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Meet the Royals

Meet the Royals
HATHERLEIGH Carnival has found its royalty for 2014.

Report praises good hospital services

THE chief inspector of hospitals in England has found that the services provided at Okehampton Community Hospital are ‘good’, though the NHS Trust which runs it requires improvement.

Cute, cuddly and canine!

Cute, cuddly  and canine!
YOUNGSTERS were among those who got to enjoy an open day at Devon Dogs with their canine companions last weekend.

Pub chain takes over historic hotel

A HISTORIC hotel in the heart of Okehampton has been sold to J D Wetherspoon.

Sharing stories of the skies

A RETIRED airline pilot will share some of his experiences at the September meeting of Okehampton U3A.

Legion to benefit from mayor’s year

THE mayor of West Devon has a series of fundraising events lined up to support her chosen mayoral charity.

Coach firm’s systems described as ‘shambles’

THE?maintenance systems at Northlew- based Carmel Coaches have been described as a ‘shambles’ by a judge.

Running costs helped by town council

OKEHAMPTON Town Council has shown its support for the Ockment Centre during a new chapter for the community hub.

Popular proms

ANGELA Rippon, the Patron of Stannary Brass Band, will be hosting the band’s annual Proms Concert next month.

Pannier market plant fair

TAVISTOCK Pannier Market will be packed with up to 20 specialist nurseries from across the South West for the autumn Plant Fair on Sunday, September 21, from 10am to 3pm.

Tasty parish events

INWARDLEIGH and Folly Gate parish has two tasty events on offer this month.

Cash boost for animal rescue centre

THE plight of animals at Wingletang Animal Rescue Centre needing rehoming has been helped by a generous donation from Okehampton’s Waitrose store.

MP urges venues to take tax relief

THEATRES and cultural venues across West Devon are being urged to take advantage of the new Theatre Tax Relief.

College recognised for worldwide links

College recognised  for worldwide links

OKEHAMPTON College has been awarded the British Council’s prestigious International School Award in recognition of its work to bring the world into the classroom.


Historic Churches LAST week was Devon Historic Churches Week — a chance to support local churches many of which need extra funding to keep them going.

Drop success

A FUNDRAISER that required real mettle has raised £10,000 for charity.

Female released by crews

FIRE crews were called to assist someone trapped in a vehicle after a road traffic collision on the A3072 between Highampton and Hatherleigh on Saturday morning.

Health proposals to be announced

PEOPLE living in Okehampton and mid Devon are being invited to hear proposals for the future of community health services at a series of public meetings and drop-in sessions.

MP?joins the fight against breast cancer

CENTRAL Devon MP Mel Stride has joined the fight against breast cancer by pledging to ‘wear it pink’ on Friday, October 24 as part of the Breast Cancer Campaign’s flagship fundraiser.

Two crews attend car fire

TWO fire crews attended reports of a car on fire in a layby on the A30 at Whiddon Down on Sunday evening at around 11pm.

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