Devon tourism businesses hit by the recent flooding are being invited to free conferences, where they'll be offered expert advice on recovering from the problems and marketing themselves effectively.
Tests are being carried out on the wreckage of a ship found off the Cornish coast - which may once have belonged to one of east Devon's most famous sons, Sir Walter Raleigh.
The Exmouth teenager reported missing yesterday has turned up safe and well in Penzance.
The country's biggest union has joined the criticism of Devon county council's plans to stop running its youth centres.
The new NHS non-emergency 111 number has gone live in Devon today.
Rare fruit tree popular in Tudor times goes missing from council offices.
Exeter residents are being asked to add their happy memories of times in the city to an arts project.
A 10 and a half million pound redevelopment of part of Exeter University's St Lukes campus has moved a step closer.
Exeter city council looks set to give nearly 20 thousand pounds to the Football in the Community charity.
Campaigners fighting to save an Exmouth care home for people with learning disabilities have launched an online petition and Facebook page.
Multi-million pound complex is in iconic building that fits in with prime Devon parkland
Average house prices rise £6,000 in 2013
Exeter's not particularly happy if it takes away shoppers from the city. But a planned complex off the M5 is good news, says Tiverton & Honiton MP
Devon and Cornwall police are carrying out an awareness campaign on abuse ... encouraging people to report it.
A damaged flood defence wall in Topsham is to be rebuilt by Exeter city council, after the Environment Agency said it could no longer afford to maintain it.
Two local seaside towns are to benefit from Government funding to regenerate coastal communities.
Sam Hill has signed a new two-year contract extension at Sandy Park.
A public consultation begins today on arrangements in one part of Exeter where there are currently several free two-hour zones.
The Council has made the plea as workers will be out and about tomorrow collecting sandbags.
Several supermarkets and retailers in Devon have agreed to work with the region's Police and Crime Commissioner in his battle against booze fuelled incidents.
Exeter Cathedral is giving up its floodlights for Lent.
Devon and Cornwall's police and crime commissioner is meeting representatives of major supermarket chains today.. to discuss sales of cheap alcohol and its link to anti-social behaviour and violence.
The owner of Exeter's new waste to energy plant in Marsh Barton are taking steps to reduce the noise it's making - after complaints from nearby residents.
An investigation into fatal fires in Devon and Somerset has identified several factors which crop up again and again.
Trains are to start running along the storm-damaged railway line at Dawlish again, two weeks earlier than expected.
Police are appealing for sightings of a missing Sussex man who may be in Devon.
A remote controlled helicopter being used to take aerial photos has gone missing after coming down somewhere over Exeter. .
Food waste collections could be introduced in Exeter within the next couple of years... to reduce the amount going to landfill.
The improved forecourt at Exeter Central station is being officially opened this morning. It's been redesigned to make a better impression on rail travellers.
Hospiscare's new day hospice in Honiton could be up and running within months.
A charity that transports emergency blood and organs to Devon's hospitals by motorbike has been invited to Westminister to discuss plans to regulate the service.
Exeter MP Ben Bradshaw is calling on the county council to repair the ever-increasing number of potholes in the city.
Police say the public can help them in their continuing fight against drug dealing in the local area.
There's been a welcome reduction in the number of motorcyclists killed on Devon's roads.
The main event of Exeter's Fair Trade Fortnight takes place today.
An action group's been set up to explore how Exeter city council will deal with the loss of the local Women's Refuge.
Education leaders in the county have written to the Secretary of State urging him to take action.
A recent Ofted spot-check judged has rated the college outstanding for the second time running.
The section from Ladram Bay to Budleigh has been shut since February 8th and will remain so for at least another 3 weeks.
Several mid and east Devon communities are to benefit from superfast broadband by the end of July.
Pressure is mounting on a mid Devon councillor who's been convicted of benefit fraud to resign.
East Devon councillors fighting the controversial plan to relocate their headquarters to the Exeter Skypark say they were denied the chance to debate it in last night's full council meeting.
A shortage of funding for looking after Exeter's parks has prompted the city council to invite local community groups to take over their running.
Police in Exeter have joined forces with the National Crime Agency to target drug dealing and other offences.
There's been a further collapse of a cob structure in Cullompton's High Street.
Two weeks of events promoting Fair Trade are underway in Exeter.
Nearly 12 thousand potholes have been reported on Devon's roads since the start of 2014, according to the county council.
Forget the sea views for now; try the route by the sewage works!
Prolific thieves also targeted in crackdown in Exeter City Centre
Millions of packets of cigarettes have been washed ashore at a East Devon beach, after a cargo ship lost its load.
