Premier Inn  hotels planned  for Dartmoor
Feb08

Premier Inn hotels planned for Dartmoor

National hotel chain Premier Inn are planning new hotels for the Dartmoor area. A council owned car park in Tavistock and a second site in Okehampton could become home to new developments from the budget hotel group. West Devon Borough Council propose to build an eighty bedroom hotel on Abbey Rise car park and lease it to a “well-known hotel chain” to operate. James Anderson who handles Property communications for Premier Inn told The...

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The Range superstore nears completion in Plymouth
Jan30

The Range superstore nears completion in Plymouth

The Range ‘superstore’ in Plymouth will open next month, providing 80 new jobs for the city. The store will officially open at 9am on Friday, February 8th, with giveaways and competition prizes on offer for the first customers. The completion of the store marks the 30th anniversary of The Range. The site will also double as the company’s new headquarters once completed. The Range was founded by Plymouth entrepreneur Chris Dawson who...

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Holocaust memorial day – Solly Irving’s escape from the Nazis
Jan25

Holocaust memorial day – Solly Irving’s escape from the Nazis

Solly Irving was born on 11th August 1930 in Ryki, Poland. At the age of just nine, Hitler ordered the invasion of his country. It was the first military engagement of World War Two that saw some 1.5 million German troops march into Poland. The rounding up and deporting of Jews began soon after. The Sobibór extermination camp would become the destination for so many innocent Jewish families. Almost a quarter of a million people would...

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TalkRadio presenter praised for saving Plymouth man’s life

Radio host Iain Lee kept a suicidal caller to his show on the line for half an hour while emergency services tracked him down after he revealed he had taken an overdose. The former I’m a Celebrity … Get Me Out of Here! contestant worked out where the caller, known only as “Chris”, was by asking him a series of questions after he told him he had taken a cocktail of drugs. The caller, who was incoherent and slurring his words, saying he...

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Living on a prayer

What is it about Widecombe-in-the-Moor? Every time I hear about someone who’s had an amazing life, or achieved some astounding feat, their proximity to this small Dartmoor village is the next thing to baffle me. We meet in the Café on the Green. Tracey is waiting, a big smile – she’s “normally late for everything”. The instantly enthusiastic Tracey Elliot-Reep has completed a series of unique adventures. She has trekked on...

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