Police warning over county lines drug gangs
Feb08

Police warning over county lines drug gangs

Devon and Cornwall Police are asking the public to be on the lookout for vulnerable young people as they could be being used as drug mules for drug dealers. County Lines is what the police are calling the urban drug gangs from major cities such as London, Birmingham and Liverpool who peddle class A drugs such as heroin, crack cocaine and ecstasy. Police now believe there are over 2,000 County Lines, organised drug networks who exploit...

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Year in the life of  Moretonhampstead
Jan29

Year in the life of Moretonhampstead

Photographs by John Curno John Curno has been a photographer for most of his professional life, specialising in long term projects such as ‘A year in the life of Moretonhampstead’ which was undertaken in conjunction with Green Hill Arts Centre and Moretonhampstead Parish Council. Here John has focused on the shopkeepers and traders in the Dartmoor town. Jane Willis, Chairman of the Parish Council says in the introduction: “Hardly a...

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Chagstock Music Festival, bring on the summer
Jan25

Chagstock Music Festival, bring on the summer

Simon Ford, the organiser of the Chagstock Music Festival, has announced the Friday night headline act as From The Jam which is fronted by the original Jam Bass player Bruce Foxton. From the Jam will be playing punk mod sounds on the main stage on Friday 19th July. Chagstock Music Festival is known for its stunning location on a 70 acre site on Dartmoor at Whiddon Down and its diverse line up. Other acts at this year’s festival...

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SPEEDBOAT KIILLER TURNS HIMSELF IN
Jan24

SPEEDBOAT KIILLER TURNS HIMSELF IN

Jack Shepherd from Dartmoor turned himself in to the police in Tbilisi, Georgia, a former Soviet Union republic, on Wednesday after being on the run since last March. Shephard who was due to stand trial at the Old Bailey was sentenced in his absence to six years for the manslaughter of Charlotte Brown who he was trying to impress, the speedboat crashed on the River Thames in December 2015. While on bail Shepherd glassed a barman in...

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Reliving Dartmoor’s rocket launch

HIGH FLYER STEVE BENNETT GETS READY TO REACH FOR THE SKY ON DARTMOOR.PIC FROM RICHARD LAPPAS. Over 20 years ago, former toothpaste technician Steve Bennett launched his Starchaser 3 rocket from the heart of Dartmoor, near Okehampton. In this week’s spread, we remember that day: Mr Bennett’s space bid in March 1998 ended badly when his £70,000 rocket plunged to the ground seconds after take-off, setting alight two square miles of...

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