Students are treated like ‘another species’
Nov09

Students are treated like ‘another species’

Students in Exeter are treated by councillors “like they are another species”, according to the leader of the city’s council. Councillor Pete Edwards was speaking at a meeting where plans for a huge student flats development were approved for the University of Exeter’s Streatham Campus. He raised concerns about the treatment of students after Councillor Percy Prowse said he was worried about the number of them...

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Warning over homes planned for Devon
Nov08

Warning over homes planned for Devon

Too many homes are being planned for Devon over the next decade, most to be built on greenfield sites and two-thirds will be bought by people who have moved into the county according to conservation charity CPRE Devon, which launched an independent report. CPRE Devon commissioned an independent, six-month-long study ‘Devon Housing Needs Evidence 2018’ to find out how many extra homes and what type of homes were really needed across...

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Drake’s Island goes on for sale for £6m
Oct19

Drake’s Island goes on for sale for £6m

You’ll need a cool £6 million to take on this six-acre property off the coast of Plymouth, once used to defend against France and Spain. Unfortunately, it’s not as yet a Caribbean-style paradise, thanks to its centuries-old derelict gun battery, former barracks, crumbling ablution blocks, commanding officer’s house and guardhouse. However, the current owners of Drake’s Island hope a buyer will be drawn to the site’s huge potential as...

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Jennie shares her royal memories
Mar22

Jennie shares her royal memories

Jennie Bond, the former BBC royal commentator, officially opened Stannary Gardens luxury housing development in Chagford last week. She spoke of her fourteen years as royal correspondent, covering events around the world including the Windsor Castle fire in 1992 and the divorces of Prince Andrew and the Prince of Wales. She revealed that she spent time with Princess Diana at Kensington Palace after Diana and Prince Charles had...

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Biggest House Sale Ever on Dartmoor
Mar08

Biggest House Sale Ever on Dartmoor

  Holy Street Manor sells for £5.5m One of the most significant property sales on Dartmoor ever was completed in the last few weeks with the sale of Holy Street Manor for £5.5 million. Set in ancient woodland near Chagford and just down the road from the Gidleigh Park Hotel, the 19 acre Grade II listed Holy Street Manor has a medieval core, extended and rebuilt in 1914 using Dartmoor granite with stone mullion windows. During the...

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Prickly Ball Farm Hedgehog Rescue Centre for sale
Feb23

Prickly Ball Farm Hedgehog Rescue Centre for sale

The established tourist attraction and leisure opportunity, in East Ogwell just outside Newton Abbot, Devon has been placed on the market by Commercial Property Agents, Charles Darrow. Established in 1980, the farm swiftly became well known as the home of the Hedgehog Rescue Centre, however, years on, there have been several additions to this well-known tourist destination It has been placed on the market for £1,275,000. A spokesman...

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