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  • Hub closure is scandalous

    MY son has learning difficulties. He attends the Bideford Hub, which is going to close. The parents, clients and staff were horrified to learn of this...

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  • New school isn't needed

    I read with interest the points raised by Frances Leach of Hartland (Journal April 3) regarding the proposed Route 39 school.As a resident of Waytown that lives...

    5 comments
  • Wrong way of thinking

    COUNCILLOR Harrison is surely wrong if he believes that we would have been spared draconian cuts in council services if only his vision of a unitary council for...

    4 comments
  • Can't agree with Hodge

    TIM Hodge, Devon NUT, in his "opinion" (a rant against Michael Gove), reminded me why there must be changes to teaching. Many non-teachers out there...

    2 comments
  • Erosion is a warning sign

    I was a visitor to the wonderful town of Great Torrington the other weekend and found myself enjoying the hospitality of the Black Horse Inn in the town...

    2 comments
  • Helmets on for safety

    HAVING cycled most of my life I have noticed that there is always an increase in the number of people cycling as soon as the spring weather arrives.Dusty bikes...

    2 comments
  • Poll showed town's spirit

    FOLLOWING the landslide victory on April 9 at the Great Torrington Town Council's parish poll when the townsfolk of Torrington voted yes by an astonishing 1,380...

    1 comment
  • Flooding is nothing new

    IT was inevitable someone would try to link the recent storms and floods with climate change (Journal, March 13).They need to read their history books and stop...

    1 comment
  • School offers more choice

    THOSE opposed to Route 39 Academy argue that a new secondary school is not required.Linden Homes has submitted plans to Torridge District Council for 550 new...

    1 comment
  • Beds have to be reopened

    THE result of the parish poll in Torrington held on Wednesday, April 9 obliges the Clinical Commissioning Group and the Northern Devon Healthcare NHS Trust to...

    1 comment
  • Apologies to all concerned

    I was the woman to which Trevor Ley's complaint was addressed ('One car was the problem' Journal, March 13) and express my sincerest apologies for the...

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    Views are so out of date

    I could not believe what I was reading on the front page of the Ilfracombe edition of the Journal on March 27.How out of touch John Fowler is with the reality...

    1 comment
  • Yellow lines hinder town

    BIDEFORD for years has been called the Little White Town but alas the name has changed now to the Yellow Town thanks to the council and a little yellow lining...

    1 comment
  • Stand up for your voters

    HAVING supposedly agreed six months ago to the conditions imposed by the planning committee for building on Allenstyle, developers have now returned saying they...

    1 comment
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    In support of Route 39

    I wholeheartedly support Route 39 Academy's application for school premises at Steart Farm.My son Kody is at the school, and my daughter, Abbie, will be joining...

    1 comment
  • Worried for our centres

    I WRITE on behalf of North Devon General Practice Provider Group (NDGPPG) which represents 22 GP practices in North Devon, to express our concern over the...

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  • Transfer is a possibility

    LAST week the Journal reported that the district council had agreed to transfer Instow Car Park and Marine Parade toilets to Instow Parish Council on a 99-year...

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  • Committee was correct

    FOLLOWING your article "Association shocked at U-turn on homes plan" (Bideford edition) on April 3, you printed a letter in your April 10 edition,...