Mares in the limelight at Dartmoor breed show
Sep06

Mares in the limelight at Dartmoor breed show

Ridden Champions – Red Kite (Supreme) left, Newoak Cherry, right – PHOTOGRAPHS © MAMB Photography At the 81st Dartmoor Pony Society Championship Show held on 8th August, at the Lady Willingdon Show Field, Whiddon Down, Okehampton, a 17-year-old mare, locally owned and bred on Dartmoor byMr J and Mrs D Jordan, took the Supreme In-hand Championship. The beautiful grey, Moortown New Romance, by Hisley Cravat out of Moortown...

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Run 4 Rosie is back – with a difference
Feb26

Run 4 Rosie is back – with a difference

© Sarah Clarke Run 4 Rosie is back, but this year things will be a little bit different due to the global pandemic. Over the course of March 2021 Chagford Runners are inviting you to join in the Run8 Nomin8 Don8 challenge! Whether it is running 8 miles or km, 8 halves or marathons, 8 walks or cycles the challenge is on – to complete an 8 of your choice! Run 4 Rosie was launched back in March 2019, by the Webber family and Chagford...

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Are any of your local footpaths in danger of becoming lost?
Dec04

Are any of your local footpaths in danger of becoming lost?

Sector Dartmoor Park Ranger Ella Briens with a new fingerpost sign that was part of a signposting project around Lydia Bridge, South Brent, earlier this year. © DNPA By Mike Rego The county of Devon has over 3,500 miles of footpaths and trails, comprising 3,108 miles of footpaths managed directly by Devon County Council and some 450 miles managed by Dartmoor National Park Authority (DNPA). Yet according to the Ramblers Association,...

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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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