“Why should a disability define  who you are?”
Apr05

“Why should a disability define who you are?”

Former Marine Lee Spencer just rowed solo from mainland Europe to South America in just 60 days, beating the able-bodied record for the route by 36 days. An astonishing feat of endurance that Lee puts down to “good weather”. This wasn’t the first time Lee has crossed an ocean using only manpower. In 2015 he set off to row 3,000 miles across the Atlantic. The Row-to-Recovery team, a British military all amputee team of four, they...

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TV’s More4 on Dartmoor
Apr05

TV’s More4 on Dartmoor

This week saw the first episode in a new series aired on More4 entitled Devon & Cornwall. The show follows a host of fascinating characters who reveal what it is really like to live and work in the far South West corner of Britain, where rolling fields meet stunning coastlines. These two counties attract millions of visitors every year to wander the moors of their national parks and enjoy the golden sands of their beaches. But...

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Campaign for Hatherleigh market dealt a blow
Mar27

Campaign for Hatherleigh market dealt a blow

A campaign to preserve Hatherleigh market has been “forced” to withdraw an application to have the market registered as a community asset. The application for an Asset of Community Value (ACV) was made to West Devon Borough Council but was objected to by Kingswood Homes, who plan to redevelop the entire site and replace the current building with a smaller modernised market. The Hatherleigh Market Campaign has continually objected to...

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‘Men don’t talk about it’: The uncertain future driving our farmers to suicide
Mar25

‘Men don’t talk about it’: The uncertain future driving our farmers to suicide

Farming has one of the highest suicide rates of any profession. If you work in agriculture, you’re twice as likely to commit suicide than the average person. The trees swing wildly in what has been a lashing of storms coming across the Atlantic. At a smallholding in the Teign Valley, the saturated ground seeps straight into my inadequate footwear. I squelch across mud to find Ian; he’s been farming near Doddiscombsleigh for over forty...

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Chagstock Festival celebrating female artists
Mar24

Chagstock Festival celebrating female artists

Chagstock Festival has announced that a majority of their acts this year feature female performers. On their main stages, thirteen out of twenty-two of their acts feature female performers, with even more female inclusive acts booked for the smaller Live Lounge stage. The annual music festival near Chagford has previously hosted artists such as the Levellers, The Boomtown Rats, The Stranglers and Imelda May. Simon Ford, Chagstock...

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