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"18.01.2017 21:00:00" northdevongazette.co.uk Northam panto will hold its 20th anniversary with The Bright Stars Don't miss the Northam panto Sleeping Beauty on January 20, 21 & 27, 28. Don't miss the big Northam Bright Stars panto of Sleeping Beauty when it opens on Friday
"18.01.2017 19:00:01" northdevongazette.co.uk The Clangers and Bagpuss are a huge hit at The Burton Nostalgic TV characters see The Burton Art Gallery in Bideford host one of its most well-attended exhibitions ever Last chance to see The Clangers and Bagpuss at The Burton in Bideford before they head out this Sunday - have you been along yet?
"18.01.2017 17:20:00" northdevongazette.co.uk 'We won't toe the party line' MPs tell North Devon health campaigners As hundreds turn out at health campaign meetings, Both North Devon and Torridge's MPs have said they will fight for local NHS services and won't follow the party line Upwards of 1,000 people have turned out at public meetings for the Save Our Hospital Services campaign in the past few days - now our MPs say they will not follow the party herd and will fight for their constituents
"18.01.2017 16:00:00" northdevongazette.co.uk Barnstaple Fair could return to former site amid Seven Brethren development Barnstaple Town Council is set to meet with North Devon Council, who own much of the land needed for the fair, in the near future. 2017 could be the last time Barnstaple Fair is held at Seven Brethren. Where would you like to see it held?
"18.01.2017 15:00:00" northdevongazette.co.uk Apply to become a beach lifeguard in North Devon Applications are open to become a North Devon beach lifeguard and spend your summer working on the beach. Fancy a summer working on the beach with the RNLI?
"18.01.2017 14:00:00" northdevongazette.co.uk Future of Seafield House still 'up in the air' The owner of the 'haunted house' in Westward Ho! said he is still undecided on what its future will hold. The new owner of Seafield House says plans are still 'up in the air' and, whatever happens, it will be a long-term project.
"18.01.2017 12:58:56" northdevongazette.co.uk Man, 34, arrested and two men injured in Holsworthy stabbing Two men have been taken to hospital after a stabbing in Holsworthy after altercation spilled out onto the street. Two men were taken to hospital after a stabbing in Holsworthy
"18.01.2017 11:17:35" North Devon Gazette
"18.01.2017 11:11:55" northdevongazette.co.uk Jewellery and electrical items stolen in Ilfracombe home burglary Police are appealing after items including jewellery, a television, laptop and camera were taken from a home in Arcade Road, Ilfracombe. Thieves took jewellery, and a number of electrical items including a television, radio, laptop and camera, in the Ilfracombe raid.
"18.01.2017 10:31:45" northdevongazette.co.uk Barnstaple bridge to close for roadworks next week The Taw Bridge in Barnstaple will be closed for several nights next week as drainage works take place. Barnstaple bridge set to close for roadworks next week
"18.01.2017 09:11:24" northdevongazette.co.uk Industry experts say 2017 could be 'best ever' for North Devon tourism Tourism experts in North Devon have said bookings are already beginning to flood in and 2017 season looks promising. It looks like 2017 is going to be a bumper year for tourism in North Devon as bookings flood in already.
"17.01.2017 18:00:00" northdevongazette.co.uk Praise as Ilfracombe keeps council tax at rock bottom Ilfracombe Town Council has kept its portion of the council tax to 1.6 per cent for 2017-18 Will this be the lowest council tax rise in North Devon? Ilfracombe Town Council keeps it at 1.6% for this year
"17.01.2017 16:16:00" northdevongazette.co.uk The Olive Room in Ilfracombe gains three AA Rosettes Top accolade for The Olive Room in Fore Street and chef Thomas Carr Great news for The Olive Room and chef Thomas Carr as it is awarded three AA Rosettes this year
"17.01.2017 14:00:00" northdevongazette.co.uk Ilfracombe slashing victim praises police Man slashed across face during attempted knife point robbery in Ilfracombe said police response 'was amazing' 'I never thought something like this would happen in Ilfracombe': The man cut across the face during an attempted knife point robbery in Ilfracombe has praised police and also warned others to take care while out at night in the town.
"17.01.2017 13:00:00" northdevongazette.co.uk Meeting on business rates in Bideford A meeting in Bideford next week will discuss changes to business rates in Torridge from April. Do you know how business rates changes could affect you in April? If not, this meeting next week is worth checking out...
"17.01.2017 10:30:15" northdevongazette.co.uk Man's face cut in Ilfracombe knifepoint robbery Police are appealing for any witnesses to the incident in Tarry Lane, Ilfracombe to come forward, after the victim was left injured. Did you see anything suspicious in Ilfracombe on Friday night?
"17.01.2017 09:29:24" northdevongazette.co.uk Councils are 'keeping a foot in the door' on Devon and Somerset devolution deal Bid for devolved powers is 'still on track' but fresh concerns raised about amount of money being offered to take on new responsibilities. The bid for devolved powers is 'still on track' - but there are fresh concerns over the amount of money being offered.
"17.01.2017 08:41:48" northdevongazette.co.uk Missing Brixham man could be in Barnstaple Police are concerned for the welfare of Christopher Howard, 20, who was last seen in Torbay yesterday (Monday) and now could be in Barnstaple. Please keep an eye out for missing Christopher Howard and his car - he is believed to be in the Barnstaple area.
"16.01.2017 16:00:01" northdevongazette.co.uk Consultation on plans for 181 new houses in Torrington Developers have outlined plans for new housing development on fields behind Caddywell Lane in Torrington. Developers are asking people for their opinions on plans for 181 new houses in Torrington - what do you think?
"16.01.2017 14:41:34" northdevongazette.co.uk Opening date for Bideford Brewers Fayre Brewers Fayre in Bideford is set to open next week at Atlantic Park. Will you be going to check out the new Brewers Fayre in Bideford when it opens next week?
"16.01.2017 09:30:00" northdevongazette.co.uk Missing Clive Colling: Dozens turn out for search along River Torridge for missing Bideford pensioner Search teams took to the River Torridge this weekend on the lookout for Bideford pensioner Clive Colling, who has been missing since January 1. Dozens of people turned out to search for missing Clive Colling this weekend, who has been missing now for 16 days.
"16.01.2017 08:30:27" northdevongazette.co.uk Barnstaple student escapes jail in time to sit exam The 29-year-old pleaded with magistrates not to send him to prison after being drunk and disorderly in Barnstaple. Barnstaple student escapes jail - with 20 minutes to spare before he had to sit an exam at college.
"15.01.2017 23:00:00" northdevongazette.co.uk Ilfracombe police warning as lasers shone into cars Vehicles including a police vehicle, targeted by a green laser on St Brannocks Road, say Ilfracombe police 'Exceptionally stupid' people shine lasers into cars at Ilfracombe
"15.01.2017 21:24:26" northdevongazette.co.uk Braunton police to stay in the village Braunton Police Station has been bought by Braunton Parish Council in a deal to keep a police presence in the village Braunton Police Station is saved from closure by Braunton Parish Council
"14.01.2017 18:00:00" northdevongazette.co.uk Woman smashed beer in Bideford pub before kicking custody officer The 33-year-old from Margate, Kent, kicked the detention officer in the shin after she was arrested at a Bideford pub. The woman admitted smashing £122 worth of beer and then kicking a custody officer in the shin after she was arrested.
"14.01.2017 16:00:05" www.northdevongazette.co.uk North Devon Hospice launches new #250000Hours campaign Can you spare some time to help North Devon Hospice – all these people can! North Devon Hospice has launched its #250000Hours campaign - would you like to find out how your voluntary time can help?
"14.01.2017 14:20:52" northdevongazette.co.uk Northam man guilty of driving car with no door while over the limit Police were called to Northam after a car was seen driving around with no car door and a smashed windscreen. Police received calls reporting the car being driven around Northam with no door on the driver's side.
"14.01.2017 12:00:00" northdevongazette.co.uk REVIEW: Ross Noble brings his Brain Dump to Barnstaple's Queen's Theatre The comedian brought his improvised observational humour to a sold out Queen's Theatre, with a remarkable results. Ross Noble was in fine form last night as he took to the Queen's Theatre stage. Here's our review
"13.01.2017 22:00:00" northdevongazette.co.uk Anglers invited to South West Fly Fair North Devon angling scene, with Tony Gussin North Devon's anglers invited to the South West Fly Fair
"13.01.2017 19:00:00" northdevongazette.co.uk Barnstaple man to stand trial over extreme images of dogs The 60-year-old man from Barnstaple denied the count of possessing extreme pornographic images. Barnstaple man denies possessing extreme sexual images involving dogs.
"13.01.2017 18:21:07" northdevongazette.co.uk Survey on plans to close Bideford stroke unit and move everything to Barnstaple Northern Devon Healthcare Trust appeals for views on proposals to merge North Devon's stroke services at NDDH Have your say on plans for North Devon's stroke services - should the Bideford unit be closed and everything be moved to Barnstaple?
"13.01.2017 16:12:35" northdevongazette.co.uk Gritters out tonight as council warns of icy roads in North Devon Temperatures could plummet as low as -3C tonight (Friday) as council gritters treat North Devon's roads ready for the cold snap. Brrrrr, it's gonna be another cold one tonight folks! Stay safe if you're out on the roads this evening. ❄️❄️❄️❄️❄️❄️
"13.01.2017 14:00:00" northdevongazette.co.uk North Devon and Torridge councils facing more funding cuts in the year ahead 'We have taken a 13 per cent hit... Other people are going to have to accept there will be less money coming in'... North Devon Council leader Des Brailey It wasn't unexpected, but the Government has once again cut the grants for North Devon and Torridge district councils - which is likely to have a knock on effect elsewhere
"13.01.2017 13:00:00" northdevongazette.co.uk Footfall figures show South Molton Country Market continues to thrive A number of changes and a core value of 'supporting local' have helped the market see an increase in people visiting the market on Thursdays and Saturdays “Supporting local is my main goal and a core value for the market…Our mantra is to buy local, support local businesses in your own community and start a trend.”
"13.01.2017 12:00:00" northdevongazette.co.uk Patients views sought on North Devon hospital services North Devon District Hospital, community hospitals and care at home will be the subject of patient focus groups being held in the coming days NHS wants to hear from North Devon patients about their experiences at their local hospital
"13.01.2017 11:00:00" northdevongazette.co.uk 'No favours' for North Devon fishing industry following latest EU quotas Appledore fish processor has put investment on hold and is having to process fish from Ireland to stay afloat North Devon's fishing industry has not been overly impressed with the latest round of EU fishing quotas
"13.01.2017 09:05:11" northdevongazette.co.uk PICTURES: Snow falls on Exmoor These pictures show there was some snow on Exmoor yesterday (Thursday) - and more could be on the way today. Sadly no snow day for us in Barnstaple today - but there was some snow on Exmoor! Take a look at the pics here:
"12.01.2017 22:00:00" northdevongazette.co.uk It's panto time at Westward Ho! Westward Ho! Follies present Hansel and Gretel on January 13/20 and January 14, 15, 21 & 22 Don't forget The Follies panto Hansel and Gretel kicks off at the Kingsley Hall from tomorrow :)
"12.01.2017 21:19:56" www.northdevongazette.co.uk Lynmouth lifeboat launch marks its 188th anniversary 'We launch at Porlock'. With those words 118 years ago lifeboat coxswain Jack Crocombe began the amazing story of the overland launch when volunteers dragged their lifeboat 13 miles across Exmoor from Lynmouth. Wow, still such an amazing story. Did you know today was the 118th anniversary of the Lynmouth lifeboat overland launch? They really did take it across Exmoor
"12.01.2017 19:00:00" northdevongazette.co.uk Pilton's Mannings Pit inspires second art exhibition Mannings Pit art exhibition, Pilton Parish Hall, Saturday & Sunday, January 14-15 Don't miss the Mannings Pit Art Exhibition, starting tomorrow and also on Sunday at Pilton Parish Hall
"12.01.2017 18:00:00" northdevongazette.co.uk Torrington Lane in Bideford closed for six weeks A road closure is currently in place in East the Water for the next six weeks. Torrington Lane in Bideford will be closed for six weeks.
"12.01.2017 17:00:00" northdevongazette.co.uk TRAVEL: Tree blocking A399 near Brayford and flooding near Newton Tracey There may not be much snow, but flooding and fallen trees are causing disruption to traffic this evening (Thursday). TRAVEL: Fallen trees and flooding on the roads - make sure you take care if you're travelling this evening.
"12.01.2017 16:25:43" northdevongazette.co.uk Prixford Spiderman returns home 'with laddered tights' Prixford family delighted as their charity life-sized wall-crawler is returned after being taken from outside their house Forget the snow! There is good news as the Prixford Spiderman is returned home :)
"12.01.2017 16:00:00" northdevongazette.co.uk Stay warm indoors with the North Devon what's on guide North Devon events from 12/01/17 to 18/01/17 What's on in North Devon this weekend?
"12.01.2017 15:39:30" northdevongazette.co.uk North Devon snow watch Gritters are out as North Devon waits to see if snow will fall today (Thursday) SNOW! Well... a tiny bit is starting to show on Exmoor :)
"12.01.2017 14:00:00" northdevongazette.co.uk Barnstaple man uses smartphone to write and publish debut novel with a difference Guy Thair's 'accidental novel' The Wrong Stuff, came together in a peculiar way before being released. “It was completely accidental. It started with a short story and it took on a life of its own and turned into a novel.”
"12.01.2017 13:00:00" northdevongazette.co.uk Upgrades to Barnstaple's Wetherspoon pubs move forward Both The Panniers and The Water Gate are set to be developed, with the chain 'still keen' to go ahead with plans Work on a hotel above the Water Gate could be underway by the summer
"12.01.2017 12:22:22" northdevongazette.co.uk Crowdfunding project to turn Bideford shop into community enterprise A group of customers of Nature's Nutrition in Bideford are asking for pledges to help save the shop and benefit the community. If you're in Bideford today you can pop in Nature's Nutrition and find out more about their efforts - and grab some cake too!
"12.01.2017 10:03:59" northdevongazette.co.uk After school fire at Ilfracombe Academy Ilfracombe Academy is open as normal today (Thursday) following a small fire last night A small fire was dealt with by fire fighters at Ilfracombe Academy last night, but there's no disruption to the school
"11.01.2017 18:01:00" northdevongazette.co.uk Reward offered for missing Prixford Spiderman Saddened Prixford family hope their favourite charity wall-crawler will be found Prixford family appeals for the return of their missing charity Spiderman - can you help? Have you seen Spidey, possibly wearing an elf costume?
"11.01.2017 17:02:28" northdevongazette.co.uk Snow in North Devon – how to drive safely As North Devon braces for possible snow fire service has issued safety advice and warned motorists to ensure their cars are fully stocked and prepared If it does snow tomorrow, are you prepared? Here's some timely advice from the fire service about what to do when driving in the white stuff!
"11.01.2017 16:01:20" northdevongazette.co.uk Jewellery, photographs and charity boxes taken from Westward Ho! shop Police are investigating after items worth more than £3,000 in total were taken from Everything Westward in Westward Ho! Jewellery, photographs and charity boxes worth more than £3,000 were taken during the break-in at EVERYTHING WESTWARD
"11.01.2017 14:03:20" northdevongazette.co.uk Marland School hailed as good by inspectors Special school with locations in Peters Marland and Barnstaple gets an Ofsted rating of 'good' across the board Great news for Marland School as education inspectors rate it as 'good' right across the board
"11.01.2017 11:53:25" northdevongazette.co.uk Charity Spiderman vanishes from Prixford home Prixford's familiar friendly neighbourhood webslinger has disappeared from his doorstep – have you seen him? Have you seen Spiderman? The familiar charity manikin has been taken from outside his Prixford home :(
"11.01.2017 10:47:13" North Devon Gazette
"11.01.2017 09:21:02" northdevongazette.co.uk Portmore roundabout improvement work to start this month Work designed to reduce queuing at peak times and unlock access to planned homes and 'innovation park' development at Mount Sandford Green Major improvement work at Portmore roundabout to start this month. Find out what's happening here...
