Vibrant and creative new Art House launching in South Brent
Dec18

Vibrant and creative new Art House launching in South Brent

PHOTO CREDITS: FLO PEARSON A new creative space is being launched at the Old School Community Centre in South Brent. Set up as a Community Interest Company (CIC) this year, Art House is an arts, making and mending space at the Old School Community Centre, half of which is being restored into two beautiful studios suitable for art and craft. The new enterprise will be offering regular classes in printmaking, ceramics, life drawing,...

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The Big Interview: With Julian Stockwin
Dec17

The Big Interview: With Julian Stockwin

“I wanted to go to sea ever since I can remember” We are incredibly blessed in Devon to be home to so many creative people, from musicians to artists and authors. Perhaps it’s something in the water, or maybe it’s the famous Dartmoor scenery, or the two dramatic coastlines that inspires the imagination of so many that call this county home. This edition’s Big Interview is another prime example. I have always been fascinated by fiction...

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Histories and Mysteries: Concealed ferrets and shredded trousers – Some unusual Devon crimes Part 1
Dec15

Histories and Mysteries: Concealed ferrets and shredded trousers – Some unusual Devon crimes Part 1

Chapel of St Clare at Livery Dole – Copyright Richard Dorrell Although generally a peaceful place, Devon has – like everywhere else in the country – its share of crime. Thankfully only a small percentage of recorded crimes are especially dangerous or a threat to life. Looking back through history, many crimes in Devon have more unusual aspects. Consider the title of this column. Those were two examples of the more bizarre nature...

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Teignbridge in lockdown despite lowest national infection rate
Dec13

Teignbridge in lockdown despite lowest national infection rate

The Government has been criticised for ‘lumping’ all of Devon into a Tier 2 lockdown as Teignbridge had the lowest infection rate of COVID-19 in the country in the week before the restrictions eased. Newton Abbot MP, Anne Marie Morris, who voted against the Government’s tiered system last week, called the restrictions as ‘cruelly misjudged’. She said: “Since the first lockdown, I have ardently lobbied against further strict...

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COVID-19 stretching dilapidated Dartmoor prison
Dec12

COVID-19 stretching dilapidated Dartmoor prison

Copyright Myles Pinkney Following an inspection in late September, a report published in November highlighted concerns over the impact of lockdown restrictions on the prison. The inspection was described as a ‘more detailed scrutiny inspection’, and was the first such visit to the prison since the lockdown initially lifted. The condition of the prison was described as ‘dilapidated’ and certain concerns were highlighted including: a...

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