SERIOUS THREAT TO YOUR PHARMACY
Oct19

SERIOUS THREAT TO YOUR PHARMACY

A Leeds based company Pharmacy 2U are blitzing the South West with television ads and mail shots encouraging people to use their prescription service. Pharmacy 2U are taking advantage of the fact that Health Centres are able to issue prescriptions in an electronic format. It sounds a great idea but has some serious pitfalls. The Pharmacy 2U operation depends on the Royal Mail, so if you are not at home you may have your prescription...

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Radio show started in local pub
Oct19

Radio show started in local pub

A man from Dartmoor has started up a Britain’s only radio station that is hosted from a local pub. Paul Hillier has set-up Radio Walkham, from the London Inn in Horrabridge, having moved to Dartmoor last year. Paul said: ‘This is my way of giving something back, I moved to Horrabridge in December last year and this community is absolutely fabulous, you will have to kick me out kicking and screaming.’ The radio show went on air for the...

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The Moorlander features in Stateside play!
Oct19

The Moorlander features in Stateside play!

Flowertown Players, a theatre company in Summerville, a town in the American state of South Carolina, is presenting a play set on Dartmoor. ‘Accomplice’, written by Rupert Holmes, is to be staged later this month. Flowertown Players approached The Moorlander in order to acquire an authentic Dartmoor newspaper for the production and we sent them some copies to use on stage. As you can see in the image, the actors in the newspaper scene...

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Pheobe floats her boat
Oct19

Pheobe floats her boat

Local young rower, Phoebe Muir, has achieved her Crowdfunding goal and has been able to purchase a racing sculling boat that is the correct weight and size for her.  After winning the Junior British Rowing Championship Single Scull title in a borrowed boat in July Phoebe, supported by her parents, launched a Crowdfunding appeal to fund a boat to enable her to continue to compete on an equal footing with well resourced clubs. Donors...

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Residents Reject  Council Merger
Oct19

Residents Reject Council Merger

Residents in the South Hams and West Devon districts have rejected the plans for a merger between the two councils. If the merger were to go ahead, it could mean that residents that are currently in the South Hams region could see their council tax rates rise. The idea for the merger came about as an exercise to try and cut the current funding gap of the two councils. South Hams predicts that creating a single council could save up to...

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