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  • Torridge is floundering

    I have not read a clearer, more concise and understandable explanation and comment on council's problems with the housing/planning/developers debacle than the...

  • Changes are happening

    WHEN the Tory/Lib Dem coalition came to power they reduced the Environment Agency's capital budget by almost one third and just a few weeks ago they made 500...

  • Idea has its good points

    I AM a pharmacist by training and see the merit in the Government sharing anonymous medical data but I have signed a petition against the idea. I want to use...

  • Young were denied a say

    YOU may recall that last year Devon County Council welcomed three members of the Youth Parliament to address us, each having the opportunity to speak, and they...

  • Tidal energy is the future

    I READ with great interest the article by Francesca Taffs, 'Lagoon presents food for thought', Journal, February 20, as I had been looking into the Swansea and...

  • One car was the problem

    ISN'T it odd that one person's actions can affect a lot of people unknown to them?On Wednesday, February 12 a driver left her car across an access road that...

  • Trimmings are rubbish

    PERHAPS, because the item on fly-tipping was in the Farming section, it mentioned many of the usual suspects but failed to include the depositing of hedge...

  • Doctor was right to write

    I write regarding the letter by Dr Andrew Moore, consultant psychiatrist, North Devon, in relation to the headline about a schizophrenic who hit out with a cup...

  • GM provides the solution

    WITH the startlingly extreme weather regularly occurring it becomes obvious why genetically modified food is so essential.Soon the only vegetables and grains...

  • Bird feeders are nuisance

    WHY is it that most days people can be seen on the Quayside at Bideford feeding pigeons and seagulls bread, biscuits or chips?Are these birds that foul our...

  • Be proud of our hospital

    AFTER poor reports of nursing care in some hospitals in other counties, I was nervous when I needed to go to the North Devon District Hospital for a small...

  • Poet's corner

    A poem inspired by the landslide in Westward Ho! and the recent floods.I am the builder who bids for the land,Green field or flood plain, whatever's to...

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    Opposed to closure plan

    SO, we are now in a position that South Molton's residents face the closure of Beech House Day Centre as part of Devon County Council's cuts.Their argument...

  • Paramedics were angels

    OVER the Christmas period I was taken very ill with a serious chest infection which gradually got worse. My family phoned the doctor and was told he couldn't do...

  • Cuts will hit vulnerable

    I write concerning Devon County Council's proposed cuts that will affect a vast majority of people in the North Devon area.Apparently people in North Devon do...

  • Association works hard

    WITH reference to your article regarding the attempted take over of the South Molton Christmas Festival from South Molton Business Association (SMBA) I would...

  • Our country is in big debt

    IT IS a sad world that we live in. Here we are living in a country that we love but unfortunately is going to go bankrupt in the foreseeable future.Why should...

  • NHS needs investment

    IN one of his fortnightly letters to the Journal in mid January, and again in the paper's February 13 coverage of protests regarding Torrington Hospital,...

  • Your help is appreciated

    LOTS of North Devon Hospice supporters throughout the community will have received their tickets through the post for our annual Bumper Draw.Not only is this an...