Hallowe’en
Oct28

Hallowe’en

©William Murphy – MACNAS HALLOWEEN PARADE IN DUBLIN A few days ago, I stopped off at a large and well known supermarket to buy a birthday card, only to find that my choices were more restricted than usual as most of the birthday section had been removed to make way for Christmas cards. This can only mean one thing – Hallowe’en is coming! Hallowe’en occurs at what feels like the end of the year, or for some people the beginning...

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Plans for all new Proper Job
Oct27

Plans for all new Proper Job

For 20 years Proper Job Resource Centre on the outskirts of Chagford has operated in temporary buildings and shipping containers. On Monday, 21st October, new plans for a state of the art new resource centre will be unveiled and displayed at the Jubilee Hall in the town, with comments from the public and townspeople sought on the proposed plans before an application is made to Dartmoor National Park Authority planning department....

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Plans for Premier Inn deferred due to ecological concerns
Oct26

Plans for Premier Inn deferred due to ecological concerns

Plans for the 80 bedroom Premier Inn at Ashburton have been deferred following concerns over the ecological impact of a hotel at the site. Having met on Friday, 4th October, the Dartmoor National Park Authority Development Management Committee were recommended to refuse the plans, but prior to the discussion Philip Sanders, chairman of the committee, shared that it would instead be deferred until a later date. The delay comes as...

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Charlotte Faulkner – campaigner for ponies on Dartmoor
Oct24

Charlotte Faulkner – campaigner for ponies on Dartmoor

Treasuring fond memories of family life on a farm in Sussex, Charlotte Faulkner is no stranger to rural communities and the animals that shape them. Now a pioneering force in securing the future of the Dartmoor Pony, she recalls how it was her “incredible” first Hill Pony Collie who has played a significant role in both her childhood and now her life’s work. “My mum was found riding the cows on the farm when she was 14, and her dad...

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‘HMS Cornwood’ is installed at local school
Oct24

‘HMS Cornwood’ is installed at local school

Pupils at Cornwood School have been celebrating the instalment of a new outdoor learning area this month, thanks to kind pledges from supporters across the local area. Having raised a spectacular £22,000 to reinvent the outside space, work began at Cornwood School over the summer holidays, with local businesses and “parent power” coming together to complete the project in time for winter. The funds raised were a result of many events...

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