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Lions do ladies a favour

Lions do ladies a favour
OKEHAMPTON and District Lions Club are pictured presenting a cheque for £260 to Okehampton Ladies’ Hockey Club for the purchase of new kit.

Fantastic team put best foot forward

A GROUP of Okehampton Running Club ladies who joined forces to raise money for charity has raised more than £3,000 as a team — and all set personal best times in the process.

Campaigners urge public to back railway

COUNCILLORS who wish to see a permanent rail link return to Okehampton are urging the public to ‘let the train take the strain’ to prove there is demand for rail travel.

Thumbs up for a great fundraising effort

Thumbs up for a great fundraising effort
A SPONSORED walk and cycle raising money for charity has been hailed a ‘tremendous success’ with an estimated final total of £2,000.

Phone scam sparks warning from police

POLICE are reminding members of the public to be vigilant about telephone scams after a victim in Winkleigh was contacted by a person claiming to be from the bank.

‘Good’ rating for care homes

THE regulator of health and social care in England has declared two care homes in the Okehampton area as ‘good’ in its latest series of reports.

Cakes and coffee for Christian Aid

Cakes and coffee for Christian Aid
KIND-HEARTED folk at Fairplace Church in Okehampton held a coffee morning on Saturday to raise money for Christian Aid Week.

Encouraged by election result

THE Central Devon Labour Party has heralded its performance in the general election after almost doubling their number of votes and vote share percentage compared with the 2010 election.

Schools get involved with ‘The Big First Aid Lesson’

HATHERLEIGH Primary and Highampton Primary are among 16 schools in Devon signed up to St John Ambulance’s Big First Aid Lesson, with less than a month to go until it is broadcast.

Safer cycling with Bikeability

OKEHAMPTON Primary School’s Year 6 pupils are among the many children across Devon benefitting from Devon County Council’s Bikeability scheme.

Hall fundraising campaign on track

A FUNDRAISING campaign to improve Sampford Courtenay’s village hall is going from strength to strength.

Parliament promotion for MP

FOLLOWING his successful election campaign, Okehampton’s MP Mel Stride has received a promotion within the Government.

Gardens open to raise charity cash

FOUR very different gardens are opening in Brentor for a fundraising event for St Luke’s Hospice this weekend.

Scheme hopes to mitigate effects of cuts

AN initial pot of £450,000 is being made available over the next two years to help support the social economy in meeting the needs arising from welfare reform and wider public sector budget cuts, for the benefit of communities across Devon.

Safety campaign targets summer proms and parties

A NEW campaign has been launched by Devon and Cornwall Police to advise young people on staying safe during their summer proms and parties.

Boost to the ‘£ for the Park’

AIR Cadets from Devon and Somerset Wing Air Training Corps have donated £515 to Dartmoor’s ‘£ for the Park’ initiative.

Special award for Bill’s training programme

A ROYAL Navy Chief Petty Officer (CPO) from Princetown has been rewarded for his efforts to add realism to training at HMS Raleigh.

‘Sisters’ education project makes encouraging progress

My VSO (Voluntary Service Overseas) placement is in Lamjung, an area very close to the earthquake epicentre, as the district borders Gorkha.

Jailed after five month crime blitz

AN ‘untouchable’ gang of burglars has been jailed for more than 21 years for carrying out 54 raids during a five-month crime blitz across two counties.

Networking on ‘Give and Gain Day’

OKEHAMPTON’S charities and community organisations got the chance to network at a special event at Waitrose on May 15.

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