Bolt has a look at the big wide world
Apr18

Bolt has a look at the big wide world

One of the new foals born at the Miniature Pony Centre took his first look at the big wide world. Bolt was born two weeks ago to mum, eight year old Viola, only standing a little bit higher than a daffodil at eighteen inches. Bolt, named after the dog in the Disney film of the same name, seemed to like running around in the spring sunshine while mum looked on, but came to a standstill after bumping into a couple of visitors; he looked...

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DARTMOOR FACES
Apr18

DARTMOOR FACES

Early May brings the spring sale of farm agriculture equipment and tools. The sales down at the market in Chagford are an amazing resource for capturing the wonderful faces from across the moor which appear at these sales; buyers, sellers and the curious. The country shows such as Widecombe and Lustleigh bring out people from across Dartmoor. I have always found inspiration in taking portrait photographs and this lead to an exhibition...

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THE FIFTIETH EDITION OF THE MOORLANDER
Apr18

THE FIFTIETH EDITION OF THE MOORLANDER

Eric Partridge – Publisher We are delighted to declare May 4th a public holiday… well, a day for celebration at least, as The Moorlander publishes its FIFTIETH edition! To celebrate we are giving Dartmoor’s favourite fortnightly newspaper a well-earned facelift. The pagination will increase from 32 to 40 pages with the introduction of a NEW 16 page Lifestyle section entitled TM2. The supplement will include major interviews with...

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GOLD MINIATURE STOLEN
Apr18

GOLD MINIATURE STOLEN

A valuable gold and enamel miniature picture has been stolen from the Devon Guild of Craftsmen in Bovey Tracey after a locked display case was prised open in broad daylight. A police CID spokesman said: “the piece is 18 carat gold and measures 128mm x 78mm and is of high value.” A spokesman for the Guild said: “The exhibition contained a small number of unusually high value items. The thief forced open the top corner of the cabinet...

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Wildcats could be back
Apr18

Wildcats could be back

Could we see wildcats return to Dartmoor? That is the plan of millionaire Ben Goldsmith who funded the reintroduction of beavers to Devon and is ready to fund the return of the wildcats to Britain. Wildcats roamed the country up until the 1700’s but were wiped out as farmers thought they would kill livestock. There is now a small population in Scotland. Ben Goldsmith is an adviser to Environment Secretary Michael Gove and Mr Gove is...

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