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Children’s Hospice South West will be opening the charity's newest shop in Okehampton at 10.30am on June 7. The town centre shop, based at Unit 1-2 Estate House in West Street, will offer a range of goods, including women’s, men’s and children’s clot Read more

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MasterChef came to Meavy in the shape of Tom Elson-Knight and Stephen Ford, both contestants in the recent Masterchef competition on the BBC. Stephen Earp, landlord of the Royal Oak at Meavy knew Ellie personally and here he tells us the story that g Read more

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For their March meeting Okehampton U3A members were treated to a presentation by Devon Freewheelers. The talk was given by Sandy Saunders who arrived on the custom Kawasaki motorcycle which is fully equipped with sirens and blue lights to ensure tha Read more

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It is with great pride that we officially announce the opening of our 11th office in Callington today. Serving the local community and beyond, and showing our comittment to Cornwall. We purchased The Old Police Station in December 2017. It has since Read more

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Lovers of Dartmoor’s iconic landscape can now ‘taste the view’ by purchasing prime lamb from a number of Morrisons stores in the South West, including Tavistock. The new initiative sources lamb from the Dartmoor Farmers’ Association, whose members fa Read more

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Tavistock BID hosted a very varied programme of events for the Winter Festival, attracting many visitors to Tavistock, and a successful Dickensian Evening saw improved sales for many BID levy payers. BID is now working on planning an exciting and eng Read more

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As you fall softly into the land of nod you could do so knowing that you've helped to provide nests for dormice to snooze in, boxes for house martins to have a nap or helped look after our amazing National Park for a summer's day slumber. Read more

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West Devon Borough Council have teamed up for the eighth year running with Devon and Somerset Fire and Rescue Service in a joint project aimed to motivate young people and teach them important fire and rescue skills. Read more

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Calling all road users and horse riders! BHS Devon welcomes everyone to this free and informative evening on how to share the roads safely. Speakers from the BHS Safety Team and local Police will guide you through what you need to know and do to kee Read more

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South Hams District and West Devon Borough Councils have confirmed Sophie Hosking’s appointment as Chief Executive for both Councils. This is a position she has held on an interim basis since joint Executive Director, Steve Jorden, left the organisat Read more

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The future of rural and town centre toilet facilities moves to the next committee stage at West Devon Borough Council In order to meet growing budget pressures, the Borough Council has had to look closely at services which aren’t funded by cent Read more

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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

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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

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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

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Sam Clark, who lives near Okehampton, has owned bloodhounds since the early 1990s and has always loved harnessing their incredible ability to track scents, using her fantastic dogs to find missing people. She found she was receiving more and more fr Read more

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Come along on Tuesday 12 February to help Dartmoor National Park archaeologist Andy Crabb and the Forestry Commission carry out vital conservation work at the site of the last tin mine to be worked on Dartmoor. Using bowsaws, loppers and small han Read more

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Are you considering putting yourself forward to become a Borough Councillor in the 2019 Local Elections? If so, West Devon Borough Council is holding an open evening for residents. The Open Evening will be held at Killworthy Park, Tavistock on Mond Read more

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West Devon Borough Council is looking for outstanding individuals, firms or organisations, who deserve public recognition for their unpaid work or contribution. West Devon Borough Council’s Mayoral Awards have been running since 2002, and are aimed Read more

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LONDON, 26 NOVEMBER 2018: The UK’s top small businesses, including Brocante of Devon – The Gift Expertsfrom Tavistock, received special recognition today at an exclusive House of Lords reception. Read more

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Secretary of State for the Environment, Michael Gove MP, has appointed a new Member to Dartmoor National Park Authority. Dr Rob Parkinson has lived in Ilsington for more than 35 years. He spent his working life in Higher Education, for 20 years... Read more

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Tarka Turbines have submitted a draft planning application for permission to erect three wind turbines on public land close to Torrington town centre. The proposed 57 metre high structures take the form of three adult otters with the whiskers forming Read more

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