Speed the Plough returns for the final time with three of Torrington’s finest acts. Landspeeder- In 2014 a post-retirement-from-music no-pressure hobby band goes horribly wrong and this... this... howling creature... emerges from its grave, demanding Read more

Music & Art

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NMA to be the first aquarium to use technology which allows visitors to talk directly to the divers Read more

A partnership of regional and local organisations has been awarded funding (through South West Water) from the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra) to restore 1,680 hectares of damaged peatland on Bodmin Moor, Dartmoor and Exmo Read more


RGB Building Supplies raised a fantastic £822.65 for the Exeter Chiefs Foundation on Monday 18th March during a company-wide charity breakfast morning. Visitors to RGB’s Okehampton branch were able to enjoy a bacon roll and hot drink in return for Read more

Community News

Join us in celebrating a milestone anniversary for National Parks this National Parks Fortnight, 6th to 21st April. The National Parks and Access to the Countryside Act was passed in 1949 resulting in the first National Parks in the UK being desig Read more

Outdoor & Active

Since its launch in 2014, RGB Building Supplies’ Well Built Community Fund has supported 28 charities, schools, projects and community groups by donating £1,000 worth of building materials every other month. The builders merchant is delighted to be b Read more


Thought you knew what a pigeon looked like? Think again! Read more

FLORIST Why did you become a florist? I have always loved flowers. My father was a keen gardener and I spent hours helping him as a child, as well as often ‘just looking for my mother’s birthday present’ in the local florist’s shop in Barnet. When Read more

If you are frustrated by the time it takes your machine to do things, then maybe it's time to consider a Solid State Drive.  SSDs operate very much more quickly than standard spinning drives and make a real difference to any machine.  It is a relativ Read more

Technology Blog

We met up with Andrew and Sue Kirby, directors of Kirby Estate Agents in Tavistock and Yelverton, who have been selling properties for over 30 years. Tavistock, Yelverton and surrounding villages all have one thing in common, they are vibrant, thri Read more


In Britain there are 18 species of resident bats, 16 of which occur in Devon; they feed largely on moths, flies, beetles and other flying insects and are mainly active from spring to autumn. However, from late autumn to early spring their food – flyi Read more


Child and a volunteer in the Discovery Centre at Belton House, Lincolnshire.

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Dust off the cobwebs at Buckland Abbey this winter, as throughout February, the estate, garden, restaurant and shop will open up on Saturdays and Sundays from 10am-4pm. This is an excellent time of year to fulfil that new year’s resolution of getting Read more


Tavistock Festival 2019 builds on the 15-year legacy established by our retiring chairman, Christopher Kirwin, with an exciting programme including a variety of daytime and evening arts events and exhibitions in a number of local venues. Within the f Read more

Monty Shulberg is a 90-year-old pensioner who has found new meaning in life by taking up digital art. For many years, he enjoyed working as a consultant audiologist in the UK, Channel Islands, Portugal, Cyprus, Greece, Spain, Sri Lanka, Kenya and New Read more


Tommy Hatwell

Tommy Hatwell is the professional photographer responsible for some of the magazine’s recent great cover shots, but he originally qualified as a watersports instructor and started out on life armed simply with a keen sense of adventure and a love of Read more

Described by her colleagues as ‘the voice for cancer services and cancer patients in the region’, Sian Dennison talks about her amazing 30-year career and her recent national award. In July this year, in recognition of her positive, caring approach Read more


An abbreviated article from Tavistock’s Yesterdays Vol 13 written by the late Gerry Woodcock and published with the kind permission of Norma Woodcock. In one of his acts of generosity, the last Abbot of Tavistock, John Peryn, made a gift of property Read more



Simon Burt

It is reported that up to 30% of older people may fall in a year. Up to one in five falls can lead to medical attention being required, though less than one in ten results in a fracture. However, there is good news! There is strong research-based evi Read more


Falls are a much more common occurrence than any of us might think, affecting one-third of people over 65 living in their own homes each year. Yet falls should NOT be seen as a normal part of aging, to be accepted as inevitable and ignored if possibl Read more


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