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The Everest Ascent team say they will carry a photo of every British climber killed in the Nepal earthquake to the summit of Mount Everest next year.

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The new Coach 11 at Woody Bay Station

Lynton & Barnstaple Railway will be able to run a four coach train of original carriages for the first time in 80 years...

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Front row attendants: Lilly-Mai Curley, Summer Pateman, Kaitlyn Grills, Mia Sampson, Kelsey Woodroffe, Bobbi Manning, Amelia Batten and Paige MacDonald Bale. Back row: Charlie Sears Avery (herald); Neve Cox (May Queen); Carrie Lawrence-O'Shear (crowner); Tyler Whittaker (herald). Picture Sarah Howells

Pupils from Great Torrington Bluecoats are looking forward to forming the royal entourage at Torrington May Fair.

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Richard Todd (centre) collects the Paul Lock Memorial Prize from Chris and Gwen Lock.

North Devon District Hospital nurse has won award for paediatric care for children with diabetes.

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The Nepal fundraiser will be held on Croyde beach.

A group of North Devon yoga teachers will be holding a fundraising event on Croyde beach this Monday in aid of the Nepal earthquake crisis.

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North Devon Road Runners Jo and Frank Biederman with their medals.

North Devonian pounds the streets of the capital for charity....

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The nine-turbine wind farm is set to be operational in North Devon by summer 2016.

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The TK Maxx store in Barnstaple. Picture: Sarah Howells

Walls around the building on Joy Street have come down revealing new TK Maxx store building.

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Barnstaple

Woman claiming to be from the council tried to con elderly Barnstaple man, as police warn people to remain vigilent of fraudsters.

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The Taw Bridge, Barnstaple

Drivers help talk the man to safety after Sunday afternoon drama on Taw Bridge

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Landlord Nick Ward and customers celebrate St George's Day at the Ship and Pilot in Ilfracombe.

The Ship and Pilot pub pays homage to England sporting success in football club fundraiser

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Justin Wallace, former Bideford Round Table chairman; Dr Robin Buckland, North Devon Children’s Holiday Foundation; and Alex Dziurzynski, Bideford Round Table events coordinator.

The Bideford Round Table has raised nearly £3,000 to provide holidays of a lifetime for children with serious illnesses and disabilities.

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Bideford
David Cameron visiting Barnstaple this morning. Picture © Guy Harrop

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

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Election 2015
The new Ilfracombe launch and recovery vehicle being put through its paces on Instow beach.

£1million launch and recovery vehicle begins training exercises in North Devon

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Tractor severely damaged after accidentally catching fire near Lynton yesterday (Thursday).

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Prime Minister David Cameron (left) and Mayor of London Boris Johnson with 3 year old Stephanie during a General Election campaign visit to Advantage Children's Day Nursery in Surbiton, Surrey. Photo: Chris Radburn/PA Wire

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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David Cameron

The 34-year-old will appear at Exeter Crown Court for sentencing on 30 charges of fraud next month.

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What are you doing to celebrate VE Day in North Devon?

Are you doing anything to celebrate 70 years since World War two formally ended? Tell us about your VE Day celebrations.

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Frankie Moore serves his gran (lt) and Mike and Mel Braddick some salad at the Westward Ho! Big Lunch last year.

Tickets to the free community Big Lunch are expected to be in high demand, according to organisers.

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Westward Ho!

Latest crime figures show a 5.2 per cent drop in crime across Devon and Cornwall against last year.

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Labour Party leader Ed Miliband has a selfie taken as he meets Labour supporters in Ipswich yesterday. Photo: Stefan Rousseau/PA Wire

Labour is accusing the Conservatives of planning the biggest spending cuts in any of the world’s advanced economies as the parties again prepare to trade blows on the economy.

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David Cameron
Are you celebrating Saint George's Day? Picture: Getty Images/iStockphoto

Tell us about your plans to honour England’s patron saint.

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Police

Van driving around and carrying out works on hedges purporting to be from North Devon Council is a scam, said police.

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Barnstaple
The rescue in Bideford yesterday (Wednesday) evening. Picture: Graham Hobbs

Police officers managed to throw the man a rope and drag him to safety as the River Torridge rose around him.

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Bideford
Richard Marsh, Coastal Recycling, Councillor Sam Robinson and Andy Rickard officially opening the Alverdiscott Community Hall.

Refurbished village hall opens with new roof, toilets and central heating.

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Transport minister Patrick McLoughlin (left) spoke with North Devon Conservative candidate Peter Heaton-Jones on Wednesday

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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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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Most people in the region are registered to vote on May 7.

Voters register in their droves in time for the General Election on May 7

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Election 2015
The Lynton to Barnstaple Railway hopes to extend its reach by another four miles.

Plans go on show to extend the heritage railway by another four miles and create 78 local jobs.

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Liberal Democrat Leader Nick Clegg at a news conference in London where he announced his party's plans for the public sector. Photo: Steve Parsons/PA Wire

Millions of teachers, nurses, police officers and other public sector workers will be spared further pay cuts under Liberal Democrat plans set out by Nick Clegg as he promised there was “light at the end of the tunnel” after years of austerity.

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David Cameron
Two men are being held at Barnstaple Police Station.

Two men to be questioned in connection with Holsworthy burglary.

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Richard Boyle and Lyn Easterlaw, Vernon Boyle's grandchildren, with his work in The Burton.

The Burton Art Gallery in Bideford is exhibiting a number of never-seen-before paintings depicting Bideford’s history.

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Bideford
The Mind Body and Soul Festival will be at The BIG Sheep on April 25 & 26.

North Devon’s first Mind, Body and Soul Festival will take place at the weekend.

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Altercation on the seafront leads to two hour stand off after alleged knife incident

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Richard Uffendell with his family

The head of performing arts at South Molton Community College will be running the London Marathon for the charity Bliss.

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