Hedgehog care in Chudleigh
Oct22

Hedgehog care in Chudleigh

Hedgehogs are alive and well in Chudleigh. Residents have them hibernating and breeding in their gardens right in the centre of the town. Unfortunately, their activities also means they get injured on our roads during the night time as their territory can be extensive, maybe as much as a mile. Chudleigh Prickly Hedge is a new group which aims to support hedgehogs by raising awareness and support in the town and their Facebook page has...

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Two Dartmoor pensioners complete amazing run across the country
Oct21

Two Dartmoor pensioners complete amazing run across the country

Two pensioners from Dartmoor have just completed an amazing run across the north of the country, following Alfred Wainwright’s Coast to Coast Footpath from St Bees on the Cumbrian coast to Robin Hood’s Bay on the North Yorkshire coast line, a distance of 196 miles with a total ascent of about 28,000 feet. Mike Peace from Lustleigh, who is 69, and Bob Small from North Bovey, who is 71, are both accomplished athletes. Mike is one of...

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Fire cuts on hold
Oct20

Fire cuts on hold

Plans to close Ashburton Fire Station along with seven other fire stations, and the scrapping of 30 fire engines across the two counties of Devon and Somerset, are on hold as there has been a massive response from members of the public during the 12 week consultation. Devon and Somerset Fire and Rescue are trying to save £8.4 million. On the whole the public seem to be very much against the planned closures and cuts and have sent 700...

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Eureka moment in a Dartmoor tea shop
Oct19

Eureka moment in a Dartmoor tea shop

Two years ago a man walked into the Gateway Tea Room in Moretonhampstead on Dartmoor; he sat down at table, alone, away from the windows. He ordered tea and a slice of cake which was duly served to him. The man at table three was deep in thought but after some minutes, he smiled, drank his tea, finished his cake, paid and left. A few months ago the man returned to the tea rooms but this time he talked to the owners Samantha and Laurie...

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Prince William – New Blood for Duchy
Oct18

Prince William – New Blood for Duchy

Photo by Kelvin Boyes / Press Eye Prince Charles is preparing Prince William to take over the role of running the Duchy of Cornwall, although there is no date for the handover yet. The vast estate covers 130,000 acres in 23 counties, 700 farm tenancies, the Oval Cricket ground in South London and 20,000 acres on Dartmoor. In a two-part ITV documentary to be screened this month, Prince Charles has said: “It is time for new blood.” The...

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