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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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  • 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...