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Press Association 2014

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Guess Kylie Jenner's latest hair colour (and it's not green this time)

Mid Devon Star: Kylie Jenner denies marriage rumours

3:51pm Wednesday 2nd September 2015

The reality star has spent months wearing wigs in preparation for dyeing her hair blonde.

5 reasons Sue Perkins is just the best

Mid Devon Star: 5 reasons Sue Perkins is just the best

3:39pm Wednesday 2nd September 2015

The Great British Bake Off host is funny, punny, and emotionally honest.

Susanna Reid does an exercise workout in heels

Mid Devon Star: Susanna Reid does an exercise workout in heels

3:39pm Wednesday 2nd September 2015

The Good Morning Britain host got down to some press-ups live on air.

£2.5bn paid to pension savers in first three months since rules change

Mid Devon Star: Figures show pension savers have been taking out around £27 million a day from their pots since new rules came into force

3:36pm Wednesday 2nd September 2015

Pension savers have been taking out around £27 million a day from their pots after the new retirement freedoms came into force, figures from insurers show.

'Horrific' figures as £1.2bn paid to bail out NHS organisations during 2014/15

Mid Devon Star: The cost of bailing out NHS organisations has been revealed in new research

3:31pm Wednesday 2nd September 2015

The Department of Health has paid £1.2 billion in the last year in bailouts to help struggling NHS organisations, an investigation has found.

'Incredibly rare' sighting of blue whale off coast of Cornwall

Mid Devon Star: An "incredibly rare"  blue whale has been spotted off the coast of Cornwall

3:31pm Wednesday 2nd September 2015

A blue whale has been spotted about 250 miles off the south-west coast of Cornwall.

Rebekah Brooks returns to Murdoch fold

Mid Devon Star: Rebekah Brooks, who has been confirmed as chief executive officer of News UK with Tony Gallagher becoming editor-in-chief of The Sun.

3:31pm Wednesday 2nd September 2015

Rebekah Brooks has been appointed chief executive of News UK, publisher of The Sun, The Times and Sunday Times newspapers.

Pensioners 'face £4,100 indirect tax bill each year'

Mid Devon Star: Pensioners face a £4,100 indirect tax bill, according to MetLife analysis

3:06pm Wednesday 2nd September 2015

Pensioners spend almost a fifth of their income on indirect taxes, research has found.

Jack Butland plans to put pressure on England first choice Joe Hart

Mid Devon Star: Jack Butland, pictured, is ready to stake his claim for Joe Hart's England place

2:53pm Wednesday 2nd September 2015

Jack Butland is determined to put pressure on incumbent England goalkeeper Joe Hart.

Salford part company with head coach Iestyn Harris

Mid Devon Star: Salford have parted company with Iestyn Harris

2:48pm Wednesday 2nd September 2015

Salford have announced the departure of head coach Iestyn Harris.

Next £20 note will be plastic, Bank of England reveals

Mid Devon Star: The Bank of England announced in 2013 that the next £5 and £10 banknotes would be printed on plastic

2:33pm Wednesday 2nd September 2015

The next £20 banknote will be printed on plastic in moves to help keep cash "fit for purpose", the Bank of England has announced.

Cranberries singer Dolores O'Riordan receiving medical care as she awaits air rage trial

Mid Devon Star: Cranberries singer Dolores O'Riordan receiving medical care as she awaits air rage trial

2:28pm Wednesday 2nd September 2015

The Cranberries singer is facing four charges including assault after being arrested at Shannon Airport last year.

Emma Thompson joins protest against Shell's Arctic drilling plans

Mid Devon Star: Emma Thompson joins protest against Shell's Arctic drilling plans

2:10pm Wednesday 2nd September 2015

The Nanny McPhee and Saving Mr Banks star read out a poem outside the oil giant’s offices.

