Devon

A Tour of South Devon

Lucy Self | Posted 18.11.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Lucy Self

Despite feeling very strongly about it (note the exclamation points!) - I'm not going to say it's the best place in the UK. Just thank it profusely for being my own personal spur to start exploring this brilliant land we live on. So before I exhaust my store of superlatives for South Devon, here's some things you should definitely take note of if you're planning a trip down there...

From Devon to Bristol: On Transitions, Moving and a Sense of Home

Roberta Verdant | Posted 11.11.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Roberta Verdant

Until I was eighteen, I'd moved house once. I'd always lived in the same general (suburban) area. Aged eighteen, I left home for university. I've stopped counting how many times I've moved since. This is a combination of factors. I like to roam.

Five Tips for Paw-Fect Dog Hotel Stays

Good Hotel Guide | Posted 14.12.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Good Hotel Guide

Travelling with a dog or two can be a joy - but there are also times when things don't go to plan and you and your four-legged friend find that a hotel you've booked to stay with doesn't seem to be the dog-friendly place you were hoping for.

Roman Coin Hoarde Discovered By Metal Detector In Devon

PA/Huffington Post UK | Posted 26.09.2014 | UK

One of the largest hoards of Roman coins ever discovered in the UK has been unearthed by a builder. Metal detector enthusiast Laurence Egerton discove...

How a Healthy Get-Away Can Change Your Life

Mercedes Ngoh | Posted 28.10.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Mercedes Ngoh

If you have ever spent 48 consecutive hours doing nothing but nourishing your body and soul, you know the value of stepping away from routine and taking a deep breath without the distraction of responsibility. A getaway built around an ambitious itinerary may be a great escape when you are looking to shatter monotony, but it can also leave you longing for a vacation from your vacation once you return home.

Life In The Arts Lane - Week 85- The Dangerous Roads of London and the West Country

Thomas Woodham Smith | Posted 05.10.2014 | UK Entertainment
Thomas Woodham Smith

As the Tour de France surges forward and the occasional pile-up is reported in the English news, so the domestic daily version of this annual gladiato...

Meteor Explodes Over Devon

The Huffington Post UK | Thomas Tamblyn | Posted 01.07.2014 | UK Tech

An enormous fireball exploding over Devon has been caught on camera, and it's believed to be the largest explosion of its kind to be recorded in the ...

How to Boost Your Creativity: 10 Tips for Writers

Roberta Verdant | Posted 18.08.2014 | UK Entertainment
Roberta Verdant

This week I'm not housesitting. Here at home in South Devon I'm writing, creating, running creative writing workshops and musing on one of my favourite topics: creativity. In particular I'm thinking about inspiration for writers. Looking for some suggestions to free up your writing/creativity? Read on.

Lessons of Loss

Leah Gasson | Posted 11.08.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Leah Gasson

I will always miss Nanny Carol, who gate-crashed weddings and fed her dog caviar and who danced in the kitchen and used words without caution, but I'll always have had her in my life, and her wonderful madness is etched, eternally, into my genes.

Travel Eye: Beautiful Places to Visit in Britain

Karen Edwards | Posted 05.08.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Karen Edwards

Golden sands line the coasts on the west and north east, vibrant forests tower right next to gorgeous rolling plains - and although the weather can be unpredictable, when the sun does appear, the UK really does shine.

Angler Hooks 8ft Long Shark Off Devon Coast (VIDEO)

BNPS | Posted 21.05.2014 | UK

British beach-dwellers beware: For this 450lb shark has been spotted lurking off our very own coastline. Angler Graeme Pullen was fishing for poll...

One Dead In Light Aircraft Crash In Devon

PA | Posted 18.04.2014 | UK

A person has died in a microlight crash in Devon, police said. The light aircraft came down at Colyton in the east of the county near Lyme Regis to...

Man Chops Off Left Hand With Homemade Guillotine Then Tossed It In Fire

The Huffington Post UK | Paul Vale | Posted 28.03.2014 | UK

A man deliberately chopped off his left hand using a homemade guillotine before tossing it into a blazing bin to ensure surgeons couldn’t sew it bac...

Since When Did Everyone Become So Obsessed With London?

Katherine Elliott | Posted 12.05.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Katherine Elliott

I understand why everyone's talking about London, by now most people must have at least one family member living there - naturally fuelling conversation and increasing visits - and it is arguably the greatest city in the world. But I also think that the rest of the UK deserves a little attention every now and again

4.1 Magnitude Earthquake Hits North Devon And South Wales

PA | Posted 20.02.2014 | UK

Some coastal towns in south-west Britain have been shaken by a 4.1-magnitude earthquake, experts said. The British Geological Survey (BGS) said res...

Storms To Batter Flood-Hit Britain

The Huffington Post/PA | Posted 08.02.2014 | UK

Large swathes of England and Wales are on flood alert today as yet another storm with winds of up to 70mph arrives to batter Britain. The crisis-hi...

LOOK: Flood On The Tracks

The Huffington Post UK/PA | Posted 06.02.2014 | UK

Parts of the South West have effectively been "cut off" after a Devon rail line collapsed into the sea. Ministers are looking at alternatives to th...

WATCH: Teenager Robbed At Knifepoint

The Huffington Post UK/PA | Posted 25.01.2014 | UK

An 18-year-old girl turns around as she withdraws cash from an ATM - and is faced with a knife-wielding robber. The terrified teenager was robbed a...

PICTURES: A Nocturnal Appearance By Britain's First Wild Beaver In 500 Years

Huffington Post UK/ SWNS | Sara C Nelson | Posted 25.01.2014 | UK

Breaking cover under a cloak of darkness, what is believed to be Britain’s first wild beaver for half a century has been caught on camera for a seco...

Huge Waves And Strong Winds To Cause More Coastal Flooding

PA/ The Huffington Post UK | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK

Strong winds and large waves are expected to cause further coastal flooding. The Environment Agency issued one severe flood warning in Dorset - mea...

Woman Dies After Being Swept Out To Sea

PA | Posted 31.12.2013 | UK

A woman has died after getting swept out to sea at a popular beauty spot. The unnamed victim, thought to be a holiday-maker visiting Croyde Bay in ...

The Real Hit-Girl? Nine-Year-Old Fights Off Attacker

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 18.10.2013 | UK

A nine-year-old girl fought off an attacker who grabbed her as she played hide and seek with friends, police said. The girl was playing in the gard...

Christian Sect Investigated Over 'Caning Children' Claims

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 30.09.2013 | UK

Child abuse experts are investigating a Christian school after it was alleged children are regularly beaten with a cane. The NSPCC have asked Devon...

15th Century Medieval Panels Stolen From Holy Trinity Church In Torbryan, Devon (PICTURES)

Huffington Post UK | Sara C Nelson | Posted 13.08.2013 | UK

Thieves have stolen two mid-15th century medieval panels from a Devon Church. The panels were taken from The Holy Trinity Church in Torbryan, Newt...

First Wild Beaver Seen In Britain In Over 800 Years

Huffington Post UK | Posted 18.07.2013 | UK

A dog walker has taken photographs of what are said to be the first wild beaver living in Britain since the early Middle Ages. Lorna Douglas says s...