Willand villagers revolt over potential housing development

Mid Devon Star:

6:01pm Tuesday 30th September 2014

Petition with over 1,000 signatures says resounding NO to housing plans which would turn Willand into town

Morrisons launches new Academy of Food in Tiverton

Mid Devon Star:

5:42pm Tuesday 30th September 2014

NEW resource available for Tiverton’s pupils and teachers

Dahlicious day at Tidcombe Primary School

Mid Devon Star:

5:27pm Monday 29th September 2014

TIDCOMBE Primary School went Dahlicious last week as the children attempted short stories of their own, inspired by author Roald Dahl.

Tiverton jobs and apprenticeships fair coming soon

Mid Devon Star: MP Neil Parish.

4:44pm Monday 29th September 2014

TIVERTON MP Neil Parish is holding the Mid Devon Jobs and Apprenticeships Fair on Friday, October 3 at Tiverton High School - in association with the National Apprenticeship Service and Jobs Centre Plus.

Tiverton housebuilder gives Bampton schoolchildren sporting chance

Mid Devon Star:

4:46pm Wednesday 24th September 2014

CHILDREN at Bampton Primary School are pictured wearing their smart new sport kit.

Tiverton Amateur Operatic Society promise "a classic musical" with Half A Sixpence

Mid Devon Star:

4:12pm Friday 19th September 2014

TIVERTON Amateur Operatic Society’s latest show, the musical Half A Sixpence, comes to the New Hall from next Monday to Saturday.

Applecart brings 'i am Mark' to Exeter

12:16pm Friday 19th September 2014

AN explosive new production casting Jesus as a rebel leader, and featuring a terrorist strapping a bomb to himself, is set to challenge traditional church goers when it opens this weekend.

Fight to 'keep Willand as a village' in face of potential 344-homes development

Mid Devon Star:

11:46am Friday 19th September 2014

THE village of Willand could be turned into a town if a potential development of 344 homes goes ahead, protesters fear.

Connor's a Tough Mudder

Mid Devon Star:

8:00am Sunday 14th September 2014

HepcoMotion, sponsored one of its employees, Connor Gowen, in his entry to the Tough Mudder 2014 event in North West England on August 16 and 17.

Unattended cooking leads to fire at home in Tiverton

Mid Devon Star:

5:13pm Saturday 13th September 2014

TWO Tiverton fire crews were sent to deal with a fire at a home in the town today.

New Conservation Area in Tiverton

Mid Devon Star: Old Blundell's School in Tiverton, now owned by the National Trust.

4:00pm Saturday 13th September 2014

Following public consultation in April and May 2014, the Blundell's Conservation Area was adopted by Full Council on September 3 and is the 51st in the District.

Train station festival back for another season

Mid Devon Star:

12:00pm Saturday 13th September 2014

TIVERTON Parkway train station will be transformed into a live music venue once again this year, as the Two Moors Festival's mini concerts series returns to the station's ticket office for another season.

Storm "legacy" bridges being reinstated

Mid Devon Star: WATERSTAVE Bridge in Bradninch.

8:00am Tuesday 9th September 2014

Work to replace two listed bridges that were washed away in severe floods almost two years ago, is expected to be completed early next year.

'Give Gold' to Tiverton charity

Mid Devon Star: COLLECTING: Ten charities have permission.

2:00pm Friday 5th September 2014

CLIC Sargent's Tiverton charity shop is calling on shoppers to 'Give Gold' this September by donating their unwanted gold throughout Childhood Cancer Awareness Month.

Museum launches 'Barney's Bunch' youth club

Mid Devon Star:

12:00pm Friday 5th September 2014

Tiverton Museum of Mid Devon Life has launched 'Barney's Bunch' - a new club for 2-5 year-olds, starting later this month.

Fun day at Bradninch Youth Group

Mid Devon Star: Rosemary Collins at the tombola

6:00pm Sunday 31st August 2014

Youth Group is holding a fun day at the youth centre on September 14.

'Iranalamadingdong' at Exeter Corn Exchange

Mid Devon Star: Omid Djalili

2:00pm Sunday 31st August 2014

Omid Djalili's new tour show 'Iranalamadingdong' comes to Exeter Corn Exchange on October 13.