Acid attack victim thanks Katie Piper for support after ex-boyfriend conviction

Mid Devon Star: Adele Bellis' parents Kevin and Colleen Bellis attened the hearing at Ipswich Crown Court

2:05pm Wednesday 2nd September 2015

A beautician left disfigured after an acid attack planned by her jealous ex-boyfriend has thanked campaigner Katie Piper for her support, adding: "I will survive this ordeal".

Rory McIlroy given European Tour exemption to play in the Race to Dubai

Mid Devon Star: Rory McIlroy has been granted special dispensation by the European Tour to play in the Race to Dubai

1:40pm Wednesday 2nd September 2015

World number one Rory McIlroy has been given a special exemption by the European Tour in order for him to play in the lucrative season-ending Final Series.

Former NHS worker given four-year jail term for £1.3m medical equipment thefts

Mid Devon Star: Daniel Dreghorn has been jailed for four years at the High Court in Glasgow after admitting to stealing medical equipment from the NHS

1:37pm Wednesday 2nd September 2015

A former NHS worker has been jailed for four years for stealing medical equipment worth more than £1.3 million.

Home-working linked to fall in number of journeys made in England

Mid Devon Star: The fall in trips was largely due to fewer car journeys, the survey found

1:37pm Wednesday 2nd September 2015

The average number of journeys made by people in England each year has reached its lowest recorded level.

NHS clinic apologises after revealing identities of hundreds of HIV patients

Mid Devon Star: The Dean Street clinic is part of the Chelsea and Westminster NHS trust

1:37pm Wednesday 2nd September 2015

An investigation has been launched after an NHS clinic mistakenly revealed the identities of hundreds of HIV-positive patients.

Eoin Morgan wants England to take next step forward against Australia

Mid Devon Star: England skipper Eoin Morgan is planning for the test of the world champions

1:30pm Wednesday 2nd September 2015

Eoin Morgan hopes his England team can take the next step in their development during the Royal London one-day series against world champions Australia.

Long-serving FIFA official calls for major changes after corruption scandals

Mid Devon Star: FIFA member Michel D'Hooghe says wide-ranging reforms are needed.

12:45pm Wednesday 2nd September 2015

FIFA's longest-serving executive committee member has warned that FIFA's reform commission must remove the "infection" of corruption in the scandal-hit world governing body rather than just tinker with the current set-up.

FA plan Wayne Rooney award when he breaks Bobby Charlton England scoring record

Mid Devon Star: Wayne Rooney's current England tally stands at 48 goals

12:25pm Wednesday 2nd September 2015

Wayne Rooney will be presented with an award next month if he breaks or equals England's scoring record in the coming days.

Sarah Michelle Gellar shares throwback wedding photo to mark 13 years of marriage to Freddie Prinze Jr

Mid Devon Star: Sarah Michelle Gellar shares throwback wedding photo to mark 13 years of marriage to Freddie Prinze Jr

12:20pm Wednesday 2nd September 2015

The two actors have celebrated 13 years of marriage, with Sarah sharing a wedding snap to mark the anniversary.

Anthony Watson targets big display to earn World Cup starting berth for England

Mid Devon Star: England wing Anthony Watson scores in the 19-14 victory over France at Twickenham last month

12:10pm Wednesday 2nd September 2015

Anthony Watson knows he must back up his stunning two-try salvo against France if he is to capture one of the wing slots for England's World Cup opener against Fiji.

Katie Piper meets a woman who wants a dolphin to help deliver her baby

Mid Devon Star: Katie Piper meets a woman who wants a dolphin to help deliver her baby

11:59am Wednesday 2nd September 2015

Katie Piper’s Extraordinary Births features a woman who wants to give birth in the ocean.

See Sir Bruce Forsyth, Lorraine Kelly and Phillip Schofield relive their past

Mid Devon Star: See Sir Bruce Forsyth, Lorraine Kelly and Phillip Schofield relive their past

11:38am Wednesday 2nd September 2015

Other stars who are confronted with their early TV appearances include Lorraine Kelly and Phillip Schofield.

