Travis case jury considers verdicts

Mid Devon Star: Dave Lee Travis with his wife Marianne arriving at Southwark Crown Court

12:43pm Thursday 18th September 2014

Jurors in the trial of veteran DJ Dave Lee Travis, who is accused of indecently assaulting two women and sexually assaulting a third, have retired to consider their verdicts.

Doctor Who moving to later time

Mid Devon Star: Doctor Who stars Peter Capaldi and Jenna Coleman

12:38pm Thursday 18th September 2014

Doctor Who is set to travel in time again after TV bosses decided to move the long-running sci-fi show to a later slot in the schedule.

Sales boosted by rush for vacuums

Mid Devon Star: Store sales rose in August

11:01am Thursday 18th September 2014

Shoppers rushing to pick up high-strength vacuum cleaners before an EU ban helped lift retail sales last month.

Women guilty over pyramid scheme

Mid Devon Star: Rita Lomas, left, and Jane Smith promoted a get-rich-quick pyramid scheme

11:01am Thursday 18th September 2014

A group of "greedy" women masterminded a £21 million get-rich-quick pyramid scheme, it can be reported for the first time today.

Patient dies in ambulance queue

Mid Devon Star: A patient died in an ambulance queuing outside Morriston Hospital in Swansea

10:17am Thursday 18th September 2014

Health officials have launched an investigation after a woman died in an ambulance queuing outside a hospital.

Show hostage mercy, Muslims ask IS

Mid Devon Star: Alan Henning says in a video that making dangerous trips to Syria is worthwhile to help those in need

3:20am Thursday 18th September 2014

British Muslims have urged Briton Alan Henning's kidnappers to "show him some mercy" as he remains under threat of beheading.

Alice suspect is convicted murderer

Mid Devon Star: Alice Gross was last seen on August 28, when she was spotted on CCTV by the Grand Union Canal in west London

9:51am Thursday 18th September 2014

Detectives have revealed that a Latvian builder they are searching for in connection with the disappearance of schoolgirl Alice Gross is a convicted murderer.

Amazon launches two new Kindles

Mid Devon Star: The Fire HD

6:01am Thursday 18th September 2014

Amazon, the online retail giant, has announced a complete refresh of its tablet computer and e-reader devices, including a special child-friendly version of their Fire HD tablet.

Warning over far-right extremists

Mid Devon Star: A Home Office expert has warned that the Government might be ignoring the growth of the far-right at home

9:55am Thursday 18th September 2014

Ministers should not ignore the threat of violence from far-right extremists who are growing in number in the wake of Islamic State terrorism and crimes involving Muslims in Britain, a senior Home Office adviser has said.

Ice Bucket challenge raises £7m

Mid Devon Star: Jockey Frankie Dettori and TV presenter Clare Balding take part in the Ice Bucket Challenge at York Racecourse

7:07am Thursday 18th September 2014

Almost £7 million has been raised in Britain through the Ice Bucket charity challenge.

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