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19th-century artwork inspires restoration of Devon estate

Landscape painting discovered in Killerton house informs National Trust development of groundsA 19th-century painting found in the archive of a Devon country house is being used to help inspire the 50-year restoration and enrichment of the estate.The artwork depicts a healthy and diverse landscape at Killerton, near Exeter, rich in mature trees hedgerows and scrubland being grazed by Highland cattle. Continue reading...
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Every year, I take a long walk with friends. it's one of life's greatest pleasures | Marcel Theroux

For 16 years, I have met up with five friends for an annual yomp in the English countryside – and we are enjoying that companionship more than everOn the first weekend of May this year, I met up with five of my oldest male friends at Waterloo station, took a train to Milford in Surrey, walked 12 miles across Bagmoor Common and the Devil’s Punch Bowl, stopped for lunch at The Three Horseshoes in Thursley, caught the train back to London from Haslemere, drank too much beer under an awning on the S...
Tags: Travel, London, Fitness, Friendship, Life and style, Health & wellbeing, Walking, Tony Blair, Devon, Day trips, Surrey, Walking Holidays, Somerset, Waterloo, South Bank, United Kingdom Holidays


G7 signs of protest in Cornwall – in pictures

Policing protests taking place around the G7 summit will be challenging, officers have said. Devon and Cornwall police said around 40 groups had contacted the force stating their intention to protest at the event Continue reading...
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G7 security preparations in Cornwall – in pictures

Ahead of the G7 summit starting on Friday, 5,000 mutual aid officers have arrived in the area from police forces across the UK. They will join 1,500 officers and staff from Devon and Cornwall police being deployed at the event.More than 100 police dogs will be working at the summit, though no police horses are due to be there Continue reading...
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Devon millionaire turns pot washer in staff shortage

Businessman Giles Fuchs gets hands-on at the Burgh Island Hotel amid nationwide staff shortages.
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Thousands of police officers, sniffer dogs and drones descend on an English seaside town, at a cost of $100 billion, for President Biden's first big moment on the world stage

Joe Biden will join G7 leaders at the tiny English town of Carbis Bay, Cornwall. Getty Thousands of police officers are descending on a tiny English seaside town for President Biden's meeting with world leaders at the G7 summit this week. The global summit is taking place in Carbis Bay in the coastal county of Cornwall from Friday. More than 5,000 police from all over England will be on hand for the event. Sign up for our daily newsletter 10 Things in Politics You Need to Know Today. T...
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Thousands of police officers, sniffer dogs and drones descend on an English seaside town, at a cost of $100 million, for President Biden's first big moment on the world stage

Joe Biden will join G7 leaders at the tiny English town of Carbis Bay, Cornwall. Getty Thousands of police officers are descending on a tiny English seaside town for President Biden's meeting with world leaders at the G7 summit this week. The global summit is taking place in Carbis Bay in the coastal county of Cornwall from Friday. More than 5,000 police from all over England will be on hand for the event. Sign up for our daily newsletter 10 Things in Politics You Need to Know Today. T...
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Cost of policing G7 summit estimated at £70m

Devon and Cornwall force to be joined by 5,000 officers from around the UK in its ‘largest security operation’The security cost of hosting next weekend’s G7 summit in Cornwall will exceed £70m if the final bill of policing the meeting of world leaders is in line with the two previous events held in the UK.Around 6,500 police will secure the event at Carbis Bay, near St Ives, on 11-13 June, with more than 5,000 coming from around the country to help the Devon and Cornwall force run what it said i...
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Devon nursery worker found guilty of sexually assaulting children

Jayden McCarthy accused of attacks in 2019 on seven girls and one boy between ages of two and fourA teenage nursery worker has been found guilty of sexually assaulting young children he was employed to look after.Jayden McCarthy, now aged 18 but 16 at the time of the alleged offences in the summer of 2019, assaulted children at a family-run nursery in Devon. Continue reading...
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Devon ex-council leader Brian Greenslade jailed for sex assaults

A judge describes Brian Greenslade as a "sex pest" as he sentences him to 16 months in jail.
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Devon ex-council leader Brian Greenslade guilty of sex assaults

Former Devon County Council leader Brian Greenslade had denied assaulting three women.
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‘You can’t block the M5’: police prepare for mass protests at Cornwall G7 summit