Spate of thefts in towns across the area thought to be linked
A third of a million pounds is to be spent in Devon teaching children to ride their bikes safely
Trout Inn blaze extinguished overnight
Neil Parish says grants will help get farmers back on their feet
Devon county council is to demand Government action to ensure the area's road and rail links are fit for purpose.
There's been a spate of vehicle vandalism in mid-Devon. Several vehicles have been damaged but nothing was stolen.
Device for stopping speeders accidentally spikes innocent tyres
Devon County Council has increased its share of council tax by two per cent, which will increase the average bill for a Band D home by £22 a year.
Devon county council is being asked to prohibit badger culling on any of the land it owns. .
Protesters will be targeting County Hall in Exeter this afternoon - as councillors meet to discuss controversial cuts to public services they say are forced on them by inadequate Government funding.
There'll be hot competition in Exeter this morning in the battle to win Curry Chef of the Year.
Firefighters in the south west say their rescue and recovery work during the flooding has been hampered by shortages of equipment and staff ... and inadequate training.
Network Rail says repairs to the track at Dawlish will take a month longer than expected, after last weekend's storms caused further damage to the sea wall.
Actors, singers and dancers are needed for a community play being staged in Exeter later this year.
Plans to close Exeter's women's refuge will be discussed today - as a worried local councillor asks how vulnerable women will be protected from abusive partners.
Orcombe Point at Exmouth could get new signs imploring people to call the Samaritans if they's contemplating suicide.
The lack of a job centre in Exmouth will be discussed at the town council this evening.
A new hotel looks set to be built on the site of the old Turks Head Lodge Motel in Honiton, creating 25 jobs.
People in Exeter are being asked for their views on a proposed new housing development just outside Alphington.
Devon is recovering from another night of storm force winds and high tides.
People living near a neglected piece of land near Exeter city centre are meeting today to discuss how it could be used by the community.
The police and crime commissioner for Devon and Cornwall is calling for local councils to have more power to refuse licensing applications, if they believe that granting them will increase alcohol abuse.
A severe flood warning has been issued for the coast from Exmouth to Lyme Regis.
The local NHS has launched an online chat service for anyone wanting to get information on local health services, or to give feedback on their own experiences.
With speculation continuing over the future of the Dawlish railway line, a top engineer says in his opinion, it should be re-routed inland.
Rugby fans in Exeter are being invited to get involved in the hosting of part of the World Cup next year.
A local MP is supporting efforts to tackle the trade in ivory - which leads to tens of thousands of elephants and rhinos being killed every year for their tusks.
Exeter's RD&E hospital is taking part in a study aimed at reducing the unnecessary admissions to wards of people who come to Accident and Emergency.
An engineer who was put on an illegal blacklist by building firms because he highlighted safety problems on building sites is addressing a conference in Exeter today.
Devon is to benefit from a change in the Government's system for allocating emergency funding, after incidents such as storms and flooding.
The Prime Minister was in the town as part of his tour of flood hit areas of the region.
The Citizens Advice Bureau is reporting an increase in people needing help with rent arrears, phone and broadband bills, and council tax.
A fundraising campaign's been launched to help people badly hit by flooding in Devon.
Exeter's animation festival begins today with a variety of events happening between now and the 22nd.
Schools in mid and east Devon are focusing on the potential dangers of the Internet and social media this week.
Neighbourhood Health Watch involves GPs, police and businesses as well as charities. forming a support network for those who might otherwise slip through the net of health and social services.
The council had been considering four locations - Cranbrook, Honiton, Winslade Park and the Exeter Skypark.
The Daily Telegraph claims agency officials met with Network Rail last month, saying plans to protect the train line at Dawlish were put off so the impact it would have on birds could be looked at.
Ground staff at Exeter City have borrowed a special machine to try and remove the standing water on the pitch.
The leader of Devon county council is calling on the Government to step in - after the latest damage to local transport links.
Lecturers at Exeter University are staging a third one-day strike today in their ongoing dispute over pay.
People in Exeter have been asked to help the city council identify anyone who is sleeping rough during the extreme wet and windy weather.
Three parachutes worth £18,000 have been stolen from a van in Exmouth
Young people in Devon are fighting the County Council's plans to stop running its 34 youth centres.
Gale force winds and high tides have been battering Devon overnight - with warnings of further extreme weather to come.
Exeter residents are invited to a meeting this evening by a local social enterprise - to discuss and get involved with a solar power project in the city.
Live television coverage and national recognition await Exeter City’s under 21 squad, if they can beat Burnley tonight at St James Park.
