Health campaigners in the south west have welcomed a dramatic fall in the number of children who smoke.
Drivers who use a new bypass near Exeter as a race-track are being warned that their vehicles could be seized if they continue doing it.
Exeter has successfully retained its status as a Fair Trade City.
An online memorial to First World War soldiers and their families in East Devon towns and villages is being launched today.
Claims that many domestic abusers are getting away too lightly are all too true, according to an Exeter-based support group for victims.
It's been confirmed that a care home in Exmouth for adults with learning disabilities is to close.
A research project is looking into the history of allotments in Exeter's St Thomas area.
A mid Devon garage owner who collected 300 thousand pounds for a military charity but kept the money himself has been told he faces a jail sentence.
Tancock gets bronze in 50 metre backstroke
Two crews attend Normandy Close. No reports of injuries.
Flash floods have caused significant damage at a National Trust home near Exeter.
A brave young disabled sailor has been welcomed by Exmouth sailing club during her fund-raising journey around the coast.
Exeter Citizens Advice Bureau has welcomed a fall of 48 per cent in the number of local families facing repossession of their council homes.
Smaller and up-and-coming arts organisations in Exeter are to start receiving funding from the city council.
Devon and Cornwall's Police and Crime Commissioner is considering fining people who need to be taken into custody because they're drunk.
Devon and Cornwall police say the percentage of motorists caught drink-driving in the two counties during this summer's campaign was lower than last year.
A campaign's been launched to get the Freedom of the City of Exeter conferred on the lead singer of Coldplay.
A device costing just ten pounds which can diagnose a potentially fatal lung disease has been developed by a scientist from Exeter University.... and will soon be in use around the world.
A local MP has been given the job of assistant to the new Transport Minister, John Hayes, who was appointed last week in the cabinet reshuffle.
It's emerged that more than 300 council homes need work.
A drive to alert parents to the symptoms of childhood brain tumours is underway.
They'll be at the university to meet local residents who've put themselves forward as volunteer stewards and helpers when three of the international matches are played at Sandy Park next year.
He was traveling on the A3440 just outside Uffclume at around 10.40pm.
All that way for goalless draw!
Major fire at village car breakers: 10 fire crews attend
There's another chance to see the design of Exeter's £30m flood defence scheme today.
A group of Devon youngsters who have been living in care, have won an award at an event in London to showcase their art work.
The MP for Exeter has criticised the circumstances in which more than 40 tenants were suddenly evicted from their homes in the city this week.
Joseph Willis was jailed yesterday for attempting to kill a woman he'd stalked for five years.
Police were called to a house in Danes Road just after 9pm last night.
Four people have been arrested in Exeter as part of a huge national police operation against people who view paedophile material on the Internet.
Enquiries are continuing after an elderly woman died after being in collision with a cyclist in Exeter.
A group of MP's and council leaders will today be pressing the government to upgrade the rail line in the South West.
Exeter City narrowly lost their first game of the season at the hands of Reading.
Duchess of Cornwall surprises readers and is serenaded with 70s' hit song
A report on alternative rail routes to the vulnerable coastal line at Dawlish has been released this afternoon.... and has concluded that they all offer poor value for money.
The organisation which buys 80 per cent of healthcare in Devon is looking for ways to save money, as it's facing an overspend of nearly 15 million pounds this year.
The man, who's in charge of the Exeter Chiefs Rugby Club, is to receive an honorary degree from the city's University.
An elderly woman has died after colliding with a cyclist in Exeter.
A canoeist has been rescued after getting into difficulty near Exmouth's Marina.
An Exeter man is due in court later today charged with animal cruelty after a dog was hanged.
A series of exhibitions begins today on the design of the second phase of the 30-million pound initiative.
The fate of the colony of beavers, the first seen in the UK for 500 years, has been the subject of much debate.
The football club's come out on top when it comes to respect and fair play.
A disabled woman has been rescued after getting into trouble in the River Exe at Topsham.
The family of a man, who died after collapsing in a police cell in Exeter, will meet England's Chief Prosecutor today.
Six fire crews are tackling a blaze in a garage at a house in East Devon.
There'll be widespread disruption to schools and public services across Devon today as union members join a national day of industrial action over pay and pensions.
