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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The Big Interview with The Right Reverend Robert Atwell
Jan10

The Big Interview with The Right Reverend Robert Atwell

“Too often society is a place of strangers. Community is society with a human face” As we enter a new year, leaving behind one of the worst in recent memory, it seemed appropriate to me to begin our Big Interviews of 2021 with the Bishop of Exeter – The Right Reverend Robert Atwell. A diocesan bishop is the ‘chief pastor’ of everyone in theirdiocese, lay people as well as clergy. They are required toproclaim the gospel, teach and...

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Councillor seeking rapid electric vehicle charge points for Ashburton
Jan09

Councillor seeking rapid electric vehicle charge points for Ashburton

Ashburton and Buckfastleigh Teignbridge Councillor Sarah Parker-Khan has challenged the district council to do more to bring rapid electric vehicle charge points to its car parks. Thanks to government funding via Highways England, two were installed in the Chudleigh Library car park and Buckfastleigh’s Mardle Way car park in October, with Cllr Parker-Khan recently inviting Central Devon MP Mel Stride to Buckfastleigh to see the...

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Devon shines bright in the New Year Honours list
Jan08

Devon shines bright in the New Year Honours list

In what would otherwise be a year best forgotten, Devon has shown it continues to harbour some of the United Kingdom’s most special talent. From contributors in film and culture to those involved in education, agriculture and charities, Devonians born and bred, as well as those who choose to make the county their home, have been recognised for their domestic and international achievements. One such person recognised is Torridge and...

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Devon and Cornwall Special Constables eligible for coronavirus allowance
Jan08

Devon and Cornwall Special Constables eligible for coronavirus allowance

SC Simon Richardson Special Constables who agree to complete a set number of shifts are being financially compensated with an allowance by Devon and Cornwall Police as the force strengthens its response to policing the coronavirus disease pandemic. Until earlier this year, Special Constables – volunteer officers with full police powers – could only apply for expenses incurred while carrying out their duties. Now Devon and Cornwall...

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