Digitalk: Winter games – where are they
Oct30

Digitalk: Winter games – where are they

© CD Projekt Red Lets face it. With all the restrictions from COVID-19 keeping us home a lot more than usual, we have all ended up getting a little tired of the gaming content we already have. Do you really want to do a 12th playthrough of Assassin’s Creed Origins? Do you really want to play another round of Warzone? You’ve already put enough hours in to consider going pro. With the imminent arrival of the new consoles on 10th and...

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£500,000 for research to diagnose tuberculosis
Sep04

£500,000 for research to diagnose tuberculosis

Ground-breaking scientific research aimed at detecting tuberculosis in cattle (bTB) will take place after five projects were awarded a combined investment of £500,000. bTB is one of the most difficult and intractable animal health challenges that England faces today. More than 30,000 cattle are slaughtered each year due to bTB and cattle diagnostics are one of a range of tools that will help the country eradicate the disease in...

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VJ Day bells in Chagford
Aug22

VJ Day bells in Chagford

Bell ringing at St Michael’s Church,Chagford ,to commemorate VJ Day.L-r Ruth, Gabe, Joe and Tower Captain Jon Bint. St Michael the Archangel Church in Chagford was set to celebrate VJ Day on 15th August, but obviously all such celebrations had to be cancelled. However, their Tower Captain Jon Bint didn’t let the virus get in the way of marking the occasion and rang a full peal of the bells at 11am on that day with each bell...

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Dartmoor call boxes  – save our rural lines
Aug21

Dartmoor call boxes – save our rural lines

In Issue 103 we published an article alerting the public to the fact that BT had placed notices of removal in 17 phone boxes around Dartmoor, nearly all of them in areas with little or no mobile phone signal. Although the time for the public to havetheir say has now passed, the consultation is ongoing with West Devon Borough Council and the outcome will not be known for another month. However, we can report that currently, the public...

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Fast track to planning disaster in Devon?
Aug21

Fast track to planning disaster in Devon?

Devon’s lush green landscape has been a source of great comfort to many of us during lockdown, but as restrictions on our movements begin to ease, the pursuit of economic recovery is ramping up the threat to our countryside. The Government, with its 80-seat parliamentary majority, is preparing to bulldoze its way through our planning system with the most radical reforms since 1947. CPRE Devon is the only organisation campaigning...

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