Victims of the Drug Supply Epidemic – A Special Report
Jul11

Victims of the Drug Supply Epidemic – A Special Report

Two weeks ago, Devon was once again rocked by the drugs related death of a teenager. 15 year old Hannah Bragg died after taking a substance in Tavistock, and last weekend on July 6th, Shakira Pellow from Cornwall was pronounced dead, again after taking an unknown substance. Unsubstantiated reports have been heard that drugs are becoming an uncontrollable problem in some of Devon’s schools, with dealers actually entering school...

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TM2 – The Interview: Simon Ford
Jul11

TM2 – The Interview: Simon Ford

Please welcome Mr Chagstock to the stage: the one and only Si Ford! Si Ford has been running Chagstock – “The best little festival in the South West”, according to Adrian Edmondson – since its first fledgling outing in Si’s mother’s garden in 2003. “It was really just a weekend party. I asked a few friends down, got a few musicians and my old school band back together and built a little stage in the back garden. It turned...

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Wild flower meadows decline by 97%
Jul11

Wild flower meadows decline by 97%

Wild flower meadows should be granted the same protection as ancient woodland a conservation charity Plantlife say. Intensive grazing, ploughing and development have reduced wild flower meadows by 97% since the 1930s. Plantlife have a plan that calls for the creation of 300,000 acres of meadows (the size of Bedfordshire) over the next 25 years and for ‘legislative protection’. The charity says that wild strawberries, ragged robin and...

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Dogs, eggs and laughter at Belstone
Jul11

Dogs, eggs and laughter at Belstone

Belstone is always beautiful with a stunning backdrop in one of this county’s prettiest villages, but on the day of the village fair it was bathed in sunshine and baking on the hottest day of the year. Most of the hundreds of people who attended made for the shade of the trees with ice creams or lollies in hand to watch the dog racing organised by Ian Brackenby which had the spectators in fits of laughter, followed by the star...

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COULD THIS BE YOU?
Jul11

COULD THIS BE YOU?

Maybe this was you in this beautiful photograph taken from Meldon across Dartmoor into the sunset while photographer Sarah Clarke was out for an evening walk with her husband Richard and their new puppy. Sarah spotted this couple embracing and took this delightful picture. Sarah, a photographer from the nearby town of Chagford, would like to find the couple just so she can send them a copy as a keepsake. If you are the couple or you...

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Green dragon on Dartmoor
Jul11

Green dragon on Dartmoor

The British Royal Marines have carried out this year’s Exercise Green Dragon on Dartmoor in order to test all of the logistics regiment’s components. Green Dragon is a validation exercise designed to determine whether a logistics task group is capable and ready to be deployed with the lead commando group, anywhere worldwide and under any environmental condition. Exercise Green Dragon involved the Commando Logistics Regiment (CLR),...

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