"11.01.2017 08:55:00" northdevongazette.co.uk Have you seen missing Michael Green? Police believe missing man Michael Green, 53, could be in Devon or Cornwall and urge people to keep an eye out for him and his car. Please keep your eyes open for Michael Green and if you see him report it to police immediately.
"10.01.2017 20:00:00" northdevongazette.co.uk It's panto time at Westward Ho! Westward Ho! Follies present Hansel and Gretel on January 13/20 and January 14, 15, 21 & 22 Will you be off to see The Follies panto Hansel and Gretel in Westward Ho! this Friday? :)
"10.01.2017 17:00:00" northdevongazette.co.uk Work on new Barnstaple hospital roundabout to start next month New £1.1m roundabout will replace North Road junction and will take 15 weeks to complete More info on the new Barnstaple hospital roundabout here...
"10.01.2017 16:00:00" northdevongazette.co.uk Snow warning for North Devon North Devon could experience snow next week, according to a Met Office weather warning. UPDATED: The Met Office has extended its weather warning for snow throughout the whole of Friday ❄️☃️⛄️
"10.01.2017 15:01:00" northdevongazette.co.uk Work starts on new £2.7m Barnstaple A39 pedestrian and cycle bridge Footbridge at Roundswell is due to be completed in July this year More info on the new Roundswell bridge scheme here...
"10.01.2017 14:00:00" northdevongazette.co.uk Torrington benefit gig for campaign to save North Devon hospital services Join Ricky Knight, Jim Jones and Amy Newton at The Plough Arts Centre in Torrington on Saturday, January 28 for a SOHS benefit gig Will you be going to a benefit gig for the Save Our Hospital Services campaign in Torrington?
"10.01.2017 13:32:56" northdevongazette.co.uk Three major Barnstaple traffic schemes set to start within weeks Improvements to the Portmore roundabout, a new hospital roundabout and bridge over the A39 at Roundswell will reduce congestion and unlock development opportunities TWO new roundabouts, ONE new bridge.
A head's up on three major Barnstaple traffic schemes set to start in the next few weeks.
"10.01.2017 12:30:01" northdevongazette.co.uk Bookings up on last year for Woolacombe Bay Holiday Parks Three of North Devon's major holiday parks saw a surge of bookings on Sunshine Saturday - with Easter nearly fully-booked already. Will you be booking a holiday abroad this year, or are you going to stay closer to home with a UK holiday?
"10.01.2017 11:30:00" northdevongazette.co.uk Fat Face looks to open second North Devon store Lifestyle clothing retailer looks to redevelop former Post Office in Woolacombe Like Fat Face? Good news if so - they're opening their second store in North Devon!
"10.01.2017 10:16:12" northdevongazette.co.uk Missing Clive Colling: Public searches take place at Tapeley Park for missing Bideford pensioner A Facebook group which has gained more than 6,500 members has organised a search at Tapeley Park for missing Bideford man Clive Colling today (Tuesday). A Facebook group set up to find missing Clive Colling has organised a search of Tapeley Park today.
"10.01.2017 09:06:59" northdevongazette.co.uk Link road closed between Bideford and Barnstaple following 'multi-vehicle' crash Emergency services currently attending the scene of rush-hour crash. Motorists advised to avoid the area. LIVE: Police have closed A39 between Bideford and Barnstaple following multi-vehicle crash
"09.01.2017 17:00:00" northdevongazette.co.uk Braunton flood works get underway Disruption expected as essential £540,000 Braunton flood improvement works begin Watch out for traffic congestion in Braunton as the all-important Caen Street flood works get underway this week
"09.01.2017 15:00:01" northdevongazette.co.uk 'Desperate disappointment' as Bickington Mead Park plans approved at appeal Plans for 61 new homes at Bickington have been given the go-ahead by a Government planning inspector Despite local objections plans for 61 new homes at Bickington have been given the go ahead by a Government planning inspector
"09.01.2017 14:00:00" northdevongazette.co.uk 'More 4G' for Ilfracombe mobile phone customers EE says it has improved coverage in Ilfracombe following 'major investment' EE says its 4G coverage in Ilfracombe is now much better following major investment. Have you seen an improvement with your mobile phone?
"09.01.2017 12:21:43" northdevongazette.co.uk Snow warning for North Devon North Devon could experience snow next week, according to a Met Office weather warning. We're keeping our fingers crossed for a SNOW DAY!!
"09.01.2017 12:00:00" northdevongazette.co.uk Barnstaple man assaulted on way home from kebab shop Police appeal for witnesses to 'unprovoked' Friday night attack Can you help police with this appeal?
"09.01.2017 11:00:00" northdevongazette.co.uk Sad times as Ilfracombe Arms set to close Well known Ilfracombe pub will close down on Saturday, January 28 We're sure many will be sad to say goodbye to the Ilfracombe Arms when it closes this month.
"09.01.2017 10:03:06" Timeline Photos There a few things sadder than the last toffee penny in the office Quality Street tin #christmasisover #qualitystreet #allbymyself
"09.01.2017 10:00:00" northdevongazette.co.uk Man treated for smoke inhalation at Braunton garage fire Three fire crews were called out to Cavie Road in Braunton yesterday (Sunday) evening. A man was treated for smoke inhalation at the scene of a garage fire in Braunton last night.
"09.01.2017 08:51:02" northdevongazette.co.uk Barnstaple man charged with criminal damage after lifting hotel parking barrier The 25-year-old caused damage to the parking barrier at the Royal Hotel in Bideford, but magistrates were encouraged to hear he had sought help for alcohol issues. The court heard the 25-year-old did not intend to cause £300 worth of damage when he lifted a parking barrier to climb under.
"08.01.2017 11:00:00" www.northdevongazette.co.uk North Devon's residents can enlist their pharmacist to battle winter flu People urged to get advice on treatment and vaccination at their local North Devon pharmacy Talk to your pharmacist for winter flu advice, says NHS
"08.01.2017 09:00:32" www.northdevongazette.co.uk Ilfracombe man escapes jail for growing 22 cannabis plants in his loft An Ilfracombe man has appeared in court after police found 22 cannabis plants growing in his flat. 'I'm an idiot' says Ilfracombe man who grew cannabis in his loft
"07.01.2017 21:00:19" www.northdevongazette.co.uk Changes to Barnstaple museum plans 'Some revisions' promised following avalanche of comments against £1.8m Barnstaple Museum extension plans Looks like some changes are proposed for the Barnstaple museum extension plans
"07.01.2017 19:45:06" www.northdevongazette.co.uk Major tribute gig for Barnstaple's Mike Collins A Tribute to Mike Collins will be held at The Factory in Barnstaple on Saturday, February 11 Musicians have rallied around for a Tribute to Mike Collins in Barnstaple this February in memory of the popular 'Mr Saxophone'
"06.01.2017 17:39:10" northdevongazette.co.uk Missing Clive Colling: 'Fantastic response' from public Search will continue for Clive Colling as sightings are reported, say police There has been a 'fantastic response' in the search for missing Bideford pensioner Clive Colling. If you see Clive, call 999 straight away as police remain concerned for his welfare
"06.01.2017 16:00:00" northdevongazette.co.uk Avian flu forces North Devon charity to see 12,000 hens slaughtered To abide with emergency Defra measures the British Hen Welfare Trust at South Molton is unable to rescue any birds for three months Sad news as South Molton charity is forced to let 12,000 hens go to slaughter because of avian flu
"06.01.2017 14:28:46" northdevongazette.co.uk North Devon man in court over child and animal pornography charges The 31-year-old man from Kentisbury was charged over causing unnecessary suffering to an animal, and possessing child and animal pornography. The five charges including making more than 270 images of children and causing unnecessary suffering to a dog.
"06.01.2017 13:00:00" northdevongazette.co.uk Food hygiene in North Devon restaurants among best in country Nearly 90 per cent of local restaurants and cafes given five-star rating by inspectors North Devon restaurants and cafes have been ranked 9th in the UK* for food hygiene
...and Torridge is 16th :)
*Except Scotland (which has a different ratings system)
"06.01.2017 12:00:00" northdevongazette.co.uk Barnstaple museum extension plan described as 'hideous carbuncle' Town council is latest to voice opposition to design Barnstaple Town Council is not a fan of the proposed museum extension.
What do you think?
"06.01.2017 11:53:45" northdevongazette.co.uk Man arrested after armed robbery in Bideford Police have arrested a 42-year-old man after the incident this morning (Friday) The 42-year-old is currently in police custody.
"06.01.2017 11:00:00" northdevongazette.co.uk Braunton and Landkey get funding boost from developer money North Devon Council released more than £27,000 of Section 106 funds at an executive committee meeting on Tuesday. Recreation and play facilities in Braunton and Landkey will be getting an upgrade in the near future...
"06.01.2017 10:00:01" northdevongazette.co.uk Brand new £1.2million wedding venue in Torrington A new corporate events and wedding venue is set to open in Torrington, North Devon, thanks to a £1.2million investment by the Royal Horticultural Society. Looking to get married this year? RHS Garden Rosemoor will be opening a brand new venue in its gorgeous gardens this year.
"06.01.2017 08:54:18" northdevongazette.co.uk Trader's recognition for floral displays in Cooper Street in Bideford The mayor of Bideford has honoured business owners for their efforts with floral displays in Cooper Street. Well done to all the traders for making Cooper Street bright and colourful with their floral displays!
"05.01.2017 22:00:01" northdevongazette.co.uk The voice of Mr Benn is coming to Ilfracombe Career actor Ray Brooks talks about his life and work in Me and My Shadows at The SPACE on January 13 Who remembers Mr Benn? Meet the man behind the voice and many other characters too at The SPACE in Ilfracombe on Friday, January 13
"05.01.2017 21:00:00" northdevongazette.co.uk North Devon new year what's on guide Stroll into 2017 with North Devon events from 05/01/17 to 11/1/17 What's on in North Devon this week?
"05.01.2017 20:00:00" northdevongazette.co.uk Access road through Barnstaple play park is 'not fit for purpose' Police and highways officer slam proposed access road to new housing development at Westacott. 'Not fit for purpose' - police and highways experts have slammed proposals to run an access road to a new housing development through a children's play area.
"05.01.2017 19:00:01" northdevongazette.co.uk Fantastic fundraising in memory of Barnstaple photographer Shaun Barrow Family raise nearly £3,500 for British Heart Foundation (BHF) in memory of Shaun, who died of heart attack, aged 40 Well done to the Barrow family, who have raised nearly £3.5k for for the British Heart Foundation in memory of Shaun Barrow, who died of a heart attack in 2014, aged just 40.
"05.01.2017 18:00:01" northdevongazette.co.uk New survey work will outline solution for Barnstaple's Oliver Buildings Detailed studies will reveal 'how, what and where' historic buildings can be converted. Q: How do you solve a problem like the Oliver Buildings?
A: ....well, we don't have the answer yet but developers are working on it apparently!
"05.01.2017 17:18:59" North Devon Gazette
"05.01.2017 16:50:08" northdevongazette.co.uk Missing Clive Colling: Police search Tapeley Park after confirmed CCTV sighting Police confirm Clive Colling from Bideford was caught on CCTV on New Year's Day - but so far he still has not been found, five days after he was reported missing. Police confirm missing Clive Colling was seen on CCTV in Tapeley Park as they focus their searches there - but still with no luck.
"05.01.2017 16:18:17" northdevongazette.co.uk Five North Devon charity events in 2017 to keep you fit and active Is your new year's resolution to get fit? Make sure you stay on track by signing up to one of these charity challenges in North Devon. Who else has made a new year's resolution to get fit and active?
These charity challenges are sure to you motivation to get off the sofa and start training!
"05.01.2017 14:00:01" northdevongazette.co.uk Missing Julija Dubovika, from Braunton, found safe and well Police thank the public for their help in finding missing Julija Dubovika, 30, with connections to Braunton. Good news - missing Julija Dubovika has been found safe and well
"05.01.2017 13:00:00" northdevongazette.co.uk Ilfracombe motorists urged to park sensibly Blocking narrow roads could threaten lives if the emergency services can't get through, Ilfracombe police warn Don't be the difference between life and death - park considerately so emergency vehicles can get through, Ilfrcaombe motorists are told
"05.01.2017 12:00:00" northdevongazette.co.uk Jobs freeze at Devon County Council to prevent £8.1million overspend Devon County Council has introduced a recruitment freeze as it takes 'firm action' to prevent a multi-million-pound overspend. Devon County Council has frozen recruitment in a bid to try and prevent it overspending by £8.1million.
"05.01.2017 10:53:16" northdevongazette.co.uk Wild horses escape burrows and gallop through Northam Square Residents in Northam had a shock in the early hours of this morning (Thursday) when they saw the peculiar sight as horses broke free from Northam Burrows. Northam residents had a bit of a shock this morning when 15-20 wild horses ran through the Square!
"05.01.2017 08:38:37" northdevongazette.co.uk Meet the new policing team for Torridge There's a new team at the helm of policing in Torridge. We caught up with the three new faces heading up the policing teams in Torridge.
"04.01.2017 20:00:00" northdevongazette.co.uk MAP: Sightings of missing Clive Colling Where has missing Bideford pensioner Clive Colling been sighted? View our interactive map here. Here's our interactive map of reported sightings of missing Bideford pensioner Clive Colling:
"04.01.2017 19:00:00" northdevongazette.co.uk Help us fight for your local free press in North Devon Have your say on proposals that could gag and paralyse local media if the Government gets its way Call for people to have their say on a consultation that could gag their local free press
"04.01.2017 17:00:00" northdevongazette.co.uk Missing Clive Colling: Daughter's 'heartfelt thanks' to those searching Search teams have begun scouring the area around Shebbear after a reporteded sighting, as fire fighters make their way up and down the River Torridge in search for Clive Colling. The daughter of missing pensioner Clive Colling has extended a 'heartfelt thanks' to everyone who has been searching.
"04.01.2017 15:37:00" northdevongazette.co.uk Devon health service review has cost £2.7m in six months As North Devon District Hospital services are threatened because of a funding crisis, it has emerged the Success Regime itself is costing millions Did you know the Success Regime review of health services has already cost £2.7million in six months? Is this necessary or simply a waste when North Devon services are under threat? Tell us what you think?
"04.01.2017 15:00:01" northdevongazette.co.uk Petrol prices: Forecourts in Barnstaple and Bideford show 8p price difference Industry experts warn of further price increases this month due to rise in wholesale costs. Head's up before you fill up! Petrol is currently 8 pence per litre cheaper in Barnstaple than it is in Bideford
"04.01.2017 13:57:29" northdevongazette.co.uk Call to find new sites for travellers in North Devon North Devon and Torridge district councils are looking for residents to put forward land for use by Gypsies and travellers as part of a consultation “We have a duty to assist people who need our help with housing, this also includes gypsies and travellers who are temporarily in the area. This piece of work will enable us to work with local residents to find the best way to look at sites to accommodate
"04.01.2017 13:16:07" northdevongazette.co.uk Western Power Distribution looks to recruit 89 technical apprentices Power company opens door to applicants in North Devon as part of new year recruitment drive Looking for a new career direction in 2017? Western Power is looking to recruit 89 technical apprentices.
"04.01.2017 12:13:16" northdevongazette.co.uk Significant South Molton Staffordshire Pottery collection sold at 'record breaking' auction Huge collection fetches more than £20,000 with bidders from all over the world SOLD! This huge South Molton Staffordshire Pottery collection went under the hammer for more than £20k
"04.01.2017 10:30:00" northdevongazette.co.uk Man suffers serious injuries in collision on A3072 at Holsworthy The A3072 was closed for seven hours yesterday (Tuesday) after a collision which saw a man air-lifted to hospital. Did you witness the collision on the A3072 near Holsworthy last night? Police would like to hear from you.
