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April 14, 2018 11:08 AM Why Blue Flag beaches can be an added bonus when it comes to choosing your holiday home

When David Taylor and his wife Maureen bought a home at Sandhills Holiday Park in Dorset two years ago, they had no idea they would be buying another just a year later. The couple, both aged 66, visit most weekends, making the one and-a-half-hour drive from their home in Wiltshire. ‘It’s close enough for day trips and weekends with the family,’ says Mr Taylor 7

March 28, 2018 2:24 PM Schools put on lockdown over threat to mow down 'as many students as possible' with a car are told to stand down by police as email is revealed to be a hoax

Schools across the UK were put into lockdown after teachers were sent horrifying threats that children would be deliberately run over by a car and shot. The terrifying warning was sent to hundreds of British schools, ranging from Devon, in the south west of England, all the way up to the north east. Police in Cambridgeshire, where threats were also received 11

March 15, 2018 1:42 AM Forget cod, we should all start eating DAB and chips: Shoppers are told to opt for more unusual fish to preserve traditional varieties

Fancy fish and chips tonight? As you unwrap your supper, no doubt you’ll be tucking into cod, salmon or haddock. While these fish varieties may not be on the menu yet at your local chippie, experts believe they should be. The Marine Conservation Society has updated its Good Fish Guide, suggesting the best fish to eat both in terms of sustainability and boosting 15

March 7, 2018 7:15 AM David Oyelowo praised as Gringo gets world premiere

David Oyelowo has been hailed as a “really talented actor” as his latest film received its world premiere in Los Angeles. The Oxford-born actor stars alongside Charlize Theron in Gringo, which premiered at the Regal LA LIVE on Wednesday. “I think he’s a really talented actor. I had dinner with him, we got on really well and he totally got the tone of what I was trying 9

February 18, 2018 1:36 PM UK earthquake: Video captures moment Swansea quake strikes in cancer patient's room

EXTRAORDINARY footage has captured the moment a 4.4 magnitude shook a cancer survivor’s living room. The quake, the biggest to hit the UK for 10 years, struck at a depth of six miles shortly after 2.30pm yesterday. People across the west of England and Wales said they feeling tremors in the aftermath, with reports also coming from as far east as London 42

February 15, 2018 2:00 PM Chill out for a lazy Sunday in Swindon with Bashema

A chilled afternoon of live acoustic folk/roots music with Bashema and Out Of The Woods takes place on Sunday at Savernake Street Hall, Old Town, from 3pm to 5pm. Bashema is a jazz influenced soulful songstress and pianist with an edgy twist. She is the niece of Jamaican reggae star Keith Hudson and the cousin of New York hip-hop artist Keith “Tryfle 9

February 12, 2018 2:09 PM Valentine's Day move for zoo's single penguins

Bachelor penguins are to be removed from a zoo's colony over Valentine's Day, leaving couples alone to breed and boost numbers. Five macaroni penguin couples at Devon's Living Coasts are at risk of being "disturbed" or broken up by eight single males, officials said. Keepers said most of the singletons will be moved to another zoo so the couples can have some alone 4

February 6, 2018 5:02 PM Torquay's business leader is accused of 'social cleansing' after telling a homeless charity to move before the town is 'doomed' by rough sleepers

A business leader has been accused of social cleansing after saying a homeless charity should move before the local town is 'doomed'. Susie Colley, the head of the Chamber of Commerce in Torquay, Devon, claimed that the work of local charity Humanity Torbay was increasing problems by leading to a rise in rough sleepers. Writing to organisations across 12

January 25, 2018 5:05 PM Figures show how Devon schools performed based on GCSE results

Devonport High School for Girls in Plymouth was the best-performing school in the city and surrounding county at GCSEs in 2017 based on the Government’s Attainment 8 measure. Attainment 8 is an average score across eight subjects taken at GCSE, which will include English, maths and a range of other subjects - the higher, the better. Some 97 per cent of pupils 17

January 24, 2018 5:44 PM Police appeal for missing 16-year-old girl who could be in Devon

The teenager was last seen on Monday night Police are appealing for members of the public to help locate a missing 16-year-old girl who could be in Devon. Abbie Gibbons has been reported missing from the Wellington area, although police who are growing concerned for her welfare, believe she may have travelled into the Devon and Cornwall area. Abbie was last seen at 10.30pm on Monday 101