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  • Poet's corner

    Don't Read Poetry When You're OldGentle, siren words urge me to stayIn the kids' parade on Coronation Day;Or loiter with a laughing gang of matesBeside the...

  • Fails to see whole picture

    KATHY Dymond wrote in support of Route 39 (school) but her letter contained so many inaccuracies that they must be challenged.Her support for this development...

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  • Appalled by Miller's case

    I AM sure that a lot of readers will be appalled at the latest scandal involving MPs' expense claims.The Parliamentary Standards Commissioner recommended that...

  • Ebola comment: Medics risking all for us

    THE next time you find yourself moaning about the traffic or complaining about a bad day at work it might be an idea to spare a thought for those medics who...

  • 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...

  • Limiting the figure spent

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

  • 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...

  • Happy tales about Baggy

    WHAT a delight to read about Baggy in last Thursday's Journal. My husband and I when living in Oxfordshire came to the area many, many times and we did the...

  • Thanks for all your help

    I WOULD like to thank the ladies who came to my assistance in WH Smith on April 26 when I fainted and banged my head on the floor.They stayed with me until 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...

  • Transport is major issue

    WHERE is North Devon on the political map? Two articles in your May 1 issue ask that question. Your editorial bemoans the lack of comment from Devon County ...

  • 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...

  • 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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    Orace Otter birthdays

    Orace Otter is delighted to wish all his friends a very happy birthday.April 30 Sharlene Maddock, Barnstaple.

  • 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...