A second consultation has begun on the plans for a major housing and employment development near Tiverton.
About five thousand tonnes of household waste are expected to be dealt with each year at a new recycling centre for Sidmouth, Ottery St Mary and the surrounding villages - which opens this morning.
The MP for Tiverton and Honiton has joined the fight against major housing developments in fields surrounding Feniton.
League Two Portsmouth have appointed Richie Barker as their new manager - NOT Exeter City's Paul Tisdale.
Superfast broadband is to be made available to more local communities in the next few months.
Local residents are being warned about the risks of buying counterfeit goods as Christmas presents.
Hundreds of people across Devon are facing dangerous levels of fuel poverty... as another cold winter approaches. .
An organisation tackling food poverty in Exeter has won lottery funding to expand its operations.
Flybe has announced this week that three routes from Exeter Airport are to be axed.
Continuing improvements in household recycling rates have put Devon among the three best-performing counties in the country.
Exeter University students are joining forces with a local care home to offer old people outings to the Northcott Theatre.
Exeter's Safer Internet Centre, which plays a vital role in removing illegal online content such as child pornography, is to receive its much-needed European funding for the next six years.
Devon and Somerset fire brigade are warning residents of the danger of chimney fires as the weather gets colder.
Work's begun to create a permanent travellers' site at Haldon, to replace the illegal encampment that's been there for 12 years.
Campaigners for an area of Exeter parkland to be protected from development by having 'village green' status are continuing their fight.
The first big high-tech company has moved into Exeter's Science Park, in a landmark stage for the development.
Exeter Crown court's heard that a flight of steps on the quayside, where an 80 year old woman fell and drowned in the river, had been used with no other accidents for 40 years.
A pensioner from Cofton near Dawlish has spent more than a week in hospital after being trampled by fighting pigs.
The Devon Air Ambulance attends crash on northbound carriageway.
27 drivers who were caught speeding chose to explain their behaviour to children in Broadclyst rather than receive a fine.
Devon and Cornwall's police and crime commissioner is calling on the public to help fight alcohol abuse and binge drinking.
Exeter city council has denied that the steps down to a ferry, where a local woman fell and drowned, breached health and safety legislation.
A local councillor's campaign to protect trees in east Devon has led to her being asked to work with the Woodland Trust, to help get more trees planted in the area.
Ways to reduce spending on Devon's highways and traffic management by nearly seven million pounds are being explored by the county council.
Police in Exmouth say there's been a spate of house burglaries in the past month. .
Four people have now been charged with the murder of 43 year old Stephen Crook in Exeter.
A convicted drink-driver is at the centre of Devon and Cornwall police's Christmas campaign to highlight the dangers of getting behind the wheel when over the limit.
Engineering work begins today on Exmouth's Mamhead Slipway, to gain information that will help with the design of its replacement.
Exeter's Citizens Advice Bureau says the Government should be doing more to make payday lenders give borrowers a fair deal.
A new outdoor education centre at Exeter Quayside is on track to train more than 25,000 people in its first year of opening.
Local residents are being asked to give their views on Devon's strategy for managing the risk of flooding.
Free sign language courses are being offered to parents with children under the age of 5 who are hard of hearing.
A 'reclaim the night' event is taking place in the city centre this evening.
43 year old Stephen Crook was found injured in a house on Alphington Road last Thursday night - he later died in hospital.
South West Water is freezing its charges until April 2015, and says it'll also keep average bill rises below inflation until 2020.
Police investigating the rape of a woman in Honiton have arrested a 19 year old man.
Three more people have been arrested as part of a murder investigation in Exeter.
Campaigners for footpaths through land owned by East Devon council to be formally recognised as public rights of way are claiming victory, after a planning inspector overturned a bid to ban public access.
Scientists at Exeter University's medical school have found a link between low incomes and the incidence of child attention deficit disorder.
There's concern that large numbers of people in Devon are planning to run up debts in order to pay for Christmas.
Unemployed people in Exeter will have a new source of help and training next year.
Police are appealing for witnesses after a man suffered a serious eye injury in an assault in an Exeter nightclub.
Police have named the man who was found with fatal injuries in Exeter last week as 43 year old Stephen Crook.
Police in Exmouth are investigating an assault on a 13 year old girl.
A campaign's being launched at Exeter Airport today to urge passengers to plan the next stage of their travel after arriving there - and not risk driving if they're tired or have been drinking on the plane.
More details are emerging about Exeter's plans to host part of the Rugby World Cup in 2015.
A Cullompton man described as a predatory child sex offender is starting a 19 year jail sentence.
A man's been charged with the murder of a 43 year old man in Exeter.
The South West's first adoption activity day took place over the weekend - allowing prospective adoptors and children in care to meet each other to see if they strike up a connection.
An initiative in Exeter this week is making it easy for people to get tested for HIV.
A year since new laws against stalking were introduced, it's claimed that systemic failings in the criminal justice system are still leaving victims vulnerable.
A pair of leopard tortoises have made their home in the lounge of a pub in Lympstone.
The solar panels on Exeter City Council buildings have generated more power than expected.
New road safety measures are to be introduced in Kenton.
Police investigating a murder in Exeter have arrested a 25 year old man.
Exeter Citizens Advice Bureau says it's seeing increasing numbers of workers needing help because their former employer has shut down, owing them money.
Survivors of cyber-stalking will be sharing their experiences today at the launch of Devon's Domestic Abuse Awareness Week.
Police in Exeter searching for a missing 78 year old woman have discovered a body. Joan Russell was last seen on Friday 15th November at her home in Exeter.
The Exeter man held in Russia with a group of Greenpeace activists has been granted bail.
Motorists caught speeding through a local village today will be invited to face local school children... who're campaigning to get drivers to slow down.
The ancient Roman remains which lie under Exeter's Cathedral Green could finally be uncovered and put on show to the public - more than 40 years after they were discovered.
Twenty firefighters were needed to deal with a house fire in Exmouth last night - which destroyed part of the building and left the rest of it damaged.
