Opening up the Tamar for all
Jan22

Opening up the Tamar for all

A host of new activities, events and training opportunities are underway in the Tamar Valley, thanks to the National Heritage Lottery Funded Tamara Landscape Partnership Scheme. The scheme aims to create a brighter future for the Tamar Valley and its communities through a programme of 10 exciting projects where local people and visitors are able to get involved in a wide variety of ways. The new events will connect people with the...

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Latest building at Exeter Science Park named after Moretonhampstead genius
Jan21

Latest building at Exeter Science Park named after Moretonhampstead genius

The George Parker Bidder building © Exeter Science Park Exeter Science Park’s new £5m centre for maturing STEMM (science, technology, engineering, maths and medical) businesses opened its doors in January, 2022, providing bespoke laboratory and office space for 100 jobs. The first tenants to move into the 14,000 square foot George Parker Bidder building, which is built to net zero carbon standards, will cross the road from the Science...

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MP urges Bovey Tracey residents to vote in Neighbourhood Plan referendum
Jan21

MP urges Bovey Tracey residents to vote in Neighbourhood Plan referendum

Central Devon MP Mel Stride is urging residents within the parish of Bovey Tracey to cast their vote in the Neighbourhood Plan referendum on 3rd February. Ballot cards notifying residents of the election should be arriving on doormats from Teignbridge District Council soon if you’ve not already had one. If it passes, the plan will serve as a legally binding statutory planning document that guides development and conservation within...

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Upholding our ancient traditions
Jan21

Upholding our ancient traditions

Bill Murray and Jim Causley at Halstow Farm Credit Chris ChapmanSinging the wassail song under the torchlight Copyright Chris Savillethe torchlight procession weaves its way through the orchard – copyright Chris SavilleMeg Hansen is crowned Wassail Queen by Rev Paul-Seaton Burn – copyright Chris SavilleWassail at Okehampton Community Garden © Doug Lander The weekend of 15th January, was the closest weekend to the...

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Dad who lost two children in horror crash pleads with people not to drink-drive
Dec28

Dad who lost two children in horror crash pleads with people not to drink-drive

Matthew and Lucy A father who lost two children and one of his best friends when a drunk driver ploughed into their car on the A38 has given an emotional plea to the people of Devon and Cornwall ahead of Christmas. Steve Kimberley’s eldest son Matthew, 12, and daughter Lucy, 10, died after a Range Rover driven by a drunk man careered into them as they drove home from a football match in Plymouth. Family friend Ben Jewell, 19, also...

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