SUPPORT TO SHIP TO ROYAL NAVY HOME FROM CARIBBEAN

Mid Devon Star: Refuelling at sea from a Royal Fleet Auxiliary tanker

10:15am Thursday 24th April 2014

ROYAL Fleet Auxiliary (RFA) Wave Knight returns to Portland, Dorset, today (Thursday) morning following a 15-month deployment to the Caribbean.

OFF TO A GREAT START

Mid Devon Star: OFF TO A GREAT START

8:00am Thursday 24th April 2014

TWO days of action kicks off the new season at the Woolbridge Motor Club organised Wiscombe Park speed hill climb this weekend - with an over-subscribed entry list promising a number of close battles throughout the classes, and of course for the coveted award of Fastest Time of the Day.

Don't suffer stalking in silence, say Devon and Cornwall Police

Mid Devon Star: HUNTER AND HUNTED: As a result of the Protection of Freedom Act 2012, stalking is now a specific criminal offence.

7:00am Thursday 24th April 2014

Devon and Cornwall Police are reminding people not to suffer in silence and report any incidents of stalking, as part of National Stalking Awareness Day today.

Blood Pressure Check Day proved to be wonderful Success

Mid Devon Star: Blood Pressure Check Day proved to be wonderful Success

4:00pm Wednesday 23rd April 2014

DARTMOUTH Caring and Dartmouth Rotary held their third successful Blood Pressure Check Day on Saturday 12th April.

Baseball bat wielding robbers raid Paignton jewellers’ shop

Mid Devon Star: Man dies following road traffic collision in Exeter

2:19pm Wednesday 23rd April 2014

Police investigating an armed robbery at a jewellers’ shop in Paignton are appealing for information.

Baby and Toddler Nearly New Sale comes to Moorhayes

Mid Devon Star: Baby and Toddler Nearly New Sale comes to Moorhayes

12:00pm Wednesday 23rd April 2014

A NEW event ‘Baby on a budget’ is set to host a Baby and Toddler Nearly New sale at Moorhayes community centre in Tiverton.

Police try to trace wanted Bulgarian man

Mid Devon Star: Police try to trace wanted Bulgarian man

9:59am Wednesday 23rd April 2014

Police are seeking a 56-year-old Bulgarian man who is wanted for breaching his court bail.

Big fall for flood victims

Mid Devon Star: Ginny Kauz taking part in the Hammer Out abseil at St Mary's Church in Thornbury on Saturday (4648667)

8:00am Wednesday 23rd April 2014

FUNDRAISERS faced their fears for charity when they took part in a sponsored abseil on Saturday.

Last chance to be able to vote in elections

Mid Devon Star: Disaster banner ballot-box.jpg for the homepage

4:46pm Tuesday 22nd April 2014

PEOPLE who want to vote in this year's elections must make sure that they are on the electoral register by Tuesday 6 May.

Somerset Moors and Levels flood surgery

Mid Devon Star: A house near the flooded village of Moorland in Somerset which is owned by Sam Notaro who has built his own flood defences

3:03pm Tuesday 22nd April 2014

THE Environment Agency is inviting local residents to a flood drop-in surgery at the Willows and Wetlands Centre at Stoke St Gregory this Thursday (April 24).

Marine robots explore site of sunken D-Day 'landing ship' tanks off South Devon: VIDEO

Mid Devon Star: Marine robots explore site of sunken D-Day 'landing ship' tanks off South Devon: VIDEO

3:00pm Tuesday 22nd April 2014

A mission off the coast of South Devon, England has surveyed two U.S. Landing Ship Tanks that were torpedoed and sunk during the D-Day rehearsal Exercise Tiger on April 28, 1944.

Dr Alison Diamond steps up to lead the Northern Devon Healthcare NHS Trust

Mid Devon Star: Dr Alison Diamond steps up to lead the Northern Devon Healthcare NHS Trust

2:53pm Tuesday 22nd April 2014

THE Northern Devon Healthcare NHS Trust has announced the appointment of Dr Alison Diamond as Chief Executive.

Ceremony opens History Group HQ

Mid Devon Star: CLLR Roger Croad (left), Cllr Des Hannon, canal manager Mark Baker and and Cllr Ray Radford celebrate the Green Flag Award success.

1:05pm Tuesday 22nd April 2014

HALBERTON History Group welcomed a good crowd to the official opening of their headquarters in Halberton Village Hall on April 5.

Low jobless figure

Mid Devon Star: Job Centre Plus is relocating to Ross Library.

12:00pm Tuesday 22nd April 2014

THE number of people claiming Jobseeker’s Allowance in Devon dropped by 8%, or 568 claimants, between February and March.

Musical marvels

Mid Devon Star: Priest's 24 hour musical marathon ends on a triumphant note

12:00pm Tuesday 22nd April 2014

MUSICIANS at Wellington School triumphed as the Associated Board of the Royal Schools of Music exam results were announced.

High-tech £200,000 revamp completed at sports centre

Mid Devon Star: MONKEY: The sports hall which is part of the Cheeky Monkeys indoor play centre in Cwmbran

10:00am Tuesday 22nd April 2014

VISITORS to Wellington Sports Centre will enjoy stateof- the-art facilities after a £200,000 revamp.

