‘All the Tors’ challenge to go public
Jun17

‘All the Tors’ challenge to go public

Last year Emily Woodhouse became the first recorded person to walk to every tor on Dartmoor. Her ‘All the Tor’s’ challenge created a substantial donation for Dartmoor Search and Rescue. Now, inspired by her trek, Emily plans to make her All the Tors trek a popular Dartmoor challenge. The challenge consists of visiting the 119 named tors in the main OL28 open access area and can be taken on at any pace, from days to years, with no time...

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Multiple big cat sightings in Hatherleigh
Jun15

Multiple big cat sightings in Hatherleigh

A number of people have reported seeing a ‘black panther’ sized cat on the outskirts of Hatherleigh. The reports come after a string of sightings across the South West earlier this year. Residents have reported seeing a large cat in multiple locations in Hatherleigh and the surrounding areas. Clare Louise Ellerton was walking along Runnon Moor Lane when a large black cat ‘the size of a Labrador’ was seen running towards nearby...

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Social media  stretching police resources
Jun14

Social media stretching police resources

New figures show Devon and Cornwall Police have investigated over 14,000 complaints relating to online abuse since 2006. The numbers relate to a wide range of potential offences under Section 127 of the Communications Act 2003. Charges include ‘offensive and obscene’ material and comments that cause ‘annoyance, inconvenience or anxiety’. The news comes as a far-reaching debate continues about the appropriate remit of the police in an...

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Parking enforcement brings Okehampton to a ‘standstill’
Jun02

Parking enforcement brings Okehampton to a ‘standstill’

Parking wardens are “causing chaos” in Okehampton by refusing to let articulated lorries park in a bus stop for deliveries. Devon County Council parking enforcement have insisted that articulated lorries making deliveries must park on the road, causing traffic to back up in and around East Street and the town centre. The bus stop in question is used by the route 6 and 6A and is mostly only in use at peak times. Steven Thomas of...

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Hatherleigh market still thriving
May18

Hatherleigh market still thriving

Now that a major housing development has been approved, the traditional Hatherleigh livestock market is unlikely to return. But as the town bids farewell to an age-old tradition, the market held on Tuesdays is still thriving. The recently approved plans still offer a sheltered market space with many in the town divided over whether it is sufficient for a viable market. Clare Tyson, Mayor of Hatherleigh, told The Moorlander: “It’s very...

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