Plans approved for rockfall shelter extension to protect vital stretch of railway
May15

Plans approved for rockfall shelter extension to protect vital stretch of railway

Artist’s impression – view from the sea of proposed rockfall shelter © Network Rail Teignbridge District Council has approved Network Rail’s plans to extend an existing rockfall shelter over the railway line between Dawlish and Holcombe in Devon. Network Rail hopes to begin construction work in August on the 209m long extension of the rockfall shelter north of Parsons Tunnel, which will help protect trains against falling rocks along...

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DCC remains blue but Liberal Democrats  and Greens make gains
May14

DCC remains blue but Liberal Democrats and Greens make gains

All seven Labour councillors The Conservatives have retained the control of Devon County Council for another four years – but with a reduced majority. Under John Hart’s leadership, they have been in charge of the council since 2009, and this month’s local elections saw them stretch that reign until 2025. Coming into the vote, the Conservatives held 41 of the 60 seats, but they only held on to 39 following the conclusion of the...

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HSBC announce closure of Tavistock, Torquay and Plymouth branches
Feb11

HSBC announce closure of Tavistock, Torquay and Plymouth branches

There is no doubt that over the last twelve months the COVID-19 pandemic has accelerated an already fast-moving migration to online shopping leaving the traditional high street bereft of once familiar household names, while local, independent, ‘owner-driver’ enterprises struggle on in the face of ever-declining footfall. High rent or lease agreements, excessive business rates and soaring car park charges are often cited for the high...

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Star Count is now open for submissions!
Feb10

Star Count is now open for submissions!

Emma MarringtonDark skies campaigner Doing a count is simple – whether you live in town or country, just look to the night sky on a clear night from tonight until 14 February and tell us how many stars you can see within the constellation of Orion. It’s an activity you can do at home and a great way to connect to nature during lockdown. Will you take part? Click the button below to find out everything you need to know. All...

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Funding boost to tackle gang culture in the South West

A pioneering project that helped bring down an emerging culture of gangs and violence in young people in South Devon will continue its good work thanks to a £900,000 investment by the Chief Constable and Police and Crime Commissioner. This is the first of a series of prevention programmes being supported by the new Prevention of Serious Violence initiative. The Turning Corners Project was a government-funded scheme that ended earlier...

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The Big Picture –
Aug25

The Big Picture –

‘The Passing of Time’ This photo was taken in the deer park in Chagford and features part of the sculpture ‘Passage’ by Peter Randall-Page.by Sarah Clarke – www.sarahclarkephotography.com Sarah and her family moved from Tuscany to Chagford 11 years ago and it was then that she fell in love with Dartmoor. Whilst she is primarily a people photographer, the beauty of the Dartmoor landscape has taken her in a different direction and...

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