Arson suspected in Paignton car fires

Mid Devon Star: Arson suspected in Paignton car fires

8:56am Tuesday 22nd April 2014

Arson is suspected after firefighters from Paignton were called to two separate reports of a cars on fire in the Polsham area of the town.

Hospital fundraiser at Huntsham Court

Mid Devon Star: Hospital fundraiser at Huntsham Court

8:00am Tuesday 22nd April 2014

MID Devon attraction Huntsham Court, near Sampford Peverell, is to hold a unique fundraising day to raise money for the League of Friends of Musgrove Park Hospital in Taunton.

NEW ALDI STORE TO OPEN IN CULLOMPTON

Mid Devon Star: Aldi store plan for Scotland Road, Carnforth

4:00pm Monday 21st April 2014

ALDI will be opening its latest store on Exeter Road in Cullompton on Thursday April 24, which has created 35 new jobs locally, alongside a range of community initiatives.

Cornish Volunteers Help Protect The Counties Best Beaches

Mid Devon Star: Cornish Volunteers Help Protect The Counties Best Beaches

3:31pm Monday 21st April 2014

SURFERS Against Sewage (SAS) recently coordinated its biggest ever Big Spring Beach Clean involving over 3500 volunteers at 130 beaches around the UK coastline who together removed a staggering 25 tonnes of marine litter.

Friends swim their way to thousands of pounds for local charity

Mid Devon Star: Friends swim their way to thousands of pounds for local charity

2:00pm Monday 21st April 2014

TWO friends from Exeter have raised over £2,200 between them for local charity Hospiscare. Suzanne Lovelace and Sadie Evans, landlady at The Royal Oak, St Thomas set themselves the “Channel Challenge”; swimming the width of the channel within a two week window in February.

Can you help find missing 72-year-old man from Torpoint?

Mid Devon Star: Man dies following road traffic collision in Exeter

12:00pm Monday 21st April 2014

Police are asking for help finding a 72-year-old man missing from his home at St John, near Torpoint.

International Flamenco Company comes to Exeter Phoenix

Mid Devon Star: International Flamenco Company comes to Exeter Phoenix

10:00am Monday 21st April 2014

MI Flamenco are an international flamenco company with one thing in mind: to bring creative, authentic flamenco to audiences worldwide. On Sunday 8th June they will do just that as they bring their new show Sentimiento to Exeter Phoenix.

One dead in Devon microlight crash

Mid Devon Star: Man dies following road traffic collision in Exeter

9:14am Monday 21st April 2014

Police and other emergency services were called to Colyton in Devon on Friday after a crash involving a Microlight aircraft.

Police prevent raves in Devon over Easter

Mid Devon Star: Police break up illegal Cotswolds rave

9:13am Monday 21st April 2014

Devon and Cornwall Police say they successfully prevented two 'illegal' raves in Devon over the Easter weekend.

Injuries unit set for summer launch

Mid Devon Star: A&E visits in Worcestershire down but admissions up

3:08pm Sunday 20th April 2014

PEOPLE in Tiverton and the surrounding areas are to benefit from a new doctor-led minor injuries unit (MIU) set to launch in July this year.

Be a sport and help spend £11,800 in Broadclyst parish

Mid Devon Star: Primary School pupils raise money for Sport Relief

2:58pm Sunday 20th April 2014

EASTDevon District Council and Broadclyst Parish Council are inviting all Broadclyst’s residents, voluntary and community groups, sports clubs and organisations to send in their ideas on how £11,800 can be spent on sport in the area.

Does your village have a grand project – or even a five-grand project?

2:00pm Sunday 20th April 2014

EAST Devon District Council has funding of up to £5,000 available for village halls, community shops and other community buildings in rural areas.

Funding boost for disability sport in Devon

Mid Devon Star: New funding for Scottish Disability Sport could benefit people such as Gordon Reid.

12:00pm Sunday 20th April 2014

ACTIVE Devon has been awarded a grant of £207,220 from Sport England to develop inclusive sporting opportunities for disabled people.

OTTERY GARDEN CENTRE STAFF AND CUSTOMERS ARE BLOOMIN’ MARVELLOUS

Mid Devon Star: OTTERY GARDEN CENTRE STAFF AND CUSTOMERS ARE BLOOMIN’ MARVELLOUS

10:00am Sunday 20th April 2014

STAFF and customers at Otter Nurseries have raffled, eaten, cycled, pampered, cooked, parked, knitted and raced through the last year – and raised £14,627.67p to help people affected by cancer.

Why egg hatching therapy is proving a hit with older people in Devon this Easter

Mid Devon Star: Great Malvern Easter Egg Hunt starts tomorrow (Saturday)

8:00am Sunday 20th April 2014

YOU don’t have to be a spring chicken to enjoy watching live eggs hatch, as residents at a care home in Honiton are discovering.

Celebrate World Book Night at your local library

Mid Devon Star: Greenwich libraries extend opening hours following public demand

4:00pm Saturday 19th April 2014

BOOK lovers in Devon are being invited to celebrate World Book Night at the County Council's libraries next week.

