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  • NHS patient grateful for health care

    I HAVE just emerged from nearly two months as a guest of our NHS in Barnstaple and South Molton hospitals.I have had wonderful service at the Tarka Ward and the...

  • Comments were wrong

    WHILE the Conservative town councillor for Central Ward is entitled to his views about traffic ("Town at risk of becoming 'home of the traffic jam'",...

  • Seeking out forge stories

    LATER this year we are putting on an exhibition about Filleigh in South Molton museum.Coincidentally, there is an enormous pair of bellows that have been...

  • Local shops were closed

    "SUPPORT your local shops," they say. A chance would be a fine thing! I wandered lonely as a cloud along Ilfracombe High Street on Easter Monday for a...

  • 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...

  • GM provides the solution

    WITH the startlingly extreme weather regularly occurring it becomes obvious why genetically modified food is so essential.Soon the only vegetables and grains...

  • Limiting the figure spent

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

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • School's got no substance

    IT is interesting to see how much effort Route 39 applies to glamorising their PR profile in publicising the visit of their "Thespian fellow" Dominic...

  • Poet's corner

    MAY DAYShould Sun be out or shied away,Man's calendar says first of May.No matter what the weather says,Throw curtains wide and seize the day!Watch children...

  • Tesco poses a real threat

    LOCAL people, and tourists especially, love to see shops full of quaint, interesting and traditional goods and services.Westward Ho! has a myriad of these long...

  • I'm opposed to Route 39

    I AM opposed to the building of Route 39 Academy.It is logical for any parent who has chosen to live in the countryside to accept that children will have to...

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  • 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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    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,...