There are calls for the so-called 'bedroom tax' to be scrapped... after research by the National Housing Federation found that around half the households affected are no longer able to pay their rent.
Developers have put forward proposals for a multi-million pound project near Tiverton. It could lead to the creation of a designer outlet village, a cinema, hotel, regional visitor centre, employment space and housing... but so far the plans are at a very early stage.
Police are increasingly concerned about a missing Exeter woman - saying her disappearance is completely out of character.
A mid Devon councillor who's accused of assaulting two social housing tenants is to go on trial early next year. Seventy-five year old John Squire, who represents the Upper Yeo ward, denies the allegations.
Parking charges in Exeter could be frozen until April 2015. A report going before city councillors next week recommends no increase in parking tariffs, in view of the financial pressures on traders, residents and visitors.
Residents of Broadclyst are carrying out a high-profile campaign against speeding motorists this week. .
The Ministry of Justice has announced it's giving Devon and Cornwall police three hundred thousand pounds to help deliver restorative justice over the next two years.
Police are concerned for the safety of a 78 year old Exeter woman who hasn't been seen since Friday night.
Doctors in Devon are backing a national campaign to try and break down some of the myths surrounding schizophrenia.
The organisers of Saturday's march in Exeter protest against the English Defence League demonstration on the same day say they've sent a clear message to supporters of the far right group.
The local council is paying half the cost but the town has traditionally made up the rest of it from private donations.
Radio Exe is joining a coalition of radio groups to protest about the government's plans to enforce a switchover from FM to DAB digital radio for the majority of radio station in the UK.
The South West Festival of Food and Drink - held in Exeter - has won a top prize in this year's Devon Tourism Awards.
The leader of a heroin dealing gang who brought large quantities of the drug from Liverpool to Devon is among a list of 'most wanted' criminals, thought to be hiding in Spain. .
The Health Secretary has been challenged in the Commons by the MP for Exeter over the closures of NHS walk-in centres. .
Devon's rape crisis service has been saved from possible closure by a 20 thousand pound grant from the Police and Crime Commissioner's office.
Devon and Cornwall's police and crime commissioner is hoping local residents will support his proposal to put council tax up again next year.
Dog fouling in Exeter is being tackled by the city council - by spraying warning messages to irresponsible owners on pavements.
The Devon and Cornwall police and crime commissioner Tony Hogg has joined up with his counterparts in five other force areas to lobby the policing minister over further funding cuts.
Exeter could soon have its own residential centre for dementia sufferers and more supported housing for elderly people, under plans by the county council to adapt care services to changing needs.
Police in Exmouth are appealing for witnesses after a woman from Exeter was sexually assaulted during the weekend.
The County Council leader John Hart will be in Exeter later to give a blunt warning to residents about the spending cuts that could be made to services in Devon over the next four years.
The mother of the Exeter man being held in Russia with a group of other Greenpeace activists says she's now hopeful that progress will be made to secure their release.
The Exeter based airline Flybe has announced a further 500 job cuts, despite reporting a return to profits.
Five people from the Exeter area are set to become minor celebrities as their appearances on Channel 4's Come Dine With Me will be aired this week.
Businesses in the Dawlish are who want to make the most of social media can get some free advice this evening.
Exeter city council say they're working with police to tackle the problem of drug users' needles being discarded in parks and public spaces. Local residents are urged to be aware of the danger and if they see a needle, NOT to touch it, and to call Environmental Health. Two of the problem areas are Northernhay Gardens and Bury Meadow.
Communities across Devon are being invited to apply for grant funding to restore or improve World War One memorials.
The chef Michael Caines has been judged the most influential person in Exeter. He was the overall winner of the Power 50 awards, held last night, which rewarded the 50 people who make an outstanding contribution to the city.
A report on east Devon district council's safeguards against corruption has been criticised by some local councillors - who say it's 'lightweight' and 'takes too much for granted'.
Exeter Chiefs player and former club captain Tom Hayes has announced his retirement from the professional game - because of a troublesome back injury.
Residents of Feniton have launched a fighting fund to appeal against proposed housing developments around the village.
There's been a good response to the offer of small grants to community groups in Devon and Cornwall whose work helps reduce crime or support victims.
A joint operation's being launched between Exeter College and the city council to tackle litter in two local parks.
A mid-Devon district councillor has resigned from the Conservative party group after being accused of assaulting two people.
A local church is putting its congregation in the hot seat - after introducing heated cushions for its pews.
Devon County Council's adoption service is campaigning to encourage more prospective adopters.
Probation staff in Exeter will walk out today as part of a national protest by their union against Government plans to privatise 70 per cent of the service.
A recruitment drive's being launched in Exeter for former military personnel who can pass on their skills and knowledge to people who're out of work.
Exeter Citizens Advice Bureau has seen a 37 per cent increase in people needing advice on debt in the three months to September, compared to the same period last year.
News of the latest research into Alzheimers has been welcomed by the Devon branch of a national charity supporting sufferers and their families.
Exeter residents have until Thursday to comment on a review of the city's 20-miles-per-hour zones.
Exeter University has issued a statement in response to the English Defence League, after learning that it's chosen to stage a national demonstration in the city next month, partly because of the university's Islamic studies and Muslim research centre.
An Exeter rugby club is working to get more schools involved in the sport in the run-up to the city hosting part of the 2015 world cup.
There are plans to turn Budleigh's community hospital into a community health and well being hub when its in-patient beds are transferred to Exmouth hospital.
Members of the Fire Brigades Union in Devon are striking this evening over pension reforms and the raising of the retirement age .
The Exeter Greenpeace activist and his fellow detainees in Russia are still facing charges of piracy.
There will be extra patrols out this evening as Halloween events get underway.
Around 50 local traders and other representatives will be attending the meeting.
The government is to invest 3.25 million pounds in modernising the way train passengers travel.
A Government minister has agreed that it's unacceptable for young people in Devon with severe mental health problems to be sent to adult psychiatric units, after the issue was raised in the Commons by the Exeter MP.
There's been an attack on the Govenment's welfare reforms - from local church representatives.
Devon county council may have to apply for special funding from the Government to deal with the aftermath of Sunday and Monday's storms and flooding.
