Gloucester 37 Exeter Chiefs 23
Wasps 24 Exeter 12
Exeter Chiefs 9 London Irish 12
The Chiefs have beaten Gloucester, scared Leicester, and start as favourites against Newcastle. How? Chris Hewett finds out.
Bill Millin was the "Mad Piper" who played allied commandos ashore under heavy German fire at Sword Beach in Normandy on D-Day, on the extreme eastern flank of Operation Overlord.
Devon is Britain's "most unfaithful county", a survey of extra-marital affairs claimed today.
Walk of the Month: Malborough, South Devon - Mark Rowe finds rugged scenery and Bronze Age remains along the Devon coast
Britain's rarest snake is about to expand its range. In a pioneering wildlife project, the non-venomous smooth snake is to be re-introduced to Devon after a 50-year absence.
It's a whole 10 years since Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall moved into Park Farm in Dorset, to live a turn-of-the-century Good Life, growing his own vegetables, rearing his own meat and rendering his own curds and whey, or whatever it is one does with dairy products. From this modest beginning, a great empire rapidly grew. Park Farm was re-christened River Cottage, and the profusely surnamed Hugh became lodged in the public's imagination as a straggle-haired charmer who was always filmed with a hen or a lamb under his arm – though he was quite capable of dismembering either and eating them for lunch. He came across as a commonsensical realist, not a back-to-nature dreamer. Both he and his Cottage became bywords for self-sustaining, organic foodie purity.
The search for a 14-year-old boy who went missing at sea during a scuba diving trip with his father was called off yesterday, suggesting that rescuers believe there is little chance of his being found alive.
The mother of the murdered British teenager Scarlett Keeling said last night that she had gone into hiding amid fears for her safety. Fiona MacKeown, 43, said she had moved to "an undisclosed location" on the advice of her lawyer and after warnings from local people.
There was a time when the world's best darts players might limber up before a match with a couple of pints of lager and a quick warm-up on one of the practice boards. Raymond van Barneveld, however, will prepare for the biggest contest of his career here in Purfleet tonight with lengthy practice sessions broken only by periods of meditation.