Folkmoor: Christmas Food Traditions
Dec18

Folkmoor: Christmas Food Traditions

There’s no doubt that food plays a big part in our Christmas celebrations. But have you ever stopped to wonder what the origins of some of our popular Christmas foods are? Casting the net wider than our usual local traditions, as a Yuletide treat here is a look at just a few of the items you may find on your table this year. In the run up to Christmas, many people (both the young and the not-so-young) will be enjoying opening the...

Read More
Recycling over Christmas
Dec17

Recycling over Christmas

Read More
Aiming towards a net-zero Devon
Dec16

Aiming towards a net-zero Devon

By Peter Embling The Devon Youth Parliament drew together a Devon Youth Climate Forum of climate experts, plus over a hundred of Devon’s students, to discuss how best to reduce carbon emissions in the county. It was all part of contributing to the goals of the Devon Carbon Plan, ‘a Net-Zero Task Force … which will use its specialist knowledge and experience to produce an evidence-led Devon Carbon Plan. This will consider the earliest,...

Read More
Charities help those without a home at Christmas
Dec15

Charities help those without a home at Christmas

PHOTO COURTESY WWW.BANKSY.CO.UK As family and friends gather around their Christmas dinners this year, others will turn to charities such as Shekinah Mission and St Petrock’s, not just for help, but company, warmth and a hot meal. Homelessness is rising in our streets and this Christmas many will sleep rough, out in the cold. Thankfully, organisations are on hand to offer warm food, supplies and advice, but not without the help of...

Read More
A Christmas message from…
Dec14

A Christmas message from…

Reverend Paul Seaton-Burn – Rector of the Whiddon Parishes I met him the other day along New Street; I’d know those eyes anywhere. I saw him again, fetching the ball when it almost landed on top of the Pavilion at Zeal (kicking it back to those lads on the Rec with a nifty move, he’s surprisingly quick). Someone saw him trying to hitch a ride along the Venton Straight; the cars and the coaches and the Thompsons lorries kept...

Read More