RSPCA highlights "cramped conditions" during Farm Animal Week

Mid Devon Star:

10:00am Thursday 2nd October 2014

THE RSPCA has been highlighting the plight of animals living in cramped conditions during Farm Animal Week, which began on Monday.

Building projects in Devon & Cornwall suffering delays due to skills shortage, says JLL

Mid Devon Star: Finance Minister Jane Hutt visits Section 3 of the new Heads of the Valleys road constuction. Jane Hutt is shown around the building of the Ebbw Vale West Junction by Carillion Project Director Mike Cummine and Welsh Government Project Director Matt Enoch

8:00am Thursday 2nd October 2014

Labour drain seeing up to three months lost on schemes

“Stop and think before visiting Devon’s A&Es” – doctors say

Mid Devon Star: SWA/MIKE LEWIS....20.10.08 REPORTER
AMBULANCES OUTSIDE THE ACCIDENT AND EMERGENCY DEPARTMENT AT THE ROYAL GWENT HOSPITAL (9934919)

11:00pm Wednesday 1st October 2014

“STOP and think before visiting A&E” – that’s the message from doctors in Devon as the NHS gears up for the cold months ahead.

German Warship to sail with Royal Navy response force task group

Mid Devon Star:

7:00pm Wednesday 1st October 2014

THE captain of a German warship has paid a visit to his Royal Navy counterparts on board the Fleet Flagship HMS Bulwark.

Study Shows Devon Holidays to be Great Value

Mid Devon Star: Image for South Bay Park - Brixham

5:00pm Wednesday 1st October 2014

A NEW tourism report from Visit England has revealed that people who visit Devon agree its better value than they expected.

Devon firefighters back campaign to reduce number of elderly fire casualties

Mid Devon Star:

1:00pm Wednesday 1st October 2014

FIREFIGHTERS in Devon and Somerset are supporting a national campaign to reduce the number of elderly fire casualties.

Devonport naval base handed muli-million pound contract

Mid Devon Star:

2:53pm Wednesday 1st October 2014

MOD has awarded £3.2 billion of contracts to support the management of the UK's naval bases, including Devonport.

Three women racially abused in Plymouth

Mid Devon Star:

12:31pm Wednesday 1st October 2014

Police are appealing for witnesses after three women were racially abused in Plymouth City Centre.

New free school approved to open in the South West

Mid Devon Star: Special report: What now for our children over division on issue of free schools?

11:00am Wednesday 1st October 2014

RESPONDING to the news of the latest school approvals announced by the Department for Education

Do you know this woman?

Mid Devon Star:

12:02pm Wednesday 1st October 2014

British Transport Police (BTP) is appealing for information following an allegation that a staff member was assaulted at Newton Abbot railway station.

Unpackage me: Exeter researchers go plastic-free for a month

Mid Devon Star: Post doctoral researchers in tumour biology, left to right, Adam Linley, Manos Papadakis and Vania Coelho.

9:00am Wednesday 1st October 2014

RESEARCHERS from the University of Exeter will attempt to live a life free from plastic during October and are calling for others to follow suit.

Launch of Defra’s Sustainable Intensification Research

Mid Devon Star: DEFRA LOAN: Defra is offering loans to refurbish and rebuild community halls

8:00am Wednesday 1st October 2014

A SERIES of projects to investigate ways to increase farm productivity while reducing negative environmental impacts (sustainable intensification) will receive £4.5 million from Defra.

Colin Fry – Exeter Corn Exchange

Mid Devon Star: Colin Fry

8:00am Wednesday 1st October 2014

COLIN Fry, one of the world’s most recognised spiritualist mediums and healers will appear at Exeter Corn Exchange on Sunday, October 19.

Transport cops launch railway crossing campaign

Mid Devon Star:

7:00am Wednesday 1st October 2014

BRITISH Transport Police has begun a week of action targeting people who misuse railway crossings.

Parents in the South say protect children from loan adverts

Mid Devon Star: Image for Money Tree Short Term Loans

4:00am Wednesday 1st October 2014

MORE than three-quarters of parents in the South of England want payday loan companies to be banned from broadcasting TV and radio adverts to children.

Additional funding for Bikeability cycle training

Mid Devon Star:

4:00am Wednesday 1st October 2014

DEVON County Council has secured an additional £20,000 from the Department for Transport to train 1,000 children to Level One standard of Bikeability cycle training.

British Safety Council’s annual conference 2014: “Pushing health up the workplace agenda”

Mid Devon Star: WARNING:  A survey has found an alarming number of Bradford children are putting themselves at risk while using the internet

10:00pm Tuesday 30th September 2014

THE British Safety Council will be hosting its annual conference at the America Square Conference Centre, London on October 15.

