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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... 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... 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... 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... 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... 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... 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... 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... 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... 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... 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... 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... more

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A busy man with a strong love of the community Councillor, Reverend, Mayor, President - this year, Okehampton resident Mike Davies is certainly going to be wearing quite a few hats! Mike is a ward member for Okehampton North on West Devon Borough... more

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Sarah Howard is a director of Warm Welcome Hotels, but a large part of her life has revolved around her passion for horses, equine issues and giving her time to help other people benefit from riding. As a director of Warm Welcome Hotels, better known more

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Samantha Clark has a passion for bloodhounds and their amazing capacity to follow a scent. She has little time or patience for the two-legged, but plenty for the four-legged. Sam has always enjoyed watching dogs work and was particularly interested more

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Helen Harris retired from Tavistock College in July this year, after 40 years of teaching, but before she left the classroom for the last time, Kaye went to talk to her about her many roles, including one in particular with Shola, the college dog. O more

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An interesting newcomer to Princetown, is David Lemon, who completed a 3,200-kilometre trek along the length of the mighty Zambezi River three months before his 70th birthday. In his time David Lemon has managed to fit in working as a police office more

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After winning TripAdvisor’s ‘Best Small Hotel’ in Europe and the UK, The Tavistock House Hotel is one of Tavistock’s newest gems. Nichola really didn’t need much persuasion to go and visit it and see what it takes to win such an accolade. Born in Al more

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Simon Dell’s interest in the way people lived, along with his love of the outdoors have combined to make him an ardent supporter of local heritage. When I asked Simon Dell if I could interview him for the heritage issue, I knew he would have a lot of more

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38 years ago, Chris Grove was living and working in London as a chartered surveyor, when he spotted an advertisement in The Times for the auction of a station house at Bere Ferrers… He was familiar with the area and had always had a keen interest in more

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