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Exciting changes include fully refurbished poolside changing facilities, new gym, studio and fitness equipment, as well as a new outdoor café Making a major investment in improving Meadowlands Leisure Centre, Fusion Lifestyle, the UK’s leading spor more

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Winter is here and we are now beginning to get forecasts of snow on high ground. It is often the case that snow will fall on Dartmoor much earlier in the winter than elsewhere in the region. This attracts many people to drive onto the moor to enjoy t more

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Richard Smith, Managing Director of Dartmoor Brewery, commented: “Our ales have always had a strong following in the South West, and we are now extending our coverage outside the region where the appeal of craft ales is just as strong. We ha more

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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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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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West Devon Borough Council's annual Junior Life Skills event earlier this term saw its highest ever turnout. The learning event, held every year for year six pupils, challenges children in 'real-life' scenarios that teach essential safety lessons. 54 more

5 Dec 2017 13:32 Education

I have recently joined St Andrew’s CE Primary School as the new head teacher from September, and I am delighted to be leading such a lovely church school in a beautiful location on the edge of Dartmoor. I spent some of my childhood in Devon, growing more


Plymouth College of Art has appointed Christy Johnson as its second Vice Principal, in the most recent move on its journey to achieve Taught Degree-Awarding Powers (TDAP) and university title. In her new role as Vice Principal, Christy will be primar more

5 Dec 2017 13:24 Education

The Who'd Have Thought It run by Paul and Jacquie Lisney at Milton Combe, has just been awarded the 2017 eviivo award for the ‘Most Creative Name’ at Britain’s premier annual awards for independent hosts and hoteliers. The eviivo awards celebrate the more

5 Dec 2017 13:21 Community News

I am behind on my energy bills and my energy company wants to install a prepayment meter. I don't want one as I've heard they can be more expensive than paying by direct debit. What can I do? Suppliers may try to install a prepayment meter if you ar more

5 Dec 2017 13:18 Community News

The Weir Quay Community Watersports Hub Club in Bere Alston, near Plymouth, has started building a new boatshed to store equipment following a grant from National Grid’s Community Grant Programme. The £20,000 grant – the maximum available under the s more

5 Dec 2017 13:15 Community News

Celebrations to mark Tavistock Parish Church’s 700th anniversary have just been launched at the candlelit Advent Carol Service, with a festive backdrop of 65 decorated trees for St Eustachius’ annual Christmas Tree Festival which runs until Sunday, D more

5 Dec 2017 13:08 Community News

2017 has been a successful year for projects funded by the Greater Dartmoor Local Enterprise Action Fund (GDLEAF) and the South Devon Coastal Local Action Group (SDCLAG), both managed by the DR Company in Okehampton. Five of the shortlisted producers more

5 Dec 2017 13:01 Community News

The Rotary Club of Yelverton has been very active during the summer months raising funds for charitable purposes, assisting and helping in the local communities. It has provided the voluntary labour to organise and run the car parks at the RAF Harr more

5 Dec 2017 12:59 Community News

West Devon Borough Council would like to add cheer to residents’ festive mood by offering free parking in local towns, for Christmas shopping events. Visit Tavistock, Okehampton and Chagford this holiday season and spend delightful evenings with fami more

5 Dec 2017 12:55 Community News

A grant of £320,000 has recently been approved by local partners and the Heritage Lottery Fund, under the Tavistock Townscape Heritage Initiative (THI), to enable a comprehensive repair and restoration scheme to proceed for the exterior of the Pannie more

5 Dec 2017 12:54

Bus shelter make-overs The eagled-eyed residents of the parish will have spotted that the bus shelters at both Crapstone and Milton Combe have been painted and are looking a great deal better for it. All the work was done by residents and members of more

5 Dec 2017 12:48 Community News

The Tavistock and District Labour Party branch, a part of the constituency of Torridge and West Devon has seen a huge growth in both interest and membership during 2017. We campaigned and leafletted during the surprise election this summer and this p more

5 Dec 2017 12:45 Community News

The call for help to raise at least a further £100,000 by March 2018 to weatherproof the Grade 2 listed Kingdon House, has been answered by an amazing number of people offering help. Bringing together a vast range of creative skills and experience, a more

5 Dec 2017 12:41 Community News

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