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Yesterday, 20:25

Families evacuated after unexploded bomb was reported in Clovelly Road area of Bideford.

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Yesterday, 16:39

Chancellor calls in rally the North Devon faithful and launch the Conservative economic plan for the South West.

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Yesterday, 16:38

Fire fighters called out to property in Heasley Mill this lunchtime (Monday).

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Yesterday, 15:41
The snake discovered in Ilfracombe. Picture: Ilfracombe Police

Ilfracombe Police were called after the snake was found in Ilfracombe - and then rescued by the Animal Ambulance.

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Yesterday, 14:25
22/06/2010 PA File Photo of Chancellor of the Exchequer George Osborne carrying the famous old ministerial red box as he leaves 11 Downing Street, Westminster, central London, to deliver his emergency budget in the House of Commons. See PA Feature INTERNET Internet Column. Picture credit should read: Ian Nicholson/PA Photos. WARNING: This picture must only be used to accompany PA Feature INTERNET Column.

The Chancellor of the Exchequer is visiting North Devon as he delivers speech at Saunton Sands Hotel this afternoon (Monday).

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Yesterday, 11:25
Photo: Rui Vieira/PA Wire

People are being urged to register to vote in the general election ahead of the deadline at midnight tonight.

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Yesterday, 10:21

Last chance to register to vote in May elections as registration closes at midnight tonight (Monday).

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Yesterday, 09:39
The incident on Sunday morning. Photo by @Taxi_Anne on Twitter.

The driver of the car fled the scene on Sunday morning after colliding car with flat off Halford’s roundabout in Barnstaple.

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Yesterday, 09:11
The Museum of British Surfing founder Pete Robinson, pictured just before the opening of the museum in 2012.

Peter Robinson, who established Europe’s first surf museum as a charity in 2009, will be leaving the Braunton-based project.

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Saturday, April 18, 2015
The coastguard pole today.

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

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Friday, April 17, 2015
On the campaign trail in North Devon.

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

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Friday, April 17, 2015
Home secretary Theresa May with Conservative candidate for North Devon Peter Heaton-Jones

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

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Friday, April 17, 2015

Councillors have approved contentious plans for 105 houses in Pilton.

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Friday, April 17, 2015
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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Friday, April 17, 2015
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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Friday, April 17, 2015
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Beer festival will see music, barbecue and beer follow rugby matchers in Barnstaple on Saturday.

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Friday, April 17, 2015
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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Friday, April 17, 2015
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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Thursday, April 16, 2015
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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Thursday, April 16, 2015
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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Thursday, April 16, 2015
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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Thursday, April 16, 2015
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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Thursday, April 16, 2015
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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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Thursday, April 16, 2015
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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Thursday, April 16, 2015
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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Thursday, April 16, 2015

Here’s how your money can help Freewheelers

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Thursday, April 16, 2015
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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Thursday, April 16, 2015
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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Thursday, April 16, 2015

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

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Thursday, April 16, 2015
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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Thursday, April 16, 2015
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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Thursday, April 16, 2015

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

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Thursday, April 16, 2015
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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Wednesday, April 15, 2015
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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Wednesday, April 15, 2015
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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