Wheelchair rugby star an inspiration
Feb14

Wheelchair rugby star an inspiration

during the Devon Ability Games South at Plymouth Life Centre on the 22 January. PHOTO: Tom Sandberg/PPAUK 100’s of Devon youngsters headed to Barnstaple on Wednesday, 5th February for a day of friendly sporting competition. They took part in a variety of events including archery, sitting volleyball and new age kurling. The Devon Ability Games were staged at the Tarka Tennis Centre and gave children from Special Educational Needs (SEN)...

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Premier Inn submits amended designs for Ashburton hotel
Feb13

Premier Inn submits amended designs for Ashburton hotel

Premier Inn has submitted amended designs for its proposed £5.2 million hotel in Ashburton. The new designs reflect feedback from Dartmoor National Park Authority and are the result of discussions between the Authority’s planning officers and Premier Inn following the deferral of the planning application by Dartmoor National Park Authority’s Development Control Committee in October last year. The proposals for a new 80-bedroom Premier...

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BEYOND THE HOUND OF THE BASKERVILLES, PART ONE

© PAUL ATLAS-SAUNDERS “I sprang to my feet, my inert hand grasping my pistol, my mind paralysed by the dreadful shape which had sprung out upon us from the shadows of the fog. A hound it was, an enormous coal-black hound, but not such a hound as mortal eyes have ever seen. ‘Fire burst from its open mouth, its eyes glowed with a smouldering glare, its muzzle and hackles and dewlap were outlined in flickering flame. Never in the...

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100,000 trees planted on Dartmoor
Feb10

100,000 trees planted on Dartmoor

There was a big gathering at Brook Manor, Buckfastleigh, on the first Sunday in February, when Moor Trees, the South Brent charity, celebrated the planting of 100,000 native trees across Dartmoor. Their patron, RSPB chair Kevin Cox was joined by staff, volunteers and Trustees to witness the marking of this titanic project. Adam Owen, Director of Moor Trees told The Moorlander: “Over that last 20 years Moor Trees has grown and planted...

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£149,994 to tackle rough sleeping in South Hams
Feb09

£149,994 to tackle rough sleeping in South Hams

Anthony Mangnall has welcomed news that the South Hams will receive an additional £149,994 to tackle rough sleeping this year to support some of the most vulnerable people in the community. Councils will receive a share of an additional £112 million through the Rough Sleeping Initiative to help get people off the streets and in to safe and secure accommodation. It builds on the Prime Minister’s drive to end homelessness and the...

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