Community is everything in Okehampton Covid 19
Jul14

Community is everything in Okehampton Covid 19

Okehampton has changed a lot in the past few months. The town and hamlets have worked together with outlying villages to provide a combined response to the issues arising from COVID-19. Examples of this collective attitude can be found right across Dartmoor and are hopefully the future; not the old normal but a new normal with an increased support in using local services, products and produce. On a seemingly normal Friday at the...

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NEW AGRICULTURAL SUPPLIES SHOWROOM TO OPEN IN HATHERLEIGH
Jul14

NEW AGRICULTURAL SUPPLIES SHOWROOM TO OPEN IN HATHERLEIGH

Barker’s Animal Health, who have recentlyacquired the former Cornwall Farmers’site in Hole Court, Hatherleigh, are planningto throw open the doors of their extensiveshowroom on Saturday, 1st August.With Barker’s client base already stretchingfar and wide among the Devon agriculturalcommunity, business owner Peter Barker toldThe Moorlander: “Despite the strange timeswe are all experiencing at the moment, this isNEW AGRICULTURALSUPPLIES...

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Tackling anxiety and isolation at  home with Butterfly Conservation
Apr07

Tackling anxiety and isolation at home with Butterfly Conservation

As we’re all being encouraged to spend more time in our homes and feeling the worry and anxiety of 24/7 news coverage of the global pandemic, Butterfly Conservation is suggesting a way to look after your mental health by spending time in your garden or outdoor spaces.  For those who are able to get outside, and who now perhaps have more opportunity to do so than normal, gardens across the UK are waking up to spring and there are...

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Banks suspend mobile branch services
Apr06

Banks suspend mobile branch services

Following the Government’s curbs to tackle the spread of Coronavirus, Lloyds Bank, NatWest and RBS have each suspended their mobile branch service until further notice. Gareth Shaw, Head of Money at Which? said: “While it’s vital that all businesses listen to government advice, the suspension of mobile bank branch services will be worrying for people in affected communities, particularly for elderly and vulnerable customers in rural...

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British WWII bomb  discovered in Belstone
Apr05

British WWII bomb discovered in Belstone

A World War II bomb is probably the last thing you’d expect to unearth when preparing a patch of impoverished soil for a new chicken run, but that’s exactly what Kelly Gilbert discovered to her amazement last weekend at her home in Belstone, near Okehampton. “My husband Lee and I were digging over this old dumping ground which was full of tin cans, bottles even old fireplaces when I hit something quite hard with my...

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New film tells story of iconic Hound Tor mediaeval village
Apr03

New film tells story of iconic Hound Tor mediaeval village

The team (left to right): Global Focus’s cameraman Simon Hammett, assistant Seb FitzHenry, DNPA Community Engagement Officer Emma Stockley, Historian David Stone and Global Focus Producer/Director Joe Metcalf. A new film exploring the fascinating history of one of the most famous deserted villages in England has been released by Dartmoor National Park.  ‘Medieval Houndtor: A Contested Landscape’ tells the story of Hound Tor...

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