A calendar of postcards by Dartmoor Paul
Sep21

A calendar of postcards by Dartmoor Paul

Paul Rendell, also known as ’Dartmoor Paul’, was born in Plymouth and became enthusiastic about Dartmoor from an early age after being taken on numerous outings by his parents. Burrator and Sheepstor were two of the favourite places they went as a family. Very early he found he was fascinated by the moor’s industrial archaeology and its wildlife. After leaving school, Paul trained as a chef and worked in a number of establishments...

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The Ice Warrior: Jim McNeill
Sep06

The Ice Warrior: Jim McNeill

Jim McNeill started Ice Warrior in 2001 and, since then, has led seven expeditions, training over 350 people to cope with our planet’s most extreme conditions in the process. Jim isn’t an amateur when it comes to these kinds of dangerous explorations, having been involved in literally hundreds of expeditions, multiple plane crashes and was away for 12 weeks as a safety advisor on David Attenborough’s Frozen Planet. His quest, along...

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Massive reform of prison system
Sep06

Massive reform of prison system

David Gauke MP, the Justice Secretary, has announced a £30million package to tackle organised crime in prisons and introduce incentives for good behaviour. New technology will be used to identify, target and disrupt ‘Criminal lynchpins’ who orchestrate gangs from behind bars. As part of action to enhance safety, security and decency across the estate, a new digital tool will enable prisons to build a more detailed picture of the kind...

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Antiques Roadshow at Buckfast Abbey
Sep06

Antiques Roadshow at Buckfast Abbey

Buckfast Abbey will welcome BBC Antiques Roadshow on Thursday 13th September from 9.30am – 4.30pm. Fiona Bruce and the team will be waiting to find out more about Devon’s beloved treasures and family heirlooms, find out the hidden stories behind the items and offer free advice and valuation. The roadshow will be held in the grounds of the historic Buckfast Abbey, which this year celebrates 1000 years of history having been founded in...

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Inside Time
Sep06

Inside Time

The other day I was given by a prison visitor a newspaper which I have never seen or heard of before – Inside Time, a national monthly newspaper for prisoners and detainees circulated at prison up and own the country with a distribution of 60,000. This was the August 2018 edition of the newspaper, so as a newspaperman of several years I was surprised to learn that Inside Time was launched in 1990. You can’t buy it at the...

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