One of Devon’s most famous beaches, the Bigbury beach has been sold at auction for £70,000.
The beach that covers nearly two acres went for over double of it’s guide price which is £30,000.
The man who it was sold to Tony Willis, executive of international recruitment said that he will not be developing the beach.
Senior auctioneer Graham Barton said:
“It is not a romantic purchase. Someone has a commercial eye on something happening there.
“There are any number of commercial possibilities, and there are many people with deep pockets who are prepared to take their chance with the planners.”
But Tony Willis said:
“I am not a property developer. People do not need to worry about that.
“I love the beach. It is going to be fine.
“It’s very rare that a private beach in such a beautiful location comes up for sale. It seemed crazy not to buy it.
“We spend a lot of time there as a family and we bought it because it is one of our favourite places in the world.”
Birds have been washed up on the south coast of Devon Covered in an unknown sticky substance.
Overall 12 guillemots had been found on the coast covered in the substance.
The Birds were recovered by the RSPCA and say that the substance that the birds are covered in is the same substance that killed hundreds of sea birds during the month of February.
Joanne Bell and Jim Bell have decided to turn their central heating off as a protest against the rising fees for energy.
The couple have opted for a central heating free environment by wrapping up warm in bed and cuddling up to each over.
Heavy Rain in the Devon area has created problems for people who are attempting to travel around and it is advised that residents should stay at home at all costs.
Ashburton Primary School has been closed for the day after the road outside had partially collapsed also fire crews have been out all morning rescuing from flooded cars.
A number of roads have been hit hard by the rain and as a result have disintegrated some roads including Roads in Ivybridge, Newton Abbot, Bovey Tracey, and Exton.
Also it is heard that roads that are used regularly have been hit with landslips and it is also reported that Luscombe Hill has been blocked of by a fallen tree.
Peter Griffendon said : ”I found a little road was disintegrating, and it has a culvert that runs underneath.
“I realised that there was a danger the road was going to collapse into the culvert.”
The amazing soul singer who lives in her home in Devon was totally unaware that her life was in danger until a police officer knocked on her door and made her aware.
Joss Stone told the trial of Kevin Liverpool and Junior Bradshaw: ‘Apart from someone coming around to say someone is trying to kill me, it was a really nice day.’
A national charity has claimed that some Devon farmers are struggling to put a decent meal on the table for their families.
The Royal Agricultural Benevolent Institution has said that it has paid out twice as much grants as it did at the start of 2012.
The charity say that after a wet summer and a wet and cold winter feed the animals has been a ”crippling expense”.
Spokeswoman Phillipa Spackman “Devon had been worst hit “than any other county in the country.
“What we need is a good summer and a good harvest of all farm crops – that would make a difference to the majority of farmers,”
“It won’t save everyone because sadly some will fall by the wayside, so they should seek help now – pick up the phone and just ask.”
Devon has been issued a weather warning for this weekend as the forecast predicts that we will be having snowy and windy filled weekend.
A yellow grade warning has been issued by the met office for Sunday and Monday. Yellow grade is the lowest grade so there no need to panic but be careful when driving and expect strong wind.
Plans to flood fields to make a new habitat for the wading birds near Exeter have angered Devon residents.
The Lower Clyst Project would see parts of the river Clyst breached as a result by the Environment Agency and the RSPB.
The agency argue that the rising sea level were eroding the natural habitats for the birds.
But Local people argue that it could flood a road that is used frequently to cross from Exeter to East Devon as a result of flooding the fields. Also they fear that they could be cut of because of the flooding.
Nigel Cheffers-Heard, from the Bridge Inn in Topsham, said: “Once you flood these fields with salt water there is no going back.
“It comes down to people versus birds and I will always go for the people.”
Michael Dart, a resident from Darts Farm, said: “The cost of this is that the people of Topsham and east Devon could see their futures drastically affected.”
A spokesman for the Environment Agency said: “We are looking at options to improve flood protection to the road. This could be done by raising the road on a causeway or building new embankments.”
Tony Whitehead, from the RSPB, said: “With sea level rise the intertidal habitat is reducing.
“They require protection. We need to do something.
“We want to do the best by the wildlife in a very special place.”
Between October and November the number of people claiming job seekers allowance in Devon usually significantly increases but this year it has increased by just 2 people from 9,205 to 9,207.