The Big Picture: Photograph by Will Lamerton
Feb08

The Big Picture: Photograph by Will Lamerton

I’m an 18 year old lifestyle photographer based in Devon. I believe growing up and spending my childhood in a rural hamlet on the edge of Dartmoor is really where the roots of my work as a photographer comes from. I was always into running and adventuring from a young age, going across all the fields in the vicinity of the area, exploring and taking in everything. I could never get enough of it. Photography was never a career I...

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Chagstock amazing line-up
Feb08

Chagstock amazing line-up

What an amazing line-up for this year’s Chagstock Music Festival with Imelda May and the Buzzcocks to headline the festival. Imelda May is the main headline act on Saturday evening. She started her singing career by releasing ‘No Turning Back’, and her second Album ‘Love Tattoo’ received critical acclaim. Imelda joined Jools Holland on one of his tours and also performed on his BBC2 show Later with Jools Holland. Imelda May has...

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Village shocked after hall is trashed
Feb08

Village shocked after hall is trashed

“The show must go on” said Alexa Mason, the director of ‘Mapp & Lucia’, a production that is being put on in Lustleigh Village Hall. Last Saturday the hall was trashed during a private party that got out of hand. The teenage party was posted on social media and gate crashers turned up and vandalised the ten year old hall; they broke into locked rooms and stole props, smashed up the gents toilet, pulled fire extinguishers off the...

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Dartmoor garage to go
Feb08

Dartmoor garage to go

The old Northfield Garage in Chagford is going to be demolished in the next week or two and with it a little bit of history slips away. There has been a garage on the site for over a hundred years. It was started by Thomas Fitzpatrick, a keen horseman who came to Chagford from Ireland in 1910 to ride with the Mid Devon Hunt. He opened the garage soon after, catering for the new form of transport – the motorcar. Thomas became an...

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Gidleigh Park name new head chef
Jan26

Gidleigh Park name new head chef

Chris Simpson has been appointed as Executive Head Chef at the world renowned Gidleigh Park Hotel near Chagford. Chris, from Lancashire, took over the position from Michael Wignall who held the position for two years after taking the place of celebrity chef Michael Caines who has recently opened the Lympstone Manor Hotel. Chris, who was the head chef at Restaurant Nathan Outlaw which has retained two Michelin Stars since 2011 said:...

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