Jobseekers claimants on the decrease

Mid Devon Star: Increase in Wirral Jobseekers' Allowance claimants

2:00pm Saturday 19th April 2014

THE number of people claiming Jobseekers Allowance in Devon has decreased by 8%, or 568 claimants, between February and March 2014.

"Be mindful of fire impact"

Mid Devon Star: PC Geoff Moore by the campfire

12:00pm Saturday 19th April 2014

WITH sunny weather predicted for the Easter weekend many people will be encouraged to be outside, whether this is a causal stroll in the countryside or hiking across Dartmoor.

East Devon dogs invited to special day out

Mid Devon Star: Dame Mary with Hearing Dogs

8:00am Saturday 19th April 2014

CALLING all dogs in East Devon. Why not give your owners a treat on Sunday April 27 and ‘lead’ them to a charity event specially designed around for people and pooches?

Fire service urges chimney checks

Mid Devon Star: EMERGENCY SERVICES: Fire service crew, police and Coastguards all attended the scene

8:00am Saturday 19th April 2014

DEVON and Somerset Fire and Rescue Service have urged people to ensure their chimneys are safe and secure, especially when lighting up fires that haven't been used for a while.

Education Matters! celebrates 21st birthday

Mid Devon Star: Education Matters! celebrates 21st birthday

4:00pm Friday 18th April 2014

A HALBERTON company has celebrated its 21st Birthday in style with a party at The Barge Inn.

Annual choral concert at Blundell's

Mid Devon Star: Old Blundell's School in Tiverton, now owned by the National Trust.

2:00pm Friday 18th April 2014

BLUNDELL’S School will be giving its annual choral and orchestral concert on Thursday, April 24.

Tiverton Art Society Spring Exhibition

Mid Devon Star: Tiverton Art Society Spring Exhibition

12:00pm Friday 18th April 2014

TIVERTON Art Society have been holding their Spring exhibition at Castle Primary School this week.

95% get place at first choice Devon school

Mid Devon Star: WIMB GREEN Did your child miss out on their primary school of choice?

12:00pm Friday 18th April 2014

NEARLY 99 per cent of children in Devon have been offered one of their three preferences of primary school for this September.

Wash your hands after petting animals warning for Devon and Cornwall

Mid Devon Star: Wash your hands after petting animals warning for Devon and Cornwall

12:00pm Friday 18th April 2014

People in Cornwall are being warned to practise good hand hygiene when visiting farm attractions following a warning from Public Health England

New Crediton to Exeter bus route

Mid Devon Star: Bus services are being diverted

10:00am Friday 18th April 2014

BUSES running between Crediton and Exeter will now run every 15 minutes after Stagecoach South-West announced the introduction of a new route.

Ongoing investigation into cause of pub blaze

Mid Devon Star: Ongoing investigation into cause of pub blaze

8:00am Friday 18th April 2014

INVESTIGATIONS are continuing into the cause of a fire that left a Tiverton pub with serious structural damage.

Devon and Cornwall bogus police warning as people duped

Mid Devon Star: Heart-warming act of honesty

7:00am Friday 18th April 2014

Police are urging householders to be on their guard following incidents of a phone fraud where unsuspecting victims are duped by people posing as police.

Cornwall and Devon brace for busiest day on the roads

Mid Devon Star: Traffic on the A303

2:00pm Thursday 17th April 2014

Today is expected to be the busiest day on Britain's roads so far this year as millions of people set off for their Easter break, with Cornwall and Devon a hotspot for traffic congestion.

Warning over summer influx of deadly hornets to Devon and Cornwall

Mid Devon Star: Vespa Velutina Nigrithorax - aka Japanese Hornet

1:00pm Thursday 17th April 2014

IT’s big, bad, potentially lethal and thousands could now be heading for Cornwall

Easter and May Bank Holiday rubbish and recycling arrangements in Mid Devon

Mid Devon Star: Bin and rubbish collection in Southampton

12:42pm Thursday 17th April 2014

RESIDENTS in Mid Devon who are still getting used to new collection days are being asked to check their new calendars and are reminded that there will be changes to rubbish and recycling collections due to the Easter and May Bank Holidays.

Plymouth takeaway owners targeted by burglars

Mid Devon Star: Man dies following road traffic collision in Exeter

9:44am Thursday 17th April 2014

Plymouth police are investigating a series of burglaries in the city where offenders have appeared to target owners and staff from the takeaway food industry and other professional individuals.

Re-opening of Railway Links prove boost to South West business

Mid Devon Star: Want to see how Dawlish rail line is being rebuilt? Watch this time lapse video

9:00am Thursday 17th April 2014

A NEWTON-Abbot based estate agents has reported a boost in business following the re-opening of railway links to the South West.

Follow your ears: experience the iOrchestra Installation in Plymouth

8:00am Thursday 17th April 2014

EXPERIENCE first-hand what it’s like to play within an orchestra, or to lead an orchestra in the role of conductor, at the launch of the iOrchestra RE-RITE installation in Plymouth City’s Piazza.







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