1. A Pig's ransom
2. Royal Racing
3. Fish Tank
4. Small news
1. A Pigs ransom.
Stolen pigs found safe and sound!
Two Kune Kune pigs are taking a
break at Woodlands Family Theme Park near Dartmouth while
police unravel an unusual mystery surrounding these two
pigknapped hogs. On January 26th Woodlands received an
email asking if they could give the two pigs a home as they
could no longer stay on the land where they were being kept.
They were informed that if they had to stay there they would
The two pigs arrived at Woodlands on Monday 15th February.
Colin Baker Operations Manager at Woodlands commented “we
were delighted to receive them; they have settled in really
well and have already become firm favourites with the
public”. After reading the newspaper on Friday, staff
at Woodlands Family Theme Park were very shocked to find out
that these two pigs could possibly be stolen and being held
for Ransom for £200. “They were donated to Woodlands with
all the correct paperwork” Colin added.
Jessica Repton Marketing Executive said “Animals being
gifted to our Zoo-Farm is not at all unusual. About 40% of
all our animals are donated to us. In 20 years with all 3 of
our Theme Parks we have never had anything like this happen
to us before. We are now working closely with the local
police and if we find out that the pigs are stolen, they
will be returned safe and sound to their rightful owners.
They will have to stay here for 20 days due to the stand
still period according to Defra for the movement of pigs”.
Everyone at Woodlands will be very sad to see them go, but
they will have had a 20 day relaxing and spoilt holiday at
Woodlands Pigs Palace. Check out Woodlands by
Royal Racing Yacht at Noss
South Devon College’s celebrated Noss Marine
Academy, based at Noss Marina on the River Dart, has today
launched and named its latest yacht, ‘Aspiration’, and
revealed its historic royal connection. HRH The Duke
of Edinburgh, Prince Edward and King Constantine of Greece
have all previously raced ‘Aspiration’, which is the latest
addition to the Academy’s fleet provided by Noss Marina Ltd.
The yacht has been refurbished at Noss Marina before being
handed over to the Academy.
‘Aspiration’ has a unique history, winning many races and
enjoying Royal patronage under her former name, Yeoman
In a ceremony on Tuesday, Commodore
Jake Moores of the Britannia Royal Naval College at
Dartmouth officiated at the naming of the Aspiration,
carried out by Foundation Degree student Claire Smith, and
along with College Governors and other local VIPs, saw
Marine Academy students sail their new yacht from Noss
Marina for the first time.
Commodore Jake Moores said: “Royal Naval Officers have for
many years developed their ship handling awareness and
skills on the River Dart. Amongst them have been a number of
Royal Princes over the years. The ‘Aspiration’ will provide
students at the Academy with a superb opportunity to develop
their skills and we look forward to seeing her on the Dart
as we share this unique resource space.” Stephen Criddle,
Principal of South Devon College, thanked Noss Marina for
the refurbished yacht and said “the acquisition of this
second yacht will be an inspiration for students at our
already celebrated Noss Marine Academy, providing them with
an outstanding and practical learning experience.” Stephen
Corner, Chief Executive of Noss Marina Ltd said: “We are
delighted to have been able to provide a second yacht for
the use of students at the Noss Marine Academy, especially
one with such an illustrious history.
The Academy is an integral part of our overall plans to
regenerate the former boatyard at Noss and provide long-term
educational and employment opportunities for local people.
We hope to be able to start work on the permanent facilities
for Noss Marine Academy later this year”. The Noss Marine
Academy is an excellent centre for water-based outdoor
education and training. It offers a range of full time and
part time courses, recognised nationally by the outdoor and
water sports industry. This includes the Foundation Degree
in Yacht Operations.
Other Marine-based courses, including Marine Engineering,
are also available at the College’s Noss Marina site. South
Devon College run a number of Marine Academy, Marine
Engineering, and Marine-related courses, all based at Noss
Marina, for more information call free on 08000 380 123 or
visit thier web site by
Why not come down
for the weekend, or even a week?
The second film from British
director Andrea Arnold, who won many admirers at Cannes in
2006. Mia is a 15-year-old girl living on an
Essex estate with her sister and still-young mother Joanne.
Excluded from school, getting into fights and sharing her
mother's appetite for booze, Mia finds solace dancing alone
to hip-hop in an empty flat on the estate. Then a new man
mysteriously appears in her mother's life - the charismatic,
enigmatic and physically compelling Conor. Taking Joanne and
the girls on drives into the countryside, catching fish with
his bare hands and paying tender attention to Mia, Conor
seems too good to be true…
Films are screened at The Guildhall, Victoria Road,
Dartmouth. The bar is open from 7.30pm and the
films start approx. 8pm. Guest tickets are available
on the night for £3.50 each from “The Windjammer”
Victoria Road between 7.30pm & 7.55pm only. No guest
tickets will be sold on the door. To join Dartmouth
Film Society, or for more information, call Rob Bird on
4. Small News
Arriba Arriba!!! It’s a Mexican Fiesta! Friday 5th
March, 7pm till late. In the Harbour bar at the Royal
Castle. Grab your sombreros we’re getting hot and
spicy! Prizes for the best dressed. Cocktails, drinks
promotions, Mexican snacks and a DJ to get the party
reports: I have managed to negotiate a reasonable
deal on Andy's old Photo shop near The Cherub, just for 6 months for the
season which is good. So please tell everyone I will be
open from April 1st thru till October. Bait and new
tackle only, sadly I won’t be doing any of that lovely
and collectable old gear.
Why not come and visit Dartmouth?