South Zeal Carnival was revived in 1987 and since has gone from strength to strength, The sounds and colours illuminate the village in October. This years Carnival is held on Saturday 26th October with things kicking off with our children’s parade a Read more


There's a new business show happening in Okehampton on Wed 11 September. All the info's at http://www.okebussocial.co.uk/ It's not just for businesses based in Oke, and there's a range of opportunities to have a presence at the show - from FREE! to Read more

Business News

Techniques to establish grassland and refresh permanent pasture will be the focus for a free workshop hosted at Youlden Farm, North Bovey, as part of the Dartmoor Hill Farm Project training programme. The event will focus on minimum tillage techniqu Read more

Farming News

A clever and exciting play about the Brontë family During November Tavonians Theatre Company will be visiting six towns and villages in east Cornwall and West Devon with a modern and moving play about the three Brontë sisters, their bro Read more

Music & Art

How do you feel about parking in Tavistock? West Devon Borough Council wants to know what you think. The historic town of Tavistock fares better than most ancient towns when it comes to parking, but that doesn’t mean that there’s no room for... Read more

Community News

The new Cool Garden, designed by Chelsea gold medallist Jo Thompson, was opened at RHS Garden Rosemoor, Devon, on Friday 16 August 2019. The official launch took place during the first day of the Rosemoor Garden Flower Show, by Tim Upson ... Read more

Community News

Action Duchenne, a national charity that researches into Duchenne muscular dystrophy, has received a cheque for £2,300 from the staff of Plymouth law firm, GA Solicitors. Action Duchenne was named the firm’s charity of the year after being voted in Read more

Business News

Mount Kelly is delighted to announce another year of outstanding results with a number of our pupils achieving straight A* and A grades. We are particularly pleased to see the continued strength in STEM subjects (Science, Technology, Engineering and Read more


Redrow Homes has created a community fund to donate to the most deserving causes in Okehampton, home to its new Romansfield development. The housebuilder is inviting local people and organisations to write to them, explaining how they would benefit f Read more

Business News

Royal William Yard

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Plymouth’s Royal William Yard has been named as one of the top UK destinations in world-leading travel guide publisher, Lonely Planet’s latest book; Ultimate United Kingdom Travelist. Read more

Roll up, roll up; Plymouth’s renowned Weekend of Wonders returns to Royal William Yard for the fifth year in a row. Read more

The Marathon des Sables is described by Discovery Channel as ‘The Toughest Footrace on Earth’. In the 2013 event, Jo Meek was the second female to cross the finish, and is still the highest placed British finisher. Read more

Local People

Two years after buying Rowden Garden Nursery, Emma Robertson and her husband, Tom have really made their mark on this specialist water plant nursery; building a new home, expanding the mail order business, diversifying into cut flowers, and rebrandin Read more


In a field on the edge of Tavistock owned by Mount Kelly is a prehistoric earthwork with a bank and ditch which encloses an area of about 0.7 hectares. It is situated on a hillslope which overlooks the Wallabrook stream and the River Tavy and has fin Read more

Local People

It’s well known that we are all recommended to do at least 150 minutes of moderate intensity cardiovascular exercise during the week - this is often promoted as 5 x 30-minute sessions. Less publicised are the Department of Health’s recommendations th Read more


South West patients are needed for the biggest ever study into depression and anxiety - the two most common mental health disorders worldwide. In the UK, one in three people will experience symptoms during their lifetime. Researchers in the region ar Read more


Shake up your lazy Sundays by joining Rangers Bill and Stuart in restoring and maintaining the stunning Haytor area. This month we are continuing the great works to improve access into and around the fascinating Haytor Quarry. Thanks to an amazing e Read more

Local People

A free exhibition at the Princetown Visitor Centre is throwing a spotlight on the 220 volunteers who selflessly give their time to staff the four teams that make up the Dartmoor Rescue Group (DRG). The display explores half a century of the dramatic Read more

Outdoor & Active

This August, Jo and her brother Sam will tandem cycle 874 miles in two weeks from John O’Groats to Lands End to raise funds for the Invictus Trust. In fact they will probably end up at over 1000 miles after visiting each of the Galleries on the way! Read more



Stagecoach South West is pledging their support for Pride in Plymouth on August 10 by sponsoring Pride’s Elmer, which will appear along the Pride in Plymouth parade route. This sculpture has been painted by Birmingham Artist, Amrit Singh: it is a Read more

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