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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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  • 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...

  • 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,...

  • 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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  • 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...

  • Farewell to tireless pair

    IT was an emotional occasion at North Devon Hospice last week as we said a fond farewell to two long-standing members of staff.Rebecca Worth has been a fixture...

  • System got Greens seat

    ANYONE reading Ricky Knight's latest rant could be forgiven for mistaking what he is talking about.Using such phrases as "testosterone-fuelled" the...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • Verity's colourful legs

    NO one can argue that Damien Hirst's Verity statue is not one of North Devon's most iconic landmarks.She hasn't even been with us for 18 months, yet her...

  • 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...

  • 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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  • Bird feeders are nuisance

    WHY is it that most days people can be seen on the Quayside at Bideford feeding pigeons and seagulls bread, biscuits or chips?Are these birds that foul our...

  • 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...