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  • 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,...

  • 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,...

  • It's time for cuts to stop

    THERE are those that say our elderly have got off lightly with austerity measures coming from the Government. The proposal coming from Devon County Council to...

  • Greening up our concrete

    LIKE many people I am incandescent over plans to demolish Roundswell Retail Park and replace it with pastureland and green fields.This relentless ruralisation...

  • Can't agree with Hodge

    TIM Hodge, Devon NUT, in his "opinion" (a rant against Michael Gove), reminded me why there must be changes to teaching. Many non-teachers out there...

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  • Limiting the figure spent

    PHIL Gould of Bideford ("Angered by politicians", Journal, February 6) fundamentally misunderstands the effect of the Transparency of Lobbying,...

  • Enlightening BBC reports

    DURING February, BBC Spotlight showed an enlightening series of reports about the work of North Devon Hospice.The reporter, Andrea Orsmby, did an amazing job of...

  • Torridge is floundering

    I have not read a clearer, more concise and understandable explanation and comment on council's problems with the housing/planning/developers debacle than the...

  • Changes are happening

    WHEN the Tory/Lib Dem coalition came to power they reduced the Environment Agency's capital budget by almost one third and just a few weeks ago they made 500...

  • Idea has its good points

    I AM a pharmacist by training and see the merit in the Government sharing anonymous medical data but I have signed a petition against the idea. I want to use...

  • Young were denied a say

    YOU may recall that last year Devon County Council welcomed three members of the Youth Parliament to address us, each having the opportunity to speak, and they...

  • Tidal energy is the future

    I READ with great interest the article by Francesca Taffs, 'Lagoon presents food for thought', Journal, February 20, as I had been looking into the Swansea and...

  • One car was the problem

    ISN'T it odd that one person's actions can affect a lot of people unknown to them?On Wednesday, February 12 a driver left her car across an access road that...

  • Trimmings are rubbish

    PERHAPS, because the item on fly-tipping was in the Farming section, it mentioned many of the usual suspects but failed to include the depositing of hedge...

  • Doctor was right to write

    I write regarding the letter by Dr Andrew Moore, consultant psychiatrist, North Devon, in relation to the headline about a schizophrenic who hit out with a cup...

  • GM provides the solution

    WITH the startlingly extreme weather regularly occurring it becomes obvious why genetically modified food is so essential.Soon the only vegetables and grains...

  • Bird feeders are nuisance

    WHY is it that most days people can be seen on the Quayside at Bideford feeding pigeons and seagulls bread, biscuits or chips?Are these birds that foul our...

  • Be proud of our hospital

    AFTER poor reports of nursing care in some hospitals in other counties, I was nervous when I needed to go to the North Devon District Hospital for a small...

  • Poet's corner

    A poem inspired by the landslide in Westward Ho! and the recent floods.I am the builder who bids for the land,Green field or flood plain, whatever's to...