£9m to fix the roads


8:00am Friday 22nd August 2014

Mid Devon’s roads are set to benefit from a £9.1million restoration programme after the wettest winter on record.

Morrisons extend opening hours in Mid Devon

Mid Devon Star: BANNED: Morrisons has had an advert for its burgers barred

8:00am Saturday 16th August 2014

Stores in Tiverton and Crediton has extended their due to further demand from local shoppers.

PHOTOS: Mid Devon Show

Mid Devon Star:

3:20pm Tuesday 29th July 2014

SUNSHINE greeted this year's Mid Devon Show as the crowds flocked to Hartnoll Farm, Post Hill on Saturday for the one-day Agricultural Show.

Willand company sponsor Rovers warm-up kits

Mid Devon Star:

8:30am Tuesday 29th July 2014

JS Engineering provide kit for club's first team

Energy saving scheme will be winter warmer

Mid Devon Star: BT engineer leaves young family without heating and hot water for over a week

12:00pm Saturday 26th July 2014

The scheme, entitled ‘CosyDevon’ will see up to £9 million invested in improving homes across the county.

Courageous Jasmine to openRace for Life

Mid Devon Star:

10:00am Saturday 26th July 2014

Schoolgirl from Crediton who has survived leukaemia will sound an air horn to start Cancer Research UK’s Race for Life in Exeter this Sunday, July 27.

Crediton Air Cadets gain heart start award

Mid Devon Star:

1:24pm Thursday 24th July 2014

CADETS from the 2469 Squadron Crediton Detachment have recently taken part in, and passed, their First Aid Heart Start Course

Children's author signing session at crediton Bookshop

Mid Devon Star: Parents and children enjoyed reading books in the great outdoors

10:00am Saturday 12th July 2014

Dame Babette, a patron of Crediton Community Bookshop, will be signing copies of her new book in the Bookshop at 100 High Street on Thursday July 17 from 3.30pm to 4.30pm.

Chemistry kids do school proud

Mid Devon Star:

8:00am Saturday 12th July 2014

Students from Queen Elizabeth’s, Crediton, have been praised for entering a University of Cambridge chemistry challenge.

Surf park unveiled as part of ambitious plans for unique leisure destination at Junction 27

Mid Devon Star:

3:58pm Tuesday 8th July 2014

Tourist destination has the potential to create more than 3,500 jobs.

Charlotte makes finals of print competition

Mid Devon Star:

10:00am Saturday 5th July 2014

Charlotte Ridley-Rundle, 14, attended the Technology Pro Skills PrintIT! event with her Design & Technology teacher Phil Chudley.

Ruth honoured at Teaching Awards

Mid Devon Star:

8:00am Friday 4th July 2014

Ruth Dixon of Hayward’s Primary School attended the reception to celebrate winning a 2014 Pearson Teaching Award.

Culmstock Festival cruises into town

Mid Devon Star: Culmstock Festival cruises into town

12:00pm Saturday 28th June 2014

Vintage car show cruises into Devon on Sunday, July 6, with the annual Culmstock Wheels event.

Special pillar of the community

Mid Devon Star: Special pillar of the community

8:00am Friday 27th June 2014

Bob Webb from Crediton is to retire after 22 years of service.

Family fun at Exe Valley Leisure Centre

Mid Devon Star: In pictures: All the fun of the Furze

2:00pm Thursday 26th June 2014

Whole weekend of fun coming soon at Exe Valley Leisure Centre, Tiverton. On July 5 and 6 the centre will open it’s doors to welcome families to join in a Family Fun Weekend.

Lapfrod Post Office to reopen

Mid Devon Star: The Post Office is benefitting from investment

12:00pm Thursday 26th June 2014

Lapford Post Office will re-open on Monday July 7

District council wins carton award

Mid Devon Star: District council wins carton award

8:00am Friday 20th June 2014

Mid Devon District Council has won a Golden Carton Award for its work to increase beverage carton recycling in the district.

Road repairs under way in £7m council scheme

Mid Devon Star: The potholes before the markings were painted around them.

2:00pm Thursday 19th June 2014

Roads in Mid Devon are set to benefit from the county council’s £7million repair fund as work to restore nearly 40 miles of road gets underway.

