More parents in Devon given chance of 15 hours' free childcare

Mid Devon Star:

3:00pm Friday 19th September 2014

MORE two-year-olds in Devon are now entitled to up to 15 hours of free childcare and early learning each week. The county council’s 2gether funding has been extended to children whose family receives certain benefits or has a household income under £16,190, or if the child has a disability, special educational needs or if they are adopted or placed under a residency order.

Eight charged over Devon and Cornwall human trafficking and modern slavery

Mid Devon Star:

12:00pm Friday 19th September 2014

Eight people have been charged following a major police investigation into human trafficking and modern slavery in Plymouth and Cornwall.

Police to 'tweet' alcohol-related incidents live on Friday to show scale of problem

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8:00am Friday 19th September 2014

For the first time, Devon and Cornwall Police will be tweeting details of alcohol-related incidents across the region that are reported on Friday night, between 8pm and 2am.

'Greedy' women fleeced thousands in £21 million get-rich-quick scheme

Mid Devon Star:

2:26pm Thursday 18th September 2014

A band of "greedy" middle-aged women masterminded a £21 million get-rich-quick scheme - fleecing at least 10,000 victims.

South Devon surfing gem sold for over £11 million

Mid Devon Star: Russian billionaire or property developer, who will buy Bantham for £11.5 million?

10:22am Thursday 18th September 2014

Bantham beach and village in South Devon has been sold for over £11 million.

Woman dies after fire in Plymouth

Mid Devon Star:

10:14am Thursday 18th September 2014

A woman injured as a result of the fire in King Street, Plymouth, in the early hours of Monday, September 15, has died.

Eight arrested as human trafficking and modern slavery raids take place in Devon and Cornwall

Mid Devon Star: Drugs haul after police raid on Hanwell house

7:00am Wednesday 17th September 2014

Eight people have been arrested today after a series of warrants were carried out in Plymouth and Cornwall as part of a major investigation into human trafficking and modern slavery.

Proposals for the future of community health services in Mid Devon

Mid Devon Star:

4:00pm Tuesday 16th September 2014

PEOPLE from Mid Devon are being invited to hear proposals for the future of community health services at a series of public meetings and drop-in sessions across the county.

Devon life saver kicks off new St John Ambulance campaign

Mid Devon Star:

2:00pm Tuesday 16th September 2014

A LIFE saver from Devon is calling on football fans to learn first aid and support St John Ambulance’s new Celebrate Like a Hero campaign.

Devon libraries help local communities create a War Memorial for the digital age

Mid Devon Star: Malton war memorial 1914 1918.Nigel Holland (9787493)

12:00pm Tuesday 16th September 2014

DEVON County Council has been involved in the national launch of the Digital War Memorial.

Have your car washed by a firefighter this weekend

Mid Devon Star: FIRE TALK: Mid and West Wales Fire and Rescue Service has assured county councillors that a move to Bridgend would have "no impact" on the use of Welsh.

10:00am Tuesday 16th September 2014

FIREFIGHTERS up and down the country are preparing to roll up their sleeves to take part in the National Car Wash this September, raising vital funds for The Fire Fighters Charity.

Police appeal after burglary at Plymouth home

Mid Devon Star:

12:16pm Tuesday 16th September 2014

Police are appealing for information following a burglary at a house in Plymouth.

Huge support for Devon Stage of the Friends Life Tour of Britain

Mid Devon Star:

8:30am Tuesday 16th September 2014

HUGE crowds and glorious sunshine came out across Devon on Thursday as the Friends Life Tour of Britain raced through the county.

Man injured in 'ferocious' baseball bat attack on his doorstep in Dawlish: UPDATE

Mid Devon Star:

7:00am Tuesday 16th September 2014

A man was left injured after a 'ferocious' attack on his doorstep in Dawlish, while his partner and two young children were asleep inside.

A welcome boost of £970,000 for a shared ICT service

Mid Devon Star: Duffryn High School introducing technology to aid teaching. Associate Headteacher Jennifer Howlett at the computer to aid the teaching process. (6285747)

4:00pm Monday 15th September 2014

A SHARED ICT service across three councils in Devon, expected to be up and running by November, has just received a £970,000 boost from the government.

Help for Heroes conman facing jail

Mid Devon Star:

3:19pm Monday 15th September 2014

A conman is facing a prison sentence after admitting he pocketed £300,000 of donations meant for the Help for Heroes charity after sending teams out to gather donations in the SW.

Navy task group begins amphibious landings

Mid Devon Star:

2:00pm Monday 15th September 2014

Hundreds of Royal Marines and sailors from the South West have arrived in the Mediterranean by a task force Royal Navy warships for a major amphibious exercise.

