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Britain’s best white-sand beaches

Britain’s best white-sand beaches

Aquamarine waters, bone-white sands, bleached driftwood… the stuff of holiday brochures and Instagram posts, and designed to lure us to foreign and exotic idylls. But, hang on; why go abroad?  Look closer to home. Britain’s coastline may not offer the bath-warm temperatures and languid palm trees of, say, the Caribbean, but it has some startling...

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Cornwall vs Devon – which is better for a holiday?

Cornwall vs Devon – which is better for a holiday?

Devon Devon is almost twice the size of Cornwall, so there’s more countryside to explore – and huge diversity too. In Dartmoor national park, the largest area of open country in the south of England, you’ll find wild moorland, waterfalls and the temperate rainforest of Wistman Woods. In the north, ancient hedgerows line the lanes...

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Huge boost for troubled town as fish and chip shop named UK’s second best

Huge boost for troubled town as fish and chip shop named UK’s second best

A troubled seaside town has been given a huge boost with a local fish and chip shop named the second best in Britain. The once-booming Torquay in Devon has recently been called “run down” and “ruined by crime and abandoned tourist attractions”. But things may be looking up. Pier Point in the town was one of the...