Five South West farming deaths in just 12 months
Nov18

Five South West farming deaths in just 12 months

An agricultural expert is urging farmers to be extra vigilant after five people were killed on farms across the South West in just 12 months. Figures released by the Health and Safety Executive show that 33 people across Britain were killed in agriculture in 2017/18 – three more than the previous year. These findings have further fuelled agriculture’s risky reputation for industry safety, with it reporting the highest fatal injury...

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Meet nine-year-old ‘DJ Jessie Lou’ now taking bookings
Nov17

Meet nine-year-old ‘DJ Jessie Lou’ now taking bookings

A nine-year-old DJ from Hatherleigh is now taking bookings after performing at a number of events in the town. Playing sets lasting between two and three hours, Jessica Lewis, or, DJ Jessie Lou as she likes to be known, has been spinning the decks for under a year after receiving the equipment as a Christmas present. After playing a full set at the Hatherleigh Festival UV disco, Jessica has now been invited to play at next year’s...

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‘A HUNDRED YEARS ON – DARTMOOR AND DEVON REMEMBERS’
Nov16

‘A HUNDRED YEARS ON – DARTMOOR AND DEVON REMEMBERS’

This Remembrance Day marked the centenary of the end of the First World War. It is difficult to comprehend the number of lives lost – an estimated 16.5 million military and civilian deaths. In this country, every city, every town, and nearly every village lost someone in that war. Across Devon, thousands left and never returned to see our rolling green hills again. This is the sacrifice that people turned out to honour en masse this...

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MPs told Devon and Cornwall Police is on a cliff edge
Nov16

MPs told Devon and Cornwall Police is on a cliff edge

A police force is ‘on a cliff edge’ due to fewer officers and an increase in demand, a letter by a police federation claims. Devon and Cornwall Police Federation has written to all MPs in the two counties and says ‘administrative burdens’ are also to blame. The force has urged the government for more funding to ‘protect communities.’ The Home Office said it recognised demand had changed and more money was being spent. The...

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Students are treated like ‘another species’
Nov09

Students are treated like ‘another species’

Students in Exeter are treated by councillors “like they are another species”, according to the leader of the city’s council. Councillor Pete Edwards was speaking at a meeting where plans for a huge student flats development were approved for the University of Exeter’s Streatham Campus. He raised concerns about the treatment of students after Councillor Percy Prowse said he was worried about the number of them...

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