"04.01.2017 09:11:39" northdevongazette.co.uk Missing Clive Colling: Bideford Coastguard warns well-wishers not to put themselves at risk The Coastguard has warned people to 'not become casualties as well' as it thanks people for their support in trying to find missing Clive Colling. The search for missing Clive Colling is entering its third full day, and Bideford Coastguard has a message for anyone who is trying to help in finding the missing pensioner:
"03.01.2017 15:57:47" northdevongazette.co.uk New Seven Brethren plans could take on Taunton and Exeter Councillors get behind major redevelopment plans for Seven Brethren in Barnstaple that include a hotel, cinema and restaurants Will Barnstaple grow to beat Taunton and Exeter at their own game? That's the hope as major redevelopment plans for Seven Brethren are approved by councillors, with a new site plan revealed today
"03.01.2017 15:04:11" northdevongazette.co.uk Concern grows for missing Barnstaple woman Julija Dubovika Julija Dubovika, also known as Julia Belova, last spoke to the police on December 25 and has not been seen since. Police are growing 'increasingly concerned' about missing person Julija Dubovika, thought to have been living in Braunton.
Can you help Devon & Cornwall Police find her?
"03.01.2017 13:00:32" northdevongazette.co.uk Four bikes worth £13,000 stolen from Swimbridge Police are appealing to find the four road bikes which were taken from a secured garage in Swimbridge last week. If you are offered any of these bikes or know who might have taken them, please let Barnstaple Police know.
"03.01.2017 12:01:17" northdevongazette.co.uk Vote for your inspiring North Devon hero in new awards Do you know someone deserving of an Inspiring People award? Find out how to vote for them here. Has someone inspired you with their work in sports, the arts, or even the community? Vote for them in these new awards!
"03.01.2017 11:07:01" northdevongazette.co.uk New North Devon bus timetable launched today Changed introduced on number of key services following public consultation last summer A new bus timetable has been launched in North Devon today
"03.01.2017 09:00:27" northdevongazette.co.uk Search for missing Bideford pensioner Clive Collings continues through the night Police, Coastguard and mountain rescue teams have been focusing on quarry and woodland areas as they search for missing pensioner Clive Collings. Teams have been scouring quarries and woodland areas as the search for Mr Collings continued through the night.
Please all continue to keep a lookout and report any sightings.
"03.01.2017 08:00:00" northdevongazette.co.uk Weils disease warning after derelict building fire in Woolacombe Police have issued a warning to anyone who entered the derelict building in Woolacombe before the fire to speak to a healthcare professional. If you know anyone who entered this Woolacombe building before the fire, it's important they seek medical advice.
"02.01.2017 19:43:05" northdevongazette.co.uk Missing: Have you seen Clive Collings from Bideford? Last seen on New Year's Eve, but may have been in Bideford Morrisons yesterday (Sunday) UPDATED: Coastguard stand down for the night as police continue search for missing Clive Collings.
Thank you to everyone who has been keeping an eye out and shared our previous post.
"02.01.2017 15:51:00" northdevongazette.co.uk Mullacott sexual assault appeal Call for witnesses after girl is allegedly assaulted while waiting for a bus at Mullacott near Ilfracombe Witnesses are sought following an alleged sexual assault at Mullacott before Christmas
"02.01.2017 13:46:56" northdevongazette.co.uk Missing: Have you seen Clive Collings from Bideford? Last seen on New Year's Eve, but may have been in Bideford Morrisons yesterday (Sunday) Can you help find missing Clive Collings from Bideford? There is increasing concern for his wellbeing
"01.01.2017 16:15:26" northdevongazette.co.uk PICTURES: Music through the decades at Bideford New Year's Eve celebrations Fancy dress and musical entertainment saw thousands gather on Bideford Quay to welcome 2017 in style. Who celebrated the start of 2017 in Bideford last night? You can see loads of photos from the evening here - can you spot anyone you know?
Well done to organisers on another fantastic
"01.01.2017 15:07:27" northdevongazette.co.uk PICTURES: New Year's Day swimmers take the plunge at Woolacombe More than 100 people brave the waves for tradition New Year's Day dip Fair play to this lot ...it was cold enough just taking the pictures!
Happy New Year - WOOLACOMBE STYLE!
"31.12.2016 10:01:44" www.northdevongazette.co.uk Two North Devon people on New Year's Honours list The New Year's Honours list has been revealed – with North Devon surf lifesaver and armed forces charity volunteer among the recipients. Congratulations to Jackie and Barrie!
"30.12.2016 18:30:00" northdevongazette.co.uk Brace yourself for a North Devon New Year's Day swim Take the plunge in Woolacombe and Appledore to welcome in 2017 Fancy seeing in 2017 with a New Year's Day swim?
Slap on the goose fat and take the plunge in Appledore and Woolacombe...
"30.12.2016 17:42:00" northdevongazette.co.uk Stay safe this New Year's Eve in North Devon, say police North Devon revellers are reminded to take care and ensure they can get home safely from New Year's Eve festivities If you're out this New Year's Eve, don't forget to take care and always ensure you have a safe way to get home :)
"30.12.2016 12:00:00" northdevongazette.co.uk New Year's Eve in North Devon: All you need to know Find out what's happening in Bideford, Barnstaple, Torrington, Ilfracombe and more venues around North Devon for New Year's Eve. Are you ready to see in the new year? Find out where you can celebrate 2017 here:
"30.12.2016 11:00:00" northdevongazette.co.uk Bideford Christmas Day lunch was a success Organisers of a Christmas Day lunch in Bideford have said thankyou to those who helped and attended. It was great to see 50 people - who would otherwise have spent Christmas on their own - get together in Bideford.
"30.12.2016 10:08:40" northdevongazette.co.uk Barnstaple couple celebrates diamond wedding anniversary What is the secret to a long and happy marriage? We asked this Barnstaple couple celebrating 60 years since their wedding day. What is the secret to a long and happy marriage? We asked this Barnstaple couple celebrating 60 years since their wedding day...
"30.12.2016 09:15:30" northdevongazette.co.uk Opening date for Barnstaple Greggs store Bakery chain Greggs has confirmed it is coming to Barnstaple after advertising for jobs - find out when here. Greggs has confirmed it IS coming to Barnstaple - find out when here. Are you looking forward to the store opening?
"29.12.2016 18:38:01" northdevongazette.co.uk North Devon charity rehomes 56,000 hens in 2016 The British Hen Welfare Trust at South Molton has saved 56,000 hens this year Clucking good effort by the British Hen Welfare Trust after rescuing 56,000 hens in the past year
"29.12.2016 16:29:40" northdevongazette.co.uk Thieves break into Barnstaple Foodbank on Christmas Eve - escape with sprouts Uncaring thieves make off with vegetables from Barnstaple Foodbank on Christmas night – and cause £1,000 in damage How low can you go? Thieves made a smash 'n' grab at Barnstaple Foodbank on Christmas Eve. The result? Three trays of veg including two of sprouts
"29.12.2016 14:00:00" northdevongazette.co.uk PICTURES: Can you give these six 'super' staffies a home? Dogs Trust Ilfracombe is hoping to banish misconceptions about the loveable breed as six of their staffies hope for a forever home. How could you not love Coco, Max, Pacman, Roger, Rory and Tye? Look at those adorable faces!
"29.12.2016 12:30:00" northdevongazette.co.uk Bickington 'village green' plans turned down Plans for seven homes on land at Hollamoor View have been rejected by North Devon Council Proposals for seven new homes on the 'village green' at Bickington have been turned down
"29.12.2016 11:11:46" northdevongazette.co.uk North Devon charity is helping people fight addiction As part of our Let's Talk About It Campaign, substance misuse doctor Harry Walters talks about how Rise in Barnstaple works with mental health services. “We try to empower people to make that change; we're all adults and need to take responsibility, to be able to make changes; it's not as simple as saying 'I would like you to stop using drugs'.”
"29.12.2016 08:52:01" northdevongazette.co.uk Have you seen these items stolen from Chulmleigh antiques shop? Police release pictures of £15,000 worth of gold taken from Then and Now Antiques at Chulmleigh before Christmas Can you help? Appeal for witnesses after £15,000 in gold stolen from Chulmleigh antiques shop
"29.12.2016 07:16:01" northdevongazette.co.uk Bid to charge for parking at Arlington Court National Trust wants to install pay and display machines at Arlington Court near Barnstaple The National Trust is seeking to introduce parking charges at Arlington Court
"28.12.2016 20:00:00" northdevongazette.co.uk QUIZ: The North Devon Gazette Quiz of 2016 Think you know what happened in North Devon in 2016? Put your knowledge to the test QUIZ! How well do you remember 2016? Take our Big Fat Quiz of 2016 here and see how much you can recall!
"28.12.2016 19:00:00" northdevongazette.co.uk A new chapter as Tapeley Park turns over a new leaf We caught up with Tapeley Park owner Hector Christie to find out how things are changing at his Instow home and grounds. “I have never been happier than I am now, and neither has Tapeley."
Hector Christie talks to us about how 2017 is going to be the best year for Tapeley Park. Have you visited recently?
"28.12.2016 17:00:00" northdevongazette.co.uk Barnstaple burglar caught on camera The 22-year-old from Barnstaple was caught in the act as he broke into a property while the occupants were asleep in September. “We ask that people remain vigilant and to look out for each other; if you see anything suspicious then always report it as the information could prove vital to any investigation."
"28.12.2016 15:00:00" northdevongazette.co.uk Bideford New Year's Eve: What you need to know about seeing in 2017 If you're planning to celebrate New Year's Eve in Bideford, here's what you need to know about the celebrations on Saturday night. Live music, fireworks, prizes for the best fancy dress and children's entertainment during the day - it's going to be a good one!
"28.12.2016 13:00:00" northdevongazette.co.uk Tributes to 'very special' fundraiser Deri Rundle Deri Rundle, founder of the David Rundle Trust, died on December 21 at her home in Westward Ho! Very sad news - we loved listening to Deri telling us her tales from Rwanda.
If you'd like to pay tribute to Deri, leave a comment below or send us an email to email@example.com.
"28.12.2016 12:00:01" northdevongazette.co.uk Man dies after being found unconcious in Bideford road The man was found lying in the middle of Pitt Lane in Bideford on Christmas Eve and died in hopsital on Boxing Day. The 64-year-old died in hospital on Boxing Day. Can you help police find out what happened to him?
"28.12.2016 11:00:00" northdevongazette.co.uk PICTURES: Appeal to find man in connection with charity box theft Police appeal with CCTV stills after a charity puppy appeal box was taken from Lynton Pharmacy. Do you recognise this man?
"28.12.2016 10:00:01" northdevongazette.co.uk Fire fighters save Christmas meal from disaster in Bishops Nympton Retained fire fighters from South Molton managed to save Christmas for one large family gathering a chimney fire broke out in their home. Well done to South Molton Fire Station for abandoning their own celebrations to save this family's Christmas Day meal!
"28.12.2016 09:18:08" North Devon Gazette
"28.12.2016 09:08:44" northdevongazette.co.uk A377 closed after car overturns between Chapelton and Fishleigh Barton A woman had to be cut from the overturned car by fire fighters and was taken to hospital this morning (Wednesday). The A377 is currently closed after a woman had to be cut from an overturned car this morning:
"26.12.2016 20:36:13" northdevongazette.co.uk Barnstaple Town 0 Bideford 1: Kai Fisher gives Robins bragging rights in North Devon derby Bideford made it a league double over Barnstaple Town in the Southern League Division One South and West with a 1-0 win on Boxing Day. BIG crowd at the Barnstaple v Bideford Boxing Day derby today. Check out our match report and pictures here...
"26.12.2016 11:30:00" northdevongazette.co.uk Christmas and New Year bus services in North Devon Find out when the bus services will be running in North Devon over the Christmas and New Year period. There are special bus services running today - more here:
"26.12.2016 10:25:11" northdevongazette.co.uk Record-breaking year for Santa sleigh tours in Barnstaple and Bideford Bideford and Barnstaple Round Tables have raised more than £20,000 between them with their record-breaking annual Santa Sleigh Runs. A big well done to Barnstaple Santa Round Table and Bideford Round Table 328 on their record-breaking Santa sleighs!
"25.12.2016 10:00:01" Timeline Photos Wishing all of our readers and advertisers a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!
"24.12.2016 19:12:53" northdevongazette.co.uk Lucky North Devon turkey escaped the Christmas dinner plate This lucky turkey, nicknamed 'Mr T', was saved from Hatherleigh Market and managed to escape the dinner plate. Looks like Mr T had a lucky escape with the help of North Devon Animal Ambulance!
"24.12.2016 10:00:00" northdevongazette.co.uk North Devon supermarket Christmas opening times Find out when the supermarkets are open over Christmas in Barnstaple, Bideford, Ilfracombe, South Molton, Torrington and Braunton. Don't forget if you're heading to the supermarket to get any last minute bits today, most of them will close early
"23.12.2016 11:02:15" northdevongazette.co.uk New tourism chief looks ahead to exciting times in North Devon Nick White has been elected as North Devon Marketing Bureau chairman It's all change at the top as North Devon Marketing Bureau looks forward to an exciting year in 2017
"22.12.2016 16:33:33" northdevongazette.co.uk Damien Hirst withdraws from Ilfracombe Southern Extension plan Plans for 750 news homes, a school and health centre in Ilfracombe are 'moving forward' following the withdrawal of Damien Hirst's Resign company from the scheme Update on the Ilfracombe Southern Extension plans for 750 homes - as artist Damien Hirst withdraws from the scheme
"22.12.2016 13:00:00" northdevongazette.co.uk Plans for artists to display work in Landivisiau Walk Torridge's community and resources committee ageed to trial the initiative along the riverfront in Bideford. The council will trial the scheme next year - do you think this will breathe life into this end of Bideford?
"22.12.2016 12:00:00" northdevongazette.co.uk Could Greggs be coming to Barnstaple? National bakery chain Greggs is currently advertising job roles in Barnstaple. Would you like to see a Greggs in Barnstaple?
"22.12.2016 10:42:49" northdevongazette.co.uk Mental health charities are 'plugging the gap' says bereaved Barnstaple father As part of our Let's Talk About It campaign, a Barnstaple father has spoken out above how his son's suicide led him to verge of his own breakdown. Mental health charities are 'plugging the gap' says bereaved Barnstaple father. Does more need to be done in North Devon?
"21.12.2016 16:02:05" northdevongazette.co.uk Barnstaple Tesco stores lend a helping hand with Christmas lunch Staff from Barnstaple's stores teamed up with Encompass Southwest to put on a Christmas lunch at St Anne's Arts and Community Centre on Tuesday A lovely gesture from the staff at Tesco
"21.12.2016 15:03:16" northdevongazette.co.uk North Devon Christmas what's on guide – don't be dogged with nothing to do North Devon events from 22/12 to 28/12 What's on in North Devon this Christmas?
"21.12.2016 14:27:00" northdevongazette.co.uk Barnstaple New Year's Eve promises 'fireworks to remember' Will you be watching the show from Barnstaple Square and Long Bridge on Saturday, December 31? Are you looking forward to Barnstaple's New Year's Eve celebrations? Looks like it could be a good one this year
"21.12.2016 12:20:02" northdevongazette.co.uk PICTURES: Appeal after vase thefts from Braunton graveyard Did you see anyone removing vases from graves in St Brannock's Church graveyard? Can you help catch the person who did this?
"21.12.2016 11:00:19" North Devon Gazette
"21.12.2016 11:00:01" northdevongazette.co.uk QUIZ: Which Christmas Day relative are you? Are you the grandma sipping sherry in the corner, or the partying sibling who stays out clubbing on Christmas Eve? Or perhaps you're the mother flustering over the dinner, or dad telling jokes at the table? Take our quiz and see if we can guess which Need something to pass the time in the office? Take our quiz and see if we can guess which relative you are on Christmas day!
"21.12.2016 10:00:00" northdevongazette.co.uk Mixed reaction to major development plans for Seven Brethren While some have welcomed the idea of a new, bigger cinema, others Gazette readers have thrown up concerns over road infrastructure and more housing. Some are excited about a new cinema, others want the infrastructure before anything happens on the site - what do you think of the plans for Seven Brethren?
