Police crackdown on 'illegal raves' in Cornwall and Devon this Easter

Mid Devon Star: Police break up illegal Cotswolds rave

3:43pm Tuesday 15th April 2014

Police have a plan in place to "prevent and disrupt any illegal rave activity" across the two counties this coming Easter weekend.

Mismanaged legal aid changes lead to higher bill as courts buckle under pressure, says leading charity

Mid Devon Star: Mismanaged legal aid changes lead to higher bill as courts buckle under pressure, says leading charity

12:00pm Tuesday 15th April 2014

A LEADING family charity based in Devon says comments by the Lord Chief Justice highlight how the Government has ‘shot itself in the foot’ with mismanaged and expensive changes to legal aid.

Town brought to a standstill as pub goes up in flames

Mid Devon Star: STRIKE: Some fire engines

11:13am Tuesday 15th April 2014

A WELL-known Tiverton pub has been left seriously damaged after a large fire ripped through the building yesterday morning. 

Play park damaged in 'heartless' Plymouth arson attack

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

9:24am Tuesday 15th April 2014

Police in Plymouth are appealing for information after a play park was damaged in a suspected arson attack.

Police warn, 'empty your car, before a thief does'

Mid Devon Star: The smashed car window

9:00am Tuesday 15th April 2014

Devon and Cornwall Police are urging people to be aware of opportunist thieves looking for valuables left in vehicles during the holiday period.

Hospiscare open gardens

8:00am Tuesday 15th April 2014

PEOPLE across Mid Devon, Exeter and East Devon are preparing to open their gardens for Hospiscare’s tenth Summer of Open Gardens.

A30 closed in both directions following accident

9:37am Monday 14th April 2014

A30 closed in both directions following accident

£17million to improve grassroots sports facilities

Mid Devon Star: Sport England

5:51pm Monday 14th April 2014

SPORTS projects across England are today celebrating after receiving a share of £17 million from Sport England’s Inspired Facilities fund.

EDDC reviews fire safety measures at tenanted flats

Mid Devon Star: EDDC reviews fire safety measures at tenanted flats

5:47pm Monday 14th April 2014

EAST Devon District Council is investing time and money in ensuring that tenants who live in blocks of flats owned by the council have maximum protection in the event of a fire.

Over 700,000 families in the South could be just one paycheque away from losing their home - Shelter research reveals thousands living on a financial knife-edge

Mid Devon Star: Shelter charity logo

5:41pm Monday 14th April 2014

HUNDREDS of thousands of families with children in the South of England could not pay their rent or mortgage for more than a month if they lost their job, new figures from Shelter reveal today.

FESTIVAL OF SAND LAUNCHES IN WEYMOUTH

Mid Devon Star: MISSED: Castle Cove beach area Weymouth

5:36pm Monday 14th April 2014

SUPPORTED by Penguin Books and The Roald Dahl Literary Estate, Sandworld’s festival of sand unveiled 16 life-size sand sculptures to the gathering press and public last weekend, at the launch of ‘Literally Sand’.

Devon GP says “if it’s not an emergency, try your family doctor or pharmacy”

Mid Devon Star: NHS 111 to take over running of out of hours dental calls

5:35pm Monday 14th April 2014

A FAMILY doctor from Devon has urged people with a non-urgent medical problem to get in touch with their local GP practice or pharmacy rather than visit busy hospital emergency departments.

Bus Service Changes in Plymouth, South Devon and East Cornwall

Mid Devon Star: Bus services are being diverted

4:00pm Monday 14th April 2014

CHANGES are being made next month (May) to bus services in Plymouth, South Devon and East Cornwall operated by First to further streamline the local network.

Whitemoor sailor in search for missing MH370

Mid Devon Star: Whitemoor sailor in search for missing MH370

2:00pm Monday 14th April 2014

A SAILOR from Plymouth is involved in the search for the missing Malaysian Airlines flight, which disappeared on March 8.

Fire crews called to Blaze at Tiverton pub

Mid Devon Star: False alarm for fire services

1:23pm Monday 14th April 2014

FIRE crews have been called to the Twyford Inn on Bampton Street, Tiverton, following a fire.

Elderly woman injured by Exeter bag snatcher

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

1:00pm Monday 14th April 2014

Police are appealing for witnesses to come forward following a robbery in Exeter over the weekend.

New play equipment just in time for Easter

Mid Devon Star: Vivienne Parry with Beth Pilsbury, one of the local young children who would use the play area at Normandie Close if  she considered it safe.

12:00pm Monday 14th April 2014

CHILDREN and families in the Barley Lane area of Exeter have an exciting new play area to help burn off those Easter egg calories.

Can you help find missing Plymouth man?

Mid Devon Star: Can you help find missing Plymouth man?

11:32am Monday 14th April 2014

Police are appealing for the public’s help to trace a 60-year-old missing man from Plymouth.

Council offers restaurants tips on how to improve food hygiene ratings

Mid Devon Star: In total there are 42 restaurants and cafes in Walthamstow with 'very good' hygiene standards

10:00am Monday 14th April 2014

RESTAURANTS and food businesses in Exeter are being offered behind-the-scenes tips on how to improve their food hygiene ratings.

