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.

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.

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?

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

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.

Body found in search for missing Plymouth man

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

3:07pm Wednesday 16th April 2014

The body of a man was found in woods in Whitleigh yesterday afternoon.

Complaints about animal poisonings to RSPCA rise by nearly 10%

Mid Devon Star: The RSPCA has appealed for information

1:18pm Wednesday 16th April 2014

THE number of complaints about animal poisoning reported to the RSPCA has increased by nearly 10% in the space of a year.

Course for birdwatching high-flyers

Mid Devon Star: Course for birdwatching high-flyers

1:16pm Wednesday 16th April 2014

EAST Devon District Council’s Countryside Team is delighted to welcome Mike Langman, former illustrator for the RSPB, to the Axe Estuary Wetlands on Friday 25 April to lead a training day on Advanced Bird Identification.

EDDC reviews fire safety measures at tenanted flats

Mid Devon Star: Inflation-busting rent hike for city tenants

1:14pm Wednesday 16th 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.

Volunteers in Devon needed for Diabetes UK collection

Mid Devon Star: IN THE PICTURE: Hywel Dda Health Board has won an X-PERT Health for its patient education sessions which help county residents living with diabetes.

1:12pm Wednesday 16th April 2014

DIABETES UK is looking for energetic volunteers in Devon to support a collection weekend at their local Tesco store.

HEDGE YOUR BEST

Mid Devon Star: HEDGE YOUR BEST

1:11pm Wednesday 16th April 2014

THE closing date for entries in Devon Hedge Competition has been extended to the end of April due to the difficulty of laying hedges over our recent wet winter. There are two classes this year- Best Laid Hedge, Open Class and Best Laid Hedge, Novice Class. In both classes there are prizes of 1st £250, 2nd £125 and 3rd £75.

Residents and holiday makers in Devon urged to use NHS 111 service for non-emergency health advice this Easter

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

1:10pm Wednesday 16th April 2014

ADDITIONAL doctors, nurses and support staff in the NHS 111 service will be used this Easter to ensure the service is adequately staffed for an anticipated increase in demand.

Hospitality in the South West continues to prosper

Mid Devon Star:

10:00am Wednesday 16th April 2014

IN A boost for the South West’s pub industry, research by R3, the insolvency trade body, has revealed that pubs in the area are outperforming their counterparts across the country.

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.

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.

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.






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