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    Thanks from committee

    THE 2015 Carnival Committee hope that you all enjoyed this year's carnival, although a small and inexperienced group we tried to uphold the high standard of...

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    Wrong idea for records

    I AGREE with Margaret Reed and Gillian Badcock that it would be wrong to send North Devon records back to Exeter or Taunton, when specialist facilities exist...

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    Hog roast in aid of roof

    MY wife and I recently hosted a hog roast to raise funds for the repair of the roof of South Molton Parish Church.We couldn't have been more lucky as it was a...

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    He should know total

    REGARDING the "£9k travel costs" article, I dealt with the expenses claims for the years that my husband was on Devon County – 2001/05...

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    Big pressure put on carers

    IT would appear that the decision to close the beds at Ilfracombe Tyrrell Hospital has already been taken behind all the "flannel" spouted by North...

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    Bevan turns in his grave

    MY wife and I attended the CCG meeting held at the Landmark. It was immediately followed by the next one and again later.So I suppose that the CCG can say that...

  • Chance to be unbreakable

    I OFTEN find myself in awe of the fundraising team here at North Devon Hospice. They work so hard to continually put on excellent events that people not only...

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    Cycle paths or services?

    I SHOULD like to congratulate Mike Sutton on his letter "Conflict on the roads" in which he mentions difficulties that face cyclists who choose to...

  • Petition for our defence

    CALLING readers with computer access – please support a petition to the United Kingdom Government to increase spending on the country's defence.The number...

  • Losing fight against litter

    EACH week we read the councillors are trying to tackle litter being deliberately thrown seven days a week.Now I have some bad news, but also some good...

  • It's the right moral choice

    IN January the House of Lords voted by a margin of two to one to support Lord Falconer's Assisted Dying Bill.On September 11, the House of Commons will consider...

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    Inspired by our candidate

    SO Tony Olsson has joined the Labour Party in the hope of voting for a leader who will reinstate the socialist values he believes the "Blairites"...

  • Diabetes is film subject

    I WOULD like to make your readers aware of a new film competition that has been launched for children and young people to help raise awareness of Type 1...

  • Kids were having fun

    I HAVE long been concerned that "health and safety" is depriving today's kids of lots of fun, and the chance to experience and learn from taking some...

  • Thankful for kind helpers

    THROUGH the Journal, please recount my experience while respecting my anonymity.I am 84, have all my marbles and believe such kindness is most noteworthy.The...

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    Triumphant Tapeley tea

    I SHOULD like to say a huge thank you for making our Tea at Tapeley on Saturday, August 15 such a successful event.It was a sell-out and I must apologise to...

  • Not the right way to do it

    BRIAN Greenslade is right. Saving people the drive to Tiverton or Taunton to catch trains to London would be a good thing (North Devon Journal, August 13: p13)....

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    Conflict on the roads

    AS an experienced HGV, car and motorcycle user and keen cyclist, I would like to think I have a good understanding of the problems that each of these road...

  • Get involved in MS event

    MY mum Sandra was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis at the age of 54 – a scary and heart-breaking time.She's one of more than 100,000 people living with...

  • Considering the science

    I WOULD like to take issue with John Butter (Journal letters page, August 6). That the climate is changing is a given, but his assertion that "97% of...