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  • Developers get free rein

    CYNICAL developers are proposing to take advantage yet again of our council's weak position on planning.The council's failure to produce a negotiated plan for a...

  • Landscape is under threat

    I was sitting in my garden, enjoying the beautiful spring sunshine, all I could hear was birdsong in the countryside around me, when I received this letter from...

  • Please check all the facts

    REGARDING the letter from Lynne Clement from Pilton ("Opposed to Application", Journal, May 8). I have every sympathy for Lynne's frustration that...

  • 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...

  • Velociraptor causes a stir

    THERE have been double-takes aplenty here at North Devon Hospice recently, as people stop to admire the 6ft tall inflatable dinosaur which has take up residence...

  • 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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    Orace Otter birthdays

    Orace Otter is delighted to wish all his friends a very happy birthday.May 21 Austin Lewis, Barnstaple.

  • Goats make great pasties

    SHIRLEY Jenkins is dead right ("Vet's views were wrong", Journal, May 1). There are too many goats in the Valley of Rocks.Obviously hunger is driving...

  • Real reasons for problems

    AFTER reading the article by Francesca Taffs and the concerned comments of Simon Harvey, I realised that they have only thought about the tip of the iceberg.Yes...

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  • 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...

  • 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'",...

  • 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 ...

  • 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

    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...

  • 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...