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TOURISM PROVIDERS in and around Exmoor and Dartmoor are being invited to a free session this month as part of a £1.4 million project to develop new products and experiences that will attract more overseas visitors to explore England’s National Parks. more

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Simon Dell’s interest in the way people lived, along with his love of the outdoors have combined to make him an ardent supporter of local heritage. When I asked Simon Dell if I could interview him for the heritage issue, I knew he would have a lot of more

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38 years ago, Chris Grove was living and working in London as a chartered surveyor, when he spotted an advertisement in The Times for the auction of a station house at Bere Ferrers… He was familiar with the area and had always had a keen interest in more

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One of the youngest Dartmoor National Park Authority sector rangers, Andrea Roberts has been looking after Dartmoor for nearly fifteen years. She explained to Nichola why she and her fellow rangers love this remarkable and diverse profession - often more

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In the second half of a two-part feature, find out how the Moor than meets the eye landscape partnership scheme is ‘bringing communities and organisations together to explore Dartmoor’s past’ and conserve some of its most important heritage assets. more

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Having recently taken over from Brian Medhurst as chairman of Yelverton Community Projects, it is timely to thank Brian and Anne for all of their hard work, commitment and imagination over the years in getting Yelvercare, the Village Play Park and th more

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One Okehampton is a collective promoting community inclusion and reducing loneliness. Its volunteers recently organised the festive markets which saw more than 10,000 people come into the town on Sundays during the run-up to Christmas. As part of the more

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Management at The Ockment Centre are pleased to announce that they have recently refurbished two further rooms, which are now available to rent. These rooms sit within a separate building to the rear of the main centre, accessible through reception o more

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North Tawton Twinning Association is currently in the planning stages for this year’s visit to the town by the members of the Blangy Le Chateau twinning group, which takes place on May 11th to May 13th. The twinning association has been running for m more

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Quakers in Okehampton are moving. You will now find us every Sunday at 10.30am in the Dartmoor room at The Ockment Centre, North Street, Okehampton. Now we have a more central venue we hope that it will be easier for newcomers to find us and discover more

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Mel Stride MP visited the site for six new affordable homes in South Tawton recently. The central Devon MP toured the site with Sue Chalkley, chief executive of Hastoe Housing Association, which is developing the mix of one, two and three bed houses. more

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Founded in 1965, the society is actively engaged in researching, archiving and presenting all aspects of Moreton's history. It has about 90 members who enjoy monthly illustrated talks on local and regional history at the Union Inn, Moretonhampstead a more

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The evenings are beginning to get lighter and what could be better than enjoying some convivial company and a cuppa in the shed? Okehampton’s Men in Sheds project finally became a reality at the end of last summer. Thanks to the offer of a very reaso more

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The Lions Club of Okehampton and District would like to thank the local community who donated £1,578.49p to its Christmas Carols collection that members carried out on December 23rd and 24th, outside the town’s Waitrose & Co-op supermarkets. This mon more

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Community Links SW CIC is a not for profit organisation established in April 2011 to support families and young people through early intervention, education and enhanced family support. It provides support and counselling for residents of Okehampton more

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In March last year Throwleigh Archive presented the first of two productions about the history and heritage of Throwleigh. Called The Miss Varwells Throwleigh it was an adaptation of an account of the history of the village published in 1938 by a loc more

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Here in the West Country we are blessed with an abundance of water! In Mali, Africa, it is a daily struggle to extract enough for the basic needs of a family, the water table level being very deep. Long journeys to the nearest well are often underta more

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Why did you become a counsellor? After becoming a primary school teacher, I was inspired to take a course in counselling as I felt a fascination with philosophy and psychology and wanted to continue to work with people. more

Trade Secrets

Val is the manager of Oxfam Books and Music in Tavistock, which she has worked hard to turn into a thriving and attractive shop, aided by a very willing band of dedicated and knowledgeable volunteers. I meet up with Val in the shop – it’s her day of more

Sophie Allen recently spent a year volunteering with Project Trust in Nepal after finishing her A levels. In the following account she shares some of her experiences and insights into a very different culture which she found hard to leave at the end more

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