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Reality echoes art in a new online play exploring isolation and identity after the death of theatre Members Public

Peter Oswald and Howard Gayton are in the vanguard of a new theatre form, ‘cloud theatre’, which offers a doorway through disaster into the unlimited worlds of the imagination, with a show that travels live around the world in a single day! ‘Theatre is Dead!’ is an online live play

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Arts & Entertainment

Beekeepers on alert for deadly hornets Members Public

Devon’s beekeepers are being asked to watch out for sightings of the deadly Asian Hornet. The hornet, or vespa veluntina, is an invasive species which preys on honeybees and can decimate colonies. It first arrived in the UK from France in 2004, possibly in a consignment of pottery from

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Politics

Hatherleigh schoolchildren learn site safety lessons Members Public

Pupils at Hatherleigh Community Primary School designed safety posters for the town after learning about the potential dangers on building sites. Kingswood Homes is developing The Market Quarter in the centre of the town and project manager Alex Swann visited the school before lockdown to talk about site safety and

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Columnists

BT phone boxes across Dartmoor set for axe Members Public

West Devon Borough Council has been informed by British Telecom that 17 public payphones in the region have been identified for potential removal on the basis of low usage, with ten locations falling within the boundaries of Dartmoor itself. The proposals are not cut and dried quite yet, however, as

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Politics

Dartmoor Zoo welcomes new arrivals thanks to support from the public Members Public

Dartmoor Zoo is delighted to announce that they have welcomed three new male geladas to the zoo for the very first time. The three males, Bruno (aged 14), Kwame (aged 7 and Bruno’s son) and Soloman (aged 6 and Bruno’s nephew), were already living together at another zoo

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Columnists

Community is everything in Okehampton Covid 19 Members Public

Okehampton has changed a lot in the past few months. The town and hamlets have worked together with outlying villages to provide a combined response to the issues arising from COVID-19. Examples of this collective attitude can be found right across Dartmoor and are hopefully the future; not the old

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Local Life

NEW AGRICULTURAL SUPPLIES SHOWROOM TO OPEN IN HATHERLEIGH Members Public

Barker’s Animal Health, who have recently acquired the former Cornwall Farmers’ site in Hole Court, Hatherleigh, are planning to throw open the doors of their extensive showroom on Saturday, 1st August. With Barker’s client base already stretching far and wide among the Devon agricultural community, business owner Peter

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Local Life

Climate change inaction will cause devastation Members Public

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

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Politics