Me and my meadow
Sep29

Me and my meadow

A new Dartmoor initiative, Moor Meadows, has launched recently in the hope of creating a ‘giant nature reserve’ across the Dartmoor area. Their website invites people to add their flower-rich meadows to a map which will then depict all the managed meadowland across the region, linking people and land in a common aim. The Moorlander recently ran an article stating that an estimated 97% of meadowland has been lost in the last 80 years,...

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Rare watch causes a stir at auction
Sep23

Rare watch causes a stir at auction

At an auction run by Piers Motley in Exmouth on 17th September, one lot caused quite a stir. This was their online fine art sale – in fact, bidding was opened a week before the sale! The undoubted star in the sale was Lot 245, a rare Italian WWII Frogman’s watch, believed to be only the 28th specimen to have been discovered. It was made by Panerai, which is still an exclusive brand of watch today worn by both Stallone and...

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Victims of the Drug Supply Epidemic – A Special Report
Jul11

Victims of the Drug Supply Epidemic – A Special Report

Two weeks ago, Devon was once again rocked by the drugs related death of a teenager. 15 year old Hannah Bragg died after taking a substance in Tavistock, and last weekend on July 6th, Shakira Pellow from Cornwall was pronounced dead, again after taking an unknown substance. Unsubstantiated reports have been heard that drugs are becoming an uncontrollable problem in some of Devon’s schools, with dealers actually entering school...

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Dartmoor Town Gears Up For Road Chaos
Jun13

Dartmoor Town Gears Up For Road Chaos

A road closure on the A382 planned for 19th June is set to cause havoc for the surrounding areas. Temporary traffic lights have been in place since November 2017 when it was reported that the road between Whiddon Down and Chagford was flooded and huge pot holes had appeared. Local resident Julia Sanchez contacted Devon Highways on 17 November last year to alert them to the hazard and was told that they had been out to the site and...

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Mans mark on the moors

Selection of work by Plymouth University students Daniel Whiteley and David Eames Plymouth College of Art’s annual Degree Shows are soon to take place and will include work from students graduating from their BA (Hons) Photography course. This programme focuses on a blend of creative and critical practice, examining and encouraging the many types of photographic image-making that emerge from photography as contemporary art. Here we...

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