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A family run Touring Caravan, Motorhome and Camping Park received one of the highest accolades last week at the 2017 Visit Devon Tourism Awards held at a gala dinner in Plymouth's prestigious Guild Hall. Of the 76 finalists attending the evening, more

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An easy 2-mile stroll around the Merrivale antiquities near Princetown with John Noblet of Tavistock Ramblers. This Bronze Age ceremonial site is, beyond doubt, the finest on Dartmoor. It is conveniently close to a road and there are splendid views. more


Tavonians Theatre Company presented St Luke's Hospice with a cheque for £791.71. The money was kindly donated by their audiences during their recent production of Cheshire Cats by Gail Young. The play toured village halls across west Devon and east more

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Since childhood, ponds and their inhabitants have fascinated me: dipping a jam-jar or net into a neighbourhood pond was to enter a world completely unlike that on dry land. Reading reports of the legendary ‘marches’ when frogs would simultaneously re more

5 Dec 2017 15:43 Naturalist

Oliver Wheeldon and Barney Kenny met three years ago at a music session in The Drake Manor Inn, Buckland Monachorum. Realising they were both young singer/songwriters, with similar tastes in music they struck up a friendship and eventually formed wes more

5 Dec 2017 15:25 Music & Art

Angela Rippon CBE, the patron of Tavistock Stannary Brass Band, will be hosting this year’s Christmas Concert in St Eustachius’ Church. The concert will involve a mix of traditional Christmas music, brass band pieces and carols, giving the audience a more

5 Dec 2017 15:13 Music & Art

We have lots going on a St Mary’s, Sampford Spiney over the Christmas period and to get us in the mood we kick off with our Christmas Extravaganza - this village tradition attracts an audience from far and wide. Hosted by a member of the clergy, it more

5 Dec 2017 15:09 Music & Art

Laure Bury, a Devon-based artist, known for her vibrant landscapes and colour compositions with butterflies will soon be leaving the comforts of her studio and home on the edge of Dartmoor, to spend some time at the Tara children’s orphanage in North more

5 Dec 2017 15:03 Music & Art

22nd December at 7:30pm Harbottle & Jonas Christmas Special more

5 Dec 2017 14:58 Music & Art

Maria Floyd is a talented artist and illustrator, taking the inspiration for her artwork from the environment around her. Maria Floyd has always painted. Working mainly with oils, occasionally acrylics or a mixture of both she paints on wooden board more

5 Dec 2017 14:52 Local People

Sam is Helen’s hearing dog and has been with her for three years. In that time, he has become so much more than just an aid to alert her to the sounds she can’t hear – he is also a loyal companion, a trusted helper and a real force for good in her li more

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Elizabeth and her husband Jeremy, have spent 17 years cultivating organic produce and in 2016 the couple launched ‘The Bere Brewery’. Elizabeth, known to her friends as Buffy, and her husband Jeremy, believe in a principled, idealistic life, in tun more

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In addition to the well-known association of kissing under a sprig of mistletoe at Christmas, the plant has also been associated over the years with healing powers and fertility as well as a sign of peace and good luck. Mistletoe has come to have s more

5 Dec 2017 14:33 History

There are many resources, both in print and online, which will help you learn how to research your family history in a thorough way. There are numerous books on genealogy, so I will mention only a few that you may find useful: • Family History for Be more


I came across a research trial recently and was delighted to see that it proved that there was a really good, completely risk-free way of easing the pain of osteoarthritis of the knee. This is the most common form of arthritis, which affects many peo more

5 Dec 2017 14:14 Health

The Dartmoor Skincare Company - inspired by nature Tara Leader has been working as a beauty therapist on Dartmoor since 2003. Three years ago she set up her own business, Tara’s Treatments, which has been fully booked for the last year. And now she more

5 Dec 2017 14:07 Health

Colourful houseplants give our spirits a real boost through the winter and make wonderful Christmas gifts too. But our homes can be hostile places for plants, so some thought to their care will ensure they make it past Twelfth Night. Vivid festive-re more

5 Dec 2017 14:03 Gardening

Sunday 10 December Tavistock Festive Food, Drink and Gift Market more

5 Dec 2017 13:52 Food

Prep:45minutes › Cook:15min › Ingredients Makes 15 - 25 biscuits or decorations • 375g plain flour • 100g butter • 5 1/2 teaspoons ground ginger • 1 1/2 teaspoons ground cinnamon • 1 teaspoon bicarbonate soda • 175g light brown soft sugar • more

5 Dec 2017 13:45 Food

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