In summer I feel Tavistock looks more beautiful than ever, with the hanging baskets bringing so much colour to the town. This year Tavistock BID has put up more baskets than in previous years and we are pleased to report that there are over 193... more

22 Aug 2017 10:17 Business News

Many studies show that children are spending less and less time outside. In this issue we have a few ideas for local trails, challenges and activities to encourage your children to get out and enjoy everything Dartmoor and our locality has to offer. more

22 Aug 2017 10:17 Outdoor & Active

Get your boots on and head on to the moor for the Dartmoor Walking Festival 2017. Whether you are an experienced hillwalker or an absolute beginner you are sure to find something to inspire you in the 9 day programme of events running from Saturday 2 more

Outdoor & Active

Paul Glanville                                                                                                  Why did you become a park ranger?                               I have always enjoyed walking and exploring Dartmoor. I used to be a... more

7 Aug 2017 12:02 Trade Secrets

They say if you can make a living doing the thing you love then you will never have to work another day in your life. This is certainly true for Matt Buckett who has taken residency of a unit in the Duchy Square Centre for Creativity in Princetown... more

7 Aug 2017 12:02 Local People

An extraordinary survey carried out by the management of Tavistock Country Bus (TCB) has revealed just how important the operation is to the economy of Tavistock — and the other towns regularly visited by the bus. more

7 Aug 2017 12:01 Community News

Visitors to Dartmoor are being asked to give their views about the introduction of a Pay and Conserve parking scheme at several car parks within the National Park. Residents and those with an interest in the National park are also being encouraged more

4 Aug 2017 13:02 Community News

Mount Kelly celebrated the end of the academic year in style with the annual Summer Ball. Upper Sixth pupils, parents, alumni (Old Mount Kelleians) and staff thoroughly enjoyed the celebratory evening. This year the theme was 'Silks and Saris' which more


There is something for everyone at this summer’s Dartmoor Wildlife Festival which takes place at Meldon Old Quarry on Tuesday 15 August. Discover more about a variety of Dartmoor creatures and their homes through a series of free drop in events an more

Community News

The Drawn to the Valley art collective is holding two major events in August and September. The first is an exhibition at Tavistock Town Hall on 2-6 August.Then from 2-10 September, 100 members of the group are taking part in the Open Studios event. more

1 Aug 2017 17:37 Music & Art

In the most significant judgement in employment law for more than a generation, the Supreme Court has ruled that the imposition of Tribunal Fees was unlawful. The effect of the surprising judgment is that the requirement to pay a fee to bring a ... more

1 Aug 2017 10:00

Andrew Logan is an extremely successful contemporary artist from ‘a unique school of English eccentrics’, whose work is exhibited in major public collections all over the world. He is famed for his extravagant, glamorous and unconventional... more

31 Jul 2017 13:25 Music & Art

An exciting new mobile coffee business is coming to the North Dartmoor reservoir from the beginning of August, just in time for those long family days out during the summer holidays. Serving certified organic and Fairtrade tea, coffee ... more

31 Jul 2017 13:14 Food

South Hams District Council has agreed that the proposal to create one new council should be put to public consultation. The same decision was made by West Devon Borough Council on Tuesday. A consultation will now begin in August to gather public op more

Community News

Tuesday 12 > Saturday 16 September The mysterious and fabulously wealthy Phileas Fogg wagers his life's fortune that he can circumnavigate the globe in just 80 days. Join Fogg and his loyal valet, Passepartout, as they voyage from the misty alleys of more

Music & Art

Boxtree Productions are bringing their fantastic new musical adaptation of 'Wind In The Willows' to the beautiful Arlington Court near Barnstaple in Devon on the 6th August this year. Boxtree Productions have been touring open air theatre since 201 more

Music & Art

In the most significant judgement in employment law for more than a generation, the Supreme Court has ruled that the imposition of Tribunal Fees was unlawful. The effect of the surprising judgment is that the requirement to pay a fee to bring a claim more

Business News

Dartmoor Rangers are calling for caring individuals to join them on a series of #2 minute litter picks at heavily visited sites in the National Park during August. The summer months bring crowds of people to enjoy the wonderful Dartmoor scenery but more

Community News

Despite the unseasonal weather, the Tamar Valley AONB team gave Lord Gardiner of Kimble, Parliamentary Under Secretary of State for Rural Affairs and Biosecurity, a warm welcome as he visited the area earlier today. Lord Gardiner saw the Valley in a more

Community News

Yelverton Community Open Day 9th September 2017 10am to 1pm Dear Friend From animals and pets, to arts and crafts, youth groups to health and fitness, as an active member of our community you all play a part in shaping where we live... more

25 Jul 2017 15:39 Community News

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