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  • 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    Views are so out of date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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  • Getting hard to give blood

    SOME Journal readers may not know that in 2013 one of the brilliant, dedicated teams that visit Devon towns collecting blood donations was disbanded, despite an...

  • Medical staff were so kind

    AFTER recent admissions and stays in North Devon District Hospital, I want to pay tribute to all the staff who work there, especially on the Glossop and Tarka...

  • School offers more choice

    THOSE opposed to Route 39 Academy argue that a new secondary school is not required.Linden Homes has submitted plans to Torridge District Council for 550 new...

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  • Charity helped Prisca

    The story of 19-year-old Prisca Layet caused a real stir among Journal staff this week. The Ugandan teenager has endured a torrid childhood, the likes of which...

  • Hub service is a lifeline

    THE Quayside Hub at Bideford is being pressurised to close due to cost.As parents we are very concerned for our children, who are now middle aged with the needs...

  • Coffee staff are brilliant

    FOR many years my friends and I have had a cosy coffee in the Royal and Fortescue Hotel.We have always found the wonderful waitresses and staff to be fast,...