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Chemotherapy Appeal

It’s taken four years of fundraising, but thanks to your support, North Devon’s brand new £2.2million treatment unit opens today (Monday).

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A flock from The BIG Sheep made a break for it yesterday (Sunday) but were safely rescued from the main road.

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Appledore pub given new lease of life after being taken over by Bideford brewery.

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The proposed hotel in Westward Ho!

Councillors will once again be deciding the fate of the luxury £3million development proposals for Westward Ho!

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Join us on Wednesay evening (April 1) for your chance to grill the Torridge election candidates from 7pm-9pm.

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Saturday, March 28, 2015
Scenes from the big Chemo Appeal Abseil at Heanton Church.

Fundraisers defy gravity to help swell Chemotherapy Appeal funds at Heanton Punchardon abseil event.

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Saturday, March 28, 2015
DI Praveen Naidoo, with some examples of the scam letters received by a North Devon person. Picture: Sarah Howells

Operation Jessica gears up for day which could result in rise of scams across North and West Devon.

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Friday, March 27, 2015
The HMS Explorer will not be calling in at Ilfracombe tomorrow. Picture: Stephen Ring

An overnight stop by Royal Navy ship HMS Explorer on Saturday has been cancelled due to bad weather.

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Friday, March 27, 2015

Two 19-year-old victims were allegedly kicked and punched by a pair of men in Barnstaple, can you help?

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Friday, March 27, 2015

New Road partially blocked but due to reopen shortly

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Friday, March 27, 2015
The land at Fremington sold for £22,000.

Four acre plot on estuary fetches four times its guide price at Clive Emson auction.

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Friday, March 27, 2015
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Survey by The Children’s Society finds council tax debt is ‘widespread’ among North Devon and Torridge.

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Friday, March 27, 2015
North Devon Leisure Centre in Barnstaple. Picture: Andy Keeble

Fitness consultancy launches new class at North Devon Leisure Centre to help people who have survived a stroke.

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Friday, March 27, 2015
Sarah Stott from Childrens Hospice South West with members of staff from Dainton's self storage.

Barnstaple storage facility raises more than £6,000 for Children’s Hospice South West.

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Thursday, March 26, 2015
Rodney Cann will stand as a Conservative in the May local elections. Picture: Tony Gussin

Deputy leader of district council will stand for the party he was deselected from at the last election.

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Thursday, March 26, 2015
North Devon's election candidates busy answering YOUR questions at Gazette HQ.

Catch up on Thursday night’s live online election hustings with the North Devon candidates.

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Thursday, March 26, 2015
Waterloo House in Lynton is believed to be the oldest boarding house in the village.

The Grade II listed Waterloo House dates back to 1828 - and is on the market as a bed and breakfast.

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Thursday, March 26, 2015
School governors and pupils at the opening of phase two of the Chulmleigh project in September 2014

Good news for North Devon as minister makes Condition Improvement Fund announcement

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Thursday, March 26, 2015

Silver Peugeot in collision near Two Potts

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Thursday, March 26, 2015
Newport head teacher Andrew Cotton with members of the school’s leadership team, Mo Cann, Sue Gibson and Gillian Courtenay are pictured with pupils representing every year group at the school. Picture: Andy Keeble

Barnstaple primary school earns top praise from Ofsted inspectors.

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Thursday, March 26, 2015
The North Devon and Torridge Green Party launched their election campaign this week

North Devon and Torridge candidates and members come together at Tapeley Park

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Thursday, March 26, 2015
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Fire fighters scrambled to Bridgeland Street after reports of alarms sounding and smell of smoke.

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Thursday, March 26, 2015
John Balls, the new chairman of North Devon Fishermen's Association.

We caught up with John Balls, the new chairman of North Devon Fishermen’s Association, to see what he thinks about the future of the industry locally...

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Thursday, March 26, 2015
Sam and Gert-Jan Elshout at their new Ilfracombe pancake bar.

GJ’s Pancake Bar in Wilder Road opens on Saturday, March 28 after expanding the business from Woolacombe.

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Thursday, March 26, 2015
Iman Adamu (right) and friends with her winning design. Picture: Nic Randall

A Barnstaple pupil has bagged a big prize in an art competition organised by the town’s Tesco store to tell customers about its Click + Collect Groceries online shopping service.

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Wednesday, March 25, 2015
A seafood festival is being held at Barnstaple Pannier Market on Sunday, April 5.

Barnstaple Pannier Market to host celebration of seafood on Sunday, April 5.

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Wednesday, March 25, 2015
Riverbank House.

Torridge District Council will close Torrington offices on March 31 and reduce Holsworthy opening times.

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Wednesday, March 25, 2015
Demolition work continues at Anchorwood Bank in Barnstaple. Picture: Andy Keeble

Contractors move in to carry out infrastructure work at former Leaderflush Shapland site.

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Wednesday, March 25, 2015
South Molton Community College teachers and governors have been working with the EFA to deliver a new school building

Community College hosting exhibition to showcase new build designs

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Wednesday, March 25, 2015
April's cover of My Town Bideford.

It’s a mind, body and soul special this month for our free Bideford magazine.

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Wednesday, March 25, 2015
Andy Mason.

Online page, charity football match and raffle set up by friends to help victim of alleged assault in Barnstaple.

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Wednesday, March 25, 2015

The care former care worker has been charged with 16 historic sex offences, including eight at Beam College in Torrington.

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Wednesday, March 25, 2015
Green candidate for Torridge and West Devon, Cathrine Simmons

In the latest of our series of features profiling each of this year’s General Election candidates, we meet Cathrine Simmons, the Green Party’s candidate for Torridge and West Devon

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Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Pearce Construction is seeking permission for new housing scheme at village near Barnstaple

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Wednesday, March 25, 2015
Monty with owner Wendy Wills. Picture: Sarah Howells

Four-year-old golden retriever Monty was a natural when he took to the stage without an ounce of formal training.

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