The first of many?
Jan28

The first of many?

It’s been a while since I’ve had a good old rant in the Green Issues column. Many of you probably breathed a sigh of relief! There have been lots of other things going on, to be fair, and although Green Issues is always important, sometimes one’s brain only has so much space left to process things. So, Brexit. We all wondered what that would look like. Would the Government get the deal they wanted? Would they get a deal at all? What...

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Brexit and Dartmoor: Farmers’ fears for the future
Jan27

Brexit and Dartmoor: Farmers’ fears for the future

By Mike Rego At 11:00pm GMT on December 31st, the UK finally left the EU single market and customs union following the referendum that was held back in June 2016, and EU law ceased to apply to the UK. It was in June 2017, in debate following the Queen’s Speech at the Opening of Parliament that the then Prime Minister, Theresa May, gave a brief outline of intended Brexit-related Bills, which included a new Bill on agriculture intended...

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Stone Lane Gardens seeks emerging artists for exhibition
Jan26

Stone Lane Gardens seeks emerging artists for exhibition

This year Stone Lane Gardens, just outside Chagford, are reinvigorating their longstanding annual sculpture exhibition. Starting in the 1990s they have, over the years, exhibited early work by artists who are now well-known. Continuing that ethos they are reaching out to emerging and early career sculptors, installation artists and ceramicists, inviting them to apply to show work on the theme of ‘regeneration’. Stone Lane...

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Histories and Mysteries: Edward Jenner and the   battle against smallpox
Jan24

Histories and Mysteries: Edward Jenner and the battle against smallpox

On the 26th January 1823, one of the all-time great Britons died. He was the pioneer of smallpox vaccine and is regularly referred to as the ‘Father of Immunology’. Indeed, it’s been said that his work saved more lives than the work of any other man. As we enter what we hope to be the final stages of our battle against the coronavirus disease pandemic, as millions of people are administered with a vaccine produced almost 200 years...

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The Garden House snowdrop festival goes ahead – online
Jan22

The Garden House snowdrop festival goes ahead – online

Garden House. Head Gardener Nick Haworth examines a Daphne Camellia. The Garden House in Buckland Monachorum on Dartmoor opened its gates to the public on 15th January. The snowdrops are blooming but the garden will see a drastically reduced footfall this year due to COVID-19 restrictions. Many loyal visitors who come from all over the country every year for the annual snowdrop festival will not be able to make their pilgrimage, so...

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