Most testing conditions ever for Dartmoor classic
Jul11

Most testing conditions ever for Dartmoor classic

The 2018 Dartmoor Classic Sportive was run in probably the most testing of conditions in the event’s 12 years. All 2,500 plus riders left the Newton Abbot race headquarters in the dry but very soon afterward the rain fell in torrents. Organised by Mid Devon Cycling Club traditionally there are three routes that participants can enter – The Grande (107 miles/ 173 kilometres), the Medio (67 miles/ 109 km) or the Piccolo (38 miles/2 km)....

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Green dragon on Dartmoor
Jul11

Green dragon on Dartmoor

The British Royal Marines have carried out this year’s Exercise Green Dragon on Dartmoor in order to test all of the logistics regiment’s components. Green Dragon is a validation exercise designed to determine whether a logistics task group is capable and ready to be deployed with the lead commando group, anywhere worldwide and under any environmental condition. Exercise Green Dragon involved the Commando Logistics Regiment (CLR),...

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Police Chiefs support merger
Jul11

Police Chiefs support merger

The two police chiefs from the counties of Devon and Cornwall and Dorset have added their support to a plan to merge the two forces. In a joint statement the Chief Constables of Devon and Cornwall Police Shaun Sawyer and James Vaughan of Dorset Police said: “We believe the proposed merger is the right thing to do, not only for our communities but also in respect of the wider South West landscape and our workforce who are actively...

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“One day you’re Mr Fender, the next day you’re nobody”
Jun27

“One day you’re Mr Fender, the next day you’re nobody”

On a little street in a Dartmoor town, you’ll find the husband and wife team of Martin and Colette Brady running a quaint little shop selling some of the most charming and enticing gifts and crafts around. As you walk in, you might be lucky enough to find Martin in the corner of the shop making some of his own leather-based items to sell. He makes them with such talent and skill, you might have thought he had done it his whole life....

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England could escape suffocating past with vibrant football
Jun27

England could escape suffocating past with vibrant football

Russia is often accused of fiddling with the news, but this really happened. England were 5-0 up at half-time in a World Cup match and were able to withdraw their captain and talisman, Harry Kane, who had already reached his hat-trick in a game his team had already won. These facts have been verified. Back home, a nation accustomed to World Cup inquests and zero-fun games were supping the Ambrosia of a perfect summer Sunday. Nobody...

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