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Just champion!

Just champion!
AT a country show in a moor town, it seems only apt that a pony named Moortown Countryman take the top prize.


End of an era for town battle event?

A POPULAR event that unites people both young and old in Okehampton looks likely to end after ten years.


Popping the question in style!

THERE was a show ring event with a bit of a difference at Chagford Show last Thursday.


College delight at excellent GCSE results

College delight at excellent GCSE results
AMONG some of the biggest shake-ups to secondary education in a generation, there were plenty of happy students at Okehampton College as they turned out to collect their GCSE results.


Music evening in Nigel’s memory

A NIGHT of music and fun has been organised at Okehampton Golf Club to remember a local musician.


Financial boost for hall

THE Clinton Hall at Merton is among a list of village halls in the Torridge district to receive a slice of £50,000 to improve their facilities.


Splitz Support joins roadshow

A DEVON charity which provides support to families affected by domestic abuse will be joining a free advice and information road show on a tour of West Devon next month.


Planners give green light to pub conversion scheme

OKEHAMPTON looks set to lose one of its pubs after permission was this week given to turn a public house into flats.


War Horse walking

A WAR Horse walk organised by Farms for City Children is being held next month.


Take a peek behind the scenes at the reservoir

SOUTH West Water is giving its customers the chance to discover the hidden secrets of the region’s largest reservoir.


Moorland memorial to air crew restored

Moorland memorial to air crew restored
A MEMORIAL to the second world war RAF crew who died on Dartmoor when their bomber aircraft crashed has been restored.


Inspiration’s new film venture

THE Carlton Cinema in Okehampton was the setting for a new venture by the town’s Inspiration Church.


Labour candidate

TORRIDGE and West Devon Labour Party have selected local man, Cllr Mike Sparling, to be their candidate in the General Election.


Raising the roof with drama

GET Changed Theatre Company will ‘Raise the Roof!’ at Castle Drogo with the latest part of their Get Changed Makes History project in September.


Community backs RAPID Ghana appeal

A CHARITY that was based in Okehampton has carried out its latest project in Ghana.


Library consultation sparks union warning

THE Devon branch of UNISON has warned Devon County Council not to let the consultation responses it received on its proposals for the future of the library service to fall on deaf ears.


Borough roads targetted for repair

ROADS in Okehampton, Tavistock and across West Devon will benefit from the announcement of a £9.


Better promotions for company thanks to council grant boost

Better promotions for company thanks to council grant boost
THE great work of Get Changed Theatre Company will now be more prominently promoted in the community thanks to Okehampton Town Council.


Great views from castle scaffolding

VISITORS to Castle Drogo on September 13 will be able to explore the castle free of charge, as part of the Heritage Open Days scheme.


Bake off recipe

GIDLEIGH Park’s celebrity chef Michael Caines (right) is supporting Hospiscare’s Big Devon Bake Off with his very own special recipe.


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