Local force says it has identified more than 30 groups planning some kind of action during eventActivists are expected to disrupt next month’s G7 summit in Cornwall by blocking main roads into the county, trying to obstruct convoys carrying world leaders and perhaps even targeting a cruise ship that will be anchored off the coast as extra accommodation for police officers.Devon and Cornwall police are preparing for thousands of protesters to head to the far south-west of Britain for the 11-13 Ju...
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‘I’m seen as the fool’: the farmers putting trees back into the UK’s fields

It’s hoped a 12-year trial in Devon will persuade policymakers to back silvopasture to benefit the soil, livestock and climateAndy Gray stands beside an enormous hill of bare red earth and smiles with a hint of mischief. This is his best field, its soils known as Crediton red land. The region was once known for producing swedes prized by Covent Garden market. Now, every six metres, planted in rows 14 metres apart, stands a tree guard shielding a young oak, aspen or alder.“You can grow anything o...
Tags: UK, Climate Change, Environment, UK News, Wildlife, Conservation, Farming, Trees and forests, Devon, Biodiversity, Covent Garden, Gray, Crediton


Police incident at Tesco car park in Devon 'nothing to worry about' - Devon Live

Police incident at Tesco car park in Devon 'nothing to worry about'   Devon Live
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Thousands of police officers, sniffer dogs and drones are set to descend on a tiny English seaside town for President Biden's first big moment on the world stage

Joe Biden will join G7 leaders at the tiny English town of Carbis Bay, Cornwall. Getty A huge security operation is underway in preparation for President Biden's meeting with world leaders at the G7 summit in June. The global summit will take place in the tiny English town of Carbis Bay in the coastal county of Cornwall. More than 5,000 police from all over England will be on hand for the event. See more stories on Insider's business page. The tiny English town of Carbis Bay, Cornw...
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My 9 favourite career and business books for people-pleasers, perfectionists and overthinkers

As a recovering people-pleaser, perfectionist and overthinker, atypical careers and business books often leave me feeling cold and drained. They push heavily on productivity, morning routines, hustling and basically performing at society’s idea of what ‘success’ means. These themes drive the very things that lead to the anxiety-driven behaviour and thinking of the habits I’m recovering from. They encourage you to over-give and to continue being over-responsible and obedient. There’s a lot of fol...
Tags: Gay, Dating, Devon, Millenials, Perfectionism, Work Ethic, Harriet, Amelia, Self-sabotage, Elizabeth, Emily, Jenny, Tara, Cate, Happiness & Self-Esteem, Life Experience In The Workplace


Netflix’s Cobra Kai Season 4 Finally Wraps Production

Cobra Kai stars William Zabka and Martin Kove, along with series creators Josh Heald and Jon Hurwitz took to Twitter to confirm that production on the upcoming fourth season of Netflix’s hit Karate Kid sequel series has finally been completed after more than three months of filming. The filming wrap comes on the heels of Co-CEO and Chief Content Officer Ted Sarandos recently confirming that Cobra Kai will indeed be making its return later this year along with two other long-awaited Netflix show...
Tags: TV, Movies, Martial Arts, Action, Netflix, TV News, Streaming, Devon, Sony Pictures Television, Ted Sarandos, Kenny, Miyagi, Witcher, Peyton List, Demetri, ComingSoon


Rhodri Talfan Davies talks about local BBC output

BBC Director of Nations Rhodri Talfan Davies has been speaking at Westminster Media Forum about BBC’s plan for its biggest transformation in decades and what it means for local and regional broadcasting. He touched on the subject of local radio, mentioning “up to” six peak time local services will launch, as previously mentioned, but still did not disclose where these would be, other to confirm they will return in Bradford, Sunderland and Wolverhampton. He also mentioned the local radio Make ...
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Life finds a way: in search of England’s lost, forgotten rainforests

Much of Britain’s temperate rainforest has been destroyed – but it can sometimes regenerate. The race is on to map what survives and restore what we canFew people realise that England has fragments of a globally rare habitat: temperate rainforest. I didn’t really believe it until I moved to Devon last year and started visiting some of these incredible habitats. Temperate rainforests are exuberant with life. One of their defining characteristics is the presence of epiphytes, plants that grow on o...
Tags: England, Environment, Britain, Trees and forests, Devon, Arthur Conan Doyle, Friends of the Earth, Baskervilles, Wistman


