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spring 2015 edition 70Our spring magazine is out now (there is a full list of stockists on this website). What’s inside? Find out here.

The new issue is full of personal articles about faces old and new. Foremost in our minds of course is Hilary Binding, who passed away just before Christmas and who is sorely missed. We include a tribute to Hilary in the early pages of the magazine.

Tony James meets Watchet’s stake-net fishermen, and scultor Tad Mandziej, whilst Sean Beer visits various farms across the area in the course of his research into working dogs including – and beyond – Borders. Jeff Cox casts back to some of the early election dramas in our region before and leading up to the war.

Malcolm Rigby heads onto the hockey pitch, Louise Reynolds provides a round-up of the first year of the exciting Lynmouth Pavilion Project, and Rosemary FitzGerald reveals the hidden depths of our famous snowdrops.

Our spring cover features a beautiful roe deer photographed by Chris Triggs – who was also the photographer behind those wonderful snowy stags which graced our cover in winter 2013. Inside, Michelle Werrett writes about roe and other species beyond red deer.

We have a touch of romance with romantic recipes for two, an interview with ethical jewellery April Doubleday by Mel Roach and wedding cheese cakes in all their glory, as revealed by Avril Stone.

Find out about all of this and much more besides in our spring issue.

Happy reading!

Naomi, Elaine and Sue

PS: Don’t forget – you can subscribe to the magazine as a gift (perfect for Mothering Sunday or Father’s Day) so if you are stuck for presents you need look no further. An affordable gift which lasts all year. Our phone number is 0845 224 1203.