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Phil Timings proudly became the 58th Chairman of Round Table Tavistock at this years AGM, taking on the reigns from Neal Taynton-Young. Phil said: “We’ve got a lot going on in Round Table this year, with so many activities already planned - from gi more

Community News

Heading over to Cotehele this May half-term, families can expect a chance for some adventures in the great outdoors; with events running all week that celebrate the ‘good old stick’. more

26 May 2017 08:00

Tavistock College student Rebecca Banks, year 12, has completed a rigorous selection process to be part of the Sutton Trust’s programme to support UK students apply for and read for degrees in the US. more

25 May 2017 16:00 Education

The famous and historic Two Bridges Hotel in the heart of Dartmoor has pledged its support for the Devon Air Ambulance with a charity dinner to be held later this year. Award-winning Executive Chef Mike Palmer has created an exceptional five- course more

Community News

30 Days Wild campaign urges people to connect with local nature Campaign kicks off with special Exeter event Study shows positive benefits to health and welfare in people taking part in 30 Days Wild A wildlife charity is urging local people to g more

Naturalist

Given that comedians Tom Allen and Suzi Ruffell will be spending a large part of the autumn in each other’s pockets for their Hit The Road tour, it’s somewhat fortunate that they happen to be good pals. Having bonded after a particularly difficult... more

Music & Art

Sustainable Development Fund open for Tamar Valley projects. Back by popular demand, the Tamar Valley Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB) team is pleased to announce that the Sustainable Development Fund is open once again for small grants to more

25 May 2017 08:30

Along with the many crowds of locals, visitors and the farming and business communities of Devon who enjoyed the three days of this year’s Devon County Show was HRH The Countess of Wessex, who is President of the Devon County more

25 May 2017 08:00 Community News

Following the official launch of the Moor Otters public art conservation trail this week, wizardly Potter Otter has safely arrived at his new home, the Moorland Garden Hotel near Yelverton. Harry Potter fans will be pleased to hear that, unlike his n more

Community News

A circular walk from Fatherford Bridge, along the East Okement River and up towards East Hill. This walk has been kindly written (and walked) for us by Denise Horner of Dartmoor Nordic Walking with her dog Winnie www.dartmoornbordicwalking.co.uk more

Walks

Dust off the dancing shoes! There’s an opportunity to party the night away at Bridestowe Village Hall on June 3, as Beaworthy-based band JJ and The Sixes take to the stage. JJ and The Sixes have an eclectic repertoire ranging from the 50s up until p more

Music & Art

Devon Wildlife Trust and RSPB are today calling on voters to ask their prospective parliamentary candidates (PPCs) about how they plan to restore nature in the West Country. In an unusual move the two leading nature charities will be riding into Ply more

Naturalist

The Chinese zodiac may say rooster but on Dartmoor 2017 is set to be the year of the otter, as Dartmoor National Park launches a new public arts initiative to celebrate the incredible diversity of habitats and wildlife on the Moor more

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Charlie Tyjas at Devon Contemporary Photography

There are so many things we can do in our gardens beyond keeping the grass neatly trimmed and creating beautiful borders; in fact, according to the Royal Horticultural Society (RHS) and Devon Wildlife Trust, it is much better to let your garden go sl more

Education

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 with wh more

Food

Jo Ellis interviews Catherine, a local lady, about her inspirational story…. In her youth, Catherine was a keen swimmer and dancer and was very slim, but fast-forward 20 years and various factors had led to a large weight gain. Catherine was now a s more

Health

A recent report following a long review of childrens development found that 19.8% of children in year 6 (aged 10-11) were obese and a further 14.3% were over weight. Of children in reception (aged 4-5), 9.3% were obese and another 12.8% were overweig more

Health

A group of growers and food educators local to Okehampton are asking for pledges to help transform their shop and benefit the community. Harvest Farm Shop in Okehampton’s Red Lion Yard, which has been run by local organic growers Martin and Sara fo more

Community News

There are some new business workshops available to book on to across Devon. If you have yet to make the leap into self-employment and aren't sure whether it's right for you or not then we have a free workshop... more

23 May 2017 10:51 Business News

One of the more commonly reported challenges that face businesses currently is being able to access finance to fund investment within the business or to cover cash flow requirements for seasonal businesses, or expanding businesses. more

23 May 2017 10:49 Business News

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