LEISURE: Tom Stade at Tiverton Comedy Hall

Mid Devon Star:

10:00am Sunday 31st August 2014

Canadian comedian Tom Stade brings his unrivalled wit and irresistible charm to Tiverton Comedy Hall on September 26.

Neil Parish publishes religious slaughter report

Mid Devon Star: MP Neil Parish.

8:00am Sunday 31st August 2014

MP Neil Parish has published a report into Meat Slaughtered in Accordance with Religious Rites.

Wet weather can't dampen Canal's Bank Holiday celebrations

Mid Devon Star:

4:00pm Saturday 30th August 2014

Bank Holiday Monday was a day of double celebration on the water as both the Grand Western Canal and the Tiverton Canal Company marked their 200th and 40th anniversaries respectively.

Student's art on show at Coldharbour Mill

Mid Devon Star:

2:00pm Saturday 30th August 2014

Artwork from students at Uffculme School has been displayed at Coldharbour Mill throughout the summer as part of the Summer Art Show.

Tiverton slimmer Lucy on the awards trail

Mid Devon Star:

12:00pm Saturday 30th August 2014

Lucy Gilson lost 7st 4lbs with her local Slimming World group in Tiverton, to win the title of Woman of the Year 2014.

Hard work pays off for "outstanding" childminders

Mid Devon Star:

10:00am Saturday 30th August 2014

Tinks Minding in Tiverton was rated as “outstanding” in a July OFSTED inspection, with the report stating that children “relish the exciting and rich experiences provided by the childminder in the inviting and well-resourced surroundings.”

Affordable homes boost for Mid Devon District Council

Mid Devon Star:

8:00am Saturday 30th August 2014

Mid Devon District Council has received a housing boost after being awarded £400,000 funding as part of a new government programme.

New anti-social behaviour measures will "prevent further issues arising", says councillor

Mid Devon Star:

12:00pm Friday 29th August 2014

Three injunctions and an exclusion zone have been secured by Mid Devon District Council to protect residents living in and around the sheltered accommodation at Catherine Close, Tiverton

Big breakfast takes centre stage at Cruwys Morchard YFC

Mid Devon Star:

12:00pm Thursday 28th August 2014

On Saturday, September 16 from 7am until 12 noon, a whole range of breakfast options will be available at the centre - from full English to bacon or sausage sandwiches - with all proceeds going to The Devon Air Ambulance and RABI.

Beverley, the life-sized gorilla statue, arrives in Tiverton

Mid Devon Star:

5:32pm Tuesday 26th August 2014

The life-size statue, designed by Somerset-based artist Brian Sweet, was unveiled to the public on Saturday morning and was bought for £3,800 at a charity auction by the Tiverton Portas Pilot team.

STAR VIEW: Silverton sunrise

Mid Devon Star:

5:14pm Tuesday 26th August 2014

MID Devon photographer Warren Radmore captured this stunning sunrise over Silverton on Sunday morning

Young at heart give golf a go

Mid Devon Star:

2:00pm Saturday 23rd August 2014

Lloyd and Diana Yorke, who run The Young at Heart Club in Mid Devon, treated guests to a golf day at Sampford Peverell

Pick out your museum favourites

Mid Devon Star:

12:00pm Saturday 23rd August 2014

Staff and volunteers at Tiverton Museum of Mid Devon Life have been asked to pick out their favourite objects in the museum as part of a new project.

Serious accident on A361

Mid Devon Star:

1:44pm Friday 22nd August 2014

EMERGENCY services are on the scene of a serious accident on the A361 near Tiverton. Diversions in operation.

Blundell's School scores impressive exam results

Mid Devon Star:

2:00pm Friday 22nd August 2014

The proportion of A* grades had been predicted to fall nationally but nearly 20% of results were at the top grade at the school – an increase on the previous year.

Friends Life Tour of Britain to re-visit popular locations

Mid Devon Star: Britain's Bradley Wiggins, wearing the overall leader's yellow jersey, rides in front of his Team Sky teammates during Stage 3 of the Tour of California cycling race Tuesday, May 13, 2014, in Livermore, Calif. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez). (6201

12:00pm Friday 22nd August 2014

The 2014 edition of Britain’s most prestigious race will be the eighth time that The Tour has ventured into the county and it will re-visit some of its most popular locations from previous editions of the race.

