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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Fox hunting vote under threat
Dec29

Fox hunting vote under threat

The Prime Minister Theresa May has been warned that she faces a backlash from rural communities such as Dartmoor if she scraps her pledge to give a free vote to MPs on overturning the hunting ban to woo urban voters. This comes as the traditional Boxing Day hunts across Dartmoor and the South West took place. The Sunday Times has reported that Mrs May was preparing to drop the commitment in a speech in the New Year. During the...

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Has Devon got a drug problem?
Dec14

Has Devon got a drug problem?

70% Rise in drug use in Devon & Cornwall Drug busts have soared by nearly 70% in Devon and Cornwall in the space of only 12 months, shocking new figures have revealed. Officers in the two counties recorded 4,360 drug seizures in 2016/17, a 69% rise on the previous year, with cocaine, crack and Ecstasy driving the upward trend. To put this figure into context, drugs busts dropped by 7% across England and Wales as a whole in the...

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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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