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Top awards for Torridge farm and shop

What an auspicious week it has been at Blackberry Farm shop! Mike and Lizzy Kirby, who have farmed near Holsworthy for 25 years, were invited to the House of Lords by Baroness Malilieu to receive their South West Champion local food and drink award. The Countryside Alliance Award, also known as the…

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Who is afraid of the big bad wolf!

The largest Canid of South America the Maned Wolf has given birth for the first time at Exmoor Zoo. Parents “Sabrina” and “Nephew” have welcomed some “puppy power”, one little puppy has been born (13.04.2023) to two of the smelliest animals in the zoo. Maned wolves are unique! They are not really…

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Last UK singing dog dies in the UK!

It is with great sadness we announce the death of Kota our last New Guinea singing dog. Kota our male dog had been in palliative care for the last two years and with the loss of Belle his partner just 4 weeks earlier his health rapidly deteriorated. Both were nearly 15 years old and their post…

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Large award sets up local steamship for success

Image: National Lottery Heritage Fund grant is hard won so the team at the SS Freshspring Trust were especially thrilled to learn they had been successful with a recent bid. The Trust was awarded a grant of just over £141,000 to support a project…

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