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  • 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...

  • 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...

  • Torridge is floundering

    I have not read a clearer, more concise and understandable explanation and comment on council's problems with the housing/planning/developers debacle than the...

  • 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...

  • Nightwalk is coming soon

    IT seems that May has come around incredibly quickly this year, and while it brings out the green of the trees and a brightening in the weather, it also means...

  • 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...

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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...

  • 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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  • 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...

  • 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...

  • We need the money here

    HOPEFULLY the recent storms have abated at least for a while to give us some time to start repairing some of the damage done.David Cameron has promised to...

  • Cuts will hit vulnerable

    I write concerning Devon County Council's proposed cuts that will affect a vast majority of people in the North Devon area.Apparently people in North Devon do...

  • Goats make great pasties

    SHIRLEY Jenkins is dead right ("Vet's views were wrong", Journal, May 1). There are too many goats in the Valley of Rocks.Obviously hunger is driving...

  • 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...

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  • Cheating is today's norm

    ANOTHER MP has been caught cheating.Cheating now appears ingrained in our culture. According to Mr Cameron, we are all in this together but it seems to me that...