Last chance to be able to vote in elections

Mid Devon Star: Disaster banner ballot-box.jpg for the homepage

4:46pm Tuesday 22nd April 2014

PEOPLE who want to vote in this year's elections must make sure that they are on the electoral register by Tuesday 6 May.

Somerset Moors and Levels flood surgery

Mid Devon Star: A house near the flooded village of Moorland in Somerset which is owned by Sam Notaro who has built his own flood defences

3:03pm Tuesday 22nd April 2014

THE Environment Agency is inviting local residents to a flood drop-in surgery at the Willows and Wetlands Centre at Stoke St Gregory this Thursday (April 24).

Marine robots explore site of sunken D-Day 'landing ship' tanks off South Devon: VIDEO

Mid Devon Star: Marine robots explore site of sunken D-Day 'landing ship' tanks off South Devon: VIDEO

3:00pm Tuesday 22nd April 2014

A mission off the coast of South Devon, England has surveyed two U.S. Landing Ship Tanks that were torpedoed and sunk during the D-Day rehearsal Exercise Tiger on April 28, 1944.

Dr Alison Diamond steps up to lead the Northern Devon Healthcare NHS Trust

Mid Devon Star: Dr Alison Diamond steps up to lead the Northern Devon Healthcare NHS Trust

2:53pm Tuesday 22nd April 2014

THE Northern Devon Healthcare NHS Trust has announced the appointment of Dr Alison Diamond as Chief Executive.

Low jobless figure

Mid Devon Star: Job Centre Plus is relocating to Ross Library.

12:00pm Tuesday 22nd April 2014

THE number of people claiming Jobseeker’s Allowance in Devon dropped by 8%, or 568 claimants, between February and March.

Musical marvels

Mid Devon Star: Priest's 24 hour musical marathon ends on a triumphant note

12:00pm Tuesday 22nd April 2014

MUSICIANS at Wellington School triumphed as the Associated Board of the Royal Schools of Music exam results were announced.

High-tech £200,000 revamp completed at sports centre

Mid Devon Star: MONKEY: The sports hall which is part of the Cheeky Monkeys indoor play centre in Cwmbran

10:00am Tuesday 22nd April 2014

VISITORS to Wellington Sports Centre will enjoy stateof- the-art facilities after a £200,000 revamp.

Arson suspected in Paignton car fires

Mid Devon Star: Arson suspected in Paignton car fires

8:56am Tuesday 22nd April 2014

Arson is suspected after firefighters from Paignton were called to two separate reports of a cars on fire in the Polsham area of the town.

Hospital fundraiser at Huntsham Court

Mid Devon Star: Hospital fundraiser at Huntsham Court

8:00am Tuesday 22nd April 2014

MID Devon attraction Huntsham Court, near Sampford Peverell, is to hold a unique fundraising day to raise money for the League of Friends of Musgrove Park Hospital in Taunton.

Cornish Volunteers Help Protect The Counties Best Beaches

Mid Devon Star: Cornish Volunteers Help Protect The Counties Best Beaches

3:31pm Monday 21st April 2014

SURFERS Against Sewage (SAS) recently coordinated its biggest ever Big Spring Beach Clean involving over 3500 volunteers at 130 beaches around the UK coastline who together removed a staggering 25 tonnes of marine litter.

Friends swim their way to thousands of pounds for local charity

Mid Devon Star: Friends swim their way to thousands of pounds for local charity

2:00pm Monday 21st April 2014

TWO friends from Exeter have raised over £2,200 between them for local charity Hospiscare. Suzanne Lovelace and Sadie Evans, landlady at The Royal Oak, St Thomas set themselves the “Channel Challenge”; swimming the width of the channel within a two week window in February.

Can you help find missing 72-year-old man from Torpoint?

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

12:00pm Monday 21st April 2014

Police are asking for help finding a 72-year-old man missing from his home at St John, near Torpoint.

International Flamenco Company comes to Exeter Phoenix

Mid Devon Star: International Flamenco Company comes to Exeter Phoenix

10:00am Monday 21st April 2014

MI Flamenco are an international flamenco company with one thing in mind: to bring creative, authentic flamenco to audiences worldwide. On Sunday 8th June they will do just that as they bring their new show Sentimiento to Exeter Phoenix.

One dead in Devon microlight crash

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

9:14am Monday 21st April 2014

Police and other emergency services were called to Colyton in Devon on Friday after a crash involving a Microlight aircraft.

Police prevent raves in Devon over Easter

Mid Devon Star: Police break up illegal Cotswolds rave

9:13am Monday 21st April 2014

Devon and Cornwall Police say they successfully prevented two 'illegal' raves in Devon over the Easter weekend.

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.






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