Chagford Library unveils locally inspired mural by nationally renowned artist
Jun19

Chagford Library unveils locally inspired mural by nationally renowned artist

Chagford Library is officially unveiling its unique new mural, thanks to support from its local Friends Group and the talents of a local artist. The mural, which is inspired by the local surroundings and local characters, was commissioned by the Friends Group and was hand painted by local artist Steve Dooley, who is well-known for his murals and illustrations of author Kenneth Grahame’s classic characters from Wind in the Willows. The...

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Environmental cost of travel
Jun09

Environmental cost of travel

I know nothing about football. Other than a good game of rugby, sport doesn’t really interest me much. When my editor started talking about the Champions League and Europa League finals, I pretended to be interested, knowing that I wouldn’t understand a word he said. Until he pointed out that all four teams are British and all four, and their entourage, and their fans, will be travelling thousands of miles to play a game of football,...

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One million wiped from the face of the earth
May25

One million wiped from the face of the earth

Chasing on the heels of the IPCC report that we have a mere 12 years left to turn back the clock on climate change, there is now a new report that again beats the drum in world leader’s ears that the time for action is now. The UN committee the Intergovernmental Science-Policy Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services (IPBES) met to disclose the findings of 145 experts from 50 countries, and the results were dire news for the...

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Tell the Truth!
May03

Tell the Truth!

On the weekend of 13th April, London was descended upon by thousands of people ready to stand and be heard, to demand a Climate Emergency be declared, ready and willing to do whatever it took to reach that goal. People from all walks of life travelled to the capital to raise awareness of climate change and to make it understood that time is running out for our future. On Monday 15th April, the International Rebellion commenced. Four...

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Plant a seed, watch it grow
Apr23

Plant a seed, watch it grow

I’m a real hippy at heart and often when writing, I have to tone it down a bit. I like to think I have some credibility and have been subject to those ‘yeah, whatever’ looks in the past when I’ve started talking about ‘energy’ or ‘webs of consequence’ and so I try to write about tangible things. However, indulge me briefly here. Yesterday I was in the supermarket (I know, bad enough) and spent a while trying to decide whether to treat...

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