Dunkirk. Sicily. Salerno. Anzio. Fréjus. One man’s incredible war at sea
May16

Dunkirk. Sicily. Salerno. Anzio. Fréjus. One man’s incredible war at sea

The TM2 Interview with Captain Tony McCrum RN Sitting drinking coffee in a quintessentially English home, tucked away in a secluded cul-de-sac surrounded by the rolling hills of Dartmoor, you couldn’t be further away from the decks of HMS Skipjack during the Dunkirk evacuation or the beaches of Salerno during the invasion of Italy. But these are the events that punctuated one man’s remarkable 34-year career in the British Navy....

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Men urged to focus on their mental health
May16

Men urged to focus on their mental health

Men across Dartmoor are being urged to think about their mental health as the South West sees the highest suicide rate in England. Many in the region are employed on zero hours contracts and in lowly paid jobs; the change to Universal Credits replacing six other benefits has added to families’ financial strains and anxiety. Another factor is our rural location and the fact that farmers may be as much as three times more likely than...

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GPs are to stop prescribing a number of common medicines
May16

GPs are to stop prescribing a number of common medicines

GPs are to stop prescribing a range of common drugs within weeks in a bid to save the NHS money. The medications are routinely prescribed for 35 conditions but will no longer be available free on prescription from your local pharmacist. But people are being advised they will be able to buy the drugs over the counter and while those who get free prescriptions will now have to pay – those who pay for prescriptions could save...

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Two Hills Race…. A Potted History
May16

Two Hills Race…. A Potted History

By Chris Webber The race came about from a suggestion by Mary Morton to the chairman of Chagford Lions Club that, as part of the 1977 Queen’s Silver Jubilee celebrations, a race should be held which included running up and down Meldon and Nattadon hills. This was agreed and the inaugural “Two Hills Race”- a distance of just over three miles was planned for Tuesday 7th June 1977; the race to start from the Jubilee Field...

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Dartmoor ponies show the way at Ten Tors Jubilee Challenge
May16

Dartmoor ponies show the way at Ten Tors Jubilee Challenge

Dartmoor ponies George and Smartie led the way at the start of the Ten Tors Jubilee Challenge from Okehampton Army Camp last weekend. Young people with a range of disabilities, all walking with guides and carers, or being pushed/driving themselves in wheelchairs, took part in what is one of the biggest outdoors adventure events for young people of all abilities in Britain today. The ponies were the stars of the Dartmoor Pony Heritage...

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