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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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  • I wanted to see museum

    WITH regards to Jackie Edwards' letter in Thursday, May 8's Journal ("Museum is worth a visit").I read this and thought brilliant, I'll go and look at...

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  • Damage is already done

    IT was with a heavy heart that I read Penny Mills' piece lamenting the reduction in house prices by as much as 50%.Over 20 years ago people like me, Penny and...

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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...

  • Opposed to application

    ONE hundred and twenty-three of us who objected to the planning application feel passionately that this lovely field opposite the hospital should not be built...

  • Poet's corner

    A Slow Moving Englishman In A Fast Moving WorldThe uniqueness of England is in rapid transitionOur beautiful landscape is losing traditionIn a fast moving world...

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    Vet's views were wrong

    HOW dare vet Nick Clayton be so rude to our mayor, Suzette Hibbert, who works very hard for Lynton and Lynmouth.He doesn't even live in the area so is quite...

  • Mill plans in official limbo

    WE live in close proximity to Cawsey Meethe Mill.This listed historical building continues to deteriorate largely due to the delays caused by North Devon...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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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  • Defending private care

    I am writing in response to the letter from Mike Creek in the Journal on March 13 headed "It's time for cuts to stop".While not contesting his...

  • Ashamed of planned cuts

    I feel deeply ashamed of Devon County Council's proposed cuts in care homes, respite centres, youth service centres and children's homes.Not only will hundreds...

  • A new base for hospice

    TODAY, North Devon Hospice are delighted to announce that we will be expanding the services we provide by building a new facility in Holsworthy.This will allow...

  • 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...

  • Doctor was right to write

    I write regarding the letter by Dr Andrew Moore, consultant psychiatrist, North Devon, in relation to the headline about a schizophrenic who hit out with a cup...

  • 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,...

  • Looking to trace people

    I am wondering if you can help me to trace some people. There is quite a story to this and it goes back 70 years.I have been researching the loss of a Lancaster...