If you’ve booked your ski holiday you are probably already envious of the amazing snow conditions the early birds have had in the run up to Christmas. Powder snow on the pistes and virtually all the runs to themselves. But have you given any thought more

13 Feb 2018 14:03 Health

Why are thousands of people all over the world involved in the engrossing sport of lawn bowls? It is essentially a simple game, accessible and easy to learn, while not requiring much in the way of specialist equipment – so is it the challenge of gett more

13 Feb 2018 12:33 Community News

As a flagship project for Fusion Lifestyle, the UK's leading sports and leisure charity, a series of extensive refurbishment, improvement and expansion works have started at Meadowlands Leisure Centre, including the creation of new poolside changing more

13 Feb 2018 11:30 Community News

Okehampton RFC is having a mixed season so far. At the time of writing the 1st XV are sitting in fourth place in the South West 1 (West) league on 27 points, but with some tough games to come. There have been some outstanding performances in the game more

16 Jan 2018 11:04 Outdoor & Active

Would you like to move in new ways, have fun, feel happier and healthier, meet new people and be able to take on the challenges that life and you want to throw at it? Let 2018 be the year for finding an activity or sport that is right for you. No mat more

9 Jan 2018 13:54 Outdoor & Active

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

Who can remember the days when a hockey stick looked like this? This lovely picture was submitted to Oke Links by Mike and Hilary Wreford of Okehampton. Hilary (née Bird) was a former player, captain and secretary of the hockey club. The image of th more

9 Jan 2018 12:16 History

The 60th ESSA (English Schools Swimming Association) Secondary Schools Team National Championships was held on Saturday 18th November 2017 at the Olympic Aquatic Centre, London where Mount Kelly was crowned the top senior school, taking home the cove more

21 Nov 2017 12:12 Community News

A five week block of swimming lessons forbeginners, to help you learn or improveyour frontcrawl swimming. The aim of the ‘Swim into Tri’ lessons is to help build your swim confidence and make your first steps into swimming and triathlon fun and enjo more

19 Nov 2017 17:56 Community News

Hockey is thriving in Okehampton. Both the Men, who recently celebrated their 25th anniversary, and the Ladies, who will be marking their centenary in 2018, have first teams playing at the highest level ever. The Men play in GoCrea8 league South Divi more

Community News

North Tawton Rugby Club is entering its 133rd season and currently runs two teams. The men play in Devon Tribute 2 and the ladies’ team has just reformed and are getting back into the league system. The club, which has fantastic facilities and a st more

Community News

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

Alex had never really climbed until he went to secondary school – just three years later he was a member of the GB training team and taking part in competitions all over the world. ‘Adventurous’ and ‘competitive’ are two words that really spring to m more

Local People

Plymouth law firm, GA Solicitors, has joined forces with Old Plymothian and Mannamedian (OPM) Rugby Football Club to support its junior teams for the 2017/18 season. The firm is sponsoring the home-played junior breakfast games which take place... more

Business News

We sat down to write something informative about how we treat our patients with a combination of physiotherapy and exercise-based rehabilitation. However we thought it would be much better, if one of our clients told you their story. This is Jenny’s more

Jane's Health Blog

Over the last year our sporting teams have had some fantastic achievements and we are particularly proud that St Andrew’s qualified to represent West Devon in the county finals in tag rugby, hockey, indoor athletics and cricket. The children have als more


At the end of summer term Meavy School invited all primary school age children to run the inaugural Meavy Madness run. Children from reception to year 6, from 11 different schools ran in glorious sunshine through the woods above Meavy School along th more

16 Oct 2017 13:43 Education

We know that physical activities are good for our children, and in this area we are blessed with a variety of clubs, both for traditional sports and lesser-known activities. We have chosen a selection of the wonderful alternative sports on offer for more


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