A Devon-based project dedicated to conserving one of the county's most endangered animals is running a practical volunteer task day later this month, to plant apple trees back into a traditional orchard. more

19 Jan 2018 09:26 Community News

These days the majority of us now have access to a mobile phone or computer tablet, so South Hams District Council and West Devon Borough Council have launched two cartoon characters to remind us all that nearly everything you need to contact the cou more

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The Rotary Club of Okehampton will once again be running its annual series of Primary Schools Quiz events during February. This popular competition has been run by the Rotary Club for many years and encourages teams from all the primary schools in th more

16 Jan 2018 13:25 Community News

Whether you are a parent, grandparent, babysitter or friend, would you know what to do when a child starts choking? A series of workshops taking place in the Okehampton area during the next two months will offer family members the chance to learn li more

16 Jan 2018 13:21 Community News

In the depths of winter it’s always wonderful to see those first stirrings of spring, and there’s an opportunity to do just this at Higher Cherubeer, Dolton, near Winkleigh, this February. Jo and Tom Hynes are opening their garden gates to the public more

16 Jan 2018 13:18 Community News

The dark days of winter are often considered a time to batten down the hatches, light the fire and hibernate until spring! However despite the temptation there is much to be gained by embracing new experiences associated with the great outdoors. The more

16 Jan 2018 13:12 Community News

How long have you been a jewellery designer? I started my jewellery business in 2009. What qualifications or experience do you need? Jewellery designing and making is a vast subject containing a massive array of skilled techniques. You can pick up more

16 Jan 2018 13:05 Trade Secrets

This summer, all eyes will be on Russia for the FIFA World Cup, but for children in the Lydford area, there's a focus on football a little closer to home. Lydford Foxes is a new and growing youth football club, with a support team determined to go fr more

16 Jan 2018 12:53 Outdoor & Active

The Walkhampton Inn has now reopened under new ownership! It has been approximately three years since the doors were last open and the new landlord, Frazer Reed, is proud to be part of such a historic country pub. Frazer, 25, has lived on Dartmoor h more

16 Jan 2018 12:46 Community News

Okehampton RFC is having a mixed season so far. At the time of writing the 1st XV are sitting in fourth place in the South West 1 (West) league on 27 points, but with some tough games to come. There have been some outstanding performances in the game more

16 Jan 2018 11:04 Outdoor & Active

This January, Okehampton’s Harvest Workers’ Co-operative are presenting an exciting film screening to start off the new year – a thought-provoking piece that documents positive solutions for a better future. The event will be held at the town’s Ockm more

16 Jan 2018 10:20 Music & Art

This promises to be a night to remember. It is all too rare that Plymouth Philharmonic Choir gets the chance to join forces with The Orchestra Of The Band Of Her Majesty’s Royal Marines, Plymouth, but we are finally able to perform together again on more

16 Jan 2018 10:03 Music & Art

A new exhibition by the Heritage Lottery funded Moor than meets the eye scheme is currently on display at the Dartmoor National Park Visitor Centre, Princetown. The exhibition features some of the twenty-eight heritage projects that make up the sche more

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At Bridestowe Primary School we are passionate about providing children with the very best education in a safe, happy and welcoming learning environment. Our aim is to develop confident learners with the skills required for secondary school success a more

9 Jan 2018 15:23 Education

The British Hen Welfare Trust, which has a re-homing base at South Zeal, is to build a new centre at its headquarters in South Molton this year, thanks to the success of its Christmas Happy Hens Care Home Appeal 2017. The BHWT has had aspirations for more

9 Jan 2018 14:47 Community News

We have had a very busy year with a huge increase in requests for transport, this puts enormous pressure on both our volunteers and administration staff. We are always looking for new volunteers, if you could spare an hour or so a week we would love more

9 Jan 2018 14:33 Community News

Okehampton Camera Club is a small and enthusiastic gathering of photographers with a wide range of interests and abilities. Meeting fortnightly at the Church Hall in Market Street, Okehampton, lectures, workshops or demonstrations are conducted to he more

9 Jan 2018 14:29 Community News

Since the opening of Little Bridge House, near Barnstaple, in 1995, CHSW has been providing expert holistic and family-centred care for life-limited children and their families across the South West of England, to ‘make the most of short and precious more

9 Jan 2018 14:05 Community News

My first year as chamber chairman has been an interesting one, getting to know some of the individual business owners, hearing their concerns and learning what the chamber does for the town. I have worked alongside vice chair Lyn Evans to develop a more

9 Jan 2018 13:59 Community News

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