Niki McCretton

Born in Germany, Niki’s early years were spent in Devon before moving to Somerset. In her arts career Niki has directed, choreographed, written, taught, managed the Tacchi Morris Centre near Taunton and been Press and Publicity Officer for the Chard Read more »

Up Front 02/04

The story of campaigning pensioner Albert Venison has made many headlines recently. His efforts to make the Government understand the plight of pensioners who are asked to absorb council tax increases far in excess of inflation, has resulted in much media attention.

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Rose Dennison

Rose Dennison farms 260 acres at Pulham, Dorset, with her son John. They run a 120-cow dairy, grow organic vegetables, and produce organic free-range eggs, selling locally through a box-scheme. Long-term members of the Countryside Stewardship Scheme, the Dennisons’ farm Read more »

Molly Chesil

Molly Chesil was born within a stone’s throw of Chesil beach. She has lived in Dorset ever since and has a great appreciation of its countryside. Currently, she is working for her A levels, is particularly enjoying the psychology course Read more »

Derek Collins

Derek Collins is an egg producer from a smallholding near Maiden Newton, Dorset. With the help of his son John, he supplies local outlets with superb eggs from traditional breeds of bird. Derek’s hens live in comfortable barns, with access Read more »

Up Front 11/03

Students at the University of Exeter played a role in a piece of research recently that earned the researcher a Queen’s Prize. The prize, an annual award established in 1965 by Queen Elizabeth II, for research excellence in the field of English studies, went to Ruth-Maria Roth, a student of English language and literature at the University of Bonn.

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Patience Budden

Patience Budden, was born in Ghana and has lived in England for nearly 20 years – 7 in East Devon.  She is a student at Southampton University, studying Nursing, and planning to study Midwifery. Her interests are gardening, cooking, walking Read more »