Amateur photographer with an eye for a view
Oct16

Amateur photographer with an eye for a view

Copyright Margaret Spittle Amateur photographer Margaret Spittles captured this delightful photograph of the sun rising whilst out walking on Dartmoor recently. She shared a little about her interest in photography and the moor: “Since I was in my teens I have always been interested in images, and nature, and initially I tried to capture these by painting. Being part of the wonderful countryside that surrounds us encouraged me to...

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Tavistock struggle against slick Bradford Town
Oct16

Tavistock struggle against slick Bradford Town

Given the current COVID-19 restrictions prohibiting the EFL from hosting fans, it was nice to see a decent turnout for Tavistock, whose fans were not put off by the drizzly rain on Saturday afternoon, which calmed down just before kick-off. A late turn out from Bradford Town, who arrived at the stadium at 14:30, delayed the kick-off by 15 minutes. Both sides started the game strong, with Bradford getting stuck into the challenges...

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Folkmoor: Laying Ghosts
Oct16

Folkmoor: Laying Ghosts

As we are approaching All Hallows Eve, Samhain or Hallowe’en (depending on your viewpoint) we should all be on our guard for the possibility of increased hauntings! As a liminal boundary time, Hallowe’en (to use the modern generic term for the period for simplicity) is a time associated with things ghostly because the veil between the worlds is said to be thin, allowing those on the other side to more easily pass through … if that is...

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Firearms and fatals – Thirty years at the heart of the British Police Force
Oct16

Firearms and fatals – Thirty years at the heart of the British Police Force

Ex Police office Harrye Tangye with his book about his time in the force. Copyright Chris Saville One thing that my work in journalism has taught me, is that some of the most fascinating people you’ll ever meet aren’t the ones on front pages of magazines or on the small screen. No, they are actually the ones that go out every day and do extraordinary things, that I think it would be fair to say that many of us take for granted. Our...

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Public money for the public good?
Oct16

Public money for the public good?

With Okehampton Common in the news this week, Dartmoor resident and environmental campaigner Tony Whitehead looks at the way the public supports farming on Dartmoor, and why… Farmers have a significant say over how Dartmoor’s landscape is managed, and what it is managed for. But if they are in receipt of public money, which most are, then the Government needs to ensure that basic standards are kept that benefit both the place and the...

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