Fun with fungi with East Devon District Council

Mid Devon Star: Judas’s ear fungus

12:00pm Monday 15th September 2014

Following the success of last year's event, there's two opportunities to join East Devon District Council's countryside team and local historian David Allen on a hunt for fungi.

Royal Navy warship and Star Spangled Spectacular

Mid Devon Star:

10:00am Monday 15th September 2014

THE crew of a Plymouth warship have formed up and spelled out a special message for their American colleagues as they arrived into Baltimore.

Two men wanted over Plymouth sexual assault

Mid Devon Star:

9:22am Monday 15th September 2014

Two men are being sought by police after a distressed woman was found by security staff at the Sherwell Centre  on Saturday.

Naval base apprentices help community

Mid Devon Star:

4:00pm Sunday 14th September 2014

YOUNG apprentices at Plymouth Royal Naval Base have been helping with new-look community projects as part of their training.

Pest experts warn of bedbug threat

Mid Devon Star: Bed bugs

2:00pm Sunday 14th September 2014

Pest control experts are predicting a dramatic rise in the number of infestations after witnessing similar problems during the same period last year.

Archerer aims at Bullsey in Invictus Game

Mid Devon Star:

12:00pm Sunday 14th September 2014

CORPORAL Louisa Walker is looking forward to competing in the Invictus Games representing her country at a sport she has only recently taken up.

Firefighters free rider trapped under quad bike on Dartmoor

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6:33pm Saturday 13th September 2014

FIREFIGHTERS and ambulance crews freed a person trapped under a quad bike on Dartmoor this afternoon.

Firefighters called after girl, 14, gets stuck in Barnstaple bedroom

Mid Devon Star:

5:18pm Saturday 13th September 2014

A 14-YEAR-OLD girl became trapped in a bedroom in Barnstaple this morning, and firefighters were called to free her.

The Webb Ellis Cup visits Exeter today

Mid Devon Star: PRIZE: The Webb Ellis Cup sits in front of Tower Bridge during a photocall to launch the Rugby World Cup pool draw, which took place at the Tate Modern

8:00am Saturday 13th September 2014

RUGBY'S greatest prize, The Webb Ellis Cup, is being welcomed to Exeter this Saturday by the Lord Mayor of Exeter, Cllr Percy Prowse.

Submit entries for Devon's green awards

Mid Devon Star: Reg Massey at Ashtons Green Community Allotments, earned two honours at the Making A Difference Awards

4:00pm Friday 12th September 2014

WITH entries for Devon's foremost green awards arriving daily, the call is out for even more businesses and educational initiatives to get their own submissions underway.

Impact of alcohol on Plymouth nightlife to be focus of police initiative

Mid Devon Star:

12:26pm Friday 12th September 2014

Police are set to launch a new initiative to identify, understand and record the impact of alcohol in the evening and night life within Plymouth.

Over 40s targeted in sexual health campaign

Mid Devon Star: Sexual health charity Yorkshire MESMAC, is encouraging people to take advantage of a rapid HIV testing service

12:00pm Friday 12th September 2014

MEN and women in Mid Devon aged over 40 are the target of a sexual health campaign launched by an NHS clinic in Exeter.

Trust targets over 40s during Sexual Health Week

Mid Devon Star: Sexual health charity Yorkshire MESMAC, is encouraging people to take advantage of a rapid HIV testing service

4:00pm Thursday 11th September 2014

MEN and women aged over 40 are the target of a sexual health campaign launched by an NHS clinic in Exeter.

A Record breaking summer for children in Devon Libraries

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

2:00pm Thursday 11th September 2014

THIS summer has been record breaking for libraries across Devon Over 12,000 children are taking part in the Mythical Maze Summer Reading Challenge across the county – that’s an increase of over 20% on 2013.

Exeter Heritage Open Days 2014

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12:00pm Thursday 11th September 2014

SOME of Exeter’s most fascinating buildings will open their doors to the public free of charge later this week for Heritage Open Days.

Call for Volunteers at Popular East Devon Mill

Mid Devon Star:

10:00am Thursday 11th September 2014

THE owners of East Devon’s Otterton Mill are putting out a call for people interested in joining its team of volunteer millers, and learning the ancient skill of stonegrinding flour by harnessing the power of water.

The Webb Ellis Cup visits Exeter

Mid Devon Star: PRIZE: The Webb Ellis Cup sits in front of Tower Bridge during a photocall to launch the Rugby World Cup pool draw, which took place at the Tate Modern

8:00am Thursday 11th September 2014

RUGBY'S greatest prize, The Webb Ellis Cup, is being welcomed to Exeter this Saturday by the Lord Mayor of Exeter, Cllr Percy Prowse.