The Prime Minister has said he's willing to make direct contact with the Russian president over the Exeter man and five other Britons being held there for protesting against oil drilling in the Arctic.
Devon's waking up to the aftermath of a storm this morning. A weather front causing very strong winds and heavy rain swept across the region in the early hours of the morning.
A project's underway to improve health services for lesbian, gay and bisexual people in Devon.
An Exeter woman's been ordered to pay a fine for causing unnecessary suffering to her cat.
People from the Exeter area who've gone through the trauma of having a limb amputated will get some support today from someone who knows exactly what they're experiencing.
Exeter University students are today launching an initiative which will see a variety of sustainability projects taking shape locally, nationally and internationally.
An unusual temporary re-housing project is being undertaken by East Devon district council - for a family of badgers.
Exeter police are investigating an accident in which a female cyclist was seriously injured.
Greenpeace says it'll continue to fight for the release of 28 activists being held in Russia - including a man from Exeter.
An Exeter man's been charged with attempted murder after a woman was stabbed in a cemetery on Monday.
An Exeter man being detained in Russa for taking part in a Greenpeace protest has been refused bail.
A large solar farm could be built near Exmouth.
Around 280 of Exeter University's lowest paid staff are to get a pay rise... as the University introduces the Living Wage.
There's been an increase in the number of repossession cases brought against housing association tenants in the Exeter area.
Exeter's trade union movement says it'll be intensifying its campaign for a living wage and fair treatment of workers.... as the TUC relaunches its local branch today.
An investigation into a complaint about East Devon district council's handling of the sale of Elizabeth Hall in Exmouth has found no evidence of fault.
The mobile library service in parts of Devon looks set to be discontinued - because the county council says there are dozens of places it visits which only attract three people.
Dozens of organisations and nearly 200 individuals have pledged support for a pro-diversity group set up in response to the planned demonstration in Exeter by the English Defence League.
A Freedom of the City ceremony takes place in Exeter city centre today.
Exeter's City Centre went under lockdown for a period on Saturday night - after a suspicious package was found in a shop in Princesshay.
The horse, called Strider, belongs to charity fundraiser William Reddaway.
Police are still looking for a 51 year old man who's been missing for a week
Exeter residents who need a short-term loan to tide them over are being urged to use a local credit union - not a loan company or bank.
The Exeter engineer Iain Rogers - who's among 30 Greenpeace supporters being held by the Russian authorities - has made a heartfelt plea to the Prime Minister to do more to secure their release.
The radio industry has been honouring the next generation of broadcasters - including Radio Exe's Ashley Jeary. .
Young farmers from Devon are featured in this evening's episode of a documentary on sexual health.
The Devon and Somerset fire service is to stop mobilising crews in response to automatic fire alarms in business premises during the daytime - unless it's been confirmed that there IS a fire.
There are calls for more protection for trees hundreds of years old in an area of Ottery St Mary, to stop them being destroyed by developers.
British Transport Police are investigating the theft of a piece of equipment from Exeter Central station.
Five young people under 17 are locked up overnight in Devon and Cornwall Police's cells each week - according to figures from the Howard League for Penal Reform.
Plans for a new church school in Exeter will be discussed at a public meeting this evening.
The first phase of a review of youth services in Devon has been completed.
A buddying scheme for vulnerable people in mid-Devon is looking for volunteers.
Exmouth will soon have more affordable homes - thanks to an agreement with the developer who built the Spinnakers apartments on the marina.
It'll take another four years to repair the roads damaged by last year's flooding, according to the county council.
Four Exeter Chiefs rugby players are showing a wilder side of themselves than usual in a TV and photo commercial for Paignton Zoo
Researchers from Exeter University's medical school have made a discovery which could improve understanding of diabetes, and even help the progress towards a cure.
The Information Commissioner is to be asked to review a local council's decision not to release reports and minutes of private meetings on its controversial relocation plans.
It happened near Okehampton, between the B3260 turning and Sourton Cross, just after 6am.
Two-and-a-half-thousand rail workers at the rail company, which runs services between the south west and London, are to be balloted
Police are appealing for witnesses following a robbery at around 8.30 last night in Whipton.
Roadside verges near Ottery St Mary will soon be blossoming with wild flowers... in a pilot scheme to turn them into wildlife habitats.
A review of the day centres run by Devon county council could lead to some of them closing, if their services can be provided by other facilities nearby. But other day centres could be modernised and improved.
The property market in the south west is continuing to recover, according to the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors.
A powerful and emotional presentation on the consequences of a road accident is being shown to around 13 hundred young people from the Exeter area today.
More details have emerged about the death of an Exeter man after he'd been detained by police, nearly a year ago.
With unemployment continuing to fall in Exeter and other parts of Devon, there is more good news on the jobs front.
The leader of the Labour group on Devon county council has raised serious concerns about the effects of continuous cuts in Government funding.
Ottery St Mary residents who've made their homes more energy-efficient are offering to show members of the public how they did it this weekend.
People living in Exeter can now gain free access to the cathedral all year round. .
Demonstrations will be taking place in London and Bristol today to express solidarity with 30 Greenpeace workers - including one from Exeter - who've been charged with piracy in Russia.
Work to support small enterprises in mid Devon has been recognised, with an award from the Federation of Small Businesses.
Mill Water School in Honiton will relocate to a site a Bicton College when work is complete.
The Labour group on Devon County Council will today call for an end to the use of zero hours contracts.
First Great Western is to continue running the train service between the south west and London for at least the next 23 months.
A man's been arrested after a stabbing in Teignmouth.
The MP for Exeter says he's keeping up the pressure on South West Water over a stench of sewage near its Countess Wear plant.
Community groups, faith organisations, politicians and unions in Exeter are being urged to join a campaign for higher wages in the area.
The decision by a high-tech company to make Exeter its global base is being seen as a boost for the city's aim to become a 'knowledge economy'.
The MP for Exeter says he's been assured that the long-running problems with the water supply at some schools in the city are close to being resolved.
