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Nature is amazing. Science is pretty cool too. Sometimes I still get totally WOWED by both. My @Guardian exclusive this morning is one of those moments. Let me explain....🧵 1/
So, first off....did you know that scallops have eyes?! 👀 Up to 200, in fact. Even as a biologist living by the sea, I did not know this until last week. Pretty surprising but that's not the exciting bit. 2/
Meanwhile, some clever marine scientists @FishtekMarine in #Devon design tech to reduce impact of fisheries on the marine envt.... they invented 'potlights' - small LED packs - that could replace fish bait in crab/lobster pots. 3/
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Spent more time in the garden today. Insect populations are booming! A bit of sunshine really helps to lift the spirits.
#Hoverfly Image
Had a run of 3 good days, but just tried doing *some* of the things my lungs had allowed me to do over the weekend & over-did it by fixing the ball-cock in the toilet cistern! Lowered my guard; lungs are tight again (first time in 10 days) & I'm lightheaded. #PulmonaryEmbolism
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Voters of #Cornwall #Devon #Dorset and #Somerset:

Did your MP vote to make pensioners poorer by breaking the #ToryManifesto pledge to maintain the #TripleLock on pensions?

Check this handy guide: (1/5)

#ToriesOnTheTake #PovertyInTheUK
These are the #Cornwall MPs who voted to make pensioners poorer by breaking the #ToryManifesto pledge to maintain the #TripleLock on pensions.

George Eustice
Cherilyn Mackrory
Steve Double
Sheryll Murray
Scott Mann

#ToriesOnTheTake #PovertyInTheUK 2/5
These #Devon MPs voted to make pensioners poorer by breaking the #ToryManifesto pledge to maintain pension #TripleLock.

Selaine Saxby
Geoff Cox
Mel Stride
Simon Jupp
Neil Parish
Anthony Mangnall
Anne Marie Morris
Gary Streeter
Kevin Foster

#ToriesOnTheTake #PovertyInTheUK 3/5
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For Tory MPs in *Rural 75* & *Rural 50* seats how you vote on #AgricultureBill Lords' Amdts will prove decisive in GE2024. Don't kid yourself we'll forget. 95% of the public back #SaveOurStandards.

(List of MPs in *R75* & *R50* seats in .@WCountryBylines catchment area follows)
#Dorset R75
.@Simon4NDorset
.@chrisloder
#Dorset R50
Sir Christopher Chope
Richard Drax
.@Michael4MDNP

#Somerset R75
.@LiamFox
.@Jacob_Rees_Mogg
.@DJWarburton
.@JSHeappey
#Somerset R50
Ian Liddell-Grainger
.@MarcusFysh

THX to Neil Parish+Simon Hoare for leadership on farming🚜
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The Grand Western Canal flows past the silvered oak door.
Sheep chew up the churchyard, often butting open the door to see what’s inside...

Salmon pink walls, a stripey screen stencilled with stars and pouting cherubs...

Ayshford Chapel is a true Devonshire doozy.

#thread
A chapel has been on this site since at least 1282, but the current building dates to the 15th century. It was built as a private chapel for the Ayshford family who lived right next door in Ayshford Court.

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The limestone rubble walls are peppered with quatrefoil panels that fill the putlog holes. Tall Perpendicular windows pour light into the chapel. A single bell hangs in the turret, inscribed ‘The Bell is Henry Ayshford’s 1657’.

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By the 1860s, St Andrews, South Huish was showing its age.

During a service, high winds blew in a pane of glass. Shards narrowly missed Fr Hole, the officiant.

It was the death knell for the church...

But not before it gave up one final secret hidden in its walls...

#thread
Fr Hole stopped all services.

To repair the church they were quoted £300. That sort of money simply wasn’t available. It would be cheaper to build a new church.

(How cheaply could you build a church in the 19th-c?!)

Fr Hole set about dismantling St Andrew’s bit-by-bit…

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The 14th-century font and marble tablets were relocated to the new church at Galmpton.

The ancient stoup found its way to Salcombe church.

The 16th-century painted screen was sold to Mr Ilbert of Bowringsleigh for 20 guineas.

The Earl of Devon bought the pews.

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For the record, thread about Devon County Council (DCC) scrutiny committee held on 26th September, at which #libraries were discussed.
Presenting report from Libraries Unlimited were Libraries Unlimited CEO, Alex Kittow; DCC Commissioner Simon Kitchen; and the councillor whose portfolio includes libraries, Cllr Roger Croad.
1. Last year scrutiny asked that going forward Libraries Unlimited should provide Key Performance Indicator of children's issues, and also provide the number of professional staff employed in Devon Libraries...
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So I’ve been wanting to be play this game..Finally going to do it... Image
1. (#Damon & #Elena) #Delena |You want a love that consumes you. You want passion and adventure, and even a little danger..#TVD
2. (#Liam & #Steffy) #STEAM | No one can stop us. You know why? Because we are written in the damn stars.
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Less than 4 weeks to go until our #christmas #charity #motorbike rides supporting @CHSW - in #bristol #devon and #plymouth -Sat 2nd December
There's no charge to attend and all bikes, trikes and scooters are welcome to join us - all donations are welcome and 100% donated to @CHSW
Decorate yourself and your bike and help raise some smiles while supporting your local children's hospice.
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