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Splattered for Children in Need!

l North Tawton Primary School foundation unit leader Bridget Kamel is hit by a custard pie on Children in Need day last Friday.


Spotlight on town health provision


AMIDST uncertainty over the future of NHS services in Devon, an NHS group has moved to reassure the community that Okehampton Community Hospital’s future looks secure.


Author impressed by school pupils’ enthusiasm for reading

Author impressed by school pupils’ enthusiasm for reading
CHILDREN at Okehampton Primary have been learning about the magic of reading thanks to a visit from a successful author.


Views welcomed on town’s healthcare




RESIDENTS of North Tawton and users of the town’s medical practice are being asked to come forward and share their views on the future of the town’s healthcare provision.


Car fire

TWO fire crews from Okehampton attended reports of a vehicle on fire on the A30 near Bratton Clovelly on Saturday afternoon.


New outreach PO service for village?

THROWLEIGH could get a range of post office services after the Post Office announced proposals for a new hosted outreach service for the village.


Travellers cause chaos in car park

A GROUP of travellers has caused major disruption at Simmons Park Car Park this week and Okehampton Town Council says it is doing all it can to ensure it is moved on as quickly as possible.


Tour provided boost for region

THIS year’s Devon Stage of the Friends’ Life Tour of Britain generated more than £6-million for the local economy, according to an independent report.


Focus on voluntary work and overseas aid

WEST Devon and Torridge MP Geoffrey Cox was given a first-hand account of the work of the Voluntary Service Overseas (VSO) organisation at an exhibition in the house of Commons this month.


Cadets and RBL link

OKEHAMPTON’s two cadet forces will be presented with certificates recognising their affiliation with the Royal British Legion on Thursday, November 27.


Do your bit to rid town of litter




EVERY single resident of Okehampton is being urged to take part in the next ‘Keep Okehampton Tidy’ day on Saturday, November 29.


Will you or won’t you?

A WEST Devon solicitor is waiving the normal will writing fees to raise money for charity Will Aid this month.


Rescue team opens its doors to give insight into its valuable work

THE North Dartmoor Search and Rescue Team opened its doors to its sponsors and potential investors on Saturday in its centre of operations on Exeter Road.


Santa will visit

OKEHAMPTON Rotary Club is holding its Christmas coffee morning on Saturday, November 22.


Students’ showcase their musical talents

MUSIC will ring out from the Charter Hall on Edwardian Evening (December 4) thanks to Okehampton College.


Team make charity donation

THE ladies of Quinns Hairdressing In Okehampton have shown their charitable sides once again, with a generous donation to support the fight against breast cancer.


Store backing for memory café project

Store backing for memory café project
PEOPLE in the community suffering from dementia and memory problems who enjoy the monthly Okehampton College Memory Café have been given a boost thanks to Waitrose.


Have your say in Scrapstore survey

ARTISTIC and creative individuals and groups in the Okehampton area are being called called upon to complete a short survey for a Devon charity faced with rebuilding its headquarters.


Send a chicken or watering can for Christmas

THE local ambassador for a charity helping families in Africa has encouraged people in the area to give a charitable gift to a loved one this Christmas.


A space-themed workshop enthralls gifted and talented pupils

SEVENTEEN children from the Dartmoor Co-operative Learning Trust were ‘launched into space’ in an exciting gifted and talented workshop last week.


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