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Devon teenagers inspire English schools with mental health resources

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They are busy studying for GCSEs and A-levels but four teenagers from Devon have also found time to develop lesson plans, newsletters and videos on mental health that are being used by schools across England. The teen...

Devon teenager to cycle to Glasgow for Cop26 climate summit

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Unable to afford the exorbitant train fare and refusing to fly, a 16-year-old environmental campaigner has decided to cycle 570 miles to the Cop26 summit in Glasgow – and has invited the public to join her for the rid...

Devon pupils evacuated after school is struck by lightning

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Pupils at a primary school have been evacuated after the building was struck by lighting in thunderstorms that caused flash flooding and disruption in Devon. Devon and Somerset fire and rescue service was called to Mo...

An immersive weekend of wine and wine-making in south Devon is a crushing success

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I am blindfolded with a peg on my nose, chewing on a wine gum. This wasn’t exactly what I expected when I signed up for a wine course … I can taste nothing except gummy blandness. Quindi, when instructed, I remove the p...

High summer’s abundance brings memories of a Devon childhood

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We arrive tired around midnight. The meadow is fantastical in the headlights. Six weeks of high summer growth and the ragged post-lawn we left is almost otherworldly. We dump our bags by the car and explore by phone t...

Devon Booker and Phoenix Suns torch Bucks to go halfway home in NBA finals

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The ball went from Chris Paul to Devin Booker and didn’t stop moving until Deandre Ayton scored after every Suns player had touched it. The 10-pass sequence was the prettiest play of the NBA finals and the kind the on...

Canoeing and mindfulness retreat, Devon

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The setting sun is bathing the River Dart in gold and pink as our small flotilla of canoes journeys upstream. I reach for my phone to take a picture, then remember it is switched off and stashed in my tent, where it w...

Wildcats, storks and beavers: my stay on a Devon rewilding farm

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The field sloping away to the west at first appears straightforwardly idyllic. There is a pair of pretty shepherd’s huts with adjoining kitchens in a meadow where dandelions and cuckoo flowers bloom. And there is a gl...

Rory Burns leads England revival after Devon Conway’s 200 for New Zealand

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New Zealand built on Test debutant Devon Conway’s chanceless double-hundred by taking two early England wickets before Rory Burns and Joe Root mounted a recovery on the second day of the first test at Lord’s. Replyin...

Devon Conway’s superb debut century puts New Zealand on top in first Test

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Test cricket’s return to Lord’s after a near two-year hiatus was a day to be savoured by the 6,500 or so spectators who sat dotted around the white stands like sprinkles on a 99 Flake. And for the three debutants on s...

Devon nursery worker found guilty of sexually assaulting children

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A teenage nursery worker has been found guilty of sexually assaulting young children he was employed to look after. Jayden McCarthy, now aged 18 ma 16 at the time of the alleged offences in the summer of 2019, assaul...

Our Devon holiday park is full of smiling faces: the beginning of the end of lockdown

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One night in January, I was at a low ebb in a period of particularly low ebbs, when a friend messaged to say she’d booked a caravan in Croyde for the last week of the Easter school holidays. She and her husband had cr...

Tor de force: how to enjoy the brooding beauty of Dartmoor Devon

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William Crossing wrote more than 15 books about Dartmoor, with titles including Amid Devonia’s Alps, The Land of Stream and Tor, and Tales of the Dartmoor Pixies. Needless to say, he adored the place. Born in Plymouth...

Devon officer tells court he shared George Floyd meme for ‘cheap laugh

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A British police sergeant sent a “grossly offensive” doctored image of George Floyd’s arrest to fellow officers for a “cheap laugh”, a court has been told. Geraint Jones, 47, a custody sergeant in Torquay, shared the ...

Take a deep breath: how ‘Cornishair sells for £60 a bottle (even if it’s from Devon)

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Nome: Bottled air. Età: Fresh as a daisy, signore, just bottled this morning. Aspetto: Invisible, but the boutiquey bottle is very nice. And what is it exactly? Air in a bottle, signore, captured at coastal locations acro...