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Help the Chemotherapy Appeal and your local hospital departments by hoisting a mug or two.

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The tidal swimming pool in Westward Ho! has been closed since the tidal storms in February 2014.

Torridge awarded government cash to tackle legacy of winter storm damage.

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UKIP candidate for North Devon, Steve Crowther

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

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The Prudence would be similar to the Dutch-built replica of the Batavia. Picture by Jaap Roskam/Bataviaphotos.com

£2m funding bid rejected, but council to seek other funding avenues to bring project to fruition.

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Barnstaple
Heather Walters with the signed Manchester United shorts

Premier league footballers, Olympians and a world cup winning rugby star are among the latest people to support a Barnstaple woman’s cancer awareness campaign.

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Two month programme of work starts on Monday.

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Barnstaple

Lorry driver arrested following junction 28 collision.

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Firefighters tackle the blaze above the former Jessops shop in Barnstaple High Street. Picture: Chris Colebrooke

Nearly 40 firefighters called to deal with incident above vacant shop.

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Barnstaple
RNLI lifeguards at Woolacombe had 452 incidents in 2014.

Woolacombe is second busiest beach in South West as charity releases its 2014 figures.

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Walker Alex Ellis-Roswell on board the Ilfracombe all-weather lifeboat.

Clovelly, Appledore and Ilfracombe lifeboat stations welcome fundraiser Alex Ellis-Roswell during his 6,500 mile journey...

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Town council increases its precept by 7.45 per cent but says that is only 8.8p extra a week...

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BARNSTAPLE: The Annual General Meeting of Barnstaple Fair Carnival is on Wednesday of next week (February 4) at Barnstaple Hotel on Braunton Road.

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Yazzy Chamberalin (centre) with fellow winners and Open Mic UK contest judges. Picture: Andrew Benge.

Yazzy Chamberlain is crowned a winner at Open Mic UK.

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The ‘Prudence’ Prize at Barnstaple Quay, 1590, painted by Mark Myers in 1977 and gifted to the North Devon Maritime Museum in Appledore. The ‘Prudence’ is pictured to the left of the main ship in this painting. Picture: Mark Myers/North Devon Maritime Museum

Major blow for Prudence project as £2m bid rejected by Government Ministers.

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Barnstaple

Chaloners Road has been re-opened between Braunton and Knowle after a car overturned at Corilhead Corner this afternoon (Monday).

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Bus services in Devon could be facing cuts as the county council struggles to save money. Picture for illustration only.

People urged to have their say as Devon County Council begins a consultation on cutting £1.7m from public transport.

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60-year-old man allegedly had his head stamped on in The Tavern at the weekend

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The site of the proposed 'Mazzard View' at Landkey.

Developer returns with new proposals for Birch Road site.

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Exmoor is not the easiest place to find space for housing.

Eyebrows have raised after a request for North Devon to take on an extra 500 new homes from Somerset.

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Ilfracombe Academy teacher Joy Humphrey.

A dedicated Ilfracombe Academy maths teacher has won a rare award from Oxford University.

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Several witnesses called police to report incident.

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Bideford
Petroc principal David Dodd will retire this summer.

He will step down in the summer after nine years in charge.

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57-year-old Mike Rowley died after a collision with a lorry

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Inspector Richard Pryce, Devon and Cornwall Police’s roads policing professional lead. Picture: Submitted

More drivers breathalysed, but fewer tested positive during Christmas crackdown.

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Catch Alan Davies in Barnstaple this November.

Jonathan Creek star brings his new stand up show to town this autumn — tickets go on sale next week.

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Region ranked 11th lowest in England and Wales for crime.

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The proposed hotel was rejected by councillors

Plans committee members vote unanimously to refuse £3million village square proposal

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Crowds gather to celebrate the official opening of the new Swimbridge Jubilee Hall.

After a ‘rollercoaster ride’ the people of Swimbridge have finally been able to celebrate the official opening of their new £630,000 village hall.

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Highbullen Hotel, Golf and Country Club, Umberleigh, Devon

Opposition is growing to plans for 94 holiday lodges at Highbullen.

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Plans to build 172 houses as part of a ‘western extension’ to South Molton have been approved.

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Atlantic Park, Bideford. January 2015. Picture: Sarah Howells

Bideford McDonald’s to be open this summer with Premier Inn and Brewers Fayre restaurant opening in 2016.

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Jason Ashton, Lorna Smith, Stuart Wheaton and Dan Coleman at Little Bridge House. Missing from photo is fifth team mate, Beth Vickery.

The North Devon Gazette will be following a group of North Devon explorers as they trek to the top of the world for Children’s Hospice South West.

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Wassailing celebrations at Ostler's Cider Mill. Picture: Lynne Thorne.

Ostler’s Cider Mill at Goodleigh celebrates midwinter tradition

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close-up of elderly woman with her hand on forehead (tungsten)

Police have today (Tuesday) launched a crackdown on fraudsters targetting vulnerable people across North Devon.

Read more about how to protect elderly relatives, what to do if you are a victim, and hear a call to police from one Holsworthy woman targetted by conmen.

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A bid has been submitted by North Devon Council and Torridge District Council to try to secure additional funding for a local women’s refuge.

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