Cashback for Crediton Community Bookshop shareholders

Mid Devon Star: GPs prescribe self-help books for children in Somerset

2:00pm Friday 13th June 2014

ALMOST £10,000 is waiting to be collected by the 289 people who applied for shares to bring Cred-iton’s bookshop into community ownership.

Police welcome new powers on domestic violence

Mid Devon Star: North Yorkshire Police recorded 2,648 cases of domestic abuse in a year. (picture posed by models).

8:00am Friday 6th June 2014

POLICE in Devon and Cornwall have welcomed the granting of new powers to help victims of domestic violence and abuse.

Tortoise takes a grand tour

Mid Devon Star: Tortoise takes a grand tour

12:47pm Thursday 5th June 2014

MID Devon district trying to reunite tortoise with its owners - after roaming reptile takes 270-mile trip to Norfolk in recycling box

Takeaway shop in Crediton destroyed in fire

Mid Devon Star: Firefighters tackle car fire in Widnes

7:26am Thursday 29th May 2014

A TAKEAWAY food shop was destroyed in a fire.

Sheep theft appeal

Mid Devon Star: Rawdon murder probe - police have started an investigation

2:00pm Saturday 24th May 2014

DEVON and Cornwall police are appealing for information about a sheep theft in Stockleigh English/East Village.

Free microchipping at dog training evenings

Mid Devon Star: Free microchipping at dog training evenings

10:00am Friday 23rd May 2014

MID Devon district council has teamed up with Tiverton & District Canine Society to stage a free microchipping event at one of their dog training evenings.

New Cabinet member appointed by Mid Devon District Council

Mid Devon Star: Peter Hare-Scott

9:30am Wednesday 14th May 2014

MID Devon District Council has announced that Councillor Bob Deed has left the Cabinet.

New Cabinet member appointed by Mid Devon District Council

Mid Devon Star: Peter Hare-Scott

8:35am Wednesday 14th May 2014

COUNCILLOR Bob Deed leaves the Cabinet, while Cllr Colin Slade is appointed new Cabinet Member for Community Well Being.

Crediton soldier killed in road collision

Mid Devon Star: Police at Avondown Road, Durrington. Picture courtesy of Salisbury Newspapers

12:00pm Sunday 27th April 2014

A SOLDIER from Crediton, who died when his motorbike was in collision with a lorry on Good Friday, has been named as L/Cpl Jamie Stewart Fleming, 21.

French exchange a success

Mid Devon Star: French exchange a success

12:00pm Saturday 26th April 2014

QUEEN Elizabeth’s School in Crediton has been helping French exchange students get a taste of British life with a week of fun-filled activities.

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.

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.

Proposals to reopen Lapford Post Office

Mid Devon Star: Ealing Broadway post office now open on Sundays

6:00pm Sunday 30th March 2014

THE Post Office is proposing to reopen Lapford Post Office in Crediton as a Hosted Outreach service and is now inviting customers and interested parties to give their comments on the change in a six-week public consultation.

Solid effort

Mid Devon Star: Everyone a winner with Lent challenge

1:25pm Monday 24th March 2014

STAFF at ‘Kids Who Care,’ the Young Carers project at Unite Carers in Mid Devon, completed the Rock Solid event at Escot Park, near Honiton, on Saturday and raised over £1,000 for charity.

Burglary plea

1:21pm Monday 24th March 2014

CREDITON police are investigating several burglaries overnight on Monday, March 10.

Vacancy at Crediton Town Council

1:19pm Monday 24th March 2014

CREDITON Town Council has a vacancy for a councillor in the Lawrence Ward after the resignation of William Dixon.

Crediton Link Road "progressing well"

Mid Devon Star: COUNCILLORS Andrew Leadbetter and Bernard Hughes cut the first turf to mark the start of construction work on the long-awaited link road at Wellspark Complex with deputy Mayor of Crediton Joyce Harris and

8:00am Saturday 22nd March 2014

DEVON County Council says work on the Crediton link road is progressing well and is on schedule despite the exceptionally wet winter weather.

