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As Halloween draws near, our reporter Caron Bell joins 45 ghost hunters for a night of paranormal investigations in the disused Gloucester Prison.
With 'Paranormal Tourism' reportedly worth up to £40 million a year to the South West, we went on a ghost hunt at Cornwall's Jamaica Inn.Read the full story ›
People have taken to social media to express their anger at the way some people chose to use fireworks during Halloween. A number of messages were posted on various forum's over their misuse. One parent wrote:
Please be careful if out and about down North Street tonight (Mon). Stopped at Tesco half an hour ago and as my daughter walked through the doorway about 10 lads walked past and threw a rocket into the doorway.
My seven year old cried with fear and my fifteen year old had to hide behind shelves to keep safe.
The police also posted online following a busy night in which they received a number of calls about dangerous use of fireworks:
At 2am on Sunday morning (30th October) the clocks will go back an hour to Greenwich Mean Time.
Depending on how you look at it this means the change will bring an extra hour on an evening out on Saturday night, or an extra hour in bed on Sunday morning.
The sun will set in the West Country region at around 4.36pm on Sunday evening.
Some very short days ahead now with dark nights and dark mornings. We have to wait until 21st December for the Winter Solstice (shortest day) before the days start drawing out again.
The animals at Bristol Zoo have been given carved pumpkins and spooky piñatas as a special treat in the run-up to Halloween.Read the full story ›
Police have released a recording of a 999 call they received last Halloween from an elderly lady living alone in Taunton.Read the full story ›
The fire service is encouraging parents and carers to ensure their children celebrate Halloween safely this year.Read the full story ›
A Bath writer's Tweet that chocolate-coated brussels sprouts would be great for Trick or Treaters on Hallowe'en has had a huge responseRead the full story ›
CCTV footage of books and leaflets "flying off the shelves" is being touted as showing possible paranormal activity at a museum in Devon.
Caught on camera, here is the moment a stack of leaflets flew off a shelf in Torquay Museum's shop.
A museum staff member heads over to investigate, but when he bends down to pick up the leaflets, another stack flies off, hitting him in the head.
"The first batch of leaflets that fall off could conceivably have just slipped, whereas the second batch that come down on David’s head appear to have been thrown" - the Museum said.
So, is this the work of a ghost? Watch and judge for yourself:
Posting on their Facebook page, the museum says it's not the first time the site has seen some spooky goings on.
There have been a number of incidents of books and leaflets flying of the shelves in the Museum’s bookshop, and there has been a long list of unexplained activity at Torquay Museum over the past few years.
Police have issued a warning as preparations are underway for what's expected to be the biggest-ever halloween celebrations seen in the region.
The Devon and Cornwall force has issued posters for those who don't want to be bothered by trick-or-treaters. They're calling on revellers to remember that their behaviour could upset elderly and vulnerable people.
"People do get a bit concerned about the antics and groups of children, young people wandering around out and about on the streets. It's not as big an issue because I think we've made a consistent message over the last few years which is one about being safe and feeling safe. So I think people are getting the message and are starting to have fun rather than create problems for other people."