"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.
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.”
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.
The rest of today will be largely dry with sunny spells and light winds making it feel pleasantly mild for the time of year, with a maximum temperature of 12C (54F).
A dry night will follow with clear spells and light winds.
Most places should remain frost free but under clear skies, some patchy mist or fog is possible and a minimum temperature of 4C (39F).
Travel update: A30 lane closure
Slow traffic in both directions of the A30 in Cornwall between Temple and Millpool with a lane closure and 40mph speed restriction for roadworks
On the A38 in Devon near Chudleigh at Harcombe Bends traffic is slow moving due to an earlier broken down vehicle
Millbay Road in Plymouth is closed at the junction of Martin Street for emergency repairwork
Shellfish beds were at risk from sewage spill
BBC News Online
South West Water has been fined for a sewage spill that risked damaging shellfish beds in the Truro River.
South West Water pleaded guilty to causing the spill at the Newham sewage treatment works on 26 August 2013, and have been fined £175,000 at Truro Crown Court.
The company has also been fined £10,000 for failing to maintain a faulty tank valve and ordered to pay £20,000 of costs.
The Environment Agency said: "It is essential that large sewage works bordering estuaries with conservation designations and also containing shellfish beds are operated and inspected to a high standard to prevent such unpermitted sewage spills posing risks to public health and aquatic life."
South West Water said the sewage was "screened and settled" and had a "minimal impact" on water quality.
Exeter man hurt in 'hit-and-run'
BBC News Online
A man is being treated in hospital after being hit by a car in Exeter which failed to stop, police tell the BBC.
Officers said the 50-year-old victim was taken to the Royal Devon and Exeter Hospital after the incident in Whipton Barton Road on Tuesday.
Police are trying to trace the diver of a small orange car which is likely to have a damaged windscreen and have appealed for anyone with information to contact them.
'Local intelligence' led to underground cannabis factory raid
BBC News Online
Drugs with a street value of about £250,000 were seized from a purpose-build underground factory in north Devon last week, the police have revealed.
The force said the raid on a farm north of Okehampton was carried out as a result of "local intelligence". It added a 37-year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of producing a class-B drug.
Det Insp Phil Gray said: “We will continue to target those criminals that choose to target the vulnerable in our society and make money from them through drugs.”
South West Water fined for sewage spill
BBC News Online
South West Water will have to pay more than £200,000 after pleading guilty to spilling raw sewage into a river near Truro.
At Truro Crown Court they were fined £175,000 for the spill, £10,000 for failing to maintain a faulty tank valve and ordered to pay £20,000 of costs.
It happened at the Newham Sewage Treatment Works on 26 August 2013 and threatened to damage shellfish beds downstream in the Truro River.
South West Water stressed the sewage was "screened and settled", adding "the discharge had a minimal impact on the receiving water quality and the event took place outside the oyster harvesting season."
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Det Insp Phil Gray said: “This is yet another positive example of where police have intercepted and prevented a large amount of illegal drugs entering the public domain, off the back of local community intelligence."
Travel update: Accident closes two lanes of M5 in Somerset
If you're leaving Devon this lunchtime, traffic is queueing on the M5 northbound between Bridgwater North and Burnham-on-sea, with two lanes closed by an accident
On the A394 Marazion bypass, there are temporary traffic lights for bridge maintenance work
Slow traffic in Cornwall on the A39 in Stratton near the A3072 Stratton Road, with temporary traffic lights for roadworks
The A38 westbound in the Glynn Valley in Cornwall is closed for roadworks between the Trago Mills superstore and the Halfway House, with the A390 diversion route busy
In Plymouth on Citadel Road at Lockyer Street there are reports of an accident
Vandalised parking machine to be replaced at Poldark filming site
BBC Radio Cornwall
A vandalised car parking pay machine will be replaced at a Poldark filming site in Cornwall.
The site - used in the first series of the historical television drama - is where 31 men died in a mining tragedy nearly 100 years ago and visitor numbers have increased by 50% since it was first broadcast in March 2015.
Despite local opposition to the introduction of charges, the National Trust will replace the machine, insisting the money raised will help preserve the important area.
Well known Exeter homeless man badly injured in hit and run
The father of a newborn baby says his son could have died just days after his birth because of a lack of communication at the Royal Cornwall Hospital.
Robert Stevenson, from Redruth, says despite telling the hospital of his family's history of heart problems, his child was discharged from hospital, without having his heart monitored and developed breathing difficulties a few days later.
Mary Baulch, the Lead Children's Nurse, said the hospital was sorry to hear of the family's concerns and would need to look at the issues raised "in more detail".
"We will talk further to the family about their experience and any support they need," she added.
Severe disruption: M5 Devon southbound
BBC News Travel
M5 Devon southbound severe disruption, between J27 for A361 and J28 for A373.
M5 Devon - Slow traffic and one lane closed on M5 southbound between J27, A361 (Tiverton) and J28, A373 (Cullompton), because of a broken down vehicle.
To report traffic and travel incidents dial 0330 123 0184 at any time
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Trust insists Levant car park charges will protect Poldark filming site
BBC Radio Cornwall
Car parking charges will be introduced at a Poldark filming site, despite a pay machine being vandalised within a week of it being installed, the National Trust says.
Levant Mine, which was used in the first series of the popular BBC drama, is the site of a mining tragedy, where 31 men lost their lives in 1919.
The trust says despite feelings running high over the charges, they will be used to help maintain the site.
"We know people still come to pay their respects, those that descend from the miners that lost their lives, and we don't want to prevent that from happening in any way," Ian Marsh, from the National Trust, said.
Fog scuppers Land's End flights
Land's End flights are currently on hold due to fog.
The first Newquay flight is expected to be slightly delayed.