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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Chiefs Women secure first win
Nov16

Chiefs Women secure first win

Delighted Exeter Chiefs head coach Susie Appleby was full of praise for her side after they secured their first-ever victory in the Allianz Premier 15s with a 19-7 triumph over visiting Worcester Warriors at Sandy Park. Tries from Lottie Holland, Emily Tuttosi and Laura Delgado, plus two conversions from the impressive Gabby Cantorna, sealed a historic win for the Devonians, who have adapted well to their maiden campaign in the...

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Changing womens’ and girls’ lives with football
Nov15

Changing womens’ and girls’ lives with football

The Football Association (FA) have introduced a new four-year strategy, titled Inspiring Positive Change, which pledges to create a sustainable future for womens’ and girls’ football in England, and change lives in the process. The strategy outlines eight transformational objectives to be achieved by 2024. EARLY PARTICIPATION – Every primary school-aged girl to have equal access to football in school and in clubs. DEVELOPMENT...

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Police recruits fast-tracked to frontline
Nov09

Police recruits fast-tracked to frontline

A passing out parade took place this month for a group of new Devon & Cornwall Police officers who were fast-tracked into the force’s COVID-19 emergency response just a week into their training. The 23 new graduate recruits began their post-graduate course on 16th March just days before the country went into national lockdown and almost immediately found themselves deployed in the force control room to help deal with 999 calls....

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