New Mamhead Slipway moves a step closer

Mid Devon Star:

8:00am Saturday 2nd August 2014

The existing slipway had to be closed in August 2012 for public safety reasons. Surveys showed that the fill material supporting the concrete slab of the slipway had been scoured away.

Exeter City Council to commemorate World War One

Mid Devon Star: Lessons by candlelight for Croxley pupils

4:00pm Friday 1st August 2014

Across the country, organisations and individuals are being encouraged to switch off their lights between 10-11pm on August 4

GCSE students learn the art of construction

Mid Devon Star:

2:00pm Friday 1st August 2014

The eight Year 10 pupils are currently studying construction materials and wanted to visit the leading housebuilder’s new development to find out more about the different building materials used on site.

Torbay 'man mountain' police special receives good conduct award

Mid Devon Star:

10:18am Thursday 31st July 2014

A Newton Abbot special constable described as a "man mountain" has received a long service and good conduct award.   Special Constable Richard Milton was presented with the award by the Deputy Chief Constable Bill Skelly, Colonel Edward Bolitho, the Lord Lieutenant of Cornwall, Police andCrime Commissioner Tony Hogg and Chief Officer of the Special Constabulary Marc Kastner-Walmsley, at a ceremony on Tuesday, July 29, at China Fleet Country Club, Saltash.

Cyclist in hospital with life-threatening injuries after crash with lorry in Torquay

Mid Devon Star:

2:06pm Wednesday 30th July 2014

A 49-year-old cyclist is in hospital with life-threatening injuries after being in collision with a lorry in Torquay.

Not an emergency? Speak to your family doctor instead

Mid Devon Star: Still time to nominate Worcestershire NHS staff for award

2:00pm Wednesday 30th July 2014

People in Exeter, East and Mid Devon are being encouraged to get in touch with their family doctor if they have a health need that’s not an emergency.

Devonshire farmers to get vital greening update at County Show

Mid Devon Star: Shobdon Food & Flying Festival 2014.
David Griffiths (Chairman of Herefordshire's Farmers' Markets) with Enid Watkins (Court Farm, Tillington). (7643573)

12:00pm Wednesday 30th July 2014

Farmers attending the North Devon Show next week will get more information on how new European ‘greening’ environmental measures will affect them.

£3.5 million for Exeter team's national health technology assessment work

Mid Devon Star: PUBLICITY: June Regan, 16, left, and Rita Rutt, 18, in the science laboratory at Peers School, Littlemore, Oxford, in 1969 dissecting a dog fish during a lesson

10:00am Wednesday 30th July 2014

Team at the University of Exeter Medical School has been awarded £3.5 million to continue providing high-quality evidence to help the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) form key decisions on healthcare.

Pubs raise a glass in Tribute to WW1 heroes

Mid Devon Star: Titchfield Remembers

8:00am Wednesday 30th July 2014

Pubs across the South West will be commemorating the 100th anniversary of the start of WW1 by raising a glass to all of the Servicemen and women who were injured or lost their lives fighting for their country.

Strong Support for Local Fare

Mid Devon Star:

4:00pm Tuesday 29th July 2014

The inaugural Honiton Grub Club, which took place Friday 25 July at Mackarness Hall in Honiton, was a sell-out success

Exeter Race For Life turns passion into progress to help more people survive cancer

Mid Devon Star: PICTURED are, front row from left, Ali, Sue and Sam, back row from left, Kerrie, Cheryl, Shirley, Emma, Val and Nicky after completing their 5km Race For Life at West Point in Exeter. PHOTO: Submitted.

4:00pm Tuesday 29th July 2014

Thousands of women united at Westpoint Exeter on Sunday with one mission in mind – to conquer cancer.

Mid Devon District Council seeks views on Landscape Sensitivity Assessment

Mid Devon Star: A new energy wind park has officially opened at Oakdale.  Pictured is a MM100 wind turbine capable of powering over 200 homes. (6864904)

3:32pm Tuesday 29th July 2014

Council seeks views on content of Landscape Sensitivity Assessment to on-shore wind energy and large scale photovoltaic development.

Tourism Awards hit new high

Mid Devon Star: The Royal Crescent in Bath 		       Picture: Bath Tourism Plus/Colin Hawkins

3:27pm Tuesday 29th July 2014

Entries are up in this year’s Devon Tourism Awards and look set to grow further as organisers announced an extended deadline to August 29

RAMM Exhibition Showcases The Work Of Deafblind Artists

Mid Devon Star: David Jessup Art Exhibition on the Seafront

12:24pm Tuesday 29th July 2014

Exhibition at the Royal Albert Memorial Museum & Art Gallery will showcase the work of deafblind artists.

