South West

Theresa May 'Just Doesn’t Like People', Says Tim Farron

The Huffington Post | Ned Simons | Posted 11.05.2017 | UK Politics

Tim Farron missed the exact moment Theresa May sprung her surprise general election - because he was in the air, flying to Cornwall. But the Lib Dem l...

A Patriotic Brexit Means Keeping Our Neighbours Close

Clare Moody MEP | Posted 06.03.2017 | UK Politics
Clare Moody MEP

We both have different backgrounds and different experiences that led us to choose public service, but one of the fundamental things we share is a love of our country and a determination to do what we believe is best for our constituents. In short we share a deep sense of patriotism.

Why Did I Start Blogging?

Colin Taylor | Posted 14.06.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Colin Taylor

In 2011 I was dispatched from Exeter to my new beat on the staggeringly beautiful Isles of Scilly, where several decades previously a journalist coined the phrase "The Land that Crime Forgot". The wretched strap line got cut and paste into every brochure, features piece and blog about the islands.

The Most Politically Incorrect Train Announcement Ever?

The Huffington Post UK | Ryan Barrell | Posted 17.03.2015 | UK

UPDATE 17/03/2015: This article has been expanded to include the full statement from South West. Commuters on a South West Trains service at Basing...

Jump Aboard the Housing Bus

Jenny A Allen | Posted 18.04.2015 | UK Politics
Jenny A Allen

Today sees housing campaigners flocking to Land's End to unveil 'Betsy' the Homes for Britain Routemaster bus. Over the coming month she will be travelling the South of England raising awareness of the Homes for Britain campaign and calling for action to end the housing crisis within a generation.

Don't Tell Me You Know What Sustainability Is, It Won't Be Pretty!

Gregory Borne | Posted 04.04.2015 | UK
Gregory Borne

After spending 18 years exploring various dimensions of sustainable development, and its less specific cousin sustainability I adhere to the old adage - the more you know the less you understand...

Cornwall Council 'Lie Detector' Claims Sparks Row

PA | Posted 22.01.2013 | UK

A row has ignited over a council's part in a so-called "lie detector" test to assess the authenticity of some benefits claimers. Cornwall Council c...

Homeless Woman Killed In Storms Named As Michelle Conroy, 21

Huffington Post UK | Posted 29.11.2012 | UK

A woman, who was killed by a falling tree whilst sleeping rough in Exeter city centre, has been named as Michelle Conroy. The 21-year-old was kille...

Forecasters Warn Of Freezing Winter With Snow And Sub Zero Temperatures

Huffington Post UK | Felicity Morse | Posted 17.10.2012 | UK

Weather forecasters are warning Britons to prepare for a chillier than average winter with a bleak prediction that "impressively cold temperatures" wi...

England And Wales Put On Flood Alert

PA | Posted 16.10.2012 | UK

People living along the coasts in parts of the country are being warned of possible flooding from high tides and stormy weather. The main areas of ...

Droughts Over... For Some

Huffington Post UK | Michael Rundle | Posted 11.07.2012 | UK

South West England, the Midlands and parts of Yorkshire are no longer in drought following persistent and heavy rain in recent weeks, the Environment ...

Disgruntled Sex Shop Customer Set Fire To Store 'In Frustration'

PA/Huffington Post UK | Posted 17.04.2012 | UK

A disgruntled customer set fire to a sex shop "in frustration", a court has heard. Neil Andersen, 42, walked into the store with a fuel containe...

Explay Festival Coverage: Day One

Julian Benson | Posted 03.01.2012 | UK Tech
Julian Benson

The Explay event celebrates developers in the South West of England, from Bristol to Bournemouth: celebrates them, and connects them.