From finance to farmhouse – bread for life
Jan26

From finance to farmhouse – bread for life

Bakery owner Steven Thomas is launching a new concept of charity. He plans to launch a ‘philanthropic bond’, an entirely new form of charity donation that aims to give people bread for life. The idea is that donors make a pledge. This pledge goes towards a target sum of £250,000. If the target is reached the capital generated will sustain bread for life for a number of nominated recipients. “It’s a philanthropic promise,” said Steven,...

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Holocaust memorial day – Solly Irving’s escape from the Nazis
Jan25

Holocaust memorial day – Solly Irving’s escape from the Nazis

Solly Irving was born on 11th August 1930 in Ryki, Poland. At the age of just nine, Hitler ordered the invasion of his country. It was the first military engagement of World War Two that saw some 1.5 million German troops march into Poland. The rounding up and deporting of Jews began soon after. The Sobibór extermination camp would become the destination for so many innocent Jewish families. Almost a quarter of a million people would...

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My year in Westminster
Jan25

My year in Westminster

In May this year, I left the buzzing news room of the Moorlander in Chagford to start on a new journey in the heart of London: Westminster. As a history graduate, politics-lover and journalist, I felt compelled to go where the action is and had applied to work for a number of MPs (in a non-party position, I hasten to add!) My first day could have easily been the opening scenes to a British cinema film. I completely underestimated how...

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Chagstock Music Festival, bring on the summer
Jan25

Chagstock Music Festival, bring on the summer

Simon Ford, the organiser of the Chagstock Music Festival, has announced the Friday night headline act as From The Jam which is fronted by the original Jam Bass player Bruce Foxton. From the Jam will be playing punk mod sounds on the main stage on Friday 19th July. Chagstock Music Festival is known for its stunning location on a 70 acre site on Dartmoor at Whiddon Down and its diverse line up. Other acts at this year’s festival...

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SPEEDBOAT KIILLER TURNS HIMSELF IN
Jan24

SPEEDBOAT KIILLER TURNS HIMSELF IN

Jack Shepherd from Dartmoor turned himself in to the police in Tbilisi, Georgia, a former Soviet Union republic, on Wednesday after being on the run since last March. Shephard who was due to stand trial at the Old Bailey was sentenced in his absence to six years for the manslaughter of Charlotte Brown who he was trying to impress, the speedboat crashed on the River Thames in December 2015. While on bail Shepherd glassed a barman in...

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