A Christmas message from…
Dec14

A Christmas message from…

Reverend Paul Seaton-Burn – Rector of the Whiddon Parishes I met him the other day along New Street; I’d know those eyes anywhere. I saw him again, fetching the ball when it almost landed on top of the Pavilion at Zeal (kicking it back to those lads on the Rec with a nifty move, he’s surprisingly quick). Someone saw him trying to hitch a ride along the Venton Straight; the cars and the coaches and the Thompsons lorries kept...

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“They tell me that I have starred in more productions   at the Theatre Royal than any other performer”
Dec13

“They tell me that I have starred in more productions at the Theatre Royal than any other performer”

By Laura Joint – Plymouth Theatre Royal In a career spanning three decades, Brian Conley has appeared in award-winning West End musicals and television sitcoms, presented his own chat shows, recorded three albums and completed numerous sell-out tours of the UK. He has presented the Royal Variety Performance on eight occasions and was a contestant on the 15th series of BBC 1’s Strictly Come Dancing in 2017, partnered by...

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Late night shopping across the moor
Dec13

Late night shopping across the moor

Photograph Copyright – Lucy Fisher A bustling Okehampton enjoys Edwardian Evening The shops were packed and the weather was kind, as several hundred folk descended on Okehampton for the now traditional Edwardian Evening and Christmas lights ‘switch-on’ on the first Thursday in December. The opening of the popular annual event was heralded by the ringing of Okehampton’s historic curfew bell which also signalled the ‘switching on’...

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Green Issues: Stay strong this Christmas!
Dec05

Green Issues: Stay strong this Christmas!

I find Christmas the hardest time of year to stick to my guns about unnecessary waste and minimal plastic usage. I’m torn between knowing that shiny bows and sparkly paper is bad, yet not wanting to miss the look on my children’s faces when they see the presents under the tree on Christmas morning. I know small plastic toys are pretty useless and a waste of resources, but can’t help wanting to keep up the tradition of stockings filled...

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Rangers in the making
Dec02

Rangers in the making

Nineteen teenagers have been recognised for their dedicated hard work and efforts towards conserving Dartmoor National Park as part of the Dartmoor National Park Authority’s (DNPA) Junior and Youth Ranger schemes. The group have been working hard since April this year, and were presented with an armful of certificates celebrating their achievements at a ‘graduation’ ceremony at Parke on Saturday, 16th November. In a new approach...

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