Write stuff: Newton Abbot College Student Caitlin Hill has won two prizes for her story about the kidnapping of Shergar. She picked up first prize in the college’s short story competition, judged by Devon author Luisa Plaja and picked up £250 in the Wills Writing awards.
£1 million homes: Houses in the south west costing more than £1 million have been snapped up, according to figures from Lloyds TSB. 2010 showed a 35 per centre rise in the number sold, going from 199 homes in 2009 to 268 in 2010
Torbay’s Mega Bus: the budget bus has axed its service from Torbay after just a year, citing ‘unpredictable road conditions’ and ‘severe congestion’ saying the service was ‘consistently unreliable’. The bus is increasing the number of services to and from Exeter, though.
Agatha Christie’s Bluebells: The bluebells at Greenway, Agatha Christie’s South Devon home could be wiped out by the prevellance of the invasive three-cornered garlic.