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Thrilling start to the Devon County Show

Thundering-hooved Shetland ponies, motorcycle acrobatics and the giant Devon Eye swung the county’s largest annual event into thrilling action.

Crowds turned out in their thousands to savour the best of the South West’s food and farming on the first day of the Devon County Show.

EU Commissioner Phil Hogan and Environment Secretary Liz Truss, along with NFU president Meurig...

Young farmers bring their Jacob sheep to the Devon County Show

When 25-year-old Charlotte Slee from North Devon brought three Jacob sheep 10 years ago, little did she think it would be the start of a prize-winning flock.

Now she runs the Halsbury Flock with her brother Christopher, aged 22, on their parents' farm at Buckland Brewer near Bideford.

At this year’s Devon County Show - May 16-18 - they hope to recreate the triumph of last year...

Devon County Show starts to take shape

Preparation has started on the build for this year's Devon County Show on 16-18 May.

A team of eight contractors are making the showground home for the next month as they build marquees equivalent in size to approximately four football pitches.

Show Secretary Ollie Allen said the early days of the build were a testing time for the team.

“This is a really big task!” she...

Dog owners asked to keep their animals under control after a sheep attack

Police in South Devon are reminding dog owners of the need to keep their animals under control following an attack on sheep in the Bala Brook area of South Brent in February 2013.

Police enquiries have yet to identify the white Jack Russell and a small brown Poodle/Terrier type dog that were chased off during the incident on 7 February. The sheep suffered minor injuries. A spokesperson...