Features

With the property market on fire and homes selling in record time, there is a big concern for many and that is; what happens if I cannot find a home to buy after having agreed to sell mine to someone? Read more

The Devon County Show have announced unprecedented demand for their Advance Show Tickets, with sales up 600% year on year, as people rush to secure their attendance at this year’s Show after a 26 month absence. Read more

As you walk around towns, villages, woodland, moorland or the seashore, you may have noticed small greyish-green or orange-yellow plants growing on walls, rocks, roofs, trees, the soil, gravestones, or seashore rocks; many of these are lichens. Read more

Naturalist

Devon Yurt, established in 2007, is a pioneer in the Glamping world. It remains at the peak of its game as for a third consecutive year, it has won a top award from Visit Devon, for the best Glamping business in Devon. Read more

With the recent easing of restrictions and the last few steps of the Government’s roadmap to come, Okehampton Community and Recreation Association (OCRA) has been working to facilitate the re-start of grassroots sports. Read more

Community News

This walk has been kindly written (and walked) for us by Denise Horner of Dartmoor Nordic Walking with her dogs, Winnie and Scooby. Read more

Walks

George Bidder - Mental Calculator event poster

Science Museum Photo Studio

Queen Charlotte leaned forward and asked: ‘Little boy, how long would it take for a snail to creep along 838 miles from Lands-End to Farett’s Head in Scotland if he moved eight feet daily?’ ‘553,080 days ma’am’ the ten-year old replied immediately... Read more

History

Dartmoor National Park Authority’s Moor Otters Arts Trail goes live on Friday, May 28th, helping people explore, discover and learn more about Dartmoor and raise money for its ongoing conservation. Read more

Music & Art

Despite the third national lockdown starting to ease at the beginning of April, Gables Dogs and Cats Home are still unable to fully open their doors and “get back to normal”... Read more

Community News

The research team at University Hospitals Plymouth are asking for volunteers to take part in a new COVID-19 vaccine study, which will involve participants receiving a COVID-19 vaccination. Read more

At 78, Rosemary Henderson has crammed an astonishing stack of experiences into her life - even if, at the time we spoke in March, she was somewhat stuck doing not a lot, thanks to Covid restrictions. Read more

Local People

Daryll Chapman is just beginning to get used to a different pace of life. Having retired as CEO of Dartmoor Multi Academy Trust last September, after working at Okehampton College since 2001, he’s enjoying learning new skills - on the building site! Read more

Local People

Sticklepath is a small village with few buses and roads and lanes busy with motor vehicles. Very few have verges or pavements, making walking, cycling, horse riding and buggy use risky... Read more

Friends of Okehampton Library have successfully secured a £500 grant from the local county councillor's Locality Budget to fund story bags for families. Read more

It’s rare to find a gift both you and the recipient feel good about, but by buying the Dartmoor Pony Heritage Trust’s Gorse Package, you can support an important cause while bringing happiness to someone close to your heart. Read more

Eight new vehicle charge points have been installed in Exeter - each with a Co-Car for shared use. It's the first phase of a private-sector led scheme that includes Devon County Council, Regen, Co Cars, ZPN Energy and Gamma Energy. Read more

Devon Guild of Craftsmen in collaboration with the Arts Council are offering a series of craft workshop opportunities which can be accessed by anyone who has been affected by loneliness throughout the past year. Read more

Gables Dogs & Cats Home have recently taken in a heavily pregnant dog from a puppy farm, who had been used solely for breeding to make money. This poor girl, who the charity have named Wanda, had been living in a totally unsuitable location... Read more

Students at Exeter College (pre Covid-19)

Matt Austin

This past year has seen many of us have to adapt and learn new skills. Now is the perfect time to hone these new skills into new qualifications and to progress in your career. Read more

Children’s Hospice South West (CHSW) is excited to announce plans for its ‘Rainbow Run Your Way’ fundraiser on 19 – 20 June 2021. Read more

Series of interviews with local businesses during lockdown

Here are some fantastic films celebrating our area and people