New Day Service for older people is launched!

Mid Devon Star:

2:00pm Sunday 20th July 2014

New club which offers Day Services for the elderly on the Devon and Somerset border has been launched.

Honorary degrees for South West stalwarts

Mid Devon Star:

12:00pm Sunday 20th July 2014

University of Exeter is bestowing key figures from the South West region with Honorary Degrees this week, among 14 Honorary Graduates.

People asked to take part in cost of living survey

Mid Devon Star: Savers facing struggle as cost-of-living crisis bites

10:00am Sunday 20th July 2014

The University of Exeter is carrying out research on behalf of Exeter City Council into the impact that low wages and high costs of living has on people living in Exeter.

Sports Day a success at Clyst Hydon Primary

Mid Devon Star:

12:40pm Saturday 19th July 2014

Spectators were treated to a variety of challenging races for children from each year group and key stage.

Uffculme Music and Real Ale festival

Mid Devon Star:

10:00am Saturday 19th July 2014

Jess McCallister will be performing at the festival.

Mark Watson at Exeter Phoenix in November

Mid Devon Star: Comedian Mark Watson talks Greenwich Comedy Festival, living in New Cross, Twitter and Jaffacakes

8:00am Saturday 19th July 2014

Award-winning Watson finds that as humans, despite our lack of perfection and poor decision-making, we're pretty spectacular.

Plymouth murderer jailed for life

Mid Devon Star:

1:15pm Friday 18th July 2014

David Wilder, aged 42 yrs from Plymouth has today been convicted of the murder of Kerry Power in Plymouth on December 14, 2013.

James saddles up to raise money for research into sister's rare lung condition

Mid Devon Star:

4:00pm Thursday 17th July 2014

James Blackburn from Silverton is gearing up for a sponsored 100-mile cycle to support his sister Helen who was diagnosed with the disease in 2008.

Children's quality of life inspired Anna to shed seven stone

Mid Devon Star:

2:00pm Thursday 17th July 2014

Anna Joyce, has lost a total of seven and a half stone, two stone of which she lost during her pregnancy - and says life at her previous size was not much fun.

NHS Commissioning Group tackle the financial challenges

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

12:00pm Thursday 17th July 2014

Providers are working with Northern, Eastern and Western Devon Clinical Commissioning Group tackle the financial challenges facing the NHS.

Shoplifting rises as crime rate stays static across Devon

Mid Devon Star: MAN ASSAULTED: Police are hunting a man who assaulted a man who intervened in an altercation in Redcar

10:02am Thursday 17th July 2014

Crime across Devon has remained largely static with a small increase of 0.6 per cent, figures released today show, however shoplifting has risen by over 10 per cent.

Glove at the ready for Lammas Fair

Mid Devon Star: PLANS: The NCP car park in Exeter Road, where Bournemouth Council wants to build a bus hub for the town centre

8:00am Thursday 17th July 2014

Lammas Glove is to be raised above Exeter on Friday as part of a ceremony dating back more than 900 years

Man with history of violence and aggression banned from whole city of Plymouth for two years

Mid Devon Star: Plymouth people told to brace for wild weather

6:00am Thursday 17th July 2014

A man with a history of abusive and anti-social behaviour has been banned from the whole city of Plymouth for two years.

Exeter Library celebrates launch of summer reading challenge

Mid Devon Star: Summer book clubs have proved successful in Bradford, according to principle libraries officer Jackie Kitwood

4:00pm Wednesday 16th July 2014

The Summer Reading Challenge got underway at Exeter Library today with a special event for local school children at the official reopening of the library by The Duchess of Cornwall.

Torquay fisherman targeted by rod cast that left hook embedded in cheek: PICTURE

Mid Devon Star:

2:19pm Wednesday 16th July 2014

Police in Torquay are appealing for witnesses after a fisherman in a boat was "deliberately targeted" by a shore based fisherman, leaving a hook embedded in his cheek.

22 arrests in Devon and Cornwall as 660 suspected paedophiles targeted in national crackdown

Mid Devon Star:

1:10pm Wednesday 16th July 2014

A major sex crime crackdown has led to the arrest of 660 suspected paedophiles across Britain.

The tables are coming - go play in the street

Mid Devon Star: Local table tennis

3:20pm Wednesday 16th July 2014

From tomorrow (July 17) until the end of the summer holidays, over 30 ping pong tables will spring up across Exeter’s landmarks and locations

Charity breakfast raises £250

Mid Devon Star:

12:39pm Wednesday 16th July 2014

The breakfast, which took place on the Farm of John and Hazel Ridd, replaced the usual fortnightly breakfast meeting that Mid Devon Network host.

