Swim the Devon coast at Chagford Swimming Pool
Sep04

Swim the Devon coast at Chagford Swimming Pool

This challenge is to swim sufficient lengths at Chagford Pool between now and 5pm on Sunday, 13th September, to cover the distance from Coombe Martin in North Devon to Lyme Regis in East Devon. According to the Southwest Coast Path guide the distance is 355km. The pool length is 34m so 10,441 lengths are needed! The Challenge can be divided into: North Devon, Coombe Martin to Marsland Mouth which is 138km (4059 lengths),South Devon,...

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Plymouth MP discusses threat to Devonport’s frigates as Government defence review is unveiled
Sep04

Plymouth MP discusses threat to Devonport’s frigates as Government defence review is unveiled

Type 23 Frigate © Mick Storey The Member of Parliament for Plymouth Sutton and Devonport has commented on media reporting over the threat to Devonport’s Type 26 frigates, calling it ‘a wake up call for all who care about the Royal Navy’. He has raised concerns that the Government will cut frigate numbers from thirteen to just eight. Commenting on media reports of the threat to Devonport’s Type 26 frigates in the upcoming defence...

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Leslie campaign reaches its target
Sep04

Leslie campaign reaches its target

A campaign to raise £100,000 to erect a statue of a footballer who was dropped from the England team when selectors discovered he was black, has hit its target. Plymouth Argyle’s Jack Leslie would have been the first black person to play for England, having initially been selected to play against Ireland in 1925. His selection was the talk of the club and the town, but some days later, when the newspapers published the team, Billy...

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Free guided ‘moon walk’ at Bellever on Dartmoor
Aug25

Free guided ‘moon walk’ at Bellever on Dartmoor

Due to high demand, we have added another date for one of our free ‘Bellever Moon Walks’ – Thursday, 3rd September. A rare chance to experience walking safely in the dark on Dartmoor! Hopefully we’ll be walking in the moonlight from around 9.30pm, so please bring a torch and a drink. We will learn about some of the legends of Dartmoor as we wander up to Bellever Tor. Duration: four miles and starting at 7.30pm, lasting approximately...

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What is the future of green energy?
Aug24

What is the future of green energy?

In previous editions of The Moorlander, we have been looking at the future of green energy in Britain. So far we have covered: wind, solar and tidal power. Now, in our last piece in this series, we turn our attention anaerobic digestion and the production of biogas. What is anaerobic digestion? The term anaerobic digestion (AD) refers to a special treatment applied to organic materials. It can be applied to a range of natural...

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