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We are the champions!

We are the champions!
OKEHAMPTON Primary School pupils were celebrating recently after being announced as the national UK Total Green School Award champions.

Campaigners welcome subsidy decision

THE end of wind farm subsidies has been welcomed by local action groups and by Mel Stride, MP for Central Devon.

Music festival is a hit

MUSIC drifted over Stone Lane Gardens as the garden charity, near Chagford, hosted a fundraising music festival.

Council recycling service on hold

TORRIDGE District Council has regretfully announced that with immediate effect there will be no green box, green and brown bag recycling collections until further notice, following the news that South Molton Recycling has gone into administration.

Cowboy builder ripped off residents

A COWBOY builder has been warned he faces jail after he admitted ripping off two customers, one in South Zeal, by charging them thousands of pounds for work which was never carried out.

Top title for wildlife sculptor

AN Okehampton sculptor, known for her lifelike, characterful animal sculptures, was named Wildlife Artist of the Year at a prestigious ceremony this week.

Food and music celebration

THE Okehampton Festival of Food and Music is to take place this weekend.

Red letter day for ladies’ legion

VARIOUS representatives of the North Tawton community joined the town’s Ladies’ Royal British Legion branch on Saturday to celebrate the group’s 90th anniversary.

The stage is set for battle to commence

LOCAL bands are set to get Okehampton rocking this week as they go head-to-head in the first heat of the annual battle of the bands competition.

Soldier speaks of Nepal disaster

A SOLDIER from Bridestowe who was in Nepal when a devastating earthquake hit the country in April has spoken of his experiences at the latest event organised by the Bridestowe Church Partnership.

Scouts are flying high

A group of 25 Devon Scouts had the privilege of attending the annual Young Aviator Scout Camp held at Bodmin airfield, including five Scouts from the 1st South Zeal troop — Ben Bowles, Lachie Mills, Oliver Johns.

A?family effort!

FOUR brothers from Okehampton have completed a gruelling ‘Ben Nevis Challenge’ to raise money for the Devon Air Ambulance Trust.

£128,000 investment in new cycle track

VISITORS to Fingle Woods, near Drewsteignton, are now able to make use of a new 6km cycle track through the woods thanks to a £128,000 investment from Devon County Council and the Dartmoor National Park Authority (DNPA).

Call for fairer funding for region’s police

A CAMPAIGN has been launched to address the way police funding is allocated to forces in the South West.

We’ve got a signal!

TWO West Devon villages can now receive mobile signals, thanks to a new project with Vodafone UK.

Fantastic sum for a good cause

A GRAND total of £4,000 was raised for the Motor Neurone Disease Association last Sunday, thanks to around 500 people attending an open gardens event.

Have your say before time runs out on consultation

TIME is running out for West Devon residents to tell the independent Local Government Boundary Commission for England what they think of proposals for new county division boundaries across Devon.

Can you hear a buzz in the air ?

THERE was a buzz of excitement on Midsummer’s Day in Princetown with the launch of a new project — the Dartmoor Conservation Garden.

Sgt James has best of both worlds

IN a previous issue the Times looked at the vital work being carried out by The Army Reserve.

Mountain challenge raises cash for the hospice . . .

A SISTER and brother, who each play for Tavistock sporting teams, have scaled Britain’s highest mountain to raise money for a children’s charity.

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