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A rocking success

A rocking success
CROWDS of music lovers enjoyed the Chagstock Festival at the weekend and here are a group really getting into the spirit! For more pictures see pages 40 and 41 of the Okehampton Times Newspaper.

Go-ahead for coach bays

LONG awaited coach parking in Okehampton’s Mill Road Car Park has been formally approved by West Devon Borough Council.

Business as usual at the ‘Oke Times’

IT’S business as usual at the Okehampton Times despite the closure of the Times office in East Street, Okehampton, tomorrow (Friday).

Town funds second defibrillator

A NEW local directory for North Tawton has helped to buy a new emergency defibrillator for the town.

College energy costs cut by £25,000 with wood pellet boiler

A COLLEGE aiming to increase its efficiency with renewable energy has managed to cut £25,000 from its yearly costs after the installation of a wood pellet boiler.

Over the airwaves

AN Okehampton resident is set to bring life back into the town community, thanks to the help of some friends and business contacts, with a newly not yet launched community radio station — and is now looking for help and support to evolve the project.

New look for store

WAITROSE in Okehampton, which became the retailer’s first branch in Devon after opening 14 years ago, will unveil a new look when it re-opens on Friday, August 1.

Playtime boost for lucky pupils

PUPILS at North Tawton Primary School will be kept occupied during their break times from now on, thanks to the installation of new play equipment in an otherwise empty playground.

Festival raises children’s charity funds

BARNFEST, the brainchild of organiser Ivan Judd, is a one-night charity music festival for West Devon charity CHICKS (Country Holidays for Inner City Kids).

Talk on the Dartmoor sett makers

TRAVELLING across Dartmoor, some may have seen groupings of unusual small stone benches on the open moorland and wondered what they could be.

Seeking the village’s war dead descendants

THE names on Lydford’s War memorial will have even more significance in this commemorative year, as the descendants of those who sacrificed their lives are being sought ahead of a special event in September.

Enterprising Emily . . .

Enterprising Emily . . .
AFTER starting her own business by selling eggs while still at primary school, a young entrepreneur from Thorndon Cross, now aged just 17, is developing a flourishing professional photography business.

Awards scheme boost for children’s charity

WEST Devon children’s charity CHICKS has been chosen as The Natwest Venus Awards’ charity of the year for 2014.

Desert crossing for Meavy the cuckoo

FOR those following the fascinating migratory flight this summer of the ‘Dartmoor cuckoos’ there is good news - Meavy has crossed the Sahara! Meavy, who is sponsored by Devon Birds and was named by Meavy Primary School children, is one of three male cuckoos being tracked by in a special project jointly undertaking by Devon Birds and Dartmoor National Park Authority.

Campaigners reject rail company claims

WEST Devon rail groups rejected claims this week by Network Rail that the re-opening of the Okehampton-Tavistock rail line would not offer ‘value for money’.

Joint church commemoration

THE churches in Bridestowe are organising a joint event to commemorate the start of WW1.

Big thumbs up for annual schools’ community concert

PUPILS from Bridestowe, Exbourne, Hatherleigh, Lydford, Northlew, Okehampton College, Okehampton Primary and South Tawton took part in the Okehampton Learning Community annual concert recently.

Advice on offer at roadshow

PEOPLE who care for frail, ill or disabled loved ones could take a break with the help of Devon Carers, who will be joining West Devon Borough Council’s Connect roadshow next month.

Urgent call is issued for a new leader

A YOUNG section of the Girlguiding unit in West Devon could face possible closure if a new assistant leader cannot be found to support the group.

Vineyard welcomes some Gallic help

A WEST Devon vineyard has welcomed a French student to learn about winemaking for an eight-week internship.

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