Police investigating an assault on a railway passenger and threats directed at train staff at Exeter's Digby & Sowton station are appealing for witnesses.
Coles sacked as captain and placed on transfer list
Exeter's bid for a Britain in Bloom award is being judged today.
The MP for East Devon is meeting DEFRA officials later today... to discuss the future of the colony of beavers living on the River Otter.
Tens of millions of pounds of government investment in Devon and Somerset has been announced this morning.
Building hit for second time in two years
This week's news of Arts Council funding for Exeter's Royal Albert Memorial Museum has been welcomed by the local councilor for city development.
Residents of Exmouth are showing their support for the military today
Vintage buses will be seen out on the streets of Exeter today as part of the 50th anniversary celebrations of the city's bus station.
It'll offer information about property protection equipment, and the grants and finances available for repairs.
Police and Crime Commissioner, Tony Hogg, has identified, which voluntary groups should be the priorities, and the money from Government will be used to support them.
Officials say they need the state of the art equipment to ensure their weather forecasts are as accurate as possible.
Exeter's Northcott Theatre, Phoenix Centre, Royal Albert Memorial Museum and Bike Shed Theatre have all been awarded Arts Council funding for the next three years.
Exmouth's new Shannon lifeboat's been in action, after a fishing boat began taking in water off Sidmouth.
Two men have been charged with possessing Class A drugs in Exeter.
Starkers riders cheered in High Street as Exeter gets a little behind
East Devon school children are seeing the paintings of Exeter City's famous football match against Brazil go on display in the Cathedral.
Residents of Sidmouth are voting today on the design of their new free outdoor gym.
A group working to restore a historic graveyard in Exeter are showing off their work today.
Exeter businesses are reporting the highest levels of confidence since September 2007, according to the local Chamber of Commerce.
Plans for a new swimming pool and leisure centre on the site of Exeter's dilapidated bus station have moved a step closer.
Devon's NHS says work's underway to improve the care of patients with a disease called Sepsis, which is a widespread inflamation caused by an infection.
Grim details of Jimmy Savile's abuse have been revealed in the most comprehensive reports yet into his behaviour. 28 different hospitals, including one in Exeter, have published the results of their inquiries into his assaults.
The visitor attraction has secured more than 620 thousand pounds.
The RSPCA had to rescue 34 last year which is a rise of 200 per cent.
Fundraising activities through the Students' Guild brought in more than 174 thousand pounds.
Police issue photo of man who attacked 18-year-old with bottle in Club Rococo
Inquest hears that six-and-a-half tonne 'Jackal' driven by unqualified driver
A top West End theatre producer has agreed that children in Exeter can perform one of his shows
A group who're creating a permanent record of the devastation caused to Dawlish by the winter storms and flooding is holding its first meeting this afternoon.
Hundreds of servicemen and women are preparing to celebrate Armed Forces Day in Exeter with a march through the city centre.
Police are appealing for help to trace a man believed to have stolen a valuable Chinese mirror from an auction house in Exeter.
A fire at an Exeter city centre pub isn't thought to be suspicious.
A new 'street enforcement team' is being introduced in Exeter.
The County Council has been awarded more than nine million pounds to help repair the thousands of potholes caused by bad weather and flooding.
An American man has been remanded in custody accused of grooming a fourteen year old girl, who was found at Clyst Honiton.
Details of Exeter City's fixtures for the coming season have been released this morning.
There's been a Fathers for Justice protest at Exeter Cathedral.
'Pray for Children' say protesters
A Dawlish woman has been awarded an MBE in the Queen's Birthday Honours, for co-ordinating much of the support for local residents evacuated from their homes in the winter storms and tidal flooding.
Final amount yet to be calculated - but everything looking positive for huge boost for Macmillans
HRH supports rehabilitation scheme
Whipton Barton pupil heads to London for card game final
Claire Wright to tour East Devon asking what people want out of their MP in the next parliament
Excitement's growing in Brazil ahead of Exeter City's visit next month.
An army of volunteers is being recruited by Exeter's Royal Academy for Deaf Education, as it prepares to launch a major fundraising campaign.
An organisation representing water consumers has called on South West Water to make more effort to improve customer satisfaction.
