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South Zeal Classics shine for charity Members Public

All images © Chris SavilleOn Saturday, 26th March, the 5th South Zeal Classic Car & Motorcycle Show took place in glorious sunshine. This event is a charity fundraiser organised by Simon Powell at The Oxenham Arms Hotel and this year saw both the greatest number of vehicles entered and spectators coming

Laura White
Laura White
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Moon landing in Exeter Cathedral Members Public

Museum of the Moon by Luke Jerram Photo by Robert SilsBristol-based artist, Luke Jerram, is known world-wide for his large-scale artworks, capturing the public imagination with his ground-breaking combination of art, science and play. In 2016 he was described by Bloomberg Television as ‘probably the most famous artist you’ve

Elizabeth-Jane Baldry
Arts & Entertainment

The ‘great train robber’ that got away … and his Devon link Members Public

David PembrokeA when a retired London black cab driver was cremated at the end of 2020, the key to one of the most enduring mysteries of the last century may have died with him. Doting grandfather and family man Danny Pembroke, was strongly believed to have been the ‘great train

Ben Fox
Ben Fox
Features

An unusual extraction Members Public

Hound Tor mediaeval village near Manaton © Martin BodmanWhen a helicopter hovers over the moorland village of Manaton one day later this month, the residents needn’t worry that the Air Ambulance is attending an emergency or the police tracking a criminal. In fact, it will be doing a routine job

Laura White
Laura White
Local Life

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
Columnists

Plans to reopen Tavistock to Plymouth rail line gather pace Members Public

Bere Alston station currently hosts around nine trains a day to PlymouthFollowing the successful reinstatement of the Dartmoor Line (linking Exeter to Okehampton) in November last year, focus is now centred on eventually linking the line right through to Plymouth. This ambitious project, which would create an alternative ‘northern route’

Eric Partridge
Local Life

Plymouth litter-picking group ready to team up with local schools thanks to GWR grant Members Public

A project to clean up communities across Plymouth and the South Hams has received a further boost from Great Western Railway. Last year the train operator gave £7,500 to help litter-picking group Clean Our Patch CIC, deliver safe, cleaning walking routes to and from Plymouth, Devonport, Keyham, Dockyard, St

Ross Tibbles
Ross Tibbles
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Entries open for unique awards that support the future of cider in the uk Members Public

Breakthrough Cider Maker Award Winner Kingsley Ash of Thornborough Cider with Barny Butterfield (in green) from Sandford OrchardsFollowing the success of the inaugural Breakthrough Cider Maker Awards, entries are now open for 2022. These remarkable awards are free to enter and offer aspiring cider makers advice, guidance and guaranteed listings

Laura White
Laura White
Local Life