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OKEHAMPTON Golf Club has ‘hosted’ the Ryder Cup as part of its year-long centenary celebrations.
PROPOSALS have been announced this week for a 57-hectare eco park in North Tawton which will provide recreational and education facilities as well as generate enough solar energy to power up to 6,000 homes.
‘I HAVE done my best to promote Okehampton, and will continue to do so’ — the words of the town mayor following his re-election to the post last Wednesday.
A NORTHLEW vineyard is proving that Devon can compete on a world stage after its three sparkling wines gained international recognition.
Okehampton branch of the Devon Beekeepers’ Association (DBKA) was awarded the cup for the first time ever for gaining the most points in the beekeeping section at Devon?County Show.
THERE will be a bring and buy plant sale and coffee morning on Saturday, May 25 from, 10am to noon at Leawood, Bridestowe, by invitation of Mrs Calmady-Hamlyn and Mr and Mrs B Coward.
ST MARY’S Church in Exbourne will be hosting the Northmoor Group Flower Festival from June 28 to 30.
THE Autistic Spectrum and Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder support group is next meeting at Okehampton Primary School on Thursday, June 6 between 10am and 11.
THE clock will be turned back to 1943 in West Devon this weekend, when the 70th anniversary of the arrival in Tavistock of the 29th Infantry Division, US Army, is commemorated.
AN independent, family-run Dartmoor farm specialising in natural, nutritionally superior beef, has announced the official opening of its permanent shop in London.
GOOD-hearted members of Okehampton Round Table served up a real tasty treat for some grateful young walkers on Friday.
CHILDREN from Okehampton School weighed up their healthy options on Friday when they visited the town’s Waitrose supermarket.
THE Throwleigh garden sale takes place this Saturday (May 25) from 2pm to 4.
Such are the vagaries of coalition that last week I voted in favour of an amendment to my own Government’s Queen’s Speech — one that ‘regretted’ that the speech did not include a commitment to passing legislation now for an ‘in-out’ referendum on our EU membership to be held during the next Parliament.
THE Women’s Guild and Fellowship met in the churchroom to hear an interesting talk on life in Canada.
ALMOST 200 people took part in the fifth Leafy Lanes walk along the tracks and lanes of Dartmoor at the weekend, bringing the total sum now raised for the Oncology Department at Derriford Hospital to £12,500.
A SCHEME developed by Devon County Council to support residents affected by the Government welfare reforms will come to Okehampton Library later this month.
AN extraordinary session of shooting by Carole Brown, of Okehampton Smallbore Rifle Club, recently saw her shoot 50 ‘bulls’ on the trot — despite being blind.
ELIGIBLE patients from the Okehampton area who need help with transport to hospital should benefit from a service extending its hours later this year.
THE people of Inwardleigh parish are to resurrect last year’s party spirit at this year‘s country fair in Folly Gate.
Sir Ray Tindle
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