Pavement stencils making a difference in Exeter

This is The West Country: The pavement stencils

10:00am Saturday 23rd August 2014

Pavement stencils making a difference in Exeter

Performance poet puts renewable energy in the spotlight

This is The West Country: Evening of Poetry

8:00am Saturday 23rd August 2014

Poetry will play its part in raising awareness about climate change, at a Community Energy Fortnight event in Exeter.

Serious accident on A361

This is The West Country:

1:44pm Friday 22nd August 2014

EMERGENCY services are on the scene of a serious accident on the A361 near Tiverton. Diversions in operation.

Magnificent GCSE results again for Cullompton Community College

This is The West Country:

4:00pm Friday 22nd August 2014

Students achieved a magnificent 73% in the gold standard of 5+ A*-C including English and maths securing the best ever results in the history of the school.

Blundell's School scores impressive exam results

This is The West Country:

2:00pm Friday 22nd August 2014

The proportion of A* grades had been predicted to fall nationally but nearly 20% of results were at the top grade at the school – an increase on the previous year.

Friends Life Tour of Britain to re-visit popular locations

This is The West Country: Britain's Bradley Wiggins, wearing the overall leader's yellow jersey, rides in front of his Team Sky teammates during Stage 3 of the Tour of California cycling race Tuesday, May 13, 2014, in Livermore, Calif. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez). (6201

12:00pm Friday 22nd August 2014

The 2014 edition of Britain’s most prestigious race will be the eighth time that The Tour has ventured into the county and it will re-visit some of its most popular locations from previous editions of the race.

Jenny takes on marathon challenge

This is The West Country:

10:00am Friday 22nd August 2014

Jenny Miller, 37, is set to take on the gruelling challenge of four half-marathons in two months to raise money for a children’s cancer charity.

£9m to fix the roads

This is The West Country: POTHOLES IRONY

8:00am Friday 22nd August 2014

Mid Devon’s roads are set to benefit from a £9.1million restoration programme after the wettest winter on record.

Jack’s back with black comedy

This is The West Country:

1:23pm Thursday 21st August 2014

Tiverton Dramatic Society’s latest production is a black comedy written by member Jack Williams.

Teacher from Ryan Leverton pleads not guilty to sexually touching a 16-year-old girl

This is The West Country: Ryan Leverton.

1:10pm Wednesday 20th August 2014

A TEACHER from Exeter has pleaded not guilty to three counts of sexual touching of a 16-year-old schoolgirl.

Men appear in court following courier fraud investigation

This is The West Country: Man dies following road traffic collision in Exeter

12:05pm Wednesday 20th August 2014

TWO men will be appearing in Bristol Crown Court today following a police investigation into courier fraud in the South West.

Police Appeal: Road Traffic Collision in Tiverton

This is The West Country:

12:00pm Wednesday 20th August 2014

AN 11-YEAR-OLD boy was air lifted to hospital with a serious leg injury after a road traffic collision in Tiverton last night.

Serious accident in Tiverton; air ambulance on scene

This is The West Country:

6:21pm Tuesday 19th August 2014

A CASUALTY has been airlifted to hospital in a serious condition following a crash on the A361, Tiverton.

Saltmill Park lease handed to local charity

This is The West Country: RAMPED UP:Chrissy Holiday, left, and Ryan Dodds rides the ramps at 4Motion, Darlington's new indoor skate park   PICTURE: Tom Banks

5:34pm Tuesday 19th August 2014

Facilities at Saltmill Park were officially put in the hands of the environmental charity Groundwork South today, when a 30 year lease to run parts of the park was formally agreed with Cornwall Council.

Sponsored walk for Dartmouth Caring was a wonderful success

This is The West Country:

5:30pm Tuesday 19th August 2014

Shona Morley completed a grueling 100km sponsored walk on 19th July and raised over £1700 for Dartmouth Caring.

Three people in hospital after fire at Axminster Carpets

This is The West Country:

1:17pm Tuesday 19th August 2014

THREE people have been taken to hospital following a fire at Axminster Carpets.

Otterton Mill announces Autumn music season

This is The West Country:

5:53pm Monday 18th August 2014

Otterton Mill has just released tickets for its Autumn music season.