Exeter successfully renews its Fairtrade City status

Mid Devon Star: Having spent about 16 years in the pub trade, Mr MacGabhann has collected his fair share of memorabilia. Picture by Jonathan Barry 2814645109

12:03pm Tuesday 29th July 2014

City has successfully renewed its status as a Fairtrade City following an assessment by the Fairtrade Foundation.

Burglar steals rings worth £25,000 from elderly Plymouth woman's home

Mid Devon Star:

8:47am Tuesday 29th July 2014

Detectives are hunting for a burglar who broke into an elderly woman’s home in Plymouth and stole around £25,000 worth of rings.

Second man charged after death of teenager in Kingsbridge

Mid Devon Star:

4:16pm Monday 28th July 2014

A second man is due to appear in court this week in connection with the death of 17-year-old Alex Peguero Sosa in Kingsbridge earlier this month.

Pirate Day at Seaton Tramway

Mid Devon Star:

2:00pm Monday 28th July 2014

SEATON Tramway, the unique heritage Tramway and tourist attraction in the Heart of Lyme Bay is offering a great family day out in Devon on Friday, August 1 “Pirate Day”, when the Seaton Pearl tram will once again set sail from Seaton following the Axe Estuary to Colyton.

16 injured after out of control vehicle hits crowd at Plymouth car park

Mid Devon Star:

10:05am Monday 28th July 2014

A 16-year-old girl has been left seriously injured after a out of control vehicle collided with a crowd of people at a Plymouth car park.

Biker badly injured in Paignton crash

Mid Devon Star:

9:35am Monday 28th July 2014

A motorcyclist has been badly injured in a crash with an elderly driver on Kings Ash Road, Paignton.

Celebrations continue at the Grand Western Canal

Mid Devon Star:

8:00am Monday 28th July 2014

The Grand Western Canal Country Park has been presented with the Green Flag Award.

Local leisure centre to support community biathlon event

Mid Devon Star:

4:00pm Sunday 27th July 2014

Okehampton Leisure Centre is joining forces with Okehampton Community Recreation Association (OCRA) and the South West Pentathlon to support this year’s Okehampton Biathlon on Friday August 22.

NHS recruitment day aimed at nurses, therapists, social workers and support staff

Mid Devon Star:

4:00pm Sunday 27th July 2014

The event, organised by the Exeter health and social care team, is also for people interested in working as a healthcare assistant or in other support roles.

Cranbrook’s play area is open for business...

1:36pm Sunday 27th July 2014

East Devon District Council announced last week (Thursday 24 July) that the long-awaited play area at Cranbrook is now open for the serious business of kids having fun.

Marie Curie calling for local people to sign up to Walk Ten Killerton

Mid Devon Star: Brilliant birds-eye view of Killerton Chapel

12:36pm Sunday 27th July 2014

the annual fundraising Walk Ten is taking place at Killerton House, Devon on Saturday August 23

Brixham Civic Award Presentation

Mid Devon Star: Image for South Bay Park - Brixham

12:31pm Sunday 27th July 2014

Town Council Civic Award will be presented to Nick Brown on Tuesday July 29, by the Chairman of Brixham Town Council, Cllr Paul Addison.

Sister ships meet in the Caribbean

Mid Devon Star:

12:33pm Sunday 27th July 2014

Naval warships HMS Argyll and HMS Portland met in the Caribbean while deployed on operations.

Road improvement works signify start of Seaton Jurassic

Mid Devon Star: Redcar and Cleveland Council offer Christmas parking deal

12:27pm Sunday 27th July 2014

Work to begin to alter the entrance to the Harbour Road car park in Seaton on August 1 in preparation for the start of the building of the £4m visitor centre, Seaton Jurassic.

RAMM Commemorates the Outbreak of the First World War

Mid Devon Star: Libray photo dated 25/9/16 showing British Troops going over the top to support an attack by XIV Corps on Morval during the Battle of the Somme in the 1914-1918 First World War.

1:47pm Sunday 27th July 2014

Visitors invited to Exeter’s Royal Albert Memorial Museum (RAMM) on Saturday 30 August to commemorate outbreak of the First World War with a Great Fete in Rougemont and the museum gardens

Royal Navy helps boost youngster's prospects

Mid Devon Star:

1:44pm Sunday 27th July 2014

ROYAL Navy sailors based in Plymouth have helped launch a touring display of maritime images which will be marketed by youngsters to help them gain jobs.

Invitation to see long-lost medieval settlement

Mid Devon Star: Devon County Council publish list of school affected by teachers strike on Thursday

2:00pm Saturday 26th July 2014

ENERGY firm, RWE, has enlisted the help of experts at Wessex Archaeology, to excavate what is thought to be a medieval settlement at Batsworthy, North Devon.

Pedestrian suffers serious head injuries after Plymouth crash

Mid Devon Star:

12:00pm Saturday 26th July 2014

A pedestrian has sustained a serious head injury after being in collision with a car in Plymouth.

