Okehampton man charged with rape and voyeurism

From Devon & Cornwall Police: Paul Brown, also known as Paul D Smart, aged 40 from Richards Close, Okehampton, has been charged with four counts of rape, and two counts of voyeurism. These alleged offences have taken place between 2014 and 2018. Brown appeared before Exeter Magistrates Court on Saturday […]

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Woman dies after being thrown from her horse

From Devon & Cornwall Police: A rider has died after an incident in North Devon last week. Police were called at around 11:35am on Friday 14 December with reports of a female rider having been thrown from her horse at Hayne Cross, Lewdown in Okehampton. A 64-year-old woman from Launceston […]

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Feasibility study into a station for Okehampton

From Devon Council: A feasibility study into a new railway station to the east of Okehampton has identified two preferred options. The study was commissioned by Devon County Council to inform discussions between Great Western Railway and the Department for Transport in the ongoing efforts to develop plans for the […]

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Update on rail – Okehampton line

After reading about the Dawlish line yesterday, I asked Scott Mann’s research assistant about Okehampton/Tavistock, and here is what he said: The Government has announced that it will support the return of regular services to Okehampton from Exeter, which I understand GWR are working on. Regarding the return of a line […]

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Fatal collision outside Okehampton

At 01:42 hours on Sunday 15th April 2018, Police were notified by Ambulance of a single vehicle collision on the minor road outside South Reed Farm, Bratton Clovelly (just above the A30, west of Okehampton), involving a Ford Ranger. As a result of this collision, the driver of the vehicle […]

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Witnesses sought after woman dies when quad bike overturns

A 63-year-old woman has died after her quad bike overturned at Sampford Courtenay, Okehampton on Monday [14 August]. Police are investigating the collision which happened on the B3215 at Appledore Hill around 6 pm. The rider sustained serious chest injuries and was taken to Royal Devon and Exeter Hospital. She […]

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Scott Mann welcomes trial rail service

There were many naysayers who felt that rail services would never return to our area, and I agree that Okehampton is some distance away, but with a shuttle bus from Bude, anything could be possible to improve transport links in future. Meanwhile, Conservative Parliamentary Candidate for North Cornwall, Scott Mann, […]

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Plans to trial commuter rail service Okehampton to Exeter

By Mike Moore: RAIL campaigners in Okehampton are rejoicing after the Secretary of State for Transport revealed there are plans to trial a commuter rail service from Okehampton to Exeter. Chris Grayling, the Secretary of State for Transport, said: ‘We are working with Great Western Railway to put in place […]

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Okehampton business for sale

Toast Coffee House is a busy, well-regarded daytime only cafe and coffee shop and it is now up for sale. The business would offer new owners the opportunity to The business would offer new owners the opportunity to purchase an attractive, sought after catering business with an excellent reputation and […]

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Devon Farmer Banned From Keeping Animals for 20 Years

An Okehampton farmer has been banned from keeping all animals for 20 years following a prosecution brought by Devon and Somerset Trading Standards Service (DSTSS) according to the Devon County Council website. Leon Henry Smith, 67, of Castle Road, Okehampton, was sentenced on Monday 21st November 2016 at Exeter Magistrates’ […]

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Police Appeal Re Fatal Collision #Okehampton

Police are appealing for witnesses to a collision in which a motorcyclist died near Okehampton on Tuesday 30 June. Info from Devon & Cornwall Police tells us that the collision, involving a John Deere tractor with slurry tanker and a blue Suzuki GSXR motorcycle, happened on the A3079 outside Yelland […]

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#Railway – Sunday Rover Tickets

Okehampton Town Council is acting as lead Council, representing a number of Parish and other town councils, to promote the reinstatement of the Northern Route of the railway via Okehampton and Tavistock. “We believe that supporting this railway option from Okehampton will help to demonstrate support for the reinstatement bid […]

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#Okehampton Line on Agenda

The Coalition Government has confirmed that they will work with Network Rail to examine how the railway line from Exeter to Plymouth via Okehampton can be re-opened.   The Government will work with councils and local enterprise partnerships to undertake a feasibility study into re-opening the line across Dartmoor.   […]

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