Villagers ramble to raise funds for Children in Need
Nov26

Villagers ramble to raise funds for Children in Need

Sampford Courtenay villagers recently put their best foot forward to raise funds for the Children in Need appeal. A merry band and their dogs gathered to undertake the challenge of the Super Hero and Full Monty rambles from the Village Hall. The rambles used green lanes and footpaths in and around Sampford Courtenay and Honeychurch. The combination of good company, sunshine and home-made cakes back at the hall clearly helped the...

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Morning Post – Saturday 9th March 1850 – Taken from Devonshire Chronicle
Nov16

Morning Post – Saturday 9th March 1850 – Taken from Devonshire Chronicle

REMARKABLE OCCURRENCE On Saturday week last, Mr William Rattenbury, of Hatherleigh, having occasion to attend Okehampton market, during the time he was there he often felt as if some person was touching him on the shoulder, which made him look round several times to the bystanders, wondering to himself that he could not pass along the market quiet without being annoyed in such a manner. On his return home in the evening he called at...

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229 extra police officers recruited in Devon and Cornwall
Nov14

229 extra police officers recruited in Devon and Cornwall

PCC Alison Hernandez and Mel Stride Central Devon MP Mel Stride has welcomed the announcement that 229 extra police officers have been recruited in Devon and Cornwall since September 2019, bringing the total number of officers up to 3,394. The recruitment drive is part of the Government’s goal to get 20,000 more police officers on the beat by 2023. This was a manifesto commitment made in 2019. Across the 43 police forces in England...

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‘Save our Services’ Appeal launched by local hospice
Nov13

‘Save our Services’ Appeal launched by local hospice

© Hospiscare/Lene Langley Hospiscare, the local hospice for Exeter, Mid and East Devon, has launched an urgent fundraising appeal to keep its specialist services open. The charity is calling for support to save its services after losing vital income due to the pandemic, while simultaneously facing unprecedented pressures and challenges. Hospiscare now needs to raise an additional£1 million by March 2022 to stabilise its finances and...

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Want FREE business and environmental support for your farm business?
Nov12

Want FREE business and environmental support for your farm business?

Dartmoor Hill Farm Project is recruiting farm businesses from across Dartmoor for the Farm For The Future programme, coordinated by The Prince’s Countryside Fund. Through workshops and one-to-one support, Farm For The Future provides free business and environmental support so farmers are better placed to manage the changes ahead, and discover opportunities through the new Environmental Land Management schemes that may financially and...

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