In Defiance of a Dictator
Mar22

In Defiance of a Dictator

PAUL CONROY – at the London Bridge Hospital with Joss Stone, Thursday March 1 2012. Kosovo, Libya, Afghanistan, Iraq and Syria. Sadly, those countries when uttered in succession instantly paint a picture of bombs, bullets and death. Paul Conroy is a war journalist who dedicated his work to finding the human stories amongst the chaos of warzones. Paul was a friend and colleague of Marie Colvin, the famous eye-patch wearing War...

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Happy 100th birthday Tony McCrum
Mar22

Happy 100th birthday Tony McCrum

Captain Tony McCrum, a former naval officer, celebrated his 100th birthday last week. The square of the pretty Dartmoor town of Chagford was lined with hundreds of well-wishers who sang happy birthday, accompanied by two pipers. This was followed by the bells of St Michael’s Church ringing across the square. With ancestors involved at the Battle of Trafalgar, and his father being, at one point, the Commander of HMS Hood, it is...

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Run 4 Rosie a Huge Success
Mar22

Run 4 Rosie a Huge Success

Last weekend saw over 200 runners aged between 2 and 78 years of age participate in the Run 4 Rosie sponsored run in Chagford, raising money for the Roy Castle Lung Cancer Foundation, and in memory of lifelong Chagfordian Rosie Webber. A swathe of blue and orange Roy Castle Run 4 Rosie vests headed off at 9am as the event was opened by Rosie’s husband Rod Webber. Throughout the next 24 hours, runners braved the elements to take on 5k,...

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More horses killed on  Devon’s roads
Mar22

More horses killed on Devon’s roads

Devon has seen a substantial increase in collisions between horses and cars, new figures have shown. 36 horses were killed on Devon’s roads in 2018, compared to no recorded horse deaths the previous year. The figures represent both roaming horses in National Parks and horses ridden on roads. Figures from the British Horse Society reveal that the overall number of ‘incidents’ ranging from traffic passing with too little room to full...

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Devon women finish  ‘world’s toughest row’
Mar01

Devon women finish ‘world’s toughest row’

After six weeks at sea, four women from Devon have become the first all-female crew this year to reach the finish line of a race dubbed the world’s toughest row. They valiantly rowed 3,000 miles in the Talisker Whisky Atlantic Challenge and were continuously challenged with early seasickness and power issues, and had to dig deep physically and mentally. However, Kirsty Barker, 28, Kate Salmon, 31, Rosalind West, 36, and Laura...

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Digitalk: EA Games done right
Feb28

Digitalk: EA Games done right

This is both a dig at EA Games the company, and a spotlight on excellent Early Access Games done very well which deserve our support. I’m finding more and more that I’m enjoying games in early access over triple A games, especially EA games who are notorious for releasing broken games and then fixing them at a later date. Which is disappointing as one of my most anticipated games for this year is EA’s Anthem, a brilliant take on a...

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