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The perfect pint!

The perfect pint!
LANDLORD of the Red Lion Inn at Exbourne Nick Hamlyn celebrates winning the North Devon ‘Pub of the Year’ award with CAMRA (Campaign for Real Ale) branch chairman Morris Elsworth.


Business park could hold huge potential

PLANS for a new 12-acre business park in Okehampton have been revealed by Devon County Council.


Easier to apply for grants

GRANT schemes for community groups and businesses in West Devon have been revamped so it is now easier to apply.


Keep dogs on leads during lambing

VISITORS to Dartmoor have been urged to keep their dogs on leads as the lambing and bird nesting season gets under way.


Businesses aim for five-star rating

MORE than 20 owners and staff from food businesses across West Devon, including restaurants, shops, pubs, and takeaways took part in a half-day training seminar aimed at helping them get top marks in food hygiene.


Pony death caused by ‘stupid’ speeds

DARTMOOR National Park officials have this week said ‘stupid’ speeds of almost 150mph are being recorded on Dartmoor’s roads — despite the 40mph limit.


Gardens open for charity

SOME of the most beautiful gardens in Devon and Cornwall will be opening their gates to the public in support of St Luke’s Hospice, Plymouth.


Town fairs provide a showcase for volunteers

A DRIVE to get more local people volunteering in West Devon is planned with events in Tavistock and Okehampton this month.


Easter trail around historic estate

STAFF at Cotehele are inviting people to visit the house over the Easter weekend for a Cadbury Easter trail.


‘Outstanding’ scientist receives annual award

A SOIL scientist was presented with an award for ‘indefatigable survey of Dartmoor soils’ by the Dartmoor Society at its recent annual meeting.


Crews tackle gorse blaze

FIREFIGHTERS, farmers and landowners battled around two kilometres of gorse fire last Friday at Holming Beam, Princetown.


Attack on lambs

POLICE are appealing for information following an attack on lambs near North Tawton recently.


Cycling for town charities

OKEHAMPTON’S mayor is to climb aboard an exercise bike for six hours this Saturday to support his two mayoral charities.


Green light for master plan

DARTMOOR National Park Authority has approved a masterplan for a mixed use development with around 100 new houses in Chagford.


Mayor makes the case for youth centre

THE mayor of Okehampton has pleaded with Devon County Council to keep the town’s youth centre Room 13 open, amid concerns over its future.


Scouts off to Iceland

THIRTY-five Devon Scouts including Beth Frangleton from?South Zeal are due to take part in a two-week expedition to Iceland — the land of Ice and Fire in July.


Pub is the tops!

Pub is the tops!
THE team at the Red Lion in Exbourne have proved they pour a good pint, as the pub has been named the North Devon CAMRA Pub of the Year.


Official opening of church garden transformation

THE garden of a church in South Zeal is to reopen next month after a restoration project.


Beds to go but extra services planned at ‘health hub’

MORETONHAMPSTEAD Community Hospital is to be adapted into a ‘community health hub’ — meaning the hospital’s nine inpatient beds are to close permanently.


Friends’ charity challenge

A MAN from Sticklepath is taking on the challenge of a lifetime, cycling from Exeter to Paris in aid of Hospiscare.


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