Latest Western Morning News Stories

2008-10-11 00:00:24

Storytelling is at the heart of the sweet, Americana-tinged bluegrass country folk music of American singer songwriter Corinne West, who makes a welcome return to the Westcountry this month. Corinne's earliest forays into the music world were honky tonk dances in her home town in northern California.

2008-10-04 00:00:18

Quirky American recording artist Dean Friedman is stopping off in Tavistock next weekend for a date at The Wharf arts centre.

2008-09-09 00:00:00

Five people were rescued from a car as heavy rain caused flash floods in parts of the Westcountry over the weekend. The wet weather kept Devon and Somerset Fire and Rescue Service busy, pumping water from properties and responding to incidents.

2008-09-09 00:00:11

Teachers in the Westcountry are rejecting new Internet applications as distractions "with no real academic benefit", according to a survey. More than 60 per cent of teachers questioned in Cornwall and Devon blasted Wikipedia, Facebook, MySpace and YouTube as unhelpful to pupils' learning.

2008-09-03 00:00:16

A plymouth restaurant will celebrate the start of the oyster season with a day of live music, oysters and beer. The first Oysterfest will take place at the Waterfront restaurant and bar on Saturday, featuring five live bands from lunchtime to evening.

2008-08-19 00:00:30

By Helen Collis Plans for a new "heart" for northern areas of Plymouth have been unveiled, alongside proposals to expand the city's hospital.

2008-07-14 03:00:00

By EXCLUSIVE Lyn Barton One of the most high-profile health bosses in Cornwall has quit over plans to move specialist cancer treatment out of the county, the WMN has learned.

Word of the Day
  • A handkerchief.
  • Specifically— The legendary sweat-cloth; the handkerchief of St. Veronica, according to tradition miraculously impressed with the mask of Christ; also, the napkin about Christ's head (Johu xx. 7).
  • In general, any miraculous portrait of Christ.
The word 'sudarium' comes from a Latin word meaning 'a handkerchief'.