Government plans to increase education funding have been welcomed in Devon.

'Extremely proud' is the verdict of Honiton Community College's principal, after the GCSE results were released this morning (Thursday, August 22).

More than 4,000 people have signed a petition launched by an 11-year-old girl who has called for fairer school funding in Devon.

Pupils from disadvantaged backgrounds in Devon are nearly 18 months behind their peers by the time they finish their GCSEs, new figures reveal.

Devon's schools could soon be forced to shut on Friday afternoons due to budget pressures, a leading councillor has predicted.

Major changes are being planned to the way Devon and Somerset Fire and Rescue Service operates

Councillors turn down an application to build an S-shaped cottage at All Saints, near Axminster

Andi Darbey and her friends surpassed their fundraising target by more than £1,000 after bike ride around London

Pair plan to visit all 75 Royal Biritsh Legion branches in Devon in aid of the Poppy Appeal

Dalwood pub regulars support the Axminster-based counselling service

Members of the De La Pole Lodge donate £1,860 to Seaton Hospiscare@Home service.

The Phoenicia will spend the weekend moored alongside the town's historic Cobb harbour

Annual Chardstock event raises more than £800 for worthy causes

Overturned vehicle severely damaged in blaze at Southleigh

Simon Rowswell has his head shaved to raise almost £900

A Honiton stalwart who has donated more than 4,000 mobility aids to people in need has received royal recognition.

Jewellery including a Pandora necklace and an Armani watch have been stolen from a Honiton home.

Judge calls for psychiatric reports on a man who set fire to his block of flats

Chard School youngsters collect prizes at the Ilminster Literary Festival

Tiverton and Honiton's MP says Mr Gove would ensure westcountry agriculture thrives after Brexit

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