The story of Fox Halt Farm
Dec01

The story of Fox Halt Farm

Celia Moore published her debut novel, Fox Halt Farm, in November and will be taking her book on a tour of Dartmoor. In the next few weeks she has book signings in Totnes, Crediton, Tedburn St Mary, Okehampton and Widecombe, where she is selling and signing her new book. She says through the book she is meeting new people and catching up with a few friends who she hasn’t seen for years. Celia grew up on a farm midway between...

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Deadline Day for Steward Wood Community
Dec01

Deadline Day for Steward Wood Community

Today, Saturday 2nd December is the deadline day for the Steward Wood Community who live on their own land in the woods near Moretonhampstead. The enforcement notice to evict the community issued by the Dartmoor National Park Authority (DPNA) now comes into action. Daniel Thomas-Mills, one of the founders of the community said: “We have been down-sizing, a number of people have left and some others are planning to leave.” The...

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THIS REPORT EFFECTS DARTMOOR
Dec01

THIS REPORT EFFECTS DARTMOOR

Villages and small towns across the land have lost more than 1 million young people over the last 30 years as they gravitate towards the cities and urban areas for education and to find work. In the same period smaller towns and villages have seen an influx of 2 million over 65’s. Cities get younger as smaller towns and villages get much older. A report by the Centre for Towns, a new think tank, are to publish data from academics and...

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DARTMOOR’S TRACY ELLIOT-REEP
Dec01

DARTMOOR’S TRACY ELLIOT-REEP

I grew up on Chittleford Farm, near Widecombe-in-the-Moor, riding Shilstone Rocks Dartmoor ponies. I now live on the edge of Widecombe, where I run my Dartmoor business, producing Dartmoor cards, calendars and books. I started working with and sketched the animals in a travelling circus, then travelled through Europe and North America, teaching horse riding before qualifying as a photographer in South Wales. For several years I worked...

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Boarded up pub to reopen
Dec01

Boarded up pub to reopen

For nearly ten years The Plume of Feathers pub right in the centre of Okehampton has been shut, however it is due to is to reopen in the new year. The historic pub, which dates back to medieval times, has been barred and shuttered making the town centre look unloved. Steve Ticknell and Geoff Cawse have exchanged contracts and they hope to complete the sale and begin the work on the 12th of December. The plan is to reopen The Plume of...

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