The Devon County Show begins today. It's the first major agricultural show of the season and a chance for local farmers to put the weather-related problems of the last 12 months behind them.
A new railway halt in Exeter is to be partly funded by the Department of Transport.
The leader of the TUC is visiting the South West today - and will be in Exeter this evening. The visit by Frances O'Grady comes as the TUC are calling for moves to create more jobs in the region.
Exeter's city centre police are seeking extra powers to tackle anti-social behaviour.
Exeter's Citizens Advice Bureau is to receive nearly 300 thousand pounds to help support and expand its work.
Police are trying to track down dozens of illegal pit bull type dogs sold to people in Devon and Cornwall by a couple in Barnstaple.
Exmouth Rugby club's relocation to the playing fields at the former Rolle College looks set to take an important step forward this summer.
There's been a big increase in the number of complaints about scams in Devon. The Devon and Somerset Trading Standards service, run by the county council, say there's been a 10 per cent rise since May last year.
It seems living in Devon could be good for our well-being.
A local charity working with people who've suffered brain injuries is raising awareness this week of the long-term problems they face.
There are calls for a ban of a chemical believed to have caused the deaths of thousands of sea birds off the south west coast.
Devon's police are warning drivers that moving roadworks barriers can be a serious offence.
It's been announced that the Duchess of Cornwall is to attend the Devon County Show. The Duchess will tour the showground on Thursday May 16th and meet some of the exhibitors.
An Exeter community have ensured that they'll have more say on new developments in their area, by creating a set of policies on issues such as the design of buildngs and the protection of green spaces.
More than 350 jobs could be created if plans to build a new industrial development near Kennford go ahead.
Police in Devon are targeting drivers whose behaviour behind the wheel puts pedestrians at risk this week.
Improvements to the diagnosis and care of people with dementia in Devon have led to the local NHS being shortlisted for a national award.
A campaign launched by police in Devon this week is designed to raise awareness of rape among teenagers.
Crews are using ten fire engines are battling a blaze which has destroyed the roof of a wooden framed building near Canonteign in Devon.
There could be more electric cars on Devon's roads if residents and business owners sign up to a government scheme to install charge points across the area.
The future of postal services is in the spotlight today.
A police campaign to reduce road accidents involving pedestrians begins in Devon today.
It's been a remarkable couple of weeks for Exmouth Rugby club.
A neglected graveyard in Exeter looks set to be restored - and turned into a heritage attraction.
It's claimed that the crisis facing Devon's farmers now is as bad as the foot and mouth epidemic of 2001.
The departing skipper of the Exeter Chiefs says yesterday's victory over Gloucester - which earns them a place in the Heineken Cup - was a fantastic farewell match.
The Exeter Chiefs take on Gloucester later in a match that could secure their place in the Heineken Cup.
The leader of Devon County Council says he's not worried about the rise of UKIP at this year's local elections.
The Conservatives have retained overall control of Devon county council for the next four years, following the local elections.
Devon and Cornwall police could get a private sponsorship deal to boost resources. Dorset's Police and Crime Commissioner Martyn Underhill has suggested all five forces in the south west consider a deal.
World Cup rugby is heading to Exeter. It's been announced that Sandy Park will be one of the 13 match venues for the tournament in 2015, which starts on September 18th.
Devon's residents are voting today for who'll run their county council for the next four years. All sixty-two seats on the local authority are up for grabs.
The Environment Agency are defending their controversial plans to allow tidal flooding of part of the Clyst Valley - which have provoked a deluge of objections from local residents.
A pink cottage in Kennford is the focus of a local controversy, over whether the colour it's been repainted is too bright.
The Exeter festival of food and drink at the weekend was the most successful in its 10 year history.
A seasonal ban on dogs comes into force on many local beaches today.
Exeter citizens advice bureau say many local people could be missing out on financial support, because they don't realise they're eligible to claim benefits.
Exeter City striker Jamie Cureton has been named in the League Two Team of the Year.
Some primary school pupils in the Exeter area are involved in a project designed to improve children's health which could eventually be extended across Devon.
Exmouth Rugby Club made history yesterday when they moved up to the highest national league in the club's 130 year history after a 21-20 victory over Dorking.
More children will soon be able to use a skatepark in Cullompton.
The success of work to encourage cycling in Exeter has been used as a shining example in a report calling on the Government to promote cycle use.
Magistrates in Devon have been criticised for imposing too many jail sentences on offenders.
The results of a project to tackle knife crime in Exeter will be announced at a conference in the city today.
The public consultation on proposed measures to cut the costs of Devon and Somerset fire service ends today.
Professional fraudsters operating locally have been stealing people's wallets and then getting the victims to reveal their PIN numbers... and taking thousands of pounds from their bank accounts.
An outbreak of measles on the scale of that currently happening in Wales is unlikely in Devon, according to the county's Director of Public Health.
An Exeter nurse is continuing her battle to be considered a victim of religious discrimination, because she was banned from wearing a crucifix around her neck at work.
Latest figures show community hospitals in Exeter, East and Mid Devon have the best waiting times for patients in the South of England.
Campaigners are warning that victims of race hate crimes in Devon will suffer from funding cuts to race equality councils.
The co-founder of Exeter's Festival of South West Food and Drink says he believes he and his colleagues have achieved what they set out to do.
Managers of the new body responsible for NHS services in Devon are reassuring the public, over fears of more involvement by private health providers.
Local residents have until the end of this week to respond to the public consultation on controversial cuts to Devon and Somerset's fire service.
A crackdown on social housing fraudsters is being launched in Devon. A partnership of local authorities and social landlords have won Government funding for a two-year project to track them down.
A man from Crediton has been in charged in connection with alleged charity fraud.
The five south west policing areas will work more closely together in the future after a meeting of the region's forces in Exeter.
People in Exeter, Mid and East Devon are being advised to make sure they're vaccinated against measles after the recent epidemic in Swansea.
A specialist ambulance hub for dealing with major incidents looks set to be built at Exeter's new Skypark business centre.
Police in Devon are being given more flexibility in the way they deal with young offenders.
Exeter residents will be able to view the latest design changes to be made to the city’s central library during the multi-million pound redevelopment in a series of drop in sessions taking place from today.
The new independent consumer watchdog for health and social care in Devon says it wants to become a strong and influential voice - but needs input and involvement from patients across the county.