Joy at ‘common sense’ decision on Feniton homes

Mid Devon Star: New homes plan recommended for approval

8:00am Monday 14th April 2014

AN East Devon District Council Cabinet Member has welcomed the dismissal of three out of four cases in the Feniton ‘Super Appeal’ as a “victory for common sense”.

630 miles. 43 days. One man and his tent

Mid Devon Star: 630 miles. 43 days. One man and his tent

4:00pm Sunday 13th April 2014

HOSPISCARE volunteer, David Harvey is taking on the South West Coastal Path challenge. On Monday 21st April, Dave is setting off from Minehead, Somerset and will be walking 630 miles until he reaches Poole in Dorset, 43 days later.

Youngsters choose new skate park design

Mid Devon Star: BUSINESS SAVVY: Seventeen-year-old Conor Ratcliff has come up with the business concept of Rat Clothing, a skateboard apparel company aimed at young people. (1249978)

2:00pm Sunday 13th April 2014

Following a fresh round of voting, Honiton youngsters have now chosen a second £90,000 design for their skate park at voting events held by East Devon District Council.

TEACHER FROM LAND ROVER 4X4 IN SCHOOLS NATIONAL CHAMPIONS SCHOOL RECOGNISED WITH AWARD

Mid Devon Star: TEACHER FROM LAND ROVER 4X4 IN SCHOOLS NATIONAL CHAMPIONS SCHOOL RECOGNISED WITH AWARD

12:00pm Sunday 13th April 2014

A TEACHER from Clyst Vale Community College in Exeter was surprised and delighted to receive the Land Rover 4x4 in Schools Technology Challenge Teacher of the Year Award at the recent Land Rover 4x4 in Schools Technology Challenge UK Finals.

TORQUAY NAMED THIRD BEST RATED DESTINATION IN THE UK

Mid Devon Star: Image for Torquay Travel

10:00am Sunday 13th April 2014

Torquay has been named the third best rated destination in the UK in the Travellers’ Choice awards for Destinations, announced by TripAdvisor, the world’s largest travel site.

Alcoa help fund Hospiscare’s Innovative Enterprise Centre

Mid Devon Star: Alcoa help fund Hospiscare’s Innovative Enterprise Centre

8:00am Sunday 13th April 2014

Hospiscare are grateful to Alcoa for their help in the development of their Retail Enterprise Centre in Marsh Barton.

Somersault Festival announces activities

Mid Devon Star: BEN Howard

4:00pm Saturday 12th April 2014

SOMERSAULT Festival, a five-day summer camp of music, adventure and outdoor living is coming to the Castle Hill estate near Barnstaple this summer.

Charity dinner raises funds for Philippines

Mid Devon Star: Charity dinner raises funds for Philippines

2:00pm Saturday 12th April 2014

A CHARITY dinner in Tiverton has raised £1230 for the relief effort in the Philippines.

Balloon festival to return this summer

Mid Devon Star: Balloon festival to return this summer

12:00pm Saturday 12th April 2014

BALLOONS, bands and a bundle of entertainment will be on offer at Tiverton Balloon and Music Festival.

Devon bus passengers 'among the happiest in the country'

Mid Devon Star: Bus passenger numbers have risen by 100,000 – five per cent – year on year across the region

10:00am Saturday 12th April 2014

BUS passengers in Devon are among the happiest in the country with services, according to a new survey.

Hemyock couple celebrate 70 years of marriage

Mid Devon Star: Hemyock couple celebrate 70 years of marriage

8:00am Saturday 12th April 2014

AS children, they lived less than a mile from one another.

Bookshop helping keep high street alive

Mid Devon Star: Bookshop helping keep high street alive

4:00pm Friday 11th April 2014

THE not-for-profit Crediton Community Book-shop has demonstrated how it is enabling local people to keep the high street alive.

Walk under the stars for Hospiscare

Mid Devon Star: Walk under the stars for Hospiscare

2:00pm Friday 11th April 2014

MID Devon charity Hospiscare is calling on mums, daughters and groups of friends to take part in their annual Starlight Walk.

Young farmers bury time capsule to commemorate 80 year anniversary

Mid Devon Star: SPENCER Popham (ex-member of Culm Valley YFC), Colin Popham (ex-member), Michelle Batting (Culm Valley YFC treasurer), Emily Vallis (Culm Valley YFC secretary) and Ollie Reed (Culm Valley YFC chairman).

12:00pm Friday 11th April 2014

DEVON Young Farmers will be burying a time capsule tomorrow (Saturday) to commemorate the National Federation of Young Farmers’ Clubs’ 80th anniversary.

Silverton application for 'neighbourhood area'

Mid Devon Star: Devon County Council publish list of school affected by teachers strike on Thursday

10:00am Friday 11th April 2014

SILVERTON Parish Council has applied to be designated a ‘neighbourhood area’ in advance of producing a neighbourhood plan.

Strikes hit schools

Mid Devon Star: Have your say: How will tomorrow's school strike affect you?

