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15:54
The first turbine is hoisted into place at Batsworthy Cross, near South Molton. Picture: Submitted

Stormy weather holds up progress bur engineers say wind farm could be operational by the end of summer

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14:55
Some care homes have been ranked below par by the CQC

Almost half of homes inspected since November 2014 classed as ‘requires improvement’ or ‘inadequate’

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North Devon Magistrates' Court.

Barnstaple’s crown court service - one of 86 to be axed across the UK - has not been used since 2012.

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14:08
Cheyne car park can be lashed by winter storms. Picture: Aaron Collins.

Ilfracombe seafront car park could come under town control

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13:24
Paula Byrom, Patricia Shepherd and Roger Byrom with the polio appeal crocuses.

Get your purple crocus now to show your support for the End Polio Now campaign this month

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Storm Imogen batters the promenade at Westward Ho! on Monday afternoon. Picture: Graham Hobbs

Met Office issues a yellow weather warning for North Devon on Saturday.

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Two Ford cars involved in collision this morning (Thursday) near Barnstaple Premier Inn.

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Two cars collided on the Link Road near South Molton this morning (Thursday).

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Rob Braddick in front of the new caravans. Picture: Sarah Howells

Rob Braddick says bookings for 2016 are up on last year as he completes £800,000 investment in new caravans in Westward Ho! park.

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Yesterday, 17:20
North Devon Council has welcomed news of extra rural funding from central government.

Local councils are set to receive more central government support to help ease the effects of funding cuts between now and 2020.

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Yesterday, 12:37
Beach users met up at Saunton to make their feelings known about proposed parking changes. Picture: Andy Keeble

Car park plans for Saunton Sands have been given approval by North Devon Council despite thousands signing petition against it.

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Yesterday, 12:24
The new faces of the Kings Arms: Andy James (leaseholder) and Michelle Jones (manager).

Prominent Bideford pub has reopened after being boarded up in December.

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Bideford
Yesterday, 10:30
You can pick up a copy of the latest edition of re:story magazine at the charitys shops, Restore and Restore Junior, in Boutport Street.

North Devon Against Domestic Abuse is celebrating the achievements of some of North Devon’s most remarkable women.

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Yesterday, 09:35
Rodney Cann pictured at Fremington Quay. Picture: Andy Keeble

A plan for the future of the historic quay could bring a massive boost to the North Devon economy

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Yesterday, 09:16
Land at Tews Lane in Roundswell (left) or Larkbear (right) could be used to build a new 420-place free school in Barnstaple.

Proposed primary would be built at either Larkbear or Tews Lane.

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Tue, 16:08
Be a good egg this Pancake Day

Hen welfare charity urges pancake chefs to go free range and make a donation at the same time

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Tue, 14:00
James Kiff will be supporting North Devon Hospice at a series of motorcycle off-road enduro events this year. Picture: Andy Keeble

Road racer switches to endurance off-road to raise money for North Devon Hospice in friend’s name.

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Tue, 13:26
Archers fan Paul Trueman has raised 10s of thousands of pounds for Refuge

A fan of The Archers has raised almost £50,000 for a domestic violence charity in less than seven days.

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Tue, 13:05
Saunton Sands car park

Application goes before planning committee at Barnstaple Rugby Club tomorrow (Wednesday) from 10am

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Tue, 11:10

Police warn of spate of scam calls in North Devon from people pretending to be computer engineers.

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Tue, 09:48
North Devon PCSO Peter Hyde will be taking on the role of retained fire fighter as well.

PCSOs in North Devon are becoming trained as retained fire fighters in new pilot scheme which is gaining national attention.

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Tue, 09:29
Majorie Walton, 101 and Jessie Prentice, 103, at Goldens Sands Care Home in Westward Ho!

Two friends at Golden Sands residential home celebrate 102nd and 103rd birthdays this month.

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Westward Ho!
Tue, 09:15
How the Torrington Creamery site could look.

Developers say Torridge District Council failed to come to an outcome on the plans submitted in June last year for new houses at the old Torrington creamery.

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Mon, 22:23
Storm Imogen batters the promenade at Westward Ho! on Monday afternoon. Picture: Graham Hobbs

Huge waves batter the promenade as gale force winds and high tides combine to unleash dramatic display of Mother Nature on the North Devon coast

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Mon, 18:02
The Gazette has launched the A Better Link for North Devon campaign to help speed up improvements to the North Devon Link Road and highlight just how crucial it is to the region and its economy.

Surveys will help form part of multi-million-pound bid for major improvements to A361 and A30 between Bideford and Tiverton.

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North Devon Link Road
Mon, 13:06

Fire fighters and highways crews spend hours on scene trying to divert stream away from flooded cottage

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Mon, 12:47
The new bridge in Barnstaple. Pic: Tony Howells

The Taw Bridge in Barnstaple has closed to all vehicles as wind speeds reach 70mph and is ‘not likely’ to open before rush hour.

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Mon, 10:44
Ilfracombe is lashed by Storm Imogen. Picture: Andrew Pettey.

Westward Ho! and Ilfracombe are among communities bracing for another high tide at 6pm this evening

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Sunday, February 7, 2016
There could be some big waves coming in overnight tonight (Sunday). Picture: Graham Hobbs

North Devon has suffered a beating this weekend with heavy rain causing flooding - and it’s set to be another unsettled night as Storm Imogen hits tonight (Sunday).

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Sunday, February 7, 2016

Devon County Council will be carrying out works in Barnstaple from Monday with temporary traffic lights in place.

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Saturday, February 6, 2016
Residents have been clearing up flood debris and mud at Corner Lane in Combe Martin

Residents are busy with clean-up operations this afternoon (Saturday) following the earlier downpours.

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Saturday, February 6, 2016
Pilton residents protesting against plans for yet more homes in the area. Picture: Sarah Howells

Residents have had enough as new proposals for 44 homes add to more than 600 new houses approved by North Devon Council for the area.

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Barnstaple
Saturday, February 6, 2016
The A39 near the Hoops Inn in Woolsery. Picture: Donna Paterson.

North Devon is currently under an amber weather warning as heavy rainfall lashes the region. Latest road, flooding and bus service disruptions here.

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Saturday, February 6, 2016
Sophie Welch has become an NCS Leader.

Sophie Welch, 17, chosen from thousands to become an NCS Leader

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