An auditor's report relating to the behaviour of a former East Devon District councillor is to be published after pressure from other councillors - but not till November.
The plan to switch off many of Exeter's street lights after 12.30 am is coming under fire again... as a series of public meetings begins this week on the proposal.
A Government initiative being launched in Crediton today aims to tackle unemployment, school truancy and anti-social behaviour.
The leader of Devon county council is warning that Government funding cuts will force the authority to scale back some services over the next four years.
Exeter residents are invited to a public meeting this evening to give their views on the idea of a local currency.
Improvements are in the pipeline for two of Exeter's smaller libraries.
The Devon and Somerset fire service says all 999 calls from the public will be answered during this afternoon's strike by the Fire Brigades Union.
The amount of taxpayers' money being spent by Teignbridge council on redundancy pay-offs and pensions has been criticised by a local councillor.
Police are investigating a hit and run accident near Moretonhampstead, in which an eight year old boy suffered a fractured leg.
A six-week consultation's been launched on the controversial plan to turn off many of Exeter's streetlights after 12.30am.
Figures released by the RNLI show Exmouth's lifeboat station was one of the six busiest in the south west this summer.
A glass ornament worth two thousand pounds has been stolen from a gallery in East Devon.
Dawlish Community college is celebrating the launch of a new Trust to run the school and work in collaboration with others in the area.
A man's been arrested after a suspected firearms incident in Exmouth at the weekend.
Crediton has designated itself a dementia friendly town, after months of work by organisations including the Rotary Club, Senior Voice and community representatives
Crowds of spectators will be lining Devon's roads today for the Tour of Britain cycling race - with key parts of it taking place in Exeter.
Topsham looks set to get a new purpose-built library and community hub, run by the Estuary League of Friends.
A laptop computer stolen from Tiverton three years ago has been found by police and returned to its owner.
The creation of a special currency for Exeter, to support independent traders, looks set to be backed by the city council.
It's claimed that the controversial project to relocate East Devon district council's headquarters is increasingly 'shrouded in secrecy' - with decisions being made in behind-closed-doors meetings.
An Exeter Chiefs rugby player is among the local heroes taking part in a programme designed to tackle hate crime and bullying at Devon schools.
Controversial cost-cutting proposals go before Teignbridge councillors this morning.
Exeter city council looks set to become one of the first local authorities in the country to start using a new levy on developers, to fund local transport schemes and amenities.
Improvements to child care and safeguarding arrangements in Devon have been welcomed by county councillors.. but some say there are still unanswered questions about the problems that have emerged in recent months.
A think tank who've been tasked to come up with a strategy for tackling alcohol misuse in Devon meets today. The Police and Crime Commissioner Tony Hogg has convened the meeting.
A new arts and entertainment festival begins in Exeter today.
Air cadets from Devon and Somerset come together in Exeter this afternoon to mark the anniversary of the Battle of Britain.
A refurbished community centre in Exminster's showing off its new facilities in a free open day today.
An Exeter cakeshop full of drab grey creations is raising awareness of an often taboo issue today.
The Exeter postman who started a huge petition against the privatisation of Royal Mail says he'll continue his fight.
The MP for Exeter has urged managers of the South West Ambulance service not to introduce regional pay scales.
Exeter police say new powers to tackle anti-social behaviour in the city centre are making it feel a safer place.
A summit meeting on seagulls is being planned in east Devon.
The prospect of Devon's rural communities losing their individual identities is being discussed at a conference near Exeter today.
A new levy on developers in Exeter could bring in around 20 million pounds to fund new schools, transport and leisure facilities.
Questions will be asked today about child safeguarding in Devon and the well-being of children in county council care.
An Exeter primary school and its head teacher have been chosen to join a national initiative helping other schools to improve.
Some of the main areas of concern being expressed about Devon's health and social care services have been revealed by the consumer watchdog Healthwatch.
A senior officer's been appointed to head crime investigation across Devon.
The Exeter MP has urged Devon County Council to take legal action to force contractors to resolve ongoing problems with the water supply at a number of city schools.
National shortages of primary school places won't be reflected in the Exeter area, according to Devon county council.
Major improvements have been unveiled this week at a secure facility for young people in Exeter.
A conference at Exeter University today will be looking at the potential medical uses of a gas mainly associated with having a disgusting smell.
Sir Bradley Wiggins and Mark Cavendish are among the top cyclists confirmed to be competing in the 10th anniversary Tour of Britain, which will pass through Devon.
The fight against rural crime in Devon is benefiting from improved farm security and a better understanding by police, according to the insurer NFU Mutual.
A new technique for assessing the cost of major flood damage is being unveiled at a conference at Exeter University.
A rise in so-called 'stay-cations' has led to a bumper summer for Devon's hotels and restaurants.
There are calls for Exmouth residents to have more time to give feedback on plans for the redevelopment of the seafront... as some local councillors fear it would destroy the town's character and charm.
A petition against the privatisation of Royal Mail, containing a hundred and sixty thousand signatures,has been handed in to Downing Street by an Exeter postman.
Rough sleepers in the Teignbridge district are being helped to get a secure roof over their heads by a partnership of charities.
Police are investigating an arson attack on a house in Exmouth in the early hours of this morning.
The scaffolding's coming down from Exeter Cathedral today - after obscuring part of its iconic West Front for five years.
The Mediterranean diet has long been held up as a healthy example, and now researchers at Exeter University have found evidence that it's good for the mind as well.
Construction and refurbishment sites across Devon are being targeted by safety inspectors this month.
The NHS's new one-one-one phone service for non-emergency calls goes live in Devon this morning.
There's been an increase in the number of people in rented accommodation in Exeter who're facing repossession.
It's emerged that the armed police siege in Exeter on Saturday was part of an operation to recover a man who'd been kidnapped.
Lympstone residents say their village has suddenly become a part of Exmouth - at least in the eyes of the Royal Mail postcode system.
A survey's found that so-called payday lenders are targeting people on low incomes in Exeter - without looking into their ability to repay the debt.
The number of independent traders in Exeter has risen sharply in recent years - and that's been welcomed by business leaders.
