Category Archives: Animals

It’s heating up for our pets ………..

……. and people are still not getting the message. The weather is (finally) warming up! This a fab time of year, you and your pets can get out into the big outdoors and enjoy your walks again, a great way … Continue reading

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Exmoor Pony Centre news.

Exmoor Pony Centre, Ashwick, Dulverton, TA22 9QE Some ponies such as Archie (on the left with Lydia) and Morris (on the right with Linzi) are now being taken to summer grazing sites. Some of our ponies get to live in … Continue reading

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Fair weather can bite!

Advice from Torbridge Vets. Finally the sun is out! We are all itching to get out and about with our pets and soak up the rays. One fair weather problem comes in the form of Britain’s only venomous reptile, the … Continue reading

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Ticks are out in force on Northam Burrows.

Spring is here, even if the weather doesn’t seem to be on board! With the lengthening days and blossoms blooming we begin to see a blossoming of ticks. Not so beautiful! Ticks are arachnids that bite animals to take a … Continue reading

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Cinnamon Trust seeks volunteers.

volunteer@cinnamon.org.uk www.cinnamon.org.uk The Cinnamon Trust needs volunteers. The Cinnamon Trust is the national charity whose wonderful volunteers help people over retirement age and those in the latter stages of a terminal illness by offering all kinds of pet care. We … Continue reading

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Beavering away for Bideford flood protection.

There are proposals under consideration for raising the level of the Kenwith Reservoir dam to give the necessary added protection from fluvial flooding resulting from anticipated climate change and the amount of new housing development in the catchment area. In … Continue reading

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Training the Army Horse.

(Whilst turning out old cassette tapes recently, I came across a recording in Devonshire dialect, made by my father, Percy Reed (1907 – 2001) of Northam, in 1985. It told the tale of a childhood incident in which he was … Continue reading

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