Police and trading standards in Devon have joined forces to tackle bogus callers, rogue traders and distraction burglars - after a dramatic rise in the amount of money being lost to doorstep criminals.
The number of home repossession cases brought by social landlords in the Exeter area has risen by 18 per cent, compared to last year.
Fundraising is continuing to help the Honiton family who lost two children in a house fire earlier this month.
An urgent investigation has been launched by the Exeter RD&E hospital trust.. into how confidential patient records being transferred there from Torbay ended up on the side of a road.
Wild flowers will soon be blossoming in some of Exeter's green spaces.
An Exeter health centre is being asked to consider expanding into a soon-to-be-vacated building behind its premises, in order to take on more patients.
A cowardly distraction burglar has targeted an elderly woman in Exeter.
Radio Exe has been shortlisted for a prestigious award, following its rebranding when it took over from Exeter FM last year.
Devon and Cornwall police have welcomed figures showing a fall in crimes last year, following a worrying rise in offences the year before.
An inquest will be opened and adjourned today into the deaths of a child and two teenagers following a house fire in Honiton last week.
A court's heard how the work of a gas fitter from Ottery St Mary was so shoddy that it could have endangered the lives of the people who'd engaged him.
It's been revealed that highways workers on Devon's roads are being put in danger by reckless or even abusive motorists.
Fourteen people involved in a huge heroin trafficking operation in Devon and Cornwall have been sentenced today at Exeter Crown Court.
A study by researchers in Exeter seems to have confirmed that 'you're as old as you feel'.
A public inquiry into the case for a community field in Exeter to receive Village Green status has come to an end.
Plans for an authorised gipsy and travellers' site at Haldon have been approved by Teignbridge council.
More and more people in Exeter are so desperate for money that they're having to turn to the city's food bank.
A three-year-old boy has died of his injuries following a house fire in Honiton which also killed two teenagers.
A deal has been reached to save Axminster Carpets.
There's been a fire at a hotel in Dawlish. It broke out at the back of the Langstone Cliff hotel in Warren Road yesterday evening.
A local animal welfare charity is among the organisations calling for a change in the law on dangerous dogs.... in the wake of the shocking attack on a 14 year old girl in Greater Manchester last week.
The organiser of an Exeter food bank says most benefit claimants are not scroungers, following the Chancellor's negative remarks about child killer Mick Philpott's benefit-funded lifestyle.
Further improvements to Exeter's Cowick Street are due to get underway in the next few weeks. .
The on-going operation to prevent illegal raves in Devon is being highlighted after police successfully broke up an event as it was getting underway last weekend.
Two men have been found guilty of hatching a plot to rob and kill Devon soul star Joss Stone. Kevin Liverpool has been sentenced to life imprisonment and will serve a minimum of 10 years and 8 months. The sentencing of Junior Bradshaw has been adjourned
Participants at a wildlife workshop in East Devon today will be finding out how to o attract more bees to their gardens..
Police in Exeter are setting up their own cadet schemes, in schools which don't have an army cadet force.
Police have renewed their appeal for witnesses to a road accident in Exeter last Thursday - saying the female pedestrian involved is in a critical condition.
The trial of two men accused of plotting to murder and rob the Devon soul star Joss Stone will enter its final stages today.
The officer in charge of community policing in Exeter says a strategy's needed to tackle alcohol-fuelled crime and anti-social behaviour.
Community groups in Exeter are to be supplied with graffiti-removal kits - as the city council continue their campaign to tackle the unwanted tags and designs.
Devon's police are urging anyone out and about in the countryside to keep an eye open for people who might be preparing the ground for an illegal rave or festival. They've already broken up one event which was taking place near Okehampton late on Satur
Devon and Cornwall Police have thanked "the vast majority of fans" at yesterday's Devon derby between Exeter City and Plymouth Argyle for being well-behaved.
Residents in Kenton are being asked to help the county council decide between two alternative road layouts which have been tried out in recent weeks.
It's claimed that more than a million people in the South West cut back on the amount they spent on food last year, to ensure they could stay in their homes.
Nearly half a million pounds worth of Government funding is to benefit communities in Devon which were hit hard by flooding last year.
Unemployed over-50s in Devon are to benefit from the skills of highly-trained former service personnel, in an innovative scheme starting up in Tiverton today.
Beaches in Exmouth, Budleigh Salterton and Shaldon have all failed to meet bathing water quality standards.
Police, schools and local authorities are working more closely together to prevent child sex exploitation in Devon.
Exeter Chiefs boss Rob Baxter and Saracens coach Paul Gustard will join the England rugby union team for the summer tour of Argentina.
The tooth of a mammoth has been found in a river in East Devon. It's thought to be 20 thousand years old and is 20 centimetres long, and weighs more than two kilogrammes.
Jobs in Exeter and Exmouth have been saved after a deal was reached to secure the future of the troubled DVD rental chain Blockbuster.
Police are concerned that so-called 'hate crimes' against gay and lesbian people in Devon are going unreported.. because the victims fear they won't be taken seriously.
The business forum which was chaired by the former East Devon councillor Graham Brown has decided not to disband.
The trial of two men accused of plotting to rob and murder the Devon soul star Joss Stone continues at Exeter Crown Court today.
Exeter has been named as one of the most expensive cities for buying property.. in proportion to local earnings.
The Easter story is to be tweeted by the Diocese of Exeter... from the point of view of Jesus himself.
The NHS Trust running community hospitals in Exeter and mid and east Devon has been rated highly in a report on how well the health service's performance tallies with what patients consider important.
Part of Exeter City football ground has collapsed on to the road next to the site, blocking part of the pavement of St James Road.
A colourful and flamboyant celebration of the local lesbian, gay, bisexual and trans communities is being held in Exeter today.
Protesters will be demonstrating in Feniton today... against new planning regulations they say amount to a 'developers' charter'.
Devon and Cornwall police are understood to be looking into the activities of the former East Devon district councillor Graham Brown.
East Devon is dealing with flooding .... again. Waterlogged roads and treacherous driving conditions are reported on the A376 in Exmouth....and in Otterton, Sidbury, Newton Poppleford and Clyst St George.
Taxi marshalls have been introduced in Exeter to prevent trouble breaking out in queues of late-night revellers.
Ways of tackling the isolation suffered by older people in rural Devon will be discussed at a conference in Crediton today.
