Biggest drug-users in the country are in the South West
Aug22

Biggest drug-users in the country are in the South West

Figures have revealed that one in nine adults in the South West has confessed to taking drugs, making it one of the worst places in the country for illegal substances. New figures show that 11.1 per cent of people admitted taking drugs in the region in 2017/2018, much higher than the national average of nine per cent. Home Office statistics suggest usage rose from 9.5 per cent of adults in the South West in the preceding year....

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Concerns over potential police service merger
Aug22

Concerns over potential police service merger

The Chief Constable and the Police and Crime Commissioner of the Devon and Cornwall Police Service have both raised concerns over the potential merger of Devon and Cornwall with Dorset. Earlier this year a plan was put forward to merge the Devon and Cornwall Police with the neighbouring constabulary Dorset, by 2020. This would cover as far afield as Bournemouth and the Isles of Scilly, as well as across Devon and Cornwall....

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How one community pulled together
Aug22

How one community pulled together

When personal tragedy strikes, and it can at any time, you need people to help you. In the early hours of the 12th of June tragedy struck Zelda and Brian Lambert. Zelda woke around 5.30am to the sound of popping; it very soon became clear that the popping was the slates on the barn as fire took hold. The fire started in a long barn next door and had spread into the roof of their cottage. Zelda woke Brian, who was fast asleep. They...

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Chagford Show continues to prove why it’s the best
Aug22

Chagford Show continues to prove why it’s the best

Nestled on the banks of the River Teign, and overlooked by the impressive National Trust property Castle Drogo, surely there are few places better sited for a country event than Dogmarsh Field on Dartmoor. This is what was awaiting those who visited the 118th Chagford Agricultural and Horticultural Show on Thursday 16th August. Waking up on that morning and hearing the steady, heavy patter of rain on the window, you would be forgiven...

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New Krays film tells the story of Frank Mitchell’s escape from Dartmoor Prison
Aug22

New Krays film tells the story of Frank Mitchell’s escape from Dartmoor Prison

  A new film about the notorious Krays inspired by true events tells the shocking story of Mad Axeman Frank Mitchell’s escape from HMP Dartmoor and his subsequent murder. The gritty 80-minute movie about the East End’s most notorious gangsters Reggie and Ronnie Kray uncovers details about how they organised Mitchell’s escape from high security Dartmoor prison in 1966. The hard-hitting flick The Krays: Dead Man Walking features BBC...

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