Teacher from Ryan Leverton pleads not guilty to sexually touching a 16-year-old girl

Mid Devon Star: Ryan Leverton.

1:10pm Wednesday 20th August 2014

A TEACHER from Exeter has pleaded not guilty to three counts of sexual touching of a 16-year-old schoolgirl.

Men appear in court following courier fraud investigation

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

12:05pm Wednesday 20th August 2014

TWO men will be appearing in Bristol Crown Court today following a police investigation into courier fraud in the South West.

Police Appeal: Road Traffic Collision in Tiverton

Mid Devon Star:

12:00pm Wednesday 20th August 2014

AN 11-YEAR-OLD boy was air lifted to hospital with a serious leg injury after a road traffic collision in Tiverton last night.

Saltmill Park lease handed to local charity

Mid Devon Star: RAMPED UP:Chrissy Holiday, left, and Ryan Dodds rides the ramps at 4Motion, Darlington's new indoor skate park   PICTURE: Tom Banks

5:34pm Tuesday 19th August 2014

Facilities at Saltmill Park were officially put in the hands of the environmental charity Groundwork South today, when a 30 year lease to run parts of the park was formally agreed with Cornwall Council.

Sponsored walk for Dartmouth Caring was a wonderful success

Mid Devon Star:

5:30pm Tuesday 19th August 2014

Shona Morley completed a grueling 100km sponsored walk on 19th July and raised over £1700 for Dartmouth Caring.

Three people in hospital after fire at Axminster Carpets

Mid Devon Star:

1:17pm Tuesday 19th August 2014

THREE people have been taken to hospital following a fire at Axminster Carpets.

Otterton Mill announces Autumn music season

Mid Devon Star:

5:53pm Monday 18th August 2014

Otterton Mill has just released tickets for its Autumn music season.

Exmouth Cadets complete ten-week course

Mid Devon Star:

5:48pm Monday 18th August 2014

Devon & Somerset Fire & Rescue Service worked in conjunction with the cadets from Exmouth Community College and Devon & Cornwall Police.

Own a piece of the Making Waves trail

Mid Devon Star:

5:50pm Monday 18th August 2014

Auction of sunfish statues to be held at the National Marine Aquarium

Royal Navy warship marks Commonwealth Games

Mid Devon Star:

5:45pm Monday 18th August 2014

Crew of the Royal Navy warship HMS Sutherland celebrated the Commonwealth Games by organising their own sports Olympiad and team-building afternoon.

New survey reveals Devon is struggling with staying safe in the sun

Mid Devon Star:

5:43pm Monday 18th August 2014

Lack of awareness prompts concern among skin experts following Britain’s holiday heat-wave

Getting the most from our waste in Devon

Mid Devon Star: REPRIEVE: The Llangadog waste and recycling centre will now remain open for the next 12 months.

3:41pm Sunday 17th August 2014

Recycling rate in Devon stands at 55% which puts it as one of the best performing councils in the country.

36 households at risk of losing their home every day in the South West

Mid Devon Star: Fewer families threatened with repossession in Bradford district

8:00am Saturday 16th August 2014

New analysis highlights areas of the region most at risk

Public Health England statement regarding River Dart Country Park

Mid Devon Star: Washing hands thoroughly helps to prevent the spread of Norovirus

4:00pm Friday 15th August 2014

Public Health England (PHE) and South Hams District Council are continuing to work together to investigate a number of reported cases of diarrhoea and vomiting, now confirmed to be Norovirus, in visitors and staff at River Dart Country Park in South Devon.

New homes offer reduced heating bills

Mid Devon Star: Heating bills saving scheme extended

4:00pm Friday 15th August 2014

Low heating bills are just one of the attractions on offer in new homes being built by Exeter City Council.

Two injured after lorry overturns on the M5

Mid Devon Star:

2:52pm Friday 15th August 2014

AN EMPTY flatbed lorry ended up on its side after colliding with the central reservation between Tiverton and Wellington on the M5 northbound.

Concern over vulnerable man missing after visiting Plymouth

Mid Devon Star:

12:00pm Friday 15th August 2014

Police in Plymouth are appealing for information to locate a 41 year old missing man.

Lottery funding for voluntary organisation

Mid Devon Star: Get involve-d in voluntary project

12:00pm Friday 15th August 2014

Support and funding advice is now available for voluntary and community organisations in Crediton and the surrounding district.

Valuable jewellery stolen in Plymstock burglary

Mid Devon Star:

11:02am Friday 15th August 2014

Police in Plymstock are appealing for information after valuable jewellery was stolen from the home of an elderly woman.

