BREAKING NEWS
Nov25

BREAKING NEWS

REINTRODUCTION OF OKEHAMPTON TO EXETER RAIL LINK GIVEN GREEN LIGHT IN GOVERNMENT’S NATIONAL INFRASTRUCTURE STRATEGY After years of campaigning by various interested parties, including The Moorlander, the much-publicised Okehampton to Exeter rail link, a victim of Dr Beeching’s swingeing cuts during the 1960’s has AT LAST been acknowledged as an important and vital link to the local community and businesses in the South West and will...

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The BIG Interview with Helen Balkwill
Nov21

The BIG Interview with Helen Balkwill

“Telling the story of the Boy from the Moor” Almost a year ago today, on 28th November, 2019, Helen Balkwill launched her debut book. A work of some 20 years in the researching and writing, it is a biography of her father, Peter Balkwill. This book paints a fascinating picture of life in 1960s Yemen, once a minor outpost of the old British Empire. The core story is about the unusual life and ultimately mysterious disappearance of...

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Histories and Mysteries: The disappearance of Agatha Christie
Nov20

Histories and Mysteries: The disappearance of Agatha Christie

Joop van Bilsen / Anefo – Photo of Agatha Christie Whether you believe that it was a publicity stunt or the result of a decline in her mental health, Agatha Christie’s 11-day disappearance in 1926 remains to this day one of her best unsolved mysteries. Christie is one of Devon’s own, born in Torquay on September 15th, 1890, to an American father and English mother. Despite living in a number of different places and travelling...

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Supermarket helps schools to feed self-isolating pupils
Nov19

Supermarket helps schools to feed self-isolating pupils

copyright – Anthony Devlin/PA Wire Morrisons has launched a new meal delivery service for schools that are feeding primary school children who are self-isolating. The supermarket is working with schools to provide children who would normally be eligible for free school meals with breakfast, lunch and snacks, seven days a week – for as long as they are self-isolating. Many school children are being asked to self-isolate due to...

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Prisoners to make ‘people-powered homes’
Nov18

Prisoners to make ‘people-powered homes’

Too many people leaving prison have no money, no skills and no home to go to. They end up homeless or re-offending, or both, and back in prison. This has shocking impacts on people’s lives and on the wider community. It is known as the revolving door of reoffending; a vicious circle that also costs the Criminal Justice System over £18 billion a year. There are no winners. Agile Homes is a people-centred business with a social impact...

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