Students from Exeter Royal Academy for Deaf Education marched to County Hall and met up with councillors for celebratory cake
Six police staff have been suspended, as the investigation into the death of an Exeter man following his arrest and detention in custody continues.
Exmouth will have new visitor facilities at its historic Jurassic Coast gateway ready in time for the Easter holidays.
Thousands of people in mid-Devon have received council tax bills which are too high, following an admin error.
The MP for Exeter says the measures announced in yesterday's budget don't go far enough to breathe new life into the economy.
A joint Trading Standards service is to be set up to serve Devon and Somerset, saving hundreds of thousands of pounds.
The Secretary of State for communities has been contacted by Independent councillors in East Devon... who're calling for a decision on two major planning applications to be deferred
A new support network for dementia sufferers and their families has been set up in Exeter.
Exeter residents are being asked to help crack down on graffiti 'taggers' - with the help of Facebook.
Measures to make the railway line at Cowley Bridge in Exeter less vulnerable to flooding are being discussed at a transport conference at County Hall today.
Exeter residents will be charged up to 45 pounds for new or replacement rubbish bins, under plans being discussed by city councillors later.
Police in Exeter say a reorganision of their neighbourhood teams will help them in a new crackdown on anti-social behaviour.
The trial of two men accused of conspiring to murder the Devon soul singer Joss Stone continues today at Exeter Crown Court.
The initial plans for Exeter's 25 million pound flood defences are going out to public consultation this week.
Members of Devon's rural communities are being encouraged to put themselves forward for training as Special Constables... as part of new plans to improve policing in the countryside.
A Crediton woman has described how she broke up a fight involving seven men on a train... by giving them a 'mum' look and telling them to 'stop messing around'
Secret cameras are to be deployed by Devon's police, to protect wild nesting birds - but officers are also asking the public to be their eyes and ears in the countryside, to help prevent wildlife crime.
Four types of business have been identified as the likeliest providers of high-quality and well-paid jobs in Devon.
Council tax bills are being sent out with accompanying debt advice leaflets in Exeter.. because of concern that changes to the benefits system will put too much strain on people's finances.
A Devon man who had a kidney transplant 20 years ago has been celebrating his continued good health, with the family of the East Devon woman whose organ he received.
East Devon councillor Graham Brown has resigned, following the controversy surrounding his other role as a planning consultant.
Devon's Trading Standards service looks likely to merge with its counterpart in Somerset.
Campaigners are calling for a new covered market in Exeter city centre.
Police have been asked to look into the issues raised in an undercover newspaper investigation involving East Devon councillor Graham Brown.
IKEA are reported to have moved a step closer to opening a store in Exeter.
Two men have been charged after hundreds of pounds worth of counterfeit banknotes were seized in Exeter.
There are calls today for the resignation of the East Devon district councillor who's been taking payments for offering advice on gaining planning permission.
Residents in East Devon are being advised to check their sheds and outbuildings for signs of a break-in, following a spate of burglaries in the area.
An East Devon councillor has been suspended from the Conservative group on the local authority, after being implicated in an investigation by The Telegraph.
An Exeter charity which prevents young homeless people from having to sleep rough is hoping to recruit more local residents to provide short-term emergency accommodation.
The man who died in a crash on the M5 at the weekend has been named locally as Daniel Gunn from Tiverton.
City councillors are moving forward with their proposal to get companies in Exeter's central area on board to create a Business Improvement District.
Police and Exeter city council say they're going to crack down on a small group of street beggars who are not homeless... and are using the money to feed a drug or alcohol addiction.
The transport disruption caused by flooding at the end of last year is thought to have cost businesses in the south west more than a hundred and sixty million pounds.
Businesses based around science, technology and knowledge are to play a key part in Exeter's future economy... under a plan by the city council.
It's claimed that thousands of children in Exeter, and mid and east Devon, who live in poverty are still missing out on free school meals.
Axminster Carpets employees facing redundancy after this week's announcement of job cuts will be offered specialist employment and legal advice today.
A man's tried to mug a woman in Honiton... but was foiled when she fought him off.
The amount of debt being run up by people in Exeter is continuing to rise as incomes fail to keep pace with living expenses.
Police are investigating a burglary at a house in Whitestone near Exeter in which around ten thousand pounds worth of jewellery was stolen.
Historic firm Axminster Carpets in East Devon has confirmed it's gone into administration - with three-quarters of the staff losing their jobs.
The turnout among Devon and Cornwall's police officers in yesterday's ballot on whether they should be able to strike was above the national average.
A public inquiry opens today to determine whether a piece of land in Exeter should be designated as a village green.
A survey of NHS workers has found that 38 per cent of those at Exeter RD&E had witnessed a potentially harmful error or 'near miss' in the last month.
The Exeter Chiefs rugby stadium could be among the host venues for the 2015 World Cup.
Work begins today to prepare for the building of the Crediton Link Road.
There are calls for a change in the rules on emergency government funding for flood damage - because the money can't be used to pay for road repairs.
Campaigners who fought a successful campaign to stop East Devon district council selling off its Sidmouth base are now calling on the local authority to involve the town's community as they decide on their next move.
The Exeter Chiefs notched up a stunning victory over Aviva Premiership champions Harlequins at Twickenham yesterday.
An advertising campaign promoting Exeter has been launched in London this week.
A family in Ottery St Mary have had a lucky escape after a build-up of carbon monoxide in their home.
The focus of Fair Trade is closer to home in Exeter this weekend,as the city council urge people to support local food banks as well as struggling farmers in developing countries.
Campaigners against the relocation of East Devon district council's main offices from Sidmouth to Honiton have been celebrating.,after a planning application to redevelop the current site was dramatically rejected yesterday evening.
A man's in a critical condition after falling from a car at Westpoint near Exeter last night.
Landowners near Topsham are up in arms at plans to allow parts of the River Clyst to flood local fields during high tide, to create a habitat for wading birds.
Thirty-eight jobs have been saved in Exeter after the local branch of the troubled fashion chain Republic was bought by Sports Direct.
Countryside campaigners are calling on providers of 4G wireless internet services not to leave Devon's rural areas till last when introducing the new generation mobile phone networks.
Sixteen per cent of children in Exeter live below the UK poverty line, according to a report.
There's some good news for Exeter's retail economy, in a survey carried out by the Guildhall shopping centre.
