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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Tavistock Rugby get first home win
Sep21

Tavistock Rugby get first home win

Tavistock opened up their home campaign with a resounding victory over their Cornish opponents. In tricky conditions, Tavistock captain Schuttkacker opted to have the wind in his favour in the first half. That being said, Tavistock kept the majority of ball in hand and made good in-roads into the Cornish defence. It took only seven minutes until the ever impressive Mark Friend saw himself shunting past two would be tacklers to go in...

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Home Park scheme would pump £100m into economy
Sep21

Home Park scheme would pump £100m into economy

The redevelopment of the Home Park site, including a massive refurbishment of Plymouth Argyle’s Mayflower Stand, could also create over 400 new jobs. The first part of the hybrid application would see the redevelopment of Argyle’s Mayflower Stand and the building of an ice arena, with associated car parking, landscaping, public realm and highways access. Part two seeks permission for a mixed use development, including food and...

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Devon point-to-point  meetings are saved
Sep21

Devon point-to-point meetings are saved

The three point-to-point meetings previously run at Black Forest Lodge have been successfully rescheduled following the course’s sudden closure last month, organisers have announced. The popular track, near Exeter, played host to three early-season meetings – the Black Forest Club in November, the Silverton Foxhounds in November and the Mid Devon Hunt in March. But in a shock announcement last month, the fixtures were forced to...

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Is this really the  right move for Rio Ferdinand?
Sep21

Is this really the right move for Rio Ferdinand?

Every man thinks he can write, and every man thinks he can box. The first of those delusions ends up in mangled sentences. The second can put you on the floor. Rio Ferdinand is not quite the dreamer knocking on the door of the boxing gym, begging for a chance. Oh, no. The most telling line in the press release announcing his move from football to prize-fighting was: “When Betfair approached me about the Defender to Contender...

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