Determined Withies storm New Cross
Dec07

Determined Withies storm New Cross

Withycombe put on 35 unanswered points in the second half against New Cross, to steer themselves to an eighth successive league win in South Devon. As the game kicked off, it was the home side of New Cross that showed the early initiative with some good pressure pinning Withies in their own half. However, an intercepted pass by the visitors’ Paddy Haddad saw the ball swiftly make its way towards the New Cross try line. It...

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Green Issues: Stay strong this Christmas!
Dec05

Green Issues: Stay strong this Christmas!

I find Christmas the hardest time of year to stick to my guns about unnecessary waste and minimal plastic usage. I’m torn between knowing that shiny bows and sparkly paper is bad, yet not wanting to miss the look on my children’s faces when they see the presents under the tree on Christmas morning. I know small plastic toys are pretty useless and a waste of resources, but can’t help wanting to keep up the tradition of stockings filled...

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Histories & Mysteries: The Exeter man who helped start the American Revolution
Dec04

Histories & Mysteries: The Exeter man who helped start the American Revolution

On December 16th, 1773, thousands of miles away from his place of birth in Exeter, Devon, a man named John Rowe helped instigate one of the most significant events in human history. In fact, it wouldn’t be hyperbole to say that the actions of Devon-born John Rowe were fundamental in creating United States of America. Born on November 16th, 1715, to Joseph and Mary Rowe, John was one of three brothers who left the city, as a young man,...

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‘No Cold Callers’ scheme launched for farmers
Dec03

‘No Cold Callers’ scheme launched for farmers

© Guy Newman/Rekord Media. 07.10.2019. Front L-R Ros Hills NFU Mutual Regional Manager & Martin Beck Rural Affairs Police Officer launch the ‘No Cold Callers’ campaign with L-R rear Phoebe Ridley (NFU Mutual) David Keys and Maria Endean (Trading Standards) and Chris Collins (Rural Affairs Police Officer). A “no cold callers” scheme has been launched to combat rural crime and protect farmers in the South West. It will...

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Rangers in the making
Dec02

Rangers in the making

Nineteen teenagers have been recognised for their dedicated hard work and efforts towards conserving Dartmoor National Park as part of the Dartmoor National Park Authority’s (DNPA) Junior and Youth Ranger schemes. The group have been working hard since April this year, and were presented with an armful of certificates celebrating their achievements at a ‘graduation’ ceremony at Parke on Saturday, 16th November. In a new approach...

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Is vaping unhealthy? Of course it is!
Dec01

Is vaping unhealthy? Of course it is!

Vaping, e-cigarettes and pens have been hitting the news a lot recently. Every day we learn more and more about the risks and perils of vaping and I wanted to take the opportunity to put this into perspective. At no point am I going to defend or recommend vaping. It is undoubtably a harmful, addictive and destructive habit that you should never consider picking up unless you use it for its original intended purpose which is to ween...

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