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Samantha Clark has a passion for bloodhounds and their amazing capacity to follow a scent. She has little time or patience for the two-legged, but plenty for the four-legged. Sam has always enjoyed watching dogs work and was particularly interested more

Local People

An interesting newcomer to Princetown, is David Lemon, who completed a 3,200-kilometre trek along the length of the mighty Zambezi River three months before his 70th birthday. In his time David Lemon has managed to fit in working as a police office more

Local People

After winning TripAdvisor’s ‘Best Small Hotel’ in Europe and the UK, The Tavistock House Hotel is one of Tavistock’s newest gems. Nichola really didn’t need much persuasion to go and visit it and see what it takes to win such an accolade. Born in Al more

Local People

Nichola meets the man behind Ice Warrior, which trains ordinary people to become modern-day explorers in the Arctic. At any moment during our interview, I expect Jim McNeill to say ‘only joking’, as surely no-one can live a life as marvellous and ful more

Community News

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

Local People

If you are connected with Tavistock Rotary, the Sensory Garden, the Memory Café or Tavistock Dementia Action Alliance, you will almost certainly know Catherine Bailey - for despite living and working in Plymouth she has made Tavistock her home. She more

Local People

Bryan Podmore has been a key volunteer and trustee with TASS for many years – he explained to Nichola why his work with TASS has become so important to him… Born in the small Welsh village of Maerdy nestled in the Rhondda Valley, Bryan had a charmed more

Local People

Why did you become Father Christmas? As a little boy I dreamt of one day being able to bring joy to the world as my Grandfather Christmas had done before me; seeing the smiles on children’s faces when they open their sparkly new toys on Christmas Da more

Trade Secrets

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

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

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

Managing Tavistock’s Farmers Market In 2001 a group of town councillors, farmers and community members set up a new initiative: The Tavistock Farmers Market. From relatively small beginnings, the market has now grown to 21 stalls and meets every... more

Local People

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Theo Moye

Bridget Cole is a non-stop, full on powerhouse. The matriarch of a farming dynasty, who has worked tirelessly to promote farming in Devon. Born at Ashbury near Northlew, Okehampton into a beef and sheep lowland farming family it was expected... more

Local People

I know the beautiful Bere Peninsula pretty well but I have never before been down this narrow winding road that opens out onto the most stunning view of the Tamar valley and Marcus Williams’ family dream. It has been 60 years in the making, but final more

Local MP

Designing small craft, computer modelling them in 3-D, and then zooming about in fast boats in exotic locations has got to be a dream job. For Rosie and Doug Hinge they have made it a reality – albeit one that involves a lot of hard work and office.. more

Local People

On a sunny afternoon in May I had the pleasure of a bluebell walk and cream tea at the Forgotten Gardens of Lewtrenchard. The walk through the delightful grounds took a leisurely twenty minutes and in that time I began to appreciate the prodigious ef more

Gardening

Once a charming and quite extraordinary Edwardian woodland garden, this once forgotten gem is being slowly restored to its former glory more

Gardening

As interest in children’s activities and education increases, so does the section in our magazine. As such we have recruited the help of Rebecca Martin, who, with her knowledge and expertise, will help us fill our education pages more

Education

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