Police in Devon and Cornwall have got new powers to help victims of domestic violence and abuse.
Ten young tag rugby players from Broadclyst primary school have won their Aviva Premiership Rugby Schools match at Twickenham... in front of 82,000 spectators.
An unexploded Second World War bomb has been found in a garden in Axminster.
Preparations for an innovative musical in Exeter are said to be going well.
South West water's profits have gone up by a massive ten point eight per cent.
The family of one of the two Exmouth women killed in a coach crash earlier this month have released a tribute to her.
An east Devon councillor has announced that she's running as an MP in next year's General Election.
An Exeter woman who was attacked by a man who'd been stalking and threatening her for five years is to help train a new network of specialist advisors -= and may also help train the local police.
An Exmouth woman who sold fake and unsafe cosmetics over eBay has today been given a four month suspended prison sentence.
The Devon County Show's organisers say there'll be discussions in the coming weeks and months on whether changes need to be made, to prevent a repeat of Saturday's cancellation.
Teachers' Union opposes free school outside local authority control
Man grabs handbag in late night attack
Boat owners in Devon are being targeted in a safety campaign by the local fire service this week.
A council tenant in Budleigh Salterton's been evicted for anti-social behaviour.
A new four hundred and 20 pupil primary school could to be built in Broadclyst.
East Devon school children are learning about Exeter City's famous football match against the Brazilian national team.
Devon and Cornwall police are to recruit an army of volunteers to help keep communities safer.
The number of children arrested by Devon and Cornwall police has fallen dramatically over a five year period.
Tributes are being paid to a 12-year-old girl who died after falling from a wall at an Exeter youth club on Friday evening.
Exmouth hero wins lifetime achievement award
60 firefighters battle blaze in building with hazardous fertilizer
Labour, Conservatives, UKIP and Greens all get seats in South West Euro elections
Accident leaves two in hospital
Exeter's Labour party are celebrating this afternoon after increasing their seats on the city council, following the local elections.
An initiative to help isolated older men in Exmouth get out and socialise is proving a success.
Devon's police have launched a special operation to keep the public safe over the Bank Holiday weekend.
An Exeter man who injured himself at work and had to claim benefits says the current welfare system puts up far too many obstacles.
Communities across Devon and Cornwall could soon be able to decide how people are punished for minor crimes or anti-social behaviour.
73 candidates are standing - 13 for each of the Conservative, Labour and Liberal Democrat parties, 12 for the Green Party, nine for UKIP, and eight for the Trade Unionists and Socialists Against Cuts.
More than four million pounds has been spent transforming the building into a twenty first century facility, with a business and information hub.
The celebration of farming, food and the countryside is on for the next 3 days.
This year's Exeter Respect festival will be an alcohol-free event.
Firefighters in Exeter have been raising awareness of the dangers of over-cluttered homes today.
A Royal Marines charity that helps medically discharged veterans into work is more than two thousand pounds better off after Exeter businesspeople held an auction.
A quarter of the squad in Stuart Lancaster's team that will report for training with England at Teddington on Sunday are Sandy Park players.
Eleven enquiry offices are being closed, including those in Exmouth, Honiton and Tiverton to save money.
Three judges at the Court of Appeal in London will hear challenges by Kevin Liverpool and Junior Bradshaw.
The opposition Liberal Democrats on Devon county council say a special meeting hasn't solved the problem of secrecy in the authority.
It's been announced that eleven of Devon and Cornwall police's enquiry offices are to close to save money.
A special Mass will be held at All Saints Church in Exmouth this evening to remember the two women, who died on a coach crash in Cornwall.
Planners give green light to £7 million scheme
The 57-year-old driver whose coach trip ended in disaster bailed until August
Emergency number: 0845 155 8155
Police have released details of a sexual assault on a teenager on a bus in East Devon.
Magistrates in Exeter have ordered a woman to leave her home after complaints about very loud music.
A building used for storing bins in the centre of Exeter has been destroyed by fire.
Devon's fire service will report an underspend of more than two point six million pounds at a meeting later this week.
A government Minister is paying tribute to a teenager from Tiverton, who's just won a top national volunteering award.
A woman's in a critical condition after being pulled from the River Exe near the Port Royal pub in Exeter.
