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  • 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,...

  • Worried for our centres

    I WRITE on behalf of North Devon General Practice Provider Group (NDGPPG) which represents 22 GP practices in North Devon, to express our concern over the...

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  • Ashamed of planned cuts

    I feel deeply ashamed of Devon County Council's proposed cuts in care homes, respite centres, youth service centres and children's homes.Not only will hundreds...

  • Healthcare under threat

    WE are faced with a Government which has already decided to cut the national health budget by 20 billion pounds which will affect Devon county health provision...

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    Not looking at long term

    AS we are well aware, all our roads are deteriorating at a rate of knots. The potholes are sometimes temporarily filled and sometimes filled in with the...

  • A new base for hospice

    TODAY, North Devon Hospice are delighted to announce that we will be expanding the services we provide by building a new facility in Holsworthy.This will allow...

  • Band helps out charities

    AT the recent annual meeting of Appledore Band, members voted to support the following charities with £300 each as a result of the band playing Christmas...

  • Finland has the best idea

    STEPHEN Brown disputes our arguments that the grammar school system was biased towards the middle classes and that the system produced lower educational...

  • One size fits all is wrong

    NEXT month the European Parliament will be voting on a new measure to prevent the importation, transportation and ownership of a banned plant.The object is to...

  • Poet's corner

    Take me homeHere we go againThey're opening up the gate,In come all the peopleI have to sit and wait.I'll try again, I won't give upI'll do a little dance,They...

  • Defending private care

    I am writing in response to the letter from Mike Creek in the Journal on March 13 headed "It's time for cuts to stop".While not contesting his...

  • Discretion is way forward

    WE warmly welcome Rodney Cann's statement (Journal, March 6) concerning the issue of parking fines.After the adverse publicity surrounding the handling of the...

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    Orace Otter birthdays

    Orace Otter is delighted to wish all his friends a very happy birthday.March 29 Libby Jean Bryan, Barnstaple.

  • Men help at ladies' walk

    AS a man, I am certainly envious of the annual Nightwalk event, which is a ladies-only night time sponsored walk. To see more than 1,500 local ladies enjoying...

  • Apologies to all concerned

    I was the woman to which Trevor Ley's complaint was addressed ('One car was the problem' Journal, March 13) and express my sincerest apologies for the...

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  • Poet's corner

    Outside the Apple OrchardMy harvest ended tooearly in the seasonThough my youthful energy,I was content with my Labour.But now the cruel seasons pickingsIt...

  • What will happen to my wife?

    THE following is a letter I have sent to Mr Barker, the Devon County Council official who has given me notice of the proposal to close Oakwell Residential Home,...