Planning applications submitted for Seaton Jurassic hotspots

Mid Devon Star: ON THE TABLE: A round-up of the planning applications submitted to Carmarthenshire County Council recently.

4:00pm Wednesday 10th September 2014

PLANNING applications have been submitted for two ‘hotspots’, sculptures and interpretation pillars, sited at key locations for people exploring the area beyond the new visitor centre, and as pause points and meeting points for those taking trails and activities based at Seaton Jurassic.

Conserving Indian Flora At RAMM

Mid Devon Star: Dorothy Rayner, studying BA (Hons) Furniture: Conservation, Restoration and Decorative Arts. Pic by Dave Marriott.

2:00pm Wednesday 10th September 2014

A £20,000 conservation grant from the ACE PRISM Fund will allow Exeter’s Royal Albert Memorial Museum (RAMM) to feature its 19th-century East India Company botanical drawings in an exhibition in 2016.

Still time to bid for community cash

Mid Devon Star:

12:00pm Wednesday 10th September 2014

£15,000 already earmarked but more funds available

Last chance to secure your place in Exeter's Great West Run 2014

Mid Devon Star: RUNNNING: Exeter captain third in this morning's Great West Run

10:00am Wednesday 10th September 2014

RUNNERS looking to take part in Exeter’s Great West Run, sponsored by Tozers, have until midnight September 23 to secure their place in this years race.

‘Celebration of Devon’ evening brings local dignitaries, sporting heroes and businesses together to celebrate expansion of local insurance brokers

Mid Devon Star:

8:00am Wednesday 10th September 2014

A RIBBON-cutting ceremony conducted by The Right Worshipful the Lord Mayor of Exeter, Councillor Percy Prowse, recently took place at Glen House, Marsh Barton Trading Estate, to officially open the Exeter branch of Jelf Insurance Brokers.

Tackling feelings of isolation among young and old


4:50pm Tuesday 9th September 2014

Council host annual conference to improve people's lives

Make a clean sweep for fire safety

Mid Devon Star: False alarm for fire services

2:00pm Tuesday 9th September 2014

WITH summer drawing to a close, Chimney Fire Safety Week takes place from 9 –15 September and this provides a timely reminder to make sure that your chimney is ready for the winter months ahead.

Northern, Eastern and Western Devon Clinical Commissioning Group holds Annual General Meeting

Mid Devon Star: Holdfast Credit Union AGM

12:00pm Tuesday 9th September 2014

THE inaugural annual General Meeting (AGM) of the organisation responsible for commissioning, or buying, most healthcare services for Devon and Plymouth takes place on Wednesday, September 17 2014, from 2:30pm.

Life changing opportunities with Learn Devon

Mid Devon Star: Lost in a world of books at Halberton Primary School

10:00am Tuesday 9th September 2014

As a new academic year approaches, it's not just youngsters who are preparing to go back to the classroom Adults are also being encouraged to learn new skills, take up a hobby or brush up on their maths or English.

Elderly man injured in Teignmouth crash

Mid Devon Star:

1:58pm Tuesday 9th September 2014

Police and emergency services ahave been called to the scene of a serious road traffic collision near Teignmouth.

15 sentenced over Devon and Cornwall cocaine supply

Mid Devon Star:

7:00am Tuesday 9th September 2014

Fifteen people have been sentenced following a long term covert investigation into the supply of cocaine and amphetamine into Devon and Cornwall.

Exeter City Council take legal action to take back Hamlin Lane playing fields

Mid Devon Star: Judge/auction  hammer (8191241)

4:00pm Monday 8th September 2014

EXETER City Council has confirmed that it had commenced legal action to take back possession of land at Hamlin Lane playing fields.

Laurel Farms Herbs celebrates a year in Devon

Mid Devon Star: Adam also made his own birthday cake

12:00pm Monday 8th September 2014

Laurel Farm Herbs, one of the country’s leading culinary herb nurseries, is celebrating its 1st anniversary in Devon.

Rockbeare could get net gain of £8,600 for outdoor sport

Mid Devon Star:

10:00am Monday 8th September 2014

New or improved fixed games facilities qualify

Police failings in days before man murdered in Plymouth, says IPCC

Mid Devon Star:

2:17pm Monday 8th September 2014

An Independent Police Complaints Commission (IPCC) investigation into the way Devon and Cornwall Police handled an assault reported by a man in the days before his murder has identified individual failures.

Cyclist dies after collision with lorry on A38

Mid Devon Star:

9:58am Monday 8th September 2014

A 58 year old cyclist has died at Derriford Hospital as a result of his injuries following a collision involving a lorry on the A38.

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