A large solar power farm near Broadclyst IS to go ahead - after councillors visited the site.
Campaigners in Exmouth are challenging a decision to exclude a First World War hero from the town from a centenery memorial, because he wasn't born there.
Members of East Devon district council's planning committee are due to visit the proposed site of a large solar power farm near Broadclyst today.
A new dog control byelaw could be introduced in the Exeter park where an elderly woman's beloved pet was mauled to death by another dog.
British Transport Police have released a CCTV image of three men who verbally abused staff at Exeter St David's Station earlier this week.
Security guards at Exeter's Princesshay shopping centre are being given extra powers to help them control anti-social behaviour more effectively.
The horrific killing of a small dog in an Exeter park by a larger breed has led to an urgent meeting being held today.
More Government funding could be on the way for local transport schemes.
Many disability benefit claimants in Exeter are wrongly having their applications turned down, according to the Citizens Advice Bureau.
This summer's seen a big increase in thefts of garden furniture, ornaments and tools in Devon.
A study carried out by the University of Exeter Medical School has been looking at the possible physical and mental health benefits of volunteering.
Exeter city council has hit back at the local government secretary's warning not to use parking charges and fines as a cash cow.
Tourism leaders estimate that 73 million pounds will have been spent in Devon and Cornwall over this bank holiday weekend.
Police are asking users of car parks in beauty spots around east Devon to be on the alert for suspected thieves.
A debt advice charity says hundreds of people in Exeter have contacted it for help - after low incomes and rising living costs pushed them into borrowing unmanageable amounts of money. .
British Transport police have released a photo of a man who subjected a train guard to a torrent of abuse and threats, after being found to be travelling without a ticket on a train from Exeter.
The image of the snail as a slow-moving and unadventurous creature has been challenged in a study by Exeter University.
A new consultation on plans and policies for development in East Devon begins today, on the advice of a planning inspector.
Police are hunting a man who tried to rob a woman in Exeter's St Thomas area.
Charities and community groups whose work focuses on reducing crime are invited to bid for grants of up 5-thousand pounds.
Police are investigating three separate incidents near Exeter where animals have been savagely attacked and, in some cases, mutilated after their deaths.
Two important transport schemes in Exeter have been allocated funding.
It's been revealed that Exeter city centre has the highest rates of car crime in the EX postcode area.
Exeter City have announced the appointment of a new Chief Executive Officer. aff.
The number of vacant shops in Exeter city centre remains well below the national average.
Questions are being asked about the safety and well-being of children in the care of Devon county council.
Almost eighteen thousand people in Devon are undiagnosed with Type Two diabetes, according to Diabetes UK.
Plans by South West Water to invest 850 million pounds in infrastructure and services are going out to public consultation.
Police in Exeter have recovered some jewellery they believe to be stolen, and are looking for the rightful owner.
The days of Exeter city council dignitaries wearing ceremonial robes trimmed with real fur are numbered.
Plans are being drawn up to tackle parking problems around Exeter's main RD&E hospital.
Local firefighters are demonstrating their specialist rescue skills and increasing awareness of fire safety today.
Road safety for bikers is being promoted at an event in Tiverton today.
The councillor for Starcross is calling for action to tackle the regular Saturday morning traffic bottleneck in the village.
Exeter residents are being promised a spectacular free circus show next month.. staged around a 'staircase to the sky' on Cathedral Green.
Concerns are being raised that 20-miles-an-hour zones in Exeter aren't being enforced at the moment.
Exeter College has achieved an overall A-level pass rate of 99.4 per cent - on a par with last year's record-breaking results, and in some ways even better.
Exeter residents look set to benefit from a funding handout won by university students, to carry out sustainable environmental projects in the wider community.
The health of Devon's population is improving, according to a report produced by the county council.
Young people who use Devon's health and social care services are being given more of a voice to influence the way they're provided.
Devon and Somerset's fire authority are being asked whether they approved the decision to allow the chief fire officer's job to become part-time.
Exeter University campus is the latest location to feature a colourful gorilla statue - like the ones dotted around the city centre.
Devon and Cornwall Police say they're disappointed by the increase in the number of people drink driving across the area.
The police and crime commissioner is calling for action against so-called 'legal highs' - after two young people in Exeter needed hospital treatment as a result of experimenting with them during the weekend.
The Exeter charity for homeless people, St Petrocks, is being supported by a group of community-minded school pupils today.
Four point four million pounds is to be spent improving access and facilities for cyclists on Dartmoor, after the county council successfully bid for funding from the Government.
The chief fire officer of the Devon and Somerset Fire and Rescue Service goes part time today.
A huge charity cycling challenge is taking place in east Devon today.
Land agents in east Devon are being invited to suggest potential sites for the relocation of the district council.
The NHS in Exeter and mid and east Devon is calling on local people to report back on the services they receive..
Town and parish councils in east Devon are being invited to apply for money from a pot of cash set aside for schemes that could benefit communities.
A large solar power farm looks set to be built at Broadclyst. East Devon councillors will be asked to grant planning permission later this month - despite concerns from some local residents.
A body has been found by police searching for the missing Exeter woman Alma Royle - who was last seen two weeks ago.
An archive of recordings of people involved in politics in Devon is being put together, as part of a heritage project.
Managers of a sheltered accommodation unit in Exeter - where a woman is believed to have lain dead for several days before being discovered - have reinstated a system for checking the welfare of residents.
A fire which destroyed a bungalow in Exmouth last night is being treated as arson.
An aerial survey of the south west, taking place over the next few months, could help predict future flooding and landslides.
The number of people injured on Devon and Cornwall's roads has fallen by nearly 10%.
An Exeter family whose rowdy and aggressive behaviour sparked more than 40 police call-outs in just four months are being evicted from their home.
Police have traced 26 pit bull type dogs which had been sold illegally in Devon and Cornwall - two of them in Exeter.
A large-scale survey's being carried out to explore whether lesbian, gay, bisexual and trans-gender people are suffering discrimination in Devon.