"21.12.2016 08:55:13" northdevongazette.co.uk Man rolled down embankment after car hit railings in Combe Martin Fire fighters were called to rescue a driver who had 'fallen down an embankment' after his car hit railings and overturned in Combe Martin. Fire fighters were called to rescue the driver who had 'fallen down an embankment' after his car hit railings and overturned in Combe Martin last night.
"20.12.2016 17:24:53" northdevongazette.co.uk Barnstaple police crash victim awarded six-figure pay-out Devon and Cornwall Police make out-of-court settlement nearly five years after Sticklepath 'Stones' incident It's taken five years, but a man who nearly died after a collision with a police car at Barnhenge has finally received a settlement.
Bruce Clarke told us: “My life was turned upside down but hopefully this will give me some sort of closure."
"20.12.2016 14:06:00" northdevongazette.co.uk Improvements to Roundswell's Cedars roundabout could be agreed by March It follows a North Devon Highways and Traffic Orders Committee meeting today (Tuesday) Would upgrades to the roundabout make your morning commute a bit easier?
"20.12.2016 13:15:00" northdevongazette.co.uk Elderly woman dies after Barnstaple collision Police confirm one of three elderly women involved in a single-vehicle collision in Barnstaple on Saturday has died. Our thoughts are with her family, so close to Christmas.
"20.12.2016 12:19:40" northdevongazette.co.uk Will North Devon have a white Christmas? Sadly the forecast looks like it's going to be wet and windy one for Christmas in North Devon, as the Met Office warns Storm Barbara is on her way. Will North Devon have a white Christmas? ❄️ Not if Storm Barbara has anything to do with it ☔️
"20.12.2016 10:08:52" northdevongazette.co.uk Will the post-party Gazette team pass the breathalyser? The Gazette team enlisted the help of Barnstaple police to see just how over the drink drive limit they would be post-Christmas party. If you've ever considered driving to work the day after the office Christmas party, read this:
"19.12.2016 19:00:01" northdevongazette.co.uk Bideford Morrisons to give out wonky carrots for Rudolph Children will be able to take the misshapen carrots home to leave out for Father Christmas and his reindeer on Christmas Eve. Morrisons in Bideford is giving out wonky carrots for Father Christmas and his reindeer.
"19.12.2016 16:46:45" northdevongazette.co.uk Masterplan for major development of Seven Brethren in Barnstaple A hotel, cinema, restaurants, housing and a new leisure centre are proposed on the riverside Seven Brethren site in Barnstaple The 'masterplan' for major redevelopment at Barnstaple Seven Brethren site has been released today - what do you think of the proposals for a cinema, hotel, restaurants and housing?
"19.12.2016 15:32:23" northdevongazette.co.uk Infographic: How to have a green Christmas in North Devon Do you know how much food we waste at Christmas? Or how much CO2 could be saved through recycling? Check out our handy infographic here. Did you know each year the UK throws away 4 million Christmas dinners? That and more recycling trivia here...
"19.12.2016 13:19:10" northdevongazette.co.uk Braunton teenager's Christmas lights display is 'biggest ever' Josh Liddall from Braunton has put up lights in Chestnut Close for the fourth year running and is raising money for Children's Hospice South West Have you seen this stunning display of lights at Chestnut Close in Braunton yet? Why not pop along tonight and help raise money for Children's Hospice South West too?
"19.12.2016 09:17:00" northdevongazette.co.uk North Devon supermarket Christmas opening times Find out when the supermarkets are open over Christmas in Barnstaple, Bideford, Ilfracombe, South Molton, Torrington and Braunton. Want to know when the supermarkets are open over Christmas? We've listed it all in one handy place.
"17.12.2016 13:07:18" northdevongazette.co.uk Heavy traffic after Barnstaple Long Bridge accident Early reports suggest a car, motorcycle and cyclist may have been involved in a collision affecting Barnstaple's Long Bridge Traffic around Barnstaple's Long Bridge is heavy this lunchtime after an accident - maybe best to avoid the area if you can
"16.12.2016 17:26:53" northdevongazette.co.uk Government figures show nearly 3,000 badgers killed in Devon cull A total of 10,886 animals killed across the South West during six-week licensed cull Nearly 3,000 badgers were killed in Devon, including in North Devon, during the latest cull, according to figures released today.
"16.12.2016 16:30:00" northdevongazette.co.uk Gover's in Barnstaple closing after 79 years Well known Barnstaple footwear and work wear shop Gover's will shut its doors for the last time at the end of February We've all bought wellies and boots from there, no doubt, or maybe a coat or school uniform, but sadly Gover's in Barnstaple will be closing soon :(
"16.12.2016 14:20:00" northdevongazette.co.uk Free Christmas Day parking at Saunton Beach plus Boxing Day donations to charity Free December 25 parking at Saunton and all Boxing Day parking fees will be donated to Calvert Trust Exmoor Free Christmas Day parking at Saunton Beach and all proceeds to charity on Boxing day
"16.12.2016 12:11:58" northdevongazette.co.uk Changes looming for North Devon's CCTV service Council is seeking to end around the clock monitoring of CCTV cameras in North Devon, but will focus resources 'where there is most need' It looks as if from April next year, North Devon's CCTV cameras will not be manned 24 hours a day. Do you think this will have an effect on crime and disorder?
"15.12.2016 19:00:00" northdevongazette.co.uk Artist's Christmas Grinch design for Ilfracombe shelter is a hit Have you spotted The Grinch during walks past the old shelter on the Tarka Trail near pall in Ilfracombe? Great festive design for an old Ilfracombe shelter from local artist Daniel Kehil-Jones
"15.12.2016 18:00:00" northdevongazette.co.uk Generous Gazette readers dig deep for North Devon's food banks We asked and you delivered - annual Give a Gift Appeal will help spread some cheer to families in crisis this Christmas Wow - what a fantastically generous bunch you are. Thanks so much for your support again this year.
"15.12.2016 17:00:00" northdevongazette.co.uk Torrington nurse bags stack of festive goodies in Gazette's 'Win Christmas' competition Anna and family win first North Devon Christmas they'll never forget More than 600 readers entered but there can only be one WIN CHRISTMAS winner....
Congratulations Anna Rayner from Torrington :)
"15.12.2016 16:02:00" northdevongazette.co.uk Schools funding formula branded 'ridiculous' and 'a shambles' by North Devon headteachers Only three local schools set to gain extra funding under proposed 'national funding formula' unveiled by Secretary of State yesterday “So far, this exercise looks to me like the same budget has been through a hot-wash to present it differently. It looks like a shambles to me.”
"15.12.2016 15:00:00" northdevongazette.co.uk Wendy Hilling and dog Teddy nominated for award at Crufts 2017 Northam woman Wendy Hilling is hoping her and life-saving dog Teddy will win the Kennel Club's Eukanaba Friends for Life award at next year's Crufts. Well done Wendy Hilling and Teddy on your nomination!
"15.12.2016 14:24:55" North Devon Gazette
"15.12.2016 14:00:00" northdevongazette.co.uk Christmas and New Year bus services in North Devon Find out when the bus services will be running in North Devon over the Christmas and New Year period. There will be limited bus services across North Devon this Christmas and New Year.
"15.12.2016 12:30:00" northdevongazette.co.uk Ilfracombe Ladies Circle gets naked for charity calendar Ilfracombe Ladies Circle charity calendar is raising money for MIND, Coppafeel and the SCBU Appeal Fantastic fundraiser from Ilfracombe Ladies Circle as its members strip for a (tasteful) naked charity calendar
"15.12.2016 10:34:58" northdevongazette.co.uk PICTURES: Ilfracombe traffic crackdown catches motorists breaking the law Gazette reporter Sarah Howells joined the Ilfracombe Police town team as they crackdown on drink driving, seatbelts and using a mobile phone. If you spotted the police out in Ilfracombe yesterday morning, this is what they were doing - and we joined them.
"14.12.2016 18:15:00" northdevongazette.co.uk North Devon Christmas job rush could see unemployment fall Job Centre Plus says 'good news' for January as more companies look to recruit in North Devon and Torridge Unemployment figures show a rise for November but Christmas rush should see a drop this month - and the new universal credit system 'is working' says Job Centre Plus
"14.12.2016 17:18:56" northdevongazette.co.uk Plans for 55 new homes in Braunton refused by North Devon Council The application for homes to be built on land east of South Park, was debated by North Devon Council's planning committee on Wednesday. Plans for 55 homes were refused by North Devon Council today, with the proposals being likened to 'putting bricks in a bucket of water'
"14.12.2016 11:00:00" northdevongazette.co.uk More housing on agenda for 2017 says Bideford mayor Following a number of high profile business openings, town now primed for new housing developments Looks like 2017 could be a busy year for Bideford
"14.12.2016 10:02:09" northdevongazette.co.uk Barnstaple fitness instructor 'rows to Wales and back' Indoor charity row at TM Fitness for Macmillan Cancer Support Fantastic effort from TM Fitness instructor Lawrence Tydd as he rows 100,000 metres to help Macmillan Cancer Support
"13.12.2016 16:54:24" northdevongazette.co.uk Amazing Grace to be sung at funeral of Barnstaple's 'Mr Saxophone' Mike Collins The funeral of Mike Collins is at 3.40pm in North Devon Crematorium tomorrow (Wednesday) The funeral of Barnstaple musician Mike Collins will be held tomorrow (Wednesday) at the crematorium in Barnstaple, with his good friend Jim Jones set to pay tribute to the man they called 'Mr Saxophone'
"13.12.2016 12:00:00" northdevongazette.co.uk PICTURE: 12 vehicles involved in A361 collision Police sergeant says there were only minor injuries in 12-vehicle pile up near Tiverton on Monday. 12 vehicles were involved in the collision last night on the A361
"13.12.2016 10:58:28" northdevongazette.co.uk Pictures: North Devon hospital staff do Christmas Jumper Day North Devon District Hospital held its own Christmas Jumper Day on Friday – and raised thousands for NHS good causes All manner of staff at Barnstaple hospital got festive on Friday for its annual Christmas Jumper Day for the SCBU appeal - will you be pulling on your Christmas jumper this Friday for national Christmas Jumper Day?
"12.12.2016 17:15:00" northdevongazette.co.uk Cliff collapses onto path near Westward Ho! 'haunted house' Path near 'haunted house' hit by hefty landslide in Abbotsham direction Council says coast path should remain open after cliff landslide at Westward Ho! this morning. Did you see or hear anything?
"12.12.2016 16:05:10" northdevongazette.co.uk PICTURES: North Devon's first Starbucks opens in Bideford The brand new Starbucks at Atlantic Park in Bideford opened today with festive choir tunes and a red ribbon cut by the mayor. PICTURES: North Devon's first Starbucks opened in Bideford today. See more photos here.
"12.12.2016 15:33:34" northdevongazette.co.uk North Devon's RGB Building Supplies in Hot 100 list Ranking makes company the fastest growing private business in Devon with a turnover of £54.3m Good news for a North Devon company as RGB Building Supplies makes the Hot 100 list!
"12.12.2016 14:12:56" northdevongazette.co.uk New plans submitted for Ilfracombe's Berkeley Hotel Is it fourth time lucky for derelict Ilfracombe hotel as new planning application is lodged? Could the decade long saga of Ilfracombe's derelict Berkeley Hotel finally be coming to an end with the submission of a new planning application?
"12.12.2016 13:00:01" northdevongazette.co.uk Phase two Goodleigh Road plans submitted to North Devon Council Permission sought for 28 new homes at Barnstaple development Plans have been submitted for the second phase of a new housing development off Goodleigh Road in Barnstaple
"12.12.2016 12:00:00" northdevongazette.co.uk Barnstaple Heritage Centre could become bar or restaurant in Strand shake-up North Devon Council says they will market the Heritage Centre building on The Strand in the new year What would you like to see Barnstaple Heritage Centre turn into? Vote in our poll on this story, or comment below:
"12.12.2016 11:00:01" northdevongazette.co.uk Bideford police warn young people to think twice before 'sexting' Police in Bideford said there had been several cases of young men in Torridge being blackmailed after 'sexting'. Police in Bideford said there had been several incidents of young men being blackmailed due to 'sexting'.
"12.12.2016 09:41:19" northdevongazette.co.uk Ilfracombe man to appear in court for explosives charge The 41-year-old was charged on Sunday after an incident in Osborne Road. A 41-year-old man is set to appear in court this morning on explosives charges after homes were evacuated in Ilfracombe:
"12.12.2016 09:06:49" northdevongazette.co.uk PICTURES: Bideford Starbucks to open on Monday Bideford's brand new Starbucks coffee shop is opening at Atlantic Park in Clovelly Road on Monday. There will be a choir singing and a red ribbon cutting at Bideford Starbucks this afternoon - are you going to check it out?
"11.12.2016 15:45:53" northdevongazette.co.uk Ilfracombe man charged with possession of explosives following police incident The 41-year-old is due to appear in court tomorrow The man is due in court tomorrow.
"10.12.2016 19:22:12" www.northdevongazette.co.uk Review: Gold, glitter and eye-watering dance moves at this year's Queen's Theatre panto Barnstaple performance of traditional tale is as polished as Aladdin's lamp A beautifully polished performance of Aladdin at North Devon Theatres this afternoon (pun intended ...well, it is panto!)
Get your tickets quick folks, it's a good 'un ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
"10.12.2016 11:00:00" northdevongazette.co.uk WIN dinner for two at North Devon Street Food Want to win dinner for two at North Devon Street Food market? Enter our competition here. Don't forget to enter our competition to win dinner for two at North Devon Street Food - you have until 5pm Monday to enter!
"10.12.2016 08:30:51" www.northdevongazette.co.uk Plans to build holiday units at Knapp House in Northam Plans are going on show tomorrow (Saturday) for new holiday units at Knapp House in Northam. A consultation is being held today over plans to build new holiday units at Knapp House in Northam.
"09.12.2016 19:00:00" northdevongazette.co.uk Christmas lights display at Barnstaple home is hard to beat Can you top Kevin's Christmas lights spectacular? Can you beat Kevin's Christmas lights display? Send us your pics or post in the comments below....
"09.12.2016 18:00:00" northdevongazette.co.uk Bideford announces New Year's Eve theme This year New Year's Eve revellers in Bideford can expect to celebrate music through the decades on December 31. We know, we know - it's not even Christmas yet. But in case you were already thinking about New Year's Eve...
"09.12.2016 17:00:00" northdevongazette.co.uk Pantomime fun with Aladdin in Barnstaple The big Queen's Theatre panto is back in Barnstaple this December – have you got your ticket? We're off to the panto in Barnstaple tomorrow. Oh yes we are!
The Queen's Theatre curtain goes up tomorrow - find out how to book tickets here...
"09.12.2016 16:10:35" northdevongazette.co.uk Plans submitted for 149 new homes at Westacott in Barnstaple Outline plans show access road to new development will run through 'enhanced' play area Updated plans for 149 new homes at Westacott in Barnstaple show a new access road will run through an 'enhanced' play area
"09.12.2016 14:00:33" northdevongazette.co.uk Devon County Council unites in fight for county's hospital services Motions to pause reviews which could jeopardise services at North Devon District Hospital and to ensure fair funding for services were unanimously passed at County Hall on Thursday. “In light of these conclusions and the very strong feelings in communities across Devon about the local proposals we think there needs to be a pause in these plans to allow health managers to review their budgets and for our MPs to fight for adequate
"09.12.2016 13:00:00" northdevongazette.co.uk Bideford's Joiners Arms regulars raise money in Kayla's memory Kayla's Big Bash raised £640 for The Link Centre in Bideford “This cheque is another huge injection of money, donated in Kayla's memory, and people here are determined to spend the funds in ways that they can imagine Kayla loving."
"09.12.2016 12:09:22" And the winner is..........revealed in the North Devon Gazette on Wednesday!!
"09.12.2016 11:00:01" northdevongazette.co.uk PICTURES: Bideford Starbucks to open on Monday Bideford's brand new Starbucks coffee shop is opening at Atlantic Park in Clovelly Road on Monday. Are you excited for the opening of Bideford's first Starbucks?
