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Families in the same street looking forward to Christmas after winning the Peoples’ Postcode Lottery

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Hundreds of people lined Pilton Street today (Monday) to pay tribute to Green Man Festival organiser Hamish Patrick, who died earlier this month.

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12:18

Man transferred to Derriford following collision with Ford Focus.

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11:51
Jeremy Thorpe's trademark trilby hat on the coffin as it leaves the church. Picture: Yui Mok/PA Wire

‘Wit, zeal and sheer panache’ is how former North Devon MP Nick Harvey described his former mentor Jeremy Thorpe at his funeral on Wednesday.

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Maynard Johns won first place.

PHOTOS: Town tells the tales of Storybook Christmas, with each window competing to be crowned the top window display in Bideford.

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Johns of Instow are urging people to shop local this Christmas.

While shoppers head to the High Street in a last minute panic, independent traders are urging people to shop local.

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13:14
North Devon District Hospital.

Anyone referred to North Devon District Hospital with symptoms of cancer should not delay appointments over the festive period.

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11:16
Daffodils have already started to spring up in Instow

Children might still be opening doors on their Advent calendars, but spring has sprung early in one part on North Devon.

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Friday, December 19, 2014
The Pride in Ilfracombe winners with their awards and Mayor, George Squires. Picture: Sam Scott

Unsung heroes and heroines of all ages step forward at the Pride in Ilfracombe Awards.

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Friday, December 19, 2014
Barnstaple will see in 2015 with a fireworks display, it has been confirmed.

Firms stump up the cash to help town see in 2015 in style.

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Friday, December 19, 2014
The pups in their new home

Wildlife and Dinosaur Park team up with RSPCA to help seal pups

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Friday, December 19, 2014
Kevin Carlyle’s festive lights display in Springfield Road, Bickington. Picture: Submitted

Festive display pulls in the crowds – and donations for air ambulance.

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Friday, December 19, 2014
Scouts from Bratton Fleming, Chivenor and Pilton are awarded Chief Scout silver and gold awards by district commissioner Neil Cornfield. Picture: Submitted

Chief Scout awards presented at South Molton ceremony.

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Friday, December 19, 2014
Bishops Tawton’s The Three Pigeons pub could become a family home under proposals submitted to North Devon Council. Picture: Andy Keeble

‘Ugly’ extensions at Bishops Tawton pub could be demolished as part of new proposal for grade II listed building.

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Thursday, December 18, 2014

Council says it will have 14 per cent less money in 2015-16 following the Government’s financial settlement announcement.

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Thursday, December 18, 2014
The Seaflow turbine when it was in place at Lynmouth.

MP calls on Government to promote the region in the face of stiff European competition.

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Thursday, December 18, 2014
The fallen van in Church Road. Picture: Paul Barnard.

Ford Transit left teetering after falling into Church Road.

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Thursday, December 18, 2014
Geoffrey Cox MP QC, Dan Garnett owner of Clovelly Fish, Tony Rutherford owner Bideford Fisheries. Picture: tidyeyepress.com.

Despite proposed reductions, the EU will keep most quotas the same for North Devon boats in 2015, much to the relief of fishermen.

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Thursday, December 18, 2014
Saunton beach by Stephen Ring.

Protest organised as price of locals’ pass to rise by 40 per cent.

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Thursday, December 18, 2014
Ambulance and police at the scene this morning. Pic: Andy Casey

A large tipper truck was involved in a four-vehicle collision on the A39 link road near Bideford this morning (Thursday).

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Thursday, December 18, 2014
Community groups are being encouraged to help tackle overgrown roadsides and roundabouts in Barnstaple. Picture: Andy Keeble

Barnstaple Town Council makes its own plans to improve appearance of the town in face of county council highway maintenance cuts.

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Wednesday, December 17, 2014
Simon Harris.

Former Latin teacher and charity was ‘predatory sex offender’ abusing boys in North Devon and Kenya.

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Wednesday, December 17, 2014
Councillor Rodney Cann welcomes the new vehicles

Councillor ‘delighted’ with ‘big leap into the future’

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Wednesday, December 17, 2014
Barnstaple's new TK Maxx store is expected to open next summer. Picture: Andy Keeble

National women’s fashion retailer the latest addition to town’s Green Lanes Shopping Centre.

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Wednesday, December 17, 2014
Dennis Pilon said he was unable to watch as fire ripped through his workshop and summer house in the garden of his home in Zephyr Close. Picture: Andy Keeble

Barnstaple grandfather said he was unable to watch as workshop and summer house went up in flames.

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Wednesday, December 17, 2014
Barnstaple police are appealing for witnesses to get in touch.

Police seek witnesses to attack in Taw Vale area of the town.

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Wednesday, December 17, 2014
Competition winner Hazel Cooke with Gazette publisher Graham Harris (left) and editor Andy Keeble (right) and Sue Johns of Johns of Instow & Appledore. Picture: Sarah Howells

Torrington mum of two ‘delighted’ with prizes after winning Gazette’s Win Christmas competition.

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Wednesday, December 17, 2014
Graham Turner by some of the flooded clay pits.

‘Dangerous’ clay pits at Bickington could claim the life of a child unless action is taken, a residents group has warned.

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Wednesday, December 17, 2014
Sarah and Aaron Taylor have thanked everyone who helped them after a fire destroyed their home.

A family who have been left homeless after a fire raged through their house in Bideford last week have said thank you ‘from the bottom of our hearts’ to the community.

Read all about the community’s amazing efforts to help the Taylor family, and find out how you can help too.

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Tuesday, December 16, 2014
stephen Perham & Peter Braund bringing in the catch.

Essence of the unique cobbled village of Clovelly is captured on film as part of Boat Stories series.

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Tuesday, December 16, 2014

Operation Seashell looked to tackle rural crimes such as poaching and burglaries in North Devon.

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Tuesday, December 16, 2014

The A361 is closed this morning (Tuesday) after the collision near Bishops Nympton.

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Monday, December 15, 2014
Geoffrey Cox MP QC, Dan Garnett owner of Clovelly Fish, Tony Rutherford owner Bideford Fisheries. Picture: Tidyeye Press.

Geoffrey Cox is fighting the corner for North Devon fishing after ray ban causes fisheries to close.

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Monday, December 15, 2014
The food donated to Harbour Bideford.

Westward Ho! businessman Steve Taylor set out to collect a ton of food for Harbour Bideford, but ended up with four.

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Monday, December 15, 2014
The scene of the fire in Brennacott Close. Picture: Graham Hobbs

Bideford fire fighters issue safety warning after devastating house fire thought to be caused by tumble dryer.

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