Death of a‘Beautiful Angel’
Jun27

Death of a‘Beautiful Angel’

Hannah was 15 years old. Police and paramedics were called a disused viaduct in Tavistock on Saturday afternoon where they found Hannah and a 14 year old boy. Police officers think the pair had an adverse reaction to the unknown substance which police found at the scene. Hannah was pronounced dead shortly after reaching hospital; Hannah and the boy were airlifted to Derriford Hospital where he is now in a stable condition. College...

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“One day you’re Mr Fender, the next day you’re nobody”
Jun27

“One day you’re Mr Fender, the next day you’re nobody”

On a little street in a Dartmoor town, you’ll find the husband and wife team of Martin and Colette Brady running a quaint little shop selling some of the most charming and enticing gifts and crafts around. As you walk in, you might be lucky enough to find Martin in the corner of the shop making some of his own leather-based items to sell. He makes them with such talent and skill, you might have thought he had done it his whole life....

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Objections to Whiddon Down farm shop plans
Jun27

Objections to Whiddon Down farm shop plans

Plans for a new farm shop development, ancillary café and childrens soft play area on land north of the A30 have been put forward by Vivian Bennett to Drewsteignton Parish Council. Mr Bennett lives in Spreyton and the land in question is on the Hittisleigh road from the junction with the old A30 at Whiddon Down. Over fifty members of the public attended the public meeting recently with no one speaking in support of the application. Mr...

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Horsemanship and falconry in harmony
Jun27

Horsemanship and falconry in harmony

Wildlife photographer Hazel Mansell-Greenwood has photographed falconer Martin Whitley with his bird of prey many times but the last set of photographs Hazel took are thought to have captured an incredible display of horsemanship and falconry with Barny, a Peregrine falcon, flying under three former racehorse’s legs. “Finally after the sixth time I dived to the floor and started shooting,” said Hazel. “Martin was dangling the lure...

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PASTURES NEW FOR DARTMOOR HILL FARMERS
Jun27

PASTURES NEW FOR DARTMOOR HILL FARMERS

PICTURE ESSAY BY NICKY WOODS Whichever side of the Brexit debate you sit on it will mean an unpredictable future for farms and farmers who will see a dramatic change. Nicky Wood who has just finished a photography course at Exeter College has been doing a photographic project documenting the day to day lives of lamb and beef farmers on Dartmoor, capturing Dartmoor hill farming during this time of uncertainty. While these hardy farmers...

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