Cornwall

Cornwall gets double boost

The Cornish people have been granted “minority status” under the rules for the protection of national minorities, the same designation as the Scots, Welsh and Irish …

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Devon

Sahara comes to Devon

Sahara sand

Sahara sand on Devon dustbins

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Devon, Professional

Sarah Wollaston faces down critics

Totnes MP Sarah Wollaston has spoken of fierce hostility from colleagues in Parliament about her role in the Nigel Evans sex case …

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Exeter

When Exeter fought the Conqueror

Everyone remembers 1066. It’s a date even now etched in most people’s memory. The Norman Conquest still resonates down the centuries because it heralded a dramatic change of culture and history for these islands …

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Holidays

Topsham tops poll for getaway weekends

The Times newspaper has voted Topsham in Devon as the third best place in Britain for a getaway weekend …

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Exeter

Lights out in Exeter

As a cost-cutting measure, Devon County Council will be switching off street lights in the Alphington area of Exeter from 12.30 am to 5.30 am each night. The new regime will come into force on April 1st

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Business

Drug abuse at work

Unlike many parts of Britain, Devon and Cornwall are not noted for substance abuse at work. However, there has been a steady rise in alcohol consumption at lunchtimes, in some cases leading to rowdiness in the afternoon and a drop in productivity.

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Exeter

Gloss Art Exeter

A new exhibition at the amazing Gloss Art in Exeter, labelled Exeter Open Studios 2014 is set for Friday 28 March to Sunday 30th. The launch is on the Thursday prior to the opening.

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Health

Are visual problems a headache?

Eyesight is arguably the most important of all the senses. We learn to rely on it more than any other sense immediately from birth and, for one reason or another, we all seem to take it for granted. Until there is a problem that is, and suddenly we long for perfect vision above all else.

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Holidays

When travelling abroad

It’s that time of year for travelling abroad. Although why anybody would leave the West Country is beyond me. Here are some tips. When people are asked what they would do if they won the lottery, the most popular answer always revolves around one thing. It’s not driving a Ferrari or buying a big house, […]

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