Devon Farmwise event to bridge gap between children and farming

Mid Devon Star:

9:00pm Tuesday 30th September 2014

HUNDREDS of school children from across Devon will be taking part in a practical, hands on event later this month to help increase their knowledge of food and farming.

Record amount raised for Devon charity Hospiscare

Mid Devon Star:

7:00pm Tuesday 30th September 2014

MEARS South West held their third annual Golf Day in aid of Devon Charity Hospiscare.

All About Apples at Eggesford

Mid Devon Star: English Apples

7:00pm Tuesday 30th September 2014

Celebrating the great English apple at Eggesford Gardens Apple and Cider Fair on Sunday 12th of October

Work starts on £7.6m Steiner Academy in Exeter

Mid Devon Star:

5:48pm Tuesday 30th September 2014

LEADING construction company in the south West, Willmott Dixon, has officially started work on the £7.6 million construction and refurbishment of Exeter’s new Steiner Academy.

Vienna Festival Ballet – Exeter Corn Exchange

Mid Devon Star: VIENNA Ballet Festival makes its way to Weston.

5:39pm Tuesday 30th September 2014

THE acclaimed Vienna Festival Ballet will be performing one of the great classics of world ballet, Tchaikovsky's The Nutcracker, at Exeter Corn Exchange on Sunday, October 12.

Otway & Barrett – Exeter Corn Exchange

Mid Devon Star: John Otway & Wild Willie Barrett

5:38pm Tuesday 30th September 2014

THE inimitable John Otway and Wild Willy Barrett will perform at Exeter Corn Exchange on Wednesday 15 October.

Mid Devon Network appoints new chair

Mid Devon Star:

5:32pm Tuesday 30th September 2014

LOCAL networking group - Mid Devon Network have appointed Paul Webber of Radio Exe their new Chair, following an election at their AGM.

‘We’ll work to fight falling prices’ says dairy board chairman

Mid Devon Star: Carmarthenshire NFU Cymru county meeting is set to take place on Tuesday, October 7.

5:22pm Tuesday 30th September 2014

THE chairman of the NFU’s South West regional dairy board is predicting tough times ahead for the industry as farmers cope with falling milk prices (the ‘average milk price equivalent’ has decreased almost 10 percent since August to 23.5 pence per litre).

SOS Global Knife Crime & ASB Awareness Conference Exeter

Mid Devon Star:

5:06pm Tuesday 30th September 2014

FOR the past year SOS Global has been supported by the Police and Crime Commissioners Office and local councillors culminating in the second regional Knife Crime and Anti Social Behaviour Awareness Conference at the Guildhall, Exeter on September 26.

The Dreamboys – Exeter Corn Exchange

Mid Devon Star: Curtain Up on Murder - Norbury Theatre, Droitwich

5:00pm Tuesday 30th September 2014

THE UK’s top male glamour act, The Dreamboys, are appearing at Exeter Corn Exchange on Wednesday, October 22.

British Library newspaper archive reveals the Lustleigh curate responsible for “one of the greatest calamities in the annals of literature”.

Mid Devon Star: GPs prescribe self-help books for children in Somerset

4:53pm Tuesday 30th September 2014

A NEW book published by the British Library reveals how a Lustleigh, Devon curate was given the dubious accolade in 1813 of being the creator of “one of the greatest calamities” in the annals of literature.

Peoples’ Park and Recreation Ground Trust Committee

Mid Devon Star: The new-look Shaw Heath park

5:36pm Tuesday 30th September 2014

THE Committee responsible for looking after Peoples’ Park in Tiverton is asking local people to come along to meetings to represent the users of the park.

Plymouth rape allegation. Man arrested

Mid Devon Star:

2:21pm Tuesday 30th September 2014

Police are appealing for witnesses following an allegation of rape in Moor View Terrace, Plymouth.

Have you seen missing Plymouth man?

Mid Devon Star:

9:41am Tuesday 30th September 2014

Police in Plymouth are asking the public to help them a find missing person from the Plymouth area.

Hit and run driver injures Totnes cyclist

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

8:00am Tuesday 30th September 2014

A hit and run driver left a cyclist in the road with a broken wrist after a Totnes crash on Wednesday last week.

Get active in life and mind this October

Mid Devon Star: STAYING ACTIVE: An Asda Active sports Day takes place at Longfield Sports Academy with activities put on for children from Northwood Primary School and Reid Street Primary School.  Joe Thubron (9) of Northwood Primary in a long jump event.  Picture: CHRIS

8:00am Tuesday 30th September 2014

DEVON County Council’s Active Life, Active Mind programme aimed at supporting health and well-being is back for the third consecutive year this autumn and many libraries across the county are holding Active Life Active Mind events throughout October.

