Final fundraising push for Bovey Paradiso
Feb05

Final fundraising push for Bovey Paradiso

King of Prussia, Bovey Tracey.Tessa Stone and David alexander, Finance Director of Bovey Paradiso with a banner launching new fundraising for the Art centre. Copyright Chris Saville A local group in Bovey Tracey has launched a £400,000 community share offer campaign to open a cinema, theatre and restaurant on the site of the historic 16th Century King of Prussia pub in the winter of 2021. The share offer, which is now open, aims to...

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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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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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