Saint Boniface set to become Patron Saint of Devon
Jun06

Saint Boniface set to become Patron Saint of Devon

Devon County Council has voted in favour of an amendment to adopt St Boniface as the Patron Saint of Devon. The decision was made at a full council meeting on 23rd May with a majority of councillors voting in favour. St Boniface was born in Crediton and the Boniface Link Association has been campaigning to have him officially made the county’s Patron Saint. The campaign has been backed by the Anglican Bishop of Exeter, Rt Revd Robert...

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Okehampton to Exeter first summer service
Jun05

Okehampton to Exeter first summer service

The 9.50am service was a little late leaving Okehampton for Exeter via Crediton, as the first summer train service stared on the 19th May, but nobody seemed to mind. It was a beautiful sunny day, the platform was packed with people off shopping or going to Exeter for lunch or on to Teignmouth or Paignton for a day by the seaside. Dr Michael Ireland the Vice Chairman of OkeRail was present to hand out timetables and information. One...

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Abbey Garden Fayre  announces stellar line-up
Jun03

Abbey Garden Fayre announces stellar line-up

Hailed as the ‘Chelsea of the West’, Buckfast Abbey’s Garden Fayre on Saturday, 1st June has an exciting and varied programme. Among the line-up of speakers, which has just been finalised, will be local gardening celebrity and broadcaster, Toby Buckland, Guy and Geetie Singh-Watson from Riverford Farm and RHS judge and vegetable specialist, Terry Porter. Also appearing will be Benjamin Mee, whose purchase of Dartmoor Zoo led to a...

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Record entry for Two Hills Race
Jun01

Record entry for Two Hills Race

With a record entry of over 200 runners including two participants from New Zealand, the 42nd Two Hills Race got under starters orders on last Bank Holiday Monday. At 11.30am it was 3 – 2 – 1 and they were off to a flying start, with almost perfect running conditions from the Chagford Memorial Field. Although the race is only 3.45 miles long it sets a number of challenges. First the runners have to endure the climb of 1076 feet up to...

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Ashburton goes Totally Locally
May31

Ashburton goes Totally Locally

The ancient Dartmoor town of Ashburton is the latest to join the UK’s growing list of ‘Totally Locally’ towns. Totally Locally is a grassroots national campaign with the mission to “Live Totally Shop Locally”. In these challenging and uncertain times for retailers, it has never been more important to support the businesses on your local high street. By showcasing the wonderful variety of local shops and their products, Totally Locally...

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