Police ask for help tracing missing Plymouth teenager

This is The West Country:

12:04pm Tuesday 2nd September 2014

Police are looking for a teenage boy who has gone missing from his Plymouth home.

Bike thieves alert

This is The West Country: Helpless owner watches on as bike thief rides away

12:00pm Tuesday 2nd September 2014

British Transport Police are working at stations in Somerset to give riders crime prevention and road safety advice.

Crediton booking agency to launch live music events

This is The West Country:

11:00am Tuesday 2nd September 2014

A new live music booking agency based in Crediton will be launching a series of events at Buccaneers Bar (formerly Potters) in East Street this autumn.

Fire crews report contamination in River Culm following Clayhidon Barn fire

This is The West Country:

10:08am Tuesday 2nd September 2014

Fire crews have been tackling a barn fire in Clayhidon, Cullompton, since 4am this morning.

Devon stage of Friends Life Tour of Britain to beam worldwide

This is The West Country: Sir Bradley Wiggins cycling in a previous Tour of Britain

4:00pm Monday 1st September 2014

Devon will be beamed live to a worldwide TV audience when the Friends Life Tour of Britain races through the county on Thursday 11 September.

Exeter climate scientist secures distinguished national science award

This is The West Country: Climate Changes and Its' Effect on Development

2:00pm Monday 1st September 2014

Professor Pierre Friedlingstein, from the College of Engineering, Mathematics and Physical Sciences has been bestowed with a Royal Society Wolfson Research Merit Award.

CCTV released after high value shoplifting offences in Newton Abbot

This is The West Country:

1:00pm Monday 1st September 2014

Police in Newton Abbot have issued images of two suspects they wish to identify following a spate of high value shoplifting offences.

Housing survey offers chance to win iPad

This is The West Country: £37k iPad theft leaves school 'sickened'

10:00am Monday 1st September 2014

People are being given the opportunity to win an iPad by taking part in a housing survey. Exeter City Council is working with the University of Exeter to look at housing for the future in the city.

Police in Torquay appeal over missing vulnerable woman

This is The West Country:

9:39am Monday 1st September 2014

Police in Torquay are appealing for information to trace a missing woman.

South West faces housing crisis – TUC releases prices for every local authority

This is The West Country: The average house price in Sunderland is £139,772, in London it is now £362,699

8:00am Monday 1st September 2014

The average local house price is now more than five times the local annual salary in every local authority area across the South West, according to new analysis published today (Monday) by the TUC.

Hemyock Autumn Show

This is The West Country: Wroughton and District Gardeners’ Society Horticultural Show

8:00am Monday 1st September 2014

Hemyock Gardener's Association are holding their Autumn Show in the Parish Hall on September 6.

Fun day at Bradninch Youth Group

This is The West Country: Rosemary Collins at the tombola

6:00pm Sunday 31st August 2014

Youth Group is holding a fun day at the youth centre on September 14.

New image, but message is 'business as usual' for law firm

This is The West Country:

5:57pm Sunday 31st August 2014

Following the successful merger between Gilbert Stephens LLP and Symes Robinson & Lee in 2013, the law firm is now going through a rebrand process and the newly painted door marks just one of the changes to its image taking place.

Eat up for charity

This is The West Country:

5:46pm Sunday 31st August 2014

HE NSPCC wants people in Mid Devon to create a lavish or unusual lunch on September 17 and devote the money they would have spent to help fund the ChildLine Schools Service – for your Big Packed Lunch fundraising pack visit the NSPCC website.

Wellington firm has been bound together for 50 years

This is The West Country:

5:42pm Sunday 31st August 2014

This year, the founder of the Tonedale-based Abrams Bindery in Wellington celebrates 50 years of his art, handling and renewing ancient texts to jaw-dropping perfection for the likes of Blenheim Palace, Sotheby’s auctioneers, and the British Library.

Lifting the spirits at health benefits day

5:41pm Sunday 31st August 2014

A laughter day to lift spirits, boost communication, and promote health benefits for those with dementia, is being held in Wellington in October.

RSPCA get ready to marvel at animal superheroes

This is The West Country:

5:27pm Sunday 31st August 2014

Last week marked the launch of a nationwide search to find Britain’s bravest Animal Hero, Young Animal Enthusiast of the Year, Public Service Animal of the Year and other unsung heroes of the human and animal world.

Qué! “A satisfied customer. We should have him stuffed”! Seaton Tramway offers an evening of “Fawlty Towers”.

