"The rise equates to an extra £60.30 a year for the average Band D council taxpayer", the council says.
The money will be spent on general services such as education, caring for children, roads and economic development.
£18.7 million is expected to be used to boost adult health and social care.
Former soldier denies Exeter murder attempt
BBC News Online
A former soldier has pleaded not guilty to the attempted murder of a man in Exeter.
Richard Grant, of Drake Close, Cullompton, has admitted having a knife at the time of the attack in Leighton Terrace in January, but he denies using it to inflict stab wounds to Alexander Pierce's legs, groin, chest and arm.
Appearing at Exeter Crown Court by video link from the city's prison, the 46-year-old denied attempted murder and wounding with intent to cause grievous bodily harm.
Judge Brian Forster, QC, adjourned the case for a trial in March and remanded the accused in custody.
Shaldon Bridge closed on Friday for maintenance
BBC South West
Shaldon Bridge from Torquay to Teignmouth will be closed to all vehicles and pedestrians on Friday 17 February whilst maintenance crews carry out a "trial opening" Devon County Council has said.
In October the council discovered a problem with the mechanical winding gear preventing the bridge being fully opened. By law it has to be able to allow vessels to pass through.
The alternative route for vehicles will be via Teignmouth Road, B3199, Riviera Way, A380, Torquay Road, Besignheim Way, and vice versa.
Quote Message: If our repair works have been successful the bridge should be fully operational. We appreciate that this closure will cause some disruption, and we have scheduled the work to take place during the half term break to minimise this.” from Cllr Stuart Hughes Devon County Council
If our repair works have been successful the bridge should be fully operational. We appreciate that this closure will cause some disruption, and we have scheduled the work to take place during the half term break to minimise this.”
Devon County CouncilCopyright: Devon County Council
Stabbing suspect refuses to leave cell for court
BBC News Online
A 34-year-old man accused of a double stabbing in Holsworthy has refused to leave his cell to appear at Exeter Crown Court.
Philip Richards, formerly of Tower Street, Launceston, was due to appear by video link from Exeter Prison to face two counts of wounding with intent to cause grievous bodily harm.
The case was adjourned and Mr Richards was remanded in custody for a trial later this year.
This evening and tonight will be dry with clear spells and light winds.
Most places should remain frost free but under clear skies, some patchy mist or fog is possible with a minimum temperature of 4C (39F).
Once any mist or fog clears, Friday will be another mostly dry day, but turning cloudier and breezier through the day, with the odd spot of light rain possible later and a maximum temperature of 12C (54F). Â
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Highways England said there was a "significant hydraulic oil spillage in lane one of the northbound carriageway between junction 23 near Bridgwater and junction 22 following a collision involving two HGVs". The lane will remain closed for repair work to take place.
Christian Morgan, operations manager, said: “Lane one will require extensive resurfacing work because it has been damaged following the spillage. We’re working hard to get the lane open as quickly as possible and we’d like to thank motorists for their patience while this takes place.”
Fix it - don't bin it! Repair cafe opening in Exeter
A cafe with a difference is opening in Exeter, aimed at teaching customers how to repair and transform items, such as faulty lawnmowers, broken lamps, torn clothes or anything that would otherwise end up being thrown away.
Exeter could be generating most of its own energy within a decade, according to an Energy Independence report due to be published today by Exeter City Futures, which sets out 10 key recommendations to help reduce energy consumption and boost clean energy generation across Exeter and its travel-to-work area.
NHS 111 service apologises for 'wrong' questions being asked
An unwell woman who was asked the "wrong" questions by an NHS 111 call handler has received an apology for the distress it caused.
Michelle Perryman from Devon says she was asked "disturbing" questions and was treated disrespectfully by the call handler, who at one point during the call, was heard to laugh.
She also says she's "disgusted" at having to wait for a year for the apology.