£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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Digitalk: Making the most of lockdown
Apr01

Digitalk: Making the most of lockdown

Not to keep hammering home how frustrating the current situation is, but please stick to the rules and stay home! Being at home doesn’t have to be a prison though! There are so many streaming services that have opened their premium services for free to encourage people to stay home and to make their stay better along with the many forms of entertainment available. As I speak, CrunchyRoll, the leading streaming service of anime has...

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