Gareth Bale can deal with rough treatment, says Wales boss Chris Coleman

Mid Devon Star: Cyprus have been told to forget trying to bully Wales star Gareth Bale in their Euro 2016 qualifier in Nicosia.

11:28am Wednesday 2nd September 2015

Wales boss Chris Coleman has warned Cyprus to forget about attempting to bully Gareth Bale.

Alex Kingston returns for Doctor Who Christmas special

Mid Devon Star: Alex Kingston returns for Doctor Who Christmas special

11:27am Wednesday 2nd September 2015

The former ER star will reprise her role as time-travelling Professor River Song in the festive episode.

Alison King has been persuaded not to quit Corrie - yet

Mid Devon Star: Alison King has been persuaded not to quit Corrie - yet

11:27am Wednesday 2nd September 2015

The Coronation Street star will continue to play troubled Carla Connor until the spring after delaying her departure.

Judge censures son who used vulnerable mother's money to buy own house

Mid Devon Star: The Court of Protection heard a man used his elderly mother's money to pay his son's college fees

11:14am Wednesday 2nd September 2015

An education consultant has been censured by a judge who concluded that he had misused tens of thousands of pounds of his elderly mother's money.

Call The Midwife star Helen George splits from husband

Mid Devon Star: Call The Midwife star Helen George has split from her husband

11:14am Wednesday 2nd September 2015

Call The Midwife star Helen George has sp lit from her husband of three years, her publicist confirmed.

Man carrying firearms shot by police

Mid Devon Star: The 48-year-old man from Dunmow was arrested in relation to firearms offences

11:14am Wednesday 2nd September 2015

Armed police officers have shot a man after he was spotted carrying firearms in public.

Man attacked with acid after screening of Straight Outta Compton movie

Mid Devon Star: The victim was attacked outside a Cineworld cinema in Crawley, West Sussex

11:14am Wednesday 2nd September 2015

An acid attack following a confrontation during a screening of the movie Straight Outta Compton has left a 27-year-old man with "potentially life-changing" injuries.

Culling costs £6,775 per single badger, figures reveal

Mid Devon Star: The controversial badger cull has cost the taxpayer 16.8 million pounds over the past few years, figures show

11:14am Wednesday 2nd September 2015

Culling badgers to tackle tuberculosis in cattle has cost the taxpayer £16.8 million in the past few years, or £6,775 for each animal killed, figures show.

The curse of Strictly strikes again? Call The Midwife star Helen George splits from husband

Mid Devon Star: The curse of Strictly strikes again? Call The Midwife star Helen George splits from husband

11:08am Wednesday 2nd September 2015

Helen, who is also set to appear on Strictly Come Dancing, parted ways with Oliver Boot “some time ago”.

Cindy Crawford speaks out about THAT leaked photo

Mid Devon Star: Cindy Crawford speaks out about THAT leaked photo

10:47am Wednesday 2nd September 2015

Cindy Crawford has insisted the leaked photograph of her was digitally altered to make her body look worse.

First look: Is this Kermit the Frog's new girlfriend?

Mid Devon Star: Kermit and Miss Piggy confirm split, but will stick together for new Muppets TV show

10:02am Wednesday 2nd September 2015

Has the loveable Muppets star found romance with marketing TV head Denise?

Rise in use of zero-hours contracts condemned

Mid Devon Star: The number of workers on zero-hours contracts has increased by almost a fifth to 744,000, new figures show.

9:53am Wednesday 2nd September 2015

A fresh row over the treatment of workers has been sparked after official figures showed the number on zero-hours contracts has increased by almost a fifth to 744,000 .

Vlogger DeeLillyHannah lands her own Disney show

Mid Devon Star: Vlogger DeeLillyHannah lands her own Disney show

10:27am Wednesday 2nd September 2015

The weekly show will feature a variety of content including fashion, beauty, style and more.

