In the last issue we discussed using census records, how to access them and what the main pitfalls are. In this issue we will look at the types of information which census records give, but bear in mind that they can vary a great deal. more


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Arranging an appointment at your GP surgery can feel challenging! Dr Harriet Doyle explains how the system works and how to make the most from time spent with your GP. more


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MacMillan Cancer Support has hailed physical activity as ‘the underrated wonder drug’. Public Health England and the Department of Health promote physical activity as a priority for our nation's health. Why? Being regularly physically activity can... more


Natasha from Book Stop in Tavistock is inviting poetry lovers to an evening with poet and psychotherapist, Jay Ramsay Jay will be talking about and reading from his ground-breaking anthology Diamond Cutters, co-edited with Andrew Harvey, and... more

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Mansbridge Balment Charity Golf Day in support of the wonderful Children’s Hospice South West (CHSW) and in conjunction with Yelverton Golf Club got off to a great start and raised £1500 for the charity. Sixteen teams took part and there were also.. more

Community News

Cutting gardens are becoming ever popular and Sue Fisher gives us some advice on how to get started and the types of flowers we should look out for. Local and seasonal produce is hugely popular around Devon, inspired by a long tradition of... more


Celia Steven, has a ‘Great’ connection to the famous Bramley apple and this wonderfully versatile culinary staple is now helping raise money for the local cricket club... more


Charles Steevenson explains the price worth paying for the commitment to new English vineyards. As the often manic summer season draws to a close, those of us in the wine trade now take stock of those wines that, to-date, have served us well, and... more




Following on from our article on the special qualities of the meat from Dartmoor Farmers, here is a delicious recipe to try. • 225g Strips of lean Lamb • 100g lean Back Bacon • 1 Onion (peeled, grated or chopped finely) • 1 x 200g can of Apricot ha more


Following on from our article on the special qualities of the meat from Dartmoor Farmers, here is a delicious recipe to try. For the meatballs • 500g minced beef or lamb • 1-2 slices white bread to make breadcrumbs • 1/2 onion • 1 sprig flat ... more


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Mat Cole takes a brief look at farming life further afield, and gears up for nights drawing in at Greenwell farm. As the days get shorter the seasonal rollercoaster with its timeless inevitability seems to tighten its grip on us all once more... more

Farming News

16 to 18-year-olds studying creative Extended Diplomas at Plymouth College of Art have moved into the college’s newest campus, Palace Court on Buckwell Street. The opening of this specialist Pre-Degree campus mark’s the next stage in Plymouth... more


Rebecca Martin went to visit Horrabridge School and talk to Suzy Kraike from ELM, and Headteacher, John Clark to find out all about their new educational garden installed this summer. Horrabridge School continues to grow this year with its new... more


Hidden through the backdoor of the Visitor’s Centre in Princetown lies a miniature Dartmoor waiting to be discovered. We have been speaking to Pat from the Dartmoor Preservation Society, to find out about the past, present and future of ... more


A circular walk starting at Gutter Tor (Scout Hut) via Higher Hartor Tor to Ditsworthy Warren House (OS Map Ref: SX 57782 67327) On a clear autumn day, this is a beautiful walk on Dartmoor with stunning views of moorland and the local tors... more


Farmers on Dartmoor working together to help raise the profile of both farming and their superior Dartmoor products. Dartmoor and its farmers are intrinsically linked, with one dependent the other. The cattle and sheep help create and shape the... more


Set up at a time when many farmers were struggling to cope with the effects of the BSE epidemic, it later proved an invaluable source of support for the farming community and was identified as a long-term need - supporting farmers through many... more


Devon & Somerset Trading Standards Service is hosting a free event in October to help businesses protect themselves against digital threats.
 Digital crime can affect any business which uses a computer or communicates digitally with customers... more

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In rural areas such as ours, the bus is essential. It is vital for those who are unable to drive, enabling them to get to work, school, the doctor's or the hospital, and it can drastically improve quality of life. I understand the frustration... more

Business News

RAMbling on; How much RAM do you actually need? You may not have given it much thought, but there are adverts everywhere at the moment offering new laptops with 2Gb, 4Gb, 6Gb, 8Gb of memory and even more. How do you know what is appropriate for your more

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