Tesco bosses' bonuses under threat

Mid Devon Star: Tesco chief Dave Lewis says his bonus and those of other executives are being reviewed

4:33am Sunday 26th October 2014

Tesco's new chief executive has said his bonus is under review as he tries to turn the ailing retailer around.

GPs 'should diagnose social ills'

Mid Devon Star: Family doctors should look for signs of modern social problems such as cyber-bullying, their professional body says

6:02am Sunday 26th October 2014

Family doctors should be on the lookout for signs of radicalisation, trafficking or cyber-bullying in child patients, according to the professional body for GPs.

Cheap breaks no excuse for absence

Mid Devon Star: NAHT general secretary Russell Hobby says cheap holidays is not a good enough reason to take a child out of school

4:33am Sunday 26th October 2014

Cheaper holidays "don't fit the bill" as a reason for taking children out of school, the leader of the headteachers' union has said, announcing new guidance on absences.

Trolls target Queen's first tweet

Mid Devon Star: The Queen passed a technological milestone with her first tweet to declare a new Science Museum gallery open

11:46am Saturday 25th October 2014

The Queen has been targeted by Twitter trolls after sending her first royal tweet.

Hammond condemns Egypt bombing

Mid Devon Star: Foreign Secretary Philip Hammond said he strongly condemns a terrorist attack in North Sinai

11:46am Saturday 25th October 2014

Foreign Secretary Philip Hammond has condemned a bombing in Egypt which is thought to have killed at least 26 soldiers.

Fourth Portsmouth jihadist 'killed'

Mid Devon Star: The Foreign Office said it was aware of reports of the death of a British national in Syria

3:48pm Saturday 25th October 2014

A fourth jihadist fighter from the same UK city has been killed in Syria, it was reported today.

HS2: Phase two plans to be outlined

Mid Devon Star: A hub station in Crewe is expected to be part of the second stage of the HS2 scheme

3:48pm Saturday 25th October 2014

The city of Stoke-on-Trent is expected to miss out when the head of the £50 billion HS2 project outlines plans for phase two of the high-speed rail scheme next week.






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