WOMAN FACES CHARGES TO CLEAR UP FLYTIPPER’S MESS
May30

WOMAN FACES CHARGES TO CLEAR UP FLYTIPPER’S MESS

An elderly lady living on the edge of Dartmoor is facing potential charges for failure to clear away waste from her land. In May 2017 she generously allowed a man to use her barn to ‘sort house clearance’. From May to November 2017 this man systematically dumped toxic waste, asbestos, used nappies, plastic, rubble, rubber – many hundreds of tons of mixed waste – all illegally dumped in and around the borrowed barn. On the...

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Disappointment at Wembley
May30

Disappointment at Wembley

For Coventry City there is finally scope for blue-sky thinking after sealing an immediate return to League One with a convincing play-off final win against Exeter City. For more than 37,000 baying Coventry supporters who made Wembley appear lopsided, the victory not only reversed an alarming slide but brought a first promotion for 51 years in arguably their biggest game since the 1987 FA Cup final. They took a deserved lead after...

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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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