Digitalk: Winter games – where are they
Oct30

Digitalk: Winter games – where are they

© CD Projekt Red Lets face it. With all the restrictions from COVID-19 keeping us home a lot more than usual, we have all ended up getting a little tired of the gaming content we already have. Do you really want to do a 12th playthrough of Assassin’s Creed Origins? Do you really want to play another round of Warzone? You’ve already put enough hours in to consider going pro. With the imminent arrival of the new consoles on 10th and...

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Santa’s had to diversify
Oct30

Santa’s had to diversify

A portrait of Santa Claus sitting at his home with a laptop. Miracle time. Christmas, New Year. An online Santa’s Grotto has ramped up its recruitment drive, with more ‘St Nick’s’ needed to meet demand for the Christmas-themed video call. Santa’s Grotto Live has seen a surge in demand in recent weeks, as parents prepare for a Christmas with a difference this year. As more venues are forced to announce the cancellation of their...

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The Toy Shop raises double their fundraising target
Oct30

The Toy Shop raises double their fundraising target

Jade Oliver, The Toy Shop, Okehampton. © Chris Saville Jade Oliver-Deacon from The Toy Shop in Red Lion Yard, Okehampton has spent the month of October raising money for the Hospicecare in Exeter, who provided end of life care for her mum Gilly. Jade invited all of her suppliers to donate a toy, book or game to her fundraiser and 100% of the proceeds raised will go directly to the Hospice.Gilly used to work in the toy shop with Jade...

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Histories and Mysteries: Devon historian seeking to shed light on forgotten war
Oct30

Histories and Mysteries: Devon historian seeking to shed light on forgotten war

Joe Plant, author of Malaya 1948-60 2020 is the 60th anniversary of the end of what is commonly referred to as the ‘Malayan Emergency’ – a conflict fought between Commonwealth armed forces and pro-independence fighters of the Malayan National Liberation Army. This was the country’s attempt to escape from the clutches of the British Empire. Now, a Devon-based historian, Joe Plant – who had served briefly in Malaya – is trying to shed...

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Multicultural Heritage Exhibition opens in Okehampton
Oct30

Multicultural Heritage Exhibition opens in Okehampton

Greta button, a volunteer at the Museum of Dartmoor Life with the new banners for the Telling Our Stories project. © Chris Saville A new exhibition exploring and celebrating the multicultural heritage of Okehampton opened at the Museum of Dartmoor Life on Monday 26th October, 2020, but if you’ve missed it, never fear – from 2nd November the exhibition will be displayed around the town as a trail during November, 2020. The exhibition...

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