Councillors reject merger plan
Nov02

Councillors reject merger plan

Plans to merge West Devon District Council with South Hams District Council have been thrown up into the air after the former voted against the merger.  West Devon councillors voted 18 to 13 against the plans to form a single district council to cover the two regions.  This vote comes after a public consultation into the plans saw 55.46% of residents in West Devon and 85.98% of those in the South Hams vote against the proposals. The...

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Chagford Pony Sales
Oct19

Chagford Pony Sales

The annual pony sales took place last week at the Chagford Market with nearly double the amount of ponies for sale as last year. 245 riding ponies, Dartmoor fillies, colts, mares and stallions were auctioned by Rendells. There is only one pony sale on Dartmoor after the sale in Tavistock finished a few years ago, when the future of the Chagford Pony Sale also looked in doubt. However it seems to have pulled round with more ponies,...

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Dartmoor Real Ale Trail
Oct19

Dartmoor Real Ale Trail

The real ale drinkers guide to Dartmoor pubs. A Dartmoor Real Ale Trail, featuring 39 pubs on and around the moor, has been launched by local business Dartmoor Accommodation. The brainchild of owner, Lisa Jenkins and Julian Tarrant-Boyce, the Dartmoor Real Ale Trail lists the pubs, their ales and amenities and also features a fun and informative map of the area. “Our research has shown The Dartmoor Real Ale Trail should be popular...

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THANK YOU JOHN MAJOR AND TONY BLAIR
Oct05

THANK YOU JOHN MAJOR AND TONY BLAIR

58 people were dead and over 500 injured by the time mass killer Stephen Paddock committed suicide in his 32nd floor hotel room of the Mandalay Hotel in Las Vegas, after shooting at festival goers at the Route 91 Harvest music festival on the Vegas strip last Sunday evening. Inside Paddock’s hotel room police found 23 guns including many assault rifles, another 19 guns were found at Paddock’s home. Shootings like this are all too...

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Funding boost for every local school
Sep21

Funding boost for every local school

Mel Stride MP for Central Devon has welcomed the Government’s final decision on the new National Funding Formula for schools and high needs pupils. Figures released show all 43 schools within his constituency will be better off, with the most rural schools set to receive as much as 20% extra funding from 2018/19. Earlier this year MP Mel was concerned that some of the larger schools in Central Devon could lose out as the Government...

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