Dog handler nominated for bravery award

Mid Devon Star:

4:00pm Friday 24th October 2014

A DEVON and Cornwall Police dog handler has been nominated for a police bravery award after she rescued a terrified kidnap victim.

Fire Service successful in bids to Transformation Fund

Mid Devon Star: St. Albans Fire Fighter Retires after 30 years service

2:00pm Friday 24th October 2014

DEVON and Somerset Fire and Rescue Service is to receive a share of a £75 million Government fund to improve frontline services to the public.

Boiler on the blink? CosyDevon has 500 to give away

Mid Devon Star: SUITABLY QUALIFIED: Make sure the engineer you employ to install or service your gas boiler is a member of the Gas Safe Register

12:00pm Friday 24th October 2014

A FREE and discounted energy savings scheme in Devon is giving away 500 replacement gas boilers before the end of the year.

Anniversary celebrations at Tiverton Specsavers

Mid Devon Star:

10:00am Friday 24th October 2014

A TIVERTON optician invited the town to celebrate its 25th anniversary by hosting a weekend of family-fun activities.

Tiverton TIC going for gold at Tourism Awards

Mid Devon Star: TIVERTON Tourist Information Centre.

8:00am Friday 24th October 2014

TIVERTON’S Tourist Info-rmation Service is among the finalists for the Tourist Information Service of the Year award in Devon Tour-ism Awards 2014.

Inspirational community garden

Mid Devon Star:

4:00pm Thursday 23rd October 2014

WITHIN the grounds of Plymouth Highbury Trust, a community garden has been created by and for people with learning disabilities.

Children fill Westpoint Arena to learn about farming

Mid Devon Star:

2:00pm Thursday 23rd October 2014

THE Westpoint Arena in Exeter was filled with a constant buzz of excitement last week when nearly 1,400 children attended the FarmWise event to learn all about how food gets on their plates.

Aston Manor Cider raises a glass to success in Tiverton

Mid Devon Star:

2:00pm Thursday 23rd October 2014

A MAJOR business in Tiverton has unveiled how the latest investment programme has expanded capacity and enhanced the environmental performance of the site.

Renowned sculptors set up school and studio in Devon

Mid Devon Star:

10:00am Thursday 23rd October 2014

A THRIVING school which teaches sculpture to art lovers from all around the world has uprooted and moved to Devon.

Diwali celebrations to light up the sky

Mid Devon Star:

8:00am Thursday 23rd October 2014

DIWALI or Deepavali is the most important festival of the year for Hindus, which is also known at the Festival of Light and is being celebrated at the University of Exeter’s Streatham Campus on Sunday, October 26.

The Boux Avenue to launch Plymouth store

Mid Devon Star:

4:30pm Wednesday 22nd October 2014

STAFF at The Boux Avenue are excitedly preparing for the Plymouth store launch tomorrow (Thursday), when the ribbon will be cut and the doors will be opened, revealing the new store.

Labrador with severe hip problems finds new home

Mid Devon Star:

4:00pm Wednesday 22nd October 2014

LABRADOR with severe hip problems finds new home Staff at Dogs Trust Ilfracombe are celebrating the rehoming of a dog suffering from one of the most severe cases of hip dysplasia the centre vets had ever seen.

Enquiries continue after Body found on M5, near Willand

Mid Devon Star:

2:03pm Wednesday 22nd October 2014

ENQUIRIES are continuing into the death of a 25-year-old man whose body was found on the main carriageway of the M5, near Willand.

Sidmouth's new outdoor gym is ready for take-off

Mid Devon Star: Clr Faisal Rashid tries out the new outdoor gym equipment in Chapelford DGB230914

12:00pm Wednesday 22nd October 2014

SIDMOUTH'S new £15,000 outdoor gym is ready to use! East Devon District Council has been working hard with Sidmouth Town Council to provide residents with the free-to-use outdoor gym that they wanted.

Devon’s Launch of the 2014 Poppy Appeal Commemorating the onset of WW1

Mid Devon Star: REMEMBRANCE DAY: A field of poppies will be planted St Cuthbert’s Church, in Darlington, to mark the centenary of the First World War

9:39am Wednesday 22nd October 2014

IN the year that marks 100 years since the birth of the poppy as a symbol of Remembrance and hope, the Royal British Legion is encouraging people in Devon to support the Poppy Appeal for the memory of the fallen and the future of the living.

Green Flag gardens get the green light from users too

Mid Devon Star: Senior park ranger Lydia Allt, Dudley  environment cabinet member Cllr Hillary Bills, senior warden Ian Beech, horticultural tradesperson Paul Parkes and Dudley green space team leader Liz Stuffins celebrate Dudley's Green Flag Awards. 311421LA

9:33am Wednesday 22nd October 2014

EAST Devon District Council’s parks and gardens teams are proud of the open spaces that they manage and pleased at consistently winning the prestigious Green Flag Awards from judges.

Plymouth Royal Marines mark Corps birthday

Mid Devon Star: Photos from 40 Commando Royal Marines Parade Taunton 16/5/2013

8:00am Wednesday 22nd October 2014

PLYMOUTH-based 42 Commando Royal Marines are celebrating the 350th birthday of the Corps in Gibraltar this weekend (Oct 25/26).

Stagecoach announce Cranbrook bus fare reduction

Mid Devon Star: The Ahmadiyya Muslim Community are promoting peace, love and community cohesion with advertisements on Stagecoach buses.  Pictured is a bus with the advertisement along the side. (8154792)

4:00pm Tuesday 21st October 2014

STAGECOACH South West announced today (Monday) extensions to their Exeter ticket zones.

Holiday pay in the spotlight at CBI event in Exeter

Mid Devon Star:

2:00pm Tuesday 21st October 2014

HR directors from major regional and national businesses gathered in Exeter to hear the latest news from the CBI on 17 October.

Devon charity needs additional volunteer bike riders

Mid Devon Star:

12:00pm Tuesday 21st October 2014

DEVON'S medical courier service, Devon Freewheelers, is on the lookout for new riders in all parts of the county.

Getting on their bikes for National Adoption Week.

Mid Devon Star:

10:00am Tuesday 21st October 2014

THIS National Adoption week local Exeter firms WSP have challenged Parsons Brinckerhoff to the ultimate static cycle race to raise awareness and much needed funds to support families who have adopted in Exeter.

Local business ‘boxes up’ Christmas for children

Mid Devon Star:

8:00am Tuesday 21st October 2014

FOR the second year running, global workplace provider Regus with centres in Exeter is supporting a Christmas campaign which sends present-filled shoeboxes to needy children in developing and war-torn countries.

Recording the Sounds of Rural Devon for RAMM

Mid Devon Star: Free Nature Photography Session Ham Hill Watch Group

5:34pm Monday 20th October 2014

EXETER'S Royal Albert Memorial Museum is collecting the sounds of natural Devon for a new installation: Ebb and Flow: Seasonal sounds through the Devon Year.

Families can get closer to nature this half term

Mid Devon Star:

4:00pm Monday 20th October 2014

THERE are plenty of opportunities to get out and about this half term and enjoy our outstanding East Devon countryside.

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.

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