Tories forfeit 'Borodin donation'

Mid Devon Star: The Tories have forfeited a £28,000 donation made by a company reportedly linked to Russian banker Andrei Borodin

12:18am Wednesday 22nd October 2014

The Conservative Party has forfeited a £28,000 donation made by a company reportedly linked to a Russian banker after the Electoral Commission found it was impermissible.

Singapore president to meet Cameron

Mid Devon Star: The Queen greets Dr Tan during a ceremonial welcome at Horse Guards Parade in London

12:18am Wednesday 22nd October 2014

Singapore's president Tony Tan Keng Yam will meet David Cameron as his four-day trip to the UK continues.

Final Bellingham interview screened

Mid Devon Star: Lynda Bellingham's final TV interview is due to be screened

12:18am Wednesday 22nd October 2014

The late Lynda Bellingham poignantly described the details of the Christmas she would never see during her final TV interview which will be screened today.

Energy complaints 'could be higher'

Mid Devon Star: Unresolved complaints about energy suppliers could be five times higher than official figures suggest says Labour

12:05am Wednesday 22nd October 2014

Unresolved complaints about energy suppliers could be five times higher than official figures suggest - leaving up to half a million households and small businesses a year missing out on compensation or facing long delays, Labour said.

Watchdog to curb bogus charities

Mid Devon Star: David Cameron says the changes will help make sure that charity donations always go to genuinely good causes

12:18am Wednesday 22nd October 2014

A charity watchdog is being promised tougher powers and an extra £8 million in an effort to put the squeeze on bogus good causes which divert cash to terrorism and other criminal activity.

Father of IS hostage dies

Mid Devon Star: Family handout photo dated 2013 of Paul Cantlie, the father of Islamic State hostage John Cantlie, who has died.

12:18am Wednesday 22nd October 2014

The father of an Islamic State hostage has died, days after making an emotional plea for his son to be released, his family said.

Clegg to target teaching workload

Mid Devon Star: Nick Clegg says he wants to free up teachers to spend more time in the classroom

12:18am Wednesday 22nd October 2014

Teachers are being forced to spend too much time on pointless box-ticking, form-filling and unnecessary work, Nick Clegg will warn today.

Cost of foreign criminals revealed

Mid Devon Star: Charles Clarke quit over the foreign criminals issue

12:18am Wednesday 22nd October 2014

Up to £1 billion of public money was spent last year on thousands of foreign criminals in the UK as hundreds living in the community - including dangerous offenders - went missing.

Group slams dementia bonus for GPs

Mid Devon Star: GPs are reportedly to be paid a £55 bonus to diagnose dementia under an NHS England initiative.

12:18am Wednesday 22nd October 2014

The Patients Association has condemned plans to pay GPs a £55 bonus to diagnose dementia as "a step too far".

Concerns raised over use of drones

Mid Devon Star: Drones are being increasingly used

12:18am Wednesday 22nd October 2014

Drones use in British skies will expand rapidly over the next 20 years, posing a serious security risk and significant privacy concerns, intelligence experts have warned.






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