Further emergency funding from the Government is to be awarded to Devon county council to help pay for flood damage caused in September and December last year.
Two items of silverware stolen from an East Devon church have been returned.
Teignmouth is to benefit from two and a half million pounds of regeneration funding in the next financial year.
Exeter City achieved their eleventh away win of the season with a two-nil victory over promotion hopefuls Port Vale last night.
Devon's fire service is urging people to be extra aware of the danger of carbon monoxide poisoning, after the deadly gas killed three members of the same family in Cornwall this week.
A survey by the Alzheimers Society has found that nearly three quarters of people in the south west would be afraid to go and live in a care home.
Exeter residents are being asked for their views on the amount of begging and rough sleeping in the city centre.
Devon county council is set to join forces with local authorities in France to lobby for better legislation to safeguard against marine pollution, caused by shipping incidents.
The family of a woman who died three months after a car crash in Crediton have paid tribute to the great-grandmother.
A public meeting's being held today on the effects of last year's flooding and transport disruption on elderly people in Exmouth.
It's been revealed that more than one in three smokers in parts of Devon are now smoking illegal tobacco.
Prince Charles and the Duchess of Cornwall are to visit Exeter next week.
Exeter's branches of Age UK and the Citizens Advice Bureau are backing a scheme to help local people save money on their energy bills.
Signs of cocaine use have been found in eleven buildings of Exeter University - including some mainly used by staff, not students.
Exeter police are appealing for information to find a man they want to speak to in connection with a serious assault.
Exeter University, the city council and a range of local companies are getting on board an initiative to help young people develop 'employability' skills.
Proposals to freeze council tax in Devon AND spend an extra eight point seven million pounds on front-line services go before the County Council this afternoon.
Crisis talks are underway to rescue Axminster Carpets which crashed into administration yesterday.
Building sites in Devon are being targeted in a crackdown by the Health and Safety Executive.
The Devon and Somerset Fire Service and its equivalent in the Avon area are looking at new ways to work together and have not ruled out the possibility of a merger.
Work begins today on a new recycling centre in east Devon - which the county council hope will lead to even more household waste being re-used.
Tiverton, Dawlish and Axminster are among the places set to benefit from a programme of small-scale flood alleviation work, announced by the county council.
Campaigners fighting to save an Exeter pub have been celebrating after the city council's planning committee rejected proposals to build a supermarket on the site. The Queen's Head has a loyal band of regular customers from the local community, and
A local council's standing by its zero tolerance policy on littering - which has seen a smoker made to pay a hundred and 25 pounds in fines and costs for dropping a cigarette end.
t's an anxious day for the landlords and customers of a popular Exeter pub, which has been sold to a supermarket company.
The Exeter Chiefs lost to Saracens by 31 points to 11 in the Aviva Premiership yesterday.
It's thought thousands of people in Exeter, and mid and east Devon, could be missing out on rebates on their energy bills.
The organisers of Exeter University's Safer Sex Ball are challenging the decision by the Guild of Students to scrap it.
Jimmy Keohane scored twice in the final 11 minutes of Exeter City's match against Accrington Stanley, to give the Grecians a 2-0 win.
Exeter University Students will be competing to create the latest hit mobile app at an event this weekend.
In rugby, the England international Tom Johnson has agreed a new one-year deal with the Exeter Chiefs. .
Devon's NHS has responded to criticisms of its services for teenagers with eating disorders, after two mothers from Exeter, whose daughters had suffered anorexia nervosa, raised their concerns earlier this week.
An Exmouth father's campaign for a change in the organ donor system, following the death of his daughter while she waited for a transplant, is being supported by the district council.
A woman's been robbed in Exeter city centre.
Exeter St Davids is among the stations being targeted this morning, by protesters highlighting the constantly increasing prices of rail fares.
Frontline public services in Devon are to benefit from nearly nine million pounds in extra spending by the county council.
Devon's organisations fighting abusive relationships have welcomed a Home Office campaign, designed to help teenagers avoid being pressurised or bullied into sex.
The youth fashion retailer Republic has gone into administration, putting 40 jobs at its Exeter store at risk.
The Students' Guild at Exeter University has announced the annual Safer Sex Ball will no longer take place after a string of controversies.
A synthetic ice rink is being set up this weekend in Exeter city centre.
The Police and Crime Commissioner says he's sympathetic to the Exeter University students who're worried about plans to turn off streetlights in the city.
Two Exeter mothers whose daughters have suffered eating disorders say the local NHS is failing to provide adequate services for patients and their families.
The body of a man has been discovered by kayakers in the Countess Wear area of the River Exe in Exeter.
Dawlish Warren and Exmouth are to benefit from an 8.6 million pound flood defence scheme... as part of a 25.3 million pound package allocated to the South West.
Exeter residents are to be asked their views on sex shops and lap-dancing clubs in the city.
A new domestic violence awareness campaign's been launched in Devon - to help people in abusive relationships recognise that their partner's behaviour is not normal.
Police are appealing for witnesses to an armed robbery on Exeter High Street at nine o'clock this morning.
There's growing concern for a man who went missing from the Royal Devon and Exeter Hospital in Wonford early this morning.
Police in Devon are appealing for help in finding a man who was last seen in Newton Abbot on Saturday afternoon.
The Exeter Science Park has reached another significant stage, with work beginning on the first building.
New figures show that there was a rise of more than 13% in new apprenticeships in Devon last year.
£70m was staked on fixed-odds roulette machines in Exeter betting shops last year.
Posters advertising Exeter will be going up on the London Underground later this month. .
The new Police and Crime Commissioner's proposals for reducing offending and improving public safety go before a panel of local councillors today.
Exeter's HMV store has been spared from closure in the first round of shut-downs announced by the administrators Deloitte.
Exeter's flood defence scheme has been given the green light - with six million pounds of funding agreed today by DEFRA.
Exeter's Citizens Advice Bureau has been awarded a grant in recognition of its work helping people cope with changes to the benefits system.
Police in Exeter have been targeting drivers breaking the law, after several complaints by local residents.
Exeter City Council is launching a campaign against the high air passenger tax... which local airline Flybe blames for the financial problems leading to it making 300 job cuts.
DNA tests have finally established the identity of a man whose body was found on a beach in Exmouth last summer.
Exeter's chamber of commerce has welcomed a decision by the city council, to abandon part of their overhaul of car parking charges.
