Devon

First Catch Your Hare*

Maggy Whitehouse | Posted 24.05.2016 | UK Comedy
Maggy Whitehouse

I didn't catch the hare; I found it lying by the side of the road after midnight as I drove back from a comedy gig in Bath. I was only 300 metres from home when I saw this soft, golden pile of fur curled up at the bottom of the hedgerow and I hit the brakes sharply.

The Woman Who Walks Barefoot on the Moor

Maggy Whitehouse | Posted 16.05.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Maggy Whitehouse

We humans are more and more disconnected from the Earth. I used to walk barefoot around the house and garden all summer but stopped about a decade ago because I got verrucas. Once they'd gone, I'd lost the habit.

Two Hundred and Six Miles Later - Loving Life in Rural Devon

Vicky Dean | Posted 02.05.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Vicky Dean

Five months ago in November 2015 we packed up our house in Leicester and moved 206 miles south to a sleepy village in rural Mid-Devon. Having only visited Devon once before, when we were house hunting that August, it was a pretty radical thing to do.

Appeal After Cat's Body Found Skinned, Broken And Bound In Car Park

The Huffington Post UK | Kathryn Snowdon | Posted 07.03.2016 | UK

WARNING: GRAPHIC IMAGES AND DETAILS The RSPCA is appealing for information after a dead cat's broken body was found skinned and bound in a Devon ca...

Missing Junior Doctor 'Mentioned Jeremy Hunt In Letter'

The Huffington Post UK | George Bowden | Posted 16.02.2016 | UK

Police have refused to deny claims that missing junior doctor Rose Polge wrote a letter mentioning Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt before disappearing la...

Junior Doctor 'Walked Out Stressed Halfway Through Shift' On Day She Went Missing

The Huffington Post UK | Sarah Ann Harris | Posted 16.02.2016 | UK

A junior doctor who has been missing since Friday reportedly walked out “stressed” halfway through her hospital shift. Rose Polge was last seen...

Major Search For Missing Junior Doctor In Devon

The Huffington Post UK | Louise Ridley | Posted 14.02.2016 | UK

A major search operation has been launched for a junior doctor who has gone missing. Dr Rose Polge, 25, who works at Torbay Hospital in Torquay, De...

Dartmoor Life

Maggy Whitehouse | Posted 15.01.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Maggy Whitehouse

I love Devon life. I love the farmers and their sheep and cattle that surround us; I love helping search for lost ponies and disentangling sheep from fences; I love walking the lanes at night with the beagles and watching the skies turn...

A 21st Century Nativity

Maggy Whitehouse | Posted 16.12.2015 | UK
Maggy Whitehouse

It was a beautiful night with a New Moon in South Tawton, Devon, England. And the world was about to change forever... Okay, so it wasn't a star, but...

Royal Ramblings Meets Leva 'Blue Pants' Bates

Danny Stone | Posted 25.11.2015 | UK Sport
Danny Stone

Leva 'Blue Pants' Bates is one of those rarest of talents in professional wrestling, someone who has organically 'got over' with the fans. The WWE NXT...

Olympic Rower Saves Drowning Boy Who Said 'I'm 7, I'm Too Young To Die'

PA | Posted 10.08.2015 | UK Sport

Former Olympic rower James Cracknell has said he is "so proud" of his son Croyde after they rescued a drowning grandfather and grandson at a beach.The...

Working 14 Hours a Day to Lose Money - The Personal Cost of the Milk Price Crisis

Alice Knox | Posted 09.08.2015 | UK
Alice Knox

It is hard to express how depressing it is to get out of bed at 5.30am to work a 14 hour day to lose more money. It's difficult to carry on. We are dairy farmers on the north side of Dartmoor National Park with a small herd of 100 milking cows. We are struggling to survive. For every litre of milk we sell we now lose seven pence.

How to Plan Free Days Out on a Last-Minute Family Summer Holiday

William Gray | Posted 07.08.2015 | UK Parents
William Gray

The school summer holidays may already be well underway, but if you're yet to book a break, or feel the need for an extra week away, it's not too late to snap up a last-minute holiday at one of Britain's favourite family boltholes.

Room with a View - Thurlestone Hotel - Devon

Pregnant City Girl | Posted 08.07.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Pregnant City Girl

I looked and looked for somewhere on or near a beach with a pool, not as far as Cornwall and with great reviews and facilities for kids. Not easy as it goes. I'm a very difficult customer and look for super-high standards. I don't want to compromise on anything; we need good food, luxurious rooms, great service plus all of the above.

What Hospices Are Really Like, According to 27-year-old Abigail Randall

Katherine Elliott | Posted 06.07.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Katherine Elliott

Abby was having chemotherapy for a brain tumour for six months until March this year, "it wasn't as successful as we had hoped," she explained to me matter-of-factly, "so I made a treatment choice while I was at Derriford Hospital and decided I wanted to enjoy my time."

£300 For A PICTURE

The Huffington Post UK | Thomas Tamblyn | Posted 05.02.2015 | UK Tech

Paul Barrington was given quite a shock when a £300 MacBook he bought from eBay turned out to be nothing more than a small box with a picture of the ...

Glazebrook House Hotel, Devon

Beth Brookfield | Posted 16.03.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Beth Brookfield

The hotel's gardens definitely have a magical feel to them such as hidden greenery beneath low hung branches that would be perfect for a Mad Hatters tea party and open forest areas that are just waiting for something special to be placed there.

Man Killed In 'Knife And Axe Attack'

PA | Posted 02.01.2015 | UK

One man is dead and several people have been injured following an alleged knife and axe attack, police said. Officers were called to a "major distu...

A Tour of South Devon

Lucy Self | Posted 17.01.2015 | 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 10.01.2015 | 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 ...