11million people but no extra  police funding
Jul26

11million people but no extra police funding

During the summer months, the population of Devon will swell by 1.4million, taking the population of the county to over 11million people during the height of the holidays. There are more tourists in recent years as more people choose to partake in a “staycation” in the UK rather than going abroad. Extra people undoubtedly lead to a greater need for the emergency services. Road accidents, 999 calls and arrests rise sharply during the...

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Do you remember the moon landing 50 years on?
Jul18

Do you remember the moon landing 50 years on?

What represented a giant leap for mankind was undoubtedly a moment to savour for those who watched from Earth as the Apollo 11 mission completed its successful landing on the Moon half a century ago. Eight years on from the announcement in 1963 by President John F. Kennedy, stating his ambition to put a man on the Moon, 500 million people across the planet tuned in via radio and television to witness man’s first steps on the surface...

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Prime Minister hopefuls share views on rural issues
Jul13

Prime Minister hopefuls share views on rural issues

Conservative leadership candidates Jeremy Hunt and Boris Johnson have set out their views on some of the biggest challenges facing rural communities. Both men were asked a series of questions on future rural policy during an interview with the Countryside Alliance. Mr Hunt pledged to “fast track” the delivery of a full fibre broadband network and claimed that rural post offices would be “one of the beneficiaries of my pledge to take...

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Taking on the Forces’ challenge for charity
Jul02

Taking on the Forces’ challenge for charity

Three people from Dartmoor have completed a series of events for The Special Forces Experience, raising money for charities in the process. Steve Lilley, Andy Perkin from Bere Alston and Tavistock respectively, and Steve’s partner Annie Waldron have been putting themselves through a series of gruelling events which are run by ex-special forces staff in Wales. Steve signed up to the events after struggling with anxiety and depression....

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Rural communities demand change from next PM
Jun30

Rural communities demand change from next PM

Rural communities are demanding major change from the next Prime Minister as a new survey paints a sense of deep frustration with Brexit and general countryside issues. A major survey of over 3,000 people based in UK rural areas has found that only 8.5% of people think that life in the countryside has improved in the last 5 years. Meanwhile, only 30% of people think the Conservative Party understands rural Britain, the Countryside...

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