The financial burden placed on homebuyers by stamp duty is being highlighted today by the Taxpayers Alliance as it campaigns for the Government to cut or abolish the punitive payments.
Thefts from farms and other rural properties are on the decline in Devon, according to the latest figures from insurers NFU Mutual.
Devon and Cornwall police say there's been an increase in the number of people admitted to Accident and Emergency departments after taking what they believed to be harmless 'legal highs'.
Seafront pubs and cafes in Exmouth could be paid to let visitors use their toilets under a scheme being considered by the district council and community groups.
Fifty thousand pounds is available to spend on sporting facilities in Honiton - and local residents and groups are being asked for suggestions on what to do with the money.
Devon's scenery and landscapes will be showcased to a live worldwide TV audience when the Tour of Britain cycling race takes place next month.
Exeter University has earned two Green Flag awards for the management of its campuses.
The number of motorbike accidents in Devon is being reduced thanks to an iPhone app helping bikers to ride safely and avoid danger spots.
Two conservation charities have joined forces to save hundreds of acres of ancient woodland on the edge of Dartmoor.
Hospital patients look set to be better protected from the dangerous infection Clostridium Difficile, thanks to work by researchers at Exeter University and the RD&E NHS Trust.
Local lifeboat crews have expressed concern about the number of people going out to sea without adequate preparation or safety equipment.
Residents of a sheltered housing site in Exeter are demanding answers of the company running it... after the body of a woman who died in her home was apparently left undiscovered for days.
South West Water could face enforcement action over the stink coming from an Exeter sewage treatment plant.
The Exeter department store John Lewis is sharing its expertise in customer service with the local NHS - with a view to giving patients a better experience.
Police investigating the disappearance of an 83 year old woman in Exeter will be conducting a high-profile search of an area near where she was last seen this morning.
Police are investigating the discovery of a woman's body on rocks at the foot of a cliff in Lympstone.
A file of evidence on the death of an Exeter man, after he had been arrested and detained by local police, has been submitted to the Crown Prosecution Service.
There are more than four and a half thousand people in Teignbridge on the social housing waiting list, and only around 289 homes allocated every year. Now the district council are considering changes which they say will make sure the right applicants are prioritised.
Devon and Cornwall police say they're identifying and closing down cannabis-growing operations in people's homes every day across the force area.
Police in Exeter will continue their search today for a vulnerable 83 year old woman missing from the St Thomas area.
The owner of a pink cottage in Kennford is to be told to repaint it in a more muted shade.
Three men from Exeter are remembering a 36 year old PE teacher from the City, who died last year.
Some bookies have stopped taking bets on City manager Paul Tisdale taking over at Swindon Town.
A pony has been found dead on Dartmoor in what Police are saying could have been a deliberate mutilation.
From midnight tonight (22 July), the City falls under a yellow warning for heavy rain.
It's been revealed that East Devon district council received nearly one and a quarter million pounds from the sale of the Elizabeth Hall site in Exmouth to a hotel company.
Devon and Cornwall police have admitted that they're not meeting their targets for attending all 999 calls within 20 minutes.
The leader of East Devon district council says he's comfortable with the possibility of the local authority relocating to Cranbrook near Exeter.
Crime in Devon and Cornwall has fallen by 6.3 per cent in the last 12 months, according to figures released today by the police.
A pioneering anti-bullying initiative is taking place in Exeter today... with pupils from the city and elsewhere in the region train to become ambassadors and mentors.
Feedback and suggestions on local health services are being invited at a meeting in Exeter this evening.
Money from the sale of Exmouth's Elizabeth Hall to a hotel group could be used to fund other regeneration projects in the town.
he new town of Cranbrook near Exeter could become the home of East Devon district council. A relocation there is among various options being looked at by councillors today. A report going to the Cabinet today recommends that they don't pursue the option of staying at Knowle in Sidmouth, because the high running costs and the need for expensive repairs are a waste of taxpayers' money. The other options, to be decided at a later date, include the original plan of moving to Honiton, but also the possibility of a move to Cranbrook. A district-wide stakeholder group will be set up to discuss the relocation process and the way customer contact and services will be provided in future. Councillors are also being asked to confirm the plan to hand over the public space at Knowle Park to the town council as part of any relocation plan.
Professional cyclists will be helping to promote the Devon stage of the Tour of Britain cycling race today.
A special event's taking place in Axminster today to help those who lost their jobs at Axminster Carpets earlier this year.
The Duchess of Cornwall will be in Exeter later today. As Prince Charles visits fishermen in Brixham, Camilla will be coming to the West of England school for people with visual impairment.
Around one in ten people in the south west who took part in a survey on food were tricked into saying they'd eaten things that don't really exist.
An Exeter theatre company is planning to turn the experiences of local residents during last year's flooding into a play.
The Prime Minister is being called on to help ensure that an Exeter-based centre safeguarding children from abuse on the Internet continues to receive European funding.
Extra funding's been secured to help ensure that important transport schemes in Devon go ahead - including Exeter's new railway halts, and investment in access roads into the city.
Detectives investigating the deaths of a 24 year old woman and her two young sons in Devon say a Serious Case Review will take place.
The number of people contacting local domestic violence services is increasing, with the trend expected to continue into the future.
People who're setting up their own businesses after losing their jobs at Axminster Carpets are being offered some free advice next week - along with the chance to find out if they're eligible for support funding.
The MP for Exeter says if he's awarded a pay rise, he'll give the extra amount to charities and other good causes.
A new school's been given permission to get up and running in temporary buildings in Exwick, before moving to a permanent site.
Staff at a stately home near Exeter have dismissed claims that they staged a burlesque show to help 'sex up' the image of the National Trust and attract a different type of visitor.
Devon and Somerset's fire brigades union has expressed bitter disappointment that a controversial programme of cost-cutting measures has been approved by the fire authority.
An elderly woman is in a critical condition after being hit by a car in Dawlish.
A decision's due later on the planned spending cuts at Devon and Somerset fire service - which are strongly opposed by the firefighters' union.
Private sector fostering providers are costing Devon county council nearly four million pounds a year, and the local authority is now looking to reduce that cost and improve its own service.
