Dog Owners Beware Traps
Sep21

Dog Owners Beware Traps

Dog owners in the Chagford area are warned that a dog was seriously injured recently while on a walk with its owner on Nattadon Hill just outside the town. Nattadon is populated with many rabbits. The dog wandered into ferns then started howling and reappeared with blood pouring from its almost severed tail. The dog, named Nessa, was rushed home by her owner Graham Stoodley who immediately called a mobile vet service because of the...

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Delights at  Ashburton Food Festival
Sep20

Delights at Ashburton Food Festival

The town of Ashburton was bathed in sunshine for the ninth annual Ashburton Food and Drink Festival. Thousands of people went from stall to stall looking, tasting and smelling some of the delights available, from Thai to World Food, pizza to brownies, beer to gin and vodka, cakes to ice cream. A number of streets were closed off so people could wander around safely and music was played throughout the day in different parts of the...

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Glorious day at Widecombe Fair for Uncle Tom Cobbley and all
Sep20

Glorious day at Widecombe Fair for Uncle Tom Cobbley and all

It was a glorious day at Widecombe Fair as thousands of people and their dogs attended this famous event in the heart of Dartmoor. It wasn’t too muddy either considering that the previous day it rained heavily all day. Tom Cobley and his old grey mare paraded through the village and the showground and at one point roped in Johnny Rutherford of BBC Spotlight. Judging of the sheep and cattle got underway early in the day, then followed...

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Ashburton Fire Service Protest and a Shout
Sep20

Ashburton Fire Service Protest and a Shout

In the face of an uncertain future, locals and firefighters alike from Ashburton’s Fire Station gathered for a demonstration on Saturday 14th September, marching through the town to the station in support of Ashburton’s brave firefighters. Having met at Cleder Place, the group spent the afternoon making a stand against the proposed closure of Ashburton Fire Station. Chanting and shouting as they marched through the streets, people...

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The James Bond Land Rover
Sep14

The James Bond Land Rover

Donna Baker from Cullompton decided that her 2007 green Land Rover Defender was looking a bit tired and needed a bit of a face lift after 137,000 miles. So, after seeing the James Bond film Spectre, Donna decided to change her Land Rover to look like the very sexy black Land Rover used in the chase scenes through a snow covered forest in which James Bond, played by Daniel Craig, is at one point chased by a plane. Donna set about...

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