It’s back to school and a new normal for students at Okehampton College
Sep18

It’s back to school and a new normal for students at Okehampton College

Okehampton College returns after lockdown. At the beginning of the month pupils across the UK returned to their classrooms for the start of a new school year. Despite many months of uncertainty, a summer of discontent coupled with mixed and confusing messages emerging from Westminster, one man already had it nailed. Mr Derrick Brett and his formidable team at Okehampton College had been planning this day with military precision. Mr...

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Solar panel group-buying scheme could help save money and the planet
Sep04

Solar panel group-buying scheme could help save money and the planet

Devon’s householders have the chance to help the county become net-zero by joining Devon Climate Emergency’s (DCE) solar panel group-buying scheme. DCE is made up of Devon’s principle public and private sector organisations, and they have joined forces to draw up a Carbon Plan, the county’s roadmap to carbon neutrality. The DCE’s latest project is Solar Together and, with group buying experts iChoosr Ltd, they are offering homeowners...

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The Moorlander Guide to Shopping in Okehampton
Sep01
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Mindless vandalism shuts Okehampton play area
Aug25

Mindless vandalism shuts Okehampton play area

The popular children’s play area in Simmons Park, Okehampton, has been forced to close until further notice by the Town Council after a spate of wanton vandalism to swings and other equipment rendered the playground unsafe. “This was not a spontaneous attack,” park keeper James McGahey told The Moorlander. “Whoever did this knew the special tools they would need to loosen the swing seats and undo the zip wires on the cable-way as they...

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Marshals restore order to the Wild West
Aug21

Marshals restore order to the Wild West

Alison Hernandez, Police and Crime Commissioner for Devon, visits Bellever Forest, Dartmoor, to view damage caused by campers and meet representatives from Dartoor National Park Authority. L-R Jos Mead – Ablou Security, Alison Hernandez – D&C PCC, Louis Bedmall and Dave Roberts – Marshals, Ali Kohler – DNPA and PC Martin Beck. The spate of ‘COVID camping’ – the term adopted by locals to describe those...

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