Reality echoes art in a new online play exploring isolation and identity after the death of theatre
Jul29

Reality echoes art in a new online play exploring isolation and identity after the death of theatre

Peter Oswald and Howard Gayton are inthe vanguard of a new theatre form, ‘cloudtheatre’, which offers a doorway throughdisaster into the unlimited worlds of theimagination, with a show that travels livearound the world in a single day!‘Theatre is Dead!’ is an online live play exploringthemes of isolation and identity after the death oftheatre. Peter Oswald and Howard Gayton, foolsthat they are, have taken their commitment to...

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Beekeepers on alert for deadly hornets
Jul29

Beekeepers on alert for deadly hornets

Devon’s beekeepers are being asked to watchout for sightings of the deadly Asian Hornet. The hornet, or vespa veluntina, is an invasivespecies which preys on honeybees and candecimate colonies. It first arrived in the UKfrom France in 2004, possibly in a consignmentof pottery from China, and poses a constantthreat to hives in this country.Martin Hann, a former inspector with theNational Bee Unit who now works in the BeeDepartment at...

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Hatherleigh schoolchildren learn site safety lessons
Jul29

Hatherleigh schoolchildren learn site safety lessons

Pupils at Hatherleigh Community PrimarySchool designed safety posters for the townafter learning about the potential dangers onbuilding sites.   Kingswood Homes is developing The MarketQuarter in the centre of the town and projectmanager Alex Swann visited the school beforelockdown to talk about site safety and set theposter challenge. Headteacher Alan Monger said: “Alex wasbrilliantly engaging with the children, explainingabout...

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BT phone boxes across Dartmoor set for axe
Jul29

BT phone boxes across Dartmoor set for axe

West Devon Borough Council has been informedby British Telecom that 17 public payphonesin the region have been identified for potentialremoval on the basis of low usage, with tenlocations falling within the boundaries ofDartmoor itself. The proposals are not cut and dried quite yet,however, as BT are obliged to observe a 90 dayconsultation period as outlined by communicationsregulator Ofcom. Objections are considered ontheir...

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Dartmoor Zoo welcomes new arrivals thanks to support from the public
Jul14

Dartmoor Zoo welcomes new arrivals thanks to support from the public

Dartmoor Zoo is delighted to announce that they have welcomed three new male geladas to the zoo for the very first time. The three males, Bruno (aged 14), Kwame (aged 7 and Bruno’s son) and Soloman (aged 6 and Bruno’s nephew), were already living together at another zoo and are part of the international breeding program for their species. Since arriving, they have been settling into their new enclosure, which has been renovated...

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