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A super duper Sunday of sport

A super duper Sunday of sport
SOME?600 people went along to Okehampton’s Super Sport Sunday last weekend, the finale of a week long sports festival which has involved 3,000 participants.

Spotlight falls on new dog orders

DOG owners in West Devon could soon see an area-wide enforcement which would include picking up after their pet on Dartmoor.

Battle of the Bands heats up

MUSIC echoed around the Charter Hall in Okehampton last week as four bands took to the stage for the last heat of the 2014 Okehampton Battle of the Bands.

Rail report published

ALTERNATIVE rail lines to the storm-hit coastal route through Dawlish in Devon, including the re-opening of the Okehampton to Tavistock line offer ‘poor value for money’, according to a new Network Rail report published in Tuesday.

Times office changes

WE would like to inform our readers and advertisers that due to unforeseen circumstances, the Okehampton Times office at 8, East Street, will permanently close on Friday, July 25, 2014.

Employee ownership day

WAITROSE staff in Okehampton joined together to mark being part of a partnership for the recent Employee Ownership Day.

Library campaigners stage awareness day

THE Chagford community joined together last week to put on a united front as part of a mission to save its library and to celebrate what it has to offer with a Mad Hatter’s Tea Party.

Bishop’s visit to Plough and Share

THE Plough and Share Credit Union in Okehampton attracted a visit from representatives of a Kenyan church recently.

Credit union opens its doors in town

PEOPLE unfortunate to find themselves in financial difficulties could benefit from a new service which has opened in Tavistock this week.

New look golf club hopes to draw in younger players

OKEHAMPTON golf club, which celebrates its centenary this month, is unveiling new facilities which promise to draw in younger players and provide a boost to local sporting facilities.

Veteran’s widow opens day of remembrance

THE communities of Hatherleigh and Bridestowe are preparing to pay their respects to the brave servicemen who gave their lives in the First World War.

Stay of execution for coach firm

A COACH firm, which runs buses to a number of West Devon schools and was due to be stripped of its license, has been granted an appeal and allowed to continue trading for the time being.

Royal Marines face Dartmoor challenge

ROYAL Marines from across the country pitted themselves against each other and the unforgiving terrain of Dartmoor in the Brigade Regimental Sergeant Major Challenge last week.

Moorland hiking for the hospice

WALKERS in West Devon are invited to join the Hospice Hike for St Luke’s Hospice this September.

Trust receives Queen’s Award

Trust receives Queen’s Award
EDWARD Bolitho, Lord Lieutenant of Cornwall, presented the Queen’s Award for Enterprise in the sustainable development category to South West Lakes Trust at Roadford Lake last week.

Email scam sparks warning to residents

RESIDENTS in the West Devon area are being reminded to watch out for a potential email scam which appears to offer a tax rebate.

Email scam sparks warning to residents

RESIDENTS in the West Devon area are being reminded to watch out for a potential email scam which appears to offer a tax rebate.

Rail timetable to run until September

GRANITE Line Ltd, in association with Dartmoor Railway Supporters’ Association, Dartmoor Railway CIC and British American Railway Services, have reached an agreement to operate trains from Okehampton until the end of September.

Hard work in the gardens

CHAGFORD Conservation Group turned their hand to helping maintain Stone Lane Gardens earlier this month.

Boundary proposals come under fire

WEST Devon Borough Council is fighting plans by the Boundary Commission to create larger wards, which the authority says would be a detrimental step and severely affect the ability for effective democratic representation.

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