The Moorlander Guide to Shopping in Okehampton
Sep01
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Ashburton ‘open for business’ say  MP and Chamber of Trade chair
Aug25

Ashburton ‘open for business’ say MP and Chamber of Trade chair

Ashburton’s Chamber of Trade Chair Lydia Wood and MP Mel Stride have issued a joint appeal to residents in and around Ashburton to support their high street as businesses work to recover from the impact of the coronavirus disease pandemic. The pair met outside Lydia’s antique shop In a Nutshell and were joined by local Teignbridge District Councillor Sarah Parker-Khan and Town Clerk Bruce Broughton. Mel said: “There are few towns of...

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Exeter to Manchester flights rescued
Mar23

Exeter to Manchester flights rescued

After the collapse of Flybe recently, concerns were raised as to the loss of the South West’s connectivity to the rest of the country and beyond. It has now been announced that regional airline Blue Islands has rescued flight routes from Exeter to Manchester and will be operating multiple daily flights. Rob Veron, CEO of Blue Islands commented: “We understand the importance of regional connectivity, with 120,000 passengers flying...

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Miniature  Pony Centre  to re-open
Feb22

Miniature Pony Centre to re-open

Dartmoor’s Miniature Pony Centre, which closed at the end of last season has announced that they have found a buyer for the attraction and it will open its gates again. A very welcome Facebook post read: ‘We are super delighted to have saved The Miniature Pony centre from closure. ⁠ ⁠ ‘We have been incredibly lucky to find a new buyer for the centre so late in the season!⁠ ⁠ ‘Our doors to the public will be opening a little later than...

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Premier Inn submits amended designs for Ashburton hotel
Feb13

Premier Inn submits amended designs for Ashburton hotel

Premier Inn has submitted amended designs for its proposed £5.2 million hotel in Ashburton. The new designs reflect feedback from Dartmoor National Park Authority and are the result of discussions between the Authority’s planning officers and Premier Inn following the deferral of the planning application by Dartmoor National Park Authority’s Development Control Committee in October last year. The proposals for a new 80-bedroom Premier...

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Whiddon Down farm shop faces more opposition
Jan24

Whiddon Down farm shop faces more opposition

The application to build a farm shop and café at Whiddon Down has once again been put on hold. The original application was made in December 2018 and although Dartmoor National Park, whose boundary lies just 250 metres away, had no objection, there was considerable opposition from locals and the parish councils of Drewsteignton and Hittisleigh. Ward Member Cllr Paul Ridgers of Drewsteignton Parish Council stated: “My reasons for...

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