Pooches predict World Cup winners

A team of canine football lovers in Cornwall are picking out their World Cup predictions by following their noses.

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Jamaica Inn on the market for £2 million

Jamaica Inn, Bodmin Moor. Credit: PA
Jamaica Inn, Bodmin Moor. Credit: PA

The famous Jamaica Inn, on Bodmin Moor, Cornwall, is on the market for £2 million. The 17-bedroom inn was immortalised in Daphne du Maurier’s eponymous novel, and was once owned by the thriller-writer Alistair MacLean.

Owners John and Wendy Watts, who have lived there for 40 years, are selling up after deciding to retire.


Santa starts early - by diving with Torquay penguins

Father Christmas got to work a couple of days early today, delivering gifts underwater. Santa donned a festive diving suit to help feed the penguins at Living Coasts zoo in Torquay.

Instead of presents, his sack was filled with squid and fish for the resident colony of Macaroni and African penguins. Despite getting his beard wet, he didn't mind the swim at all.


Tom Daley makes web search "Top Ten"

Tom Daley's popularity on Google follows his recent announcement of his gay relationship on YouTube Credit: PA

Plymouth diver Tom Daley has made a late appearance in Google UK's list in the most popular web searches of 2013.

He came eighth in the list of top trending people, just behind Nigella Lawson. It follows his YouTube announcement of his same-sex relationship earlier this month.

Glastonbury Festival was the seventh most-searched event this year - with the Grand National leading the pack.

Not in the pink

Work is expected to start today to repaint a cottage near Exeter that a local council has deemed to be too pink. Teignbridge Council says Ann Kennedy's home in Kennford is against planning laws.

The Kennedys were given three years to repaint the Grade II listed property. A team of painters will repaint it with a darker shade of pink later today.

Teignbridge Council says Ann Kennedy's pink property in Kennford goes against planning permission laws. Credit: ITV News West Country
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