SUPPORT THE MOORLANDER CROWDFUNDER CAMPAIGN
May16

SUPPORT THE MOORLANDER CROWDFUNDER CAMPAIGN

Launched in June 2016, the last two years have been a remarkable journey for ex Fleet Street photo-journalist Stuart Clarke. It’s been an amazing account of how one man’s dream and leap of faith has defied all the odds and turned that dream into a reality. Now well established as Dartmoor’s ONLY independently-owned fortnightly newspaper, The Moorlander champions local news and thought-provoking issues accompanied by...

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Dunkirk. Sicily. Salerno. Anzio. Fréjus. One man’s incredible war at sea
May16

Dunkirk. Sicily. Salerno. Anzio. Fréjus. One man’s incredible war at sea

The TM2 Interview with Captain Tony McCrum RN Sitting drinking coffee in a quintessentially English home, tucked away in a secluded cul-de-sac surrounded by the rolling hills of Dartmoor, you couldn’t be further away from the decks of HMS Skipjack during the Dunkirk evacuation or the beaches of Salerno during the invasion of Italy. But these are the events that punctuated one man’s remarkable 34-year career in the British Navy....

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The Leica Man
May16

The Leica Man

Words & photographs by Derek Hunter I photograph whatever quickens my pulse! In recent years I have developed a passion for unposed pictures of people going about everyday life. I continue to retain a fondness for black and white where, with suitable subjects, I can introduce a sense of drama into the scene by eliminating the distraction of colour. Having developed an interest in photography in my teens, I later undertook formal...

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Possible day release for prisoners
May16

Possible day release for prisoners

Prisoners from HMP Dartmoor and Channings Wood could be released during the day, a recent report by the Prison Reform Trust reveals. The day release prisoners would be able to go to work in the hope that it would help resettlement and improve behaviour inside jails across the country. Release on temporary licence (ROTL) has fallen in recent years but should be used more widely to include Category C prisoners. Trust director Peter...

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Mini Moreton Music Day – A huge success
May16

Mini Moreton Music Day – A huge success

The fourth Mini Music Day for young musicians under 18 years of age took place on Sunday 6th May in the Horse in Moretonhampstead and was a resounding success. Over 100 young musicians from all over Dartmoor and beyond performed to a packed audience from soloists, duos, bands and choirs – covering genres of classical, jazz, folk, choral, rock and pop. Not only did the performers enjoy the day but so did the large audience who...

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Two Hills Race…. A Potted History
May16

Two Hills Race…. A Potted History

By Chris Webber The race came about from a suggestion by Mary Morton to the chairman of Chagford Lions Club that, as part of the 1977 Queen’s Silver Jubilee celebrations, a race should be held which included running up and down Meldon and Nattadon hills. This was agreed and the inaugural “Two Hills Race”- a distance of just over three miles was planned for Tuesday 7th June 1977; the race to start from the Jubilee Field...

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