The BIG Interview: Actor John Nettles OBE – Star of Bergerac, Midsomer Murders and Poldark
Dec15

The BIG Interview: Actor John Nettles OBE – Star of Bergerac, Midsomer Murders and Poldark

‘acting is just a way of building a ring road around reality… ’ Actor John Nettles © Chris Saville Over the years, my many interviews with various sportsmen or celebrities who spend the majority of their professional life in the public spotlight have sometimes been a stilted affair. Many spend more time watching the clock or trying to spot the proverbial ‘trip wire’ that could embarrass or incriminate them, with carefully rehearsed...

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Connect Bude stay positive despite a refused bid
Dec01

Connect Bude stay positive despite a refused bid

An artists impression of what the future could hold While the focus of attention has been directed towards the reinstatement of the Dartmoor Line, Connect Bude held its AGM on Saturday, 30th October, at The Falcon Hotel Bude. There was a strong turnout, despite continuing COVID-19 concerns, with over 30 members and supporters treated to three excellent and encouraging short talks by Dr Michael Ireland the Chair of OkeRail, Bruce...

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An historic day for Dartmoor
Nov26

An historic day for Dartmoor

The re-opening of Okehampton station on the GWR route, Devon took place today with the RT Honorable Grant Shapps, Transport Minister as the guest to officially open the line. Photographs by Jack Boskett By Mike Rego At 7.30am on Saturday, 20th November, the first regular daily scheduled passenger train departed from Okehampton railway station to Exeter after an absence of 49 years. The train, a four-coach Class 150 Diesel Multiple...

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Hatherleigh Carnival is back!
Nov02

Hatherleigh Carnival is back!

As everyone is no doubt all too aware, COVID-19 has not gone away; a fact that every single member of the Hatherleigh Carnival Committee has held in their minds through the many months of planning for this year’s Carnival on Saturday, 13th November. Hatherleigh Carnival Committee would like to reassure the community of Hatherleigh and our visiting guests that while planning this year’s Carnival we have taken steps to reduce the risk...

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Funds now raised for Okehampton’s spectacular new Christmas lights
Nov01

Funds now raised for Okehampton’s spectacular new Christmas lights

Artist impression of the new style christmas lights which will adorn okehampton this year © Festive Lighting, Somerset Everything Okehampton, the organisation driven by town councillor and former mayor Christine Marsh, is delighted to announce that they have now covered the cost of the town’s new Christmas lights which has amounted to £24,000 excluding VAT, through a series of successful fund-raising initiatives and donations. Unable...

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