Stagecoach announce Cranbrook bus fare reduction

This is The West Country: The Ahmadiyya Muslim Community are promoting peace, love and community cohesion with advertisements on Stagecoach buses.  Pictured is a bus with the advertisement along the side. (8154792)

4:00pm Tuesday 21st October 2014

STAGECOACH South West announced today (Monday) extensions to their Exeter ticket zones.

Holiday pay in the spotlight at CBI event in Exeter

This is The West Country:

2:00pm Tuesday 21st October 2014

HR directors from major regional and national businesses gathered in Exeter to hear the latest news from the CBI on 17 October.

Devon charity needs additional volunteer bike riders

This is The West Country:

12:00pm Tuesday 21st October 2014

DEVON'S medical courier service, Devon Freewheelers, is on the lookout for new riders in all parts of the county.

Getting on their bikes for National Adoption Week.

This is The West Country:

10:00am Tuesday 21st October 2014

THIS National Adoption week local Exeter firms WSP have challenged Parsons Brinckerhoff to the ultimate static cycle race to raise awareness and much needed funds to support families who have adopted in Exeter.

Local business ‘boxes up’ Christmas for children

This is The West Country:

8:00am Tuesday 21st October 2014

FOR the second year running, global workplace provider Regus with centres in Exeter is supporting a Christmas campaign which sends present-filled shoeboxes to needy children in developing and war-torn countries.

Recording the Sounds of Rural Devon for RAMM

This is The West Country: Free Nature Photography Session Ham Hill Watch Group

5:34pm Monday 20th October 2014

EXETER'S Royal Albert Memorial Museum is collecting the sounds of natural Devon for a new installation: Ebb and Flow: Seasonal sounds through the Devon Year.

Families can get closer to nature this half term

This is The West Country:

4:00pm Monday 20th October 2014

THERE are plenty of opportunities to get out and about this half term and enjoy our outstanding East Devon countryside.

Busy council team gets national recognition

This is The West Country:

8:00am Monday 20th October 2014

EAST Devon District Council’s Revenues and Benefits team have received national recognition with two awards from a professional association.

Staying safe on Devon’s roads

This is The West Country: SAFETY CAMPAIGN: Acting Chief Inspector Mick Robson with Rhys Marley, of Timothy Hackworth Primary School, launch a road safety campaign. Picture: CHRIS BOOTH

3:55pm Sunday 19th October 2014

ROAD users are being reminded to make sure they “get noticed” when the clocks go back on Sunday 26 October.

Britain’s largest new home builder appeals for more sub-contractors in Devon

This is The West Country: Barratt Homes' Renaissance development in Loampit Vale scoops building award

3:53pm Sunday 19th October 2014

HOME developer Barratt Developments plc needs more sub-contractors in Devon to help it meet its ambitious plans for growth.

Tom Merson retains title at Exeter's 30th Great West Run

This is The West Country: RUNNNING: Exeter captain third in this morning's Great West Run

3:49pm Sunday 19th October 2014

TOM Merson from Bristol and West AC retained his winning title at Exeter’s 30th Great West Run 2014 this morning, with a time of one hour nine minutes and twenty one seconds, in good running conditions.

Bulgarian elections given a platform in Exeter thanks to student involvement

This is The West Country: Man Inserting Voting Paper into a Ballot Box (9641260)

3:47pm Sunday 19th October 2014

A UNIVERSITY of Exeter student enabled citizens and students from Bulgaria living in the South West to vote in the recent Bulgarian General Elections by creating a voting station in Exeter.

Clinic puts the boot into nasty nails

This is The West Country: Passing A&E doctor helps at Apperley Bridge crash

3:45pm Sunday 19th October 2014

Tavistock doctor brings revolutionary new treatment to the South-West

'Have a go' skills show arrives in Exeter

This is The West Country: Research from e-skills UK and the British Computer Society shows that women occupy only 16% of the specialist IT roles in the UK.

3:46pm Sunday 19th October 2014

OVER 1,200 young people aged 14-25 will get the chance to ‘Have a go’ at a range of skills and discover new career opportunities when ‘The Skills Show Experience’ arrives in Exeter next week.

Fears for region's roads

This is The West Country: Parkway

3:42pm Sunday 19th October 2014

Tiverton councillor speaks out over budget cuts

Force hosts modern slavery conference

This is The West Country:

4:00pm Saturday 18th October 2014

DEVON and Cornwall Police are hosting a regional conference on Modern Slavery today to coincide with Anti-Slavery Day tomorrow (Saturday).

