It is the 50th anniversary of the Babbacombe model village. The Devon attraction now includes a model of the Shard to bring it up-to-date
A 'lost' painting by the Dutch master Rembrandt has been discovered, hanging on the dining room wall at Buckland Abbey, in Devon.
A totem pole spotted in a Dorset farmhouse has sold for £19,000 at auction in Dorchester. It was being used as a coat stand.
An overweight seal at an animal sanctuary in Cornwall has been put on a strict diet after ballooning in size.
Staff at the Cornish Seal Sanctuary in Gweek were shocked to find the seal's weight had crept up to a whopping 50 stone!
Yule Log is now living on smaller rations but he's not happy about it, as Naomi Lloyd reports:
An overweight seal named Yule Log has been put on a strict diet at a Cornish animal rescue centre.
Staff at the Cornish Seal Sanctuary in Gweek were shocked to find he had ballooned to a whopping 50 stone.
Yule Log is now living on smaller rations but he is not happy about it.
A painting which hangs at the former home of Sir Francis Drake in Devon has been confirmed as an original Rembrandt.
The self-portrait of the Dutch master at Buckland Abbey was thought to have been done by one of his pupils. But an investigation by the world's leading Rembrandt expert, Ernst van de Wetering, found the painting was done by the artist himself.
The National Trust says it could be worth up to £20 million.
Amateur baker Billy Deakin from Mount Hawke has retained his title in the second Word Pasty Championships held at the Eden Project.
The professional winner was Andy Heath from Bodmin. They collected their wins at the Oggy Oscars awards ceremony. More details here
The World Pasty Championships are underway at the Eden Project. More than 100 professional and amateur bakers are taking part in the second annual event.
Francesca Carpenter went along to meet a couple of competitors:
The World Pasty Championships are underway at the Eden Project this morning. More than 100 professional and amateur bakers are taking part in the second annual event. Among them is Cornish-born Mike Amery, who has come from his home in Pennsylvania, USA, to take part.
Mike is baking a traditional Cornish pasty and - in the non-Cornish category - a lamb and mint version. Last year's amateur winner Billy Deakin will attempt to retain his title, but his professional counterpart Graham Cornish won't be competing.
Instead, Graham is offering visitors the chance to sample his produce. The climax of the event is the Oggy Oscars Awards Ceremony at 5pm.
Competitors from across the globe are expected to descend on Cornwall to pit their culinary wits for the World Pasty Championships.
More than 100 professional and amateur bakers are heading to the Eden Project to compete in the second annual celebration of the dish.
A man from Cornwall has discovered a stuffed cat in his attic is in fact a 2000 year-old mummy. The item has been sitting in Robert Gray's loft in Porthscatho for more than fifty years.
But a recent trip to the vets for an X Ray has revealed it is mummified cat - worth thousands of pounds.
A Cornwall man has discovered a stuffed cat in his attic is in fact a 2000 year-old mummy. The item has been sitting in Robert Gray's loft in Porthscatho for more than 50 years. A recent trip to the vets for an X-ray confirmed it was a mummified cat, worth thousands of pounds.