Busy council team gets national recognition

Mid Devon Star:

8:00am Monday 20th October 2014

EAST Devon District Council’s Revenues and Benefits team have received national recognition with two awards from a professional association.

Staying safe on Devon’s roads

Mid Devon Star: SAFETY CAMPAIGN: Acting Chief Inspector Mick Robson with Rhys Marley, of Timothy Hackworth Primary School, launch a road safety campaign. Picture: CHRIS BOOTH

3:55pm Sunday 19th October 2014

ROAD users are being reminded to make sure they “get noticed” when the clocks go back on Sunday 26 October.

Britain’s largest new home builder appeals for more sub-contractors in Devon

Mid Devon Star: Barratt Homes' Renaissance development in Loampit Vale scoops building award

3:53pm Sunday 19th October 2014

HOME developer Barratt Developments plc needs more sub-contractors in Devon to help it meet its ambitious plans for growth.

Tom Merson retains title at Exeter's 30th Great West Run

Mid Devon Star: RUNNNING: Exeter captain third in this morning's Great West Run

3:49pm Sunday 19th October 2014

TOM Merson from Bristol and West AC retained his winning title at Exeter’s 30th Great West Run 2014 this morning, with a time of one hour nine minutes and twenty one seconds, in good running conditions.

Bulgarian elections given a platform in Exeter thanks to student involvement

Mid Devon Star: Man Inserting Voting Paper into a Ballot Box (9641260)

3:47pm Sunday 19th October 2014

A UNIVERSITY of Exeter student enabled citizens and students from Bulgaria living in the South West to vote in the recent Bulgarian General Elections by creating a voting station in Exeter.

Clinic puts the boot into nasty nails

Mid Devon Star: Passing A&E doctor helps at Apperley Bridge crash

3:45pm Sunday 19th October 2014

Tavistock doctor brings revolutionary new treatment to the South-West

'Have a go' skills show arrives in Exeter

Mid Devon Star: Research from e-skills UK and the British Computer Society shows that women occupy only 16% of the specialist IT roles in the UK.

3:46pm Sunday 19th October 2014

OVER 1,200 young people aged 14-25 will get the chance to ‘Have a go’ at a range of skills and discover new career opportunities when ‘The Skills Show Experience’ arrives in Exeter next week.

Fears for region's roads

Mid Devon Star: Parkway

3:42pm Sunday 19th October 2014

Tiverton councillor speaks out over budget cuts

Force hosts modern slavery conference

Mid Devon Star:

4:00pm Saturday 18th October 2014

DEVON and Cornwall Police are hosting a regional conference on Modern Slavery today to coincide with Anti-Slavery Day tomorrow (Saturday).

Devon Job Seekers Allowance claimant numbers fall to lowest on record

Mid Devon Star: Free employment support for job seekers at Southampton centre

2:00pm Saturday 18th October 2014

THE number of people claiming Job Seekers Allowance (JSA) in Devon fell to the lowest level on record in the County during September.

'Orange army” of engineers that worked to reopen rail line at Dawlish win prestigious Brunel Medal

Mid Devon Star:

12:00pm Saturday 18th October 2014

The team of engineers who worked to reopen the rail link following the severe weather at the start of 2014, have been awarded the prestigious Brunel Medal at the 2014 Institution of Civil Engineers (ICE) Awards.

Ellie's iPod prize

Mid Devon Star:

12:00pm Saturday 18th October 2014

A QUEEN Elizabeth's pupil was given a huge surprise in an assembly when she was presented with an iPod nano.

Tiverton Dramatic Society presents 'Accidents and Guarding Angels' at the New Hall

Mid Devon Star:

10:00am Saturday 18th October 2014

The comedy is set in funeral director’s Reeper Funeral Services, run by George Reeper and his daughter Vera.

Fashion and gifts event

Mid Devon Star:

8:00am Saturday 18th October 2014

Age UK Mid Devon is to stage a charity Fashion and Gifts Evening on Thursday, November 6, at the Tiverton Hotel, following the success of last year’s event.

Police issue salesman warning

Mid Devon Star:

4:00pm Friday 17th October 2014

MID Devon residents are being warned by Devon and Cornwall Police to be wary of ‘unscrupulous’ door-to-door salesmen operating in the area.

Beat Your Depression For Good - Book Launch

Mid Devon Star:

2:00pm Friday 17th October 2014

A WILLAND author, whose latest release presents depression sufferers with a solution, says her book can help people find their ‘real selves’.

porting Gun valuation days hope to trigger off great discoveries in Tiverton

Mid Devon Star: Judge/auction  hammer (8191241)

12:00pm Friday 17th October 2014

SPORTING gun specialist Gavin Gardiner is visiting Sotheby’s office in Tiverton to give advice and free auction valuations on all types of sporting guns and rifles, both modern and vintage.

