MOOR OTTERS PROJECT RAISES THOUSANDS FOR DARTMOOR
Oct05

MOOR OTTERS PROJECT RAISES THOUSANDS FOR DARTMOOR

The Moor Otters project to raise money for Dartmoor National Park has been a resounding success with people from all over Europe coming to Dartmoor to seek out the beautifully painted otters. Launched in June, the Moor Otters project positioned 101 otter sculptures in various locations across Dartmoor and surrounding towns. The public arts initiative aims to raise £100,000 in support of Dartmoor National Park. The whole project has...

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Dartmoor the best place to see these astronomical sights
Oct05

Dartmoor the best place to see these astronomical sights

October is set to be a brilliant month for sky watchers on Dartmoor with the blood moon and two meteor showers including one radiating from the ancient constellation Draco. There will also be a chance to view some of the most spectacular planets in our solar system, with opportune viewing conditions. With so much to see this month, we have created this comprehensive guide to everything that will be happening in the skies, to make sure...

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Maternity unit in Okehampton to remain closed
Oct05

Maternity unit in Okehampton to remain closed

A further blow has been dealt to Okehampton Hospital after the NHS trust in charge announced that its maternity unit will remain closed into the New Year. The Royal Devon and Exeter NHS Foundation Trust has blamed ‘ongoing staff vacancies and long-term sickness absence’ for its decision to extend the closure of the birth centres at Okehampton and Honiton hospitals. A statement from the trust, said: ‘The extension means that women will...

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The Lambs take the honours in Dartmoor derby
Oct05

The Lambs take the honours in Dartmoor derby

The Lambs bounced back from their FA Cup disappointment by putting in a really good all round team performance. With Dave Hallett not available, Jake Miller returned to the starting line-up. It took Tavistock just five minutes to open the scoring when a good move caused panic in the visitors’ defence; two shots were blocked before the ball fell to Warren Daw who fired the ball home from 12 yards. Minutes later Dan Sullivan saw his...

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Globe-trotting for Okehampton club
Oct05

Globe-trotting for Okehampton club

There was a big weekend of races for Okehampton Running Club members who took part in events as far apart as Scotland and Paris, as well as many local races. The type of races encompassed just about everything from road races to fell races, multi-terrain runs and an extremely challenging ultramarathon. Nearest to home was the Barnstaple Marathon and Half Marathon. This race is now in its fourth year, and following feedback from...

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