Devon duo shine against the Stars
Sep18

Devon duo shine against the Stars

Devon duo Emma Corney and Steph Hutchins were ‘mentioned in dispatches’ following Western Storm’s seven-wicket win over South East Stars in the Rachael Heyhoe Flint Trophy. Sophie Luff hogged the headlines after fashioning a top score of 104 not out as the hosts chased a target of 213 and cruised to victory with 23 balls to spare on the County Ground in Bristol. Georgia Hennessy, who played for Devon last season while studying in the...

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The sky’s the limit for Dartmoor daredevil Maureen
Sep18

The sky’s the limit for Dartmoor daredevil Maureen

A thrill-seeking pensioner who lost her husband to cancer has braved an adrenaline-fuelled skydive to raise money for charity. Maureen Shepheard, a former nurse from Okehampton, took to the skies last weekend in a stereotype-busting freefall that she had planned to complete in her 80th year. Thanks to the generosity of friends, family and the public, Maureen has raised a sky-high running total of almost £2,000 for Hospiscare....

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Working together to keep Dartmoor special
Sep18

Working together to keep Dartmoor special

L-r Ally Kohler – DNPa, Pc Martin Beck, Alison Hernandez – Pcc, Peter Harper – DNPa, Jos Mead – Ablou facilities ltd, Ben Robinson – Forestry England,Dave Roberts and Louis Bedmall – Marshals, Paul Glanville – DNPa ranger. Nature and wildlife are starting to recover at a much-loved Dartmoor beauty spot thanks to emergency powers aimed at reducing fly camping and anti-social behaviour. Dartmoor...

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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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Swim the Devon coast at Chagford Swimming Pool
Sep04

Swim the Devon coast at Chagford Swimming Pool

This challenge is to swim sufficient lengths at Chagford Pool between now and 5pm on Sunday, 13th September, to cover the distance from Coombe Martin in North Devon to Lyme Regis in East Devon. According to the Southwest Coast Path guide the distance is 355km. The pool length is 34m so 10,441 lengths are needed! The Challenge can be divided into: North Devon, Coombe Martin to Marsland Mouth which is 138km (4059 lengths),South Devon,...

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Plymouth MP discusses threat to Devonport’s frigates as Government defence review is unveiled
Sep04

Plymouth MP discusses threat to Devonport’s frigates as Government defence review is unveiled

Type 23 Frigate © Mick Storey The Member of Parliament for Plymouth Sutton and Devonport has commented on media reporting over the threat to Devonport’s Type 26 frigates, calling it ‘a wake up call for all who care about the Royal Navy’. He has raised concerns that the Government will cut frigate numbers from thirteen to just eight. Commenting on media reports of the threat to Devonport’s Type 26 frigates in the upcoming defence...

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