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Gwen Channer of Inherent Wellbeing is launching new stress relief classes this week... Read more

Community News

As the sobering chimes of Big Ben welcome in another year, the realisation of resolutions dawn. Lose weight; exercise more; quit smoking and drink less are popular aspirations as well other lifestyle changes. Vegetarianism and veganism are an increas Read more

Drinks

Starting the new year with goals and ambitions is great but how many of us stick to them? There is a rise in people cutting down on meat, dairy, highly processed foods, sugar amongst other things for both personal choice or medical need. Mooplehog i Read more

Food

This is Big Energy Saving Week so if you're concerned about your energy bills, haven't switched recently, or would just like to have a chat to see if you could save some money ... now is the time to take action. It’s important for your health and we Read more

Community News

Winter is here and we are now beginning to get forecasts of snow on high ground. It is often the case that snow will fall on Dartmoor much earlier in the winter than elsewhere in the region. This attracts many people to drive onto the moor to enjoy t Read more

Community News

We often hear about Windows (10) updates just doing what they want when they want - well now you can take a little bit of control back! If you go to ‘settings’, then in the search box type ‘schedule your restart’, you will find a setting that allow Read more

Technology Blog

Beware of the new Windows 10 ‘1803’ update. There isn’t a lot you can do to avoid it if you have a Windows 10 device which is connected to the internet, but we have found that it has caused issues on quite a few machines locally, usually during insta Read more

Technology Blog

Slow computer? Fancy a bit of a speed boost? - a ‘new’ type of hard drive called a solid-state drive might well be the answer. SSD prices have dropped and they are now a viable option for the home market. If your machine is a few years old, the hard Read more

Technology Blog

Upgrading to fibre can be a little confusing. Some companies are able to offer nice cheap fibre in comparison to others, but may not be very clear about precisely what they are offering. For example, we had a customer who paid £47 a month for 130mb b Read more

Technology Blog

What made you want to become a vet? I’m probably quite typical of a lot of vets, I enjoyed science at school and had always had pets around me growing up. I spent quite a few holidays at my local veterinary practice helping out where I could and was Read more

Local People

Would you like to be more active, have fun, feel happier and healthier, meet new people and be able to take on the challenges of life? No matter what your age or ability is, we are blessed in Okehampton and surrounding area with a fantastic array of Read more

Health

Thanks to funding from the Okehampton United Charities, a new series of Art for All workshops are being held at the Ockment Centre in Okehampton in the New Year. Available to people living in Okehampton or Okehampton Hamlets, the art workshops take Read more

Music & Art

There is no doubt that the health of the spine, and therefore spinal cord, can have a profound influence on the entire organism. Many people are aware that bad posture can trigger various problems such as lower back pain, neck pain along with headac Read more

Health

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Callum Channer

Would you like to know how to reset your inner overwhelm thermostat, start unwinding those knotty strands of stress and experience deep, rejuvenating relaxation? Participate in a series of stress relief classes or see modern psychology practitioner Read more

Health

We all worry about our health but by undergoing routine health checks, which take just minutes to perform, you can spot problems in the early stages when they’re easier to treat. Over the next two issues we look at the importance of attending these a Read more

Health

Self-confessed nature lover Peter Hunt of North Bovey started keeping bees some 50 years ago. He’d always wanted to get involved with these fascinating little creatures and as a local hotelier, the idea that his own honey could be used for culinary p Read more

Local People

Winnie, a beautiful Golden Retriever/Labrador cross, is the fourth guide dog that Pam Jones has shared her life with, arriving at her home in Okehampton in October last year. Soft and friendly, she loved watching reflections play across the walls of Read more

Local People

‘I’ve always been animal orientated - my Mum used to say animals always found me!’ laughs Linda Clinch. ‘I would find birds with broken wings and try to help them, I’d walk all the dogs in the neighbourhood - I found a lost Afghan Hound one Christmas Read more

Local People

Descendents of the Bidlake family came from all over the world to their ancestral home in Devon recently, to commemorate 750 years since the land was first bought by their forebears. Many of the far-flung family, from two years old to 86, met each ot Read more

History

Life in a Dartmoor community suddenly changed 75 years ago, with the arrival of about 1,500 American men. For the next few months the mainly white US army officers were billeted in Moretonhampstead, while the mainly black GIs built and lived in a ten Read more

History

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