RGB’s ‘Love Where You Live’ new calendar features local landmarks
Nov13

RGB’s ‘Love Where You Live’ new calendar features local landmarks

Three photos taken in our local area have been chosen to be included in RGB Building Supplies’ ‘Love where you live’ 2021 calendar, which will be sold to raise funds for Devon Air Ambulance and Cornwall Air Ambulance Trust. RGB had asked residents of the South West to send in photographs that celebrate the diverse scenery of the region, and photos of a stonechat bird on Dartmoor taken by Steve Jones, Hill Bridge on the River Tavy...

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Moretonhampstead joins the ‘Plastic Free’ network – its official!
Nov13

Moretonhampstead joins the ‘Plastic Free’ network – its official!

Moretonhampstead Action on Plastics (MAPs) is celebrating, having recently been officially recognised as one of 709 communities in the UK who are working locally to reduce their reliance on single-use plastic. This process has involved talking to local businesses and community groups about the alternatives to plastic, as well as building awareness within the town of its polluting effects on our environment, and in the processes...

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Lest We Forget
Nov13

Lest We Forget

Remembrance Service held by the Dartmoor Branch of the Royal Bristish Legion at Crapstone. Commodore Martyn Willams from Axtown lays a on behalf of the Royal Navy. Copyright – Chris Saville Remembrance Sunday was always going to be different this year, as is everything else. However, communities all across Devon, and indeed the country, managed to find ways to show their respect. Although many ‘remembered from home’ or with...

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Devon woodlands contribute to ground-breaking AI study to help protect bats
Nov09

Devon woodlands contribute to ground-breaking AI study to help protect bats

The hidden habits of England’s rare woodland bats are being revealed in ways never seen before thanks to ground-breaking new technology piloted by Forestry England and the Bat Conservation Trust. This pilot succeeded in recording and identifying nearly two million bat calls in summer 2019 in West Country woodlands including Lydford, near Tavistock, and Elfordleigh, near Plympton. The study is a huge step forward in understanding the...

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Santa’s had to diversify
Oct30

Santa’s had to diversify

A portrait of Santa Claus sitting at his home with a laptop. Miracle time. Christmas, New Year. An online Santa’s Grotto has ramped up its recruitment drive, with more ‘St Nick’s’ needed to meet demand for the Christmas-themed video call. Santa’s Grotto Live has seen a surge in demand in recent weeks, as parents prepare for a Christmas with a difference this year. As more venues are forced to announce the cancellation of their...

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