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  • Stand up for your people

    A FEW weeks ago I wrote a letter about Torridge District Council's planning office failing to defend an appeal against their refusal to grant a large housing...

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  • 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...

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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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • Hope hotel can be saved

    I SPENT a lovely weekend in Ilfracombe over the Easter period.I visited the statue of Verity and I was impressed. I stayed at the Palm Court Hotel which was...

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    Orace Otter birthdays

    Orace Otter is delighted to wish all his friends a very happy birthday.May 2 Benjamin Brown, Barnstaple.May 4 Lauren Somerwill, South Molton and Lee Smyth,...

  • 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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  • 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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  • Constraints on services

    NORTHERN, Eastern and Western Devon Clinical Commissioning Group's funding from the Government is flat.What all of us in North Devon must decide is how to...

  • 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...

  • Time to drop the Tarka title

    DAVID Baker's letter ("Time for real railway links" April 10), makes a sharp and succinct point.I recently watched Michael Portillo's TV programme...

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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.

  • Wrong way of thinking

    COUNCILLOR Harrison is surely wrong if he believes that we would have been spared draconian cuts in council services if only his vision of a unitary council for...

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  • Erosion is a warning sign

    I was a visitor to the wonderful town of Great Torrington the other weekend and found myself enjoying the hospitality of the Black Horse Inn in the town...

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  • Committee was correct

    FOLLOWING your article "Association shocked at U-turn on homes plan" (Bideford edition) on April 3, you printed a letter in your April 10 edition,...

  • Poll showed town's spirit

    FOLLOWING the landslide victory on April 9 at the Great Torrington Town Council's parish poll when the townsfolk of Torrington voted yes by an astonishing 1,380...

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  • New school isn't needed

    I read with interest the points raised by Frances Leach of Hartland (Journal April 3) regarding the proposed Route 39 school.As a resident of Waytown that lives...

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