Plans by Sainsbury's to build a distribution centre near Exeter - which would have created around 450 jobs - have been postponed.
Exeter City have completed the signing of striker Sam Parkin, subject to international clearance.
Devon and Cornwall currently has no officers exclusively dedicated to traffic policing, after those officers took up a response role in 2011
The real concerns local people have about NHS services are coming to light - and they include the topical issue of out of hours services.
Concerns are being raised about proposals to set up a school in temporary buildings in an area of Exeter, while a permanent site is sought.
There are calls for more homes at an affordable rent to be provided in Devon after the housing and homelessness situation here was described as critical by the charity Shelter.
Devon's Federation of Small Businesses has expressed disappointment at the news that the roll-out of superfast broadband in the county is running nearly two years late.
A petition by an Exeter postman could deliver a setback to plans to privatise Royal Mail.
The company which now owns Exeter airport has expanded its aviation business with the acquisition of a management firm which operates three other regional airports.
The commanding officer of Exeter's Six Rifles reservists says the Government's announcement on part-time troops clarifies and confirms the way forward. .
The Fire Brigades Union says it hopes Devon and Somerset's fire authority will listen to their concerns when members vote next week on changes to the way some stations are staffed.
The Exeter Chiefs rugby player Craig Mitchell has been found guilty of bringing the club and the game of rugby union into disrepute..... in an internal disciplinary hearing into his conviction in Australia for assaulting a man in a bar.
Mathematicians and climate scientists are meeting in Exeter this week for a conference on the weather - in particular the extreme and unseasonal conditions seen in the UK and around the world.
The chief fire officer of Devon and Somerset says 40 'non operational' posts are to be lost by the end of this financial year... as the service is forced to make further savings in response to reduced Government funding.
The takeover of Exeter airport by new owners has been welcomed by the leader of Devon county council.
Plans to set up an authorised and managed travellers' site at Haldon near Exeter are to go forward.
An innovative service gets up and running in Exeter today to help prevent people getting into debt with the city council.
Exeter's Royal Albert Memorial Museum has won three architectural awards for the quality of its re-design.
Devon and Cornwall police are urging local residents to keep expensive garden furniture and tools locked away securely.
Exmouth's beach rescue team say they'll be able to work more efficiently - thanks to a new hut on the beach for storing their equipment.
A national Internet Safety centre based in Exeter is at risk of losing an important source of funding.
Devon and Cornwall police are to be one of four forces to pilot a new way of dealing with people who have mental health problems.
The number of people needing help with welfare benefits and tax credits in Exeter is continuing to rise.. but fewer are seeking advice on debt, housing and employment.
The government has said it will undertake a feasibility study on the problems on the A303 - as part of its programme of infrastructure work announced this afternoon.
Managers at Devon county council have been asked to draw up cost-cutting proposals in response to the latest public spending reduction by the Government.
Exeter University is hosting a huge competition to find the region's best and most innovative student scientists, engineers and IT wizards today.
Speculation that Exmouth's planned new hotel would be used to accommodate homeless people are being rubbished by the district council.
The managing director of Exeter Airport has welcomed its sale to a new owner - as a vote of confidence in its future.
The search is on for the owner of a pile of fishing equipment which has been left at a council depot in Exmouth.
An Exeter community are continuing their fight to safeguard a much-loved piece of parkland from development.
Graffiti carved into stonework by a choirboy hundreds of years ago has been found in Exeter Cathedral.
The mental health charity MIND is shocked by a report showing how many disturbed and suicidal people are being locked up police cells when they need professional medical care.
The provision of two new railway halts for Exeter is due to take a step forward this evening.
Former drug and alcohol abusers will be taking part in an event in Exeter today celebrating their freedom from addiction.
The Community Council of Devon is backing a campaign to give the groups running village halls a voice at Westminster.
The MP for Exeter has praised the city's thriving arts scene and award-winning museum, as illustrations of the need to keep funding creative pursuits and culture.
The Exeter based airline Flybe has this morning announced pre-tax losses of 40.7 million pounds for the year ended in March.
Plans by Ikea to build a huge new store on the outskirts of Exeter and more than 200 homes nearby are on display for the next two days, as the Swedish company gauges public opinion on its proposals.
A public meeting's being held later to discuss what sort of Bishop is needed for Exeter. The job becomes vacant at the end of August when the present Bishop, the Right Reverend Michael Langrish, leaves the post.
Police and youth workers in mid-Devon are moving forward with their campaign to tackle the worrying teenage trend for posting explicit sexual pictures online.
Exeter city council hopes the introduction of a living wage for its lowest-earning employees will reduce reliance on benefits, boost the economy and give other businesses an incentive to pay more.
The MP for Exeter is urging local residents to make their voices heard in the consultation on the future of the city's two NHS walk-in centres.
Weather experts meeting at Exeter's Met Office have identified a possible cause for the series of bad summers which have devastated the local tourist and farming industries.
The possible causes of the last few years' disappointing weather are being discussed today by a group of meteorologists and climate scientists, meeting at Exeter's Met Office.
A south west member of the European parliament has warned that the region's larger farms will bear the brunt of cuts to funding next year.
A project based at Honiton's Thelma Hulbert Gallery, which uses art to help people with mental health and anxiety issues, has been shortlisted for an award.
A 20 million pound heat and electricity system could be introduced in Exeter, financed through a public/private partnership.
The number of people claiming Jobseekers' Allowance in Devon has fallen for the third consecutive month.
Milk and cream from a dairy near Exeter are being re-called and people are being warned not to consume them.
The problem of teenagers posting explicit photos of themselves on social media is the subject of a meeting today, by concerned youth workers in the Culm Valley area.
The public are being invited to give their views on the future of Exeter's two NHS walk-in centres.
Police have praised the developers of a new hotel near Exeter for incorporating crime prevention measures into its design.
A piece of artwork made up of children's milk teeth is being created at Exeter's Royal Albert Memorial Museum... and the artist is inviting parents to donate any that the tooth fairy has left behind.
