Posts for Animals

To feed or not to feed? The issue with starlings …

So, it’s lovely sitting at my desk watching the blue-tits, chaffinches, robins, blackbirds and the occasional collared dove nibbling away at the seeds I put out daily for them. However, […]

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Independent farming films encourage people to think local

Health and wellbeing for people, communities and the environment are big discussion topics today.  Buying local, when it comes to food, has a positive impact on the local economy and […]

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Devon documentaries set to make waves

A new six-part documentary series starring the people and landscapes of North Devon premieres in the county this month – narrated by BBC Springwatch presenter Gillian Burke. Journey to the Sea has […]

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Happy ending to dog rescue near Tavistock

Devon & Somerset Fire and Rescue Service reported that a dog that had fallen over a quarry edge and had become stuck in mud and water near Tinhay, Tavistock Two […]

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Down on the Farm films give insight into food and farming

A short film commission has produced six five-minute documentaries about farmers and farming within the unique environment of North Devon’s UNESCO Biosphere Reserve.  The films are a revealing insight into […]

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Exeter University research on seabirds

From Exeter University: Millions of scavenging seabirds survive on fish discarded by North Sea fishing vessels, new research shows. University of Exeter scientists estimate that 267,000 tonnes of fish was […]

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Focus on rural crime – Dartmoor livestock & wildlife

From Devon & Cornwall Police: This week local police officers from South Devon and West Devon teamed up with the rural crime team and Dartmoor National Park Rangers to conduct […]

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Horse rescued from water near Barnstaple

One fire appliance and the specialist rescue unit from Barnstaple were mobilised to a report of a horse stuck up to its neck in water.  There followed an amazing rescue, […]

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Fish pass extended in Exeter

Fish in the River Exe can swim easier upstream now a fish pass has temporarily been extended. Except during times of heavy flow, salmon and trout have been unable to […]

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Rosie found

Update: Rosie found in a garden, lying under a rhododendron bush, not feeling very well. She is now at the vet’s, awaiting test results. Dawn’s old dog, Rosie, has disappeared […]

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