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  • 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...

  • Appalled by Miller's case

    I AM sure that a lot of readers will be appalled at the latest scandal involving MPs' expense claims.The Parliamentary Standards Commissioner recommended that...

  • Coffee staff are brilliant

    FOR many years my friends and I have had a cosy coffee in the Royal and Fortescue Hotel.We have always found the wonderful waitresses and staff to be fast,...

  • Discretion is way forward

    WE warmly welcome Rodney Cann's statement (Journal, March 6) concerning the issue of parking fines.After the adverse publicity surrounding the handling of the...

  • 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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  • What will happen to my wife?

    THE following is a letter I have sent to Mr Barker, the Devon County Council official who has given me notice of the proposal to close Oakwell Residential Home,...

  • Poet's corner

    A poem inspired by the landslide in Westward Ho! and the recent floods.I am the builder who bids for the land,Green field or flood plain, whatever's to...

  • Young were denied a say

    YOU may recall that last year Devon County Council welcomed three members of the Youth Parliament to address us, each having the opportunity to speak, and they...

  • 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...

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    Orace Otter birthdays

    Orace Otter is delighted to wish all his friends a very happy birthday.April 30 Sharlene Maddock, Barnstaple.

  • 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...

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    A great idea in principle

    WOW – don't the sketches in the Journal on April 10 look great! They seem to show just what East-the-Water specifically, and Bideford generally, needs,...

  • Too late for a special hill

    HOW many people living in North Devon are aware of the Joint Landscape Character Assessment that identifies 22 landscape character types throughout North Devon...

  • Finland has the best idea

    STEPHEN Brown disputes our arguments that the grammar school system was biased towards the middle classes and that the system produced lower educational...

  • Poet's corner

    Outside the Apple OrchardMy harvest ended tooearly in the seasonThough my youthful energy,I was content with my Labour.But now the cruel seasons pickingsIt...

  • Limiting the figure spent

    PHIL Gould of Bideford ("Angered by politicians", Journal, February 6) fundamentally misunderstands the effect of the Transparency of Lobbying,...

  • Tidal energy is the future

    I READ with great interest the article by Francesca Taffs, 'Lagoon presents food for thought', Journal, February 20, as I had been looking into the Swansea and...

  • Idea has its good points

    I AM a pharmacist by training and see the merit in the Government sharing anonymous medical data but I have signed a petition against the idea. I want to use...

  • Rubbish is a big problem

    WHEN we moved to North Devon from Kent, eight years ago, we were so impressed by the lack of rubbish in the hedgerows everywhere.But now, there is rubbish all...