Sam’s mission to illuminate obscure history
Feb24

Sam’s mission to illuminate obscure history

Sam Willis, the local TV historian who will be coming to Chagword next month, has created a live show to bring history up to date Sam Willis stands in the back garden of his house. It is a perfect 19th Century cottage elegantly sandwiched between two unusual modern extensions. They were designed to look ‘like bookends’ he explains. The juxtaposition of traditional white stucco and traditional sash windows against the ultra-modern...

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Mars bars, coffee, bylines and adrenaline
Feb09

Mars bars, coffee, bylines and adrenaline

Debut novelist, Holly Watt is a former investigative reporter for national newspapers who has turned the experience into a dark thriller Holly Watt’s first undercover mission involved breaching the security of a company HQ to gain access to their offices. She enlisted the help of an ‘insider’ to sneak her in one morning and then she insinuated herself into the landscape of office life, getting her feet under the desk and access to a...

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TM2 Interview – Philip Reeve – Let Slip The Cogs of War
Dec14

TM2 Interview – Philip Reeve – Let Slip The Cogs of War

“Mortal Engines” is now on general release. Author Philip Reeve talks about his dystopian novel in which steampunk cities on wheels roam the land. “I’m spectacularly lazy,” declares Philip Reeve. “Often I’m just flopped around the house, reading or watching telly. I do get a bit itchy if I don’t write. I haven’t done much for a while and I need to get back to it.” One of the main reasons his writing output has slowed for the moment is...

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Fitz of laughter over the air waves
Oct05

Fitz of laughter over the air waves

David Fitzgerald presents the week day morning show for BBC Radio Devon as well as another – ‘A Bit more Fitz” – on Sundays. He’s met and interviewed everyone from world famous comedians to local farmers. Born in Bridford, he now lives on the edge of Dartmoor in Ivybridge with his wife and two Siamese cats, Pablo and Taggart. They have a 24 year old son, George. Fitz is a conundrum. He claims he can’t remember where he...

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Nuclear waste on Dartmoor?
Aug08

Nuclear waste on Dartmoor?

Chief Exec admits DNPA would be powerless to stop Government using Dartmoor as dump for nuclear waste Dr Kevin Bishop (pictured), Chief Executive of Dartmoor National Park has admitted that the Authority would be effectively powerless in the event of the Government choosing Dartmoor as the UK’s nuclear waste dump. Speaking publicly for the first time on the issue he said: “If the government determined that Dartmoor was to be the...

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