Devon & Cornwall railways – Beeching fund latest
Feb23

Devon & Cornwall railways – Beeching fund latest

Bude community groups bid for Government funds toinvestigate restoring the rail line from Bude to Okehampton An artist’s impression of what the future could hold – a modern train is superimposed on a retro image of old Bude station Three Bude community groups have united to seek Government funding to support the reintroduction of a railway line between Bude and Okehampton via Holsworthy. Connect Bude, Bude Climate Partnership and Bude...

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The COVID-19 vaccination rollout: a triumph of logistics and NHS staff pulling together for local communities
Feb22

The COVID-19 vaccination rollout: a triumph of logistics and NHS staff pulling together for local communities

PIP RUBBRA, NURSE PARTNER AND NURSING TEAM MANAGER AT OKEHAMPTON MEDICAL CENTRE, GIVING A COVID-19 VACCINATION TO A PATIENT LAST WEEK – Copyright Mike Rego By Mike Rego The rollout of the Government’s mass vaccination campaign across the country has by all accounts been a triumph of logistics, with some 17 million vaccinations having been given so far, approximately 25% of the UK population, and a very real chance that by the...

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Council agrees to £9 million Ivybridge regeneration project
Feb19

Council agrees to £9 million Ivybridge regeneration project

Ivybridge. Following the report in the last edition of The Moorlander, councillors have now voted to move forward with £9 million regeneration plans for Ivybridge which will include a new Aldi for the town. At a meeting on Thursday, 11th February, South Hams District Council voted in favour of taking forward the proposals which they hope will result in an economic boost to reinvigorate the town. The regeneration plans include...

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HSBC announce closure of Tavistock, Torquay and Plymouth branches
Feb11

HSBC announce closure of Tavistock, Torquay and Plymouth branches

There is no doubt that over the last twelve months the COVID-19 pandemic has accelerated an already fast-moving migration to online shopping leaving the traditional high street bereft of once familiar household names, while local, independent, ‘owner-driver’ enterprises struggle on in the face of ever-declining footfall. High rent or lease agreements, excessive business rates and soaring car park charges are often cited for the high...

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Star Count is now open for submissions!
Feb10

Star Count is now open for submissions!

Emma MarringtonDark skies campaigner Doing a count is simple – whether you live in town or country, just look to the night sky on a clear night from tonight until 14 February and tell us how many stars you can see within the constellation of Orion. It’s an activity you can do at home and a great way to connect to nature during lockdown. Will you take part? Click the button below to find out everything you need to know. All...

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