Chagstock – The people’s favourites return
Jul26

Chagstock – The people’s favourites return

‘An annual party that evolved into a festival’ – it’s the kind of thing you hear after a teenager’s house party gets advertised on social media and a riot ensues, which incidentally, isn’t that far from the truth. To say that the weather forecast was looking unfortunate is an understatement. A weekend on the calendar that was cushioned on both sides by clear blue skies, rudely adopting the thunderstorm symbol for both days. That being...

Read More
Tavistock welcomes Royal couple
Jul26

Tavistock welcomes Royal couple

People turned out in the hundreds in the centre of Tavistock to welcome Prince Charles and Camilla the Duchess of Cornwall to the town, Prince Charles’ first visit in twelve years. The Royal couple were in Tavistock to attend the towns community food and crafts fair and to see the restoration of the Butchers’ Hall. The Royal couple were a little late arriving as the bridge at Gunnislake over the River Tamer was blocked by a lorry, but...

Read More
Lewis & Flora: The Dartmoor Shepherds
Jul26

Lewis & Flora: The Dartmoor Shepherds

When I was told that, for this edition of TM2, we would be interviewing two 24-year-olds, I was a bit dubious. While I have no doubt there are plenty of people in their 20s with interesting stories to tell, I still couldn’t help but wonder if, at that age, there would be enough to justify a 2000-word life interview. Lewis and Flora couldn’t have proved me more wrong. My doubts were dashed within a minute of beginning our conversation....

Read More
11million people but no extra  police funding
Jul26

11million people but no extra police funding

During the summer months, the population of Devon will swell by 1.4million, taking the population of the county to over 11million people during the height of the holidays. There are more tourists in recent years as more people choose to partake in a “staycation” in the UK rather than going abroad. Extra people undoubtedly lead to a greater need for the emergency services. Road accidents, 999 calls and arrests rise sharply during the...

Read More
Cuckooing on Dartmoor
Jul21

Cuckooing on Dartmoor

By wildlife photographer John Deakins I have been a wildlife photographer for about 20 years. I’m also a very experienced moor walker having walked the moors every other weekend for the past 35 years. My father introduced me to Dartmoor letterboxing which is my other passion. I have had photos published by Devon Wildlife, Exeter Echo, BBC, Springwatch, Dartmoor news One magazine and many more. Cuckoos have always been a favourite of...

Read More