Beekeepers on alert for deadly hornets
Jul29

Beekeepers on alert for deadly hornets

Devon’s beekeepers are being asked to watchout for sightings of the deadly Asian Hornet. The hornet, or vespa veluntina, is an invasivespecies which preys on honeybees and candecimate colonies. It first arrived in the UKfrom France in 2004, possibly in a consignmentof pottery from China, and poses a constantthreat to hives in this country.Martin Hann, a former inspector with theNational Bee Unit who now works in the BeeDepartment at...

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BT phone boxes across Dartmoor set for axe
Jul29

BT phone boxes across Dartmoor set for axe

West Devon Borough Council has been informedby British Telecom that 17 public payphonesin the region have been identified for potentialremoval on the basis of low usage, with tenlocations falling within the boundaries ofDartmoor itself. The proposals are not cut and dried quite yet,however, as BT are obliged to observe a 90 dayconsultation period as outlined by communicationsregulator Ofcom. Objections are considered ontheir...

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Climate change inaction will cause devastation
Jul14

Climate change inaction will cause devastation

Members of the public in and around Dartmoor, as well as across the country as a whole, stood up to be heard on Thursday, 25th June, to demand that the climate emergency that has been declared is not forgotten. The Committee on Climate Change (CCC) recently released their report to the government assessing the progress made so far in reducing emissions. Yet, despite the report making it very clear that the Government needs to act...

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Memorable moments of 2019
Dec29

Memorable moments of 2019

It is almost surreal to look back at all the issues we have produced this year. The Moorlander has been all over the county, taking photos and reporting on news that concerns us all. Back at the beginning of the year, Devon County councillors were asked to consider St Boniface as the first Patron Saint of Devon. Mel Stride continued his support for the Okerail project to link Okehampton to Exeter by rail. In April we were nominated...

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S A F E  C H A R I T Y B A L L
Nov18

S A F E C H A R I T Y B A L L

JOIN US FOR A FABULOUS FUNDRAISING SHINDIG TO SUPPORT SURVIVORS OF DOMESTIC ABUSE 23rd NOVEMBER P O W D E R H A M C A S T L E 6 : 3 0 – M I D N I G H T T I C K E T S £ 7 5 S P A R K L I N G D R I N K S R E C E P T I O N 3 C O U R S E F E A S T B Y P I C K L E S H A C K A U C T I O N S & R A F F L E M U S I C B Y B I L L D I N G + T H E S K Y S C R A P E R S BIG THANKS TO OUR SPONSORS: PICKLE SHACK ~ VINE WINE ~ ATTENTION...

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Are times changing?
Sep26

Are times changing?

On 23rd September, heads and leaders of many different countries will meet in New York for the UN Climate Action Summit. This is a chance for all leaders to come together to lay out exactly what they are doing or are planning to do to keep to the Paris Climate agreement that was set up in 2016. This agreement was so very important for the world’s climate action as it was a binding agreement that meant all countries involved had to...

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