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Our weekly news watch is on tickover at the moment, due to holidays and so on, but we take note of the bad news that Tavistock Minor Injuries Unit is closed at least until November. See Tavistock Times for the story. What do we know round here?

Meanwhile …

THIS WEEKEND is a busy one for festivals, starting with the Dartmoor Folk Festival at South Zeal, with good dancing competitions and some of the best bands on the Dartmoor scene.

Tavistock has its Real Cheese Fair in the town hall, Saturday and Sunday.

Dartington has started a summer season of classical and operatic and so on, with details at

Theatre Royal has launched Motown: The Musical.

Wharf Cinema has the new Lion King and The Current War.

Plymouth has an Ocean City Blues & Jazz Festival.

Yelverton Boot Sale is on this Sunday.

Clearbrook Hall is running an art sale on behalf of Plymouth artists for most of the week.

It’s Regatta Week in Salcombe if you can find a place to park.

British Fireworks Festival coming up in Plymouth Sound on Weds and Thurs. For more listings with an eye on Devon from this angle, keep in touch, please, with our Calendar

Horrabridge Parish Council is due to meet on Tuesday, starting a little early this month for a full agenda.


Farewell gathering for Rev. Capt. Gary & Mrs Shirley in village hall 7-9, with cash bar and free canapes, all welcome.


Local talent Mad Dog Mcrea and Kit Hill Billies, and hopefully a guest or two, are still selling the last few dozen tickets for their concert in the school’s outdoor arena. See our POSTBOARD for poster with ticket details.


Horrabridge Rangers still building a mixed over-50s squad for walking football – good exercise and good fun for now, possibly a bit of competition later. Alternate Sunday mornings from 10 am. Call Allan Yeo on 853831.


* A Telegraph reader, discussing the eco warriors calling themselves Extinction Rebellion, remembered being told at school that in history, a rebellion was a name usually given to a losing cause. If it succeeded it would be a revolution.

* The Royal Horticultural Society says the average hanging basket can survive on a cup of water a day.

* A chainsaw file is just the job for sharpening serrated knives.

* Sunday Telegraph survey of west country restaurants especially liked the Seahorse at Dartmouth for a whole monkfish grill. Also tipped by the foodies, for a great curry, is Daaku at Penryn.

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