West Devon Council invites residents’ views
Jan17

West Devon Council invites residents’ views

Following its inception in May of last year, when a climate change and biodiversity emergency was declared, steps have now been agreed by the Council of Members of West Devon. It aims to be a carbon neutral organisation by 2030. The Council’s ‘Climate Change and Biodiversity Working Group’ has been working through ideas to produce a plan that will enable them to tackle the challenge in the most logical way. They acknowledge that this...

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The Big Picture
Jan17

The Big Picture

A stunning photgraph sent in by Beth Spence of the walk around the river Teign.

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Histories & Mysteries – The Last Battle of The Revenge
Jan15

Histories & Mysteries – The Last Battle of The Revenge

Devon’s own Sir Richard Grenville, (born June 15, 1542—died September, 1591), may not be as well-known as his contemporaries Sir Francis Drake or Sir Walter Raleigh. However, his exploits at sea are no less colourful, daring and interesting. In his early career, he found himself in the midst of the imperial army fighting against the Turks in Hungary (1566–68). Shortly after he was in Ireland, suppressing an uprising in Munster in...

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Bonus point for Ivybridge despite loss
Jan14

Bonus point for Ivybridge despite loss

Ivybridge suffered a frustrating 20-16 loss away at Launceston following the Christmas and New Year break. There was drama when the Ivybridge players drove over the Cornish All Blacks’ try line, but the referee did not see the ball grounded. “A lot of people say it should have been a try,” said Ivybridge coach Gareth Elliott. “We did get over the line but the referee could not see the ball so we went back for a scrum but we were not...

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Possible evidence of early Neolithic farming communities
Jan12

Possible evidence of early Neolithic farming communities

Exploration of Dartmoor’s tor enclosure sites of White Tor and Dewerstone have revealed what might prove to be evidence of the moor’s very early farming communities. Postholes and circular structures have been discovered and charcoal recovered from just below the surface. The charcoal is particularly important as it can be radiocarbon dated and might well show that these sites were occupied by people in the early Neolithic period,...

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