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Local homes versus holiday lets Members Public

New housing near Exeter © Sharon GobleBy Penny Mills – Devon CPRE, Director In this month’s column, Devon CPRE Director Penny Mills asks how we address the lack of affordable rental properties for local people At the risk of stating the obvious, income from tourism is vital to Devon’s economy,

Laura White
Laura White
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Digitalk: Winter games – where are they Members Public

© CD Projekt RedLets 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

Ross Tibbles
Ross Tibbles
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View from the Whitehouse Members Public

This year, I’ll be holding South Zeal Flower Show on our front porch and judging my own garden produce. Obviously, given this whole crazy year, the real thing has been cancelled but that doesn’t mean we can’t all still be properly chuffed with what we’ve managed

Maggy Whitehouse
Maggy Whitehouse
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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

Martin
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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

Martin
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BEYOND THE HOUND OF THE BASKERVILLES, PART ONE Members Public

© PAUL ATLAS-SAUNDERS“I sprang to my feet, my inert hand grasping my pistol, my mind paralysed by the dreadful shape which had sprung out upon us from the shadows of the fog. A hound it was, an enormous coal-black hound, but not such a hound as mortal eyes have ever

Mark Norman
Mark Norman
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Folkmoor: Phantom Black Dogs Members Public

Folklore researcher and author Mark Norman profiles the phenomenon of ghostly apparitions of Black Dogs which inspired Sir Arthur Conan Doyle to write his most well-loved Sherlock Holmes novel. When asking people about the ‘Black Dog’, the first thing brought to mind is either the metaphor for depression popularised by

Mark Norman
Mark Norman
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Gardening with Michael Pell: Spring Members Public

Spring, time of reawakening in the gardening year, though if, like us you garden on heavy clay, spring has been a long time coming. The ground here at Lewis Cottage is only just drying out, so I’m thankful that I managed to get ahead during the winter months, clearing

Michael Pell
Michael Pell
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