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  • Developers get free rein

    CYNICAL developers are proposing to take advantage yet again of our council's weak position on planning.The council's failure to produce a negotiated plan for a...

  • Please justify the decision

    COUNCILLOR Lock is wrong to state, in her letter in the Journal of April 17, that the plans committee "reluctantly accepted" that it could not defend...

  • Time to drop the Tarka title

    DAVID Baker's letter ("Time for real railway links" April 10), makes a sharp and succinct point.I recently watched Michael Portillo's TV programme...

  • 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...

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  • Poet's corner

    Only Asking SonnetIs Death a beginning and not the end?Perhaps life's our early development blendDesigned to prepare for your cosmic wayWhere Shades await on...

  • Burners are a health risk

    WHY is it in this day and age where carbon footprints are counted and smokers are not allowed to smoke in public places, are we being bombarded with the latest...

  • 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...

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  • 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...

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  • Record Office cannot close

    IN the Journal of February 27 you mentioned that the North Devon Record Office is under threat of closure.But why, when many people, such as myself living in...

  • 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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  • Poet's corner

    One Summer DayOn a lonely walk a world I found,In a secret place on hallowed ground.But there is a tale that I can tellOf this mystic place I know so well.Beaut...

  • 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,...

  • Men help at ladies' walk

    AS a man, I am certainly envious of the annual Nightwalk event, which is a ladies-only night time sponsored walk. To see more than 1,500 local ladies enjoying...

  • Countryside under threat

    I am writing with regards to your article in which John Blaney, agent for John Evans, responded to concerns over plans to develop land West of Oakland Park ...

  • Thanks for your votes

    I WOULD like to thank everyone who voted Ukip in the European election.For the third time running, North Devon put Ukip top of the poll, with an increased vote...

  • Losing our vital services

    WHEN is this country going to wake up and smell the coffee?While picking up my prescription from my local pharmacy in Woolacombe I have been told that they have...