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  • 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...

  • Claims need a closer look

    A RECENT letter, "Finland has the best idea" (Journal, March 27), made assertions concerning grammar schools and the Finnish education system which...

  • In praise of home's care

    REGARDING proposed closures of Burrow House and other homes across Devon I appreciate there is a need to cut costs and become more efficient but this is a short...

  • Heritage will be sacrificed

    CONGRATULATIONS Terry Green (Journal, March 20). I am so pleased that someone has taken the opportunity to support the Museum of Barnstaple and North Devon.Mr...

  • Flooding is nothing new

    IT was inevitable someone would try to link the recent storms and floods with climate change (Journal, March 13).They need to read their history books and stop...

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  • Farewell to tireless pair

    IT was an emotional occasion at North Devon Hospice last week as we said a fond farewell to two long-standing members of staff.Rebecca Worth has been a fixture...

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    Views are so out of date

    I could not believe what I was reading on the front page of the Ilfracombe edition of the Journal on March 27.How out of touch John Fowler is with the reality...

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  • Road raises past issues

    AM I wrong in thinking that Mr Ward's reference to an average speed of 59mph on the link between Tiverton and Barnstaple is some kind of defence of the...

  • System got Greens seat

    ANYONE reading Ricky Knight's latest rant could be forgiven for mistaking what he is talking about.Using such phrases as "testosterone-fuelled" the...

  • Record Office cannot close

    IN the Journal of February 27 you mentioned that the North Devon Record Office is under threat of closure.But why, when many people, such as myself living in...

  • Fructose has bad side too

    IN 2011 I revealed in a speech to the European Parliament how the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) was refusing to accept the laxative effects of prunes...

  • Verity's colourful legs

    NO one can argue that Damien Hirst's Verity statue is not one of North Devon's most iconic landmarks.She hasn't even been with us for 18 months, yet her...

  • Funds could be put to use

    I read with disappointment about the plans to "improve" more roundabouts and roads with, eg, dualling of the link road. This idea has been suggested...

  • Hub closure is scandalous

    MY son has learning difficulties. He attends the Bideford Hub, which is going to close. The parents, clients and staff were horrified to learn of this...

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