Scarce dragonfly finds new Devon home

Mid Devon Star:

12:04pm Wednesday 16th July 2014

Rare dragonfly discovered at Devon nature reserve

Heart of Devon Launches Photo Competition

Mid Devon Star:

12:01pm Wednesday 16th July 2014

The Heart of Devon Tourism Partnership has launched a competition to find images this summer that capture the uniqueness of the ‘Heart of Devon’ be it a magical moment

Royal Visit for the Emergency Services

Mid Devon Star:

11:59am Wednesday 16th July 2014

THE Prince of Wales and The Duchess of Cornwall today met members of the emergency services to thank them and the Local Resilience Forum Partners for their work together during last winter’s severe weather and flooding

Plymouth flat burgled while man walked dog

Mid Devon Star:

10:03am Wednesday 16th July 2014

Police are appealing for information after a laptop and distinctive model car were taken following a burglary in Plymouth.

Dream-A-Way Ladies Golf Day at Stover Golf Club 2014

Mid Devon Star:

8:00am Wednesday 16th July 2014

20 teams of ladies from all over Devon took part in another extremely popular and successful golf day at beautiful Stover Golf Club on Thursday July 3.

Car driven into van four times in Plymstock road rage

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

5:58pm Tuesday 15th July 2014

Police are appealing for witnesses after a road rage incident last month in Plymstock.

Last-minute comments mean plan for 300 homes is deferred

Mid Devon Star: HOUSING: Old Farm Mews features four contemporary family homes of varying sizes (Pic: Gareth I Davies)

4:00pm Tuesday 15th July 2014

Committee wants more time to consider new information

South West studnets' insight into Navy life

Mid Devon Star:

2:00pm Tuesday 15th July 2014

South West students had an insight into life inside Plymouth’s Royal Navy base when they went on board a warship and a working tug and went through a fitness test.

Post-storm Dawlish rail alternatives 'poor value for money'

Mid Devon Star: Engineers race against time to shore up damaged rail line at Dawlish: PICTURES

1:14pm Tuesday 15th July 2014

Alternative rail schemes following problems caused at storm-hit Dawlish in Devon this winter offer poor value for money, a Government-commissioned report has said.

An Eventful Summer in Charmouth

Mid Devon Star: Festival fever

12:14pm Tuesday 15th July 2014

Two fantastic events taking place in the Barrs Lane Playing Fields in Charmouth starting with the ever popular ‘Party in the Park’ on Saturday 26 July followed by the Charmouth Fayre on Sunday 3 August.

Local Water Babies makes a splash in national awards

Mid Devon Star: Water Babies, which helps Bradford babies learn to swim, has won a prestigious national award again

11:55am Tuesday 15th July 2014

Honiton-based franchise business, Water Babies, is celebrating having been chosen as one of 12 finalists in the UK for a national competition

Exeter Welcomes the Arrival of the South West’s First Sleep Therapy Clinic

Mid Devon Star:

8:00am Tuesday 15th July 2014

The first sleep clinic of its kind to be based here in the South West, the clinic provides expert adult sleep therapy with treatment for insomnia and related sleep problems.

Royal Navy sailor sails with aircraft carrier

Mid Devon Star:

5:44pm Monday 14th July 2014

Naval Airman Tom Scott from North Wales is sailing with HMS Ocean on trials off the South West coast of England after the warship’s two-year absence from the fleet.

Local nursery brings back flowers to city centre

Mid Devon Star: PICTURES: Garden society flower show in full bloom

5:39pm Monday 14th July 2014

EXETER'S High Street is enjoying a welcome injection of colour thanks to the goodwill of a local nursery.

Improved train services for Devon and Cornwall

Mid Devon Star: A First Great Western train leaving Paddington Station heading towards Swindon

4:30pm Monday 14th July 2014

The Department for Transport has agreed to the first significant redesign of First Great Western’s mainline timetable in Devon and Cornwall for over a decade, with earlier trains and extra capacity during the summer.

Man and woman arrested after stabbing

Mid Devon Star:

1:46pm Monday 14th July 2014

Two people have been arrested following a stabbing in Saltash on Sunday.