Jenny takes on marathon challenge

Mid Devon Star:

10:00am Friday 22nd August 2014

Jenny Miller, 37, is set to take on the gruelling challenge of four half-marathons in two months to raise money for a children’s cancer charity.

£9m to fix the roads


8:00am Friday 22nd August 2014

Mid Devon’s roads are set to benefit from a £9.1million restoration programme after the wettest winter on record.

Jack’s back with black comedy

Mid Devon Star:

1:23pm Thursday 21st August 2014

Tiverton Dramatic Society’s latest production is a black comedy written by member Jack Williams.

Serious accident in Tiverton; air ambulance on scene

Mid Devon Star:

6:21pm Tuesday 19th August 2014

A CASUALTY has been airlifted to hospital in a serious condition following a crash on the A361, Tiverton.

Bringing the world's best thinkers to Exeter

Mid Devon Star: Bill Gates: Eradication pledge

8:00am Sunday 17th August 2014

Inspired by the TED conference, where some of the world’s best thinkers and doers from Bill Gates to Sting give the talk of their lives, Exeter will play host to an inspiring event, challenging us to be informed by the past and explore how we can shape the world in the future.

PHOTOS: Premier Sport days at Tiverton Youth Centre

Mid Devon Star:

4:00pm Saturday 16th August 2014

Tiverton Youth Centre and Premier Sport have been laying on a series of multisports days for kids between 5 and 12 years, encouraging them to stay fit and healthy during the holidays.

Donate unwanted items

Mid Devon Star:

2:00pm Saturday 16th August 2014

British Heart Foundation (BHF) shops are urging South West locals to donate bags full of unwanted items to their local BHF shop to Bag it. Beat it.

High-tech opening

Mid Devon Star: Image for Lasyl Audio Visual Centre

12:00pm Saturday 16th August 2014

FitzPro Ltd, which supplies audio-visual solutions to help businesses save time, money and the environment, has opened its new premises on Tiverton’s Business Park.

James battles the elements to support sister

Mid Devon Star:

10:00am Saturday 16th August 2014

James Blackburn lined up alongside more than 80,000 other competitors for the Ride London-Surrey event on behalf of the charity LAM Action. He completed the race in 05:25:20.

Fish and chip van fire in Tiverton

Mid Devon Star:

8:17pm Friday 15th August 2014

FIRE crews responded to a mobile fish and chip van fire in Tiverton this afternoon.

Statistics reveal huge drop in Jobseekers claimants in Mid Devon

Mid Devon Star: JobCentre move strengthens role of Ealing Hub among ex-offenders

9:00am Friday 15th August 2014

In July 2013, 752 people in the region were claiming Jobseekers allowance in the region - but fast forward 12 months and that figure has tumbled to 480, a fall of 272.

Blundell's announces "outstanding" A Level results

Mid Devon Star:

11:16am Thursday 14th August 2014

26 pupils at the Tiverton school gained at least one A* and 31 pupils gained AAB or better, from a year group of 83.

Two book deals for Tiverton author

Mid Devon Star: AMY Sparkes and her book, Do Not Enter the Monster Zoo

4:00pm Wednesday 13th August 2014

Amy Sparkes has been offered a two-book deal with Random House and another two-book deal with Egmont for her picture books.

Mayor thanks volunteers for clean-up work

Mid Devon Star:

8:00am Friday 8th August 2014

Cllr Sue Griggs has thanked volunteers for their “brilliant work” in tidying up the town and says the reaction to her 'Tidy Tiverton' scheme has been “pretty positive.”

Variety Show: The Grand Finale

Mid Devon Star: What's On module top link image

12:18pm Friday 1st August 2014

AN entertainment-packed variety show is on at Tiverton Town FC on Saturday August 9.

Exeter professor takes African pupils on a scientific journey, from the Rubik’s Cube to the building blocks of the universe

Mid Devon Star:

12:00pm Friday 1st August 2014

The consultation comes following councillors' concerns at the number of renewable energy planning applications being submitted and lack of consistent advice against which to assess landscape impacts.

Tiverton opticians save man's vision

Mid Devon Star:

10:00am Friday 1st August 2014

Tiverton man praises a local optician for helping to save his sight.

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