Dartmoor visitor centre to double in size
Feb23

Dartmoor visitor centre to double in size

The Dartmoor National Park visitor centre at Postbridge is to be extended if planning is approved by Dartmoor National Park Authority planners. The single-story extension will have a new front entrance in the centre of the building and the footprint of the building will almost double. The current building has a first-floor exhibition room but this has not been able to be used recently since the stair lift needs repair, but if plans...

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Picasso’s muse ‘Sylvette’ to speak in Moretonhampstead
Feb22

Picasso’s muse ‘Sylvette’ to speak in Moretonhampstead

Lydia Sylvette David met Picasso in 1953, in Valluaris in the south of France, when she was just 19. Picasso produced over 40 paintings of her and she is still known as ‘the girl with the pony tail’. Lydia explains; “Before I actually met Picasso, I had of course heard about him, but not as you may imagine — as a world-famous great painter of all time. No, I was ignorant and in a perpetual dream. ‘I knew him as a local painter who was...

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2018 was busiest year to date for Devon Air Ambulance
Feb22

2018 was busiest year to date for Devon Air Ambulance

Devon Air Ambulance had its busiest year in 2018. They assisted 1,109 people during the year with crews treating almost half of call-outs for people involved in road traffic accidents and other injuries and the remaining call-outs being medical incidents such as heart attacks or people with breathing problems. Helena Holt the COE of Devon Air Ambulance said: “Keeping the service airborne last year cost £7.5 million. Raising this...

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The secret cinema at number 28
Feb22

The secret cinema at number 28

From the outside, 28 Crossley Moor Lane, Kingsteignton, looks like any other post war semi-detached three bedroomed house with parking and a garage. The house is for sale, put on the market by Clare and Matt Tinnyunt after Clare’s father died. But the property held a secret up until last week. Although the garage from the outside looked like a garage, it was in fact a fifteen-seat cinema built by Clare’s father nearly thirty years...

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Failed probation service risking public safety

A shocking report comes to light A damning report into Devon and Cornwall’s probation service has found serious shortcomings that could have put the public at risk. The firm Working-links which ran the service went into administration last week. The company ran three probation service contracts for the government across the West Country. The report was chaired by Dame Glenys Stacey and has highlighted a number of failings with the...

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