Home Park scheme would pump £100m into economy
Sep21

Home Park scheme would pump £100m into economy

The redevelopment of the Home Park site, including a massive refurbishment of Plymouth Argyle’s Mayflower Stand, could also create over 400 new jobs. The first part of the hybrid application would see the redevelopment of Argyle’s Mayflower Stand and the building of an ice arena, with associated car parking, landscaping, public realm and highways access. Part two seeks permission for a mixed use development, including food and...

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Devon point-to-point  meetings are saved
Sep21

Devon point-to-point meetings are saved

The three point-to-point meetings previously run at Black Forest Lodge have been successfully rescheduled following the course’s sudden closure last month, organisers have announced. The popular track, near Exeter, played host to three early-season meetings – the Black Forest Club in November, the Silverton Foxhounds in November and the Mid Devon Hunt in March. But in a shock announcement last month, the fixtures were forced to...

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Is this really the  right move for Rio Ferdinand?
Sep21

Is this really the right move for Rio Ferdinand?

Every man thinks he can write, and every man thinks he can box. The first of those delusions ends up in mangled sentences. The second can put you on the floor. Rio Ferdinand is not quite the dreamer knocking on the door of the boxing gym, begging for a chance. Oh, no. The most telling line in the press release announcing his move from football to prize-fighting was: “When Betfair approached me about the Defender to Contender...

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Andy off to the Invictus Games
Sep21

Andy off to the Invictus Games

Invictus Games cyclist Andrew White from Okehampton flew out to Canada on Wednesday 20 September in readiness for the World Games that starts on the weekend of the 23rd and 24th September. Andrew, representing Great Britain, will compete in two events, on Tuesday a time trial and on the following the day Criterium event. Andrew, a former soldier and Afghan veteran, who was medically discharged from the Army after a severe non-freezing...

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Paw Prints: Caring for your pets in the dark.   Be safe, be seen!
Sep21

Paw Prints: Caring for your pets in the dark. Be safe, be seen!

Now the nights are drawing in, thoughts are turning to how to keep your pet safe. For your dog or cat perhaps a reflective collar is an option. When walking your dog, a high visibility waistcoat, or reflective strips on your own coat to warn drivers that you are there is advisable. You can buy leads and collars that have lights on them. By having a reflective collar or an LED light on them if they should wander off, they are easier to...

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