• A swashbuckling team of people from Devon - including some who donned Jack Sparrow fancy dress - have managed to smash a Guinness World Record thanks to a pirate-themed event that took place over the bank holiday.

    More than 1,700 men, women and children gathered in Brixham to try and take the title of the biggest ever gathering of pirates, which was previously held by Portland in the US.

    And thanks to an array of eye patches, wooden legs and parrots, they beat the record by almost 250.

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  • Isle of Wight-based music event Bestival is encouraging its attendees to spend the weekend in fantasy fancy dress costumes.

    According to the Times newspaper, the Rob da Bank-curated music festival was one of the first to place an emphasis on fancy dress.

    As a result, fancy dress costumers are a common sight at music festivals up and down the country.

    However, it is not just the chance to wear fancy dress costumes all weekend which is appealing for people heading to Bestival.

    The newspaper said: "The music is as loud and imaginative as View Post