Features

The remarkable story of Devon’s wild beavers goes on with the announcement that the Westcountry rodents have now won a top national award. Readers of BBC Countryfile Magazine have selected the River Otter Beaver Trial based in East Devon, along with more

Business News

I would like to extend a warm welcome to the 15th Tavistock Festival; the Festival has become an important element in the Tavistock calendar, with people travelling from near and far to support the diverse offerings that the committee have put togeth more

23 Mar 2017 12:03 Tavistock Festival 2017

Welcome to our 15th Tavistock Festival! The 2017 Tavistock Festival CIO, our first since becoming a charitable organisation, again will sing the praises of all that our award winning market town has to offer. In recent years, Tavistock has been voted more

Tavistock Festival 2017

Itinerant traders offering tool sharpening services may be headed back to Devon and Somerset warn Trading Standards. The concern is that they will try to charge thousands of pounds for work that isn’t agreed. The men have recently approached busin more

Business News

Great Britain Olympian Roberto Pavoni Joins Plymouth College Performance Swimming Programme as Deputy Director of Swimming. 13 March 2017 Plymouth College is delighted to announce the appointment of Roberto Pavoni as Deputy Director of Swimming... more

Education

Last year the Two Moors Way – Devon’s Coast to Coast walking route - celebrated its 40th anniversary. A series of improvement works were undertaken and the 115+ mile route, linking two coasts and the South West’s two National Parks, re-launched to ce more

Business News

A new support group for people with central vision loss due to macular degeneration will be launched on Friday 10 March in the Ockment Centre, Okehampton, between 10am and noon. Macular degeneration is the largest cause of sight loss in the UK. The more

Community News

We have moved to new premises and are now located in Unit B in Pixon Lane, next door to Royal Mail. We are proud to say this makes Tavistock Refurnish one our largest sites and with this, comes the benefits of a spacious, lighter & brighter floor spa more

Business News

At just 19 years old, she will be one of the youngest solo British hikers to complete the gruelling 2665 mile, Pacific Crest Trail. Most of us would agree that being outdoors and active is a positive lifestyle goal. Perhaps we walk the dog, play gol more

Local People

This is a story of stars aligning and delightful coincidences set amid 40 years of Rambling. Graham Clarke was born and raised in Horrabridge. As a young adult he moved to South Wales to pursue engineering training then to London where in 1965 he w more

Local People

Running has been an important part of Martin Exley-Deane’s life for as long as he can remember. As a schoolboy in Staffordshire he lived and breathed it, winning the Staffordshire Schools County Cross Country Champ more

Local People

Cycling round Europe on a tandem isn’t everybody’s idea of a relaxing break, but for Emily Woodhouse and her friend Joe it was the perfect two-month holiday. Emily has always been keen on outdoor activities and previous family cycling holidays had wh more

Local People

In the centre of Tavistock, between the Wharf and Fitzford, is a public park known as The Meadows, through which the River Tavy and the Tavistock Canal flow. There are many facilities here for sport, including the Meadowland's swimming pool, the Sir more

History

If you’re planning a long distance trip, Dr Harriet Doyle explains how pre health planning is essential for a good holiday… This tends to be the time of year, after the celebrations are over and whilst the dark wet weather continues, that we start t more

Health

Getting outdoors and active in the garden brings with it a multitude of benefits – not only to the garden! Gardens offer the perfect opportunity to get outdoors and active: at home, by renting an allotment, or by becoming involved as a volun more

Gardening

The origins of The Ramblers date back to the 1930’s when public pressure grew for greater open country access for walking. Although not endorsed by the embryonic Ramblers organisation, there was a mass trespass in 1932 onto private land which demons more

Community News

I wrote last time about our looming TB test due in February/March and the optimistic thought that maybe we would go clear for another year. Sadly we didn’t even get to the test. One of our cattle, whilst being inspected by a vet post mortem in an aba more

Farming News

Tavistock College hosted a talk from a member of the House of Lords at the end of the Autumn term to encourage students to become more engaged with the political and parliamentary process. Baroness Jolly met with sixth form Law and Business Stu more

Education

Over one million children are estimated to not spend time outdoor immersed in nature. Not so for the children at Lydford Primary School who have been benefiting from a partnership with Lydford Gorge as part of the National Trust Guardianship Scheme. more

Education

South West Water has been named as the main supporter of the Moor Otters public arts initiative created by Dartmoor National Park. more

Community News

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