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  • Pleased to read Lou Ashman tribute

    I WAS pleased to read an appreciation of the life of Lou Ashman in last week's North Devon Journal.Lou was known to the boxing fraternity. Although this wasn't...

  • 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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  • 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...

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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.

  • 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...

  • 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...

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  • Fears about closure plan

    I am writing to you about my concerns over the proposed closure by Devon County Council of various day care centres, and in particular the Tarka Hub which cares...

  • Heritage will be sacrificed

    CONGRATULATIONS Terry Green (Journal, March 20). I am so pleased that someone has taken the opportunity to support the Museum of Barnstaple and North Devon.Mr...

  • Funds could be put to use

    I read with disappointment about the plans to "improve" more roundabouts and roads with, eg, dualling of the link road. This idea has been suggested...

  • Fructose has bad side too

    IN 2011 I revealed in a speech to the European Parliament how the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) was refusing to accept the laxative effects of prunes...

  • Charity helped Prisca

    The story of 19-year-old Prisca Layet caused a real stir among Journal staff this week. The Ugandan teenager has endured a torrid childhood, the likes of which...

  • 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...

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    Not looking at long term

    AS we are well aware, all our roads are deteriorating at a rate of knots. The potholes are sometimes temporarily filled and sometimes filled in with the...

  • 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...

  • NHS needs investment

    IN one of his fortnightly letters to the Journal in mid January, and again in the paper's February 13 coverage of protests regarding Torrington Hospital,...

  • Association works hard

    WITH reference to your article regarding the attempted take over of the South Molton Christmas Festival from South Molton Business Association (SMBA) I would...

  • Your help is appreciated

    LOTS of North Devon Hospice supporters throughout the community will have received their tickets through the post for our annual Bumper Draw.Not only is this an...

  • Labels don't help anyone

    I was disappointed to read the headline "Schizophrenic hit out with cup and an ashtray" in the February 27 issue of the North Devon Journal.There...

  • Questions of UKIP MEPs

    FOLLOW up to "Appalled by Miller's Case", April 24.I approve the majority of Mr Sargent's comments on this subject.However during my ongoing face to...

  • Museum is worth a visit

    ON behalf of the Trustees of Braunton and District Museum and everyone concerned with the museum, Jane (manager) and myself would like to thank Barry Hodgson,...