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Where can you see the Christmas lights switched on in North Devon? Here is our guide to all the festive events happening around the region - and it all kicks off this week!

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Christmas 2017

When does the Christmas late night shopping start in Barnstaple this year? Find out when you can grab some festive gifts in the town here.

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Christmas 2017 Barnstaple

How well do you know your Halloween facts and scary movies? Put your knowledge to the test with our spooky Halloween quiz.

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With Halloween on Tuesday, we took a ghostly tour of the streets of Bideford to hear tales of scandal, depravity, murder and ghosts...

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Learn how to carve the perfect pumpkin this Halloween with our step-by-step guide to making a Jack O’Lantern.

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Where are the best places to get hot chocolate in North Devon? Now the darker nights are drawing in, here are some suggestions for your sweet tooth...

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We sent our reporter Sarah Howells to learn some Strictly Come Dancing-inspired moves with ChaSamba Fitness North Devon - watch how she got on here.

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The new MG3 supermini is now available at Blights Motors in Bideford and offers a real splash of colour on dull day

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Letter from Lundy: Try snorkeling with seals

Wednesday, September 6, 2017

Get in the water and up close and personal with seals on Lundy Island, writes assistant warden Siân Scott...

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To celebrate National Burger Day, the Gazette’s burger correspondent Matt Smart picks out some of the key venues to try if you want the one of the best burgers in North Devon

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RECIPE: Spiced blackberry and apple jelly

Wednesday, August 23, 2017

Vanessa Ebdon, from Marshford Organic Foods in Northam, shares her seasonal recipe for a spiced blackberry and apple jelly.

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Assistant warden on Lundy Island, Siân Scott, writes about celebrating World Seabird Day on the island, in this month’s Letter from Lundy.

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Do pine cones open when the weather will be good? Is a red sky at night really a shepherd’s delight? Find out which weather folklores are true, and which are purely myths with our quiz...

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Lundy Island’s new warden Dean Woodfin-Jones reflects on June on the island, including seabird surveys and a bumper-Lundy cabbage year!

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Can you tell where these beautiful sunset scenes are in Devon? Take our quiz and see how many spots you can identify.

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Sheila Dearing, from RHS Rosemoor in Torrington, gives her top tips for creating a wildlife pond in your garden.

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Torrington

Have a go at our fantastic interactive photo slider showing how Bideford has changed over the last century. Move the sliders from left to right to reveal the differences over time.

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The keen young photographer from Torrington has a strong interest in reptiles and amphibians - shown through this selection of his favourite photos.

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Hundreds of Year Six students in Suffolk and Essex are this week sitting Key Stage Two tests, but can you correctly answer a sample of last year’s questions?

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Apester

In the interests of a balanced debate on the subject of the unabated ‘freedom’ for dog owners and their pets to roam over part of the beach during the summer, when families without dogs wish to enjoy the area without the undoubted nuisance that some dogs can cause, I feel I must comment.

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Gallery: Interactive - Barnstaple Through Time

Friday, April 21, 2017

Take a journey through time with our interactive photo slider. Move the sliders from left to right to see the changes.

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There’s a brand new bike show coming to Barnstaple this weekend - and organisers are calling on North Devon bikers to make it the biggest and best ever.

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Barnstaple

Just in case you haven’t planned enough chocolate into your weekend, here’s some of the most gluttonous Easter treats around North Devon. Prepare for some serious food envy…

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Atlantic Village in Bideford will be hosting an art exhibition this Easter weekend, as well as giving away free gift cards on Easter Sunday.

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Gazette reporters Sarah Howells and Matt Smart decided to step up to the challenge, and step onto Segways at a new attraction at The Milky Way this Easter.

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