The Exeter MP's claim that action is needed to reduce the waiting times to see a GP has been given extra credence by a report out today.
An investigation into the sinking of a fishing boat, in which the Exmouth-based skipper died, has concluded that the boat was overloaded and safety equipment didn't function.
A new seafront hotel in Exmouth has won planning permission. The 60-room hotel will be built on the site of the Elizabeth Hall, which will be demolished.
More local authorities in England are being urged to follow the example of Devon county council by signing up to an agreement between the UK and France, to reduce maritime pollution.
The number of young girls posting explicit photos of themselves on social media is causing concern to a local community safety partnership.
Police are appealing for any other victims of an Exeter sex offender to come forward. Forty-one year of Tony Bradbury of Whitchurch Avenue was jailed yesterday for three years and ten months.
Controversial plans for a new hotel on Exmouth seafront go before the district's planning committee this morning.
The TUC say low wages are holding back economic recovery and growth in the south west.
Persistent beggars in Exeter are being targeted by police, who're urging the public not to give them money.
The MP for Exeter is backing a petition calling for the last three witches hanged in Exeter to receive an official pardon.
Pensioners will be taking part in exercise sessions and Zumba dancing in Crediton's market square today, as part of an initiative to help them prevent injuries caused by falling over.
With Devon and Cornwall police's anti-drink driving crackdown underway, officers say they'd ideally like to see a lowering of the legal alcohol limit.
There have been calls for Exeter to have better public transport, a daily market, more street theatre and more going on after shop-closing hours.
Devon and Cornwall Police’s dog section have bred their own litter of puppies for the first time.
The MP for Exeter has spoken in the Commons about the problems local residents are having in getting appointments with their GPs.
Further measures to protect and replenish the disappearing sands of Dawlish Warren, and safeguard the Exe Estuary against climate change, have been agreed by local councillors.
Exeter residents are being reassured over plans to reduce street lighting in the city. Draft plans of the areas to remain lit - which will include much-used walking-home routes - will then be put on display for the public to comment. The county
The Exeter Chiefs will play host to the reigning Heineken Cup champions Toulon in the European Cup next season.
The Exeter insurance and pensions company Friends Life says no jobs with the firm will be at risk if it moves out of its current premises.
It's claimed that four out of five employers in the South West think the lack of affordable housing is stalling economic growth.
People arrested for minor offences or anti-social behaviour in mid-Devon are being given the chance to make amends instead of being branded criminals, under the system of restorative justice.
Lawyers will be staging a dignified protest outside Exeter Crown Court today against proposed Government cuts to the criminal legal aid system.
The NHS in Devon has postponed the launch of the new 1-1-1 non-emergency phone service.
The celebrations taking place today to mark the 60th anniversary of the Queen's coronation are particularly meaningful for one member of staff at Exeter Cathedral.
A regional campaign group for equality says women are being hit particularly hard by Government cuts
Exeter Territorial Army reservists are ending a challenging two-week training exercise in Cyprus, alongside regular soldiers.
Two important local road schemes have received Government funding. Devon county council is to receive four point seven million pounds after bidding for the money successfully.
Attempts are being made to trace the owner of a cat, which was found trapped in a recycling skip.
Plans for work to make the railway line at Exeter's Cowley Bridge less vulnerable to flooding have been drawn up by Network Rail.
The organisers of Exeter's food bank say changes to the benefits system are among the factors leading to a surge in the number of people needing to use the service.
Exeter city council is being urged to recognise the quality and importance of locally-produced food and drink, in its strategy for development over the next 10 years.
Projects in Exeter, Tiverton, Crediton and Cullompton are among those being awarded cash from a Lottery fund to improve health and wellbeing.
Police across the south west's five regional forces are to work together to fight terrorism, extremism, and other threats to public safety.
A train has hit a level crossing barrier in Hele, near Exeter. No-one's reported to have been hurt in the incident which happened at about 10 to 11 this morning and involved the 9.25 Plymouth to Aberdeen service.
The Exeter nurse who launched a legal battle over her right to wear a crucifix necklace at work has been told she can't take her case any further.
Around 500 community-based sports projects in Devon are to receive grants, after the county council was awarded 250 thousand pounds in lottery funding.
An initiative in which GPs, police and community members join forces to help neighbours in need is taking off in several parts of Exeter and east Devon.
A series of events to help social housing tenants make their money go further begins in Cullompton today.
An Exeter charity says people with brain injuries are being subjected to unnecessary and unfair reassessments of their eligibility for benefits.
The MP for Exeter says Government cuts to social care are among the factors contributing to a crisis in England's accident and emergency services.
Devon's child protection services are being defended by the county council, following a critical report by OFSTED. The regulator branded the services as 'inadequate', the lowest of four rankings.
South West Water has today announced an increase in pre-tax profits of seven and a half per cent - up to more than a hundred and fifty two million pounds.
The Exeter-based airline Flybe is planning to sell all 25 of its landing and departure slots at Gatwick to easyJet.
Exeter city council looks set to provide the basic funding needed for Christmas lights this year. The council hasn't been able to fund the lights for the last two years and they've been paid for through private sponsorship deals. But a task group
New figures show that police in Devon and Cornwall took DNA samples from nineteen children every week in 2011.
To mark his first six months in office, Devon and Cornwall Police and Crime Commissioner Tony Hogg is taking part in a live web chat. Ask questions and follow it here from 4.15pm.
Devon and Cornwall's police and crime commissioner says he's working to reduce the demands on the force, as budgets look set to remain tight following the next round of Government funding.
A report out today warns that wildlife is in decline - and that several important habitats in Devon are being lost.
This year's Devon county show looks set to be a record breaker - in more ways than one.
A draft strategy for Exeter City Centre has been published online this week- and local residents are being urged to give their feedback.
Local citizens advice bureaux are joining forces with other organisations to extend their services and try to reach people before a problem becomes a crisis.
Schools in Devon are taking part in an initiative to develop community awareness of dementia.
The Stroke Association has called on sufferers and carers in Devon to speak out if they feel they've been 'abandoned'.
We might spot local police officers in an unusual patrol car this month.
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.