Acoustic night raising funds for South West Equine Protection
Apr18

Acoustic night raising funds for South West Equine Protection

South West Equine Protection are holding what will be a wonderful evening of acoustic music to raise funds for the charity, which was formed 20 years ago to help horses and ponies in Devon and Cornwall and is especially dear to pony-loving Dartmoor dwellers. The evening will feature three acts: Ponypony, Eliza Acty and Charlie Harris, all offering a fantastic array of quality folk music. Original acoustic duo Ponypony comprises of...

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THE FIFTIETH EDITION OF THE MOORLANDER
Apr18

THE FIFTIETH EDITION OF THE MOORLANDER

Eric Partridge – Publisher We are delighted to declare May 4th a public holiday… well, a day for celebration at least, as The Moorlander publishes its FIFTIETH edition! To celebrate we are giving Dartmoor’s favourite fortnightly newspaper a well-earned facelift. The pagination will increase from 32 to 40 pages with the introduction of a NEW 16 page Lifestyle section entitled TM2. The supplement will include major interviews with...

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GOLD MINIATURE STOLEN
Apr18

GOLD MINIATURE STOLEN

A valuable gold and enamel miniature picture has been stolen from the Devon Guild of Craftsmen in Bovey Tracey after a locked display case was prised open in broad daylight. A police CID spokesman said: “the piece is 18 carat gold and measures 128mm x 78mm and is of high value.” A spokesman for the Guild said: “The exhibition contained a small number of unusually high value items. The thief forced open the top corner of the cabinet...

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Wildcats could be back
Apr18

Wildcats could be back

Could we see wildcats return to Dartmoor? That is the plan of millionaire Ben Goldsmith who funded the reintroduction of beavers to Devon and is ready to fund the return of the wildcats to Britain. Wildcats roamed the country up until the 1700’s but were wiped out as farmers thought they would kill livestock. There is now a small population in Scotland. Ben Goldsmith is an adviser to Environment Secretary Michael Gove and Mr Gove is...

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South Zeal Classic Car & Bike Show at The Oxenham Arms
Apr18

South Zeal Classic Car & Bike Show at The Oxenham Arms

The 3rd South Zeal Classic Car & Bike Show organised by The Oxenham Arms Hotel took place recently, with more vehicle entries than previous years. The passion of the owners shone through on what turned out to be a damp but bright spirited day for all those competing. Organiser Simon Powell, landlord of the Oxenham Arms said, “We added a new class this year to enable owners of cars of more recent manufacture to be entered, namely...

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