People receiving 'meals on wheels' in Devon are to see dramatic changes to the way the service is provided.
The public inquiry into plans for more than 300 new homes in Feniton reconvenes today.
Eight day centres used by elderly people in Exeter, mid and east Devon look set to close.
There's been a serious road accident on the A3052 at Woodbury Salterton
Police are appealing for the public’s helping in finding a man suspected of being involved in the robbery of a Dawlish holiday park last summer.
Former Exeter City manager Peter Fox is to face historic charges of abuse at the High Court.
The landlord of a pub on the River Clyst - whose business is hit regularly by flooding - is calling for the Environment Agency to start dredging local rivers again.
CCTV cameras are to be installed in the Exeter park which has seen two dog attacks.
Fire crews were called to reports of a vessel on fire near Shaldon Bridge just after 11pm last night.
The city's university is to carry out a project on behalf of the city council.
The old one was closed last year for safety reasons.
Devon and Cornwall police say they know further work is needed to reduce the number of people with mental health problems being locked up in police cells.
It's been revealed that Devon and Cornwall police have attended dozens of emergency calls to reports of witches and ghosts in the last three years.
A local tug of war team who're currently the Devon and Cornwall champions are looking for new members.
A scheme in Exeter looks set to benefit from Government plans announced this week, to fund renewable community energy projects.
A beauty spot at Shaldon has reopened after work to repair a cliff fall was completed., .
The number of private and housing association tenants in Exeter who're unable to pay their rent seems to be on the increase.
Exmouth RNLI thinks a steady decrease in the number of lifeboat launches could indicate that people going out to sea are becoming more safety-conscious.
The economic recovery being seen in the rest of the country isn't reflected in this region, according to the TUC.
A quarter of a million pounds worth of cannabis plants have been seized by police in Exeter.
Talks are taking place this week on the future of dog contols in Exeter parks. It comes after a second incident in which a smaller dog was attacked by a bull terrier in Belmont Park.
There's help at hand this week for anyone in Exeter who's having trouble paying their energy bills.
An initiative being launched in Exeter is aiming to reduce the number of elderly people who're admitted to hospital when they could be cared for at home.
People heading out to walk on Devon's coast paths are being urged to take extra care... as the bad weather has already caused a landslip in east Devon.
Police are warning Exeter residents to be on the alert after a burglar got into a house by claiming his football was in the occupant's back garden.
Crime figures out this week for Devon and Cornwall would seem to confirm the Police and Crime Commissioner's view that welfare reforms are leading to a rise in some offences.
People heading out to walk on Devon's coast paths this weekend are being urged to take extra care... as the bad weather has already caused a landslip in east Devon.
A group of Exmouth RNLI volunteers are putting on their bright yellow all-weather gear today - to take to the roads instead of the sea.
Community groups in the city are being invited to take over the management of their parks and green spaces.
Ben Bradshaw claims East Devon and Teignbridge councils are allowing too much new housing to be built within their boundaries on the outskirts of Exeter.
Devon and Cornwall Police carried out 1,326 breath tests over the festive period.
The date Exeter library-users have long been awaiting has been announced today - for the reopening of the refurbished main building.
Exeter University students face another day of disruption as staff stage a third national strike in as many months, in their unions' ongoing dispute over pay and pensions.
Crime fell overall across Devon and Cornwall last year - but there was a rise in some types of offence including sex crimes.
Shop workers in Exeter city centre are being offered a new chaplaincy service - to provide a listening ear to any problems they want to talk about..
A public consultation meeting takes place later on plans for a new watersports centre in Exeter canal basin.
Designs for the seven million pound facelift of Exeter's Guildhall shopping centre are going on display today.
Shops and supermarkets across Devon and Cornwall are being urged to join the fight to reduce alcohol-related crime.
An Exeter company has been fined 33 thousand pounds after a man was seriously injured by a vehicle at a recycling centre.
Councillor calls for new sports facilities if existing running track is lost
City council will decide on planning applications tonight
People wanting to build new housing or commercial premises in Exeter could be asked to hire local workers for their construction projects.
The land off Magdalen Street was used during the 18th and 19th centuries as a resting place for people who'd dissented from the established church.
Dramatic video footage of police capturing a prolific offender as he tried to flee through Haldon Woods has been released by the force on to YouTube.
Police investigating a drug supply and money laundering operation will be carrying out further search warrants this week - after arresting two suspects in Exmouth and Exeter.
David Cameron has been asked to visit Devon and see the flood damage to the roads for himself - as the county council tries to get more Government funding for repairs.
A special evening session takes place later for people wanting to take part in the public inquiry into large-scale housing developments in Feniton.