"09.12.2016 10:00:00" northdevongazette.co.uk Jim Jones pays tribute to 'good friend' Mike Collins The singer-songwriter wrote a touching tribute to Mr Collins, who died on Saturday "Mike was a fighter, he was an overcomer, he was a strong believer in love and the love of God.
I am devastated by the loss of my good friend and the encouragement he brought to me and so many I know that will read this.
His struggles are now over and I
"09.12.2016 08:53:19" Timeline Photos WE ARE DRAWING A WINNER TODAY! You have until midday to get your forms into the North Devon Gazette offices before we pick someone to win our amazing prize! Good luck everyone!
"08.12.2016 16:00:00" northdevongazette.co.uk Mixed reaction to St John's plans for Roundswell retail development Readers have been expressing both joy and frustration at Roundswell plans which include a new Costa Coffee, Aldi and Marston's pub. Here's what readers think of plans which could include a new Costa, Aldi and Marston's pub in Roundswell.
"08.12.2016 15:00:00" northdevongazette.co.uk First phase of Bideford bridge repairs are complete Devon County Council announced that both lanes of the Kenwith Viaduct will reopen today (Thursday) A 20mph restriction will still be in place.
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"08.12.2016 14:00:00" northdevongazette.co.uk PICTURES: Bideford Premier Inn opens tomorrow The new Premier Inn in Bideford will be opening at Atlantic Park tomorrow (Friday). Bideford's brand new Premier Inn opens tomorrow - the second grand opening that end of town in two days!
"08.12.2016 12:41:19" northdevongazette.co.uk Tributes paid to Barnstaple saxophone player Mike Collins Police confirmed that Mr Collins was the man recovered from the River Taw in Barnstaple on Saturday Our thoughts are with his family and friends.
"08.12.2016 10:13:55" northdevongazette.co.uk Last chance to donate Christmas food to Northern Devon Foodbank Gazette readers have been donating generously to our Give A Gift appeal to deliver festive parcels to families in need across North Devon. There's still time to donate to our Give A Gift appeal in aid of Northern Devon Foodbank - look at some of the donations we've had so far!
"07.12.2016 12:00:00" northdevongazette.co.uk New St Johns Garden Centre site in Barnstaple could include Aldi and Costa Coffee The Gazette can exclusively reveal Aldi, Costa Coffee and pub chain Marston's named as proposals revealed for major retail development at Roundswell in Barnstaple. The Gazette can exclusively reveal proposals today for a major new retail development in Roundswell, which include a Costa, Aldi and Marston's pub. What do you think of the plans?
"07.12.2016 11:01:31" Photos from North Devon Gazette's post CAKE, GLORIOUS CAKE! We are hosting a Mince Pie Mingle for Care for kids North Devon today, so pop down to the North Devon Gazette & Agricultural Trader and get some yummy Christmas cakes, pies and brownies in return for a donation. Plus you can pick up
"07.12.2016 09:05:09" northdevongazette.co.uk PICTURES: Late night Christmas shopping in Bideford The Businesses of Bideford put on a festive evening of fun at Bideford's late night shopping event. Did you go late night shopping in Bideford last night? Check out these fabulously festive photos from the evening!
"06.12.2016 17:00:00" northdevongazette.co.uk County council reveals pothole repair plan for North Devon Roads in Barnstaple, Bideford and Torrington named as part of £1.9million resurfacing and patching programme to take place before end of April Revealed: Council announces which roads will be repaired as part of £1.9million Devon pothole repair programme.
Sounds like they've got their work cut out....
"06.12.2016 16:00:01" northdevongazette.co.uk Devon Air Ambulance gets new Bideford night flight landing site Bideford Rugby Football Club pitch will make the perfect landing pad for emergency helicopters Now the air ambulance can land in Bideford at night, if needed.
"06.12.2016 14:20:53" Timeline Photos Our readers are amazing - check out all the donations they have been bringing in for our Northern Devon Foodbank Christmas appeal! There's still time to donate non-perishable foods to our Give A Gift campaign to help families in need this festive season.
"06.12.2016 13:00:01" northdevongazette.co.uk PICTURES: Signing of the lease ceremony in Bideford There were mince pies and mead at the annual Bideford Town Council lease signing ceremony this weekend. The Signing of the Lease ceremony took place in Bideford Pannier Market at the weekend - did you go?
"06.12.2016 12:00:01" northdevongazette.co.uk WIN dinner for two at North Devon Street Food Want to win dinner for two at North Devon Street Food market? Enter our competition here. How would you like to win dinner for two at North Devon Street Food? Enter our free competition here!
"06.12.2016 11:00:00" northdevongazette.co.uk Bideford hosts late night shopping event There will be plenty of festive cheer in Bideford as the businesses put on a late night shopping event. Who is going late night shopping in Bideford tonight?
"06.12.2016 10:00:01" Timeline Photos Who is going to the opening of the new Bideford Lidl store this week? Find out when it opens and what's on offer here: http://www.northdevongazette.co.uk/news/concept_lidl_store_opens_in_bideford_this_week_1_4806100
"06.12.2016 08:25:44" northdevongazette.co.uk PICTURES: Bideford dazzles at Christmas lights switch on All the photos and video from the Santas on the Run event and the Bideford Christmas light switch on yesterday (Sunday). PHOTO GALLERY: Have you seen our photos from the Bideford Christmas switch on event and Santa fun run yet? Find them here and tag anyone you know:
"05.12.2016 17:01:01" northdevongazette.co.uk PICTURES: Rare white harbour porpoise spotted off the coast of Morwenstow Sighting was only the sixth ever recorded in the UK – and the first in England Wow, what a spot! The first ever recorded in English waters, according to marine experts.
"05.12.2016 13:00:00" northdevongazette.co.uk New bus timetable offers 'improved' service for Barnstaple and Bideford Stagecoach say routes have been redesigned following feedback from bus users If you use bus services in North Devon you need to be aware of some major timetable changes being introduced next month. Full detail here...
"05.12.2016 12:00:00" northdevongazette.co.uk Santa sleigh tours in North Devon: When is Father Christmas visiting you? Find out when Santa will be visiting Bideford, Barnstaple, Torrington, Northam, Appledore, Fremington, Yelland and Braunton. We've updated our Santa sleigh tours - find out when Father Christmas will be visiting you in Bideford, Barnstaple & Braunton.
"05.12.2016 09:44:27" northdevongazette.co.uk Body of local man pulled from River Taw in Barnstaple Coastguard and lifeboat teams joined recover efforts on Saturday evening. Police say they have been unable to identify the body of a man recovered from the River Taw in Barnstaple on Saturday evening.
"04.12.2016 21:54:50" northdevongazette.co.uk Diversion 'to Mullacott and Croyde' for Braunton Caen Street traffic after Christmas Official diversion will be some 17 miles long when work begins on the Caen Street flood defences The official diversion to get around the closure of Braunton's Caen Street will be 17 miles
"04.12.2016 16:53:46" Live at Bideford Light Switch On!
"04.12.2016 10:00:00" northdevongazette.co.uk Bideford Light Switch On: The full programme Find out what time the Christmas lights will be switched on in Bideford on Sunday, and what else you can expect throughout the day. Christmas is coming to Bideford TODAY!!
"03.12.2016 16:00:01" northdevongazette.co.uk Santa sleigh tours in North Devon: When is Father Christmas visiting you? Find out when Santa will be visiting Bideford, Barnstaple, Torrington, Northam, Appledore, Fremington, Yelland and Braunton. SANTA'S COMING!!! Find out when Father Christmas will be visiting you on one of his sleigh tours - he starts in Barnstaple tomorrow and Bideford next week!
"03.12.2016 14:00:01" northdevongazette.co.uk When is the Clovelly Christmas lights switch on? Don't miss the Clovelly Christmas lights 2016 this week, with proceeds to the RNLI Carols on the cobbles, Father Christmas and fireworks - if this doesn't make you feel festive, nothing will...
"03.12.2016 12:00:01" northdevongazette.co.uk Johns of Instow ready for festive extravaganza Food, gifts and free tastings at Johns of Instow on Sunday, December 4 Johns of Instow and Appledore is hosting a festive food and drink extravaganza tomorrow!
"03.12.2016 10:00:01" northdevongazette.co.uk Don't miss North Devon Christmas Market in Braunton This Saturday (December 3) at Caen street in braunton There will be more than 100 stalls at the Braunton market today.
"02.12.2016 22:00:00" northdevongazette.co.uk Europa Park company fined £55,000 following sauna fire Guest had to break glass with his bare feet and barely escaped alive with his young son after Europa fire that revealed 'a number of failings' 'It was extremely fortunate that no one died' - Woolacombe holiday company fined and director given suspended sentence following a sauna fire at Europa last year
"02.12.2016 20:59:00" northdevongazette.co.uk North Devon's guide to Christmas fairs, lots of Christmas fairs North Devon events from 01/12/16 to 07/12/16 If it's Christmas fairs you like, there's LOADS in North Devon this weekend!
"02.12.2016 19:35:00" northdevongazette.co.uk Bishop praises 'brilliant' Freedom Centre in Barnstaple Bishop Sarah Mullally visits centre as part of a three day tour of North Devon The Bishop of Crediton says everyone must work together to tackle issues such as homelessness
"02.12.2016 19:00:01" northdevongazette.co.uk Give a Gift to North Devon foodbanks this Christmas Find out how you can give a gift and help North Devon families in crisis over the festive holiday during our annual appeal. Could you spare a small gift for a family in need this Christmas? Just a few mince pies or some chocolate coins could make a huge difference to a local family facing crisis over the holidays.
"02.12.2016 18:00:01" northdevongazette.co.uk North Devon man reunited with 62-year-old tractor thanks to children's book The tractor, which still works today, was first bought in 1954 and is the inspiration behind a series of children's books. There are some stories we love telling because you can't help but smile when you read them - and this is one of them!
"02.12.2016 16:45:01" northdevongazette.co.uk Woman suffers serious facial injuries in Bideford collision Police are appealing for information after a woman in her 60s had to be cut from her car at junction of Abbotsham Road and Belvoir Road. Our thoughts are with the woman injured in this collision yesterday.
"02.12.2016 15:22:51" northdevongazette.co.uk Don't miss North Devon Christmas Market in Braunton This Saturday (December 3) at Caen street in braunton We can't wait to look around the North Devon Christmas Market tomorrow - is anyone else going?
"02.12.2016 14:00:00" northdevongazette.co.uk Devon and Cornwall Police investigating child sex abuse allegations The force has confirmed it is investigating allegations in Devon and Cornwall of child sex abuse within football. Devon and Cornwall Police confirms it is investigating child sex abuse allegations within football.
"02.12.2016 12:30:44" northdevongazette.co.uk Date set for Westward Ho! village green inquiry A hearing will run next week in Northam to determine the future of Westward Ho! village green on Golf Links Road. Will the land be designated an official village green?
"02.12.2016 11:00:00" northdevongazette.co.uk Bideford Light Switch On: The full programme Find out what time the Christmas lights will be switched on in Bideford on Sunday, and what else you can expect throughout the day. Who else is planning on heading to Bideford's big switch on this weekend?
"02.12.2016 09:43:08" northdevongazette.co.uk New police inspector 'elated' to be back in Barnstaple New Barnstaple Sector Inspector Earl Napier is back in charge in the town where he served as a PC Meet the new inspector in charge of Barnstaple Police, Inspector Earl Napier
"01.12.2016 20:00:00" northdevongazette.co.uk YOUR PICTURES: North Devon wakes up to a frosty morning Gazette readers share their pictures of frosty North Devon this morning in our gallery. North Devon is beautiful at the best of times, but in the frost it's something else...
"01.12.2016 19:00:00" northdevongazette.co.uk Film shows Westward Ho! from the skies - watch the video here New drone footage has been released showing Westward Ho! from above - you can watch the footage here. Ever wondered what Westward Ho! looks like from above? Watch this breath-taking video and find out!
"01.12.2016 18:00:00" northdevongazette.co.uk New team is cleaning up Bideford Bideford Town Council has employed three maintenance workers to help keep the town tidy amid district and county cuts. A new team is on a mission to clean up the streets of Bideford - where do you think they should target next?
"01.12.2016 16:59:20" northdevongazette.co.uk Crowd queues for the opening of Barnstaple Poundworld It was a cold morning, but at least 100 turned up for the opening of the new Poundworld in Boutport Street The official opening of Poundworld in Barnstaple was busy today, with an estimated 100 people queuing up before the shop opened
"01.12.2016 16:02:28" northdevongazette.co.uk Ilfracombe man jailed for 12 years for killing girlfriend in drug driving crash Richard Brettle admits causing the death of Natalie Jones in Knowle last year “There are no winners in this, we have three families now broken apart, with the loss of Natalie and the other party was a completely innocent victim." - North Devon Sector Inspector Roger Bartlett
"01.12.2016 15:00:00" northdevongazette.co.uk PICTURES: Swimming pool freezes over in Victoria Park Victoria Park in Bideford was white with frost this morning (Thursday) with the swimming pool completely frozen over. See more pictures here. PICTURES: The temperatures dropped so much in Bideford today the swimming pool froze!
"01.12.2016 14:00:00" northdevongazette.co.uk Santas on the Run in Holsworthy and Bideford this weekend Children's Hospice South West is holding its Santas on the Run events this week - find out when and where here. Will you be joining the Children's Hospice South West Santas on the Run events this weekend? Find out when and where they are here - and how to get involved!
"01.12.2016 13:00:00" Ice in Victoria Park Brrrr!! It's so chilly today the swimming pool in Victoria Park has frozen - good news for this little bird though, who's enjoying a bit of ice skating! If you've got any photos of North Devon looking frosty, tag us in them or send them to
"01.12.2016 12:00:01" northdevongazette.co.uk Late night shopping returns to Barnstaple as part of packed Christmas schedule The late night shopping is just part of the wealth of activities and events taking part in the town in the run up to December 25. Late night shopping in Barnstaple starts this evening. Find out what else is on in the run up to Christmas here.
"01.12.2016 11:14:20" northdevongazette.co.uk Police appeal after teenager injured in Barnstaple hit and run Boy left with broken foot following alleged incident in Belle Meadow Road The victim was left with a broken foot.
"01.12.2016 09:54:08" northdevongazette.co.uk Entries open for North Devon AONB Marathon and Half Marathon The event, which is sponsored by Woolacombe Bay Holiday Parks, raises money for North Devon Hospice. Fancy a picturesque run around the North Devon coastline for a good cause? Now's your chance!
"30.11.2016 20:00:00" northdevongazette.co.uk When is the Clovelly Christmas lights switch on? Don't miss the Clovelly Christmas lights 2016 this week, with proceeds to the RNLI Don't miss the magical experience of the Clovelly Christmas lights switch on, with plenty to see and do and all proceeds to the RNLI
"30.11.2016 18:16:01" northdevongazette.co.uk Cat of the Week: Time to get Gizmo a home With Barnstaple & District Cats Protection Awww, can you help find a home for a playful young Gizmo?
