Plans to build a solar farm in Bucks Mills criticised by…

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September 1, 2014
Plans to build a solar farm in Bucks Mills criticised by…

THE decision to build a solar farm almost the size of 20 football pitches on farmland in Bucks Cross has been criticised by countryside campaigners. London firm Lightsource Renewable Energy Limited, first put in the application for the installation and...
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Housing survey offers chance to win iPad

People are being given the opportunity to win an iPad by taking part in a housing survey. Exeter City Council is working with the University of Exeter to look at housing for the future in the city.
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CULTURE SHOCK: with Anita Butler

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September 1, 2014
CULTURE SHOCK: with Anita Butler

Anita Butler re-visits the Robin Williams film What Dreams May ComeI can't believe it's been 16 years since I first saw What Dreams May Come on its release in 1998. I remember it vividly, mainly because it had me sobbing uncontrollably in the cine...
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After an abysmal August, forecasters predict a sunny September

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September 1, 2014
After an abysmal August, forecasters predict a sunny September

AUGUST was a disappointing month and saw wetter and colder weather than average, but forecasters say the first week of September "is looking pretty promising".Although today is not the best day of the week with persistent cloud and light rain, the Met Office say "it is an improving picture". Today Plymouth will see highs...
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Police in Torquay appeal over missing vulnerable woman

Police in Torquay are appealing for information to trace a missing woman.
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UPDATE: Man arrested after Tiverton stabbing

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September 1, 2014

A 44-year-old man has been arrested in connection with the stabbing of a young woman in Tiverton. A manhunt involving other forces began following the incident which occurred on the old railway line in Tiverton early on Friday evening. Police said a ...
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Man arrested on suspicion of using secret shoe camera to film up …

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September 1, 2014
Man arrested on suspicion of using secret shoe camera to film up …

POLICE arrested a man in connection with a voyeurism inquiry after a man used a hidden camera to film up women's skirts on Paignton seafront. The man was using the secret shoe camera around Paignton Pier and arcade on Saturday afternoon. Detectives have issued an appeal for any witnesses or potential victims to get in...
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Kate Bushell murderer may never be caught thanks to clothing…

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September 1, 2014
Kate Bushell murderer may never be caught thanks to clothing…

EVIDENCE being used in the case of murdered Exeter schoolgirl Kaate Bushell was contaminated in a blunder that cost taxpayers £100,000. The 14-year-old schoolgirl was murdered near her home in Exeter in 1997 with the contamination from forensic ...
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Appeal launched after man made bomb threat in Betfred

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September 1, 2014
Appeal launched after man made bomb threat in Betfred

AN appeal has been launched by police after a man walked into a Betfred store claiming he had a bomb on him. The man is understood to have claimed money from staff but he escaped empty handed after they raised the alarm. A man went into the store and...
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Sex offender admits spying on a young child in a public toilet

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September 1, 2014
Sex offender admits spying on a young child in a public toilet

A FATHER and his young daughter were spied on in a public toilet in Paignton by a sex offender.At Exeter Crown Court, Michael Giles-Holmes, of Esplanade Road, Paignton, admitted voyeurism and two offences of breaching a sexual offenders prevention orde...
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VIDEO: Sprig the springer spaniel rescued by RNLI after a week…

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September 1, 2014
VIDEO: Sprig the springer spaniel rescued by RNLI after a week…

A SPRINGER spaniel has been miraculously rescued after spending a week trapped on rocks at the base of the highest sea cliffs in England. Nine-year-old Sprig was only discovered thanks to a chance sighting by a volunteer RNLI lifeboat crew – m...
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LIVE: Transfer deadline day

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September 1, 2014
LIVE: Transfer deadline day

IT's the most exciting day of the football season - transfer deadline day. Follow The Herald's live coverage of all the last minute deals and disasters as they happen throughout the day. Live Blog Football transfers - deadline day Live Blog Foo...
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Brand new family festival will come to Devonport

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September 1, 2014
Brand new family festival will come to Devonport

A BRAND new family festival by the sea will come to Devonport this week. On Sunday, September 7, live music, craft stalls and a food market will come to Mount Wise Park, nestled between Mutton Cove and Mount Wise outdoor swimming pools. Devonport Commu...
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Bat walk to take place around Plymouth cemetery

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September 1, 2014
Bat walk to take place around Plymouth cemetery

THE chance to learn more about moths and bats will form part of a walk around Ford Park Cemetery. Taking place on Friday at 7.30pm, the walk will be led by members of Devon Bat Group, followed by an opportunity to observe the moths that have arrived in...
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Murderer of Exeter schoolgirl Kate Bushell may never be caught…

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September 1, 2014
Murderer of Exeter schoolgirl Kate Bushell may never be caught…

The killer of Exeter schoolgirl Kate Bushell may never be caught after evidence was contaminated in a blunder that cost the taxpayers £100,000. The 14-year-old schoolgirl was murdered near her home in Exeter in 1997 with the contamination from f...
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Hemyock Autumn Show

Hemyock Gardener's Association are holding their Autumn Show in the Parish Hall on September 6.
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Brighter weather forecasted despite foggy start to working week

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September 1, 2014
Brighter weather forecasted despite foggy start to working week

NORTH Devon is experiencing a damp and gloomy start to the working week with widespread fog and drizzle affecting much of the region.However, conditions are set to improve during the day, setting up for some brighter weather over the next couple of day...
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THE CITADEL: Part two of our feature on the history of this…

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September 1, 2014
THE CITADEL: Part two of our feature on the history of this…

Next year marks the 350th anniversary of work starting on what would become the 'Royal Citadel'. Here, in thefirst of a two-part feature, DEFENCE REPORTER TRISTAN NICHOLS delves into its remarkable history.TODAY'S Royal Citadel is the stuff of legend &...
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Witches gather in Devon for world record attempt

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September 1, 2014
Witches gather in Devon for world record attempt

HUNDREDS of women armed with broomsticks and pointed hats descended on Devon yesterday in a bid to break the world record for the largest gathering of witches in the country.In a double pledge, the group of spellbinders aimed to also bring profile to a...
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Van written off after crashing into a deer on the A38

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September 1, 2014
Van written off after crashing into a deer on the A38

A VAN has been written off after an early morning crash with a deer.The incident took place in the early hours of this morning about 200 metres from the Manadon interchange.The vehicle is expected to be a write off and the deer, which was killed, will be recovered by the Highways Agency.A police spokesman...
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Fitz puts diabetes in the spotlight for TV documentary

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September 1, 2014
Fitz puts diabetes in the spotlight for TV documentary

A LOCAL radio legend has put his eating habits under the microscope to get his diabetes – and weight – under control for a new TV series.BBC Devon's David 'Fitz' Fitzgerald set out on a mission to learn more about the hidden sugars in our food for a new series of Inside Out."Over the...
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