New walking routes offer fresh inspiration to enjoy Dartmoor
Sep18

New walking routes offer fresh inspiration to enjoy Dartmoor

Dartmoor Princetown Walk. A walker makes his way from South Hessary Tor back to Princetown. A series of ‘Welcome to Dartmoor’ walking routes have been launched to introduce people to Dartmoor’s history, heritage and habitats. Dartmoor National Park Authority has developed routes to encourage less confident walkers to explore the National Park and understand the landscape they’re seeing. Each walk gives people opportunities to eat and...

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National housing review – how many homes?
Sep18

National housing review – how many homes?

An independent report for Devon CPRE shows the Government is planning for almost twice as many new homes as England needs over the next twenty years. The Government is planning to build 85% more new homes than England needs over the next two decades – a staggering over-provision of more than three million new-build properties. That’s the shock finding of the latest report on national housing need, produced on behalf of the countryside...

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Working together to keep Dartmoor special
Sep18

Working together to keep Dartmoor special

L-r Ally Kohler – DNPa, Pc Martin Beck, Alison Hernandez – Pcc, Peter Harper – DNPa, Jos Mead – Ablou facilities ltd, Ben Robinson – Forestry England,Dave Roberts and Louis Bedmall – Marshals, Paul Glanville – DNPa ranger. Nature and wildlife are starting to recover at a much-loved Dartmoor beauty spot thanks to emergency powers aimed at reducing fly camping and anti-social behaviour. Dartmoor...

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The sky’s the limit for Dartmoor daredevil Maureen
Sep18

The sky’s the limit for Dartmoor daredevil Maureen

A thrill-seeking pensioner who lost her husband to cancer has braved an adrenaline-fuelled skydive to raise money for charity. Maureen Shepheard, a former nurse from Okehampton, took to the skies last weekend in a stereotype-busting freefall that she had planned to complete in her 80th year. Thanks to the generosity of friends, family and the public, Maureen has raised a sky-high running total of almost £2,000 for Hospiscare....

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£500,000 for research to diagnose tuberculosis
Sep04

£500,000 for research to diagnose tuberculosis

Ground-breaking scientific research aimed at detecting tuberculosis in cattle (bTB) will take place after five projects were awarded a combined investment of £500,000. bTB is one of the most difficult and intractable animal health challenges that England faces today. More than 30,000 cattle are slaughtered each year due to bTB and cattle diagnostics are one of a range of tools that will help the country eradicate the disease in...

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