Wildlife affected by pollution at Stover
Feb08

Wildlife affected by pollution at Stover

Trees are being cut down at Stover Country Park to help improve the water quality at the Nature Reserve. Over the years, water run-off from the A38 and Drumbridges roundabout has carried pollution from traffic, such as oil and metal residue from vehicle brakes, into the lake at the Country Park. This, along with other factors, has contributed to the poor water quality of the lake and reduced the diversity of wildlife in the park, says...

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READ THIS – A SHOCKING CONFLICT OF INTEREST
Jan26

READ THIS – A SHOCKING CONFLICT OF INTEREST

Dame Ruth Carnall is the former chair of the North East West Clinical Commissioning Group (NEW Devon CCG) who were responsible for closing a number of NHS medical service in the county, including in-patient beds and the maternity unit at Okehampton Hospital and in-patient beds at Holsworthy Hospital. Former NHS executive, Dame Ruth Carnall also heads the private consultancy firm Carnall Farrar which was paid millions of pounds in...

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Staff shortages and drug problems at Dartmoor Prison
Jan26

Staff shortages and drug problems at Dartmoor Prison

Staff shortages at Dartmoor Prison have led to a range of problems including increasing levels of self-harm among inmates and prisoners being locked in their cells for long periods of time, according to a new report. Difficulties surrounding the import of new psychoactive substances – also known as Spice – and struggles in dealing with the ageing prison population are also highlighted in the latest report by the Independent Monitoring...

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Trains are returning to Dartmoor
Jan26

Trains are returning to Dartmoor

In a paper called Connecting People: A Strategic Vision for Rail, the Department for Transport said the line between Exeter and Okehampton was one of those being looked at. Now passenger trains could also soon be running on a disused rail line from Newton Abbot to Heathfield. The four mile stretch of line was closed in 1959, and in recent years, use of the line has dwindled to just the occasional freight train. But the permission to...

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Sixty years on
Jan26

Sixty years on

The Munich Air Disaster Changed Football After the War, under their inspiring Scottish manager Matt Busby Manchester United became one of the most brilliant and exciting football teams in England. They won the FA Cup in 1948 and in 1957 the young ‘Busby babes’ were the first English Club to enter the European Cup. The following year, on the 6 February 1958, on the way back from Yugoslavia and a 3-3 draw with Red Star...

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It’s expensive to shop green
Jan26

It’s expensive to shop green

Since the airing of Blue Planet II there has been much talk and debate about the extent of our use of plastic. Theresa May has given the token politician’s speech about abolishing all ‘avoidable’ plastic waste by 2042, a move that has drawn criticism from environmental groups for lacking detail and having too long a timescale. She has spoken about supermarkets having ‘plastic free’ aisles which, if was brought into reality, would be a...

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