Fly-tipping – the ‘new narcotics’
Feb21

Fly-tipping – the ‘new narcotics’

The exponential rise in fly-tipping incidents has been blamed on a new type of organised crime network. The network has even been called the ‘new narcotics’. Experts researching the issue have concluded that criminal gangs are setting up fake businesses to collect waste, before dumping it in hired buildings. The cost to local authorities is said to be almost £60m in clean-up costs since 2012. Recent research has found that, across the...

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The Big Interview with Joe Plant – “I was never going to be blind. No matter  what happened.”
Feb21

The Big Interview with Joe Plant – “I was never going to be blind. No matter what happened.”

It is seemingly quite fitting that someone who has written several substantial books on various historical topics would be situated just a stone’s throw away from the National Trust’s Antony House, in a quaint English cottage dating back to 1601. Joe Plant’s works have included histories on Malaya, National Serviceman and life as a soldier’s wife in the 20th Century, using his mother’s diary as the basis. What is even more impressive...

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Okes felled by All Blacks
Feb21

Okes felled by All Blacks

On a highly successful day off the pitch, Okehampton fell to a second consecutive home defeat on it, as the visitors dominated possession for long periods. In front of the largest crowd seen at the showground for some time, the Okes lost the toss and played down the slope first up for the first time this season. Spectators’ expectations were high for what promised to be a hard-fought encounter on an excellent surface. However, the...

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Wheelchair rugby star an inspiration
Feb14

Wheelchair rugby star an inspiration

during the Devon Ability Games South at Plymouth Life Centre on the 22 January. PHOTO: Tom Sandberg/PPAUK 100’s of Devon youngsters headed to Barnstaple on Wednesday, 5th February for a day of friendly sporting competition. They took part in a variety of events including archery, sitting volleyball and new age kurling. The Devon Ability Games were staged at the Tarka Tennis Centre and gave children from Special Educational Needs (SEN)...

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Premier Inn submits amended designs for Ashburton hotel
Feb13

Premier Inn submits amended designs for Ashburton hotel

Premier Inn has submitted amended designs for its proposed £5.2 million hotel in Ashburton. The new designs reflect feedback from Dartmoor National Park Authority and are the result of discussions between the Authority’s planning officers and Premier Inn following the deferral of the planning application by Dartmoor National Park Authority’s Development Control Committee in October last year. The proposals for a new 80-bedroom Premier...

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