Police in Devon say a building damaged by fire on New Year's Day is showing traces of the bacterial infection Leptospirosis.Read the full story ›
According to a study by a national property website, the South West has six of the most desirable places to live in Britain.Read the full story ›
Despite the weather warnings today and last night's tragic death in Newquay these Devonshire teenagers were risking their lives near rocks in Woolacombe.
Woolacombe beach in Devon has been named the UK's best beach for the second year running. Check out the full list.Read the full story ›
Woolacombe beach in North Devon has been voted one of the best in Europe.
The huge stretch of sand came out top in a list of beaches in the UK and fourth in Europe in a poll of reviews on travellers' website TripAdvisor.
Weymouth Beach and Porthminster at St Ives were also in the top 20.
The Royal Horse Artillery visited Woolacombe in North Devon yesterday.
Their horses were treated to an exercise session on the beach - providing a much needed break for the hard-working animals. Jacquie Bird went along to find out more.
Horses from The King’s Troop Royal Horse Artillery are on exercise in the West Country from London for the first time in three years.
32 horses from Left Section, The King’s Troop, will be staying in the area until Sunday 22 September. They have been exercising their horses in the surf at Woolacombe Sands.
A survey by travel website Trip Advisor puts west country beaches in the top ten in the UK and EuropeRead the full story ›
Two of the region's beaches have been voted within the top 10 in Europe. Woolacombe beach in Devon was voted fifth, with Porthminster beach at St Ives in ninth place in the TripAdvisor survey.
Devon and Cornwall Police's helicopter and dog units have combined to find a missing man in Devon.
The helicopter was flying over the north of the county yesterday afternoon when the crew overheard reports of a missing 55 year old man in the Woolacombe area.
Following 20 minutes of searching the crew located the man in woodland using a thermal camera. The woods were thick and the crew found it difficult to give clear direction to ground units as to how best to get to the man.
The officers in the aircraft teamed up with a dog unit and whilst maintaining a view of the missing person the dog unit was able to navigate through the dense woodland and made contact. The man was found to be safe and was given to the care of the Westcountry Ambulance Service.