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Have your say on cyclists’ conduct code

DARTMOOR National Park Authority is asking for views on a new code of conduct for cycling within the National Park.


School demolition plan comes under fire

School demolition plan comes under fire

A GROUP of parents at Chagford Church of England Primary School have expressed their outrage at plans to demolish the current school building and start construction work on a new one on the school’s playing fields — in just eight months’ time.


Listed pub plans under the spotlight


REFURBISHMENT plans for the White Hart in Okehampton by pub chain J D Wetherspoon will be supported by Okehampton Town Council – as long as they are sympathetic to the building’s proud history.


Music festival in memory of Sharon

BANDS from as far afield as London and Walsall will perform at a charity music festival in memory of a woman from Zeal Monachorum who was killed in South America during an international charity cycle trip.


Centre closure

THE leisure centre where Bow AAC player Nick Cole worked before his tragic death will close tomorrow (Friday) as a sign of respect.


Raffle donations

OKEHAMPTON and District Community Transport Group is looking for items to raffle off and sell as it hosts a coffee morning to raise funds for the group.


The going got tough

THE mayor of Okehampton has completed a half-marathon to raise money for this year’s mayoral charities.


Town man denies murder

THE last defendant has finished giving evidence in the trial of five men who are accused of killing an Exeter drug dealer during an armed raid on his home.


Have your say on route study

RESIDENTS in West Devon can have their say on the future of the region’s rail network following the publication by Network Rail of the rail industry’s draft Western route study.


Town agrees funding request

TAVISTOCK Town Council has agreed to support a group with an interest in resurrecting rail services to the West Devon area.


Rail campaigners state their case in London


CAMPAIGNERS who want the Government to back their plans to reinvigorate the Exeter-Okehampton-Tavistock-Plymouth railway line said their meeting last week with the Secretary of State for Transport was definitely a positive one.


Take a trip with YANTS

Take a trip with YANTS
MEMBERS of the Young Actors of North Tawton Society (YANTS) will present ‘Peter Pan, the Musical’ by Piers Chater-Robinson in North Tawton Town Hall on Thursday, Friday and Saturday, November 13, 14 and 15.


Town’s police enquiry office to close its doors

THE police public enquiry office in Okehampton will close tomorrow (Friday), leaving members of the public having to travel to Exeter to visit such an office.


Hollantide concert

CELEBRATE a mysterious time of year this weekend with a concert to see in Hollantide.


Open day at town hospital

RESIDENTS of Moretonhampstead and the surrounding area are being invited to an open day at the town’s hospital to see what services could be provided at the new health and social care hub.


Second life-saving defibrillator installed in town

NORTH Tawton has had a second emergency defibrillator installed thanks to a local directory.


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Celebrate with SNAP

A SOCIAL club for children and young people with special needs that promotes fun, socialising, development and building new friendships celebrates its first anniversary on November 2.


Man who gave gift of life honoured

Man who gave  gift of life honoured
A MAN who gave the ultimate gift of life through organ donation has been honoured posthumously at an award ceremony in the county.


Coach company to cease trading after losing appeal




CARMEL Coaches of Northlew is to cease trading after it was stripped of its operating licence.


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