MOOR OTTERS PROJECT RAISES THOUSANDS FOR DARTMOOR
Oct05

MOOR OTTERS PROJECT RAISES THOUSANDS FOR DARTMOOR

The Moor Otters project to raise money for Dartmoor National Park has been a resounding success with people from all over Europe coming to Dartmoor to seek out the beautifully painted otters. Launched in June, the Moor Otters project positioned 101 otter sculptures in various locations across Dartmoor and surrounding towns. The public arts initiative aims to raise £100,000 in support of Dartmoor National Park. The whole project has...

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Dartmoor the best place to see these astronomical sights
Oct05

Dartmoor the best place to see these astronomical sights

October is set to be a brilliant month for sky watchers on Dartmoor with the blood moon and two meteor showers including one radiating from the ancient constellation Draco. There will also be a chance to view some of the most spectacular planets in our solar system, with opportune viewing conditions. With so much to see this month, we have created this comprehensive guide to everything that will be happening in the skies, to make sure...

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Ancient Dartmoor Stones Microchipped
Oct05

Ancient Dartmoor Stones Microchipped

Over the years ancient stones and crosses have been taken off Dartmoor by thieves, so to combat the plunder of Dartmoor riches the Dartmoor National Park Authority (DNPA) have microchipped many of them. This means if the stones or crosses are stolen from the moor there is a possibility that they can be traced. But it’s not just ancient stones, it is also granite water troughs and mill stones that get stolen and they can be sold for up...

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Maternity unit in Okehampton to remain closed
Oct05

Maternity unit in Okehampton to remain closed

A further blow has been dealt to Okehampton Hospital after the NHS trust in charge announced that its maternity unit will remain closed into the New Year. The Royal Devon and Exeter NHS Foundation Trust has blamed ‘ongoing staff vacancies and long-term sickness absence’ for its decision to extend the closure of the birth centres at Okehampton and Honiton hospitals. A statement from the trust, said: ‘The extension means that women will...

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Recital of classical duets by two internationally acclaimed pianists
Oct05

Recital of classical duets by two internationally acclaimed pianists

Internationally acclaimed pianists Duncan Honeybourne and Madalina Rusu are to perform a recital of classical piano duets in Ashburton. Duncan Honeybourne has established a rich and diverse career as a pianist and music educator. His playing has been commended for its “suave confidence” (International Piano), “terrific intensity and touches of panache” (International Record Review) and “delicate chemistry of touch and arm weight”...

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