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Devon and Cornwall Alert - Are you Signed Up? West Devon Borough Council is urging residents to sign up to the free Devon and Cornwall Alert Service provided by Devon and Cornwall Police. The two way messaging system enables Devon and Cornwall... more

Education

October 27 South Zeal Carnival This year is the carnival’s 30th anniversary and over the last few years, the event has gone from strength to strength. A dedicated committee works throughout the year to bring a fantastic show to a small devon... more

Culture

October 20 Okehampton Carnival After Storm Brian hit last year’s event, Okehampton Carnival Committee is hoping for better conditions on Saturday, October 20th, when entries from near and far make their way to Okehampton for the town’s big day... more

Culture

September 27 North Dartmoor Garden Club First formed in 1981 and originally called ‘South Tawton Garden Club’, this friendly group of garden lovers – but not necessarily gardeners – starts its autumn 2018 season this September. Now called ‘North... more

Gardening

September 6 - 9 & September 13 - 16 Heritage Open Days Heritage Open Days is England's largest festival of history and culture, bringing together over 2,500 organisations, 5,000 events and 40,000 volunteers. Every year in September, places across... more

History

September 14 - 16 Bondleigh Country Flower Festival A harvest themed Country Flower Festival will take place in Bondleigh Church from Friday, September 14th at 2pm until the Harvest service at 3pm on Sunday, September 16th. In addition to the... more

Gardening

Heath Weymouth Podiatrist Why did you become a podiatrist? As a previous geologist working all around the world, I needed a career that was going to keep me at home with my family. I initially thought about physiotherapy but decided to specialise.. more

Health

OCRA Gym, Trampoline & DMT Club is a fun, friendly club open to everyone. In the last five years it has grown from just six sessions per week to twenty-seven, with 280 members from three to 60 years old. Gym and trampolining are impressive sports... more

Community News

Tom Robinson To mark the 40th anniversary of 2-4-6-8 Motorway, Tom pays tribute to the original TRB by performing his entire Power in the Darkness album with a classic four-piece line up. Tom Robinson first became known in the late 1970s as a... more

Music & Art

Beating tick bites This summer there have been many calls to Okehampton Medical Centre regarding ticks. Dr Emma Chapman shares her advice on these nasty insects and their bites Spending time outdoors can be fun and healthy but tick bites can cause... more

Health

Chinese Herbal Medicine - wisdom from the East How an inspirational book sparked a complete change of life By Clare Mulligan In 2006 I emigrated to Australia looking for a sea change from an unfulfilling city career. That change came in the form... more

Autumnal interest Some plants have yet to reach their peak . . . Summer may be drawing to a close but late flowering perennials and shrubs should still look good, in fact some plants will be reaching their peak. If you’re wanting to extend the... more

Farming News

Hello again everyone, by the time you read this we will be heading into autumn. I’m sure you will all have enjoyed the lovely sunny summer weather. While the warm conditions were a change from some of the summers we have had recently, the lack of... more

Farming News

New school to welcome first pupils in September! St James Church of England Primary and Nursery School in Okehampton is preparing to welcome its first reception pupils. Opening in September 2018, the school will be based in the grounds... more

Education

Students from Okehampton College Post-16 have been getting stuck into a range of volunteering and work experience placements as part of their Year 12 study programmes. Volunteering takes a range of formats, with some students doing regular... more

Education

Morecare Moretonhampstead - a lifeline in more ways than one Drive through beautiful countryside and help others at the same time, what could be better? Covering the Dartmoor countryside from Postbridge to Bridford and from Drewsteignton to... more

Health

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Matt Austin

Devon Wildlife Trust media release Monday 10 September 2018: for immediate use New film shows off city’s ‘wild’ children A new film is being launched this week which features the success of a local charity in its efforts to get Exeter’s... more

Culture

A new exhibition celebrating the 50th anniversary of the Dartmoor Search and Rescue Team Tavistock section has opened at the National Park Visitor Centre, Princetown. In November 1967, two army officer cadets (aged 22 and 28) lost their lives... more

Outdoor & Active

Film festival chairman looks forward to this year’s big event The idea of Chagford hosting a film festival was born during a pub conversation amongst friends - seven years on, little did landlady Mary French realise what a huge success the annual... more

Music & Art

It’s fantastic in every way! Make a date for Chagford Film Festival A sensational celebration of everything celluloid takes place on Dartmoor this September, as the town stages the seventh Chagford Film Festival. It’s rare enough to hold this... more

Culture

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