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Man killed in fatal Dartmoor crash

A man in his 60s has died after a serious collision in private woodland near Clifford Bridge in Dartmoor.

Credit: PA

Emergency services were called to the scene just before 2:30pm on Saturday 7 January.

The incident involved a red soft-top sports car which was taking part in an organised hill climb event.

Officers are appealing for witnesses to come forward.

Northern Lights spotted over Dartmoor

Northern Lights are more usually seen near Iceland or Norway Credit: @PhilMorgan1987

It's a phenomenon more usually associated with the far north but the Northern Lights - or aurora borealis - could actually be seen from Dartmoor last night.

People often travel to Iceland or Norway to see the strange sights but Phil Morgan stayed firmly at home in the West Country. No need to cancel the cruise yet - his experience was marred by the famous West Country mist.

Science tells us that what looks like dancing lights are in fact electrically charged particles from the sun as they enter the earth's atmosphere.

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Protesters march against 'irresponsible' pony breeding

An eight-day march across Dartmoor has got underway in an effort to prevent ponies being bred for human consumption.

The organisers say they want to raise awareness of 'irresponsible breeding' programmes and have criticised conservation methods which encourage the slaughter of the animals.

Three pack ponies are taking part in the 164 mile walk from Dartmoor to Exmoor, carrying supplies for the trip:

The ponies at the beginning of the walk on Dartmoor Credit: A voice for ponies
The ponies are native to Dartmoor Credit: A voice for ponies
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