Police tackling organised crime have seized drugs and cash after two raids in Exmouth and Exeter. Two men have been arrested.
Men in Exmouth are being given a new facility for learning new skills, using the Internet and socialising.
People at risk of cancer would like doctors to check out potential symptoms much sooner than the current NHS guidelines suggest, according to a study involving Exeter University medical school.
Rail travellers on the main line between Exeter and London face delays and disruption - as a 15 million pound repair programme takes place.
Two men have been arrested in connection with the death of a man found collapsed in an Exeter launderette on Saturday.
An initiative to reduce workplace accidents in Exeter and East Devon is starting this week.
Motorists using Exeter's Bridge Road - a congestion hotspot - will face even longer delays for the next few months. .
Worrying figures out today show a large increase in reports of sexual abuse among primary school children in Devon and Cornwall.
Devon and Cornwall's police and crime commissioner has paid tribute to officers who risked their own safety to help others during the recent extreme weather and flooding.
Communities across Devon are being reminded to get their applications in for grants to restore First World War memorials.
A demonstration against national planning policies which leave the countryside vulnerable to development takes place in Feniton this morning.
It's a key day in the public inquiry into 235 new homes in Feniton.
Work by Devon and Somerset Trading Standards to crack down on rogue traders and prevent the public from falling victim to conmen has been shortlisted for an award.
Devon and Cornwall Police say an operation - aimed at reducing the danger rogue hauliers cause on the roads - has been a huge success.
Planning applications for two high-profile developments go before Exeter councillors this evening.
Glasses and bottles in late-night clubs and bars could be replaced with plastic drinking vessels in order to prevent a repeat of an attack which left a man with a severe eye injury.
A van driver has been airlifted to hospital following the collision just before 7am.
Exeter Chiefs have confirmed that tight-head prop Hoani Tui is to leave Sandy Park at the end of the season.
Exeter City have been drawn at home against Burnley in the quarter-final of the Under-21 Premier League Cup, after beating Blackburn two-one at St James Park on Tuesday evening.
Research by Exeter University medical school has found that green spaces in towns and cities can lead to significant improvements in people's mental health.
Devon county council's being asked not to let badger culling take place on any of its land.
Devon and Cornwall's police and crime commissioner has expressed his disappointment that the force is to lose two and a half million pounds from its budget next year.
Two men have been arrested by police investigating a serious attack on a man in Exeter.
Devon's mobile library service is to be cut to save the county council money.
A large solar farm near Exmouth looks likely to gain planning permission today.
Police investigating an unprovoked attack on a man in Exmouth during the New Year celebrations think the culprits may have bragged about what they did.
A public inquiry in east Devon which starts today will be watched closely by developers wanting to build in rural areas.
It's predicted that Exeter's retail trade will continue to do well in 2014 - after a much better performance than the national average last year.
Residents of Sidmouth can discuss any concerns about crime and policing with local officers this morning.
There's a warning of continuing dangerous conditions around Devon's coastlines, especially during high tides.
It's emerged that more than 22 thousand people attended services and concerts at Exeter Cathedral over the Christmas period.
Exeter's Street Food market in the Guildhall shopping centre has been named as one of the city's top five food destinations on the travel website TripAdvisor.
Two people have been rescued from a house fire in Exeter this morning - one of them needing medical treatment.
Fire crews were called out to a chimney fire in Exeter last night.
Work on a 30 million pound new building on Exeter University's main campus is being interrupted so that a new contractor can be found.
Exmouth sea front has been closed during high tide as huge waves wash over the sea wall.
Firefighters are staging another strike this morning in their ongoing dispute over pension reforms.
The Environment Agency has issued a severe flood warning for the coastal area from Exmouth to Lyme Regis, and Dawlish Warren.
The latest figures have revealed there are around 700 children in care across Devon.
Devon and Cornwall Police say New Year's Eve was relatively trouble-free across the two counties - although they did arrest 125 people during the festivities.
Police have published a CCTV image of a man robbing the Prospect Garage on Christmas Eve
Head to Exmouth's Strand area to enjoy the new year fireworks this year. Safety worries make seafront display too costly.
Police investigating an accident on the M5 near Tiverton on Friday have released further details.
The gap between the asking and selling price for property is narrowing in Devon, according to a local estate agent.
Improvements to Honiton's skatepark have moved a step closer after a design was chosen from four possible options, in a vote by local young people.
Devon and Cornwall police are warning New Years revellers not to drive after using a self-testing device to check their alcohol level.
