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Saunton Beach will be packed with wartime vehicles on Friday and Saturday, June 3-4 to commemorate the anniversary of D-Day

Don’t miss Devon D-Day on Friday and Saturday, June 3-4.

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What's on in North Devon this week?

This year’s annual Braunton Village Fair will celebrate the Queen’s 90th birthday.

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Jacqui and Ben, the two winners.

Former runner up is crowned chef of the year in North Devon competition at Petroc.

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Fire fighters will be walking around various fire stations in North Devon for Children's Hospice South West.

The group of fire fighters will be walking from Okehampton fire station to Lynton fire station over 24 hours, in full kit and breathing apparatus.

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The Museum of Barnstaple and North Devon is bidding for a £1.6million extension. Picture: Andy Keeble

Members of the public asked to give their opinions on plans for a £1.8million extension of the Museum of Barnstaple and North Devon.

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Barnstaple
Staff at Caen Medical Centre in Braunton celebrate receiving a rating for outstanding

Inspectors full of praise for local GP surgery and how it works with the community

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The new riverside walkway has opened at Anchorwood Bank in Barnstaple. Picture: Andy Keeble

Members of walking group take a stroll with dignitaries as footpath opens

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Mike Aitken passed away aged 81.

Bideford Bridge Rotary Club members form guard of honour at funeral of staunch supporter Mike Aitken.

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The walkway at Anchorwood Bank.

Anchorwood promenade will open to the public at 1pm following completion of safety checks

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North Devon Beer Festival organiser Tim Webster hopes the pints will flow this weekend

Great local ales and fantastic live music on offer at two-day beer fest

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The new 309/310 bus.

The new vehicles come as a new contract starts with Filers for the Barnstaple to Lynton service.

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An uncertain future: The civic centre in Barnstaple. Picture: Andy Keeble

Remaining county council staff to move into refurbished annex in August but long-term future of tower block is still ‘undecided’

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The Earl of Rone

Parades and drums as villagers out in force this weekend seeking the elusive earl...

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Alex Davis and his special tribute to HM The Queen at RHS Garden Rosemoor.

Gardener at RHS Garden Torrington pays tribute to HM The Queen with turf art.

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Oceanfest competition.

Enter our simple competition for a chance to win tickets to the surf and music festival in Croyde next month.

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Businessman Rob Braddick, who purchased the property with ‘mentor’ Michael Cannon, says ‘all options are on the table’ for Seafield House.

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Westward Ho!
Emergency services at the scene on Barnstaple Longbridge. Picture: Andy Casey

Traffic heavy and emergency services on scene following Thursday morning collision

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Appledore Fish Dock. Picture: TidyeyePR

New man at the helm says fish dock is running at ‘near capacity’ following stormy winter

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Alycia McKee

A Torrington mum is fighting to grant her disabled daughter’s last wish - but church says no to castle headstone.

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Craig Wonnacott is unhappy with the new parking charges in Barnstaple.

Business owner in Barnstaple hits out over parking charge hike and says there are ‘no provision for businesses’.

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Barnstaple

Fire fighters called out to Ilfracombe home after reports of a tumble dryer on fire.

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Seafield House in Westward Ho!

The ‘Haunted house’ in Merley Road went under the hammer today (Wednesday) selling for more than then £400,000 asking price.

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The 2016 Forces March set off from Ilfracombe

Charity version of famous wartime route march aims to complete 135 miles in five days

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Ilfracombe
Brexit campaigners Philip Milton, Leonie Milton, Stuart Robertson; Petroc assistant principle Craig Litster; Stronger In campaigners David Chalmers, Jon Price, Becca Ridley and Andrew Penfold

Representatives of Stronger In and Brexit debated key issues at Petroc on Thursday.

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Rush hour traffic experienced delays yesterday (Tuesday) after two collisions on the A39 near Bideford and Clovelly.

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North Devon Magistrates' Court.

The 27-year-old lost control of his car after drinking and ended up in a hedge, North Devon Magistrates Court hears.

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Hartland
Braddicks Leisure Ltd has bought Seafield House car park in Westward Ho!

Westward Ho! residents were delighted to learn one of the village car parks is now free thanks to generous business.

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The pool in Westward Ho! Picture: Andy Keeble

The Government has announced a new round of funding for coastal communities and councils, businesses and charities can apply.

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There is currently a power cut in areas of Barnstaple.

Western Power Distribution confirms some areas of the town are experiencing a power outage this morning (Tuesday).

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55 homes are planned for this field at South Park in Braunton

Braunton homes proposal will be discussed at a public meeting on June 1

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The model railway show last year in Bideford Pannier Market. Pic: Graham Hobbs.

Loads of layouts promised at model railway show in Bideford held in aid of North Devon charity Amigos.

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Bideford
The Gazette took a tour through the keyhole at Seafield House in Westward Ho! Pictures: Sarah Howells

The ‘haunted house’ in Merley Road, Westward Ho! will be going up for auction tomorrow (Wednesday).

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Westward Ho!
Brian Hogg is getting ready for the Coddon Hill challenge.

Bishops Tawton man is rallying support to help fill Codden Hill for a North Devon cancer charity.

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Bideford Bike Show. Picture: Graham Hobbs

Around 2,000 bikers are set to flood Bideford Quay this weekend - as well as music, stalls and a raffle all in aid of charity.

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Bideford
North Devon Magistrates' Court.

Northam man, 67, receives long driving ban after his third drink driving conviction in 10 years.

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