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    Views are so out of date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,...

  • 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...