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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Recycling in West Devon is Rubbish
Apr05

Recycling in West Devon is Rubbish

After a call to the office from a Moorlander reader, The Moorlander thought it important to investigate plastic recycling across the Dartmoor area. Different borough councils have different recycling rules and it appears that this is accepted without challenge. But why can Teignbridge residents put plastic packaging in their kerbside boxes and West Devon cannot? South Hams can only recycle plastic bottles, but you can put Tetra Paks...

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Green Issues: Farming for the future
Mar22

Green Issues: Farming for the future

We’ve had some pretty extreme weather recently. For just a couple of days, before the Beast from the East hit, I would look out of my kitchen window at the primroses, stand in the sunshine and feel an irresistible urge to eat salad. That’s what happens in spring, you see. Our bodies come out of hibernation and we stop craving hearty, heavy soups and stews and head towards the cucumbers and raw carrots instead. Then it snowed. It’s...

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Green Issues: Power of Passions
Mar08

Green Issues: Power of Passions

I receive a large number of emails asking me to sign this petition, share that petition, email my MP about this or that…and it got me thinking about the wide range of people’s passions. We are all aware of the huge push to reduce plastic right now and that has come from one person’s lifelong passion for the environment and the natural world. Sir David Attenborough has been an inspiration to generations and his programmes have no...

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