Cold Callers – It may seem obvious, but signing up for a service with someone who called you out of the blue, often isn’t the best idea. We have had customers who have agreed to transfer their phone and broadband over to a ‘new’ provider who got in t more

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October is the month when late-staying summer visitors such as swallows and house martins, shortly heading off for Africa, overlap with early winter visitors like redwings and fieldfares from Scandinavia. These winter thrushes feed voraciously on haw more

17 Oct 2017 12:29 Naturalist

When Dorothy Gale’s home in Kansas is hit by a tornado, carrying her to Munchkinland, her adventures start as she follows the yellow brick road to find the great Wizard of Oz and ask him to help her get home. Join Dorothy and all her friends for Tavi more

17 Oct 2017 12:11 Music & Art

Newlyn-born Geoff, patron of the Cornwall Folk Festival, has lived on Dartmoor for more than 40 years and been described as a ‘stalwart of West Country folk and father of a folk dynasty’. He likes to tailor his performances to the audience and so th more

17 Oct 2017 12:06 Music & Art

Lee survived three tours in Afghanistan and then a freak motorway accident changed his life… Fit, active and seeking an outdoor life, Lee joined the Royal Marines at 21; having grown up in Dagenham, he was drafted to Bickleigh in 1992, and he and hi more

Local People

Andrew took up triathlons two years ago and enjoys them so much that he now trains every day… You may know Andrew Bowden who works in the Co-op in Yelverton, as a mild mannered, tall and cheerful man, but when off duty he is passionate about the out more

Local People

Alex had never really climbed until he went to secondary school – just three years later he was a member of the GB training team and taking part in competitions all over the world. ‘Adventurous’ and ‘competitive’ are two words that really spring to m more

Local People

Stephen Earp was an 18-year-old stoker on board HMS Ardent during the 1982 Falklands conflict. Now landlord of The Royal Oak Inn at Meavy, he visited The Falklands in 2016 for the first time since the war and returned again earlier this year for the more


The world of genealogy is changing all the time these days, with new information coming online every year. To find out as much as you can about your ancestors, you will need to use as many different sources as possible. There are several online genea more


It’s that glorious time of year in our part of the world when growers are rewarded with (hopefully) an abundant harvest. Methods of harvesting have not seen many changes in recent decades with the two main techniques still being by hand or machine. more

17 Oct 2017 11:27 Food

Ingredients 1tbs vegetable oil 1 onion chopped 1 garlic clove crushed 1/2tsp ground coriander 1/2tsp ground cumin 1/2tsp chilli powder 1kg pumpkin chopped 1L chicken stock (liquid) 90mls thickened cream 1 pinch freshly ground black pepper to taste more


Plymouth law firm, GA Solicitors, has joined forces with Old Plymothian and Mannamedian (OPM) Rugby Football Club to support its junior teams for the 2017/18 season. The firm is sponsoring the home-played junior breakfast games which take place... more

Business News

A new art gallery and workshop in West Devon showcases the work of local professional artists whose work reflects the history and natural world of Dartmoor and the Tamar Valley. Wildwood Arts in Horrabridge has been founded by pen and ink artist Cher more

Music & Art

Come and see the work of local artists and craftspeople at Walkhampton Art and Craft Exhibition and Sale, which will be held in the newly-refurbished Walkhampton Memorial Hall. There will also be refreshments, so stay and enjoy tea, coffee, delicious more

16 Oct 2017 15:09 Music & Art

Monteverdi’s Vespers has been described as a towering masterpiece. It is intimate and grand, prayerful and dramatic, exalted and sensual - a dizzying array of textures and sonorities in brilliant instrumental writing, opulent choruses, and moving sol more

16 Oct 2017 15:05 Music & Art

We sat down to write something informative about how we treat our patients with a combination of physiotherapy and exercise-based rehabilitation. However we thought it would be much better, if one of our clients told you their story. This is Jenny’s more


RHS Garden Rosemoor, in Great Torrington, is once again looking for 10 keen gardeners to take part in its informative and practical allotment course in 2018. Starting in February, the successful candidates will receive expert RHS tuition, have their more

16 Oct 2017 14:48 Gardening

As another challenging growing season draws to a close, step back and take a hard look at the garden… Autumn is a good time to assess what’s worked well – and what hasn’t – in order to plan any changes over the coming months. These could be small on more

16 Oct 2017 14:46 Gardening

Tavistock has thriving Rainbow and Brownie units but we are short of leaders. Rainbows and Brownies are all about developing self-confidence, building friendships, learning new things and having fun. The most important qualities our volunteers need a more

Community News

There are still a few copies available of Peter’s excellent guide to the Walkham Valley, with over 200 photographs and detailed route descriptions for all the walks. Peter has been a member of Dartmoor Search and Rescue Team (Tavistock) for over 20 y more


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