Dartmoor A New Exhibition
Dec29

Dartmoor A New Exhibition

A new exhibition ‘Dartmoor a Wild and Wondrous Region’ a portrait of Dartmoor Art, 1750 – 1920 has just opened at Royal Albert Memorial Museum in Exeter, and runs until 1st April. The exhibition is the largest of its kind for a generation and includes painting, watercolours, photographs and postcards from institutions and collection from across the land. The Wild and Wondrous exhibition in the footsteps of the Victorian is one of the...

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Work begins on resurrecting pub
Dec29

Work begins on resurrecting pub

Historic Plume of Feathers to reopen Work has begun at The Plume of Feathers pub in the centre of Okehampton.  Builders have made a start by taking down the steel sheeting that has covered the windows for the last decade. The planned reopening is due to take place on Saturday the 27th January, with food to be served by the end of February.  The historic pub which dates back to medieval times has been boarded up and shuttered for the...

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Devon police officers could get guns
Dec29

Devon police officers could get guns

Three police forces are considering plans to give guns to some uniformed bobbies on the beat in order to respond more quickly to a crisis situation, such as a terrorist attack.  The forces concerned are predominantly rural and senior officers believe that their geography could mean that the current system of specialist firearms officers could lead to delays in getting them to the scene.  One option under consideration is for some...

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TOWN FALLS SILENT
Dec29

TOWN FALLS SILENT

Christmas is a time when families come together, but it shouldn’t be like this. Last Wednesday a few days before Christmas the small Dartmoor town of Chagford fell quiet for the funeral of Aaron Reilly a young man from the town who died in Hospital after a night at a Plymouth nightclub after taking MDMA. His hearse arrived at St Michael the Archangel Church just before 11.30 that morning with the family and Aaron’s young friends and...

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Fox hunting vote under threat
Dec29

Fox hunting vote under threat

The Prime Minister Theresa May has been warned that she faces a backlash from rural communities such as Dartmoor if she scraps her pledge to give a free vote to MPs on overturning the hunting ban to woo urban voters. This comes as the traditional Boxing Day hunts across Dartmoor and the South West took place. The Sunday Times has reported that Mrs May was preparing to drop the commitment in a speech in the New Year. During the...

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