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  • I'm opposed to Route 39

    I AM opposed to the building of Route 39 Academy.It is logical for any parent who has chosen to live in the countryside to accept that children will have to...

    41 comments
  • 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...

    15 comments
  • Vote for the referendum

    THE media has not covered itself in glory trying to capitalise on Nigel Farage's employment of his German wife centring upon his European work. That said, this...

    8 comments
  • 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...

    7 comments
  • Damage is already done

    IT was with a heavy heart that I read Penny Mills' piece lamenting the reduction in house prices by as much as 50%.Over 20 years ago people like me, Penny and...

    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
  • Fails to see whole picture

    KATHY Dymond wrote in support of Route 39 (school) but her letter contained so many inaccuracies that they must be challenged.Her support for this development...

    3 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
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    Views are so out of date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
  • 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...

    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
  • Stand up for your people

    A FEW weeks ago I wrote a letter about Torridge District Council's planning office failing to defend an appeal against their refusal to grant a large housing...

    1 comment
  • 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
  • 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