Region ignorant on metastatic breast cancer

Mid Devon Star:

7:00pm Monday 29th September 2014

MORE than half of people in the South-West are ignorant about a type of cancer which is killing 1,000 women a month, according to a survey.

85 years of Withleigh Young Farmers

Mid Devon Star:

5:09pm Monday 29th September 2014

WITHLEIGH Young Farmers Club celebrated 85 years of young farmers by holding an anniversary harvest supper dinner and dance at the Tiverton Hotel.

New training scheme to help combat skills shortage

Mid Devon Star: Waitrose in Caldicot donated all the 5p plastic carrier bag charges across Wales to Gwent Wildlife Trust to clear areas at Magor Marsh. Pictured are Waitrose employees from Abergavenny store clearing a field ditch from left Ewan James, Victoria Rathen and

5:07pm Monday 29th September 2014

A NEW training programme ‘Wildlife Skills’ has been awarded £829,200 from the Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF), allowing four Wildlife Trusts in the South West to train 46 aspiring conservationists over the next three years.

HMS Somerset awarded flying accolade

Mid Devon Star:

5:00pm Monday 29th September 2014

THE Royal Navy warship HMS Somerset has been awarded a trophy for outstanding standards in naval aviation at an award ceremony in Plymouth.

Golfers raise a bucket load of cash for charity

Mid Devon Star:

4:48pm Monday 29th September 2014

Four golfers from a South Devon golf club took on an epic sporting challenge with a difference last week to raise money for the Children’s Hospice South West.

Age UK Mid Devon is in need of volunteers….

Mid Devon Star: Pharmacies join drive on age benefits

4:56pm Monday 29th September 2014

AGE UK Mid Devon is looking for volunteers to fill a wide range of roles across their services based in Mid Devon.

Town Council launches new website

Mid Devon Star: Image for South Bay Park - Brixham

4:37pm Monday 29th September 2014

From October 1, Brixham Town Council will be launching its new website

Exeter’s vision impaired veterans invited to receive sight loss support on Friday, October 3

Mid Devon Star:

4:40pm Monday 29th September 2014

THE support available for vision impaired veterans in Exeter will be highlighted this week when a national military charity comes to town.

Top marks for alarm service

Mid Devon Star:

4:32pm Monday 29th September 2014

EAST Devon District Council’s Home Safeguard service is one of the highest performing in the country – and that’s official.

MOD Police rescue stricken swimmers

Mid Devon Star: AT SEA: Dorset Police Marine Section officers

4:25pm Monday 29th September 2014

TWO swimmers have been rescued by Ministry of Defence (MOD) marine police after they abandoned their sinking boat on the River Tamar last Wednesday morning.

Plymouth Naval base heritage Open Day

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

4:23pm Monday 29th September 2014

PLYMOUTH Naval Base is opening its gates to visitors on Sunday, October 26 for the final chance of this year to glimpse its rich maritime history with the theme of Remembering World War.

East Devon builder unearths fourth largest hoard of roman coins ever found in Britain

Mid Devon Star:

4:19pm Monday 29th September 2014

A MASSIVE hoard of almost 22,000 Roman coins has been unearthed near Seaton in East Devon.

District council leader welcomes healthy approach to education

Mid Devon Star:

4:15pm Monday 29th September 2014

EAST Devon District Council’s Leader has welcomed the offer of a woodland at Cranbrook for use by students at the new education campus where building work is about to begin as “an excellent example of promoting health and wellbeing”.

Councils vow to tackle weeds head on

Mid Devon Star: What exactly are these weeds that are springing up in my garden?

4:10pm Monday 29th September 2014

COUNCILS in Exeter have vowed to work more closely together in an effort to tackle weeds in the city.

Electoral Registration - the next steps

Mid Devon Star: Man Inserting Voting Paper into a Ballot Box (9641260)

4:07pm Monday 29th September 2014

EXETER City Council will be carrying out door-to-door enquiries this month as part of a new electoral registration system.

Final Plymouth Farewell by Royal Navy's support ship

Mid Devon Star:

4:04pm Monday 29th September 2014

THE crew of the Royal Fleet Auxiliary Tanker RFA Gold Rover has sailed from Plymouth for the final time on deployment to the other side of the world heralded by a high-pressure water salute.

Wanted man thought to be in Plymouth

Mid Devon Star:

11:01am Monday 29th September 2014

Officers from Devon and Cornwall Police and Hertfordshire Constabulary are appealing for the public’s help to trace a man wanted in connection with the theft of a vehicle, burglary and witness intimidation offences.






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