As inconceivable as this might appear, the North Devon town of Bideford, which is 9 miles from where I reside, is, according to reports in various national British newspapers, as good as Sydney and New York for its New Year’s Eve party. I have been there once before for that occasion. I can’t remember it being overly fantastic, but it was busy – about 10,000 people were there – and there was live radio being broadcasted and good fireworks. The more obvious British places, such as London and Edinburgh, didn’t even feature in the lists.
"Everyone writing for the Telegraph knows that the way to grab eyeballs is with Ryanair and/or sex."