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The new tourism and lifestyle building at Petroc.

A festival of learning at Petroc will highlight part-time courses and give people a chance to see the new building before it opens in September.

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Barnstaple
Torrington Pool.

The day full of free events aims to encourage people of all ages to stay fit and active with taster sessions.

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Scott receiving his award from former mayor Phil Pester. Picture: Graham Hobbs

Scott Craner was nominated for the award by former mayor Councillor Phil Pester.

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North Devon Magistrates' Court.

Torrington man pleaded guilty to drink driving as well as failing to provide a specimin in two separate incidents, court hears.

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The North Devon Link Road.

Expect disruption from Monday to Wednesday as surfacing work is carried out

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Will the green bin collection remain a free service?

And black wheelie bin could be collected every three weeks instead of two

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Year 8 pupils at Pilton held a mock referendum on polling day

Pupils at Pilton Community College staged their own referendum yesterday.

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UKIP chairman Steve Crowther. Picture: Tony Gussin

North Devon’s Steve Crowther says the party has won its biggest battle, but there is more work to come

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EU EU Referendum
The UK has voted to leave the European Union

We need stability and reassurance without arguments, says chief executive

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MEP Julie Girling.

Julie Girling and Molly Scott-Cato both released statements following the EU referendum result.

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Prime Minister David Cameron speaks outside 10 Downing Street, London, with wife Samantha where he announced his resignation after Britain voted to leave the European Union in an historic referendum which has thrown Westminster politics into disarray and sent the pound tumbling on the world markets. Picture: Lauren Hurley/PA Wire

David Cameron has announced he will quit as Prime Minister by October after a humiliating defeat in the referendum which ended with a vote for Britain to leave the European Union.

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David Cameron EU Referendum
North Devon MP Peter Heaton-Jones

Peter Heaton-Jones ‘disappointed’ by result but ‘glad’ people had their say

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The EU Referendum results are in. Picture: AP Photo/Vadim Ghirda

North Devon and Torridge both vote OUT on ‘earthquake’ day for British politics

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Ashleigh Gear (left) shaved her head in support of her sister Keli

A hairdresser from Braunton has raised more than £1,000 for charity after shaving her head.

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Edgar Fairhurst has been found guilty of murdering his partner Majorie Elphick.

Edgar Fairhurst was convicted of the murder of his partner Marjorie Elphick after a trial at Exeter Crown Court.

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Concerned residents raise their concerns about asbestos contamination at the meeting at Fremington Church Hall on Wednesday night. Picture: Andy Keeble

Environmental officers respond to barrage of concerns at heated church hall meeting

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Randy Santel visited The Custom House in Barnstaple to take on the Totem Burger Challenge.

The Youtube star and professional eater from the States took on the challenge as part of his European tour.

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Barnstaple

Consultation on Swimbridge homes plan

Thursday, June 23, 2016

Villagers invited to public open event on Tuesday (June 28)

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Ilfracombe remembers the Somme

Thursday, June 23, 2016
A wartime funeral in Ilfracombe. Picture: Ilfracombe Museum

Hear real Letters from the Trenches at Ilfracombe Library from 6.30pm on Thursday, June 30

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Ilfracombe Police are looking to speak to a man seen interfering with seagull nests in the town.

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Ilfracombe
Can you give football-loving Lily a new home?

This playful staffie at Ilfracombe Dogs Trust loves nothing more than a good kick-around and is looking for her forever home.

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Volunteers from the Tarka Valley Railway on board their 1945 Fowler engine

The Tarka Valley Railway is looking for new volunteer as it works on laying track on the old Torrington to Bideford line.

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The EU Referendum results are in. Which way did you vote?

Polling stations across North Devon and Torridge will be open from 7am to 10pm.

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EU

Inspector warns parents to ensure their children are attending after-prom parties held by responsible organisers.

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North Devon District Hospital in Barnstaple. Picture: Andy Keeble

Government must now respond to call to stop possible closures of essential services at Barnstaple hospital

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Bideford.

Police called out to Torridge Bridge yesterday (Tuesday) to reports of man threatening to jump.

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Bideford
The village green in Westward Ho!

Council plans to build new 100-space car park in Westward Ho! opposite village green where it is proposing new houses.

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Westward Ho!
Goldcoast Oceanfest. Picture: GoldCoast Oceanfest/Rob Tibbles

More great pictures from the weekend’s festival at Croyde

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Schoolchildren pictured at last year's Armed Forces exhibition at Pilton Community College.

Watch live demonstrations and displays by the armed services at event to mark Armed Forces Day

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Last year's North Devon Business Show in Barnstaple.

Free event at The Cedars in Barnstaple on Friday is a chance to network and take part in seminars.

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The mouth of the Taw-Torridge estuary. Picture: Lomas Helicopters

Should we ban net fishing in the Torridge Estaury? Local fishermen are saying no.

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Nick Harvey and Steve Crowther. Picture: Tony Gussin

UKIP’s North Devon-based national party chairman argues the case for LEAVE

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EU
Former North Devon MP Nick Harvey and UKIP national party chairman Steve Crowther discuss the EU Referendum at Fremington Quay. Picture: Tony Gussin

North Devon’s former MP argues the case for REMAIN

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EU
Glorious gardens at Kentisbury will be open to the public on Sunday, June 26

Don’t miss Kentisbury Open Gardens on Sunday, June 26

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Even the inhabitants of the Big Sheep get involved with Big Purple Day.

Don’t miss out on Big Purple Day on Friday, July 8

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