Newton Abbot handbag snatching suspect sought by police: PICTURE

Mid Devon Star:

4:18pm Friday 31st October 2014

Police in Newton Abbot are appealing for information following a reported robbery, and have issued a photo of a man they are trying to trace.

Man injured in incident on the A385 near Berry Pomeroy now identified

Mid Devon Star:

12:07pm Friday 31st October 2014

A man who was found unconscious on the A385 near Berry Pomeroy has been identified after a police appeal for help.

Identity of man found critically injured at Totnes roadside remains a mystery

Mid Devon Star:

3:58pm Thursday 30th October 2014

Police are asking for help identifying a man who was found unconscious on the A385 near Berry Pomeroy and remains in a critical condition in Derriford Hospital.

New brain tumour support worker in Devon and Cornwall

Mid Devon Star:

4:00pm Wednesday 29th October 2014

TWO charities have joined forces to provide specialist help and support for people affected by brain tumours for local people in Devon and Cornwall.

New inspector for Mid Devon outlines police priorities

Mid Devon Star:

11:11am Wednesday 29th October 2014

Inspector Jane Alford-Mole has been appointed the new police inspector for Mid Devon.

Excellent academic and extra-curricular activities on display at Holbeton Primary School

Mid Devon Star:

10:00am Wednesday 29th October 2014

KATHRYN Garnett, Head Teacher, is inviting prospective parents living in the South Hams, Ivybridge, Plymouth, Plymstock, and Plympton to an ‘open day’ on Wednesday, November 26 9am-1pm.

10 suspected fraudsters arrested over 'elaborate' scams in Cornwall and Devon

Mid Devon Star:

7:00am Wednesday 29th October 2014

Detectives from Zephyr – the South West’s regional organised crime unit – made dawn arrests in London yesterday as part of an investigation into an "elaborate" £2m courier fraud that scammed people in Cornwall and Devon.

Man missing after he sailed out of Torquay

Mid Devon Star:

3:33pm Tuesday 28th October 2014

Police are concerned for the welfare of a missing man known as Jeffery Carl Hewitt after his boat washed up on shore empty in Devon.

Devon nurse warns of UKs most common cancer

Mid Devon Star: Send your messages for Breast Cancer Awareness feature

2:00pm Tuesday 28th October 2014

THIS October for Breast Cancer Awareness Month, Macmillan Cancer Support is urging the public to learn about the signs and symptoms of the UK’s most common type of cancer.

Who will win Ottery's £17,300 for sports provision?

Mid Devon Star: Staff and pupils at colne Primet Academy which has received a major funding boost to its sports provision.

10:00am Tuesday 28th October 2014

RESIDENTS of the parish of Ottery St Mary are being invited by EDDC and Ottery St Mary Town Council to vote for how they would spend £17,300 available for sports provision.

Firms hail Exeter Resilience Show 2014 a success

Mid Devon Star:

8:00am Tuesday 28th October 2014

COMPANIES across Devon took part in the county’s first Resilience Show in Exeter.

‘Record-breaking year’ for property investment

Mid Devon Star: Property investment tips

4:00pm Monday 27th October 2014

A RECORD-breaking year for investment in commercial property in the South West is on the cards as major investors become increasingly attracted to the region - according to new research by national commercial property consultancy Lambert Smith Hampton (LSH).

Man arrested after Torquay house fire

Mid Devon Star:

12:59pm Monday 27th October 2014

A 43-year-old man has been arrested following a fire in Torquay.

Community woodland day at the Knapp, Sidmouth

Mid Devon Star:

12:00pm Monday 27th October 2014

IF you would like an introduction to woodland management on a small scale, or if you would just like a bit of exercise in the open air, there's an event just for you.

The Blockheads – Exeter Corn Exchange

Mid Devon Star:

10:00am Monday 27th October 2014

THE Blockheads, the band that exploded on the scene with the late Ian Dury as front man will play Exeter Corn Exchange on Sunday 23 November.

Bhangra Extravaganza – Exeter Corn Exchange

Mid Devon Star:

8:00am Monday 27th October 2014

EXETER Corn Exchange is hosting a Bhangra Extravaganza on Saturday, November 15.

New law is a step forward for children, says Devon-based charity

Mid Devon Star:

4:00pm Sunday 26th October 2014

A LEADING national family charity based in Devon has welcomed a new law, effective this week, that reinforces the importance of children having relationships with both parents following a family breakdown.

Sports projects in Devon share in over £370,000 to improve facilities

Mid Devon Star:

3:26pm Sunday 26th October 2014

FIVE local sports projects in Devon have been awarded a share of over £370,000 worth of National Lottery funding to improve their tired facilities, it has been announced.

No lie-ins for Devon parents this Sunday, say children

Mid Devon Star: Parents' money worries 'shame'

3:21pm Sunday 26th October 2014

ACTION for Children launches National Children’s Hour More than half of parents in the South West (64 per cent) are planning to stay in bed for the extra hour they gain when the clocks go back at the weekend, Action for Children has discovered.

Devon’s Youth Remembers

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

2:00pm Sunday 26th October 2014

THE Youth of Devon will be parading down the High Street on the November 1 at 11.30am in commemoration of World War One and in particular the 900+ servicemen from Exeter who lost their lives during that conflict.

Council tenants strike gold in their gardens

Mid Devon Star: Floral tributes to Saliq Malik, who died after the collision

12:00pm Sunday 26th October 2014

Growing interest in colourful plants continues

Praise for HMS Argyll as she finished hurricane clear-up in Bermuda

Mid Devon Star:

10:00am Sunday 26th October 2014

SAILORS from the Royal Naval warship HMS Argyll have completed a four-day clear-up operation in hurricane-hit Bermuda.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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).

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