Exmouth Cadets complete ten-week course

This is The West Country:

5:48pm Monday 18th August 2014

Devon & Somerset Fire & Rescue Service worked in conjunction with the cadets from Exmouth Community College and Devon & Cornwall Police.

Own a piece of the Making Waves trail

This is The West Country:

5:50pm Monday 18th August 2014

Auction of sunfish statues to be held at the National Marine Aquarium

Royal Navy warship marks Commonwealth Games

This is The West Country:

5:45pm Monday 18th August 2014

Crew of the Royal Navy warship HMS Sutherland celebrated the Commonwealth Games by organising their own sports Olympiad and team-building afternoon.

New survey reveals Devon is struggling with staying safe in the sun

This is The West Country:

5:43pm Monday 18th August 2014

Lack of awareness prompts concern among skin experts following Britain’s holiday heat-wave

Getting the most from our waste in Devon

This is The West Country: REPRIEVE: The Llangadog waste and recycling centre will now remain open for the next 12 months.

3:41pm Sunday 17th August 2014

Recycling rate in Devon stands at 55% which puts it as one of the best performing councils in the country.

Bringing the world's best thinkers to Exeter

This is The West Country: Bill Gates: Eradication pledge

8:00am Sunday 17th August 2014

Inspired by the TED conference, where some of the world’s best thinkers and doers from Bill Gates to Sting give the talk of their lives, Exeter will play host to an inspiring event, challenging us to be informed by the past and explore how we can shape the world in the future.

PHOTOS: Premier Sport days at Tiverton Youth Centre

This is The West Country:

4:00pm Saturday 16th August 2014

Tiverton Youth Centre and Premier Sport have been laying on a series of multisports days for kids between 5 and 12 years, encouraging them to stay fit and healthy during the holidays.

Donate unwanted items

This is The West Country:

2:00pm Saturday 16th August 2014

British Heart Foundation (BHF) shops are urging South West locals to donate bags full of unwanted items to their local BHF shop to Bag it. Beat it.

High-tech opening

This is The West Country: Image for Lasyl Audio Visual Centre

12:00pm Saturday 16th August 2014

FitzPro Ltd, which supplies audio-visual solutions to help businesses save time, money and the environment, has opened its new premises on Tiverton’s Business Park.

James battles the elements to support sister

This is The West Country:

10:00am Saturday 16th August 2014

James Blackburn lined up alongside more than 80,000 other competitors for the Ride London-Surrey event on behalf of the charity LAM Action. He completed the race in 05:25:20.

36 households at risk of losing their home every day in the South West

This is The West Country: Fewer families threatened with repossession in Bradford district

8:00am Saturday 16th August 2014

New analysis highlights areas of the region most at risk

Morrisons extend opening hours in Mid Devon

This is The West Country: BANNED: Morrisons has had an advert for its burgers barred

8:00am Saturday 16th August 2014

Stores in Tiverton and Crediton has extended their due to further demand from local shoppers.

Fish and chip van fire in Tiverton

This is The West Country:

8:17pm Friday 15th August 2014

FIRE crews responded to a mobile fish and chip van fire in Tiverton this afternoon.

Public Health England statement regarding River Dart Country Park

This is The West Country: Washing hands thoroughly helps to prevent the spread of Norovirus

4:00pm Friday 15th August 2014

Public Health England (PHE) and South Hams District Council are continuing to work together to investigate a number of reported cases of diarrhoea and vomiting, now confirmed to be Norovirus, in visitors and staff at River Dart Country Park in South Devon.

New homes offer reduced heating bills

This is The West Country: Heating bills saving scheme extended

4:00pm Friday 15th August 2014

Low heating bills are just one of the attractions on offer in new homes being built by Exeter City Council.

Two injured after lorry overturns on the M5

This is The West Country:

2:52pm Friday 15th August 2014

AN EMPTY flatbed lorry ended up on its side after colliding with the central reservation between Tiverton and Wellington on the M5 northbound.

Lottery funding for voluntary organisation

This is The West Country: Get involve-d in voluntary project

12:00pm Friday 15th August 2014

Support and funding advice is now available for voluntary and community organisations in Crediton and the surrounding district.

