Aiming towards a net-zero Devon
Dec16

Aiming towards a net-zero Devon

By Peter Embling The Devon Youth Parliament drew together a Devon Youth Climate Forum of climate experts, plus over a hundred of Devon’s students, to discuss how best to reduce carbon emissions in the county. It was all part of contributing to the goals of the Devon Carbon Plan, ‘a Net-Zero Task Force … which will use its specialist knowledge and experience to produce an evidence-led Devon Carbon Plan. This will consider the earliest,...

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Charities help those without a home at Christmas
Dec15

Charities help those without a home at Christmas

PHOTO COURTESY WWW.BANKSY.CO.UK As family and friends gather around their Christmas dinners this year, others will turn to charities such as Shekinah Mission and St Petrock’s, not just for help, but company, warmth and a hot meal. Homelessness is rising in our streets and this Christmas many will sleep rough, out in the cold. Thankfully, organisations are on hand to offer warm food, supplies and advice, but not without the help of...

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A Christmas message from…
Dec14

A Christmas message from…

Reverend Paul Seaton-Burn – Rector of the Whiddon Parishes I met him the other day along New Street; I’d know those eyes anywhere. I saw him again, fetching the ball when it almost landed on top of the Pavilion at Zeal (kicking it back to those lads on the Rec with a nifty move, he’s surprisingly quick). Someone saw him trying to hitch a ride along the Venton Straight; the cars and the coaches and the Thompsons lorries kept...

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“They tell me that I have starred in more productions   at the Theatre Royal than any other performer”
Dec13

“They tell me that I have starred in more productions at the Theatre Royal than any other performer”

By Laura Joint – Plymouth Theatre Royal In a career spanning three decades, Brian Conley has appeared in award-winning West End musicals and television sitcoms, presented his own chat shows, recorded three albums and completed numerous sell-out tours of the UK. He has presented the Royal Variety Performance on eight occasions and was a contestant on the 15th series of BBC 1’s Strictly Come Dancing in 2017, partnered by...

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Late night shopping across the moor
Dec13

Late night shopping across the moor

Photograph Copyright – Lucy Fisher A bustling Okehampton enjoys Edwardian Evening The shops were packed and the weather was kind, as several hundred folk descended on Okehampton for the now traditional Edwardian Evening and Christmas lights ‘switch-on’ on the first Thursday in December. The opening of the popular annual event was heralded by the ringing of Okehampton’s historic curfew bell which also signalled the ‘switching on’...

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