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  • Transfer is a possibility

    LAST week the Journal reported that the district council had agreed to transfer Instow Car Park and Marine Parade toilets to Instow Parish Council on a 99-year...

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  • Signs aren't very hi-tech

    DRIVING along the A386 between Bideford and Torrington the other day, I encountered a short stretch of roadworks and was required to stop.At each end of the...

  • Devon has so much to give

    DEAR oh dear. A tourism map shows only trees for Devon ("Anger at advert indicating Devon has nothing but trees", Journal, April 3).Actually I quite...

  • Poet's corner

    My D-DayAs you sail out on the French coast,You think about the people you love the most.You battle for them and kiss goodbye,As you float up into the crystal...

  • Fight to save our libraries

    THE proposed closure of the Northam and Appledore Libraries as they are now run is detrimental to the community, and will ensure the loss of assets both for the...

  • Thanks for roadside aid

    ON Friday, March 28 at 8pm I had a road accident at Landcross.I would like to thank the people who stopped to see if I was OK, especially a lady who waited with...

  • Fears about closure plan

    I am writing to you about my concerns over the proposed closure by Devon County Council of various day care centres, and in particular the Tarka Hub which cares...

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    In support of Route 39

    I wholeheartedly support Route 39 Academy's application for school premises at Steart Farm.My son Kody is at the school, and my daughter, Abbie, will be joining...

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  • Stand up for your voters

    HAVING supposedly agreed six months ago to the conditions imposed by the planning committee for building on Allenstyle, developers have now returned saying they...

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  • Pressure on authorities

    "ASSOCIATION shocked at U-turn on homes plan", declared your front page headline (Bideford edition) on April 3.I tell you it's not only the residents...

  • Yellow lines hinder town

    BIDEFORD for years has been called the Little White Town but alas the name has changed now to the Yellow Town thanks to the council and a little yellow lining...

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  • NDDH staff were great

    THROUGH the columns of your esteemed newspaper I would like to praise the Accident & Emergency Unit of the North Devon District Hospital Barnstaple.Thank...

  • Looking to West Devon

    YESTERDAY, North Devon Hospice was delighted to welcome members of the local community to Holsworthy Memorial Hall for a very special occasion. It was the first...

  • Too late for a special hill

    HOW many people living in North Devon are aware of the Joint Landscape Character Assessment that identifies 22 landscape character types throughout North Devon...

  • 'No change' council plan

    THE Journal of March 20 reported the joint meeting of the North Devon and Torridge councils overview and scrutiny committee at which the proposed Devon County...

  • Time for real railway links

    THERE has been a great deal in the papers and on TV about storm damage to the West Country's railway and how it has hit holiday bookings.Now, the trains will...

  • Burners are a health risk

    WHY is it in this day and age where carbon footprints are counted and smokers are not allowed to smoke in public places, are we being bombarded with the latest...

  • Grateful for your votes

    PLEASE allow me to use your paper's columns through which to express my thanks to the electorate of the Bideford East Ward of Torridge District Council who...

  • Poet's corner

    Only Asking SonnetIs Death a beginning and not the end?Perhaps life's our early development blendDesigned to prepare for your cosmic wayWhere Shades await on...