Ann Widdecombe  wins South West seat
May31

Ann Widdecombe wins South West seat

Dartmoor’s Ann Widdecombe won one of three seats for the Brexit Party in the South West of England. The former MP said the result reaffirms the 2016 referendum and warned that if there was a general election the main parties would face “carnage”. The Liberal Democrats took two seats, with the Green Party taking one. Martin Horwood and Caroline Voaden took the two Lib Dem seats, with Molly Scott Cato retaining a seat for...

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Ashburton goes Totally Locally
May31

Ashburton goes Totally Locally

The ancient Dartmoor town of Ashburton is the latest to join the UK’s growing list of ‘Totally Locally’ towns. Totally Locally is a grassroots national campaign with the mission to “Live Totally Shop Locally”. In these challenging and uncertain times for retailers, it has never been more important to support the businesses on your local high street. By showcasing the wonderful variety of local shops and their products, Totally Locally...

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CAN YOU FIND A STAG BEETLE?
May31

CAN YOU FIND A STAG BEETLE?

There were only three sightings of Stag Beetles in Devon and none in Cornwall last year according to the people Trust for Endangered Species. Nature lovers are being asked to watch out for Britain’s largest beetle which is a rarity in the South West. The trust, which has been monitoring beetle numbers for the last twenty years, is asking people in the South West to take part in the ‘Great Stag Hunt’. The best time to see these elusive...

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Alice wins Gold at  Chelsea Flower Show
May31

Alice wins Gold at Chelsea Flower Show

Chagford florist Alice Herrington has won a gold medal at the RHS Chelsea Flower Show winning the Young Florist of the Year. Alice, who runs Amy’s Flowers on the High Street in Chagford, won her gold medal for her design on the theme of the 200-year anniversary of the birth of Queen Victoria in 1819. Alice said: “For the first time the four judges decided to award four gold medals as they felt the standard of the entries was so high....

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One million wiped from the face of the earth
May25

One million wiped from the face of the earth

Chasing on the heels of the IPCC report that we have a mere 12 years left to turn back the clock on climate change, there is now a new report that again beats the drum in world leader’s ears that the time for action is now. The UN committee the Intergovernmental Science-Policy Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services (IPBES) met to disclose the findings of 145 experts from 50 countries, and the results were dire news for the...

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