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A former soldier with a passion for the moor Tony, a youthful 73, was brought up in Okehampton and despite going to boarding school and travelling the world through his life in the army, he has managed to stay pretty close to the town and moors that more

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‘Every day is different’ says the Dartmoor walker Life is a bit of a jigsaw for Okehampton’s Paul Rendell. Not only does this busy man edit a bi-monthly magazine, he writes books, gives talks and guided walks, clocking up around 2,500 miles a year more

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Helping farmers to help themselves, providing guidance, advice, collaborative activities, communication and funding. Dartmoor Hill Farm Project was originally set up in 2003 following a survey commissioned by Dartmoor National Park Authority and the more

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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

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

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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

Local People

Everyone looks forward to pancakes in February - but they don’t have to be just a sweet treat. Pancakes can be the perfect vehicle for a huge variety of stuffings and make a nice change for a weekday supper. You can add chopped herbs or spices to the more

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An Okehampton girl through and through, Katie works on the family farm near Meldon with her parents, Martin and Sarah. Now aged 25, she wasn’t sure about taking the university route when she left Okehampton College and with Mum and Dad’s encouragemen more

Local People

Jan might say that in her 70th year she doesn’t have the energy she used to have but Okehampton’s mayor most definitely still has the passion and commitment of a person half her age. This former teacher is putting in a good 37 hours a week on behalf more

Local People

A new-look ‘Time for Life’ West Devon team is hoping to change lives for the better in the coming months. more

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These little insects perform a role in our world that is vastly disproportionate to their size. Pollinator bees have a major part to play in a huge amount of the food that we eat, whether directly or indirectly. more

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‘It’s my passion’ - looking out on a rain-sodden, wind-swept boatyard in the half-light of a late December afternoon, you have to ask why a successful fund manager would take on such an enterprise. more

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