Rain set to hit Bank Holiday Monday

Mid Devon Star: Storm clouds over Whitley Bay skate park as unseasonably cool temperatures announce the arrival of autumn

6:13am Saturday 23rd August 2014

People with plans for their three-day weekend will have to make the most of the the sunshine today before rain moves in tomorrow evening bringing what is set to be unpleasant weather on Bank Holiday Monday.

Kidnap hoax man was out partying

Mid Devon Star: Police were out searching for a man who told his girlfriend he had been kidnapped as an excuse to stay out partying

1:53pm Saturday 23rd August 2014

A man who told his girlfriend he had been kidnapped as an excuse to stay out partying sparked an overnight man-hunt, Greater Manchester Police said.

Most doctors oppose assisted dying

Mid Devon Star: Sixty percent of doctors would not support a change in the law to legalise assisted suicide, a new poll shows

1:40pm Saturday 23rd August 2014

Fewer than one in five doctors would be willing to help patients end their lives, according to a new poll.

Container charge drivers remanded

Mid Devon Star: Two men have appeared in court in connection with the death of a man found in a container at Tilbury Docks

1:26pm Saturday 23rd August 2014

Two lorry drivers have been remanded in custody after appearing in court charged in connection with the death of a man found in a container at Tilbury Docks.

Ticket clue to burglary suspects

Mid Devon Star: One of two burglary suspects sought by police after a break-in in Manchester (Greater Manchester Police/PA)

9:00am Saturday 23rd August 2014

A burglary victim who fought with two intruders at his home helped police track down CCTV images of the suspects using a bus ticket left behind at the scene.

2,800 sex crimes in British schools

Mid Devon Star: The Department for Education said safeguarding arrangements in schools are inspected regularly to ensure all abuse allegations are taken seriously

3:39am Saturday 23rd August 2014

More than 2,800 sex crimes alleged to have taken place in British schools have been reported to police in the past three years.

Why US rejected Mirren in French

Mid Devon Star: Dame Helen Mirren was told she could not play a film role in French because American audiences do not like subtitles

10:49am Saturday 23rd August 2014

Hollywood actress Dame Helen Mirren has revealed she was stopped from playing her latest role in French because American audiences do not like subtitles.

Actor Nighy 'happier at 64 than 24'

Mid Devon Star: Bill Nighy said he was 'paralytically' self-conscious as a young actor

10:49am Saturday 23rd August 2014

Veteran actor Bill Nighy insists he is happier as a "lanky bloke" of 64 than he was in his 20s, despite being prepared for his roles to "get smaller".

Pair charged over container death

Mid Devon Star: A man was found dead among a group of immigrants inside a shipping container at Tilbury Docks in Essex

7:52am Saturday 23rd August 2014

Two men have been charged in connection with the death of a man found in a container at Tilbury Docks.

Two bailed in festival rape probe

Mid Devon Star: Thames Valley Police have bailed two people arrested over an alleged rape at the Reading Festival

7:44am Saturday 23rd August 2014

Two people, including a 14-year-old boy, who were arrested on suspicion of raping a young woman at the Reading Festival have been bailed.






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