Police in Exeter are appealing for information after thieves made off with a stash of right-foot ladies' shoes.
A new ambulance service for the whole south west of England is up and running following the merger of two ambulance trusts.
Police are working with children in Exeter's primary schools to help them stay safe online.
South West Water says average household bills are to fall by more than seven per cent in the 12 months from April this year.
A man's been charged with burgling homes in Starcross, Exeter and Rewe.
New traffic controls are being introduced in part of Exeter, in an eight-week roadworks project which starts today.
A new village shop and post office opens in Ide today - thanks to the work and fund-raising of local residents.
Parents of pupils at Exeter's St Margaret's School - which is due to close later this year - are considering launching a rescue bid to save it.
More and more people in the Exeter area are so short of money, they're in danger of losing their homes.
The anniversary of a fire which destroyed five historic homes in Crediton is being marked with a writing and arts project, exploring the heritage of the site.
The organisation representing rank and file police in Devon and Cornwall has hit out at proposals which could see foreign police chiefs running British forces
Locally the Exeter Chiefs beat the Northampton Saints by 28 points to 19 in their LV Cup match at Sandy Park.
The Devon Air Ambulance opens its newest charity shop this morning, in Sidmouth.
Plans by Devon and Cornwall's new Police and Crime Commissioner to deploy more special constables in rural areas have been welcomed by organisations tackling crime in the countryside.
Seabirds covered in a mystery waxy substance are being washed up on the south Devon coast. .
A major event designed to tackle crime in Devon's rural areas is taking place in Exeter today.
Parents of pupils at Exeter's St Margaret's school have been invited to a meeting later today - following the news that it's to close at the end of this academic year.
Part of the site of the Devon and Cornwall police headquarters in Exeter is to be sold to a supermarket... to fund new police facilities on another part of the estate.
Faster broadband speeds could be on the way soon for areas of Exeter, and mid and east Devon, currently not served with high-speed connections.
The local Campaign for Real Ale group is backing calls for a review of the current system for taxing beer. .
Shopkeepers in Exmouth are being urged to join a network of traders who alert one another to shoplifters and other criminals.
Exeter City lost one-nil to Torquay United at St James Park last night. The goal came after the Gulls were awarded a penalty in the first half.
Exeter's academy for deaf children has revealed plans for a 25 million pound, world class centre, to replace its current premises.
Licensees in Exeter, and mid and east Devon, are to be consulted on plans to introduce a tax on premises selling alcohol after midnight.
The latest figures have revealed the RNLI lifeboats in Exmouth launched 70 times last year and rescued 67 people.
It's understood that St. Margaret's school in Exeter is to close in September.
Exeter Chiefs coach Ricky Pellow says lessons learned from the club’s first-ever experience of the Heineken Cup will prove invaluable in the future growth of the Devon outfit.
Union leaders have expressed concern and disappointment at Flybe's plans to cut around 95 jobs in Exeter.
There's been a fall in youth unemployment in Devon - in December the number of under 25s out of work was nearly a fifth lower than in December 2011
Exeter City have announced a new date for their postponed away match against Bristol Rovers.
Exeter Citizens Advice Bureau has reported a rise in debt problems.
The figures measure the level of reported crime between April 2012 and January 20th 2013.
An advertising campaign highlighting the triple success of Exeter's university, further education college and museum could soon be seen in London tube stations.
Devon and Cornwall's Police and Crime Commissioner may put forward a rise in council tax, to keep officer numbers at their current level.
Exeter airline Flybe - which announced 300 job losses yesterday - says its aviation training won't suffer as a result of the shake-up.
Around 300 jobs are going at Flybe.
Police are urging business landlords to check out potential tenants carefully ... after a rented Exmouth warehouse was turned into a massive cannabis factory without the owner's knowledge.
A local rail users group have released their own report on the flooding of the railway line in Exeter last year.
Here's a list of the schools affected by the weather today, Wednesday 23 January
A protest group have failed in their legal bid to try and prevent 400 new homes being built in Axminster.
A landmark bridge in Sidmouth is being closed today for engineers to assess the damage caused by flooding.
Police are investigating a house burglary in Sidmouth - by thieves who removed a window and used a garden trolley to steal a heavy safe containing thousands of pounds worth of jewellery.
Council tax is to be frozen by Devon county council for the third year running.
A centre of excellence for maths is to be set up in Exeter.
A nine month project of work starts in Exmouth today, to stop pollution from a landfill site getting into the Exe estuary.
There's concern that the proposed steep rise in car parking charges in Exeter will lead some firms to relocate outside the central area.
A one and a half million pound revamp of Dawlish's Strand area begins today.
There'll be an unusual sight on roads along the Exe Estuary today - six Exmouth lifeboat crew members in full RNLI kit, riding bicycles.
Exeter Cathedral's historic 17th century organ is being temporarily replaced by digital instruments while it goes off for repair.
The Exeter Chiefs head coach Rob Baxter says they gave Heineken Cup title-holders Leinster 'a mighty scare' at Sandy Park last night.
An old vinyl record donated to Exeter's Hospiscare charity brought in a thousand pounds for the charity... after it turned out to be a rare collector's item.
The Exeter Chiefs take on Heineken Cup title-holders Leinster at Sandy Park this evening.
Devon and Cornwall's Police and Crime Commissioner has released his blueprint for the future of the force, and is asking the public for their views.
The Devon and Somerset Fire Authority have agreed to take a programme of controversial spending cuts to the next stage.
The Devon and Somerset Fire Authority are due to decide today whether to take controversial cost-cutting plans for the fire service through to the next stage.
Several schools in east Devon are closed for the day because of the snow and local transport problems. See below for the constantly updated list of closures, obtained through Devon County Council.
Exeter is to benefit from 14 million pounds worth of spending on sports facilities over the next four years, thanks to a partnership between Exeter College and the local authorities.
It's been revealed that only 17 per cent of people in Devon would take immediate action to report any concerns they had about the sexual abuse of a child.
Devon and Cornwall's police and crime commissioner says he's confident he and the newly-appointed Chief Constable can work together effectively to tackle crime.
Police are appealing for witnesses to the violent mugging of an 83 year old woman in Exeter yesterday morning.
DVD and video games rental company Blockbuster has gone into administration, putting jobs at two stores in Exeter at risk.
It's been confirmed that Shaun Sawyer is the chosen candidate for Devon and Cornwall's Chief Constable.
