All Whites finally put one over Weston
Dec29

All Whites finally put one over Weston

Newton Abbot “All Whites” arrested a run of defeats with a no frills win at Weston-super-Mare. When the two sides met back in September at Rackerhayes the promoted Somerset outfit were beaten 54-5 and although Newton have had a generally settled side since, last Saturday’s team sheet showed eleven different personnel compared to the first encounter. Victory at Weston was based around a solid defence and a strong pack performance with...

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Devon police officers could get guns
Dec29

Devon police officers could get guns

Three police forces are considering plans to give guns to some uniformed bobbies on the beat in order to respond more quickly to a crisis situation, such as a terrorist attack.  The forces concerned are predominantly rural and senior officers believe that their geography could mean that the current system of specialist firearms officers could lead to delays in getting them to the scene.  One option under consideration is for some...

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Fox hunting vote under threat
Dec29

Fox hunting vote under threat

The Prime Minister Theresa May has been warned that she faces a backlash from rural communities such as Dartmoor if she scraps her pledge to give a free vote to MPs on overturning the hunting ban to woo urban voters. This comes as the traditional Boxing Day hunts across Dartmoor and the South West took place. The Sunday Times has reported that Mrs May was preparing to drop the commitment in a speech in the New Year. During the...

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MDMA is killing our kids
Dec14

MDMA is killing our kids

Joshua Brock, of Okehampton, and Aaron Reilly, from Chagford, died in the early hours of Saturday morning after collapsing at Pryzm nightclub in Barbican Leisure Park, Plymouth. An 18-year-old man who was arrested in connection to this incident has been released under investigation, pending further enquiries. Detective Inspector Julie Scoles said yesterday: “It is currently believed that the two men who died were part of a larger...

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Has Devon got a drug problem?
Dec14

Has Devon got a drug problem?

70% Rise in drug use in Devon & Cornwall Drug busts have soared by nearly 70% in Devon and Cornwall in the space of only 12 months, shocking new figures have revealed. Officers in the two counties recorded 4,360 drug seizures in 2016/17, a 69% rise on the previous year, with cocaine, crack and Ecstasy driving the upward trend. To put this figure into context, drugs busts dropped by 7% across England and Wales as a whole in the...

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