Woolacombe stole the top-spot for the West Country as the fourth best beach in the UK.Read the full story ›
Part of Woolacombe in North Devon has been evacuated following the discovery of a suspected unexploded device, thought to be a land mine.
The rusty device was found by contractors at Parade House in Esplanade Road this morning, 7 April.
The contractors have left the site and police have set up a 100m cordon around the area.
The army's bomb disposal unit has been called to the scene.
It has been two weeks since Lauren Phillips was last seen. Police are continuing their hunt for the junior doctor.Read the full story ›
Lauren, who lives in Bristol, has not been seen since February 23.Read the full story ›
Police are growing increasingly concerned about a young woman who's been missing for a week - and are asking the public for help.
Lauren Philips, who's 26, was last seen on Thursday 23 February - she failed to turn up to work in Bristol on Sunday.
Yesterday, her car was found in Woolacombe, Devon.
Officers from Devon and Cornwall Police are assisting with the search to find her along with HM Coastguard, the RNLI and the National Police Air Service.
We really need the public’s help in finding her so if you see her or think you might know where she is, please get in touch.
We’re particular keen for bed and breakfast owners or hoteliers in and around the Woolacombe area to check whether she has booked in with them.
If you see Lauren please call 101.
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.