely expected to leave them on hold again.

Rodgers heaps praise on Henderson

Mid Devon Star: Liverpool midfielder Jordan Henderson, pictured, has been praised by manager Brendan Rodgers

7:15am Thursday 5th March 2015

Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers praised Jordan Henderson after the midfielder's second goal in as many games helped set the side on their way to a 2-0 win over Burnley.

Wenger praises strike duo

Mid Devon Star: Alexis Sanchez, pictured, has been backed to go from strength to strength after ending a seven-game goal drought

7:01am Thursday 5th March 2015

Alexis Sanchez and Olivier Giroud are ready to lead Arsenal to another top-four Premier League finish, according to Arsene Wenger.

Pellegrini pleased with rotation

Mid Devon Star: Manuel Pellegrini rotated his squad for the victory over Leicester

7:01am Thursday 5th March 2015

Manchester City manager Manuel Pellegrini felt he needed to "refresh the team" and leave out captain Vincent Kompany for his side's much-needed win against Leicester.

Battling Blues please Mourinho

Mid Devon Star: Jose Mourinho, left, was pleased his Chelsea side claimed a narrow win at West Ham

7:01am Thursday 5th March 2015

Jose Mourinho lauded the battling qualities of his Chelsea side after the Premier League leaders claimed a hard-fought 1-0 win at West Ham.

Bangladesh end Scotland hopes

Mid Devon Star: Kyle Coetzer scored a splendid 156 for Scotland but it was in vain as Bangladesh won in Nelson

6:47am Thursday 5th March 2015

Scotland are out of the World Cup after falling to a six-wicket defeat to Bangladesh , who are now on a collision course with England for a place in the quarter-finals.

Gomis 'feeling well' after fainting

Mid Devon Star: Swansea's Bafetimbi Gomis has thanked fans for their concern after he fainted during the defeat at Tottenham

6:32am Thursday 5th March 2015

Bafetimbi Gomis moved to allay concerns over his health after collapsing during Swansea's Premier League defeat at Tottenham.

FA to launch 'spitting' probe

Mid Devon Star: Jonny Evans, left, and Papiss Cisse, right, could find themselves in hot water after an apparent spitting incident

6:32am Thursday 5th March 2015

The Football Association is to launch an investigation into the alleged spitting incident between Manchester United defender Jonny Evans and Newcastle striker Papiss Cisse.

Anti-drug schemes 'raise use risk'

Mid Devon Star: The report claims that anti-drugs initiatives have "little impact" on halting drug abuse

3:17am Thursday 5th March 2015

Anti-drugs campaigns can increase the risk of drug use, a report to Home Secretary Theresa May has found.

CPS pressed on terrorist's release

Mid Devon Star: Abid Naseer, right on mobile phone, was found guilty in New York over his role in a failed al-Qaida plot to bomb the New York City subway (United States Attorneys Office/AP)

3:17am Thursday 5th March 2015

Police chiefs have questioned why an al Qaida terrorist was not prosecuted in the UK after planning to kill hundreds of people on Britain's streets.

Charity hope for 'pee-power' toilet

Mid Devon Star: The prototype toilet is located near the students' union bar

12:38am Thursday 5th March 2015

A prototype toilet that generates electricity from urine is being launched today - near a students' union bar.

Fraud office examines Bank auctions

Mid Devon Star: The inquiry relates to auctions held during the height of the financial crisis in 2007 and 2008

12:24am Thursday 5th March 2015

The Serious Fraud Office (SFO) is investigating material referred to it by the Bank of England concerning liquidity auctions held during the financial crisis.

Heart disease linked to teen stress

Mid Devon Star: Researchers found that even good physical fitness did not seem to provide protection from heart disease among those who did not cope with stress well

12:22am Thursday 5th March 2015

T he worse a person deals with stress when young, the more likely they will develop heart disease later in life, a study has suggested.

Council tax freeze 'hits services'

Mid Devon Star: The freeze on council tax has meant public services could be missing out on billions of pounds

12:22am Thursday 5th March 2015

Stretched public services such as social care are missing out on billions in potential funding as a result of council tax freezes, research has found.

1D star hits out at 'drink' story

Mid Devon Star: One Direction's Liam Payne has hit back at suggestions he is drinking heavily.

12:22am Thursday 5th March 2015

One Direction star Liam Payne has hit back at suggestions he is drinking heavily - saying he drinks no more than other people his age.

EastEnders cameo for June Whitfield

Mid Devon Star: Veteran actress June Whitfield is to appear in one episode of EastEnders

12:22am Thursday 5th March 2015

Veteran TV star June Whitfield is making a one-off appearance in Albert Square.

Brits in controversial LSD study

Mid Devon Star: Professor David Nutt has co-led a study into how LSD affects the brain

12:22am Thursday 5th March 2015

A group of 20 British volunteers are the first in the world to have had their brains scanned while high on LSD.

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