PROBABLY THE BEST POSTMASTER GETS QUEENS AWARD
Jun13

PROBABLY THE BEST POSTMASTER GETS QUEENS AWARD

Stuart Rogers, the Postmaster of Ashburton Post office, has been awarded the British Empire Medal in the Queens’ Birthday Honours list. Stuart is to receive the award for services to the Post Office in Ashburton and the local community. Stuart and his wife Jackie took over the Ashburton Post Office five years ago after working in retail for many years. Stuart and Jackie have transformed the towns post office to become the beating...

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Dartmoor Hermit to become first British Saint since 16th century
Jun13

Dartmoor Hermit to become first British Saint since 16th century

John Bradburne, who lived in isolation on Dartmoor, is set to become Britain’s first saint since the 1500s. Bradburne gave his life for others. In September 1979, the English-born missionary, poet and warden of Mutemwa leper colony in Zimbabwe, then Rhodesia, was caught up in the country’s civil war, the Rhodesian Bush War. His friends told him to flee the imminent arrival of the bloodthirsty ZANU-PF guerrillas who thought he...

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Thousands attend Contemporary Craft Festival
Jun13

Thousands attend Contemporary Craft Festival

The Contemporary Craft Festival took place last weekend in Bovey Tracey bring together hundreds of crafts people from all over the country. The craft festival, now celebrating fifteen years of making, is the West Counties biggest craft festival attracting thousands of visitors to the town and is a major boost to the local economy. The festival was blessed with beautiful sunny weather, has recently won a number of awards including the...

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‘…it went off right under my helmet!’
May30

‘…it went off right under my helmet!’

One of the first soldiers to witness the horrors of Belsen concentration camp On June 6, it’ll be 74 years since Allied troops began one of the most audacious and daring operations of the Second World War: the invasion of France. In this edition of The Big Interview, we meet Légion d’honneur recipient John Gardiner – a veteran of D-Day, the Battle of the Ardennes and one of the first soldiers to step foot inside Bergen-Belsen...

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40 Mile Diversion for Road Closure
May30

40 Mile Diversion for Road Closure

A road on Dartmoor is due to be closed for 10 days for repairs, with a diversion of up to 40 miles in place for traffic. At the moment, there are temporary traffic lights in place at Great Tree Park on the A382 near Chagford due to a collapsed culvert (a structure allowing water to flow under the road). The temporary traffics light have been in place for a number of months while repairs have been taking place, but the contractor has...

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WOMAN FACES CHARGES TO CLEAR UP FLYTIPPER’S MESS
May30

WOMAN FACES CHARGES TO CLEAR UP FLYTIPPER’S MESS

An elderly lady living on the edge of Dartmoor is facing potential charges for failure to clear away waste from her land. In May 2017 she generously allowed a man to use her barn to ‘sort house clearance’. From May to November 2017 this man systematically dumped toxic waste, asbestos, used nappies, plastic, rubble, rubber – many hundreds of tons of mixed waste – all illegally dumped in and around the borrowed barn. On the...

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