Round-the-clock care for orphaned foal Ava
Aug09

Round-the-clock care for orphaned foal Ava

An orphaned foal whose mum died on Dartmoor is being cared for by the Mare & Foal Sanctuary and the charity’s kind and dedicated staff are working tirelessly to give little Ava round-the-clock care. The tiny foal, who is just a few weeks old, was found alone and terrified near the village of Lee Moor and it has become a race against time to keep her alive. Worried Lee Moor residents initially called local charity Hill Pony...

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‘More than a tinge of jealousy’ – Prince Harry
Aug09

‘More than a tinge of jealousy’ – Prince Harry

The project known as ‘The Longest Flight’ took off from Goodwood in Sussex at 1.30pm on Monday. The iconic Second World War fighter plane, a silver Spitfire, took to the skies in an audacious attempt to fly around the world. Matt Jones from Exeter and fellow pilot Steve Brooks are flying the newly restored original 1943 MK. IX Spitfire named the ‘Silver Spitfire’ 27,000 miles in approximately 100 stages and 30 countries, over a four...

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Around the world in a Spitfire
Jul31

Around the world in a Spitfire

In a month’s time we will see the eightieth anniversary of the start of the Second World War when Germany invaded Poland. Last month was the 75th anniversary of D Day, the invasion of Europe underway to rid the continent of the Nazis. The invasion had massive air cover to help the troops on the ground, not only the bombing of German positions but vital air cover provided by allied fighters such as the iconic Spitfire and the pilots...

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Where did Trump’s money come from?
Jul29

Where did Trump’s money come from?

A copy of Skagury Alaskan, an Alaskan newspaper, found its way on to my desk at The Moorlander last week. Skaguay Alaska has a population of around 1,200 and the 28-page free local newspaper comes out twice a year, during the summer months. In this edition the headline and main story was all about the grandfather of US President Donald Trump and how he made the Trump family fortune. President Trump has recently been embroiled in a row...

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MILLIONS OF PAINTED  LADIES ON THEIR WAY
Jul28

MILLIONS OF PAINTED LADIES ON THEIR WAY

A potential mass influx of butterflies to the UK has led for a call for hundreds of volunteers to help count them. Every ten years, millions of painted lady butterflies arrive in a mass migration. Butterfly Conservation said that unusually high numbers of painted ladies had been spotted in Europe, heading towards the UK. The charity is urging people to take part in the annual ‘Big Butterfly Count’ to see if this year will be a...

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