Renewable energy beats coal for the first time
Jun28

Renewable energy beats coal for the first time

The Industrial Revolution began in Britain in the mid-18th Century. It was seen as a time of progress, of technological advances and of lives being made easier with the invention of machines that took labour away from workers. It was seen as a good thing. However, when we look back at that time, we can now assess the true impact that period had on our society, our economy and our environment. In 1882, the Edison Electric Light Station...

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Back to barter
Jun20

Back to barter

I have long believed that an easier, more locally sustainable way to live would be to go back to a barter and share system. I have loads of tomatoes, you have loads of eggs, we arrange between us how many of each equates to equal value and swap. Of course when I talk to people about this they always bring up the fact that one person would believe a kilo of tomatoes would be worth two dozen eggs, whereas another person would think it...

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Chagford Library unveils locally inspired mural by nationally renowned artist
Jun19

Chagford Library unveils locally inspired mural by nationally renowned artist

Chagford Library is officially unveiling its unique new mural, thanks to support from its local Friends Group and the talents of a local artist. The mural, which is inspired by the local surroundings and local characters, was commissioned by the Friends Group and was hand painted by local artist Steve Dooley, who is well-known for his murals and illustrations of author Kenneth Grahame’s classic characters from Wind in the Willows. The...

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The Big Picture – Nine Maidens
Jun18

The Big Picture – Nine Maidens

Photograph by Anna Curnow I am a landscape photographer based in Okehampton. I first picked up a camera many years ago while studying for my Art and Design A levels at Okehampton College. After many years of doing little with my camera I decided in 2013 that I needed a creative outlet so picked up my camera again and started photographing Dartmoor. I find Dartmoor a hugely inspiring landscape. It is wild and rugged with majestic tors...

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‘All the Tors’ challenge to go public
Jun17

‘All the Tors’ challenge to go public

Last year Emily Woodhouse became the first recorded person to walk to every tor on Dartmoor. Her ‘All the Tor’s’ challenge created a substantial donation for Dartmoor Search and Rescue. Now, inspired by her trek, Emily plans to make her All the Tors trek a popular Dartmoor challenge. The challenge consists of visiting the 119 named tors in the main OL28 open access area and can be taken on at any pace, from days to years, with no time...

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