Posts for South Devon

Will Dartmoor remain a prison after 2023?

Back in 2013, high-security Dartmoor Prison was given a ten-year shelf life, which would mean it closing in 2023. The Prison Service gave 10 years’ notice to the Duchy of Cornwall, owner of the site, which was built in 1806, to hold French prisoners of war during the Napoleonic Wars. […]

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Appeal for witnesses to fatal collision, Tavistock

From Devon & Cornwall Police: On Friday 22 October, police were advised of a road traffic collision on the A386, Parkdown Road, Tavistock. Officers attended the scene along with paramedics and the air ambulance. A motorcyclist involved in the collision was pronounced deceased at the scene. Officers from the roads policing […]

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Buy a Dartmoor otter sculpture

As the hugely successful Moor Otters Arts Trail draws to a close, Dartmoor National Park has today thanked everyone for getting involved. The Moor Otters Arts Trail returned to Dartmoor for the second time and thousands of people got involved with supporting the sculpture trail which raises vital funds for conservation work […]

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Body found on Dartmoor as teenager rescued

From Dartmoor Search and Rescue: Dartmoor SAR members were were called by the Police shortly after 7pm last night to assist South West Ambulance Service with a casualty located in a remote part of Dartmoor. The casualty was a 17 year old in a group of DoE Gold Expedition walkers; […]

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Strangles affecting Dartmoor ponies

People are being asked not to touch or feed Dartmoor ponies following confirmed cases of Strangles. Action is being taken to monitor the many ponies that have the infection on the commons. Dartmoor National Park Authority, Dartmoor Livestock Protection Society and the Dartmoor Commoners’ Council are urging people who might […]

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Otter exhibition at Princetown

Princetown Visitor Centre is hosting a special exhibition showcasing mini otter and cub sculptures designed by students from across Devon. Inspired by Dartmoor National Park’s Moor Otters Arts Trail nine education providers were given smaller undecorated sculptures for students to transform for the ‘School Otters’ exhibition – and the results […]

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Fatal industrial incident, A30 Clyst Honiton

From Devon & Cornwall Police: Police were called shortly after 12.25pm on Wednesday 28 July to the A30 westbound on slip at Exeter Airport. Emergency services attended the scene where a man was reported to have become trapped underneath a Light Goods Vehicle. As a result of the incident a […]

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Funding for Dartmoor National Park

Dartmoor National Park has been awarded £409,300 to kick-start green jobs and connect people to nature. The grant funding from the Government’s £40million second round of the Green Recovery Challenge Fund will be invested in a new project called Changing Lives, Nurturing Nature. Changing Lives, Nurturing Nature brings together Dartmoor National Park […]

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Assault, Tavistock

From Devon & Cornwall Police: Police investigating a reported assault near Tavistock on Tuesday 20 July at around 7pm are appealing for any witnesses to come forward. Police received reports of an altercation between a man and a woman on Old Launceston Road, between Lamerton and Tavistock. Officers would particularly […]

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New flexi rail tickets available

From GWR: A new Flexi Season ticket is available to buy from today and can be used from Monday 28 June.       This new product will offer SWR customers more flexibility – enabling people to travel on any eight days in a 28-day period – and could lead to significant […]

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