Peter Shearn

Anti-Fracking March “Let Communities Decide”

The 3 imprisoned anti-fracking protesters …have now been released, having previously been given custodial sentences on “manifestly excessive” punishment terms, by a judge with alleged links to a firm profiting from fracking. One of the protesters, Rich Loizou, a nature connection and land-based learning facilitator at Schumacher College in Dartington and a tutor at a primary…

The Totnes Holistic Bus Service

As you would expect in a land of crystals, generic healing and wooden mushrooms, Totnes’ very own Bob the Bus is considerably more than two yellow mini buses chuntering around town. Totnes Pulse decided to find out more and during October, we will be highlighting this truly innovative service. We sought out the coordinator, Lyn…

Acting up.

Josephine Larsen has been ruffling feathers… LONG READ: 15-20mns …and she appears to be delighted to be opening out debate. On a new website she has been penning a regular blog and recently wrote positively about Tommy Robinson who was released on appeal from a prison sentence for contempt of court for filming defendants at…

Declaring Independance

Totnes’ famous passport: The Grand Plan, a good idea? Human Rights lawyer, Jonathan Cooper’s light-hearted Totnes version of ‘Passport to Pimlico’ has captured the attention and imagination of people and media all around the planet, Quite literally. The passport was the brainchild of a late night discussion on the far-reaching effects of Brexit and, in…

Passport to Totnes

Jonathan Cooper has achieved worldwide fame… for both himself and Totnes in just a few days. And Totnes Pulse can never let an opportunity to stand in the reflected light of glory pass, so we just had to meet up with him, Molly the dog and Kevin Childs. Before we knew it we were pledging…

Welcome to the new Totnes Pulse

Welcome to your new community magazine. This is the start of an exciting project that aims to inform, entertain and maybe even ruffle a few feathers, dedicated to Totnes and surrounding villages. Mark El-Kadhi founded the site previously and Peter Shearn has now joined forces with him and together with your support we intend to…

Sea Change is this weekend…

It’s the third year… for Drift Records’ amazingly successful Sea Change Festival bringing nationally acclaimed bands to town for a weekend of musical excess. Big Label – Big Names! This year the event coincides with the 40th anniversary of Mute records, the label that championed avant-garde synth pop to the British charts in the 1980’s…