The Devon derby between Exeter City and Torquay United ended in a one-all draw at Plainmoor.
The number of so-called 'chuggers' in Exeter city centre..... approaching people for direct-debit charity donations.... could be restricted under a new code of practice.
Major road works begin in Exeter High Street today - to tackle long-standing drainage problems and subsidence.
The European Court of Human Rights has ruled that an Exeter nurse did not suffer religious discrimination at work, after being told she could no longer wear a necklace with a crucifix.
Police are appealing for witnesses after a man died in a road accident just outside Exeter yesterday evening.
The European Court of Human Rights is due to deliver its ruling today in the case of an Exeter nurse who was refused permission to wear a crucifix to work.
Bicton College in East Devon is to receive £300,000 in government funding to provide space for developing businesses.
A salvage operation is under way to stop a boat from sinking and leaking fuel after eight people were rescued off the coast of Torbay.
Volunteer 'ambassadors' could soon be greeting visitors to Exeter and helping them make the best of their stay.
It's emerged that the Jimmy Savile sex abuse allegations include three reported incidents in Exeter. .
With wintry weather predicted over the next few days, an Exeter centre helping homeless people will be on standby to offer emergency overnight accommodation.
The fire brigades union is calling on Devon residents to make their voices heard in the public consultation on funding cuts to the local fire and rescue service.
Proposals for saving five and a half million pounds have been announced by the Devon and Somerset Fire and Rescue service, in response to a bigger-than-expected cut in Government funding.
Network Rail say they're looking at ways to prevent severe weather and flooding from disrupting train services in Devon.... following the major problems at the end of last year.
Ambitious plans for Exeter city centre are being drawn up by local councillors.
A charity who make emergency out of hours deliveries of blood and organs to Devon's hospitals, by motorbike, say they've been overwhelmed by the response to their own call for help.
A Government minister has indicated that Devon's unlikely to receive any further funding to help repair the county's flood-damaged roads.
Exeter City have signed up a new player. .
People who've used Exeter's Citizens' Advice Bureau during its sixty-five years of existence in the city are being asked to help the charity trace its history.
An Exeter primary school is making a new start today after period of hard work to improve, following a failure to meet OFSTED standards two years ago.
An important stage is being reached today in the development of the new science and business district to the east of Exeter.
A recruitment campaign's been launched for community nurses to serve the Exeter, mid and east Devon area.
There's been a big increase in people turning to Exeter citizens advice bureau with money problems.
A realistic toy gun caused alarm in Exeter city centre.
There's still time for Exmouth residents to have their say on the major redevelopment planned for part of their sea front area.
The Exeter Chiefs lost to Northampton Saints in yesterday's Premiership match at Sandy Park.
Exeter City notched up their ninth away victory yesterday.. . beating York City two-one.
The Exeter Chiefs host the Northampton Saints at Sandy Park in the Premiership later.
Exeter City are away at York today... hoping to continue their run of away victories. .
Residents in mid-Devon are being warned they won't get away with environmental crime this year.
Exeter's retail trade is reaping the rewards of a bumper Christmas shopping season, according to early indications.
Four men are due in court today charged with dozens of burglaries, many at business units in East Devon and on the outskirts of Exeter.
The Devon Air Ambulance is looking forward to having its new helicopter in operation this summer.
Entrepreneurs in Teignbridge who're planning to set up in business this year can get a helping hand from someone who's already had that experience.
Rural businesses, farmers and landowners are joining forces with police to tackle the high rate of crime in Devon's countryside.
Patients being treated for leukaemia at Exeter RD&E hospital this year will benefit from new equipment.
Devon Trading Standards are warning that this is a time of year when it's particularly easy to fall victim to so-called 'payday loan' companies.
Police are investigating a house burglary near Tiverton in which valuable jewellery was stolen.
People have seen 2013 in with celebrations across Exeter, Mid and East Devon.
2013 marks a big birthday for one local charity.
Extra police patrols and street pastors will be out in Exeter tonight for what's probably the biggest party night of the year.
The fire service and the police attended a garage fire in the Whipton area of Exeter last night that's 'believed malicious'.
The 'Devon tradition' of a meeting at Exeter Racecourse on New Year's Day will be subject to a ground inspection at 8am tomorrow.
Devon equestrian star Mary King has been appointed MBE following her sixth Olympics in the Queen's New Year honours list.
As a new report confirms the vital importance of tourism to Devon's economy, Teignbridge council says it'll be working with businesses in its patch to help them bring in visitors.
2012 has been described as one of the best years ever for the Devon Air Ambulance.
Police are appealing for witnesses to a fatal accident on the A30 near Honiton on Christmas Eve.
Devon and Cornwall’s new chief constable is due to be appointed by mid-January - earlier than was originally thought.
17 flood warnings and 55 flood alerts are in place across the South West.
This is always a busy week for the local ambulance service.
There's been a serious accident on the A30 near Honiton.
Devon's fire service is warning people to take extra care with Christmas candles.. saying 40 per cent of fires started by candles result in death or injury.
Extra police will be on duty in Exeter and local town centres this evening, as pubs and clubs fill with people celebrating Christmas Eve.
Flooding has once again led to the closure of the main railway line into Exeter, at Cowley Bridge.
The Exeter Chiefs lost narrowly to Gloucester in the Aviva Premiership yesterday.. the final score was 16 points to 18.
People in eighteen properties in Exeter have been warned to expect flooding this morning.
Police are investigating an assault on a woman who was out running on the canal path in Exeter.
Parts of Devon are under water again after heavy rain overnight, falling on saturated ground and swollen watercourses.
Four men have been charged with conspiracy to burgle, and were due to appear before Exeter magistrates this morning.
Exeter's business community have given a vote of confidence in the city's economy..
Devon and Cornwall police are reminding anyone going away for Christmas to secure their homes.. and not leave them looking empty.
The number of people turning to Exeter's food bank because they can't afford to eat has more than doubled in a year.
Around 30 people are thought to be sleeping rough in Exeter.
Devon and Cornwall police are expecting a rise in domestic violence incidents over the Christmas period.
Police are warning people to stay away from swollen rivers and flooded areas.. particularly if they've been drinking.
People living near the Grand Western Canal are being asked for their help in establishing what led up to the breach of its walls during last month's flooding.
A woman injured in a road accident in Exeter yesterday has died in hospital.
