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Barnstaple's Queens Theatre

North Devon councillors have agreed an offer from North Devon Theatres Trust for the leasehold of the Queen’s Theatre and the Landmark Theatre.

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The man in his 50s is recovering in hospital after being pushed to the floor and kicked by man asking for cigarettes and drink.

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Barnstaple
Work by Polly Morris

There’s tonnes to see and do around the town this Saturday and Sunday

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Terry Baker is hoping to hit the £500,000 mark before his 65th birthday. Picture: Sarah Howells

Terry Baker is hoping to hit the half-a-million-pound mark for Children’s Hospice South West before he turns 65.

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Guy Harrop

Take a look at Guy Harrop’s commended Pink Lady Food Photographer of the Year photo.

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Sidney Teckman, front centre, pictured with members of his family during his visit to the Saunton Sands Hotel in April this year. Picture: ND Photos

Hotel has special appeal for loyal holidaymaker, 95.

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Here is a quick snapshot of each candidate to help make up your mind when the region goes to the polls tomorrow (Thursday)

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The Queen Street car park in Barnstaple. Picture: Andy Keeble

North Devon Council will increase charges after a six year freeze.

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North Devon Magistrates' Court.

The 46-year-old man was stopped by police when he was cycling up Sticklepath Hill with no lights.

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Could you volunteer?

Charity needs female volunteers to help with rape and sexual assault victims’ support helpline in Barnstaple and Exeter.

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Barnstaple
Bideford residents are calling for a 'zero tolerance' policy on drug abuse in the town.

Bideford Town Council is holding its first information surgery day in Bideford on Saturday.

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Barnstaple Post Office in Boutport Street could be moving.

The Post Office is launching a consultation tomorrow (Wednesday) to close its Boutport Street branch and relocate to High Street shop.

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Barnstaple
North Devon District Hospital in Barnstaple. Picture: Andy Keeble

Letter to Jeremy Hunt calls for assurances as petitions urging the protection of services attract thousands of signatures.

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North Devon Magistrates' Court.

Torrington man was twice the drink-drive limit when he spotted police officers and skidded his car to a halt.

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Torrington
Phoebe Lewis-Carptener, 14, has written about the Mind, Body and Soul show.

Phoebe Lewis-Carptener, 14, gives an insight into the second ever Mind, Body and Soul Festival at The Big Sheep.

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Abbeyfield in Torrington celebrated its 30th birthday on Friday.

A Torrington charity brought together its supporters to celebrate 30 years since its opening.

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Torrington

Two cows were rescued from a slurry pit at a farm in Shebbear yesterday (Monday) morning.

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North Devon Magistrates' Court.

Man who collided with two cars in one day was visiting hospice on anniversary of his grandfather’s death.

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Ilfracombe RNLI in ballet pose. Picture: RNLI/Jane Perrin

Volunteers gather for a Mayday photoshoot with a difference...

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Social media goes potty after convoy of blue light vehicles seen on Link Road and travelling through Barnstaple

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Scenes from Ilfracombe May Day 2016

Watch: The spirit of summer is released a day earlier than usual as Ilfracombe’s May Day celebrations enjoyed a good turn out

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Torrington May Fair 2015. Pictures: Sarah Howells

Torrington is getting ready for its Mayfair celebrations and carnival this coming week - everything you need to know here.

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Torrington
Ben Blake, Craig Huxtable, Lewis Pillman, Hettie Cook and Karen Vasey-Szwer are among a group of eight Bideford College students hoping to travel to Ecuador. Picture: Submitted

Supermarket check-out bag pack among a series of stunts carried out to raise funds for ‘life-changing’ trip to Ecuador.

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Stowford Farm Meadows

Will Stowford Farm Meadows be crowned the king of sites in the Great British Park off?

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Dave Butt, pictured during the Pilton Festival, was a staunch community champion. Picture: Barbara Fryer Photography

Hundreds pack Barnstaple Parish Church to bid farewell to community champion

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Kitchen fire in Barnstaple

Friday, April 29, 2016

Firefighters from Barnstaple were called after reports of a smell of smoke and a fire alarm sounding.

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South West Ambulance Service NHS Foundation Trust is letting people behind the scenes ahead of one of their busiest weekends.

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Councillor Sue Hayward and town clerk Will Austin outside Barnstaple Guildhall

Barnstaple Town Council has big plans for the Guildhall, but the historic building needs a bit of sprucing up first.

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Chicken hen.

Hen evades rescue attempts but appears content in adopted A39 lay-by home

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North Devon District Hospital, Barnstaple

700-word response says there are ‘no red lines’ to reviewing services but ‘will not add to speculation’

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One lane of the A361 from Braunton to Barnstaple is currently closed following the single vehicle collision today (Thursday).

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Paul Crabb, the 2016-17 Mayor of Ilfracombe

The Gazette caught up with Councillor Paul Crabb for his views on what will happen in the coming year

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Coco is our Cat of the Week

With Barnstaple and District Cats Protection

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Police said the 12-year-old girl was walking home from school when a man approached her at the Gorwell end of Bear Street.

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Reuben Rodwell, aged seven, has raised £57.61 for North Devon Hospice by selling sweets outside his Braunton home. Picture: Submitted

Reuben, 7, organised fundraiser after hearing about the charity’s work.

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