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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,...

  • 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.