Sumptuous new book by Bovey Tracey artist Rosie Sanders
Sep22

Sumptuous new book by Bovey Tracey artist Rosie Sanders

Award-winning and hugely popular local artist Rosie Sanders is bringing out a sumptuous new book this month, titled ‘Rosie Sanders’ Roses: A celebration in botanical art’, which showcases the beauty of the rose in Rosie’s characteristically vivid and resplendent style. Published by Batsford, Rosie Sanders’ Roses contains 44 watercolour portraits of roses with additional drawings and watercolour sketches made on site. Rosie often...

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Dog Owners Beware Traps
Sep21

Dog Owners Beware Traps

Dog owners in the Chagford area are warned that a dog was seriously injured recently while on a walk with its owner on Nattadon Hill just outside the town. Nattadon is populated with many rabbits. The dog wandered into ferns then started howling and reappeared with blood pouring from its almost severed tail. The dog, named Nessa, was rushed home by her owner Graham Stoodley who immediately called a mobile vet service because of the...

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Delights at  Ashburton Food Festival
Sep20

Delights at Ashburton Food Festival

The town of Ashburton was bathed in sunshine for the ninth annual Ashburton Food and Drink Festival. Thousands of people went from stall to stall looking, tasting and smelling some of the delights available, from Thai to World Food, pizza to brownies, beer to gin and vodka, cakes to ice cream. A number of streets were closed off so people could wander around safely and music was played throughout the day in different parts of the...

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Glorious day at Widecombe Fair for Uncle Tom Cobbley and all
Sep20

Glorious day at Widecombe Fair for Uncle Tom Cobbley and all

It was a glorious day at Widecombe Fair as thousands of people and their dogs attended this famous event in the heart of Dartmoor. It wasn’t too muddy either considering that the previous day it rained heavily all day. Tom Cobley and his old grey mare paraded through the village and the showground and at one point roped in Johnny Rutherford of BBC Spotlight. Judging of the sheep and cattle got underway early in the day, then followed...

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Guy Singh-Watson:  “Some farmers were sceptical but I really didn’t care”
Sep20

Guy Singh-Watson: “Some farmers were sceptical but I really didn’t care”

Guy Singh-Watson is the founder of Riverford Organic. A straight-talking eco-warrior who’s reinvented the vegetable box, with bags of entrepreneurial spirit. A successful businessman who has stayed true to his roots. Today, Buckfastleigh-based Riverford Organic has over 650 employees, packing and shipping around 50,000 boxes of Devon veggies every week, resulting in a dizzying £60m turnover. The business had humble beginnings though....

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