Max Beesley's Homeland role revealed

Mid Devon Star: Max Beesley's Homeland role revealed

9:51am Wednesday 2nd September 2015

Max Beesley appears in the trailer for the new series of Homeland.

David Hill and Reginald Hudlin to produce 2016 Oscars ceremony

Mid Devon Star: David Hill and Reginald Hudlin to produce 2016 Oscars ceremony

9:28am Wednesday 2nd September 2015

The Fox veteran and the Django Unchained producer will work on the latest Oscars ceremony.

Will Smith's new football movie Concussion sparks controversy

Mid Devon Star: Will Smith to revive The Fresh Prince Of Bel-Air

9:18am Wednesday 2nd September 2015

A day after its trailer debuted online and months before it hits cinemas, the Will Smith football head-trauma film Concussion is already sparking controversy.

Wikipedia blocks 381 accounts for 'black hat editing'

Mid Devon Star: The accounts were reportedly run by a "co-ordinated group" of fraudsters who failed to reveal their affiliations

8:39am Wednesday 2nd September 2015

Wikipedia has blocked 381 accounts for what it has called "black hat" editing - charging money for the creation of promotional articles.

Government to table amendments to EU Referendum Bill

Mid Devon Star: David Cameron accepted a recommendation that voters should be asked whether they want the UK to "remain in" or "leave" the EU

8:38am Wednesday 2nd September 2015

The Government is set to put forward changes to the arrangements for the referendum on Britain's EU membership, in a bid to allay MPs' concerns about ensuring the vote is fair.

BBC Breakfast presenter Bill Turnbull is leaving the show - to spend more time with his bees

Mid Devon Star: BBC Breakfast presenter Bill Turnbull is leaving the show - to spend more time with his bees

9:28am Wednesday 2nd September 2015

The breakfast presenter is leaving the show after 15 years.

Juan Mata says Manchester United team-mate David de Gea is calm and professional

Mid Devon Star: Juan Mata, pictured left, has backed David de Gea, centre, to react well to recent disappointments

8:11am Wednesday 2nd September 2015

Juan Mata expects his Spain and Manchester United team-mate David de Gea to remain professional, despite the disappointment of his failed move to Real Madrid.

Strictly Come Dancing: Georgia May Foote and Kellie Bright sparkle at the series' red carpet launch

Mid Devon Star: Strictly Come Dancing: Georgia May Foote and Kellie Bright sparkle at the series' red carpet launch

8:17am Wednesday 2nd September 2015

The 15 celebs showed off their glitzy new looks alongside the show’s hosts, judges and dancers for the launch of the show’s 13th series.

Bake Off's Sue Perkins reveals she has lived with a brain tumour for eight years

Mid Devon Star: Bake Off's Sue Perkins reveals she has lived with a brain tumour for eight years

8:07am Wednesday 2nd September 2015

The star has revealed how the tumour means she cannot have children.

VAT cut 'would create 425,000 new jobs in hospitality industry'

Mid Devon Star: VAT Club said that cuts in other EU countries had led to price reductions and greater customer demand

8:02am Wednesday 2nd September 2015

Hundreds of thousands of jobs would be created if the Government cut VAT on food and drink from 20% to 10%, according to a new report.

Cost of everyday supermarket items 'rises by 8%'

Mid Devon Star: The average cost of everyday items has risen, according to new figures

7:02am Wednesday 2nd September 2015

The cost of basic food and non-alcoholic drink in supermarkets may be rising a lot faster than previously thought.

Saido Berahino given extra time off by West Brom after Tottenham impasse

Mid Devon Star: West Brom's Saido Berahino has been given extra time off and will not have to report back for training until Monday

6:39am Wednesday 2nd September 2015

Saido Berahino has been given extra time off by West Brom following a blocked move to Tottenham, Press Association Sport understands.

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