Shebbear College pupils celebrate an outstanding set of exam results
Aug29

Shebbear College pupils celebrate an outstanding set of exam results

Kynan Robinson, George Balkwill-Western, Jude Hammond, Cameron Young There have been celebrations all round for Form 5 (Year 11) pupils at Shebbear College, who have achieved an excellent set of results at GCSE. 20% achieved the highest possible Grade 9 with 42% achieving Grades 9-8 and 52% achieving Grades 9-7. Adam Pennington, from Okehampton, found out that he had gained an impressive ten Grade 9s and one Grade 8. Meanwhile, Lola...

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The rewilding of Dartmoor  – Who really understands what is meant by ‘rewilding’? – Part 1
Aug27

The rewilding of Dartmoor – Who really understands what is meant by ‘rewilding’? – Part 1

Although ‘wild’ in a remote sense, the spread of Molinia over much of the northern High Moor through lack of grazing does not encourage biodiversity, and conceals much of the archaeological heritage that is an important feature of the national park. By Mike Rego In these times of climate change, ‘rewilding’ of the landscape has become a popular topic of discussion, and whilst in various instances there are clearly good reasons for...

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Highways England announces £200 million investment to improve roads across the South West of England 
Aug26

Highways England announces £200 million investment to improve roads across the South West of England 

Millions of road-users in the South West of England are set to enjoy safer, quicker and smoother journeys, as Highways England delivers a £200 million package of improvements across the region over the next few months. The announcement comes after Highways England invested a similar amount in the South West last year and follows the Government’s continued drive to level up transport in regions right across the country. Responsible for...

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Devon pub launches craft cabin to help locals and receives top community award
Aug24

Devon pub launches craft cabin to help locals and receives top community award

Volunteers celebrate their Queen’s Award outside the Stoke Canon Inn The Lord-Lieutenant of Devon, David Fursdon, has officially opened a creative cabin at the Stoke Canon Inn in Stoke Canon, Devon. During the opening ceremony the Lord-Lieutenant also awarded its volunteers with a Queen’s Award for Voluntary Service. The cabin is to be home to a raft of local groups including arts and crafts, learn a language, history lessons, knit...

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Chagford Film Festival returns
Aug23

Chagford Film Festival returns

Chagford film festival 2014 The 10th Chagford Film Festival gets underway on Monday, 20th September, and will run for a week, culminating in a fabulous parade on Saturday, 25th September followed by the screening of Priscilla Queen of the Desert. The opening night black tie reception will be followed by the showing of the film of the London stage production of An American in Paris, which has won many awards for best staged musical...

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