Supermoon lights up night sky across the South West

Skywatchers across the Cornwall and Devon captured the phenomenon in the early hours of the morning.
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Radio Exe wins BBC local democracy contract

Radio Exe is one of 18 news organisations in the UK that will employ journalists to cover ‘local democracy’, providing content to other media companies who qualify to receive it. The Local Democracy Reporting Service (LDRS) has been running for three years. Until now it has been operated in Devon by Reach, publishers of local papers such as the Western Morning News, Express and Echo, and Herald Express, and websites such as DevonLive. From the 1st of July, the three-year contract passes to Ra...
Tags: UK, Bbc, Radio, Labour, Devon, Newsquest, Exeter, News Media Association, Ben Bradshaw, Station News, Paul Nero, Radio Exe, Herald Express, Local Democracy Reporting Service, LDRS, Local Democracy Reporting Service LDRS


‘In the game, I knew myself as Hannah’: the trans gamers finding freedom on Roblox

37m people use the gaming platform every day in search of adventure – and for teenagers exploring their gender identity, it is also a place of liberation When she was a child, Hannah discovered two portals to other worlds. The first was her Nintendo 64, which could transport her to the dark dungeons of Zelda and the chaotic battlefields of Super Smash Bros. The second was her mother’s wardrobe in their Devon home, full of clothes she longed to try on, even though this was forbidden. Hannah had b...
Tags: Games, Life and style, Society, Pc, Transgender, Virtual Worlds, Culture, LGBT rights, Nintendo, Devon, Zelda, HANNAH, Online multiplayer games


MASTERCLASS: How to Create a Setting – with Liz Fenwick (Online, Weds 23rd Jun, 2021)

Award-winning author Liz Fenwick shows you how to use setting as a character and to transport your reader to a place and time. Masterclass: How to Create a Setting Speaker: Liz Fenwick When: Wednesday 23rd June 2021, 6:30pm UK time (BST) Where: Online – join us from anywhere in the world Price: £10-£30 / FREE to members Booking: Eventbrite (Limited places available – book early!) This post contains Amazon affiliate links to the books mentioned. See our Affiliate policy for more details. Books...
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MASTERCLASS: How to Create a Setting – with Liz Fenwick (Online, Weds 16th Jun, 2021)

Award-winning author Liz Fenwick shows you how to use setting as a character and to transport your reader to a place and time. Masterclass: How to Create a Setting Speaker: Liz Fenwick When: Wednesday 16th June 2021, 6:30pm UK time (BST) Where: Online – join us from anywhere in the world Price: £15-£30 / FREE to members Booking: Eventbrite (Limited places available – book early!) This post contains Amazon affiliate links to the books mentioned. See our Affiliate policy for more details. Books...
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Wildcats could return to England after 200 years

The predators will be bred at sites in Kent and Devon while a suitable release site is found.
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UK officer cleared of breaking law over George Floyd meme

Sgt Geraint Jones shared ‘grossly offensive’ meme to Devon police colleagues as joke, rules judge A Devon police sergeant who sent colleagues a “disgusting and grossly offensive” doctored image of George Floyd’s arrest has been cleared by a judge of breaking the law after she accepted it was sent as a joke.Geraint Jones, 47, a custody sergeant in Torquay, shared the meme with colleagues at Devon and Cornwall police less than a week after Floyd’s death in May last year. Continue reading...
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Devon child with special needs sent to Surrey school

His mother blames a lack of special educational needs and disability (SEND) provision.
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Devon woman marks 100th birthday with Covid-19 jab

Florrie Stokes used her big occasion to tell others "there's nothing to be afraid of".
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Dog-bite Britain: the problem with the pandemic puppy explosion

Over the past year, dog ownership has surged, and they have brought many of us untold joy. But the lack of proper training or socialisation has led to a growing danger of attacksAnnie Forman’s cockapoo was not a pandemic puppy, but she became one: a furry lifebuoy to cling to during the first lockdown. Forman, 28, a receptionist at a GP surgery in a small Devon town, had grown up with dogs. They had never let her down, which she couldn’t say for some of the humans in her life.So when in January ...
Tags: Law, Dogs, Animals, Pets, Life and style, World news, Britain, Health & wellbeing, Animal Welfare, Devon, Nellie, Forman


Devon and Cornwall police officers sacked after speeding

The policemen were on road safety duty when they drove at 89mph in a seized vehicle.
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