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An enthusiastic amateur pilot, Richard Horner of South Tawton once gave his brother the fright of his life after taking the controls of a plane as a surprise, having learned to fly in secret more than 20 years Read more

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As a teacher, Frank Loft probably never thought he’d end up owning one of the top motor tourism attractions in the country - but life can take these curious twists and turns. Brought up mainly in Hampshire, Frank has lived and worked in Wales, Shrop Read more

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On leaving the town’s secondary modern school she trained as a chemist’s dispenser and then spent a while on the reception desk at The White Hart, before marrying and having her two children, Caroline and Perry. While they were young she worked as a Read more

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As a career soldier with the British Army, I bet Bev Hilton never imagined that one day he would spend many hours of his retirement singing sea shanties and dancing with a Morris side. Read more

What made you want to become a vet? I’m probably quite typical of a lot of vets, I enjoyed science at school and had always had pets around me growing up. I spent quite a few holidays at my local veterinary practice helping out where I could and was Read more

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Self-confessed nature lover Peter Hunt of North Bovey started keeping bees some 50 years ago. He’d always wanted to get involved with these fascinating little creatures and as a local hotelier, the idea that his own honey could be used for culinary p 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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‘I’ve always been animal orientated - my Mum used to say animals always found me!’ laughs Linda Clinch. ‘I would find birds with broken wings and try to help them, I’d walk all the dogs in the neighbourhood - I found a lost Afghan Hound one Christmas Read more

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Mayor of West Devon Borough Council Thanks Local Postmen and Women Councillor Mike Davies, Mayor of West Devon, passed on early Christmas greetings to postmen and women at Okehampton Sorting Office Christmas is Royal Mail’s busiest time of the... Read more

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Dartmoor National Park prepares for population rise Dartmoor National Park Authority is releasing details of a new study looking into the possible affects and opportunities of a growing local population in surrounding areas on the special... Read more

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An icon fit for an archbishop Artist and iconographer Cheryll Kinsley Potter, has just completed a commission from Dr Rowan Williams, the former Archbishop of Canterbury and now Master of Magdalen College Cambridge.  Cheryll has been painting all... Read more

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Eversfield’s organic growth Eversfield Organic farm shop and deli recently opened its doors in Tavistock, with a comprehensive offering of south west produce, which is already proving popular. Behind this new enterprise is the Bury family... Read more

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A grandfather winning at life In celebration of the achievements of the more senior generation, Stewart Pearce was nominated as the sort of person who will try his hand at anything, no matter what. Born in Whitstable, Stewart was schooled in... Read more

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High performance success for Barton Garages Barton Garages Ltd has achieved incredible results with its multi-award-winning range of engine decontamination machines, according to EDT Automotive - becoming the EDT network’s highest performing... Read more

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Alex Mettler Local historian Alex Mettler, began reading old gravestones at the age of 10, sparking an interest in local history, and he is still passionate about piecing together ‘the jigsaw of people and place’. Alex admits that he had no... Read more

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Michelle Stacey PROPERTY AGENT FOR M&B RESIDENTIAL LETTINGS                                                                                                      Why did you become a property agent?                               I began working for... Read more

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‘The Challenging Road to Peace since the First World War’ Rupert and Annie Gude, members of Tavistock Peace Action Group, decided to create an exhibition for the centenary of WW1 to ‘promote learning from the past to create peace now’. In the... Read more

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Commander Charles Crichton OBE Charles was raised with a belief in diligence, social responsibility and a passion for knowledge which has served him well through his navy years and now sees him involved in countless charitable endeavours... Read more

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Firefighter and football fan! Steve Ward, a retained firefighter from North Tawton, has served with Devon and Somerset Fire and Rescue Service for the last 13 years. Now 42, he was educated at North Tawton Primary School and Okehampton College... Read more

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A lady whose roots run deep Rosie Yells runs to meet me at her farmhouse. I get the feeling that a lot of Rosie’s life is lived on the run - she is a busy farmer who is passionate about the land, her animals and the community in which she lives... Read more

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