Two men are appearing at Exeter Magistrates Court today following the death of a man at the weekend.
Nearly 30 years after hospital closed, memorial is planned
Giant rainbow flag to float from St James Park down High Street
An East Devon woman says she won't pay an eighty pound fine for feeding birds.
Exmouth gets its new long awaited lifeboat today.
Council says jellyfish invasion not dangerous to humans (but probably best not to pick them up)
Manager Tisdale wishes luck to those whose contracts are not renewed
HM Coastguard calls for RNLI assistance to pull unconscious female from water's edge in Exmouth
Police are appealing for information after a rare bird of prey was shot dead in East Devon.
An eighteen year old has been robbed at knifepoint in Tiverton. Cash and a mobile phone were stolen in the attack, which happened just before one O'Clock yesterday close to the entrance to the people's park. Noone was hurt. Police are keen to trace five school children, who may have witnessed the incident. The man they're looking for is described as white, aged 18 to 25, thin and wearing a grey hooded top and black tracksuit bottoms.
Easter Monday snatch of thousands of pounds
Prince of Wales prize heading for village
Shortlist of four at www.facebook.com/radioexe
Exactly five hundred days before the start of the Rugby World Cup 2015, ticket sales details have been announced.
Exeter's annual Ignite festival of theatre is launched today - with tickets going on sale for dozens of events over six days in June.
Exeter city centre traders have been hearing how they'd benefit from the setting up of a Business Improvement District or BID.
Exmouth's RNLI have succeeded in raising their target sum towards the cost of the new Shannon lifeboat's launch and recovery vehicle.
The policing inspector for mid-Devon has raised concern that the controversy over the recording of crime figures will undermine public confidence in the good work police do.
Police say a call from a member of the public enabled them to prevent a large illegal rave from taking place near Tiverton over the weekend.
Lives are likely to be saved after funding was granted for a pioneering health research programme in Exeter.
An interim report on 13 police forces, including Devon and Cornwall, raises serious concerns about the way the crime rate is measured.
Exeter is likely to be among the areas of Devon worst affected by the latest series of firefighters' strikes - starting today.
Zoo's visitors pick name for calf
Staff at the West of England School are hearing about a dramatic change in special needs education.
Mede, which is designed for people with dementia and their carers, is in the running for an award from the Alzheimers Society.
Six crews tackled the blaze which broke out just after 0530 at Hendys on the Marsh Barton Industrial Estate.
Two cowboy builders who tried to con an elderly Exeter resident into having an expensive driveway laid have been given jail sentences.
Exeter's West of England School is hosting an international conference on visual impairment.
The organisers of Exeter's festival of food and drink say the wet weather didn't spoil the event.
A ceremony takes place today to mark the start of work on Exmouth's new five million pound seafront hotel.
The problems facing Devon's village and community halls are in the spotlight .... as a two-day national meeting and training event takes place in Exeter.
Proposals have been unveiled for a new cycleway in East Devon, running from Feniton to Sidmouth.
Four weeks from the county's main agricultural and family event, contractors move in to set up
Government funds help to plug leaks from the Clyst
A fire at a beach cafe in Dawlish in the early hours of this morning is being treated as arson.
The introduction of flights between Exeter and London is expected to bring a boost to the visitor trade all over Devon.
Sports clubs in Broadclyst are being invited to put forward ideas on how to spend almost 12 thousand pounds.
A demonstration against cuts to Devon's youth centres takes place in Exeter this morning.
The new air link between Exeter and London is expected to lead to better public transport links between the city and the local airport.
Tobacco can't be plugged on the radio, but nicotine can.
A group called Exetra has been set up to champion their rights, and campaign against excessively high rents and agency fees.
Ben Bradshaw is blaming Government funding policies for forcing the city's main hospital to go into deficit - in order to avoid compromising patient care.
A public consultation meeting's taking place in Exeter today on the controversial plans by Devon county council to stop running its youth centres.
Exeter's Festival of South West Food and Drink begins today - with the first After Dark event at Exeter Castle.
Devon and Cornwall police say they're undertaking significant measures to improve the support on offer to victims of stalking.
The Exeter based airline Flybe is to start running flights to and from London.
