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  • 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...

  • Band helps out charities

    AT the recent annual meeting of Appledore Band, members voted to support the following charities with £300 each as a result of the band playing Christmas...

  • 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...

  • One size fits all is wrong

    NEXT month the European Parliament will be voting on a new measure to prevent the importation, transportation and ownership of a banned plant.The object is to...

  • Poet's corner

    Take me homeHere we go againThey're opening up the gate,In come all the peopleI have to sit and wait.I'll try again, I won't give upI'll do a little dance,They...

  • 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...

  • Discretion is way forward

    WE warmly welcome Rodney Cann's statement (Journal, March 6) concerning the issue of parking fines.After the adverse publicity surrounding the handling of the...

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    Orace Otter birthdays

    Orace Otter is delighted to wish all his friends a very happy birthday.March 29 Libby Jean Bryan, Barnstaple.

  • Men help at ladies' walk

    AS a man, I am certainly envious of the annual Nightwalk event, which is a ladies-only night time sponsored walk. To see more than 1,500 local ladies enjoying...

  • Apologies to all concerned

    I was the woman to which Trevor Ley's complaint was addressed ('One car was the problem' Journal, March 13) and express my sincerest apologies for the...

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  • Poet's corner

    Outside the Apple OrchardMy harvest ended tooearly in the seasonThough my youthful energy,I was content with my Labour.But now the cruel seasons pickingsIt...

  • What will happen to my wife?

    THE following is a letter I have sent to Mr Barker, the Devon County Council official who has given me notice of the proposal to close Oakwell Residential Home,...

  • What will happen to my wife?

    THE following is a letter I have sent to Mr Barker, the Devon County Council official who has given me notice of the proposal to close Oakwell Residential Home,...

  • It's time for cuts to stop

    THERE are those that say our elderly have got off lightly with austerity measures coming from the Government. The proposal coming from Devon County Council to...

  • Greening up our concrete

    LIKE many people I am incandescent over plans to demolish Roundswell Retail Park and replace it with pastureland and green fields.This relentless ruralisation...

  • Can't agree with Hodge

    TIM Hodge, Devon NUT, in his "opinion" (a rant against Michael Gove), reminded me why there must be changes to teaching. Many non-teachers out there...

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  • Limiting the figure spent

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

  • Enlightening BBC reports

    DURING February, BBC Spotlight showed an enlightening series of reports about the work of North Devon Hospice.The reporter, Andrea Orsmby, did an amazing job of...