Devon Job Seekers Allowance claimant numbers fall to lowest on record

This is The West Country: Free employment support for job seekers at Southampton centre

2:00pm Saturday 18th October 2014

THE number of people claiming Job Seekers Allowance (JSA) in Devon fell to the lowest level on record in the County during September.

'Orange army” of engineers that worked to reopen rail line at Dawlish win prestigious Brunel Medal

This is The West Country:

12:00pm Saturday 18th October 2014

The team of engineers who worked to reopen the rail link following the severe weather at the start of 2014, have been awarded the prestigious Brunel Medal at the 2014 Institution of Civil Engineers (ICE) Awards.

Ellie's iPod prize

This is The West Country:

12:00pm Saturday 18th October 2014

A QUEEN Elizabeth's pupil was given a huge surprise in an assembly when she was presented with an iPod nano.

Tiverton Dramatic Society presents 'Accidents and Guarding Angels' at the New Hall

This is The West Country:

10:00am Saturday 18th October 2014

The comedy is set in funeral director’s Reeper Funeral Services, run by George Reeper and his daughter Vera.

Fashion and gifts event

This is The West Country:

8:00am Saturday 18th October 2014

Age UK Mid Devon is to stage a charity Fashion and Gifts Evening on Thursday, November 6, at the Tiverton Hotel, following the success of last year’s event.

Police issue salesman warning

This is The West Country:

4:00pm Friday 17th October 2014

MID Devon residents are being warned by Devon and Cornwall Police to be wary of ‘unscrupulous’ door-to-door salesmen operating in the area.

Beat Your Depression For Good - Book Launch

This is The West Country:

2:00pm Friday 17th October 2014

A WILLAND author, whose latest release presents depression sufferers with a solution, says her book can help people find their ‘real selves’.

porting Gun valuation days hope to trigger off great discoveries in Tiverton

This is The West Country: Judge/auction  hammer (8191241)

12:00pm Friday 17th October 2014

SPORTING gun specialist Gavin Gardiner is visiting Sotheby’s office in Tiverton to give advice and free auction valuations on all types of sporting guns and rifles, both modern and vintage.

Mid Devon sausage maker scoops top award

This is The West Country:

10:00am Friday 17th October 2014

A MID Devon sausage maker has scooped a prestigious Gold Award in the BPEX Foodservice Pork Sausage of the Year 2014 competition for its outstanding bangers.

David O’Doherty – Exeter Corn Exchange

This is The West Country:

8:00am Friday 17th October 2014

STAND-up comedian, author and playwright David O’Doherty will appear at Exeter Corn Exchange on Sunday, November 9.

Exeter Comedy Club – Exeter Corn Exchange

This is The West Country:

4:00pm Thursday 16th October 2014

THE second Exeter Comedy Club of the present season takes place at Exeter Corn Exchange on Friday 7 November.

Royal Navy personnel train with Royal Marines

This is The West Country:

12:00pm Thursday 16th October 2014

ROYAL Naval personnel working with Royal Marines colleagues took to the wilds of Dartmoor to learn what it means to be a Commando.

Homeowners poised to benefit from high demand and rates for holiday rental accommodation this festive season

This is The West Country: You can’t borrow your way out of debt

11:53am Thursday 16th October 2014

HOMEOWNERS in Devon can take their festive season holiday without breaking the bank this year. According to data from TripAdvisor Vacation Rentals, many Devon homeowners may be able to substantially offset the cost of a trip by renting their home as holiday rental accommodation through TripAdvisor while they are away.

Devon's separating couples can choose to save 325 days … and cut stress levels too

This is The West Country: Why honesty is the best policy in the divorce court

11:49am Thursday 16th October 2014

DIVORCING and separating couples in Devon can save ten and a half months of their lives by choosing to settle their differences using family mediation rather than heading for a court room battle, says a leading family charity based in Exeter.

Witches, Wizards and Gory Stories at Exeter’s Underground Passages

This is The West Country: Halloween at Palace Gardens Shopping Centre

11:47am Thursday 16th October 2014

CELEBRATE Halloween this October half-term at Exeter’s spooky Underground Passages. Between October 25 – November 2 there will be special ‘Witches & Wizards Tours’ where children are invited to explore under the city’s streets on special guided tours and discover ingredients for magic spells.

The Tesco Eat Happy Project attends Farm Wise in Exeter

This is The West Country:

11:46am Thursday 16th October 2014

HUNDREDS of schoolchildren were today given the opportunity to learn about where their food comes from, by visiting The Tesco Eat Happy Project stand at Farm Wise in Devon.