This is The West Country: Fawlty Towers: Cybil and Basil

5:20pm Sunday 31st August 2014

IN association with Moonstone Theatre Company, Seaton Tramway, the unique heritage tramway and tourist attraction, presents a unique and interactive comedy, dining experience and an opportunity to meet Basil, Sybil, Polly and Manuel in: “An Evening at Fawlty Towers” at Colyton Station on Friday, 26th September from 7.30pm – 10.30pm.

Town treat for foodies

This is The West Country: HEALTHY: Community based environmental group Gwyrddio Penarth Greening (GPG) is hosting the annual food festival

5:14pm Sunday 31st August 2014

Foodies will find plenty to make their mouths water at Wellington’s ninth Food Town Festival on Saturday, September 6.

Car park tidy-up

This is The West Country: Millfields car park

4:38pm Sunday 31st August 2014

Motorists making use of Wellington’s North Street car park can expect it to get a facelift soon.

Replica spinning wheel unveiled at Coldharbour Mill

This is The West Country:

4:28pm Sunday 31st August 2014

Designed by its name sake Bernard Barton, a Quaker from Carlisle, the spinning wheel was designed so that 12 children could work from one machine at the same time, making the process of creating flax yarn much quicker and creating jobs for young workers.

Mediation money for Devon couples

This is The West Country:

4:25pm Sunday 31st August 2014

Couples in Devon and Somerset who are separating or divorcing are set to benefit from a Government pledge to fund more free family mediation sessions.

800,000 parents cut back on food to pay rent

This is The West Country: A Generic Photo of a man who is worried about debt and mortgage repayments. See PA Feature FINANCE Finance Column. Picture credit should read: PA Photo/thinkstockphotos. WARNING: This picture must only be used to accompany PA Feature FINANCE Finance Colum

4:00pm Sunday 31st August 2014

Nearly 800,000 working parents in the South of England (35%) are cutting back on buying food in a bid to help pay their rent or mortgage, new research from Shelter reveals today.

'Iranalamadingdong' at Exeter Corn Exchange

This is The West Country: Omid Djalili

2:00pm Sunday 31st August 2014

Omid Djalili's new tour show 'Iranalamadingdong' comes to Exeter Corn Exchange on October 13.

LEISURE: Tom Stade at Tiverton Comedy Hall

This is The West Country:

10:00am Sunday 31st August 2014

Canadian comedian Tom Stade brings his unrivalled wit and irresistible charm to Tiverton Comedy Hall on September 26.

Neil Parish publishes religious slaughter report

This is The West Country: MP Neil Parish.

8:00am Sunday 31st August 2014

MP Neil Parish has published a report into Meat Slaughtered in Accordance with Religious Rites.

Wet weather can't dampen Canal's Bank Holiday celebrations

This is The West Country:

4:00pm Saturday 30th August 2014

Bank Holiday Monday was a day of double celebration on the water as both the Grand Western Canal and the Tiverton Canal Company marked their 200th and 40th anniversaries respectively.

Student's art on show at Coldharbour Mill

This is The West Country:

2:00pm Saturday 30th August 2014

Artwork from students at Uffculme School has been displayed at Coldharbour Mill throughout the summer as part of the Summer Art Show.

Tiverton slimmer Lucy on the awards trail

This is The West Country:

12:00pm Saturday 30th August 2014

Lucy Gilson lost 7st 4lbs with her local Slimming World group in Tiverton, to win the title of Woman of the Year 2014.

Hard work pays off for "outstanding" childminders

This is The West Country:

10:00am Saturday 30th August 2014

Tinks Minding in Tiverton was rated as “outstanding” in a July OFSTED inspection, with the report stating that children “relish the exciting and rich experiences provided by the childminder in the inviting and well-resourced surroundings.”

Affordable homes boost for Mid Devon District Council

This is The West Country:

8:00am Saturday 30th August 2014

Mid Devon District Council has received a housing boost after being awarded £400,000 funding as part of a new government programme.

Carlisle sailor sails with HMS Ocean

This is The West Country:

4:00pm Friday 29th August 2014

Logistician Harry Richardson is part of the team keeping the Royal Navy’s in-service amphibious warship delivering security at sea.

New anti-social behaviour measures will "prevent further issues arising", says councillor

This is The West Country:

12:00pm Friday 29th August 2014

Three injunctions and an exclusion zone have been secured by Mid Devon District Council to protect residents living in and around the sheltered accommodation at Catherine Close, Tiverton

Family team return HMS Ocean to sea

This is The West Country:

12:00pm Friday 29th August 2014

A family reunion took place when a Royal Navy sailor from HMS Ocean and his father - Lee and Phil Agar - worked side by side to return the ship to the Royal Navy’s operational fleet after the amphibious vessel had a major refit in dry dock in Plymouth.

