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 13.03.2014 | 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...

Mother Katherine Hooper Dies With Son Josh Falling From Rocks At Dartmoor

PA/ The Huffington Post UK | Posted 13.07.2013 | UK

Police have launched an investigation following the deaths of a mother and her son at Dartmoor and the discovery of a second child at the family's hom...

Learning to Surf This Summer? Great, Just Drop the Dude, Dude

Martin Dorey | Posted 12.06.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Martin Dorey

Now that summer has finally arrived it might be time to start thinking about getting out there and getting wet. How about surfing in Devon or Cornwall? Sun, surf and good times await those who make it down the M5.

Child Refused School Lunch Over Parent's £1.75 Debt

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 12.06.2013 | UK

A furious parent has hauled his two children out of school after dinner ladies refused his son lunch because of a £1.75 debt. Gary Lynn, who also ...

LOOK: Snow and High Winds Hit South West

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 15.05.2013 | UK

Snow and high winds have hit the south west of England as spring and summer continue to show little interest in reaching the UK. Forecasters predic...

'There Were Ladies With Blue Rinses Wearing Pirate Hats'

PA | Posted 02.05.2013 | UK

A former hostage has spoken of the moment he walked into a Women's Institute meeting to give a talk on international piracy and found the group dresse...

LOOK: WI Group In Epic Pirate Fail

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 02.05.2013 | UK Comedy

Not a headline you read every day, we grant you. But then not every day has a story like this one, from the North Devon Journal: Whoops. ...

Wild Big Cats Prowled Britain Only A Century Ago

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 25.04.2013 | UK

A big cat prowled the Devon countryside more than a century ago, rediscovered remains from a museum's vaults have shown. A Canadian lynx, a predato...

A Victory For 'Proper' English Grammar?

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 19.03.2013 | UK

The humble apostrophe can rest easy again after a Devon council that had banned its use in street signs performed a grammatical U-turn. Mid Devon D...

How Important Is The Apostrophe?

PA | Posted 15.03.2013 | UK

Councillors in Devon are considering banning apostrophes from their street signs because of the "potential confusion" the punctuation causes. Mid D...

You Don't Have To Be Pagan To Enjoy Superstition

Lydia Willgress | Posted 14.04.2013 | UK Universities & Education
Lydia Willgress

Whilst regular trips to the beach and lemonades down the pub were on my parents check list, so were some more unusual activities. You see, I come from Devon where pagan traditions are kept alive, and various festivals celebrating fertility, reproduction and nature are dotted across the calendar.

Wine in a small village.

Deborah C Dooley | Posted 10.04.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Deborah C Dooley

The man behind the counter was clearly uncomfortable with my request. I waited politely while he moved some papers around on the counter of the small ...

Scientists Identify Mystery Substance Killing Seabirds On South Coast

PA | Posted 06.02.2013 | UK

Scientists investigating a pollution spill which has killed and harmed hundreds of sea birds off the English coastline say the mystery substance is an...