Councillor Harry Blakeley believes the airport could even be used for go-kart racing and kite boarding
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Thursday 05 December 2013
Life beyond the Premier League
Monday 25 November 2013
The pensioner admitted filming himself as he raped and abused two young girls
Back from the future: What's it like to revisit your mates at university when you've got a real job?
Tuesday 19 November 2013
Having graduated last year, Helen Burch finds that student life is a little different from the other side of the fence
Sunday 17 November 2013
I got a letter this week from Churchtown in the Scillies. I love this letter – it's one I get every year in November, as the Julian family gears up its daffodil farm for a winter of blooming and picking, boxing and despatching.
Wednesday 13 November 2013
More than 200 stricken vessels were captured over a 125-year period off the Isles of Scilly, David Keys gazes in wonder at a unique maritime archive
Wednesday 09 October 2013
The 70-year-old was found guilty of historic child abuse charges against young girls who posed for his artwork
Tuesday 08 October 2013
From mountain climbing to golfing, here’s a trip for all levels of adventurer
Sunday 06 October 2013
A little curling fountain of pink firework sparks, each flower head is made up of a studded set of tinier flowers, a bit like a Barbie-toned Agapanthus. There are only a few floral highlights at this time of year, but among them are the prettiest, frilliest and slightly pink-spidery of early autumn treats, the Nerines. The name sounds mythological, but it turns out nobody's really sure. Apparently it was a cheeky Regency vicar, the Rev William Herbert, who coined the name, possibly just out of his wonderful head.
Thursday 03 October 2013
"We are an island nation..." boomed the Churchillian voiceover, thus announcing, in case the title hadn't already given it away, that The Great British Year is yet another TV programme about how great Britain is. TV schedules are currently awash with patriotically themed shows such as the BBC panel show I Love My Country, but unlike some of its ilk, this wide-ranging nature documentary had something truly worth boasting about: our magnificent weather.
Monday 09 September 2013
A toddler is in hospital being treated for internal injuries having plunged 100 feet from a fifth floor flat in Plymouth.
Saturday 31 August 2013
Andy Lynes finds an idyllic location for a West Country break where great views, surf and food are all within reach
Friday 23 August 2013
Forecasters are predicting a mixture of sunshine and showers
Saturday 17 August 2013
Echo of a friendship for a girl at war
Tuesday 30 July 2013
Katie Ledecky took six seconds off the 1500 metres freestyle world record as she claimed her second gold of the World Championships in Barcelona.
Saturday 27 July 2013
Labour condemns 'most audacious sell-off to date'
Richard Dawkins on babies with Down Syndrome: 'Abort it and try again – it would be immoral to bring it into the world'
Scottish independence: English people overwhelmingly want Scotland to stay in the UK
Isis threat: Cameron wants an alliance with Iran
Michael Brown shooting: Chaos erupts on the streets of Ferguson after autopsy shows teenager was shot six times – twice in the head
Disgusting, frustrating, but intriguing: how the country really feels about its politicians
Bin bag full of cats' heads discovered near Manchester's Curry Mile
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- 2 West poised to join forces with President Assad in face of Islamic State
- 3 Mother fed her daughter tapeworms to make her skinny for pageant
- 5 Pamela Anderson rejects ice bucket challenge because of ALS experiments on animals: 'Mice had holes drilled into their skulls'