SUPPORT THE MOORLANDER CROWDFUNDER CAMPAIGN
May16

SUPPORT THE MOORLANDER CROWDFUNDER CAMPAIGN

Launched in June 2016, the last two years have been a remarkable journey for ex Fleet Street photo-journalist Stuart Clarke. It’s been an amazing account of how one man’s dream and leap of faith has defied all the odds and turned that dream into a reality. Now well established as Dartmoor’s ONLY independently-owned fortnightly newspaper, The Moorlander champions local news and thought-provoking issues accompanied by...

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The Leica Man
May16

The Leica Man

Words & photographs by Derek Hunter I photograph whatever quickens my pulse! In recent years I have developed a passion for unposed pictures of people going about everyday life. I continue to retain a fondness for black and white where, with suitable subjects, I can introduce a sense of drama into the scene by eliminating the distraction of colour. Having developed an interest in photography in my teens, I later undertook formal...

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Possible day release for prisoners
May16

Possible day release for prisoners

Prisoners from HMP Dartmoor and Channings Wood could be released during the day, a recent report by the Prison Reform Trust reveals. The day release prisoners would be able to go to work in the hope that it would help resettlement and improve behaviour inside jails across the country. Release on temporary licence (ROTL) has fallen in recent years but should be used more widely to include Category C prisoners. Trust director Peter...

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3500 STORIES 2500 PHOTOS 50 EDITIONS OF THE MOORLANDER
May02

3500 STORIES 2500 PHOTOS 50 EDITIONS OF THE MOORLANDER

It seems a long time ago that we started The Moorlander – fifty editions ago, nearly two years. But the idea for The Moorlander started over twenty years ago when I often visited Dartmoor to see my mum. The paper was always going to be called The Moorlander even back then; I would sit at the kitchen table in my home in London laying out and drawing page ideas. I had been brought up in the newspaper trade; my father, mother and...

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Bovey Green Man Festival
May02

Bovey Green Man Festival

Morris dancing groups from as far afield as Oxford and Cornwall took part in the Greenman Festival in Bovey Tracey last Saturday which celebrates spring. The road was closed through the town centre so music was played from a mobile stage in the town square. Hundreds of people came out to see the dancing and hear the music, food and drink stalls and stands went from the bottom to the top of the town. The event also gave the opportunity...

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