New police inspector to target the safeguarding of vulnerable people

This is The West Country:

8:00am Friday 31st October 2014

Inspector Jane Alford-Mole has been appointed as the region's new police inspector and is keen to continue to address the issue of safeguarding of vulnerable people, particularly those suffering from domestic abuse.

Identity of man found critically injured at Totnes roadside remains a mystery

This is The West Country:

3:58pm Thursday 30th October 2014

Police are asking for help identifying a man who was found unconscious on the A385 near Berry Pomeroy and remains in a critical condition in Derriford Hospital.

PHOTOS: Willand Rovers' FA Cup tie

This is The West Country:

11:15am Thursday 30th October 2014

WILLAND Rovers' FA Cup dream may have come to an end, but the hundreds of fans who turned out to support them still had a great day out.

Aston Manor Cider agree Rugby League sponsorship

This is The West Country:

11:09am Thursday 30th October 2014

TIVERTON-based Aston Manor Cider has increased its sponsorship investment to increase the profile already established in Rugby League as part of the growth strategy for the Kingstone Press brand.

Bonfire Night safety warning from Devon & Somerset Fire & Rescue Service

This is The West Country:

10:00am Thursday 30th October 2014

WATCHING fireworks is popular and fun and Devon & Somerset Fire & Rescue Service want you to have a safe Bonfire Night - by following some simple do’s and don’ts risks can be greatly reduced.

New points card makes Crediton supermarket first to price match Aldi and Lidl

This is The West Country: NEW SCHEME: The price match and points card shoppers can now use at Malvern's Morrison's supermarket

8:00am Thursday 30th October 2014

MORRISONS is today announcing the launch of ‘Match & More’ its new price match and points card in Morrisons Crediton.

New brain tumour support worker in Devon and Cornwall

This is The West Country:

4:00pm Wednesday 29th October 2014

TWO charities have joined forces to provide specialist help and support for people affected by brain tumours for local people in Devon and Cornwall.

New owners bring life back to Old Cider Works

This is The West Country:

2:00pm Wednesday 29th October 2014

CREDITON'S Old Cider Works is being put back to the use it was built for thanks to its new owners.

Canine candidate, Wilberforce, is runner-up in Westminster Dog Of The Year

This is The West Country:

12:00pm Wednesday 29th October 2014

WILBERFORCE, a seven year old Labrador Retriever, belonging to Neil Parish, MP for Tiverton and Honiton, just missed out on a place on the podium in the 22nd annual Westminster Dog of the Year competition.

New inspector for Mid Devon outlines police priorities

This is The West Country:

11:11am Wednesday 29th October 2014

Inspector Jane Alford-Mole has been appointed the new police inspector for Mid Devon.

Excellent academic and extra-curricular activities on display at Holbeton Primary School

This is The West Country:

10:00am Wednesday 29th October 2014

KATHRYN Garnett, Head Teacher, is inviting prospective parents living in the South Hams, Ivybridge, Plymouth, Plymstock, and Plympton to an ‘open day’ on Wednesday, November 26 9am-1pm.

10 suspected fraudsters arrested over 'elaborate' scams in Cornwall and Devon

This is The West Country:

7:00am Wednesday 29th October 2014

Detectives from Zephyr – the South West’s regional organised crime unit – made dawn arrests in London yesterday as part of an investigation into an "elaborate" £2m courier fraud that scammed people in Cornwall and Devon.

TV’s Countryfile features Old Blundellian’s innovative wool business

This is The West Country:

4:00pm Tuesday 28th October 2014

THE entrepreneurship and enterprise of an Old Blundellian will feature on BBC One’s Countryfile programme on Sunday, November 2.

Man missing after he sailed out of Torquay

This is The West Country:

3:33pm Tuesday 28th October 2014

Police are concerned for the welfare of a missing man known as Jeffery Carl Hewitt after his boat washed up on shore empty in Devon.

Devon nurse warns of UKs most common cancer

This is The West Country: Send your messages for Breast Cancer Awareness feature

2:00pm Tuesday 28th October 2014

THIS October for Breast Cancer Awareness Month, Macmillan Cancer Support is urging the public to learn about the signs and symptoms of the UK’s most common type of cancer.

Who will win Ottery's £17,300 for sports provision?

This is The West Country: Staff and pupils at colne Primet Academy which has received a major funding boost to its sports provision.

10:00am Tuesday 28th October 2014

RESIDENTS of the parish of Ottery St Mary are being invited by EDDC and Ottery St Mary Town Council to vote for how they would spend £17,300 available for sports provision.