Rural crime costing region £5.5m

Mid Devon Star: The Northern Farmer Awards honour the best in farming skills

10:00am Friday 15th August 2014

Farming insurance agent from Mid Devon has urged the region’s farming industry to “fight rural crime” after new figures released this week revealed a £5.5m cost to the South-West economy in 2013.

Positive response to library consultation

Mid Devon Star: BOOKS: The library has increased its visitors from 2012 to 2014

8:00am Friday 15th August 2014

Devon County Council has described responses to its recent consultation on the future of Devon's library service as 'extremely positive'.

Devon travel to New Zealand is on the up

Mid Devon Star:

12:00pm Thursday 14th August 2014

RESEARCH released by Tourism New Zealand and New Zealand In Depth has highlighted Devon as one of the hotbeds of travel to New Zealand predicted to contribute 3% of the 196,000 estimated to travel from Britain in 2014.

Brazen Plymouth burglar shinnies up drain pipe in broad daylight

Mid Devon Star: Police searched for a missing elderly woman in Haugh Woods.

11:33am Thursday 14th August 2014

Detectives are seeking a brazen burglar who is believed to have climbed up a drainpipe to break into a flat in Plymouth.

South West employees isolated in mental health suffering

Mid Devon Star: CIPD – mental health at work

10:00am Thursday 14th August 2014

The South West was one of the least-diagnosed regions for mental health in the UK, with only 11.9% of respondents experiencing ill mental health.

Healthwatch Devon welcomes whistle-blowers review

Mid Devon Star: Shocking: figures show there are only 21 health workers for nearly 17,000 children in Haringey

4:00pm Wednesday 13th August 2014

Healthwatch Devon is calling on local health workers to be honest about our health system.

Devon winner reflects on success in NHS Leadership Recognition Awards

Mid Devon Star:

2:00pm Wednesday 13th August 2014

Keri Storey was crowned a national winner at the NHS Leadership Academy’s recognition awards in February, winning the category of NHS Partnership/System Leader of the Year 2014.

Author Clive Aslet to help The Soldiers’ Charity remember a Devon village’s WW1 sacrifice

Mid Devon Star:

2:00pm Wednesday 13th August 2014

Money raised will go to ABF The Soldiers’ Charity – the National Charity of the British Army since 1944.

Dartmouth Caring’s WW1 Remembrance Lunch Club was a Wonderful Success

Mid Devon Star:

12:00pm Wednesday 13th August 2014

The event took place on Wednesday August 6 at the Community Corner Café in the Old Market, Dartmouth and was a brilliant success.

Beach Management project delayed to ensure vital information from 25 years ago is tracked down

Mid Devon Star: Fun Without Flying

10:00am Wednesday 13th August 2014

Unearthing critical information from the early 1990s about the design of Sidmouth’s coastal defences and their technical history has caused further delays to East Devon District Council's Beach Management Plan (BMP) project.

Post-holiday slump lasts for five days

9:36am Wednesday 13th August 2014

Post-holiday blues last for an average of five days for Brits according to new research, with a lack of concentration at work revealed as the worst side effect.

Car fire in South Molton

Mid Devon Star:

10:13pm Tuesday 12th August 2014

Fire Services were dispatched to South Molton to tackle a car fire this evening.

Tiverton Agility Star Crowned Winner At International Event

Mid Devon Star:

4:00pm Tuesday 12th August 2014

Susan Mathias from Tiverton, Devon and her dog, Lupin won the Novice Cup semi-final for small dogs at the Kennel Club International Agility Festival at the weekend and will now compete at the world’s greatest dog show, Crufts, in 2015.

New police commander for Mid Devon

Mid Devon Star:

2:00pm Tuesday 12th August 2014

Superintendent Keith Perkin has been appointed the new police lead for areas including Exeter, East Devon and Mid Devon.

Exeter psychologist gives expert evidence on head injury and re-offending link to parliament

Mid Devon Star: Psychology Research Study needs Volunteers

2:00pm Tuesday 12th August 2014

University of Exeter psychologist will today give evidence to the Justice Committee of the Scottish Parliament calling for recognition of the connection between head injury and re-offending, in order to reduce the number of individuals re-entering the criminal justice system.

Plymouth police hunt man wanted for recall to prison

Mid Devon Star:

1:00pm Tuesday 12th August 2014

Police in Plymouth are hunting for a 22-year-old local man who is wanted for recall to prison after breaching his prison licence conditions.