Exmouth RNLI are continuing a two-day test trial today, of the prototype of a brand new lifeboat that they will be receiving at the end of next year.
Devon is to receive more than nine million pounds to help pay for the damage to its road network, caused by flooding.
Devon and Cornwall's new police and crime commissioner is looking at sharing some resources with other forces in the region.
A seven-year-old boy from Tiverton at the centre of a legal dispute over his cancer treatment will undergo more surgery on a brain tumour today - against his mother's wishes.
An elderly pedestrian has been seriously injured in a road accident in Exeter.
An Exeter woman's spoken of her shock and upset after burglars broke into her home yesterday and stole all her family's Christmas presents.
The family of a man missing from his home in Tiverton are appealing for him to contact them.
Exeter University students have welcomed the news that they're going to be included in the consultation on controversial plans to turn off some of the city's street lighting.
Last month's flooding in Exeter will be re-examined at a public drop-in event later today.
Police are warning Christmas revelers in Exeter about the dangers of using unlicensed minicabs late at night.
A school bus has been involved in an accident on the A380 near Exeter - but no children are reported to have been hurt.
Police say Christmas shoppers in Exeter are still leaving expensive presents on display in their cars.. despite the usual warnings about opportunist thieves.
The housing minister has confirmed that the Cranbrook development just outside Exeter is to get 20 million pounds in Government funding.
The road layout in part of Exeter city centre is to be changed to get traffic flowing more smoothly.
Christmas shoppers in Exeter are being warned that this is peak season for pickpockets.
With temperatures dipping sharply this week, there's concern that some people on low incomes in Devon will be suffering because they can't afford to put the heating on.
Small projects to make communities across Devon more resistant to flooding could benefit from Government funding.
Exeter city manager Paul Tisdale and player Jamie Cureton have both been shortlisted for monthly awards by the Football League.
County councillors are being asked to approve initial plans for two new railway stations in Exeter today.
A Tiverton woman who ran away with her seven year old son to prevent him having radiotherapy for a brain tumour, is reported to have accepted that the treatment may be needed.
A series of measures to minimise the impact of Government changes to council tax benefits will be discussed by Teignbridge councillors today.
Campaigners against soaring rail fares will be protesting at Exeter St David's station today.
An operation targeting loan sharks is taking place this week in East Devon.
Two people had to be cut free from the wreckage of their cars, after a collision at the Splatford Split.
Devon's been praised for the way it manages its roads and transport, in a national survey of residents.
Devon's Trading Standards are warning that some Christmas lights, being sold via the internet, could be extremely dangerous.
Tackling alcohol-fuelled crime and violence is a top priority for the new commander in charge of community policing in Exeter and Mid and East Devon.
A barn fire in Starcross last night is being treated as suspicious.
Head coach Rob Baxter has confirmed that hooker Chris Whitehead has to have an operation to deal with what he describes as a 'relatively serious' neck injury.
Exeter's branch of Starbucks has been targeted by protesters against the company's tax avoidance... who also highlighted the issue of homelessness.
The Exeter MP Ben Bradshaw has hit out at the Government for failing to include the city in a hand-out of funding for high speed broadband.
Exeter City beat Rochdale three two in yesterday's away match.
Exeter Chiefs have notched up their first victory in the Heineken Cup.
The Exeter Chiefs face Pro 12 side Scarlets in the Heineken Cup this afternoon.
Exeter City are back in action after a week's break today, visiting Rochdale away in League Two.
The new police commander for Exeter, Mid and East Devon has laid out his priorities when it comes to tackling crime.
There's been a fire at a house in Exeter.
Exeter College's new technology centre has opened this morning.
Exmouth's lifeboat crew were in action last night after a fishing boat began taking in water.
Plans for Exmouth's new seafront leisure and recreation development are out for public consultation - and residents of all ages are being asked to have their say.
Residents of Kennford will be asked to talk about their experiences of last month's devastating flooding today.
Police say a 47 year old man from Shropshire died in yesterday's accident on the M5 near Exeter.
The MP for Exeter has welcomed the news that plans for regional pay deals in the NHS have been scrapped.
The M5 is open again this morning after being closed in both directions near Exeter last night following a very serious incident involving three cars and a lorry.
Local authorities are confident of securing a share of Government funding to make up a £6m shortfall for the city's flood defences. .
A boy who'd gone missing from Tiverton while in need of life-saving medical treatment has been found.
Police have begun a nationwide search for a mother who is understood to have run away with her son to prevent him receiving treatment for cancer.
The M5 was closed in both directions last night following a very serious incident involving three cars and a lorry.
A shop in Exmouth's been raided by burglars just a week after it opened.
With temperatures falling and energy prices rising, a local charity has launched a campaign to protect the elderly and vulnerable this winter.
An Exeter charity helping homeless young people says November was its busiest month ever.
A bid to get a piece of land in Exeter registered as a village green is being challenged by the city council.
The Government's being urged to address the controversial issue of funding for Devon's schools.
Some residents of Kennford whose homes were flooded won't be able to occupy them again for months.
A proposal to build up to 750 homes on land near Exeter's Met Office are being recommended for approval by the city council this evening.
Library users in Exeter can start borrowing books, CDs and DVDs again today after a few weeks with no service.
Local Territorial Army soldiers have been welcomed back to their base in Exeter after six months in the war zone in Afghanistan.
There's concern that thousands of people in Devon who're looking after sick or disabled relatives are missing out on help, support and financial assistance.
Dramatic video footage of an alcohol-fuelled collision in south Devon is being used to launch Devon and Cornwall police's annual Christmas anti drink drive campaign.
BT says it's working hard to get as much of Exeter as possible upgraded to superfast broadband.
Draft plans for improving road safety for pedestrians and cyclists in an area of Exeter are on display today.
Work's continuing across Devon to clean up after the floods and assess the damage done by the heavy rainfall and overflowing rivers. Councils are also working with other organisations to check for structural damage..
Local MP Ben Bradshaw is reporting that "urine is pouring" into his House of Commons office.
Sixth-formers in the Exeter area are to be invited to take part in a project to improve their job prospects by developing the key skills employers are looking for.
Devon's highways chiefs are keeping a close eye on the roads as temperatures turn much colder this week.
David Cameron has been meeting people in Devon whose homes were flooded over the weekend.
