Households struggle to keep warm as Devon faces fuel poverty crisis
Sep22

Households struggle to keep warm as Devon faces fuel poverty crisis

36,970 households in Devon are living in fuel poverty and struggle to keep warm during the winter months, according to a new government report which reveals the extent of the crisis facing the county. The latest statistics show 11% of homes in Devon are classed as ‘fuel poor’ which means they cannot afford to adequately heat their home based on their income. The national figure has risen to over 2.55 million homes in fuel poverty over...

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A calendar of postcards by Dartmoor Paul
Sep21

A calendar of postcards by Dartmoor Paul

Paul Rendell, also known as ’Dartmoor Paul’, was born in Plymouth and became enthusiastic about Dartmoor from an early age after being taken on numerous outings by his parents. Burrator and Sheepstor were two of the favourite places they went as a family. Very early he found he was fascinated by the moor’s industrial archaeology and its wildlife. After leaving school, Paul trained as a chef and worked in a number of establishments...

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Antiques Roadshow at Buckfast Abbey
Sep06

Antiques Roadshow at Buckfast Abbey

Buckfast Abbey will welcome BBC Antiques Roadshow on Thursday 13th September from 9.30am – 4.30pm. Fiona Bruce and the team will be waiting to find out more about Devon’s beloved treasures and family heirlooms, find out the hidden stories behind the items and offer free advice and valuation. The roadshow will be held in the grounds of the historic Buckfast Abbey, which this year celebrates 1000 years of history having been founded in...

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Inside Time
Sep06

Inside Time

The other day I was given by a prison visitor a newspaper which I have never seen or heard of before – Inside Time, a national monthly newspaper for prisoners and detainees circulated at prison up and own the country with a distribution of 60,000. This was the August 2018 edition of the newspaper, so as a newspaperman of several years I was surprised to learn that Inside Time was launched in 1990. You can’t buy it at the...

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LUSTLEIGH A DARTMOOR VILLAGE IN FOCUS
Sep06

LUSTLEIGH A DARTMOOR VILLAGE IN FOCUS

CELEBRATING 40 YEARS OF THE LUSTLEIGH SOCIETY The Lustleigh Heritage weekend saw the launch of a new book titled ‘Lustleigh – a Dartmoor Village in focus’ about the beautiful Dartmoor village and marked the 40th anniversary of the Lustleigh Society. The book was launched by Martin Barre, a former village resident and guitarist with the world-famous seventies rock band Jethro Tull, who said that he loved the coming back to the...

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