A new primary school in Exeter is expected to get outline planning permission today.
Village halls in East Devon are being offered the chance to apply for funding of up to five thousand pounds.
South West Water looks set to get planning permission for a waste water plant in Clyst Honiton this afternoon - despite some local objections.
Demolition work begins today on the site of a new day hospice for East Devon.
The charity running a hostel for vulnerable women in Exeter says it's seen increased demand for its help, following the closure of the local women's refuge.
Stuart Line heads to Blackpool final of coach competition
Exeter University chancellor (and former Play School presenter) remembers the programme 50 years on
Cars, sheds, kitchens all in flames on Monday
Fewer job losses than expected under old police authority
People going for coastal walks in Devon this weekend are being advised to take extra care, because of the instability caused in many places by the winter storms.
The number of people needing help from Exeter food bank is continuing to rise.
An air accident investigation is being launched after a man died in a microlight crash in east Devon.
The RNLI is reminding seagoers about the importance of safety equipment, after it emerged that a man who died yesterday when his boat capsized off North Devon wasn't wearing a lifejacket.
Devon county council has confirmed that it's working with schools to help teachers and other staff identify and deal with suspected cases of child abuse.
The Chiefs take on Sale Sharks in this Saturday's crunch Aviva Premiership encounter.
21 year old Natasha Clarke, 34 year old Kate Williams, 22 year old Leigh Yeo and 48 year old Ragnar Dunn, all from Exeter, are also accused of robbery.
Devon and Cornwall police say they're fully prepared to disrupt any illegal raves during the Easter weekend. They're starting special patrols today in areas likely to be targeted.
Bookmakers and weather experts have been slashing the odds on the hottest summer ever in Devon.
One person has been killed after a motorbike accident near Topsham yesterday afternoon.
A report has strongly criticised the former management of Devon county council's social services - and given details of how a mistake allowed a known paedophile to continue abusing two young girls.
Residents of a Honiton care home will celebrate Easter with some eggs with a difference today.
Food waste could be collected weekly in Teignbridge - along with recyclable materials - if councillors agree to the change this morning.
Water quality at East Devon's beaches has been given a clean bill of health by the Marine Conservation Society.
A group campaigning for Exeter to have a new theatre are presenting their plans to interested local residents this evening.
Police are at the scene on a serious road accident on the A30 near Exeter.
A campaign's being launched in Devon to find adoptive parents for children in care who've been overlooked in the past.
An Exeter woman who was abused as a child is calling for better education of staff and children in schools, so that victims find it easier to get help.
Police are hunting a cowardly thief who mugged an elderly woman for her handbag in Exeter over the weekend.
Topsham's badly damaged Goat Walk should be restored in time for the Easter weekend.
Police in mid Devon have achieved a 2.8 per cent reduction in the number of crimes this year - even though the force as a whole failed to meet the 2 per cent target.
Boy racers are being blamed for late-night noise at an Exeter car park.
More buildings in Exeter look set to have solar panels installed - including the Museum and the Corn Exchange.
Plans for the future of Teignbridge has been described as a 'developers' charter' that will allow huge amounts of new housing to be built in areas including Exminster.
The blueprint for future development in Teignbridge has been given the go-ahead.
The MP for Exeter has expressed concern about Devon County Council's plans to stop funding a number of libraries.
Thousands of people have signed a petition objecting to plans to close a number of residential homes.
Richard Atkins will take over as head of the Association of Colleges in August and still retain his existing job.
The county council has approved a new Church of England Voluntary Aided school in the new housing development of Seabrook Orchards in Newcourt.
Dr Mario Recker was part of a team from the south west whose research found ways to predict the severity of a case of the infection.
Plans to turn many of Devon's libraries over to their communities to run are to be put out to public consulatation.
Exmouth residents are being asked to donate any unwanted hand tools to a scheme that will eventually see them sent to poor communities in Africa.
The number of crimes committed in Devon have fallen slightly over the last 12 months, according to police figures released this morning - but they've failed to meet their crime reduction target of two per cent.
A Honiton woman's raising awareness of the medical conditions that can be diagnosed early through eye tests.
The number of complaints made about councillors in East Devon more than doubled in the last financial year.
