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Yesterday, 16:55

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

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Yesterday, 16:51

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

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Yesterday, 13:27

Ford Transit left teetering after falling into Church Road.

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Yesterday, 11:24
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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Yesterday, 09:53
Saunton beach by Stephen Ring.

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

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Yesterday, 09:42
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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Yesterday, 07:00
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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Wed, 17:18
Simon Harris.

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

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Wed, 17:10
Councillor Rodney Cann welcomes the new vehicles

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

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Wed, 15:08
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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Wed, 14:56
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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Wed, 14:25
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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Wed, 11:00
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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Wed, 09:52
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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Wed, 09:00
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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Tue, 15:24
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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Tue, 12:48

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

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Tue, 10:18

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

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Mon, 13:43
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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Mon, 10:47
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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Mon, 09:07
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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Mon, 08:43
The outline plans for housing at Atlantic Park, Bideford.

Outline proposals for Atlantic Park site were on view to the public on Thursday.

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Sunday, December 14, 2014

Dozens of fire fighter spent hours getting the blaze near Umberleigh under control this morning (Sunday).

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Saturday, December 13, 2014
North Devon Council chief executive Mike Mansell said the council had a tight hand on things. Picture: Submitted

District says it’s ‘keeping ahead of the game’ ahead of final decision on government settlement grant.

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Saturday, December 13, 2014
Bideford traders are hosting a fairytale Christmas display.

Traders pull out the stops to ensure Bideford sparkles with Christmas cheer this holiday season.

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Saturday, December 13, 2014
John Swaffield (Dainton Group Services Marketing Manager), Michael Ramsay (Dainton Group Services Senior Accountant), Naomi Dymond (Corporate Partnerships Fundraiser CHSW)

Keep your presents safe - and top secret - until Christmas Eve in return for donation to Children’s Hospice South West.

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Saturday, December 13, 2014
The local plan sets out potential development in North Devon and Torridge between now and 2031.

North Devon Council said it will submit its part of the local plan – with or without Torridge

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Friday, December 12, 2014
Did you witness the collision on Bideford Long Bridge?

Did you witness incident involving green Vauxhall Zafira?

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Friday, December 12, 2014
North Devon Council leader Brian Greenslade said a meeting has been planned to discuss joint working with Torridge.

North Devon and Torridge to ‘get around the table’ to put joint working back on the agenda.

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Friday, December 12, 2014
Staff are vacating the Civic Centre in Barnstaple.

Barnstaple based council staff are moving to other locations in the town.

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Friday, December 12, 2014
Ursula Baker, 48, from Bideford before (left) in May 2012 and after (right) being crowned Miss Slinky 2014.

A Bideford Slimming World member has been voted to represent group in national competition after dropping five dress sizes.

Read all about how Ursula Baker, 48, shed seven stone to be voted Miss Slinky 2014.

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Friday, December 12, 2014
Icy roads

Motorists urged to take care as untreated road surfaces could freeze tonight (Friday).

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Friday, December 12, 2014
James Taylor-Short, of Bill and Taylor's Opticians in Barnstaple, with Father Christmas.

Barnstaple opticians hosts festive evening with a chance to meet Father Christmas.

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Friday, December 12, 2014
Fifth North Devon Scout Group present their donations to the Foodbank.

Youngsters spent weeks collecting food to donate to families in need this festive season.

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Friday, December 12, 2014
Win a meal for two at Lilico's with the North Devon Gazette.

We’re celebrating the launch of our brand new website by giving away a meal for two. Enter here.

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