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  • 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...

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  • Looking for my ancestors

    MY great-great-grandfather was John Labbett, the son of Charles Labbett and Phyllis Robbins.They were married in Braunton on the April 1, 1825. John had two...

  • Velociraptor causes a stir

    THERE have been double-takes aplenty here at North Devon Hospice recently, as people stop to admire the 6ft tall inflatable dinosaur which has take up residence...

  • 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...

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  • I will never forget help

    FOLLOWING up on Janet Stanley's letter, I would like to add my own accolade to the treatment of stroke patients in North Devon.I suffered a massive stroke while...

  • Mill plans in official limbo

    WE live in close proximity to Cawsey Meethe Mill.This listed historical building continues to deteriorate largely due to the delays caused by North Devon...

  • 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,...

  • Poet's corner

    My D-DayAs you sail out on the French coast,You think about the people you love the most.You battle for them and kiss goodbye,As you float up into the crystal...

  • Grateful for 'selfie' craze

    THERE was a wonderful social phenomenon in recent weeks which saw women across the world make a concerted effort to stand up against cancer.The public...

  • 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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  • 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...

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  • Claims need a closer look

    A RECENT letter, "Finland has the best idea" (Journal, March 27), made assertions concerning grammar schools and the Finnish education system which...

  • Healthcare under threat

    WE are faced with a Government which has already decided to cut the national health budget by 20 billion pounds which will affect Devon county health provision...

  • Changes are happening

    WHEN the Tory/Lib Dem coalition came to power they reduced the Environment Agency's capital budget by almost one third and just a few weeks ago they made 500...

  • 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...

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  • Trimmings are rubbish

    PERHAPS, because the item on fly-tipping was in the Farming section, it mentioned many of the usual suspects but failed to include the depositing of hedge...

  • 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...

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    Orace Otter birthdays

    Orace Otter is delighted to wish all his friends a very happy birthday.May 21 Austin Lewis, Barnstaple.

  • Concerned for funding

    DAVID Baker calls for a real railway for North Devon, not a toy one (Journal Letters, April 10).Richard Pengilley asks for a title for it that matches its...

  • Poet's corner

    A Slow Moving Englishman In A Fast Moving WorldThe uniqueness of England is in rapid transitionOur beautiful landscape is losing traditionIn a fast moving world...