Here are all the big stories in this week’s Okehampton Times:

• A youth hub providing vital outreach support and a meeting place for young people in Okehampton has been safeguarded after the county council voted to keep funding its youth service for the next five years.

Okehampton Medical Centre patients and staff recently bid a fond farewell to GP Dr Amanda Cox who has retired from the practice after more than 30 years.

• A mental health charity that supports adults in Okehampton has received a cash boost of almost £15,000.

• Okehampton’s new police cadets have donned their new uniforms for the first time ready to step out into the community.

• Preparations are in hand for this year’s Okehampton Food Festival.

• A flower festival was held at Fairplace Church on the theme of ‘Celebrations’ last weekend.

Okehampton Hamlets Parish Council has voted to contribute £1,000 towards keeping the public toilets at Fairplace in Okehampton open this year.

• A kidney patient who was caught with £33,000 worth of cannabis after using the drug to treat his illness has been spared an immediate jail sentence.

• Two pairs of rare and endangered birds are successfully breeding in West Devon, thanks to the hard work of national trust rangers.

• SEVEN pages of local sport, including Okehampton Golf Club crowning its champions, Okehampton Otters holding their own in county competition and much more.