Very hip and very retro
Dec04

Very hip and very retro

It’s the kind of place you would find in Shoreditch or Hoxton in London or Greenwich Village in New York; very cool and hip and something really different down here on Dartmoor. Siobhan Hayles and her husband Mat have opened a very retro lifestyle shop, café, and soon to be licenced restaurant called Rust and the Wolf. The former car body spray shop and kitchen making workshop in Ashburton has been transformed into an Americana retail...

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Police dog Bowser looking for a new home
Dec03

Police dog Bowser looking for a new home

PD Bowser, age seven, is retiring at the end of the year. After many years of loyal service Bowser has a tail or two to tell. The police dog has served with Firearms officers, maintained public order and has even tracked high-risk missing people. “Ideally we would like to re-home him in Devon”, said Alison Cruwys of Devon and Cornwall Police. “We always visit the house to make sure its suitable so keeping him in Devon would be ideal....

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Exeter Athletic inflict first defeat on North Tawton
Dec02

Exeter Athletic inflict first defeat on North Tawton

This was the clash of the top two – North Tawton, the league leaders and Exeter Athletic sitting in second place with a game in hand, so there was a lot to play for. The Exeter team arrived looking very confident. It was a pretty even first 10 minutes. An early penalty to North Tawton got the score board moving with a successful kick made by James Bowden. More than ever the extra weight of the opposing pack gave the North Tawton...

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Proposed Development at Whiddon Down
Dec01

Proposed Development at Whiddon Down

There is a new proposed development on land next to the roundabout at Whiddon Down. In a recent presentation to Drewsteignton Parish Council, James Gibbs from estate agents Jackson Stops, who specialises in Land and New Homes and who are acting for Thompsons Transport of Moretonhampstead, said that at the moment this was just a proposal and a full planning procedure will have to be gone through. The parish councillors have asked the...

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“I did just want someone to come and save me.” – Alison Hernandez
Nov30

“I did just want someone to come and save me.” – Alison Hernandez

When you think of the police force, it’s hard not to bring to your mind an image of hardened, tough, stern officers who have been moulded by each and every incident and crime they have had to deal with during their career. For people that don’t know much about the Police and Crime Commissioner role, you’d expect to meet the typical police officer but who deals with policy. This was not the person I met when I sat down with Devon and...

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Brexit jargon-buster
Nov30

Brexit jargon-buster

Confused by Brexit? Fear not, you are not alone. Over the last two years a number of confusing words and acronyms have become commonplace. This is your plain speaking and impartial guide to some key aspects in the Brexit saga. The Customs Union This simply refers to the group of EU countries and how they trade with each other, essentially a free trade area with no tariffs. It reduces the need for customs checks at borders with the aim...

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