Call for entries for RAMM’s 2015 Local Art Show

This is The West Country: Hilary Pattison, of Royal Mail, Canon Ralph Crowe, of St Chad's Church, and Albert Gray, chairman of  Bradford Central Royal British Legion at the war memorial rededication service

11:45am Thursday 16th October 2014

EXETER'S Royal Albert Memorial Museum (RAMM) is inviting art groups and societies from Exeter and the surrounding area to submit their entries for the 2015 Local Art Show.

Cash injection for Exeter Flood Defence Scheme

This is The West Country: NO DEFENCE: The flood pumps at Kempsey, which failed on November 25, resulting in 15 homes in the village being flooded.

11:44am Thursday 16th October 2014

A NEW flood defence scheme for Exeter has been given a major boost - a £3 million cash injection from Exeter City Council.

Charity worker plugs gap for butterflies

This is The West Country:

11:43am Thursday 16th October 2014

ONE of the commonest complaints heard in the 21st century world of work is that people now have to take their work home with them.

Two arrested over drugs after high speed car and helicopter chase ends when 'stinger' deployed

This is The West Country: Example of police stinger

12:12pm Thursday 16th October 2014

Police have arrested two men following a pursuit on the M5 Motorway.

Police called out after escaped crocodile reported in Plymouth

This is The West Country:

2:18pm Wednesday 15th October 2014

Police were left a bit deflated after a call to tackle an escaped crocodile in Plymouth.

Blood on the dance floor. Can you identify this man?

This is The West Country:

2:00pm Wednesday 15th October 2014

Police are trying to identify a man following an assault in a nightclub in Plymouth.

Police hunt Plymouth bus flasher

This is The West Country:

7:00am Wednesday 15th October 2014

Police in Plymouth are appealing for information after a man indecently exposed himself to bus passengers.

Broadclyst outdoor gym vote this Friday

This is The West Country: Clr Faisal Rashid tries out the new outdoor gym equipment in Chapelford DGA230914

4:00pm Tuesday 14th October 2014

EAST Devon District Council and Broadclyst Parish Council have been working together to provide residents of the parish with the free-to-use outdoor gym that they want.

Somersault Festival to return following sell-out first year

This is The West Country:

1:47pm Tuesday 14th October 2014

SOMERSAULT Festival will return to the beautiful Castle Hill Estate in North Devon between 23 – 27 July 2015.

Devon law firm is top performer in influential student guide

This is The West Country:

1:40pm Tuesday 14th October 2014

A DEVON solicitor’s firm has been named as one of the best for work/life balance in the country, according to an influential student guide to the law.

East Devon District Council consults tenants on dealing with County’s £1/2m funding cut for vulnerable and elderly

This is The West Country:

1:38pm Tuesday 14th October 2014

Views sought on how to maintain sheltered housing support service.

Wildlife charity wins international ‘green’ award

This is The West Country:

1:35pm Tuesday 14th October 2014

ONE of the South West’s leading charities has been awarded a top environmental award.

Clovelly Herring Festival

This is The West Country: Clovelly Herring Festival

1:34pm Tuesday 14th October 2014

NOVEMBER is the time of year when the historic, fishing village of Clovelly, North Devon,celebrates its annual Herring Festival, which is held to promote these tasty, nutritious Silver Darlings and support carefully managed fishing.

Promising start for Seaton Jurassic

This is The West Country: Sea fishing at Seaton Bay, Devon, by James Osmond

1:32pm Tuesday 14th October 2014

FOLLOWING last month’s ‘turf cutting’ work is moving at a pace on the site of the new visitor centre, Seaton Jurassic.

Casino Royal Navy as survey ship visits Monaco

This is The West Country:

1:30pm Tuesday 14th October 2014

PLYMOUTH-based Royal Navy survey ship HMS Echo has visited one of the world’s smallest countries for a gathering of the world’s leading ocean experts.

A little bit of peace and choir for high school teachers

This is The West Country:

1:23pm Tuesday 14th October 2014

STAFF at Tiverton High School have been making the most of their time away from the classroom . . . by taking part in lunchtime choir rehearsals.

Ex-Royal Marine Mark Ormrod marks corps birthday in Gibraltar

This is The West Country:

1:21pm Tuesday 14th October 2014

SERIOUSLY injured Afghanistan veteran Royal Marine Mark Ormrod will be supporting a spectacular celebration of the Corps 350th birthday in Gibraltar this month.

City Council explains letter mail-out

This is The West Country:

1:17pm Tuesday 14th October 2014

PEOPLE in Exeter may receive a letter over the next day or two from the City Council referring to a Fair Processing Notice.






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