The Launch of the Tavistock Festival took place in St Eustachius Church, with speeches from the Festival Chairman Christopher Kirwin, The Mayor of Tavistock, Cllr Mandy Ewins and Festival President Andrew Wilson plus beautiful music from... more

Music & Art

The Help for Heroes’ Recovery Centre, within Devonport Naval Base is a purpose built £23million facility providing state-of-the-art rehabilitation equipment as well as specially adapted accommodation for both veterans and service personnel .... more

Community News

Wild garlic is available from March to April. Its leaves are broad and spinach-like and convey an ideal subtle garlic flavour when wrapped around chicken and fish. Wild garlic will be coming into season soon and with it brings a subtle aroma ... more


Anna Eliza Bray (1790–1883) was a writer who lived in Tavistock between 1822 and 1857. She had married the antiquarian Charles Alfred Stothard in February 1818, when she was twenty-eight, but was widowed three years later. more


The ‘courgette crisis’ that hit the news a few weeks back is a timely nudge for all of us to have a go at growing our own. Even with just a pot-full or two of fresh leafy salad right outside the back door, you’re a bit less at the mercy of vegetable more



Michael Austen

Owned by the Farrington family, Moorland Hall - on the Western fringes of the Dartmoor National Park - has been running outdoor activities and English language courses to young people from both the UK and overseas for over 20 years. Their ethos is to more


New Residence Nil Rate Band (RNRB). Since the Residence Nil Rate Band (RNRB) was announced in 2015 it has been the topic of much discussion. The new band came into force on 6th April 2017 and now that... more

Business News

Householders are urged to be on their guard following reports that fraudsters, falsely claiming to be trading standards officers, are operating in Devon and Somerset. Devon and Somerset Trading Standards Service says that the fraudsters have been kn more

Community News

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Following more than six years of negotiation, Mount Kelly an independent school in Tavistock, in partnership with Sport England, was successful in securing a 50m Olympic Legacy swimming pool following the 2012 London Olympics and Paralympics. At the more


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Philip Pratt

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

A Devon hotel is celebrating having passed its latest inspection by the AA with flying colours. The Moorland Garden Hotel near Yelverton has retained its Four Stars and Rosette for dining in The Wildflower Restaurant for a third time under the world- more

Business News

Arbuthnot Latham announces sponsorship of athlete Ben Andrews. Plymouth College Fencer, Ben Andrews is delighted to have accepted a sponsorship deal with prestigious private bank Arbuthnot Latham. Traditionally known for its sponsorship of... more


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RM Builders and Contractors Ltd on shortlist for Local Area Building Control (LABC) Award. RM Builders and Contractors Ltd and Living Space Architects are delighted to have been shortlisted as finalists for the South West LABC Building Excellence... more

Wolferstans Opens New Plympton Branch Wolferstans Solicitors are pleased to announce that as of 1 April 2017 the firm will be amalgamating with Clark & Weeks Solicitors of the Ridgeway, Plympton. The new Wolferstans branch will continue to... more

Business News

On Thursday 16th March more than 300 children from seven local schools visited the Dartmoor Aspirations Day organised by the staff of Princetown Community Primary School. Representatives from 25 local businesses and services exhibited at the event to more

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Proposals to open Devon’s first Nature School in Okehampton have been met with ‘positivity and support’ following a widespread public consultation conducted over the past two months. The consultation included a public event held in the town on... more


People across Plymouth, the South Hams and West Devon will be able to comment on proposals outlined in the Joint Local Plan ahead of it being submitted to a Government inspector. A final consultation starts today (15 March) and runs until 26 April, more

Community News

Dartmoor National Park has commissioned Ashburton based market research company Marketing Means to carry out a telephone survey of Dartmoor residents this spring, to gather information which will help shape the work of the National Park Authority. T more

Community News

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Neil Bygrave - www.naturelens.co

Join Devon Wildlife Trust and the North Devon Astronomical Society for an evening of stargazing at one of the charity’s naturally dark nature reserves, Meeth Quarry. Located in rural Devon away from bright city lights, Meeth Quarry nature reserve pr more


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