‘…it went off right under my helmet!’
May30

‘…it went off right under my helmet!’

One of the first soldiers to witness the horrors of Belsen concentration camp On June 6, it’ll be 74 years since Allied troops began one of the most audacious and daring operations of the Second World War: the invasion of France. In this edition of The Big Interview, we meet Légion d’honneur recipient John Gardiner – a veteran of D-Day, the Battle of the Ardennes and one of the first soldiers to step foot inside Bergen-Belsen...

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40 Mile Diversion for Road Closure
May30

40 Mile Diversion for Road Closure

A road on Dartmoor is due to be closed for 10 days for repairs, with a diversion of up to 40 miles in place for traffic. At the moment, there are temporary traffic lights in place at Great Tree Park on the A382 near Chagford due to a collapsed culvert (a structure allowing water to flow under the road). The temporary traffics light have been in place for a number of months while repairs have been taking place, but the contractor has...

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WOMAN FACES CHARGES TO CLEAR UP FLYTIPPER’S MESS
May30

WOMAN FACES CHARGES TO CLEAR UP FLYTIPPER’S MESS

An elderly lady living on the edge of Dartmoor is facing potential charges for failure to clear away waste from her land. In May 2017 she generously allowed a man to use her barn to ‘sort house clearance’. From May to November 2017 this man systematically dumped toxic waste, asbestos, used nappies, plastic, rubble, rubber – many hundreds of tons of mixed waste – all illegally dumped in and around the borrowed barn. On the...

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Return of The Summer Rail Service from Okehampton to Exeter
May30

Return of The Summer Rail Service from Okehampton to Exeter

The Sunday rail service from Okehampton to Exeter started recently. Last Sunday was a lovely sunny morning and I had not got much to do, so took myself off to Okehampton Station to catch the first train of the summer season to Exeter. I was greeted by array of beautiful MG motorcars from the Devon and Cornwall MG Owners Clubs out on their Atlantic Coast Rally. The platform at Okehampton Station was buzzing with people; Janet Carpenter...

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Mans mark on the moors

Selection of work by Plymouth University students Daniel Whiteley and David Eames Plymouth College of Art’s annual Degree Shows are soon to take place and will include work from students graduating from their BA (Hons) Photography course. This programme focuses on a blend of creative and critical practice, examining and encouraging the many types of photographic image-making that emerge from photography as contemporary art. Here we...

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