Moor Than Tors – Dartmoor
Dec05

Moor Than Tors – Dartmoor

Photographs by Richard Fox A double season photographic exhibition celebrating the national park. I have been an obsessive-compulsive landscape photographer since 2012. Living on the very edge of Dartmoor has meant that I have spent most my spare time, when not at work as a vet, or trail running, scouting the park for new locations or compositions. Dartmoor is very much a working landscape with much of it devoted to, or relying on...

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Very hip and very retro
Dec04

Very hip and very retro

It’s the kind of place you would find in Shoreditch or Hoxton in London or Greenwich Village in New York; very cool and hip and something really different down here on Dartmoor. Siobhan Hayles and her husband Mat have opened a very retro lifestyle shop, café, and soon to be licenced restaurant called Rust and the Wolf. The former car body spray shop and kitchen making workshop in Ashburton has been transformed into an Americana retail...

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Police dog Bowser looking for a new home
Dec03

Police dog Bowser looking for a new home

PD Bowser, age seven, is retiring at the end of the year. After many years of loyal service Bowser has a tail or two to tell. The police dog has served with Firearms officers, maintained public order and has even tracked high-risk missing people. “Ideally we would like to re-home him in Devon”, said Alison Cruwys of Devon and Cornwall Police. “We always visit the house to make sure its suitable so keeping him in Devon would be ideal....

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Exeter Athletic inflict first defeat on North Tawton
Dec02

Exeter Athletic inflict first defeat on North Tawton

This was the clash of the top two – North Tawton, the league leaders and Exeter Athletic sitting in second place with a game in hand, so there was a lot to play for. The Exeter team arrived looking very confident. It was a pretty even first 10 minutes. An early penalty to North Tawton got the score board moving with a successful kick made by James Bowden. More than ever the extra weight of the opposing pack gave the North Tawton...

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Proposed Development at Whiddon Down
Dec01

Proposed Development at Whiddon Down

There is a new proposed development on land next to the roundabout at Whiddon Down. In a recent presentation to Drewsteignton Parish Council, James Gibbs from estate agents Jackson Stops, who specialises in Land and New Homes and who are acting for Thompsons Transport of Moretonhampstead, said that at the moment this was just a proposal and a full planning procedure will have to be gone through. The parish councillors have asked the...

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