Open to all, this day will explore the rich legacy of tinworking and copper mining in the Belstone area, in a Dartmoor context. Two talks, a walk, exhibitions, bookstalls and afternoon tea will provide excellent stimulation for discovery and discussi more

16 Jan 2018 13:32 Community News

The dark days of winter are often considered a time to batten down the hatches, light the fire and hibernate until spring! However despite the temptation there is much to be gained by embracing new experiences associated with the great outdoors. The more

16 Jan 2018 13:12 Community News

The Walkhampton Inn has now reopened under new ownership! It has been approximately three years since the doors were last open and the new landlord, Frazer Reed, is proud to be part of such a historic country pub. Frazer, 25, has lived on Dartmoor h more

16 Jan 2018 12:46 Community News

We have had a very busy year with a huge increase in requests for transport, this puts enormous pressure on both our volunteers and administration staff. We are always looking for new volunteers, if you could spare an hour or so a week we would love more

9 Jan 2018 14:33 Community News

Since the opening of Little Bridge House, near Barnstaple, in 1995, CHSW has been providing expert holistic and family-centred care for life-limited children and their families across the South West of England, to ‘make the most of short and precious more

9 Jan 2018 14:05 Community News

My first year as chamber chairman has been an interesting one, getting to know some of the individual business owners, hearing their concerns and learning what the chamber does for the town. I have worked alongside vice chair Lyn Evans to develop a more

9 Jan 2018 13:59 Community News

Okehampton United Charity and Okehampton Educational Foundation have had a busy 2017 awarding grants of in excess of £350,000 to support people and groups in Okehampton and the Hamlets (Brightley, Southcott, Meldon and Stockley) The trustees meet mo more

9 Jan 2018 13:49 Community News

DARE have successfully been providing independent and impartial advice on the SMART meter roll out in North Tawton and the surrounding area, through our SMART Energy GB funded project. We have been very warmly welcomed by a number of groups including more

9 Jan 2018 13:44 Community News

It’s been a busy year in the community The Okehampton Neighbourhood Policing Team has recently undergone a few staff changes and currently consists of a sergeant, two police constables and two police community support officers (PCSOs). A new additio more

9 Jan 2018 13:41 Community News

One of the region’s leading independent dry cleaning and laundry businesses has returned to Tavistock after an absence of more than 15 years. Whites Dry Cleaners and Laundry has opened for business in Atlas House on the West Devon Business Park adjac more

9 Jan 2018 12:55 Community News

A former Royal Marine who's never happier than when out on the moor.... Former Royal Marine Rob Ewen, who lives in Okehampton, is a real outdoors man. It’s not surprising really after completing 25 years with the Corps, before serving another 17 yea more

9 Jan 2018 12:50 Local People

A journey from injury to international honours Andrew White always knew he wanted to follow the family tradition and join the forces - his granddad served in World War II and his dad in the Artillery. In 2012 young Andrew, a former Okehampton Colleg more

9 Jan 2018 12:40 Local People

Christi is tiny. Blond and fair of complexion, she looks like a puff of wind could blow her away. But looks are very, very deceiving. A professional Muay Thai kick boxer since her early teens, she is a dedicated athlete whose steely determination to more

9 Jan 2018 12:28 Local People

Sunday 7th January at 1:00pm Dartmoor Border Morris Mummers’ Play Dartmoor Border Morris will be at The Great Barn at Buckland Abbey performing its increasingly popular Mummers’ play. These plays were popular during the medieval period when very few more

13 Dec 2017 10:46 Community News

8th December at 7.30pm Horrabridge Cavaliers Bottle Auction From its small beginnings in 2004, the annual Bottle Auction run by the Horrabridge Cavaliers has become a greatly anticipated event in the village, with proceeds growing year on year. This more

13 Dec 2017 10:38 Community News

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

Local People

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

Local People

Mat Cole faces similar challenges to many businesses but keeping cows and sheep on Dartmoor creates some of its own… There is always a perceived wisdom that ‘us straw-chewing, cheese-rolling farmers’ have life pretty good; we work hard but we spend o more

5 Dec 2017 13:35 Farming News

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

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