Plans for all new Proper Job
Oct27

Plans for all new Proper Job

For 20 years Proper Job Resource Centre on the outskirts of Chagford has operated in temporary buildings and shipping containers. On Monday, 21st October, new plans for a state of the art new resource centre will be unveiled and displayed at the Jubilee Hall in the town, with comments from the public and townspeople sought on the proposed plans before an application is made to Dartmoor National Park Authority planning department....

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Fire cuts on hold
Oct20

Fire cuts on hold

Plans to close Ashburton Fire Station along with seven other fire stations, and the scrapping of 30 fire engines across the two counties of Devon and Somerset, are on hold as there has been a massive response from members of the public during the 12 week consultation. Devon and Somerset Fire and Rescue are trying to save £8.4 million. On the whole the public seem to be very much against the planned closures and cuts and have sent 700...

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Eureka moment in a Dartmoor tea shop
Oct19

Eureka moment in a Dartmoor tea shop

Two years ago a man walked into the Gateway Tea Room in Moretonhampstead on Dartmoor; he sat down at table, alone, away from the windows. He ordered tea and a slice of cake which was duly served to him. The man at table three was deep in thought but after some minutes, he smiled, drank his tea, finished his cake, paid and left. A few months ago the man returned to the tea rooms but this time he talked to the owners Samantha and Laurie...

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Prince William – New Blood for Duchy
Oct18

Prince William – New Blood for Duchy

Photo by Kelvin Boyes / Press Eye Prince Charles is preparing Prince William to take over the role of running the Duchy of Cornwall, although there is no date for the handover yet. The vast estate covers 130,000 acres in 23 counties, 700 farm tenancies, the Oval Cricket ground in South London and 20,000 acres on Dartmoor. In a two-part ITV documentary to be screened this month, Prince Charles has said: “It is time for new blood.” The...

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Bouyant trade at Dartmoor Pony sales
Oct18

Bouyant trade at Dartmoor Pony sales

The Dartmoor Pony sales took place last week with large crowds of people and buyers from as far away as Northern Ireland and Cumbria, Durham, Yorkshire and Lancashire in the north and Norfolk in the east, as well as more local buyers. Auctioneers Rendells said they enjoyed a more buoyant trade than had been seen for some years with a high proportion of the 258 ponies sold at an average price of £88, although a number of colts failed...

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