The developer working on the new bowling alley on Exmouth seafront has been given two months to either complete the project or hand the building back to the local authority.
The local firefighters' union is warning that the fire and rescue service might not be able to respond so well to future floods, if it doesn't have enough funding.
The Government's being told that Devon should be made a 'special case' when it comes to funding to recover from the last few days' flooding.
Plans for a solar power generating plant at Tedburn St Mary have been turned down by local councillors.
An Exeter charity helping homeless people has expressed shock at the news of the young woman killed by a fallen tree while sleeping rough in the city.
The new town of Cranbrook looks set to be allocated money from a pot of Government cash designated for helping move housing schemes forward.
Exeter Chiefs beat London Irish by 27 points to 23 yesterday.
The Exeter Chiefs are back in Premiership action today at London Irish.
Last night's storms led to widespread flooding across Exeter, mid and east Devon
A disappointing result for Exeter City.
A young woman has been killed by a fallen tree in Exeter.
Meanwhile a footpath in Exeter remains closed where a landslide happened on Thursday night.
Engineers are back at the Grand Western Canal near Tiverton, where it burst its banks earlier this week.
Exeter City host Rotherham at St James Park this afternoon - and will be aiming to continue their winning streak.
The need to keep funding services to help abused women in Devon is being highlighted.
Exeter's Cathedral Green will be a winter wonderland this evening... as the city's first Christmas market has its official opening.
A road in Exeter remains closed this morning after flooding caused a sandstone wall nine metres high to collapse last night.
Men in the Exeter area who find themselves turning violent towards their partners are being reminded that they can receive help to change their ways.
The effects of yesteday's heavy rain and floods are still causing problems in East and Mid Devon.
Teams from Devon county council's highways department have been out on the roads from first light this morning.
Exmouth's Chamber of Commerce has agreed to fund a free day of parking in the town in an effort to entice Christmas shoppers.
There were more than seven hundred and seventy cases of domestic violence involving alcohol and drugs in Exeter, during the 12 months to March 2012.
Flooding is causing travel chaos in parts of Devon with several key roads closed.
Exeter City notched up a three-two away victory over Gillingham last night.
Exeter City are back in League Two action this evening after their 1-0 win over Bradford on Saturday.
A temporary home is needed for one of the newest recruits to the Devon and Cornwall police force... an 11-week old puppy.
Police in Devon are urging people in abusive relationships to seek help.. and not to be afraid of coming forward.
Exeter's city centre manager has defended a steep increase in car parking charges.... expected to be approved by councillors today.
Two distinctive 10 oz. South African Kruger coins have been stolen during a burglary in Sidford.
Conservative candidate Tony Hogg has been elected as the first police and crime commissioner for Devon and Cornwall.
It may not have been the same flowing fair that had shown a week earlier in Oxford, but Exeter Chiefs were once again triumphant in their latest LV= Cup encounter against the visiting Ospreys.
Polling stations across the county reported a quiet day yesterday with few people turning out to vote.
An initiative to attract shoppers in Exeter to explore beyond the High Street chain stores is being launched today.
The MP for Exeter is calling on the BBC to take steps to restore public trust.
Exeter Chiefs head coach Rob Baxter has spoken of his delight after two of his first team squad this week committed their futures to the club until 2015.
An Exmouth boy who raised more than five thousands pounds for transplant charities is asking for people to sign an electronic petition so that more people become organ donors.
Police in Exeter are warning cyclists to secure their bicycles carefully - after a huge increase in thefts.
Polling stations have opened today for the election of Devon and Cornwall's first Police and Crime Commissioner.
Andy Burnham is visiting the city to meet NHS staff worried about the introduction of regional pay.
There's a last chance today for people in East Devon to question candidates for the role of Police and Crime Commissioner.
Proposals to cut the building space occupied by Devon county council by more than a third are being discussed this morning.
Some parking charges look set to rise steeply in Exeter next year.
Anyone who's considered becoming a foster carer can find out more at two local events today.
The amount of money conned out of people in Devon by rogue traders has doubled in just two years
Firefighters called to incidents in Exeter, Teignmouth and Exmouth last night.
Exeter city council is considering whether to use new powers to tax late-night licensees.
There's been a sharp decline in the number of young people donating blood in Exeter.
The Exeter Chiefs kicked off their LV Cup campaign in style yesterday.
The main Remembrance Sunday and Armistice Day service for Devon took place at Exeter Cathedral.
Sunday parking charges in Dawlish have been lifted for the winter.
The MP for Exeter has sprung to the defence of the BBC boss George Entwistle.
Exeter Chiefs forward Tom Johnson celebrated winning his fourth England cap by getting on the scoresheet in his side’s 54-12 victory over Fiji at Twickenham.
Exeter City twice came from behind to earn a 2-2 draw with high-flying Fleetwood Town in an open encounter at St James’ Park.
A festival of arts and music is to be held in Exeter's St Thomas area next year.
An Exmouth seafood company's won a Quality Food Award.
Ten special schools in Devon have formed a co-operative trust to help them work more closely together.
Exeter City are facing a tough challenge when they play Fleetwood Town at St. James Park in this afternoon's League Two match.
The latest ways of promoting Devon's crucial tourist trade, including social media and online photographs, are being discussed at a local forum today.
An Exeter-based charity whose premises were badly damaged in the fire in Southernhay a week ago are appealing for help.
Four schools in Exeter and Exmouth are being expanded in an investment of more than six million pounds.
A lack of public information about the impending Police and Crime Commissioner election has prompted a local group to set up its own question-and-answer session with candidates.
Exeter-based airline Flybe has announced a loss of one point three million pounds in the six months up to the end of September.
A local NHS service, which finds paid jobs for people with mental health problems, is being recognised as a leading light in the field.
Rickshaws in Tiverton, cheap car parking in Crediton and a street market in Cullompton are among the measures on the cards, to bring more shoppers into the towns.
Reminders to irresponsible dog owners are being painted on pavements across Teignbridge as part of a crackdown on fouling.
It's claimed that around a hundred and 18 thousand people in Devon are currently earning less than seven pounds 20 per hour.
Alcohol-fuelled crime and disorder won't be tolerated in Exeter, according to the city centre manager.
More new shops are likely to open up in Exeter city centre, according to a local business leader.
The annual Ottery St. Mary Tar Barrels takes places this evening, and is expected to attract around 15,000 visitors to the town.