Budleigh is starting point for triathlon nicknamed The Brutal

Mid Devon Star: RISING STAR: 17-year-old  Emily Alderson will represent Great Britain in the European Triathlon Championship in Austria next week, Picture:SARAH CALDECOTT (7156709)

10:00am Monday 14th July 2014

The Jurassicman race – nicknamed The Brutal – is a long distance triathlon that involves competitors in a sea swim at Budleigh, followed by a cycle ride to Swanage in Dorset and ending with a full-length running marathon

Devon to benefit from sustainable transport funding

Mid Devon Star: Traffic at a stand-still on Manchester Road as the £1bn West Yorkshire Plus Transport Fund aims to improve congestion with traffic-calming schemes across the district

8:00am Monday 14th July 2014

Devon has successfully bid for the Local Sustainable Transport Funding as a one year extension for its two projects which aim to help economic growth and cut congestion across the county

Prison officer numbers in South West region cut by 34 per cent in three years

Mid Devon Star: OPPORTUNITY: The Dorchester Prison site

4:00pm Sunday 13th July 2014

Research published by the charity shows that there were 1,275 officer grade staff working in the region’s prisons in September 2013, compared with 1,943 in September 2010.

South West Students' insight into Royal Navy life

Mid Devon Star:

11:26am Sunday 13th July 2014

he youngsters were on a programme of work experience spending a week looking at all aspects of the Royal Navy and support activities keeping warships and submarines on patrol worldwide.

University of Exeter toasts summer graduands

Mid Devon Star: Will I, won't I: My graduation as a sports journalist will hopefully come in May

11:20am Sunday 13th July 2014

More than 4,000 graduands will be personally greeted by the University’s Chancellor, Baroness Floella Benjamin OBE DL, who will be presiding over 17 ceremonies.

LEISURE: Tivoli, Tiverton listings

Mid Devon Star:

10:00am Sunday 13th July 2014

Tivoli, Tiverton

Rotary club presidency handover

Mid Devon Star:

8:00am Sunday 13th July 2014

Outgoing president of the Exe Valley Rotary Club, Martin Stevens presented his chain of office to Andrew Butler of Halberton, who takes over the role.

Devon and Cornwall Police praised for wildlife work

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

4:00pm Saturday 12th July 2014

Devon and Cornwall one of the leading forces in the UK feeding intelligence back to the National Wildlife Crime Unit (NWCU).

Countdown to Somersault Festival

Mid Devon Star: BEN Howard

2:00pm Friday 11th July 2014

Jack Johnson and Ben Howard to headline five-day summer camp festival

Detectives return to Kingsbridge to appeal for public’s help after death of teenager

Mid Devon Star:

2:05pm Friday 11th July 2014

Detectives investigating the death of a 17-year-old boy in Kingsbridge will be returning to the town one week after the tragic event to appeal for the public’s help.

Royal Navy Flagship HMS Bulwark sails to Isles of Scilly for Commissioning of the Armed Forces Community Covenant

Mid Devon Star: The Red Arrows fly over as Queen Elizabeth II officially names Royal Navy's new aircraft carrier HMS Queen Elizabeth during a visit to Rosyth dockyard in Scotland. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Friday July 4, 2014. See PA story DEFENCE Carrie

4:00pm Thursday 10th July 2014

The Fleet Flagship of the Royal Navy HMS Bulwark will visit the Isles of Scilly from July 15-16 to host the signing of the final Armed Forces Community Covenant in the country.

HMS Montrose charitable handover

Mid Devon Star:

2:00pm Thursday 10th July 2014

Royal Naval warship HMS Montrose from Plymouth has been alongside in the Scottish port of Montrose this week, conducting the first visit there in six years.

21 year old man wanted for recall to prison

Mid Devon Star:

2:08pm Thursday 10th July 2014

Plymouth police are asking for the public's help locating a 21 year old man wanted for recall to prison.

Singing for the Brain at St Katherine’s holds fifth anniversary celebration

Mid Devon Star: The walk formed part of the Alzheimer’s Society Memory Walk initiative.

12:00pm Thursday 10th July 2014

A group for people living with dementia, run by Alzheimer’s Society in the Plymouth area, is celebrating its fifth anniversary today (July 10) with a special party to mark the occasion.

Exeter BNC Choirs Celebrate Summer

Mid Devon Star:

11:00am Thursday 10th July 2014

Exeter Big Noise Chorus (BNC) choirs bring their joint Summer celebration concert Sun’s Out on July 26.

Torquay salon stylist success in UK hairdressing competition!

Mid Devon Star:

10:49am Thursday 10th July 2014

Alex Walker, 26, from Kaboodles Hairdressing in Torquay has achieved a top industry award as Runner-Up in LA BIOSTHETIQUE UK Beauty Stylist Awards competition.

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