The inquest into the death of a doctor from North Tawton is today’s front page news, but there has been plenty going on in the Okehampton area — here are the big stories from today’s Okehampton Times:

• A healthcare trust has said it will do its best in the future to ensure staff feel supported at difficult times in their lives following an inquest which revealed that a hospital consultant from North Tawton took his own life after suffering work-related stress and mental deterioration following a cycling accident.

• The property developer planning to demolish Hatherleigh Market and build houses in its place says its proposal for a new £1 million market on the site will ‘help the town thrive’.

• A spread of pictures from last week’s classic car and motorcycle show at South Zeal.

Okehampton Medical Centre has set a new target to reduce the number of appointments missed to fewer than 50 a week.

• A RUNNER from Okehampton is gearing up to tackle the London Marathon in aid of the charity which saved his life after a fall.

• Okehampton Medical Centre patients and staff have recently bid a fond farewell to GP Dr Amanda Cox who has retired from the practice after more than 30 years.

• A little boy was blowing bubbles with shoppers outside Waitrose in Okehampton on Mother’s Day (March 31) to raise money for the Okehampton Foodbank.

• More than a third of West Devon Borough Council will definitely change in May as 11 sitting councillors are not standing again.

• ELEVEN pages of local sport, including coverage of Okehampton Argyle’s thumping win over Seaton and the clash between Okehampton Hockey Club’s two ladies’ teams in Petroc One.