"30.11.2016 17:06:15" northdevongazette.co.uk New Deichmann shoe store opens in Barnstaple Footwear retail giant opens its doors at Green Lanes in Barnstaple A new Deichmann shore store opened at Green Lanes Shopping Centre in Barnstaple today
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"30.11.2016 15:22:03" northdevongazette.co.uk E-edition Access online E-editions of North Devon Gazette plus app and postal subscriptions It's Gazette day! If you haven't had a copy yet, read our e-edition here
"30.11.2016 14:04:20" northdevongazette.co.uk Working through Christmas in North Devon to help those in need Light Up a Life appeal 2016: This week looks at the dedicated work of the North Devon Hospice nurses caring for people at home What's it like to work right through Christmas? It may sound a lot, but it is a real labour of love for the nurses of the dedicated Hospice at Home team from North Devon Hospice, who help those who might be spending their last ever Christmas at home with
"30.11.2016 11:25:00" northdevongazette.co.uk Is North Devon the poor relation for mental health? STP review says more money is needed and more must be done to address mental health services in Devon The health STP report has been much criticised, but it has some strong messages about mental health services in North Devon - there isn't enough of them and more needs to be done
"30.11.2016 10:12:07" northdevongazette.co.uk Have your say on the future of the Tarka Line Appeal to complete a survey on future developments of the Barnstaple to Exeter Tarka Line, which has seen the number of rail users more than double in the past 10 years Your views are needed to help develop the future of the Barnstaple to Exeter Tarka Line, which has doubled its use in the last 10 years and has more investment planned
"29.11.2016 19:35:00" northdevongazette.co.uk Dan lands an awesome Taw flounder North Devon angling scene, with Tony Gussin Fantastic fish, well done to Dan Miles Redmore on a top River Taw flounder :)
"29.11.2016 18:42:48" northdevongazette.co.uk Attempted armed robbery in Barnstaple Police are appealing for information from anyone who witnessed the event, which took place on Monday afternoon. Anyone who witnessed anything is urged to contact the police.
"29.11.2016 18:05:02" www.northdevongazette.co.uk Torrington schoolgirl, 14, on cloud nine after historic first solo glider flight Birthday flight was 'dream come true' for Ellie, who has been has been learning to fly since she was nine years old Wow, what an incredible way to spend your 14th birthday! Well done, Ellie we salute you!
Watch her amazing video here:
"29.11.2016 16:20:03" northdevongazette.co.uk Don't miss North Devon Christmas Market in Braunton This Saturday (December 3) at Caen street in braunton Don't miss the North Devon Christmas Market 2016 in Braunton this Saturday - 100 stalls at least
"29.11.2016 13:21:01" northdevongazette.co.uk Will Appledore Shipyard get new Navy work? MP says the Sir John Parker report paints a 'bright future' for Appledore with work on the new navy frigates a possibility A Government-commissioned report published today has been hailed as offering a 'bright future' for Appledore Shipyard - and possibly more Royal Navy work
"29.11.2016 11:42:44" northdevongazette.co.uk Pilton Community College told to improve by Ofsted Barnstaple secondary school is doing the best it can for each student but college does not rank highly enough in Government league tables This just in...
Ofsted inspectors have told Pilton Community College that it needs to improve
"28.11.2016 21:12:00" northdevongazette.co.uk Large haul of knives collected during Barnstaple police amnesty Illegal lock knives, kukris, swords and even an umbrella sword as used by The Penguin are among those collected by Devon and Cornwall Police during a recent knife amnesty Even The Penguin's sword umbrella was in there!
Police collect a large haul of knives from Barnstaple and around the region during a recent knife amnesty
"28.11.2016 20:00:00" northdevongazette.co.uk Appledore's plans to shine at 'DIY' Christmas lights switch-on Village is holding a day of festive fun this Friday Fantastic Christmas spirit in Appledore...
...can't have Christmas lights? No problem say villagers, we'll do it ourselves!
"28.11.2016 19:25:30" northdevongazette.co.uk Fremington gets festive this Friday Fremington gets festive this Friday with a Christmas lights switch-on and fireworks display. Fremington will be going full-on festive this Friday. Find out what's happening, here...
"28.11.2016 17:56:01" northdevongazette.co.uk Braunton Sports Directory is a hit the second time around too Handy guide to sports activities for children in Braunton has gone into a reprint thanks to The Vivian Moon Braunton Community Fund and Rotary Club of Braunton Any children looking for sports and activities to do in Braunton should make sure they have a copy of the Braunton Sports Directory
"28.11.2016 15:00:00" northdevongazette.co.uk Revealed: Waste and recycling changes will be trialled in a number of North Devon areas next summer Pilot project will encourage people to recycle more rubbish – and could save the council £340k a year if rolled out across the district. REVEALED: Find out where in North Devon the council is planning to trial changes to the waste and recycling service next summer
"28.11.2016 13:48:36" northdevongazette.co.uk Severe weather shelter found for Barnstaple rough sleepers Council finds eleventh-hour emergency cover as temperatures plummet for three nights from tonight It's going to be very cold this week so this news will be a small mercy for rough sleepers in Barnstaple
"28.11.2016 11:30:00" northdevongazette.co.uk Barnstaple Heritage Centre could be used as emergency shelter for rough sleepers Historic building was fenced off to keep rough sleepers away but council now admits it's a possible option with temperatures set to plummet this week With temperatures set to plummet this week, North Devon Council has said Barnstaple Heritage Centre could be used as emergency shelter for rough sleepers
"28.11.2016 11:00:00" northdevongazette.co.uk Plans for new Barnstaple leisure centre to go before council's executive committee Blueprint being drawn up for redevelopment of Seven Brethern "There are many options but we really want this to be the jewel in the crown as people look across the Taw from Barnstaple."
"28.11.2016 10:00:00" northdevongazette.co.uk Grace ensures Yelland gets its big Christmas light switch-on The 74-year-old raises money for Childrens Hospice South West by lighting up her home. ICYMI: Yelland got its big Christmas lights switch on on Friday.
"28.11.2016 09:32:39" northdevongazette.co.uk New Barnstaple Museum plans now on display An exhibition is underway plus a planning application and Heritage Lottery bid has been submitted for new £1.8m extension plans at the Museum of Barnstaple and North Devon Have you seen the plans for the new Barnstaple Museum extension yet? We have! It sounds exciting and you can now see them for yourself down at the museum
"27.11.2016 20:38:46" northdevongazette.co.uk PICTURES: Rare cranes are spotted in North Devon Cranes are making a comeback in the UK - with four photographed on Braunton's Great Field These beautiful birds are making a comeback in the UK – great to hear that four have been spotted in Braunton
"27.11.2016 16:00:00" northdevongazette.co.uk Bideford Christmas Light Switch On: What you need to know Everything you need to know about the big light switch on in Bideford for 2016, plus the Santas on the Run event. Bideford will be turning on its Christmas lights this time next week. Here's everything you need to know.
"25.11.2016 21:23:43" northdevongazette.co.uk Pictures: Ilfracombe celebrates the lighting of the lights Ilfracombe welcomes Christmas in style with its new night for big festive switch-on and frivolities Pictures: Were you at the lighting of the lights in Ilfracombe tonight? We think it was a good show and a decent turn out - well done to everyone involved :)
And Santa was there too!
"25.11.2016 19:29:45" Quick, before the phone dies again! Get down to Ilfracombe High Street, it's packed with things going on!
"25.11.2016 18:52:50" Carols n fings in Ilfracombe
"25.11.2016 18:42:26" Songs from A Christmas Carol
"25.11.2016 18:28:35" Live at Ilfracombe Christmas lights switch on
"25.11.2016 16:00:00" northdevongazette.co.uk Braunton Caen Rotary Club helps train hundreds to save lives and unveils more new public defibrillators The club recently unveiled three new defibrillators in Mortehoe, Woolacombe and Knowle Thanks to Braunton Caen Rotary Club and the British Heart Foundation, there are now three more defibrillators in the community.
"25.11.2016 14:00:05" www.northdevongazette.co.uk North Devon takes top honours at the Devon Environmental Awards Local green champions honoured annual awards ceremony held at Exeter Met Office Well done North Devon - leading the way when it comes to all things green
"25.11.2016 13:10:06" North Devon Gazette
"25.11.2016 13:10:06" North Devon Gazette
"25.11.2016 12:42:07" northdevongazette.co.uk Pictures: Will you chicken out this Black Friday? Fun pictures of hens dealing with the cyber age and scratching their heads over Black Friday thanks to the British Hen Welfare Trust Is Black Friday cracking you up? Do you want to retreat into your shell? Have a little fun today with our gallery of bemused chickens getting to grips with laptops and smartphones, plus some great gift ideas to help the British Hen Welfare Trust
"25.11.2016 11:48:07" northdevongazette.co.uk Historic ship Balmoral may never sail again North Devon could have seen the last of well known pleasure steamer Balmoral unless an urgent fundraising appeal can hit its target Sad news as it is revealed the historic Balmoral may never sail in North Devon again - can you help the appeal before it is too late?
"25.11.2016 10:04:20" northdevongazette.co.uk Barnstaple's new Poundworld store opens next week Poundworld in Boutport Street opens at 10am on Thursday, December 1 Barnstaple's new Poundworld store opens next Thursday - do you think it will be a useful addition to the town centre? It is bringing jobs, after all.
"25.11.2016 09:33:17" northdevongazette.co.uk New night for Ilfracombe's Lighting of the Lights Don't miss the start of Ilfracombe's Christmas on Friday, November 25 Don't forget it's Ilfracombe's Lighting of the Lights tonight folks - from 6.15pm at the war memorial :)
"24.11.2016 19:51:00" northdevongazette.co.uk Don't miss the big Swimbridge Christmas Arts & Crafts Fair Swimbridge Jubilee Hall and the Jack Russell pub on Saturday, November 26 Looking for Christmas pressies? Why not check out the Christmas Arts & Crafts Fair at Swimbridge this Saturday?
"24.11.2016 17:45:30" northdevongazette.co.uk South Molton delivery driver died from Link Road viaduct fall Inquest concludes that 25-year-old intended to take his own life “It certainly seems to me that Craig has acted on impulse, and that impulse has led him to end his life.”
"24.11.2016 13:03:32" northdevongazette.co.uk WATCH: Hard-hitting Mannequin Challenge filmed to launch rural North Devon Christmas drink driving campaign Police and fire crews join forces to demonstrate the all-too-real effects of getting behind the wheel while under the influence Ok, so this is a Mannequin Challenge but the effects of drink driving are all too real.
Watch the video, filmed in Barnstaple this morning, HERE...
"24.11.2016 12:11:03" www.northdevongazette.co.uk Fremington D-Day veteran gets top French military honours Roy Parsons has been awarded the Legion d'honneur for his part in the Allied invasion of Normandy We salute you sir. A Fremington D-Day veteran has been awarded France's highest military honour.
"24.11.2016 11:00:00" northdevongazette.co.uk Bideford family is thankful to Children's Hospice South West after tragic loss Join the North Devon Light Up a Life appeal and remember your loved ones this Christmas 'There is so much to do, so much fun to be had and so many happy memories to be made' - this is the true meaning of our Light Up a Life appeal, as told by the Smale family who lost their daughter Imogen in March this year
"24.11.2016 10:00:00" northdevongazette.co.uk What is Black Friday and where can I get Black Friday deals in North Devon? The pre-Christmas sales even hits stores in Barnstaple on Friday. Are you heading out to find a bargain tomorrow?
"23.11.2016 21:00:00" northdevongazette.co.uk DJ Dave Pearce is coming to Barnstaple Top UK DJ and former Radio 1 guru Dave Pearce is at Kokomo this December Calling all dance fans - here's a chance to win tickets to see former Radio 1 DJ Dave Pearce at Kokomo in Barnstaple next week!
"23.11.2016 17:04:48" northdevongazette.co.uk Autumn Statement: Devon Air Ambulance gets £1m grant for night flying Money from banking fines will help Devon Air Ambulance set up special landing sites at community locations Thanks to fines for naughty banks, Devon Air Ambulance is to receive £1m in grants to set up night flying landing sites, it was announced in the Chancellor's Autumn Statement today
"23.11.2016 14:11:00" northdevongazette.co.uk What will the Chancellor's Autumn Statement mean for me? In today's Autumn Budget Statement, Philip Hammond is proposing a package of measures he says will help lower paid families Will today's Autumn Statement by Chancellor Philip Hammond make a difference to your family?
"23.11.2016 13:37:40" northdevongazette.co.uk Mid air drama for ex-Barnstaple councillor as Thomas Cook flight hits flock of storks 'The pilot came out of the cockpit and I have never seen a guy look so white' said former Barnstaple councillor Rod Hawes of his shocking bird strike experience in West Africa 'The pilot said it was the scariest moment of his career': Shocking mid air drama for a former Barnstaple councillor as his plane hits 50 storks after taking off from Africa
"23.11.2016 10:39:47" northdevongazette.co.uk 'Don't leave Chivenor in the hands of speculators' North Devon Council leader says if the military base at RMB Chivenor has to close, it should be developed for the benefit of the area The base at RMB Chivenor should not be left to the mercy of speculators, says the leader of North Devon Council
"23.11.2016 09:48:19" northdevongazette.co.uk Pilton residents fear Mannings Pit 'is up next' following Westaway Plain green light Members of the Friends of Mannings Pit campaign group fear the much-loved meadow area will be the next plot of land to be developed on. A residents group in Pilton fears Mannings Pit could be the next site to be developed on after homes at Westaway Plain were given the go-ahead.
"22.11.2016 20:29:00" northdevongazette.co.uk Has Barnstaple angler got a magic 'fluke flute'? North Devon angling scene, with Tony Gussin He certainly knows how to winkle out his fish! Taz Wotton scoops the honours again with two good flounder from a very wild river on Sunday
"22.11.2016 19:24:00" northdevongazette.co.uk Pantomime fun with Aladdin in Barnstaple The big Queen's Theatre panto is back in Barnstaple this December – have you got your ticket? Will you be off to see Aladdin at the Queen's Theatre this Christmas?
"22.11.2016 16:07:56" northdevongazette.co.uk Take a tile and make your mark on history with Ilfracombe church roof appeal People are invited to sponsor a St Peter's Church roof tile for £1 to help the roof appeal reach its target and leave their mark for future generations Can you help St Peter's Church in Ilfracombe reach its roof appeal target? Why not pay £1 and make your own mark on history?
And yes of course, our mystery video earlier was shot from the scaffolding up on the roof
"22.11.2016 13:45:00" northdevongazette.co.uk Pictures and video: Braunton Burrows bank set to be washed away The next high tides could wipe out a sea defence bank at Braunton Burrows near Velator Not looking good for the sea defences at Horsey Island on Braunton Burrows following a battering from rain and tide
"22.11.2016 12:37:14" northdevongazette.co.uk Torrington thanked as refugee facility winds down The majority of young refugees have been reunited with families in the UK The majority of young refugees given emergency accommodation in Torrington have been reunited with their families in the UK, according to Devon County Council.
The temporary facility at Beam House will be 'wound down' by the Home
"22.11.2016 11:00:00" northdevongazette.co.uk Appledore School strikes gold with Artsmark Award Staff and pupils at Appledore celebrate achieving the high standard Artsmark Award for creativity Appledore Primary School's art stars are glittering after winning a top gold award
"22.11.2016 10:14:13" Where were we recently? Can you guess the location of our mystery video? Check back a little later to find out!
"22.11.2016 09:43:05" northdevongazette.co.uk Barnstaple's Green Lanes Topshop is set to close Shopping centre owners say they were unable to agree commercial terms with Arcadia over store's relocation Update from Topshop...
"TOPSHOP TOPMAN Barnstaple will cease trading on Saturday 14th January 2017. We are seeking to offer current staff alternative employment options within the Arcadia Group."
"22.11.2016 07:33:00" northdevongazette.co.uk New night for Ilfracombe's Lighting of the Lights Don't miss the start of Ilfracombe's Christmas on Friday, November 25 Don't miss Ilfracombe's Lighting of the Lights this Friday - on a new night too!
"21.11.2016 22:32:00" northdevongazette.co.uk Cat of the Week: Sid is the perfect family pet Barnstaple & District Cats Protection hopes you can help Sid find a home Go on, you know you want to...
