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Plans to reopen Tavistock to Plymouth rail line gather pace Members Public

Bere Alston station currently hosts around nine trains a day to PlymouthFollowing the successful reinstatement of the Dartmoor Line (linking Exeter to Okehampton) in November last year, focus is now centred on eventually linking the line right through to Plymouth. This ambitious project, which would create an alternative ‘northern route’

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Local Life

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

‘acting is just a way of building a ring road around reality… ’Actor John Nettles © Chris SavilleOver 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

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Connect Bude stay positive despite a refused bid Members Public

An artists impression of what the future could holdWhile 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

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Local Life

An historic day for Dartmoor Members Public

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 BoskettBy Mike Rego At 7.30am on Saturday, 20th November, the first regular daily scheduled passenger train departed

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Local Life

Hatherleigh Carnival is back! Members Public

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

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Local Life

Funds now raised for Okehampton’s spectacular new Christmas lights Members Public

Artist impression of the new style christmas lights which will adorn okehampton this year © Festive Lighting, SomersetEverything 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

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Community celebrates 150 years of Okehampton’s railway Members Public

Ros Chard Okehampton’s Town Crier / event organiser paul vachon with Okehampton’s Victorian stationmaster william hodge played by Bere Ferrers actor Clive Charlton / Ceremonial presentation of the railway token / RE-ENACTING THE STORY OF THE RAILWAY’s arrival in OKEHAMPTON © Chris Saville / Mayor of West Devon Cllr Caroline Mott with

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Local Life

Dartmoor Line is back on track Members Public

SUE BAXTER OF THE DARTMOOR RAILWAY ASSOCIATION CELEBRATES THE RETURN OF THE SERVICE WITH HER OWN SPECIAL TICKET © Chris SavilleAfter an absence of nearly 50 years, Saturday, 20th November, will see the return of regular rail passenger services connecting Okehampton to Exeter via Crediton. The route will provide a launchpad

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