Crediton Cadets kitted out for action

Mid Devon Star: Crediton Cadets kitted out for action

10:00am Friday 21st March 2014

AIR cadets from the new Crediton Detached Flight attended the main squadron HQ in Exeter to receive their uniform's and enjoy a weekend of training and fun activities.

Push on to produce neighbourhood plan

Mid Devon Star: Sustainable Crediton out in force

4:00pm Friday 7th March 2014

CREDITON Town Council has applied to be designated as a ‘neighbourhood area’ in advance of producing a neighbourhood plan for the town and parish.

Rainbow Run for Children's Hospice South-West

Mid Devon Star: Rainbow Run for Children's Hospice South-West

4:00pm Thursday 27th February 2014

RED and yellow and pink and green . . . I can run a rainbow. Can you?

Slight increase in Mid Devon Job Seekers

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

2:00pm Thursday 27th February 2014

THE number of people claiming Job Seekers Allowance in Mid Devon has increased by 3.1% in January, slightly above the UK figure of 3%.

Crediton drugs bust

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

4:00pm Saturday 22nd February 2014

CREDITON Police, with assistance from specialist colleagues from Exeter and local student Officers, executed two, Misuse of Drugs Act Warrants at addresses in Crediton on February 10.

No Council Tax increase expected in Mid Devon

Mid Devon Star: Government cuts and spending pressures have forced Great Aycliffe Town Council to increase its council tax demand for the first time since 2009

11:10am Thursday 20th February 2014

MID Devon District Council is expected to confirm that there will be no increase in council tax for 2014/15, at a meeting next Wednesday (February 26).

Pupils’ maths skills adds up to a triumph

Mid Devon Star: Can you solve graffiti maths equation on Boscombe wall?

10:00am Thursday 20th February 2014

BRIGHT sparks from Queen Elizabeth’s School, Crediton, have been celebrating after finishing second in the national final of the Senior Maths Team Challenge, held in London.

Big day for Karla’s very special friend

Mid Devon Star: Big day for Karla’s very special friend

12:04pm Sunday 16th February 2014

A CREDITON dog which has helped owner Karla Gregory deal with her social anxiety issues has been nominated for the prestige Friends for Life competition at Crufts 2014.

Bronze award for Landscore Primary

Mid Devon Star: Caramelised Onion and Sausage Hotpot With Crushed Minted Peas, Cooked by Myself, for my Family

4:00pm Friday 14th February 2014

A MID Devon primary school has achieved a bronze award in a national food culture programme.

Queen Elizabeth's School in top 100 for sustained improvement

Mid Devon Star: School Les Miserables production a sell-out success

4:00pm Friday 14th February 2014

QUEEN Elizabeth's SChool in Crediton is in the top 100 schools in the country for sustained improvement, in the key GCSE measure of 5 A*-C including English and Maths.

Sustainable Crediton out in force

Mid Devon Star: Sustainable Crediton out in force

8:00am Tuesday 11th February 2014

SUPPORTERS of Sustainable Crediton have been out in force celebrating the group’s achievements and planning for the future.

Rob Baxter inspires students

Mid Devon Star: Rob Baxter inspires students

10:00am Sunday 9th February 2014

EXETER Chiefs rugby coach Rob Baxter visited Queen Elizabeth’s Community College, Crediton, last month, to talk about his car-eer path and approach to coaching.

School Les Miserables production a sell-out success

Mid Devon Star: School Les Miserables production a sell-out success

8:00am Sunday 9th February 2014

QUEEN Elizabeth’s School in Crediton has just completed its sell-out performance of Les Miserables.

Rock of ages . . . QE students get hands on lunar samples

Mid Devon Star: Rock of ages . . . QE students get hands on lunar samples

10:00am Monday 3rd February 2014

MOON rocks and meteorites landed at Queen Elizabeth’s Lower School, Crediton, last week as part of students’ interactive astronomy lessons.

Charity gets a cash boost

Mid Devon Star: Charity gets a cash boost

10:00am Sunday 2nd February 2014

STAFF at a Crediton charity that works to improve the lives of children with special needs are celebrating after receiving thousands of pounds to help boost their services during 2014.

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