Entries double at South Zeal car rally
Apr20

Entries double at South Zeal car rally

The number of cars that entered the South Zeal Classic car rally this year was nearly double from last year. This year’s show saw old classics and futuristic cars such as the Volkswagen XL1. Organised by Simon and Lyn Powell who run the Oxenham Arms in the centre of the village, the show brought hundreds of visitors to see the sixty or so cars on show. The money raised will be going to St Mary’s Church in South Zeal and to South...

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The Big picture – Stunning
Apr19

The Big picture – Stunning

Photograph by Myles Pinkney I am a 20-year-old history student with a passion for landscape photography. Capturing sunrise and cloud inversions takes a lot of commitment, especially summer mornings when the sun rises at 5am. Winter mornings pose the threat of severe wind-chill on the high tors. Anticipating weather patterns and pursuing red sunsets is a constant struggle, therefore I am a firm believer that the art of photography...

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“…And the next thing I knew all  hell broke out” – Eric Gelder
Apr19

“…And the next thing I knew all hell broke out” – Eric Gelder

Almost exactly 75 years ago, on the 6th June 1944, the liberation of Europe from the Nazis began. It is hard to conceive the epic scope of this decisive battle that foreshadowed the end of Hitler’s dream of German domination. Operation Overlord was the largest air, land and sea operation undertaken before or since June 6th, 1944. The landing included over 5,000 ships, 11,000 airplanes and over 150,000 servicemen. Despite suffering...

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Firefighters set  become crime fighters
Apr19

Firefighters set become crime fighters

Firefighters across Devon are being trained by police in order to boost the number of officers in rural areas. Firefighters from Devon and Somerset have been trained for two months to take on the roles of community responders with Devon and Cornwall Police. The seven that have been trained so far can now arrest suspects, but must prioritise fighting fires when needed. Police and fire unions have criticised the scheme as a ploy to...

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The Moorlander nominated for newspaper ‘Oscars’
Apr19

The Moorlander nominated for newspaper ‘Oscars’

The Moorlander has been nominated for the Society of Editors Campaign of the Year and has also been nominated for Columnist of the Year in the Regional Press Awards, the ‘Oscars’ of the newspaper world. A stream of good wishes has been flooding into The Moorlander offices this week. The Moorlander columnist the Rev Maggy Whitehouse has been nominated for Columnist of the Year for her once a month quirky sideways look at life column...

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