Two from Somerset arrested during protest outside Devonport Naval Base

Mid Devon Star:

9:00am Saturday 26th July 2014

Police have arrested two people after a protest outside of the Devonport Naval Base in Plymouth on Friday morning.

Drink driving arrests fall in Devon and Cornwall during World Cup

Mid Devon Star: Groom ends up in police cell on day of wedding after alleged drink-driving incident in Newhaven

8:00am Saturday 26th July 2014

A Devon and Cornwall Police crackdown on drink driving during the World Cup has seen fewer people failing breath tests compared to the same month last year.

Breakfast boost for carers’ group

Mid Devon Star:

8:00am Saturday 26th July 2014

Breakfast to raise money for Unite Carers Mid Devon raised £250.

MarkWatson is coming to Exeter.

Mid Devon Star: Mark Watson

4:00pm Friday 25th July 2014

Comedian exposes his flaws

Teignmouth motorcyclist suffers life threatening injuries after being dragged under 4X4

Mid Devon Star:

12:00pm Friday 25th July 2014

A motorcyclist has been seriously injured after being involved in a road traffic collision on the A379 between Kenton and Starcross.

Concern over missing Plymstock man

Mid Devon Star:

11:44am Friday 25th July 2014

Police are growing increasingly concerned for the welfare of a Plymstock man who has not been seen since 10am on Tuesday, July 22.

Cyclist suffers 'life threatening injuries' in Torquay crash with lorry

Mid Devon Star:

11:25am Friday 25th July 2014

The collision, involving a DAF tipper truck and a bicycle, happened on Teignmouth Road, at the junction with Lymington Road, in Torquay, outside AMS Tyre and Auto Centre.

Village War Memorial – search is on to find descendants in time for unique commemoration

Mid Devon Star:

1:29pm Thursday 24th July 2014

Author, Country Life Editor-at-Large and broadcaster Clive Aslet has written a book about those remembered on Lydford’s monument, sparking a new challenge to find descendants of the fallen.

Tackling fuel poverty in Exeter

Mid Devon Star: Funding secured to tackle borough's fuel poverty crisis

10:21am Thursday 24th July 2014

Families in Exeter will get a warmer home this winter and beyond thanks to CosyDevon

Introduction to painting wildlife

Mid Devon Star: BRABAZON TROPHY: Seaton Carew Golf course. PICTURE: Stuart Boulton. (7205217)

10:09am Thursday 24th July 2014

Visitors to the Axe Estuary Wetlands near Seaton will be familiar with the work of accomplished local artist and illustrator Mike Hughes, as it adorns the ceiling and walls of the Information Centre there.

Up-and-coming arts organisations share funding in Exeter

Mid Devon Star:

10:03am Thursday 24th July 2014

A number of exciting and emerging arts organisations in Exeter are among those set to benefit from City Council funding.

Try Outs touch down in Exeter to find 'The Pack' for Rugby World Cup 2015

Mid Devon Star: Press conference with former England International Will Greenwood and cutways from the launch of the 2015 Rugby World Cup

10:01am Thursday 24th July 2014

Organising Committee for Rugby World Cup 2015 (RWC 2015), is in Exeter for the fourth leg of the volunteer Try Outs to find members of 'The Pack'.

New device costing just £10 detects deadly lung disease

Mid Devon Star:

8:30am Thursday 24th July 2014

University scientist develops highly accurate device for diagnosing frequently fatal lung disease

REVIEW: Somersault Festival

Mid Devon Star:

12:57pm Wednesday 23rd July 2014

Bathed in glorious July sunshine, the inaugural Somersault Festival saw nearly 15,000 people flock to Castle Hill in North Devon for the most chilled out event in the festival calendar.

Teign Valley celebrates school transformation

Mid Devon Star:

4:17pm Tuesday 22nd July 2014

Comedian Tony Hawks joined pupils, parents and community groups in the Teign Valley to celebrate the unveiling of two special projects at Christow Community School on Thursday.

Plymouth Royal Navy volunteer band success

Mid Devon Star: Royal Navy frigate fires seawolf missile using new radar

4:15pm Tuesday 22nd July 2014

Devonport Royal Naval Volunteer Band from Plymouth Naval Base hit the high notes at the Royal Naval Volunteer Band Festival.

Bulwark's tenth birthday family treat

Mid Devon Star:

4:11pm Tuesday 22nd July 2014

Royal Navy’s Fleet Flagship, celebrated her tenth birthday joined by family and friends at Plymouth.

Haytor girls to celebrate Big Brownie Birthday with huge stay away sleepover at Exeter Racecourse

Mid Devon Star: Droitwich Brownies enjoy their birthday party. SP

3:33pm Tuesday 22nd July 2014

he Brownies, all aged seven to 10, are joining more than 500 other girls from all over Devon on 25th, July 26 and 27 to celebrate The Big Brownie Birthday.

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