WE’LL BE BACK: ON 26th JANUARY 2018
Dec29

WE’LL BE BACK: ON 26th JANUARY 2018

This is the 42 edition of The Moorlander, so after producing approxmatly 3,500 stories and features, 2,000 pictures, 150 Arts pages and 200 pages of Sport in eighteen months. I am going to restructure the paper to make more efficient, sharper, streamlining the accounts, advertising and hand over the day to day running of paper to others while I get on with what I do best – getting you, our readers, advertisers and supporters the best...

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THE YEAR
Dec29

THE YEAR

The year started and ended in tragedy in January a 66 year man was killed taking part in a hill climb off road motor event at Clifford Bridge near Drewsteignton after he was thrown from his open topped car and was trapped under the vehicle.  The community of Chagford said a fond farewell to Chagfarm founder Davon Friend, his wicker coffin was carried through the town before a service in the village hall. Davon had died a few days...

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DIGITALK: The fall of the last guardian – Net Neutrality
Dec29

DIGITALK: The fall of the last guardian – Net Neutrality

Net Neutrality has been in the news a lot in the last couple weeks and a lot of you might be wondering what it is and how the absence of it will affect us. Net neutrality is the principle that Internet service providers must treat all data on the Internet the same and not discriminate or charge differently by user, content, website, platform, application, type of attached equipment, or method of communication. What the removal of this...

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Dartmoor A New Exhibition
Dec29

Dartmoor A New Exhibition

A new exhibition ‘Dartmoor a Wild and Wondrous Region’ a portrait of Dartmoor Art, 1750 – 1920 has just opened at Royal Albert Memorial Museum in Exeter, and runs until 1st April. The exhibition is the largest of its kind for a generation and includes painting, watercolours, photographs and postcards from institutions and collection from across the land. The Wild and Wondrous exhibition in the footsteps of the Victorian is one of the...

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Work begins on resurrecting pub
Dec29

Work begins on resurrecting pub

Historic Plume of Feathers to reopen Work has begun at The Plume of Feathers pub in the centre of Okehampton.  Builders have made a start by taking down the steel sheeting that has covered the windows for the last decade. The planned reopening is due to take place on Saturday the 27th January, with food to be served by the end of February.  The historic pub which dates back to medieval times has been boarded up and shuttered for the...

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Devon police officers could get guns
Dec29

Devon police officers could get guns

Three police forces are considering plans to give guns to some uniformed bobbies on the beat in order to respond more quickly to a crisis situation, such as a terrorist attack.  The forces concerned are predominantly rural and senior officers believe that their geography could mean that the current system of specialist firearms officers could lead to delays in getting them to the scene.  One option under consideration is for some...

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