Help Dartmoor Zoo name its new marmosets
Aug25

Help Dartmoor Zoo name its new marmosets

Dartmoor Zoo has welcomed two happy and healthy baby marmosets to its community. The zoo is now calling on members of the public to help name the new born marmoset twins. Dartmoor Zoo’s curator, Tom Lowry, commented: “We are thrilled with the arrival of two healthy Common Marmosets. The species is intelligent, inquisitive and playful – and their offspring are irresistible! We’re already seeing their personalities develop and we know...

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Another Moreton Food Festival success
Aug24

Another Moreton Food Festival success

The Moretonhampstead Food Festival returned this year as part of carnival week in the town. The food festival has added another dimension to the fun week. Court Street, in the town, was closed to allow the crowds who came out for the festival to wander up and down the street and take in sights, smells and tastes of some wonderful foods from here in Devon but also from around the world. At the top of Court Street the festival spilled...

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Electric cars the pit falls
Aug23

Electric cars the pit falls

Here on Dartmoor we are lucky if we can find a petrol station. But, if you drive an electric car, you really will be struggling. In fact, it might be quicker to take the bus. The first issue is that there are different types of plug depending on the car you own. There are five different types for different vehicles. In a recent account, Geoff Hands from Christchurch left home in his new £29,050 Hyundai Ioniq pure-electric car. While...

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Britain loses W.H.O measles free status
Aug23

Britain loses W.H.O measles free status

Britain has lost its World Health Organization (WHO) status as a ‘measles free’ country with 231 confirmed cases during the first quarter of 2019. Prime Minister Boris Johnson, on a visit to the West Country this week, called on health leaders to renew their efforts to ensure that 95% of the British people are vaccinated and regain the WHO status. Britain’s ‘Herd immunity’ has dropped below 95%; this is a particular worry in Devon...

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The man who started the Second World War
Aug23

The man who started the Second World War

Mandatory Credit: Photo by Stuart Clarke/REX/Shutterstock (999184aa) SS-Sturmbannfuhrer Alfred Naujocks, who was in charge of the attack on Gliwice Radio station Franciszek Honiok, the first victim of World War II, Poland – Aug 2009 By Bob Graham and Stuart ClarkeThis week marks the 80th anniversary of the start of the Second World War. The war was started by SS-Strumbannfuhrer Alfred Naujocks who led a raiding party dressed as...

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