Employment law update for Exeter businesses

This is The West Country: The great employment law debate

10:00am Friday 29th August 2014

Seminar outlining the latest employment law updates is taking place in Exeter on 30 September, covering everything from zero hours contracts to calculating holiday pay.

Become a fully fledged wild bird expert

This is The West Country:

8:00am Friday 29th August 2014

Visitors to RSPB nature reserves will be familiar with the work of Mike Langman, who worked for them as an illustrator for nine years.

Two Communities Cycle Ride gives riders chance to mimic their idols

This is The West Country: Sir Bradley Wiggins, passing through Prescot in the Tour of Britain 2013, will again be a highlight for the crowds

6:00pm Thursday 28th August 2014

To celebrate the Tour of Britain’s route through Crediton to Exeter, a bike ride, starting from the Town Square at 10.30am on Sat September 6, will give cyclists a chance to ride part of the route.

HMS Bulwark leads major amphibious deployment

This is The West Country:

4:00pm Thursday 28th August 2014

Fleet Flagship of the Royal Navy, HMS Bulwark, sailed from Plymouth yesterday (Tuesday) to lead the Royal Navy’s major amphibious deployment.

Donor Day at Devon & Somerset Fire & Rescue

This is The West Country: Middle-Wyches WI

2:00pm Thursday 28th August 2014

The inspiration for the day came about after Firefighter Jason Worthington was diagnosed with Acute Lymphoblastic Leukaemia (Philadelphia+).

Exeter City Council looking to improve air quality to reduce health risks

This is The West Country: Could a low emission zone like that in London come to Brighton?

2:00pm Thursday 28th August 2014

The main aim of the strategy is to protect people - especially the vulnerable - from respiratory and other potentially life-threatening illnesses related to poor air quality caused by traffic.

Exeter-based sign language teacher wins prestigious award

This is The West Country:

12:00pm Thursday 28th August 2014

Matt Jenkins, who is from South Wales but now teaches sign language in Exeter and Bristol, is the recipient of the South West Teacher of the Year Award at the 2014 Signature Annual Awards.

Big breakfast takes centre stage at Cruwys Morchard YFC

This is The West Country:

12:00pm Thursday 28th August 2014

On Saturday, September 16 from 7am until 12 noon, a whole range of breakfast options will be available at the centre - from full English to bacon or sausage sandwiches - with all proceeds going to The Devon Air Ambulance and RABI.

Creating Art for the Respect Festival

This is The West Country:

10:00am Thursday 28th August 2014

Plymouth Respect Festival takes place this year on the weekend of October 11-12. The festival is designed to promote respect and celebrate diversity across all areas of the community.

Charity gives schools free seats at WW1 commemorative lecture

This is The West Country:

2:00pm Wednesday 27th August 2014

Author, journalist and broadcaster Clive Aslet will be speaking a special event at Exeter University where he will detail the lives lost and the sacrifices made by Lydford residents during WW1 and the impact this had on a small rural community.

Fire Service to hold Open Day

This is The West Country: LEE Smith and Mike Cross of Devon and Somerset Fire and Rescue Service with Connor Payne, Oliver Handford and Evie Hider. PHOTO: Jamie Brooks.

12:00pm Wednesday 27th August 2014

Devon & Somerset Fire & Rescue Service is to hold a Community Safety Open Day at Service Headquarters, Exeter, on Saturday 6 September 2014, 10am-4pm.

Dog walker stabbed by stranger in Plymouth

This is The West Country:

10:18am Wednesday 27th August 2014

Police are hunting a man after a stabbing within Devonport Park, Paradise Road, Plymouth.

Explore Devon - the naturally healthy way

This is The West Country: 24h Charity bike ride

10:00am Wednesday 27th August 2014

New website, www.exploredevon.info, has been launched by Devon County Council to bring together ideas for things to do and places to go to be more naturally active outdoors while enjoying Devon’s fantastic natural environment.

Just the ticket for all the family at Devon Railway Centre, Bickleigh

This is The West Country: Steam gala at the Devon Railway Centre, Tiverton

8:00am Wednesday 27th August 2014

Explore the fun of trains in action with the huge range of activities for all the family at the Devon Railway Centre, Bickleigh.

Eminent Comedy Club reopening in Exeter

This is The West Country:

6:00pm Tuesday 26th August 2014

Devon-based entrepreneurs have noticed that the comedy scene in Exeter is missing the trick so have decided to take matters into their own hands.

Beverley, the life-sized gorilla statue, arrives in Tiverton

This is The West Country:

5:32pm Tuesday 26th August 2014

The life-size statue, designed by Somerset-based artist Brian Sweet, was unveiled to the public on Saturday morning and was bought for £3,800 at a charity auction by the Tiverton Portas Pilot team.






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