"21.11.2016 21:31:00" northdevongazette.co.uk Stunning pictures from North Devon in Photographs competition Remember when North Devon was dry? Cast your mind back to summer days and beyond with some stunning images from this year's North Devon in Photographs competition
"21.11.2016 20:22:56" northdevongazette.co.uk Flood warnings still in place for North Devon The River Taw, Lynmouth and River Mole are all still on the radar overnight tonight (Monday) Hopefully it won't be too bad tonight folks, but there's still flood water out there and flood warnings in place, so take care
"21.11.2016 15:00:00" northdevongazette.co.uk North Devon Christmas Market at Braunton is bigger and better this year Don't miss the North Devon Christmas Market on Saturday, December 3 from 3-9pm Are you all set for North Devon Christmas Market at Braunton, expected to be even bigger and better this year :)
"21.11.2016 13:31:58" northdevongazette.co.uk Barnstaple's Green Lanes Topshop is set to close Shopping centre owners say they were unable to agree commercial terms with Arcadia over store's relocation Oh no! Bad news for fashion lovers as Barnstaple's Topshop looks set to close :(
"21.11.2016 10:19:20" northdevongazette.co.uk North Devon on flood alert as more heavy rain forecast No major incidents reported but communities braced for rising river levels Thankfully there have been no major flood incidents reported this morning but North Devon is bracing itself for rising river levels as more rain is forecast throughout the day.
Please let us know about any flood problems where you are and we'll do our
"20.11.2016 15:55:32" northdevongazette.co.uk Worst of Braunton flooding could be yet to come As the Met Office issues an amber warning for Devon, Braunton is warned there could be more heavy rain and flooding tonight (Sunday) and tomorrow Stay safe tonight - Braunton and North Devon has been warned the worst of the flooding could be yet to come
"20.11.2016 13:55:17" www.northdevongazette.co.uk North Devon hit by floods after heavy rainfall A weather warning is also in place for Monday. North Devon fooding and road closures: More information here...
"20.11.2016 12:30:00" northdevongazette.co.uk South Molton's Mill on the Mole evacuated after flooding The police declared a major incident at the residential park after the River Mole burst its banks in the early hours of Sunday morning. Thankfully there were no injuries.
"20.11.2016 11:59:05" northdevongazette.co.uk PICTURES AND VIDEO: Serious flooding in Braunton after heavy overnight rainfall An Environment Agency flood warning is no longer in place, but warn heavy rainfall tonight (Sunday) could trigger more alerts. Our thoughts are with everyone affected by last night's flooding.
"19.11.2016 20:25:23" northdevongazette.co.uk PICTURES AND VIDEO: Thousands of people in Barnstaple for Christmas lights switch-on Tenth annual event had real community feel with local people the stars of the show Hope everyone's warmed up after tonight's super Christmas lights switch-on in Barnstaple.
If you missed it check out our pictures and video here...
"19.11.2016 17:42:28" Back on stage at the Barnstaple Christmas lights switch-on with Small Town Jones
"19.11.2016 16:50:38" The 'aaaahhh' factor, as well as the 'x' factor
"19.11.2016 16:32:54" Nice crowd building for the Barnstaple Christmas lights switch-on. Yazzy now LIVE
"19.11.2016 11:09:08" northdevongazette.co.uk Quiz: How many Barnstaple Christmas lights switch-on acts can you remember? This Saturday's switch-on event will be the 10th – but who performed at the first in 2007? We challenge you to name all of these acts! Winner gets.... well, nothing - but we'll be pretty impressed!
"19.11.2016 09:00:31" www.northdevongazette.co.uk Barnstaple Christmas Light Switch On: What you need to know Everything you need to know about the big light switch on in Barnstaple for 2016, including details about what's being planned in the town in the run-up to Christmas Heading to Barnstaple's Christmas lights switch-on today?
Check out what's happening here...
"18.11.2016 17:49:58" And we're LIVE from South Molton's Christmas lights switch-on. Ice skating anyone.....?! ⛸
"18.11.2016 16:30:00" northdevongazette.co.uk Pictures: North Devon raises funds for Children In Need Have you been raising money for Children in Need? Send us your pictures Some amazing efforts for BBC Children in Need here!
"18.11.2016 15:29:42" northdevongazette.co.uk Vehicle smoking at Instow Emergency services called to Instow after smoking vehicle blocks roads Traffic may be heavy around the Instow area this afternoon after emergency services were called to a smoking vehicle, which is still being dealt with
"18.11.2016 14:23:40" northdevongazette.co.uk Pictures: Your photos of the snow in North Devon Readers have been sending their photos of the snow in North Devon and Exmoor today, see more pictures here. Wow, check out some of the amazing snowy scenes!! We're feeling quite envious in wet and cloudy Barnstaple....
"18.11.2016 13:00:00" northdevongazette.co.uk Petroc students commended by Princes Trust for dementia work The team of students were runners up for the Avon and Somerset Constabulary Community Impact Award at an awards ceremony for the charity in Bristol on Wednesday. Congratulations to the Prince's Trust team!
"18.11.2016 12:00:00" northdevongazette.co.uk Tree planted in Uganda in memory of Dave Butt Braunton Academy pupils planted the tree at Kira Farm in Uganda in memory of former teacher Dave Butt. Braunton Academy pupils have planted a tree at Amigos Worldwide (Kira Farm) in memory of Dave Butt.
"18.11.2016 11:00:00" northdevongazette.co.uk Grab your ice skates and get ready for Christmas in South Molton Entertainment, food, drink and gifts galore at special Christmas lights switch-on event on Friday Who is going to the big light switch on event in South Molton today? We're keeping our fingers crossed for snow...
"18.11.2016 09:45:00" northdevongazette.co.uk Snow falls over parts of North Devon and Exmoor Have you seen any snow in North Devon or across Exmoor this morning? Snow has been reported in Brayford, Rackenford, Tiverton and parts of Exmoor - have you seen any? ❄️❄️❄️❄️❄️❄️
"18.11.2016 09:00:08" Snow!!!! ❄️❄️❄️❄️❄️❄️
"17.11.2016 20:00:00" northdevongazette.co.uk Tributes paid to former Lundy Island postmaster Reg Tuffin Popular islander was 'one of life's gentlemen' 'A bloody lovely man – genuine and unassuming. One of life's gentlemen'.
Tributes paid to former Lundy Island post master Reg Tuffin.
"17.11.2016 19:00:00" northdevongazette.co.uk Braunton council 'will fight' to keep Chivenor Councillors 'dismayed' at news of closure and vow to do all they can to keep a military presence at Chivenor Braunton Parish Council has vowed it will fight the closure of Chivenor. What do you think the news will mean for the village?
"17.11.2016 18:00:00" northdevongazette.co.uk Quiz: How many Barnstaple Christmas lights switch-on acts can you remember? This Saturday's switch-on event will be the 10th – but who performed at the first in 2007? Wow, we can't believe it'll be the TENTH Barnstaple Christmas Lights Switch-on this Saturday!
Can you remember the names of all the musical acts that have performed at the event since 2007?
"17.11.2016 17:34:24" northdevongazette.co.uk Parking charges in North Devon relaxed ahead of Christmas period The changes will run throughout December for the majority of North Devon Council's car parks. Free Parking! Well, sort of...
Perfect if you fancy a bite to eat or a spot of late night shopping.
"17.11.2016 16:14:09" northdevongazette.co.uk Throw a pot at the Barnstaple Pottery Throw Down this Sunday Ever wanted to make a pot on a real potters wheel? You can at the Connect and Create Fest in Barnstaple Pannier Market this Sunday (November 20) Ever wanted to throw a pot on a real potter's wheel? Now's your chance, with the Barnstaple Pottery Throw Down at Connect and Create Fest in the Pannier Market this Sunday :)
"17.11.2016 12:15:00" northdevongazette.co.uk Braunton musician finds success with powerful story of adoption Billie's Kid Steve Tucker's book Billie's Kid has proved a hit with aoptees, adoptive parents and readers worldwide Billie's Kid, a powerful and emotional story of adoption as told by Braunton jazz musician Steve Tucker is doing very well
"17.11.2016 11:18:11" northdevongazette.co.uk North Devon pole dancers and media company join Mannequin Challenge A pole dancing fitness class and a media company have joined in the Mannequin Challenge craze - watch the videos here. More North Devon businesses have joined the #MannequinChallenge including Pole Affinity - Aerial Fitness and Bluefrog Media - watch their videos here!
"16.11.2016 19:00:01" northdevongazette.co.uk Barnstaple gym films Mannequin Challenge - watch the video here The Mannequin Challenge has been sweeping the internet - and now one Barnstaple gym has taken part with a hilarious video. Have you taken part in the #MannequinChallenge? Pain and Gain BodyBuilding Workshop 24/7 have created their mannequin video and it's pretty funny - watch it here:
"16.11.2016 18:00:49" www.northdevongazette.co.uk Barnstaple Christmas Light Switch On: What you need to know Everything you need to know about the big light switch on in Barnstaple for 2016, including details about what's being planned in the town in the run-up to Christmas Heading to Barnstaple's Christmas lights switch-on this Saturday?
Here's everything you need to know...
"16.11.2016 18:00:01" northdevongazette.co.uk Homes plan approved for Westaway Plain at Pilton Councillors give the green light for 30 news homes at Westaway Plain in Pilton, Barnstaple Pilton's controversial Westaway Plain homes plan is approved, but with fewer houses
"16.11.2016 17:29:28" northdevongazette.co.uk Flooding possible as North Devon faces high tides tonight and tomorrow The Environment Agency has issued a flood alert for the North Devon coast from Hartland to Lynmouth Flooding possible in North Devon with warnings of high tides tonight and tomorrow
"16.11.2016 17:00:00" northdevongazette.co.uk Stunning sand art launches North Devon Light Up a Life appeal for 2016 Remember a loved one this Christmas with the Light Up A Life appeal Fantastic sand art from Martin Artman - Sand Artist to launch our 2016 Light Up A Life Appeal for Children's Hospice South West and North Devon Hospice
"16.11.2016 16:20:40" North Devon Gazette
"16.11.2016 16:20:40" North Devon Gazette
"16.11.2016 16:00:00" northdevongazette.co.uk Clovelly Herring Festival is back this weekend Clovelly will celebrate the silver darlings of the sea with its 10th herring festival on Sunday. Clovelly Herring Festival is back this weekend - and it's celebrating its 10th birthday! Are you going?
"16.11.2016 14:06:33" northdevongazette.co.uk Plans underway for sports facility improvements in North Devon and Torridge North Devon Council and Torridge District Council will work together on the Playing Pitch Strategy, which aims to improve sports facilities across the districts. A new 10 year plan to improve sports facilities across North Devon and Torridge is underway.
"16.11.2016 12:00:00" northdevongazette.co.uk New Chivenor Cross homes will soon welcome their first residents Bovis Homes says its properties at The Landings in Braunton are selling well The first residents will be moving into the new homes at The Landings - Chivenor Cross - in Braunton in the next couple of months
"16.11.2016 11:00:00" northdevongazette.co.uk PICTURES: Just Trio in Barnstaple unveils Christmas window display Just Trio in Barnstaple High Street has constructed a 4ft, completely edible gingerbread house as this year's Christmas window display. Just Trio is known for pulling out the stops with their Christmas window, and this year they've create a 4ft edible gingerbread house! Get a close up look at the amazing display here...
"16.11.2016 10:22:02" northdevongazette.co.uk No cold weather shelter for rough sleepers in North Devon North Devon Council is currently speaking to organisations about providing emergency cold weather accommodation for rough sleepers. Rough sleepers in North Devon will have nowhere to go if the temperatures drop below zero, as the council seeks an emergency cold weather shelter for the homeless.
"16.11.2016 09:30:01" Timeline Photos With today's North Devon Gazette grab our ultimate, glossy guide to Christmas in North Devon! Everything you need to know about the big light switch on, festive events and much, much more! Plus the launch of our WIN CHRISTMAS competition with prizes worth
"16.11.2016 08:44:44" northdevongazette.co.uk Bideford Christmas Light Switch On: What you need to know Everything you need to know about the big light switch on in Bideford for 2016, plus the Santas on the Run event. Find out everything you need to know about Bideford's Christmas light switch on right here.
"15.11.2016 20:00:00" northdevongazette.co.uk Barnstaple's Connect and Create Fest is back this weekend Barnstaple Pannier Market will host 100 local traders plus live music and street food vendors this Sunday (November 20) Who is heading to the Connect and Create Fest 2016 this weekend? Find out what you can expect here.
"15.11.2016 18:56:21" northdevongazette.co.uk Free Christmas magazine with tomorrow's North Devon Gazette Our glossy, bumper guide to Christmas in North Devon will be delivered with the North Devon Gazette tomorrow. Our brand new North Devon Christmas magazine lands TOMORROW! Get yours with your North Devon Gazette.
"15.11.2016 18:00:00" northdevongazette.co.uk Petition launched to fight closure of RMB Chivenor Former North Devon MP Nick Harvey has launched a petition calling on the government to spare Chivenor – and has called on North Devon to fight 'Reasons for closing Chivenor are utter bunkum': A petition has been launched by former North Devon MP Nick Harvey to fight the closure of RMB Chivenor - are you one of the North Devonians who 'won't go quietly'?
"15.11.2016 17:00:00" northdevongazette.co.uk Bideford shop worker retires after 50 years at the same store Brian Gorrell started work at what is now the Co-op in Bideford as a Saturday job, and is now retiring 50 years later. “The best part of all was making so many lifelong friends with former and current colleagues, and the many customers I have served over the years."
Brian Gorrell from Bideford says goodbye to the job he started as a Saturday job - 50 years ago!
"15.11.2016 16:00:00" northdevongazette.co.uk What time does Father Christmas arrive at St John's Garden Centre on Friday? And Santa will be making his return to Barnstaple's Green Lanes Shopping Centre on Saturday. We're trying to not to get too excited about the fact SANTA IS BACK THIS WEEKEND!
"15.11.2016 15:00:00" northdevongazette.co.uk Teenage girl attacked by man with knife at Westleigh bus stop Appeal for witnesses after alleged attempted assault at the Westleigh bus stop on the B3233 between Bideford and Barnstaple Did you see anything after a 14-year-old was allegedly attacked by a man with a knife at a bus stop in Westleigh?
"15.11.2016 14:07:06" northdevongazette.co.uk Police concern over missing Westward Ho! woman 21-year-old Leah Veasey is missing from the Bideford area. Anyone who may have seen Leah is urged to call the police on 999.
"15.11.2016 14:00:01" Timeline Photos What was going on at Saunton beach recently? Did you see our giant sand art? All will be revealed in tomorrow's North Devon Gazette!
"15.11.2016 13:00:00" northdevongazette.co.uk North Devon Council leader didn't have planning consent for conservatory Councillor says he was given incorrect advice prior to development at his Barnstaple home North Devon Council leader didn't have planning consent for a conservatory - but he says he was given 'incorrect advice'.
"15.11.2016 12:00:00" northdevongazette.co.uk Elderly lady rescued from Torrington toaster fire A burnt-out toaster cause the fire which saw fire fighters help an elderly lady from the property in Eskil Place. An elderly lady was rescued by fire fighters in Torrington last night.
"15.11.2016 11:00:01" northdevongazette.co.uk Christmas 2016: Which advert stole the show for you? They're taking over the television with heartwarming scenes of cute animals bouncing on trampolines, gift giving and festive family fun, but which Christmas advert is your favourite? POLL: The Christmas adverts have well and truly arrived, but which one is best? Watch them all and vote for your favourite here.
"15.11.2016 10:00:01" northdevongazette.co.uk Grab your ice skates and get ready for Christmas in South Molton Entertainment, food, drink and gifts galore at special Christmas lights switch-on event on Friday Starting to feel a little festive? Grab your ice skates and get ready for Christmas in South Molton this Friday.
"15.11.2016 09:30:01" Timeline Photos This pretty much sums up our view of last night's supermoon..... but will we get a chance to see the bigger and brighter moon tonight in North Devon? We're keeping our fingers
"15.11.2016 08:43:03" northdevongazette.co.uk PICTURES: Golds galore for shining lights of North Devon's tourism industry Hotels, restaurants and attractions among the local businesses honoured at Devon Tourism Awards Which North Devon businesses bagged GOLD in the Devon Tourism Awards?
"14.11.2016 17:30:00" northdevongazette.co.uk Will we see the supermoon in North Devon tonight? Tonight the moon will look bigger and brighter than ever in a rare 'supermoon' event - but what is the weather forecast for the supermoon event? If you want to see the supermoon over North Devon tonight, here's what you need to know. If you do spot it, post your photos on our page so we can share them!