Devon's Youth Parliament are stepping up their campaign against the loss of young people's centres - saying the county council's decision to hand them over to voluntary or community groups is flawed.
Three housing developers have failed in their attempt to be allowed to build more than 200 new homes in Feniton.
A motorist is to appear in court in connection with the death of a road worker from Tiverton.
A woman's been taken to hospital with life-threatening injuries after a road accident near Honiton this afternoon.
Police are concerned about the welfare of a man missing from Feniton.
With the Dawlish railway line up and running again, there's a call for better road links in the south west.
The Bishop of Crediton's visiting a local charity which distributes food to those in need today, as part of the ongoing campaign by church leaders to tackle the causes of food poverty.
Plans for the first stage of the Guildhall shopping centre revamp go before Exeter city councillors this evening - and are recommended for approval.
A falconer has been brought in to tackle the problem of nuisance seagulls in Exmouth, Sidmouth and Seaton.
An Exeter business leader says the city's economy may be improving, but local companies can't rest on their laurels.
Huge crowds are expected to fill the city centre today as Exeter Chiefs celebrate their LV Cup win with a victory parade down the high street in an open-top bus.
There have been some serious fly-tipping incidents in Exmouth and the local council are asking residents if they can help identify the culprits.
The Westbank Community Health and Care centre in Exminster is holding dance sessions for people with dementia and memory loss.
Local church leaders are fasting today to raise awareness of food poverty.
David Cameron has declared the south west "open for business" again - now that the rail line at Dawlish is back in action. The Prime Minister was in the town this morning
A plaque has been laid in Exmouth to honour a popular and hardworking town councillor who died last summer.
Many of Exeter's city centre shops will stay open until 7pm on Thursdays from today.
The MP for Exeter has challenged the health secretary in the Commons over the cuts to mental health funding by the NHS.
The developers behind a proposed new mini shopping centre in Exeter are asking people living and working nearby what kind of businesses they'd like to see there.
It's emerged that the county council is planning to cut its support for 28 of Devon's smaller libraries.
Devon county council is being urged to delay the planned closure of Exmouth's dementia care home, to give the town and district authorities a chance to explore the alternatives.
Exmouth and Exeter are to host the start and end of the Devon stage of this year's Tour of Britain cycle race.
Nearly a quarter of people in mid Devon earn less than the 'living wage' of seven pounds 65 an hour, according to figures released by the South West TUC today. In east Devon the figure's 22 per cent, and in Exeter just under 15 per cent.
Campaigners for Exeter's women's refuge to be reinstated say they're hopeful of making progress.
The roll-out of Exeter's street lighting switch-off begins tonight.
Privacy concerns mean NHS must rethink automatic 'opt-in' process for medical records
20 primary schools in Exeter and surrounding area 'adopt' countries as part of Exeter's legacy programme as world cup host city
Standing-room only for Conservative councillor's same-sex ceremony
Dawlish railway station will be full of colourful flowers when it reopens to trains on Friday.
The campaign to get a Jobcentre reinstated in Exmouth seems to have hit a brick wall.
Controversial spending cuts by Devon county council are to be discussed at a special meeting in May.
A new land train will link Exmouth town centre to the sea front this summer.
A self proclaimed 'Badger Army' is marching through Exeter this lunchtime to protest against plans to extend the badger cull.
An Exeter man's been jailed for two years, for stealing passengers' luggage on trains.
.A man's due in court today accused of robbing a bank in Exeter high street earlier this week.
There are now four new charging points for electric cars in Exeter.
Devon County Council have been asked to look into whether Jimmy Savile abused children at Colleton Lodge in Exeter.
The college is currently applying for a zoo licence.
The structure at Hawkridge Farm in Coldridge near Lapford would have been more than two-hundred-and-thirty feet tall.
The charity taking over domestic violence services in Devon doesn't plan to reopen the refuge, preferring to enable abused women to stay in their homes by removing the perpetrator.
It follows a report by Her Majesty's Inspectorate of Constabulary.
Malaysian Police officers have been in Devon this week learning how the High Tech Crime Unit examines computers for child abuse images.
Teachers are taking action over pay and conditions today - with a demonstration in Exeter and strikes at some schools.
Exeter City came from behind to beat Plymouth Argyle 2-1 in last night's away match.
