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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... more

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Links Magazines, publishers of Tavy Links, Moor Links and Oke Links magazines have published the results of their ongoing readership research. Tim Randell, publisher said “We are so pleased with the results, they are better than we could ever have more

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Battling On Multi-award-winning Battling On supports not only veterans, but also some of the West Country’s most vulnerable young people, through innovative programmes and approaches to solving complex social problems. Battling on was... more

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The Friends scheme has been launched for individuals and businesses to help support the ongoing running of the VIC. more

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New school to welcome first pupils in September! St James Church of England Primary and Nursery School in Okehampton is preparing to welcome its first reception pupils. Opening in September 2018, the school will be based in the grounds... more

Education

Volunteers across the county were thanked for their contribution in their local area during Volunteers’ Week this summer. Devon Voluntary Action’s (DeVA) partners wanted to help local charities to say ‘thank you’ to volunteers who have made a real... more

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A consultation on the provision of public conveniences in the light of huge financial challenges is currently being undertaken by West Devon Borough Council. At a recent meeting of West Devon’s hub committee, Cllr Sampson told members the council... more

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Okehampton PADs (Public Access Defibrillators) is a new charity formed towards the end of 2017. Thanks to local charities and donations they have raised enough funds to install five public access defibrillators around town - three were already... more

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The Charities of Holditch and Others can be traced back to 1905, when it was established to help the poor and needy within the Ancient Parish of Okehampton. The Charity has evolved since 1905 and in 2015, a new scheme was approved by the Charity... more

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Okehampton Fairtrade Group supported the town’s food and music festival this summer with a double effort - as well as their usual Fairtade hamper to raffle, the group also had a ‘Smoothie Bike ‘in operation. Members of the public were invited to... more

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At the time of writing this we in the National Park Ranger team are busy dealing with the issues associated with the annual influx of visitors enjoying the special qualities of this wonderful place we live and work. It’s been a busy summer... more

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I booked a luxury hotel room for my package holiday, but arrived to find it wasn’t available. I spent the week in a standard room instead. I’ve reported this to my travel agent. Am I entitled to any compensation? Your holiday was lower in value... more

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As people coming forward for adoption is at an all-time low in Devon, Filleigh based charity Families for Children is urging people who may be considering it to take a leap of faith and find out more. Jakki Parsons, experienced adoption social... more

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Fuel - the stuff we all need - but apart from its eye-waveringly expensive cost, fuel has its perils for those of us who own motor boat engines, generators or lawn mowers. The problem is ethanol, which was put in to replace the lead in petrol... more

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West Devon Borough Council is supporting an ‘emergency-ready’ campaign by promoting one simple challenge each day throughout September. The campaign, 30 Days, 30 Ways, starts on 01 September and asks people to prepare for a range of emergencies incl more

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Tavistock Visitor Information Centre reopened today, more than four years after it was closed during local government cutbacks. The revived service will be entirely provided by a team of volunteers who have donated their time to help visitors and.. more

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We are Lodestone Border Morris, Tavistock’s very own Morris dancing side. We dance in the traditional Border Morris style which means sticks, bells, lots of shouting, tankards, feathers, top hats and colourful tatter coats. We are a fun-loving, welco more

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The new Tavistock BID manager, Janna Sanders, took up her post in early June and is proving a great addition to the team. Janna, who joins us with a background in broadcast and media events, has already been out meeting business and service providers more

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We have had quite a year so far in Milton Combe… In April, I received a letter from the Lord Lieutenant of Devon, informing me that I had been nominated as one of the members of the public invited to attend the wedding of Prince Harry and Meghan Ma 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 more

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