Mid Devon sausage maker scoops top award

Mid Devon Star:

10:00am Friday 17th October 2014

A MID Devon sausage maker has scooped a prestigious Gold Award in the BPEX Foodservice Pork Sausage of the Year 2014 competition for its outstanding bangers.

David O’Doherty – Exeter Corn Exchange

Mid Devon Star:

8:00am Friday 17th October 2014

STAND-up comedian, author and playwright David O’Doherty will appear at Exeter Corn Exchange on Sunday, November 9.

Exeter Comedy Club – Exeter Corn Exchange

Mid Devon Star:

4:00pm Thursday 16th October 2014

THE second Exeter Comedy Club of the present season takes place at Exeter Corn Exchange on Friday 7 November.

Royal Navy personnel train with Royal Marines

Mid Devon Star:

12:00pm Thursday 16th October 2014

ROYAL Naval personnel working with Royal Marines colleagues took to the wilds of Dartmoor to learn what it means to be a Commando.

Homeowners poised to benefit from high demand and rates for holiday rental accommodation this festive season

Mid Devon Star: You can’t borrow your way out of debt

11:53am Thursday 16th October 2014

HOMEOWNERS in Devon can take their festive season holiday without breaking the bank this year. According to data from TripAdvisor Vacation Rentals, many Devon homeowners may be able to substantially offset the cost of a trip by renting their home as holiday rental accommodation through TripAdvisor while they are away.

Devon's separating couples can choose to save 325 days … and cut stress levels too

Mid Devon Star: Why honesty is the best policy in the divorce court

11:49am Thursday 16th October 2014

DIVORCING and separating couples in Devon can save ten and a half months of their lives by choosing to settle their differences using family mediation rather than heading for a court room battle, says a leading family charity based in Exeter.

Witches, Wizards and Gory Stories at Exeter’s Underground Passages

Mid Devon Star: Halloween at Palace Gardens Shopping Centre

11:47am Thursday 16th October 2014

CELEBRATE Halloween this October half-term at Exeter’s spooky Underground Passages. Between October 25 – November 2 there will be special ‘Witches & Wizards Tours’ where children are invited to explore under the city’s streets on special guided tours and discover ingredients for magic spells.

The Tesco Eat Happy Project attends Farm Wise in Exeter

Mid Devon Star:

11:46am Thursday 16th October 2014

HUNDREDS of schoolchildren were today given the opportunity to learn about where their food comes from, by visiting The Tesco Eat Happy Project stand at Farm Wise in Devon.

Call for entries for RAMM’s 2015 Local Art Show

Mid Devon Star: Hilary Pattison, of Royal Mail, Canon Ralph Crowe, of St Chad's Church, and Albert Gray, chairman of  Bradford Central Royal British Legion at the war memorial rededication service

11:45am Thursday 16th October 2014

EXETER'S Royal Albert Memorial Museum (RAMM) is inviting art groups and societies from Exeter and the surrounding area to submit their entries for the 2015 Local Art Show.

Cash injection for Exeter Flood Defence Scheme

Mid Devon Star: NO DEFENCE: The flood pumps at Kempsey, which failed on November 25, resulting in 15 homes in the village being flooded.

11:44am Thursday 16th October 2014

A NEW flood defence scheme for Exeter has been given a major boost - a £3 million cash injection from Exeter City Council.

Charity worker plugs gap for butterflies

Mid Devon Star:

11:43am Thursday 16th October 2014

ONE of the commonest complaints heard in the 21st century world of work is that people now have to take their work home with them.

Two arrested over drugs after high speed car and helicopter chase ends when 'stinger' deployed

Mid Devon Star: Example of police stinger

12:12pm Thursday 16th October 2014

Police have arrested two men following a pursuit on the M5 Motorway.

Police called out after escaped crocodile reported in Plymouth

Mid Devon Star:

2:18pm Wednesday 15th October 2014

Police were left a bit deflated after a call to tackle an escaped crocodile in Plymouth.

Blood on the dance floor. Can you identify this man?

Mid Devon Star:

2:00pm Wednesday 15th October 2014

Police are trying to identify a man following an assault in a nightclub in Plymouth.

Police hunt Plymouth bus flasher

Mid Devon Star:

7:00am Wednesday 15th October 2014

Police in Plymouth are appealing for information after a man indecently exposed himself to bus passengers.

