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  • 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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  • Grateful for 'selfie' craze

    THERE was a wonderful social phenomenon in recent weeks which saw women across the world make a concerted effort to stand up against cancer.The public...

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    A great idea in principle

    WOW – don't the sketches in the Journal on April 10 look great! They seem to show just what East-the-Water specifically, and Bideford generally, needs,...

  • Beds have to be reopened

    THE result of the parish poll in Torrington held on Wednesday, April 9 obliges the Clinical Commissioning Group and the Northern Devon Healthcare NHS Trust to...

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