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Friday, May 8, 2015

Join us for the latest live updates as the General Election campaign heats up in North Devon and Torridge. Are you ready to hit the polling stations on May 7?

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North and West Devon Superintendent Toby Davies addressed concerns about PCSO reductions at a North Devon Council meeting on Thursday.

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Tuesday, March 7, 2017

New NMD Building Control partnership will serve both districts from April

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Thursday, February 16, 2017

North Devon Council agreed to put further pressure on the Government’s proposed education funding formula after a special meeting of its executive committee on Wednesday.

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Wednesday, February 15, 2017

The council rejected a plan for eight new homes, including five affordable dwellings, at a committee meeting this morning (Wednesday)

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Thursday, January 19, 2017

North Devon Council agreed a motion last night (Wednseday) to put pressure on the Government to change its new proposals for education funding, with many schools facing reduced budgets

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Thursday, January 19, 2017

The public has until March 2 to have their say on the options for the pedestrian and cycle bridge over the River Taw

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Friday, January 6, 2017

North Devon Council released more than £27,000 of Section 106 funds at an executive committee meeting on Tuesday.

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Wednesday, December 14, 2016

The application for homes to be built on land east of South Park, was debated by North Devon Council’s planning committee on Wednesday.

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Saturday, November 26, 2016

The NHS’s review of hospital services in North Devon again came under the spotlight at a full North Devon Council meeting on Wednesday.

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Thursday, November 17, 2016

The changes will run throughout December for the majority of North Devon Council’s car parks.

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Wednesday, November 16, 2016

North Devon Council and Torridge District Council will work together on the Playing Pitch Strategy, which aims to improve sports facilities across the districts.

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Friday, October 28, 2016

The council will make a decision on accepting and accommodating refugees from Syria at an executive meeting on November 7.

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Friday, September 9, 2016

The petition, which was launched after families were asked to remove flowers and tributes from gravesides, will be discussed by North Devon Council’s overview and scrutiny committee next week.

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Wednesday, September 7, 2016

Plans for 61 new homes were discussed by councillors today (Wednesday) in a planning committee meeting at Barnstaple Rugby Club.

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Wednesday, July 6, 2016

North Devon Council is reviewing its tax reduction scheme

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Wednesday, December 2, 2015

Key figures at North Devon Council (NDC) have refused to rule out a Devon and Somerset mayor as part of discussions on devolution.

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Thursday, November 19, 2015

‘Better in than out’ as region prepares bid to get more local powers from the Government

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Sunday, October 4, 2015

North Devon Council will be among those encouraging youngsters to take an interest in politics

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Wednesday, May 13, 2015

Independents could be ‘king makers’ as Tories and Lib Dems seek to strike deals to run new administration.

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Wednesday, May 13, 2015

The Conservatives have taken a majority on Torridge District Council for the first time in the council’s history.

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General Election News

Thursday, January 19, 2017

Peter Heaton-Jones was debating fair funding for Devon alongside the county’s MPs in Westminster Hall yesterday (Wednesday)

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Friday, February 5, 2016

Peter Heaton-Jones and Geoffrey Cox are divided on whether or not the UK should leave the EU.

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Thursday, May 21, 2015

Newly-elected North Devon MP Peter Heaton-Jones says his first week in the job has been ‘extremely stimulating and exciting’ as he sets out his stall for the next five years.

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Friday, May 15, 2015

Ousted North Devon MP talks about his 23 years in parliament, a difficult seven days and an uncertain future.

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Wednesday, May 13, 2015

Senior district councillors have been speaking about the ‘shock’ parliamentary result that has changed the political landscape of the constituency.

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Friday, May 8, 2015

Parties prepare to woo the independent vote to secure an administration to run NDC for the next five years.

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Friday, May 8, 2015

David Cameron has confirmed his second term as Prime Minister during an audience with the Queen following his party’s dramatic General Election victory.

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Friday, May 8, 2015

North Devon counts well under way, but Torridge delayed until later this afternoon

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National General Election update – Cmaeron in, Miliband could be out

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Friday, May 8, 2015

Conservatives’ Peter Heaton-Jones ousts Nick Harvey from North Devon seat.

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Thursday, May 7, 2015

Sleep expert’s top tips to avoid being down for the count.

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Wednesday, May 6, 2015

Bideford artist offers his own take on election shenanigans with a three day exhibition...

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Friday, May 1, 2015

David Cameron came out top in a snap poll following the last major TV event of the election campaign - but the majority of viewers said it would not change their mind on polling day.

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Wednesday, April 29, 2015

It would be “irresponsible folly” for the next Government not to renew Trident, a group of former defence and security chiefs have warned.

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Wednesday, April 29, 2015

With just over a week to go until polling day, Gazette reporter Elliot Anderton took to the streets of Barnstaple to find out how people are planning to vote in the General Election.

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Friday, April 24, 2015

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

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Election 2015
Friday, April 24, 2015

David Cameron is launching the Conservatives’ first English manifesto, with a promise of changes to ensure that English MPs have the final say on income tax rates in England.

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Wednesday, April 22, 2015

Transport Secretary Patrick McLoughlin was in North Devon today (Wednesday) to hear first-hand of the ‘desperate need’ for improvements to the Link Road.

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Monday, April 20, 2015

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

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Friday, April 17, 2015

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

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Candidate Profiles

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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Election 2015

In the latest of our series of features profiling each of the candidates for this year’s election, we meet Peter Heaton-Jones, the Conservative candidate for North Devon

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Election 2015

In the latest of our series of features profiling each of this year’s General Election candidates, we meet Cathrine Simmons, the Green Party’s candidate for Torridge and West Devon

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Election 2015

In the latest of our pieces profiling each of the candidates for May’s General Election, we meet Communist candidate for North Devon, Gerrard Sables

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Election 2015

In the latest of our features profiling each of the candidates for May’s General Election, we meet UKIP candidate for Torridge and West Devon, Derek Sargent

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In the latest of our series of profiles, we meet Labour’s candidate for North Devon, Mark Cann

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Election 2015

In the latest of our series of General Election candidate profiles, we meet Green Party candidate for North Devon, Ricky Knight

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Election 2015

North Devon MP Nick Harvey on what he has achieved in his 22 years as an MP - and what he still hopes to accomplish beyond May

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Election 2015

Liberal Democrat candidate Paula Dolphin on her push for the Torridge and West Devon parliamentary seat

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Election 2015

UKIP candidate Steve Crowther on issues facing North Devon and pushing Phillip Schofield into a lake

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Election 2015
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