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Yesterday, 07:24

National Trust launches appeal to restore a unique part of North Devon’s coastal heritage.

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Fri, 14:34

Catch up with the latest General Election goings on and ministerial visits in pictures

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Fri, 14:26

The Government minister answered questions covering everything from North Devon’s tourism industry to her favourite flavour of crisps

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Fri, 14:16

Councillors have approved contentious plans for 105 houses in Pilton.

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Fri, 12:51
Princess Anne visits the Lynton Cliff Railway on Friday morning. Picture: @LLCliffRailway

Princess visit kicks off 125th anniversary celebrations in style.

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Fri, 09:24
Labour Party leader Ed Miiband and Scottish National Party leader Nicola Sturgeon during the BBC Challengers' Election Debate 2015. Photo: Stefan Rousseau/PA Wire

David Cameron has warned of more borrowing and taxes if Ed Miliband does a deal with the Scottish National Party (SNP) to become Prime Minister.

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Fri, 08:46

Beer festival will see music, barbecue and beer follow rugby matchers in Barnstaple on Saturday.

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Fri, 08:43
James Pugsley with his late brother, Tom

The 21-year-old will be running the London Marathon to raise funds for the RNLI in memory of his late brother Tom Pugsley.

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Fri, 07:00
Lyndsay Platt, with The Glorious Oyster horsebox on Westward Ho! Picture: Sarah Howells

As part of our campaign to promote North Devon’s fish and seafood, we spoke to The Glorious Oyster in Westward Ho!

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Thu, 17:17
Catch Ed Byrne in Barnstaple this autumn. Picture: Roslyn Gaunt

Catch the famous funnyman on stage at The Queen’s Theatre this autumn...

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Thu, 15:24
The Wurzels will be headlining Devon County Show.

Westcountry favourites The Wurzels will be performing at Devon County Show for the first time next month.

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Thu, 15:13
Dan Lavery of the Devon Freewheelers. Ref exe 1256-13-15SH. Picture: Simon Horn

Devon Freewheelers’ founder Daniel Lavery explains what prompted him to sell the family home to start up a charity that would become a vital lifeline throughout Devon

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Thu, 15:13
Devon Freewheelers. Ref exe 1280-13-15SH. Picture: Simon Horn

Devon Freewheelers operates ‘hand-to-mouth’, with founder Daniel Lavery checking the daily bank balance through his fingers. Find out how you can help the lifeline charity.

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Thu, 15:13
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Devon Freewheeler’s founder Daniel Lavery sold the family home to start up the lifeline charity as a way of thanking the ‘hidden hero’ who saved his wife’s life.

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Thu, 14:26
Dan Lavery of the Devon Freewheelers. Ref exe 1231-13-15SH. Picture: Simon Horn

As a charity, the Devon Freewheelers runs ‘hand-to-mouth’ on a daily basis.

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Thu, 14:26
Daniel's wife, Shelley, who needed the help of a 'hidden hero', inspiring the birth of Devon Freewheelers charity

Dad-of-six Daniel, now 44, said: “Shelley was in distress and they needed to carry out an emergency caesarean. They took her to theatre. I was at her head.

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Thu, 14:26

Here’s how your money can help Freewheelers

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Thu, 14:26
Dan Lavery of the Devon Freewheelers. Ref exe 1256-13-15SH. Picture: Simon Horn

Devon Freewheelers’ founder Daniel Lavery’s life changed forever in 2005 when his wife, Shelley, then 34, collapsed while pregnant with their youngest child.

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Thu, 13:29
Heather Walters outside of Youings in Barnstaple, before the bras came down!

As Barnstaple mum Heather Walters finishes her treatment for breast cancer, the bras will be removed from Youings in Barnstaple today (Thursday).

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Thu, 11:46

Two Bristol men are due to appear at court in Barnstaple this May.

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Thu, 09:29
Prime Minister David Cameron visits part of the work on dualling the A11 at Elveden. Picture: Denise Bradley

Labour will accuse David Cameron of “ducking” the chance to explain how he would fund generous Tory manifesto pledges as his rivals prepare to square up for another televised debate.

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Thu, 09:22
The outline concept plan for the proposed development off Goodleigh Road, Barnstaple

Planning application submitted for new residential development in Barnstaple.

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Thu, 09:18

Plans for 105 new houses near North Devon District Hospital recommended for approval at planning committee meeting today (Thursday).

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Thu, 07:00
Tess and Kazz Robinson-Lane need your help to decorate the scaffolding around Cafe Collective. Picture: Sarah Howells

Can you help make a feature of unsightly scaffolding around Bideford café?

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Wed, 17:00
Braunton Caen Rotary Club chairman John Rendle and president David Olds with the map, next to the Caen Street car park

A rotary club in Braunton has created a map of the village which might just prove to be a real life-saver.

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Wed, 13:57
School places will be announced on Thursday

North Devon parents are waiting to hear which school their children will go to on Thursday

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Wed, 11:45
Labour candidate for Torridge and West Devon, Mike Sparling

In the latest of our series of features profiling each of the General Election candidates, we meet Mike Sparling, Labour candidate for Torridge and West Devon

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Wed, 11:17
Nigel Farage (left) and meets Hungarian Ivan Loncsarevity during a visit to hinge manufacturer NICO in Clacton, Essex.  Gareth Fuller/PA Wire

Ukip’s manifesto offers “serious, fully-costed policies” for people who “believe in Britain”, Nigel Farage said as he prepared to launch the party’s detailed programme.

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Wed, 10:00
Julie La-Zouche, Lin's sister; Ian Horrell, Lin's husband; daughters Vicky (on Skype) and Chippy Perry and Claire Crossman. Picture: Sarah Howells

Linda Horrell, 49, saved five lives when she died by donating her organs - now her family are asking you to consider becoming a donor too.

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Wed, 07:00
Riverbank House.

Four seats are uncontested in May elections on Torridge District Council - but two will see new councillors representing them.

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Tue, 15:24
'Maurices' trophy maker Heather McNeilly of Shoreline Glass is flanked by Arlene Collins and Gloria O'Connell of Marsdens.

Sponsor delighted to be back at the foodie heaven event on July 11 in Ilfracombe

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Tue, 15:23
The new Swimbridge Jubilee Hall will be open on Saturday, April 18 for Open Halls Month.

Find out more about your local village hall during the month of April...

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Tue, 13:55
Election 2015

As well as the General Election and district council elections, several town and parish seats will also be contested on May 7.

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Tue, 13:36
Your Vote Counts

Find out which town and parish council seats in the Torridge area have been contested in the May 7 elections.

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Tue, 13:23
Barnstaple bus station.

Town council writes to county to express ‘deep disappointment’ at proposals to ‘reduce or withdraw’ 21 bus routes in the town.

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