Exeter Chiefs forward Chris Whitehead is having to retire from professional rugby with immediate effect.
Latest economic figures for Exeter seem to indicate that the city's moving out of recession. Businesses are reporting better sales and profits.
Free advice and support are being offered to tourism businesses in the Exeter area today, as part of the Government's flood recovery programme.
People concerned about the future of the Exmouth care home Bystock Court are meeting representatives of its owners later to try and find out more about their plans for the site.
Police are investigating a bank robbery in Exeter city centre.
An RAF helicopter captain from Teignmouth has been given a top military award for bravery - for managing to land a helicopter damaged by enemy fire in Afghanistan and pick up British troops on the ground.
Around six thousand chickens have been killed in a fire near Aylesbeare.
Police are investigating a robbery at an antiques shop in Honiton.
Exmouth town councillors are united in their opposition to the proposed closures of residential homes and day centres.
A body has been found in the River Exe in Exeter this morning.
A local primary school's won funding from IT giant Microsoft to carry out an idea it's had to educate pupils in technology and international business.
Collaboration between Europe and local wildlife organisations has saved a rare bird from extinction and brought it back to the local countryside, according to a local Member of the European Parliament.
An Exmouth community will have a new multi-use games area within a couple of months.
It seems that people in Exeter have a lot of happy memories of life in the city.
An operation to reduce thefts of metal in Devon and Cornwall is being hailed a success.
A government minister who's been appointed to make sure flood recovery goes smoothly in Devon and Dorset is holding his first meeting this morning.
Villagers near Crediton are being reassured that a giant pothole which has closed a local road will be filled in within the next few days.
Police are appealing for witnesses to yesterday's fatal car crash near Axminster.
The increase in people attending hospital A&E departments with minor medical problems is being investigated by Devon's Healthwatch group.
Ways of safeguarding Devon's main railway link, following the severe storm damage at Dawlish, are being examined by a new taskforce.
The Labour MP for Exeter has joined the widespread online mockery of a Tory poster focusing on the bingo and beer tax breaks announced in the Budget.
Exmouth RNLI have taken delivery of the launch and recovery vehicle for their brand new Shannon class lifeboat, due to arrive later this spring.
A partnership of charities helping people with money and housing problems in Exeter are concerned that today's Budget will lead to yet more hardship.
The Grand Western Canal and towpath at Halberton are being officially reopened today, following a major restoration project to repair damage during the winter of 2012.
Local firefighters will be starting a blaze later this morning.
Recruitment has now opened for a band of volunteers to play a key part in Exeter's hosting of part of the rugby world cup next year.
Exeter residents are being urged to learn a few simple phrases in British Sign Language by the city's Royal Academy for Deaf Education.
Exeter city council is supporting a campaign targeting private landlords who fail to keep their properties in good repair.
South West Water has announced plans that could see its bills go down by around 13 per cent in real terms by 2020.
Welfare reforms and public spending cuts have led to an increase in youth homelessness in Exeter, according to a local organisation working to prevent it.
Talks are continuing on the provision of accommodation for domestic violence victims when the Exeter women's refuge closes next month.
The Exeter Chiefs have won a major trophy for the first time in their history, beating Northampton Saints 15 - 8 at Sandy Park to win the LV Anglo Welsh Cup. .
Members of HMS Defender’s ship’s company will exercise their Freedom of the City of Exeter for the first time this morning.
A mass sleep-out's taking place in Exeter tonight to highlight the problem of youth homelessness - and raise funds to tackle it.
The Rugby World Cup next year is expected to bring up to five million pounds into Exeter's economy.
Four people have been remanded in custody today accused of robbing and attempting to murder a 25 year old Exeter woman.
An Exeter University historian will be at Buckingham Palace to receive an MBE later today.
Campaigners against the closure of an Exmouth care home will be protesting in the town centre this morning (10am)
The MP for Exeter has made a last minute appeal to Devon County Council ..... to reconsider proposals to close its three local children’s homes and stop running youth centres, in its latest round of cuts.
It's to plan the town's response to future incidents of flooding.
Six services in the city have got together to be to give out the necessary advice and information.
Andrew White has been selected by commissioner Tony Hogg.
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.