Exciting discovery made at Dartmoor mine
Jul23

Exciting discovery made at Dartmoor mine

The Higher Waterwheel © KMPS An exciting discovery has been made at a preserved mine site that puts human activity there back potentially by more than 1,000 years. Initial analysis of waste deposits at Kelly Mine, a Devon iron ore mine near Lustleigh, shows that iron smelting was taking place there much earlier than the modern mining activity for which the site is known. Kelly Mine produced a rare variety of iron oxide, used for many...

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Plymouth Sound, the UK’s first Marine Park
Jul23

Plymouth Sound, the UK’s first Marine Park

Plymouth Sound has now secured funding to become the UK’s first National Marine Park. As one of only five projects to receive funding from the National Lottery’s Heritage Horizon Award, it is hoped that creating the marine park will be able to ‘showcase to the world the unique and fantastic assets that Britain’s Ocean City has to offer, including an estimated 1,000 different species of marine life, and help boost the economy, attract...

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New Help for Heroes Advisor for the South West
Jul15

New Help for Heroes Advisor for the South West

With 25 years in the Royal Navy and four tours of Afghanistan behind her, Janine Whitley is ideally suited to her new role as Veterans Clinical Advisor (South West) for Armed Forces charity Help for Heroes. Janine, 43, will be looking after wounded and injured veterans from Bristol, Somerset, Devon, Cornwall, and the Isles of Scilly in her new position and brings with her an impressive CV. In addition to Afghanistan, the Exeter-based...

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Superfast broadband across Dartmoor?   Not so fast just yet
Jul14

Superfast broadband across Dartmoor? Not so fast just yet

Openreach engineer in a coastal location. (Photo Openreach) By Mike Rego On 24th June, Openreach announced plans to extend their commercial investment in Full Fibre in the UK, to a further 280,000 homes and businesses in the South West, as part of a £15 billion commercial investment in upgrading the UK to faster, more reliable, future-proof broadband (recently upped from £12 billion). This investment will translate to approximately...

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New ‘Healthy Hedgerows’ app launched to help farmers, hedgerows and wildlife
Jul13

New ‘Healthy Hedgerows’ app launched to help farmers, hedgerows and wildlife

© Megan Gimber PTES Wildlife charity People’s Trust for Endangered Species (PTES) has launched a brand-new ‘Healthy Hedgerows’ app, aimed at farmers and land managers that want to make, or adjust, their hedgerow management plans to grow the healthiest of hedges. Designed for farmers, landowners and land managers, this free app enables users to find out where hedges are in their natural lifecycle and offers instant feedback on how they...

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