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From Saturday, 20/Sep/2014 onwards
DARTMOOR National Park Authority is asking for views on a new code of conduct for cycling within the National Park.
OKEHAMPTON Lions served up a lovely treat for the town’s tennis club recently.
PROPOSALS for a 58 hectare ‘eco park’ in North Tawton have taken a step closer to becoming a reality, after plans have been submitted for the development.
NHS England has said it is searching for the ‘best possible outcome’ for North Tawton’s healthcare provision amid worrying uncertainty over its future.
FORMER cabinet minister and Strictly Come Dancing contestant Ann Widdecombe will speak at an event in Okehampton on Thursday, October 30.
A WEST Devon restaurant has been named the ninth best rated fine dining establishment in the UK by the 2014 Travellers’ Choice Awards.
THE premiere of a film about Belstone’s beating of the bounds was not just a good night for the Belstone Commoners, but the Devon Air Ambulance Trust too.
A MOTION calling on the Government to support and invest in better transport links for the South West to secure future resilience was given unanimous backing at a meeting of West Devon Borough Council last week.
SUPPORTERS of the restoration of the railway line through West Devon gathered for a Sunday walk at the weekend.
A POPULAR music competition uniting people of all ages across West Devon, which was at risk of folding after ten years of providing a platform for new talent, will definitely go ahead next year.
THE MP for Central Devon Mel?Stride has welcomed a fall in long-term unemployment – people claiming unemployment benefit for over a year.
OKEHAMPTON Primary School has recently held a number of workshops to provide challenging thinking opportunities for gifted and talented pupils.
CHAGFARM, the Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) enterprise set on reviving the local food economy, is recruiting like-minded people as it adds to its organic goat dairy, honey, goat, pork and chicken offering with a range of heritage skill day courses.
BIDDERS will be hoping for success as a former Okehampton town centre pub goes under the hammer in November.
NORTH Tawton welcomed its friends from its twinned town of Blangy-le-Château for the latest twinning event.
THE Okehampton branch of Specsavers has collected almost 1,000 glasses in just three months for the charity Vision Aid Overseas (VAO).
ANTS (Actors of North Tawton Society) will be performing their ‘Old Time Music Hall Evening’ in North Tawton Town Hall tomorrow (Friday) and Saturday.
A TALK on the ‘Impact of the First World War on Dartmoor’s Communities’ by retired Lt Colonel Tony Clark will follow the Dartmoor Museum Association’s annual meeting on Thursday, October 23 at 7pm, not October 24 as stated in information supplied to the Times and printed in last week’s paper.
RURAL crime will be highlighted at a public meeting with the Police and Crime Commissioner next month in Hatherleigh.
THE achievements of people taking part in a special pilot programme at Made-Well were celebrated by the mayor of Hatherleigh and staff at the facility at the end of last month.
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