Don’t miss Greenhill Art’s exhibition of recent paintings and drawings by Exeter-based artist, writer and poet, John Danvers.  Rooted in over 50 years of Zen Buddhist practice, his contemplative enquiry explores themes of landscape, states of order, Read more

Music & Art

Greenhill Arts in Moretonhampstead is running an Open Exhibition this summer and looks forward to hearing from budding printmakers, painters, jewellers, woodworkers, crafters, textile artists and potters!  All are very welcome to submit up to three Read more


The headline act at this year’s marvellous music festival are the Fun Lovin’ Criminals, who take to the main stage on the Saturday night. Friday night’s main stage headline act will be From The Jam! The Jam had amazing chart success with 18 single Read more

What's On

As a career soldier with the British Army, I bet Bev Hilton never imagined that one day he would spend many hours of his retirement singing sea shanties and dancing with a Morris side. Read more

Dartmoor’s Karl Marx Martin McDonagh investigates a Lewtrenchard resident ahead of his time Many years before Marx and Engels, a small group now called ‘The Early English Socialists’ were already writing angrily about the terrible conditions of th Read more


May is a month already bustling with weird and wonderful traditional customs celebrating Spring, so is there room in the calendar for one more? Give Dartmoor's birds a warm welcome home this Sunday 19 May with a colourful parade around Yarner Wood t Read more


On Saturday 1st June at 6.30pm, cycling theatre troupe, the HandleBards will be performing Shakespeare’s Much Ado About Nothing at Nethercott House. The all-male troupe who are currently touring the UK, will be arriving by bicycle with all the set, p Read more


The Open Air Theatre Season is upon us! The Plough Arts Centre has organised 36 exciting outdoor theatre performances in 14 venues across North Devon and beyond this summer. Beautiful National Trust locations Castle Drogo, Arlington Court and Fyne Read more

The results of the local elections at West Devon Borough Council have been declared and there will be a lot of new councillors in West Devon. Read more

Local MP

Get active on Dartmoor this Sunday by joining Ranger Bill in restoring and maintaining the stunning Haytor area! Following last months successful task, we will be cutting and clearing burnt gorse stems ('black sticks') that are left behind after an Read more

Local People

Rural Affairs Minister Lord Gardiner will be firing the starting cannon for this year’s Ten Tors challenge on Dartmoor on Saturday May 11th, in celebration of the ‘Year of Green Action’ and the 70th Anniversary of the Act that created National Parks. Read more

Local People

Mangalitza Pigs

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Visitors to Devon County Show will be able to admire rare breed Mangalitza pig for the first time in the Show’s history Read more

Below are a few of the wellbeing resources which are available at Okehampton Medical Centre. We will also be launching a GP Chaplaincy service after Easter and will soon be able to offer free counselling sessions with a student counsellor, in additio Read more


Hypnotherapy combines hypnosis with therapy. Hypnosis utilises trance, a form of focused attention, to produce an emotional response which can change feelings, thoughts, habits and behaviours. Trance states have been accessed since ancient times a Read more



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Help is at hand for problematic parts of the garden As horticulturists here at RHS Rosemoor, answering people’s questions is part of our role and a very common query from our visitors is: ‘What on earth can I do with a dark, cool, shady area of my Read more


Following the fourth renewal of Fairtrade Town status, the Okehampton Fairtrade Group continues to promote knowledge and understanding of Fairtrade and the impact our shopping choices can have on farmers in the developing world. Fairtrade gives the Read more

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Look no further for a great recipe on how to make Lamb Koftas with Mint and Yoghurt Dressing1 Read more


There’s nothing like enjoying the British summer in a pub garden with a pint of real ale or local cider - and the Mary Tavy Inn’s garden has one of the most beautiful views to gaze at while you enjoy your drink. Rolling farmland and Dartmoor’s tors Read more


Jason Mules shares his top sherry choices this spring. Read more


Misconceptions - and possible impacts to consider Read more


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