Concern over vulnerable man missing after visiting Plymouth

This is The West Country:

12:00pm Friday 15th August 2014

Police in Plymouth are appealing for information to locate a 41 year old missing man.

Valuable jewellery stolen in Plymstock burglary

This is The West Country:

11:02am Friday 15th August 2014

Police in Plymstock are appealing for information after valuable jewellery was stolen from the home of an elderly woman.

Rural crime costing region £5.5m

This is The West Country: The Northern Farmer Awards honour the best in farming skills

10:00am Friday 15th August 2014

Farming insurance agent from Mid Devon has urged the region’s farming industry to “fight rural crime” after new figures released this week revealed a £5.5m cost to the South-West economy in 2013.

Statistics reveal huge drop in Jobseekers claimants in Mid Devon

This is The West Country: JobCentre move strengthens role of Ealing Hub among ex-offenders

9:00am Friday 15th August 2014

In July 2013, 752 people in the region were claiming Jobseekers allowance in the region - but fast forward 12 months and that figure has tumbled to 480, a fall of 272.

Positive response to library consultation

This is The West Country: BOOKS: The library has increased its visitors from 2012 to 2014

8:00am Friday 15th August 2014

Devon County Council has described responses to its recent consultation on the future of Devon's library service as 'extremely positive'.

Devon travel to New Zealand is on the up

This is The West Country:

12:00pm Thursday 14th August 2014

RESEARCH released by Tourism New Zealand and New Zealand In Depth has highlighted Devon as one of the hotbeds of travel to New Zealand predicted to contribute 3% of the 196,000 estimated to travel from Britain in 2014.

Blundell's announces "outstanding" A Level results

This is The West Country:

11:16am Thursday 14th August 2014

26 pupils at the Tiverton school gained at least one A* and 31 pupils gained AAB or better, from a year group of 83.

Brazen Plymouth burglar shinnies up drain pipe in broad daylight

This is The West Country: Police searched for a missing elderly woman in Haugh Woods.

11:33am Thursday 14th August 2014

Detectives are seeking a brazen burglar who is believed to have climbed up a drainpipe to break into a flat in Plymouth.

South West employees isolated in mental health suffering

This is The West Country: CIPD – mental health at work

10:00am Thursday 14th August 2014

The South West was one of the least-diagnosed regions for mental health in the UK, with only 11.9% of respondents experiencing ill mental health.

Two book deals for Tiverton author

This is The West Country: AMY Sparkes and her book, Do Not Enter the Monster Zoo

4:00pm Wednesday 13th August 2014

Amy Sparkes has been offered a two-book deal with Random House and another two-book deal with Egmont for her picture books.

Healthwatch Devon welcomes whistle-blowers review

This is The West Country: Shocking: figures show there are only 21 health workers for nearly 17,000 children in Haringey

4:00pm Wednesday 13th August 2014

Healthwatch Devon is calling on local health workers to be honest about our health system.

Devon winner reflects on success in NHS Leadership Recognition Awards

This is The West Country:

2:00pm Wednesday 13th August 2014

Keri Storey was crowned a national winner at the NHS Leadership Academy’s recognition awards in February, winning the category of NHS Partnership/System Leader of the Year 2014.

Author Clive Aslet to help The Soldiers’ Charity remember a Devon village’s WW1 sacrifice

This is The West Country:

2:00pm Wednesday 13th August 2014

Money raised will go to ABF The Soldiers’ Charity – the National Charity of the British Army since 1944.

Dartmouth Caring’s WW1 Remembrance Lunch Club was a Wonderful Success

This is The West Country:

12:00pm Wednesday 13th August 2014

The event took place on Wednesday August 6 at the Community Corner Café in the Old Market, Dartmouth and was a brilliant success.

Beach Management project delayed to ensure vital information from 25 years ago is tracked down

This is The West Country: Fun Without Flying

10:00am Wednesday 13th August 2014

Unearthing critical information from the early 1990s about the design of Sidmouth’s coastal defences and their technical history has caused further delays to East Devon District Council's Beach Management Plan (BMP) project.

Post-holiday slump lasts for five days

9:36am Wednesday 13th August 2014

Post-holiday blues last for an average of five days for Brits according to new research, with a lack of concentration at work revealed as the worst side effect.


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