4:00pm Thursday 10th April 2014

ONLY three schools in Mid Devon were affected by last week’s teachers’ strike on a national day of industrial action.

Scarlet fever health warning for parents in Devon and Cornwall

Mid Devon Star: Clinically diagnosed case of scarlet fever showing characteristic red cheeks and rash

3:40pm Thursday 10th April 2014

A disease which killed thousands during the 19th century is making a comeback, with parents in Cornwall and Devon warned about the rising number of scarlet fever cases being reported.

Devon man visiting the Bahamas shot dead

Mid Devon Star: Murder probe after man is knifed in Greenford

2:51pm Thursday 10th April 2014

A Devon man visiting the Bahamas was shot dead when masked gunmen burst into his family's home.

Volunteers needed

Mid Devon Star: Get involve-d in voluntary project

2:00pm Thursday 10th April 2014

INVOLVE Mid Devon is seeking volunteers to help support its work with local charities.

Macmillan says ‘thank you’ to Devon supporters for their support throughout last year & welcome new nurse

Mid Devon Star: Macmillan says ‘thank you’ to Devon supporters for their support throughout last year & welcome new nurse

12:00pm Thursday 10th April 2014

AS 2014 gets into full swing, Macmillan Cancer Support in Devon is reflecting on donations made in 2013 and how they will make a difference to people living with a cancer diagnosis locally.

Unwanted clothing turned into charity cash

Mid Devon Star: Unwanted clothing turned into charity cash

10:00am Thursday 10th April 2014

KIND-hearted customers have turned their unwanted clothes and shoes into more than £12,000 for charity, thanks to a partnership between the St Austell Brewery Charitable Trust and Salvation Army Trading Company Ltd (SATCoL).

Teignmouth police make arrest after 12 hour samurai sword stand off

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

9:54am Thursday 10th April 2014

A man has been arrested after a 24-hour samurai sword stand off in Teignmouth.

Ed Byrne – Exeter Corn Exchange

Mid Devon Star: Funnyman

8:00am Thursday 10th April 2014

JUST a handful of tickets remain for the Exeter leg of Comedian Ed Byrne’s new touring show, Roaring Forties, at the Corn Exchange on Friday 2 May.

LloydsPharmacy launches nationwide campaign to celebrate the UK’s carers

Mid Devon Star: Deputy mayor Clive Blackmore cuts the ribbon at the new improved Lloyds Pharmacy in Fore Street, Trowbridge, with the help of store manager Marlon Marballie, while staff members Helen, Jan,  Angela and Jackie cheer them on

4:48pm Wednesday 9th April 2014

COMMUNITY pharmacy chain LloydsPharmacy has partnered with charity Carers UK to launch the inaugural National Carers Awards and is looking for nominations from Torbay, where 16,107 people provide unpaid care for family, friends or neighbours.

Weather worn puffins ferried home

Mid Devon Star: Weather worn puffins ferried home

4:00pm Wednesday 9th April 2014

A GROUP of young puffins blown in during the February storms are homeward bound after the RSPCA released the birds off the north coast of Devon last week (Thursday 3 April).

Joe Mcelderry – Exeter Corn Exchange

Mid Devon Star: Haverthwaite hotel plays host to star Joe McElderry

2:00pm Wednesday 9th April 2014

X FACTOR winner Joe McElderry is appearing at Exeter Corn Exchange on Thursday 1 May 2014. Joe rose to fame when he won the sixth series of the ITV show in 2009.

Gatting pitches in on cricket clear-up

Mid Devon Star: ASHES BOOST: Mike Gatting

12:00pm Wednesday 9th April 2014

FORMER England captain Mike Gatting put blood, sweat and tears into Heathcoat Cricket Club last year . . . and is urging others to follow suit ahead of the new season.

Council agrees to review business accommodation support

Mid Devon Star: SIGN: Somerton Park for sale

10:00am Wednesday 9th April 2014

WITH the possible sale of land at Heathpark Estate in Honiton, East Devon District Council’s Cabinet (meeting 2 April) has agreed to a review of the council’s provision of serviced business accommodation.

Domestic abuse, shoplifting, sexual offences and violence rise sharply in Devon

Mid Devon Star: TELL SOMEONE: Domestic abuse victim

9:46am Wednesday 9th April 2014

While overall crime in Devon has decreased slightly, according to new figures announced today, domestic abuse, shoplifting, sexual offences and violence have risen sharply.

Noisy neighbour prosecuted by Exeter City Council

Mid Devon Star: UNDER THE HAMMER: More than a thousand attend annual charity auction

8:00am Wednesday 9th April 2014

EXETER City Council has successfully prosecuted Miss Shantelle Bennett for three breaches of a noise abatement notice.

Have fun and vote for £82,000 sports projects in Seaton

Mid Devon Star: Pupils in action during the Lancashire School Games Table Tennis Championships which were held at St Bede’s High School in Blackburn

4:00pm Tuesday 8th April 2014

RESIDENTS of Seaton are being invited by East Devon District Council and Seaton Town Council to choose how they would spend £82,000 available for sports provision.







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