Firms hail Exeter Resilience Show 2014 a success

This is The West Country:

8:00am Tuesday 28th October 2014

COMPANIES across Devon took part in the county’s first Resilience Show in Exeter.

‘Record-breaking year’ for property investment

This is The West Country: Property investment tips

4:00pm Monday 27th October 2014

A RECORD-breaking year for investment in commercial property in the South West is on the cards as major investors become increasingly attracted to the region - according to new research by national commercial property consultancy Lambert Smith Hampton (LSH).

Man arrested after Torquay house fire

This is The West Country:

12:59pm Monday 27th October 2014

A 43-year-old man has been arrested following a fire in Torquay.

Community woodland day at the Knapp, Sidmouth

This is The West Country:

12:00pm Monday 27th October 2014

IF you would like an introduction to woodland management on a small scale, or if you would just like a bit of exercise in the open air, there's an event just for you.

The Blockheads – Exeter Corn Exchange

This is The West Country:

10:00am Monday 27th October 2014

THE Blockheads, the band that exploded on the scene with the late Ian Dury as front man will play Exeter Corn Exchange on Sunday 23 November.

Bhangra Extravaganza – Exeter Corn Exchange

This is The West Country:

8:00am Monday 27th October 2014

EXETER Corn Exchange is hosting a Bhangra Extravaganza on Saturday, November 15.

New law is a step forward for children, says Devon-based charity

This is The West Country:

4:00pm Sunday 26th October 2014

A LEADING national family charity based in Devon has welcomed a new law, effective this week, that reinforces the importance of children having relationships with both parents following a family breakdown.

Sports projects in Devon share in over £370,000 to improve facilities

This is The West Country:

3:26pm Sunday 26th October 2014

FIVE local sports projects in Devon have been awarded a share of over £370,000 worth of National Lottery funding to improve their tired facilities, it has been announced.

No lie-ins for Devon parents this Sunday, say children

This is The West Country: Parents' money worries 'shame'

3:21pm Sunday 26th October 2014

ACTION for Children launches National Children’s Hour More than half of parents in the South West (64 per cent) are planning to stay in bed for the extra hour they gain when the clocks go back at the weekend, Action for Children has discovered.

Junction 27 developer finds support in Mid Devon

This is The West Country:

3:16pm Sunday 26th October 2014

PEOPLE in Mid Devon think the district council should do all it can to boost the local economy and encourage residents to spend their money in the area, according to a poll.

Devon’s Youth Remembers

This is The West Country: REMEMBRANCE DAY: A field of poppies will be planted St Cuthbert’s Church, in Darlington, to mark the centenary of the First World War

2:00pm Sunday 26th October 2014

THE Youth of Devon will be parading down the High Street on the November 1 at 11.30am in commemoration of World War One and in particular the 900+ servicemen from Exeter who lost their lives during that conflict.

Council tenants strike gold in their gardens

This is The West Country: Floral tributes to Saliq Malik, who died after the collision

12:00pm Sunday 26th October 2014

Growing interest in colourful plants continues

Praise for HMS Argyll as she finished hurricane clear-up in Bermuda

This is The West Country:

10:00am Sunday 26th October 2014

SAILORS from the Royal Naval warship HMS Argyll have completed a four-day clear-up operation in hurricane-hit Bermuda.

Pupils prepare for Greased lightning

This is The West Country:

8:00am Sunday 26th October 2014

REHEARSALS are well under way for Queen Elizabeth’s, Crediton Theatre Academy’s, production of Grease.

PHOTOS: Musical magic at Tidcombe Primary School

This is The West Country:

4:00pm Saturday 25th October 2014

PENS and pencils were replaced by recorders as pupils at Tidcombe Primary School spent the afternoon making music.

University professor to speak at Crediton Community Bookshop

This is The West Country: Image for Tadcaster Bookshop

2:00pm Saturday 25th October 2014

Michael Dumper, Professor in Middle East Politics at Exeter University, will talk about his new book, 'Jerusalem Unbound: Geography, History and the Future of the Holy City' on Thursday, October 30 at 7pm.

Bootleg Swingband to bring lively set to the New Hall, Tiverton

This is The West Country:

12:00pm Saturday 25th October 2014

THE Bootleg Swingband are set to bring their lively and exciting set to the New Hall, Tiverton on November 8.

Katherine Ryan at Comedy Hall in Tiverton

This is The West Country:

10:00am Saturday 25th October 2014

FOLLOWING a totally sold-out run recently at London’s Soho Theatre and at the Edinburgh Festival, Katherine Ryan arrives at Comedy Hall in Tiverton on Saturday November 8.