The Exeter Chiefs head coach says valuable lessons will be learned from their crushing defeat by Harlequins at Twickenham on Saturday.
Devon and Cornwall police are preparing for an increase in calls over the New Year period - many connected with trouble caused by people drinking too much.
Figures released today show that three people were killed in workplace accidents in Exeter, mid and east Devon in the year 2012 to 2013 - and a hundred and 39 suffered major injuries.
A new cycle route is to be created in Sidmouth. A hundred thousand pounds, from a pot of money contributed to the district council by housing developers, will pay for cycling lanes and facilities in the town, and possibly the first part of a cycle route to Feniton.
Exeter Citizens Advice Bureau is expecting a busy January as people realise they've run up large debts to pay Christmas.
People near the coast who're planning to launch Chinese lanterns into the sky during New Year celebrations are being asked to let their local coastguard know.
The Exeter organisation which staged the south west's first conference on knife crime earlier this year is among the groups awarded funding from the Police and Crime Commissioner's small grants scheme.
The Exeter Greenpeace activist and two other members of the Arctic 30 from Devon are safely back in the UK after their ordeal in Russia.
Police are appealing for witnesses to an accident on the M5 yesterday afternoon.
People running businesses on Exmouth seafront say they still don't know whether they'll lose their livelihoods as a result of the major redevelopment of the area.
The Exeter Greenpeace activist Iain Rogers is due to fly home today after being held in Russia for protesting against oil drilling.
A bike recycling project in East Devon is appealing for anyone who got a new bicycle for Christmas to donate their old one to them.
People across Devon are being urged to do all they can to minimise the amount of food they throw away this Christmas
With domestic violence expected to increase in Devon over Christmas, local support services are urging victims to seek help.
Today's the last day at work for the long-serving coxwain of Exmouth RNLI, Tim Mock. He's been with the lifeboat charity for nearly 34 years.
Exeter Police are reminding anyone who's received an expensive Christmas present to register it with a national property website.
Local trading standards are warning parents to make sure all toys given to their children for Christmas aren't a safety hazard.
An organisation offering help and support to young people in Devon says the demand is higher than ever.
As local residents finish off their Christmas shopping, police in Exeter are urging them not to fall victim to opportunistic thieves.
There's widespread disruption to local rail and road travel, because of the storms and flooding.
Police investigating a burglary in Exmouth hope items left inside the house may help identify the culprit.
Devon and Cornwall police have revealed that they've disclosed details of 39 paedophiles since the introduction of a new law in April 2011.
Christmas lights, candles and decorations can be a real safety hazard, according to Devon and Somerset Trading Standards.
The number of alcohol-related incidents dealt with by police in Exeter was nearly 25 per cent higher last December than the same month in 2011.
High Court rules for East Devon District Council in ongoing dispute about redevelopment of historic seafront building
Exeter gaol has received a broadly good report, following an un-announced visit by inspectors.
Devon and Cornwall police have announced plans for closer collaboration with the Dorset force, in response to continuing cuts in Government funding.
Tonight traditionally sees the biggest Christmas celebrations in Exeter as most people finish work for the festive break - and a new 'help zone' is being set up for revellers.
Four men and a 17-year-old youth, accused of murdering an Exeter man last month, have appeared at the city's Crown Court and been remanded in custody.
Parts of Devon are recovering from a battering by strong winds and heavy rain yesterday evening.
The Exeter Greenpeace activist Iain Rogers could be home from Russia soon after the authorities there granted the so-called Arctic 30 amnesty.
Work has begun on a new development at Clyst Vale Community College in Broadclyst.
Christmas shoppers in Exeter are giving retailers a business boom - and the best could be yet to come.
The primary school is being built in Plymouth.
Earlier this year, Teignbridge District Council ordered Ann Kennedy to tone down the colour of her 17th century home after a complaint.
Matt Jay is currently a second year scholar at the Academy.
Prince's Initiative for Mature Enterprise is supported by the Prince of Wales and helps people who're finding it hard to get back into the workplace.
Planning permission has been given for an extension to the main road into the new development near Exeter.
Local firefighters will walk out on strike for 4 hours from 6pm this evening.
Louis Walsh has the Radio Exe Factor
Police are looking into an allegation, said to have happened on Wednesday 4th December.
Work's due to start next year on what will be the first significant investment in the centre since it opened in 1976.
The redevelopment of Exmouth's Queen's Drive area into a beachside recreation area has moved another step forward.
Elderly and disabled people could face new restrictions on the use of their bus passes, under plans by Devon county council.
The MP for Exeter says Government plans to increase the amount of social housing could end up removing people on low incomes from their local communities.
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.