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Yesterday, 18:30

Danny Alexander Chief Secretary to the Treasury, announces major investment - including the North Devon Link Road - during Barnstaple visit.

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Yesterday, 18:18

Some homes saw a missed collection as North Devon Council upgrades its recycling service.

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Yesterday, 14:17

Stormy weather and high winds last night caused two trees to fall in Bideford. View our photo galleries here.

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Yesterday, 14:05
The WI baton is passed on in Filleigh, with the help of two Shire horses. Picture: Sarah Howells

WI clubs gathered in Filleigh this morning (Monday) for a special baton handover as part of a natiowide celebration.

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Yesterday, 11:29
Ilfracombe RNLI volunteers thank all those who have donated to the appeal. Picture: RNLI/Ilfracombe.

Thanks to supporters from North Devon and beyond, the launch and recovery vehicle appeal reaches its target in just two years.

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Yesterday, 10:26

Officers looking for information about incident between Tuesday and Sunday last week.

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Yesterday, 09:31
The Hoops Inn on the A39.

Police found car on its roof on A39 near Bideford and driver over the drink drive limit.

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Yesterday, 08:47
Pay and Display sign

Councillor wants to see pay-on-exit car parking rolled out to town centre car park.

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Yesterday, 08:43
Aimee Stanley handed the cheque over to Aspire after completing her swimming challenge

The 11-year-old raised more than £1,000 for charity by completing swimming challenge.

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Yesterday, 08:41

Police were called to the road beneath the Bideford bridge on Saturday morning.

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Sunday, March 1, 2015
North Devon Magistrates' Court.

The 20-year-old caused more than £5,000 worth of damage to parked coach after drink excessive amounts of lager.

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Saturday, February 28, 2015
North Devon Magistrates' Court.

The 52-year-old made 320 calls in 2014 after doctor told her to call out-of-hours number if she felt unwell.

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Friday, February 27, 2015
Site manager Stephen Hall gives the Gazette a tour of  Anchorwood Bank in Barnstaple. Picture: Andy Keeble

Demolition contractor gives us exclusive access to Barnstaple’s biggest regeneration site in a generation.

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Friday, February 27, 2015
Roots Manuva will be headlining GoldCoast Oceanfest on Friday, June 19

GoldCoast Oceanfest has announced the first of its headliners for this year’s festival.

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Friday, February 27, 2015
Barnstaple police station

Victim screamed and managed to evade attacker but police now seek witnesses.

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Friday, February 27, 2015
Police slow sign

Motorists advised to avoid the area as police move caravan from central reservation of Link Road.

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Friday, February 27, 2015
The Civic Centre, Barnstaple. Picture: Andy Keeble

Council says it does not intend to spend £2.4m on repairs.

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Friday, February 27, 2015
Liberal Democrat chief secretary to the Treasury Danny Alexander (L) met with Cllr Brian Greenslade and MP Nick Harvey in November to discuss the North Devon Link Road

The Chief Secretary to the Treasury will visit North Devon+ on Monday

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Friday, February 27, 2015
Eric Pickles (L) with Peter Heaton-Jones

Government minister Eric Pickles was in South Molton last night (Thursday) to attend a local Conservative Association event.

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Friday, February 27, 2015
Woolsery School Council Executive:- Baz Meeson, Alice Arkless, Ben Pomeroy, Harriet Heywood and Aidan McBride with the new equipment.

Project to hand baubles from scaffolding of vacant pub raised hundreds-of-pounds for school.

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Friday, February 27, 2015
Max was rushed to the vets after eating palm oil on Westward Ho!

One dog ingested palm oil on Westward Ho!, while another suddenly fell ill after walking on Wilder Beach in Ilfracombe.

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Thursday, February 26, 2015
Simon Harris.

A former Shebber College school teacher described as a prolific and calculating sexual predator has been jailed for 17 years and four months after abusing vulnerable young Kenyan street children.

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Thursday, February 26, 2015

Bristow Helicopters Ltd, who is taking over search and rescue services across the UK, opened its first brand new base today (Thursday).

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Thursday, February 26, 2015
Bideford College

The Ofsted report says the school is inadequate overall, days after it was announced the principal and chair of govenors had both resigned.

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Thursday, February 26, 2015
Police are appealing for help to find Glenn Phillip Madden.

Detectives are seeking to find the 36-year-old, who is known to have links with Devon and Cornwall.

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Thursday, February 26, 2015
Meet the team: Graham Harris and Charlotte Wotton at the Cedars Business Show today.

Show provides a chance to meet and network with more than 30 North Devon businesses.

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Thursday, February 26, 2015

Changes to the joint local plan for North Devon and Torridge have been given the go ahead by councillors.

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Thursday, February 26, 2015
How the Westward Ho! hotel should look.

Second chance for £3million luxury hotel plans, as Westward Ho! developer hits back at planning committee refusal last month.

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Thursday, February 26, 2015

North Devon Council has officially adopted its budget for 2015/16.

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Thursday, February 26, 2015
Riverbank House.

Special briefing to be held for anyone considering standing in May 2015 election as a district councillor.

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Thursday, February 26, 2015
Amy Lake and Katie Lloyd are both doing the abseil at Heanton on March 21.

Fundraisers are invited to go over the edge at Heanton Punchardon to help beat cancer

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Thursday, February 26, 2015
Art Trail organiser Sue Hutchins at work in her studio.

Town will celebrate all forms of the arts over the weekend of May 9-10.

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Thursday, February 26, 2015
Is Verity pointing towards an explosion of art in Ilfracombe? Picture: Andrew Petty.

Artist Damien Hirst, who created Ilfracombe’s famous Verity statue, could be behind a new art trail for the town.

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Wednesday, February 25, 2015
North Devon District Hospital.

Hospital issues ‘red’ status this morning (Wednesday) due to ‘significant’ demand on services.

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Wednesday, February 25, 2015
The new swings at Greenways Park in Ilfracombe

Play parks in Ilfracombe are set to receive new equipment.

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