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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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • I wanted to see museum

    WITH regards to Jackie Edwards' letter in Thursday, May 8's Journal ("Museum is worth a visit").I read this and thought brilliant, I'll go and look at...

    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
  • 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...

    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...

    1 comment
  • Real reasons for problems

    AFTER reading the article by Francesca Taffs and the concerned comments of Simon Harvey, I realised that they have only thought about the tip of the iceberg.Yes...

    1 comment