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  • 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...

  • 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 ...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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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  • 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'",...

  • 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...

  • Museum is worth a visit

    ON behalf of the Trustees of Braunton and District Museum and everyone concerned with the museum, Jane (manager) and myself would like to thank Barry Hodgson,...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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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  • Party record is not good

    THE local UKIP chairman has written to you complaining about a Conservative minister "overclaiming" her expenses.It was quite disgraceful what Maria...

  • Questions of UKIP MEPs

    FOLLOW up to "Appalled by Miller's Case", April 24.I approve the majority of Mr Sargent's comments on this subject.However during my ongoing face to...

  • 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...

  • 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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  • Nightwalk is coming soon

    IT seems that May has come around incredibly quickly this year, and while it brings out the green of the trees and a brightening in the weather, it also means...