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Simon Dell’s interest in the way people lived, along with his love of the outdoors have combined to make him an ardent supporter of local heritage. When I asked Simon Dell if I could interview him for the heritage issue, I knew he would have a lot of more

Local People

38 years ago, Chris Grove was living and working in London as a chartered surveyor, when he spotted an advertisement in The Times for the auction of a station house at Bere Ferrers… He was familiar with the area and had always had a keen interest in more

Local People

In the second half of a two-part feature, find out how the Moor than meets the eye landscape partnership scheme is ‘bringing communities and organisations together to explore Dartmoor’s past’ and conserve some of its most important heritage assets. more

Community News

Val is the manager of Oxfam Books and Music in Tavistock, which she has worked hard to turn into a thriving and attractive shop, aided by a very willing band of dedicated and knowledgeable volunteers. I meet up with Val in the shop – it’s her day of more

Margaret Garton has spent a large part of her life serving the community in voluntary roles. However, for the most part her roles have not been what you might consider conventional volunteering. Practical volunteering tasks have never been Margaret’ more

Local People

Leats have been in use on Dartmoor since medieval times and were originally constructed to provide power for local industries, before later being used to channel Plymouth’s municipal water supply. Dartmoor Preservation Association volunteers have spe more

, History

The Moor than meets the eye landscape partnership aims to show that there is more than meets the eye to Dartmoor and the 4000-year story of its landscape and people. In the first half of a two-part feature, find out how the scheme is ‘bringing commun more

Community News

Sam is Helen’s hearing dog and has been with her for three years. In that time, he has become so much more than just an aid to alert her to the sounds she can’t hear – he is also a loyal companion, a trusted helper and a real force for good in her li more

Local People

In addition to the well-known association of kissing under a sprig of mistletoe at Christmas, the plant has also been associated over the years with healing powers and fertility as well as a sign of peace and good luck. Mistletoe has come to have s more

History

Alex had never really climbed until he went to secondary school – just three years later he was a member of the GB training team and taking part in competitions all over the world. ‘Adventurous’ and ‘competitive’ are two words that really spring to m more

Local People

I've interviewed people in their workplace, their home and lots of coffee shops but interviewing somebody while they had their hair and beard trimmed was a first for me. However when you realise that Mike Wellsbury-Nye is the organiser of The Devon & more

Local MP

The new Chair to the Board of Trustees for The Garden House more

Local People

When I contacted Philip Brett to arrange to meet him I knew straight away I was going to enjoy the interview. more

Local People

Most people can only dream of living somewhere like Buckland Abbey, but for Marie Potts it was her childhood home until she got married at twenty-two and had her wedding reception in the Great Hall more

Local People

Brian Lamb originally planned a career in journalism but the dearth of jobs in media at the time he completed his training, persuaded him instead to join Birmingham City Police as a cadet - a decision which led him to Africa more

Local People

In 1999 Tori Lewis spent a gap year teaching in Nepal where she met Gopal and Eli Mukhia. more

Community News

Rosemary Best looks at the many charities set up to help the growing plight of refugees more

Earlier this year it was announced that Airband had been selected to deliver the superfast broadband programme for Dartmoor and Exmoor. more

Business News

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