Cully Card winner donates prize to Operation Braveheart

This is The West Country:

8:00am Saturday 25th October 2014

THE winner of this month’s Cully Card draw prize has given the prize to Operation Braveheart, the Cullompton-based charity which helps injured service personnel and their families.

Dog handler nominated for bravery award

This is The West Country:

4:00pm Friday 24th October 2014

A DEVON and Cornwall Police dog handler has been nominated for a police bravery award after she rescued a terrified kidnap victim.

Fire Service successful in bids to Transformation Fund

This is The West Country: St. Albans Fire Fighter Retires after 30 years service

2:00pm Friday 24th October 2014

DEVON and Somerset Fire and Rescue Service is to receive a share of a £75 million Government fund to improve frontline services to the public.

Boiler on the blink? CosyDevon has 500 to give away

This is The West Country: SUITABLY QUALIFIED: Make sure the engineer you employ to install or service your gas boiler is a member of the Gas Safe Register

12:00pm Friday 24th October 2014

A FREE and discounted energy savings scheme in Devon is giving away 500 replacement gas boilers before the end of the year.

Anniversary celebrations at Tiverton Specsavers

This is The West Country:

10:00am Friday 24th October 2014

A TIVERTON optician invited the town to celebrate its 25th anniversary by hosting a weekend of family-fun activities.

Tiverton TIC going for gold at Tourism Awards

This is The West Country: TIVERTON Tourist Information Centre.

8:00am Friday 24th October 2014

TIVERTON’S Tourist Info-rmation Service is among the finalists for the Tourist Information Service of the Year award in Devon Tour-ism Awards 2014.

Inspirational community garden

This is The West Country:

4:00pm Thursday 23rd October 2014

WITHIN the grounds of Plymouth Highbury Trust, a community garden has been created by and for people with learning disabilities.

Children fill Westpoint Arena to learn about farming

This is The West Country:

2:00pm Thursday 23rd October 2014

THE Westpoint Arena in Exeter was filled with a constant buzz of excitement last week when nearly 1,400 children attended the FarmWise event to learn all about how food gets on their plates.

Aston Manor Cider raises a glass to success in Tiverton

This is The West Country:

2:00pm Thursday 23rd October 2014

A MAJOR business in Tiverton has unveiled how the latest investment programme has expanded capacity and enhanced the environmental performance of the site.

Renowned sculptors set up school and studio in Devon

This is The West Country:

10:00am Thursday 23rd October 2014

A THRIVING school which teaches sculpture to art lovers from all around the world has uprooted and moved to Devon.

Diwali celebrations to light up the sky

This is The West Country:

8:00am Thursday 23rd October 2014

DIWALI or Deepavali is the most important festival of the year for Hindus, which is also known at the Festival of Light and is being celebrated at the University of Exeter’s Streatham Campus on Sunday, October 26.

The Boux Avenue to launch Plymouth store

This is The West Country:

4:30pm Wednesday 22nd October 2014

STAFF at The Boux Avenue are excitedly preparing for the Plymouth store launch tomorrow (Thursday), when the ribbon will be cut and the doors will be opened, revealing the new store.

Labrador with severe hip problems finds new home

This is The West Country:

4:00pm Wednesday 22nd October 2014

LABRADOR with severe hip problems finds new home Staff at Dogs Trust Ilfracombe are celebrating the rehoming of a dog suffering from one of the most severe cases of hip dysplasia the centre vets had ever seen.

Enquiries continue after Body found on M5, near Willand

This is The West Country:

2:03pm Wednesday 22nd October 2014

ENQUIRIES are continuing into the death of a 25-year-old man whose body was found on the main carriageway of the M5, near Willand.

Sidmouth's new outdoor gym is ready for take-off

This is The West Country: Clr Faisal Rashid tries out the new outdoor gym equipment in Chapelford DGB230914

12:00pm Wednesday 22nd October 2014

SIDMOUTH'S new £15,000 outdoor gym is ready to use! East Devon District Council has been working hard with Sidmouth Town Council to provide residents with the free-to-use outdoor gym that they wanted.

Devon’s Launch of the 2014 Poppy Appeal Commemorating the onset of WW1

This is The West Country: REMEMBRANCE DAY: A field of poppies will be planted St Cuthbert’s Church, in Darlington, to mark the centenary of the First World War

9:39am Wednesday 22nd October 2014

IN the year that marks 100 years since the birth of the poppy as a symbol of Remembrance and hope, the Royal British Legion is encouraging people in Devon to support the Poppy Appeal for the memory of the fallen and the future of the living.






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