Chagford Film Festival “the biggest yet”
Oct11

Chagford Film Festival “the biggest yet”

Organisers of the annual film festival in Chagford have described this year’s festival as the most successful to date. The event features a number of film screenings in venues across the town, showcasing some the best new releases in cinema. The guest list featured Chris Dickens who has worked as an editor on films such as Oscar winning Slumdog Millionaire, Hot Fuzz and the film adaptation of Les Misérables. His latest film was Suite...

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The history of Hatherleigh Market
Oct06

The history of Hatherleigh Market

As the potential development of the historic Hatherleigh Market is considered by planners, we take a look at this famous cattle market and its founder, Joe Vick. Dennis Bater, chairman for the Hatherleigh History Society, talks about Joe’s history. “Joe Vick (pictured)came to Hatherleigh in 1937. He was the founder of Vicks auctioneers who ceased trading at the market in February this year. There were no buildings, just a few pens on...

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Criminal gangs target farms with drones
Oct05

Criminal gangs target farms with drones

Organised criminal gangs in England and Wales have been using drones to locate valuable vehicles and farm machinery to steal at a later point. Reports suggest that gangs are stealing expensive farm machinery ‘to order’ with high-spec Land Rovers and quad-bikes commonly being targeted. The new method could present a unique problem for an already reduced rural police force, especially as rural crime continues to rise. NFU Mutual who...

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Children dealing drugs on the rise in Devon
Sep21

Children dealing drugs on the rise in Devon

New figures obtained from The National Crime Agency reveal that Devon, along with Norfolk and Dorset, has seen some of the biggest increases in children arrested for dealing drugs, adding to fears that the County Lines gang problem is growing in the region. Devon has seen a number of drug related deaths this year, with victims as young as fourteen dying from taking MDMA and other substances. Nationally, hundreds of children are being...

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