Broadclyst outdoor gym vote this Friday

Mid Devon Star: Clr Faisal Rashid tries out the new outdoor gym equipment in Chapelford DGA230914

4:00pm Tuesday 14th October 2014

EAST Devon District Council and Broadclyst Parish Council have been working together to provide residents of the parish with the free-to-use outdoor gym that they want.

Somersault Festival to return following sell-out first year

Mid Devon Star:

1:47pm Tuesday 14th October 2014

SOMERSAULT Festival will return to the beautiful Castle Hill Estate in North Devon between 23 – 27 July 2015.

Devon law firm is top performer in influential student guide

Mid Devon Star:

1:40pm Tuesday 14th October 2014

A DEVON solicitor’s firm has been named as one of the best for work/life balance in the country, according to an influential student guide to the law.

East Devon District Council consults tenants on dealing with County’s £1/2m funding cut for vulnerable and elderly

Mid Devon Star:

1:38pm Tuesday 14th October 2014

Views sought on how to maintain sheltered housing support service.

Wildlife charity wins international ‘green’ award

Mid Devon Star:

1:35pm Tuesday 14th October 2014

ONE of the South West’s leading charities has been awarded a top environmental award.

Clovelly Herring Festival

Mid Devon Star: Clovelly Herring Festival

1:34pm Tuesday 14th October 2014

NOVEMBER is the time of year when the historic, fishing village of Clovelly, North Devon,celebrates its annual Herring Festival, which is held to promote these tasty, nutritious Silver Darlings and support carefully managed fishing.

Promising start for Seaton Jurassic

Mid Devon Star: Sea fishing at Seaton Bay, Devon, by James Osmond

1:32pm Tuesday 14th October 2014

FOLLOWING last month’s ‘turf cutting’ work is moving at a pace on the site of the new visitor centre, Seaton Jurassic.

Casino Royal Navy as survey ship visits Monaco

Mid Devon Star:

1:30pm Tuesday 14th October 2014

PLYMOUTH-based Royal Navy survey ship HMS Echo has visited one of the world’s smallest countries for a gathering of the world’s leading ocean experts.

A little bit of peace and choir for high school teachers

Mid Devon Star:

1:23pm Tuesday 14th October 2014

STAFF at Tiverton High School have been making the most of their time away from the classroom . . . by taking part in lunchtime choir rehearsals.

Ex-Royal Marine Mark Ormrod marks corps birthday in Gibraltar

Mid Devon Star:

1:21pm Tuesday 14th October 2014

SERIOUSLY injured Afghanistan veteran Royal Marine Mark Ormrod will be supporting a spectacular celebration of the Corps 350th birthday in Gibraltar this month.

City Council explains letter mail-out

Mid Devon Star:

1:17pm Tuesday 14th October 2014

PEOPLE in Exeter may receive a letter over the next day or two from the City Council referring to a Fair Processing Notice.

Tight window of opportunity to give Sidmouth beaches a ‘winter blanket’

Mid Devon Star: Seafront at Sidmouth, by Tony Cobley

1:16pm Tuesday 14th October 2014

BOLD proposal to redistribute shingle on Sidmouth's beaches to prepare for winter storms

Carbon monoxide leak in Cullompton

Mid Devon Star:

7:20am Tuesday 14th October 2014

FIRE crews were called to Cullompton last night (Monday) after reports of a gas leak in a resident's property

Britpop beckons: Former Geneva frontman Andrew Montgomery is playing the Exeter Phoenix this month

Mid Devon Star:

3:40pm Monday 13th October 2014

A TASTE of Britpop comes to Exeter later this month with the hotly-anticipated return of former Geneva frontman Andrew Montgomery.

Man demands money from walker in Plymouth

Mid Devon Star:

2:52pm Monday 13th October 2014

Police are appealing for witnesses after an attempted robbery in Plymouth.

Man dies of heart attack after Kingsbridge crash

Mid Devon Star:

11:03am Monday 13th October 2014

Police are appealing for witnesses after a man died following a crash in Kingsbridge on Sunday.

Police suspect mid-Devon burglaries are 'connected'

Mid Devon Star:

10:22am Monday 13th October 2014

Police in Mid Devon are appealing for information following a number of house burglaries which may be connected.

Man dies after falling between disused fishing vessel and Plymouth harbour wall

Mid Devon Star:

9:27am Monday 13th October 2014

Police were called to reports of a theft of a bicycle from Citadel Road East in Plymouth around 6.10am on Sunday.







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