Dog owners encouraged to keep pets under control W

Mid Devon Star: Dogs and their owners take part in the third Parish of Wanstead Village Dog Show, Christ Church Gardens in Wanstead Place. (26/5/2014)

12:25pm Tuesday 12th August 2014

East Devon District Council is pleased to report that so far this year most dog owners are obeying the various dog control measures on beaches.

Council and community groups join forces to spruce up landmark Seaton building

Mid Devon Star: Sea fishing at Seaton Bay, Devon, by James Osmond

12:22pm Tuesday 12th August 2014

Volunteers are linking up with East Devon District Council to bring an old, dilapidated building into community use.

East Devon District Council to check if Council Tax discount claims are genuine

Mid Devon Star: Filed photo dated 18/09/12 of money as rent, council tax and utility bill arrears often have just as damaging an impact on people as payday loans, according to a new 'harm index' designed to reveal the depth of the stress and anguish caused by deb

12:23pm Tuesday 12th August 2014

Council Tax payers who receive a 25 per cent discount on their bill as single occupancy residents will be reviewed to make sure the reductions are correct.

Exeter family take on city's Great West Run for 'Stepping with Sophie' appeal

Mid Devon Star:

12:19pm Tuesday 12th August 2014

Family from Exeter, who together hope to raise £50,000 for the ‘Stepping with Sophie’ appeal, are taking on Exeter’s Great West Run on October 19 in a bid to help young Sophie Joy, aged four, walk unaided for the first time.

New Post Office at Clyst St Mary

Mid Devon Star: The Post Office is benefitting from investment

12:16pm Tuesday 12th August 2014

Clyst St Mary Post Office needs to close on Thursday 11 September at 5:30pm for refurbishment and is due to open on Monday 22 September at 1pm.

Team Sky boss says Wiggins will race Friends Life Tour of Britain

Mid Devon Star: Bradley Wiggins

1:48pm Monday 11th August 2014

Team Sky boss Sir Dave Brailsford says Sir Bradley Wiggins will attempt to retain his title at this year’s Friends Life Tour of Britain, which returns to Devon on Thursday September 11.

Four jailed over vicious Dawlish robbery that saw staff attacked with axe

Mid Devon Star:

12:32pm Monday 11th August 2014

Four men from Avon have been sentenced to more than 36 years in total for the robbery at the Golden Sands Holiday complex in Dawlish in August last year.

Concern over missing Plymouth man Kevin Bone

Mid Devon Star:

12:33pm Tuesday 12th August 2014

Police are concerned for the welfare of a 44 year old Plymouth man Kevin Bone who went missing from his home yesterday afternoon.

£38m funding confirmed for superfast broadband improvements

Mid Devon Star: The Federation of Small businesses (FSB) in the North East is calling for Government to adopt much more ambitious targets for rolling out high speed broadband for businesses across the region.

10:00am Monday 11th August 2014

Connecting Devon and Somerset has confirmed that an additional £38 million will be invested in improving superfast broadband coverage across the region.

Still time to have your say on houses of multiple occupation in Exeter

Mid Devon Star:

8:00am Monday 11th August 2014

Landlords, tenants, partnership agencies and the public in general are being encouraged to complete a short questionnaire by visiting the City Council's website at www.exeter.gov.uk/additionalhmolicensing

Honiton Garden Party Marks Retirement Developer’s 20th Anniversary

Mid Devon Star:

4:00pm Sunday 10th August 2014

Visitors to the event, which will take place on Thursday August 14 from 2pm to 4pm, will enjoy live music and light refreshments, including Pimms and strawberries and cream

Royal Navy dispose of mortar on beach

Mid Devon Star: A bomb disposal team carried out checks of the area on Thursday.   (5355986)

2:24pm Sunday 10th August 2014

Royal Navy’s bomb disposal team have carried out a controlled explosion on a two-inch World War Two mortar on a holiday beach.

Local PhD student receives prestigious engineering scholarship

Mid Devon Star:

2:22pm Sunday 10th August 2014

James Gilbert, 27, has been awarded the IET’s Leslie H Paddle Scholarship, worth £5,000, which specifically recognises doctorate research that furthers the art, science or practice of electronic engineering or radio engineering.

The Yucatan – temples, humming birds and whale sharks

Mid Devon Star:

2:20pm Sunday 10th August 2014

The East Devon District Council Countryside team is delighted to welcome well-known local wildlife illustrator Mike Langman to the Axe Estuary Wetlands on Tuesday 19 August at 7pm

Increasing competition ‘biggest threat’ for South West SMEs says Bibby Financial Services study

Mid Devon Star:

2:17pm Sunday 10th August 2014

Economic recovery leads to hike in the number of new businesses






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