Buckfast Abbey takes on first apprentice
Nov30

Buckfast Abbey takes on first apprentice

Lewis on the right, with Connor Clay, a Heating and Plumbing Engineer at Buckfast Abbey. With rising levels of youth unemployment in Devon, Buckfast Abbey has teamed up with a local training provider to launch a new apprenticeship scheme. Nineteen-year-old Lewis Ware has started a career as a trainee plumber in the Abbey’s busy works department, maintaining the Abbey Church, monastery, guesthouse, hotel and other buildings on the...

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Village Hall fundraising reaches its first target
Nov29

Village Hall fundraising reaches its first target

Ruby the dog greets the model of Sampford Courtenay Village Hall on its first outing, with owner Mike Carpenter.The scale model has been designed and completed by local artists and is part of the Village Hall Roof ‘Buy a Tile Appeal’. Copyright Chris Saville Sampford Courtenay Village Hall has revealed a new scale model which has been designed and completed by local artists and is part of the Village Hall Roof ‘Buy a Tile Appeal’. The...

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Support for unpaid carers programme is shortlisted for national award
Nov28

Support for unpaid carers programme is shortlisted for national award

A pioneering new project that supports unpaid carers has been heralded nationally and is shortlisted for a prestigious care award. It involves dedicated staff from Devon Carers, a service commissioned by Devon County Council and NHS Devon CCG, working closely with hospital teams to identify situations where carers are involved, and where support for those carers is needed for patients to return home safely, or prevent hospital...

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Papillon Dartmoor Distillery launches a new gin, Carabus, in celebration of rare Dartmoor beetle
Nov27

Papillon Dartmoor Distillery launches a new gin, Carabus, in celebration of rare Dartmoor beetle

Papillon Dartmoor Distillery launches a new gin, Carabus, in celebration of rare Dartmoor beetle.Claire Hyne with a bottle of Carabus Gin on Dartmoor. Copyright Chris Saville Papillon Dartmoor Distillery is based within the Dartmoor National Park in Moretonhampstead. It is a husband and wife team distilling small batch gin in copper alembic stills. In collaboration with local TV wildlife presenter Nick Baker, Papillon Dartmoor...

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Dartmoor group for young people launched
Nov27

Dartmoor group for young people launched

Gwen Hendry, founder of Dartmoor Young People for the Future, pictured on Mardon Down, near her home at Moretonhampstead. Copyright Chris Saville A new group for young people of between 16 and 21 who live in or near Dartmoor is being launched with funding support from the Dartmoor National Park Authority’s Coronavirus Community Support Grant (CCSG) Fund. This group is called Dartmoor Young People for the Future (DYPF), and under...

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