"14.11.2016 16:19:20" northdevongazette.co.uk Woman suffers memory loss after hit and run in Landkey The woman was running between Landkey and Swimbridge when she was struck by a vehicle and has now suffered memory loss. A woman who was out running near Landkey was hit by a vehicle and has lost her memory - can you help piece together what happened? If so, police would like to hear from you.
"14.11.2016 10:30:01" northdevongazette.co.uk PICTURES: Hundreds attend Bideford Remembrance Sunday parade All the photos from Bideford's Remembrance Sunday parade in Victoria Park and along the Quay. Hundreds attended Bideford's Remembrance Sunday parade and service yesterday. Find our gallery of photos here.
"14.11.2016 09:15:35" northdevongazette.co.uk Casualty rescued from fast rising tide by helicopter after Westward Ho! cliff fall Coastguard, paramedics, the inshore lifeboat and air ambulance all joined forced to rescue person from the incoming tide after cliff fall at Westward Ho! VIDEO: Casualty rescued from fast rising tide by helicopter after Westward Ho! cliff fall.
"14.11.2016 08:18:59" northdevongazette.co.uk PICTURES: Car fire in Sainsbury's Barnstaple melted cash machines The fire at Sainsbury's in Barnstaple on Sunday morning was so fierce the frontage of several cash machines melted. If you visited Sainsbury's in Barnstaple yesterday and wondered why part of the car park was cordoned off, this is why...
"11.11.2016 18:07:03" northdevongazette.co.uk 'Mail order groom' arrives for Exmoor Zoo's lady black lemur Bratton Fleming attraction is taking part in the European Endangered Species Programme for black lemurs If the tree is rockin', don't come knocking... New black lemur arrives at Exmoor Zoo to claim his new bride and help the endangered species breeding programme
"11.11.2016 16:00:00" eastdevon24.co.uk QUIZ: How many differences can you spot in these pictures? Take our quiz and see how many differences you can spot in these two photos for a bit of Friday afternoon fun. Need a bit of light relief to get you through to the weekend? Take our quiz and see how many differences you can spot in this picture of the Businesses of Bideford!
"11.11.2016 15:16:00" northdevongazette.co.uk North Devon Crematorium chapel to be dedicated by the Bishop of Exeter All welcome to attend service tomorrow (Saturday) at the new Rowan Chapel in the crematorium in Barnstaple All are welcome to attend the dedication service of the new chapel at North Devon Crematorium, led by the Bishop of Exeter, tomorrow
"11.11.2016 14:11:49" northdevongazette.co.uk PICTURES: Children remember the fallen in Barnstaple on Armistice Day Schoolchildren gathered at Rock Park in Barnstaple on Friday morning for the annual Children's Remembrance Service. View our gallery of photos from this morning's remembrance service in Barnstaple here. Can you see anyone you know? Make sure you tag them below so they don't miss out.
"11.11.2016 10:43:19" Join us at the children's Remembrance Day Parade in Rock Park this morning. Lest We Forget.
"11.11.2016 10:37:28" northdevongazette.co.uk Brrr! Dogs Trust Ilfracombe wants to find a home for Shaggy before the cold sets in Can you help an older dog at Dogs Trust Ilfracombe who is still young at heart but loves his creature comforts? Would you leave a poor old dog out in the cold this winter? Shaggy at Dogs Trust Ilfracombe needs you now!
"11.11.2016 10:00:01" northdevongazette.co.uk Opening date for new Bideford Lidl store The new 'Lidl of the future' store is on track to open in Clovelly Road in Bideford next month. Want to know when the new Lidl store is set to open in Bideford?
"11.11.2016 08:56:03" northdevongazette.co.uk Exeter Chiefs judge the Great Boden Bake Off Two Exeter Chiefs rugby players were among guest Bake Off judges for a charity baking contest at a Barnstaple business. Bake Off fever hit Barnstaple yesterday when The Boden Group took part in their own baking contest. Luckily, they had two members of the Exeter Chiefs Official among the judges ready to tackle all those sugary treats! Find out who won here:
"10.11.2016 22:54:01" northdevongazette.co.uk Angling: Roving around for Devon flounders North Devon angling scene, with Tony Gussin Fine flounder success for North Devon anglers
"10.11.2016 20:49:01" northdevongazette.co.uk Musical legacy explored at The Beaver in Appledore Chris Biscoe and his Profiles Quartet at North Devon Jazz Club in The Beaver, Appledore, on Monday, November 14 Top jazz at North Devon Jazz Club in The Beaver, Appledore, on Monday
"10.11.2016 19:46:00" northdevongazette.co.uk Triple header of comedians coming to Lynton and Torrington Garay Delaney, Jeremy Hardy and Seann Walsh are all playing at Lynton, Torrington or both this November and December Enjoy a triple header of top comedians including Gary Delaney and Seann Walsh at Lynton and Torrington
"10.11.2016 17:41:55" northdevongazette.co.uk Ilfracombe Premier Inn plans held up on parking decision Developer is seeking alteration to planning permission for 65 bedroom Premier Inn at Ilfracombe Developers hope to 'move quickly' on Ilfracombe Premier Inn plans if a final hurdle can be overcome
"10.11.2016 13:54:36" northdevongazette.co.uk Poll: What should be done with the RMB Chivenor site? Enter our poll and say what you think should happen to the RMB Chivenor site in North Devon POLL: Last week it was announced RMB Chivenor will close by 2027 - but what do you think should happen to the site? Should it become a business park, housing, or even a theme park?
Take part in the poll on our website and comment below with your ideas
"10.11.2016 12:46:03" northdevongazette.co.uk Barnstaple hamster cage catches fire Fire crew called out to burning hamster cage at Roundswell after family pet has close shave with a cooker Things became a little too hot for a Barnstaple hamster yesterday, but thankfully the fire service was on hand
"10.11.2016 11:00:00" northdevongazette.co.uk World war Two rear gunner from Hartland remembered in book Ahead of Remembrance Day, we take a look at a new book which remembers a Second World War rear gunner from Hartland. With Remembrance Day around the corner, we found it quite poignant reading about the tales of this World War Two soldier from Hartland. Find out more here.
"10.11.2016 09:44:26" northdevongazette.co.uk Businesses of Bideford get ready for Christmas late night shopping Bideford will host a late night shopping event, mega craft market, Christmas light switch on and more this December. Did you spot Father Christmas in Mill Street yesterday? The Businesses of Bideford are getting ready for their special late night shopping event next month - who else is going along?
"09.11.2016 20:34:00" northdevongazette.co.uk Zombie knife amnesty to be launched in North Devon Police urge anyone with 'dangerous' zombie knives to hand them in when the amnesty starts on November 15 A zombie knife amnesty will be launched in Devon by police next week - have you encountered these knives inspired by horror movies?
"09.11.2016 17:22:00" northdevongazette.co.uk Green light for £540,000 Braunton flood prevention works County councillors have approved funding towards a scheme to prevent flooding in Caen Street Plans for £540,000 flood prevention work in Braunton have been given the go ahead, which should be good news for Caen Street
"09.11.2016 16:00:00" northdevongazette.co.uk Join Santas on the Run in Bideford and Holsworthy Children's Hospice South West is holding two charity Santa fun runs in Bideford and Holsworthy this December. Find out how to join in here. Who wants to run around Bideford or Holsworthy dressed as Santa for Children's Hospice South West? Well, now you can!
Find out how to join the Santas on the Run events here.
"09.11.2016 15:00:00" northdevongazette.co.uk Open day for brand new Northam veterinary practice Witten Park Vets in Northam is holding an open day to show people around its brand new practice off Heywood Road. Witten Park Vets is hosting an open day for people to come and look around its new building in Northam - take a sneak peek here.
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"09.11.2016 13:27:42" northdevongazette.co.uk Where are remembrance events in North Devon? Guide to Armistice Day and Remembrance Sunday events in North Devon Have you got your poppy? Your guide to Armistice Day and Remembrance Sunday events and services around North Devon this week
"09.11.2016 11:30:00" northdevongazette.co.uk Hawaiian Christmas party alternative at Woolacombe's Europa Hawaiian nights on December 3 and 17 – with not a sprout in sight... Want to hula your way through the works Christmas party this year and avoid sprouts and tinsel like the plague? Europa at Woolacombe could have just the thing!
"09.11.2016 10:36:08" northdevongazette.co.uk REVEALED: Which community heroes will turn on Barnstaple's Christmas lights? Gazette readers have nominated a trio on North Devon superstars to switch on the lights on Saturday, November 19. We asked you to vote for who YOU wanted to see turn on the Christmas lights in Barnstaple, and now we can reveal the winners!
Ladies and gentlemen, your community heroes are...
"09.11.2016 09:04:16" midweekherald.co.uk Donald Trump is elected 45th US president Donald Trump has been elected America's 45th president in a remarkable victory for the celebrity businessman and political novice who capitalised on voters' economic anxieties to win the race for the White House. History was made in the US Election last night as Donald Trump became the 45th American president. It may be a long way from North Devon - but what do you think of the news?
"08.11.2016 16:34:57" northdevongazette.co.uk RMB Chivenor closure is 'non-negotiable' More reaction to the news RMB Chivenor will close in 2027 The closure of RMB Chivenor is not open to negotiation, according to a local council leader. Will you be fighting for it anyway?
"08.11.2016 14:31:53" northdevongazette.co.uk North Devon Council delays decision on housing Syrian refugees North Devon Council leader Des Brailey asks to defer decision on whether the council will house refugee families while he seeks funding clarification. The leader of North Devon Council has said his 'heart goes out' to refugees, but council will not make a decision on whether to house four families from Syria until it has answers over funding.
Do you think the council is right to seek further
"08.11.2016 11:23:05" northdevongazette.co.uk New JD Sports store opens in Barnstaple High Street this week Two shops will open in Barnstaple High Street this week, with White Stuff opening on Thursday and JD Sports opening at the weekend. Barnstaple's brand new JD Sports store is opening this weekend. Who is going down there to check it out?
"08.11.2016 09:30:00" northdevongazette.co.uk Plans to merge stroke services in Bideford and Barnstaple Proposals revealed to North Devon Council show stroke services could move to one ward in Barnstaple, with Bideford Hospital losing its last inpatient beds. Plans to merge stroke services in Bideford and Barnstaple could see Bideford Hospital lose its last inpatient beds - but healthcare bosses say it would improve the performance of the region's services and patient care. What do you think?
"08.11.2016 08:11:26" northdevongazette.co.uk CHIVENOR CLOSURE: 'North Devon will be culturally and financially worse off' More reaction to today's news that North DEvon marine barracks will close by 2027 CHIVENOR CLOSURE: 'Losing Chivenor could punch a £40million per year hole in the North Devon economy.'
"07.11.2016 20:30:00" northdevongazette.co.uk New kidney unit will open in Barnstaple this month Healthcare trust confirms opening date for Roundswell dialysis unit Hospital bosses confirm opening date for new kidney dialysis unit at Roundswell
"07.11.2016 19:31:34" northdevongazette.co.uk RMB Chivenor to close by 2027 MoD announces major selling off of defence land, including the Royal Marine Base at RMB Chivenor BREAKING NEWS: North Devon's RMB Chivenor is to close by 2027.
What do you think about the latest MoD announcement?
"07.11.2016 18:17:00" northdevongazette.co.uk Half a million pound flood prevention plan proposed for Braunton 'High priority' plan to prevent flooding in Braunton will go before councillors on Wednesday £540,000 scheme to help prevent flooding in Braunton is on the cards if councillors give it the green light on Wednesday
"07.11.2016 17:45:41" northdevongazette.co.uk Combe Martin mum warns of firework dangers after daughter is badly burned Four-year-old North Devon girl rushed to specialist burns unit after Bonfire Night accident near Combe Martin Combe Martin mum warns other parents to avoid fireworks at home after her four-year-old daughter is badly burned by a stray firework during what should have been a happy family Bonfire
"07.11.2016 16:39:51" northdevongazette.co.uk Pictures: Injuries of 'vulnerable' autistic man after Barnstaple robbery The 18-year-old was allegedly mugged by attackers in Barnstaple who made off with just £5. Pictured: Injuries of vulnerable young man who fell victim to a robbery in Barnstaple on Saturday night. Did you witness anything?
"07.11.2016 14:25:50" northdevongazette.co.uk Huntshaw hill fort is 'safe' but other historic North Devon sites threatened Historic England has released its Heritage At Risk Register for 2016, with numerous North Devon and Torridge sites listed Do you know what heritage sites are under threat in North Devon and Torridge, or what isn't? Discover the latest list for 2016
"07.11.2016 12:00:01" northdevongazette.co.uk Police crack down on drugs in Ilfracombe Police have carried out several drugs raids in Ilfracombe over the past month and also caught people smoking drugs in the street Ilfracombe police say they have seized 'thousands' in illegal drugs in the past month as part of an ongoing crackdown
"07.11.2016 10:49:28" northdevongazette.co.uk PICTURES: Barnstaple's Asda store is officially open The mayor of Barnstaple has officially opened the brand new Asda Barnstaple as hundreds of shoppers queue to look inside the Anchorwood Bank store. Barnstaple's brand new Asda store is now officially OPEN! Hundreds of shoppers queued in the cold to take a look inside - but you can do so from the comfort of your own home here:
"07.11.2016 09:41:21" northdevongazette.co.uk Watch: First look inside Barnstaple's new Asda Take a sneak peak ahead of the ribbon cutting at 10am Countdown to ribbon cutting...
"07.11.2016 08:35:02" VIDEO TOUR: Take a sneak peek inside the new Barnstaple Asda store before it opens this morning!
"06.11.2016 18:12:32" northdevongazette.co.uk Barnstaple's new Asda store opens tomorrow morning The new Barnstaple Asda supermarket will open at Anchorwood Bank tomorrow (Monday) morning. Barnstaple's brand new Asda opens tomorrow morning! Who is going along for the grand opening?
"06.11.2016 10:00:01" northdevongazette.co.uk Barnstaple's space-themed fireworks display will be 'out of this world' Online discount tickets on sale for now Barnstaple Round Table's rugby club firework display. Who else is going to watch the fireworks at the Rugby Club tonight?
"05.11.2016 20:08:19" northdevongazette.co.uk Saturday football roundup and pictures: Barnstaple v Evesham, Boca v Fremington, Landkey v Equalizers Southern League, South West Peninsula, North Devon Gazette and Devon Cup results Saturday North Devon football round-up and pictures from Barnstaple v Evesham, Boca v Fremington and Landkey v Equalizers
"05.11.2016 12:59:00" northdevongazette.co.uk Plough Arts Centre needs your vote to help get more children to the theatre Torrington's theatre and Ilfracombe's Combe Christmas appeal are both bidding for £10,000 from the Aviva Community Fund Both The Plough Arts Centre and Ilfracombe's Combe Christmas Appeal are bidding for grant cash from the Aviva Community Fund - and they need your
"05.11.2016 10:00:01" northdevongazette.co.uk BONFIRE NIGHT: Where to watch the fireworks in North Devon Find out where you can watch the fireworks in North Devon this Bonfire Night weekend with our at-a-glance guide. Happy Bonfire Night!!
Here's where you can watch the fireworks this weekend - if you get any good photos, make sure you send them our way!
"04.11.2016 18:47:01" northdevongazette.co.uk Barnstaple Museum extension plans are closer to reality The Museum of Barnstaple and North Devon is through to the next round of bidding in the Coastal Communities Fund Good news for the The Museum of Barnstaple & North Devon as it goes through to the next round in its bid for funding to pay for a £1.8m extension
"04.11.2016 17:00:01" northdevongazette.co.uk North Devon's food champions honoured in Devon Life Food and Drink Awards North Devon's food shops, producers, suppliers, cafes and restaurants were commended in the annual Devon Life Food and Drink Awards. Well done to all the North Devon foodies who came top in the Devon Life Food and Drink Awards! Were any of your favourites crowned a winner? Find out here.
"04.11.2016 14:40:15" northdevongazette.co.uk BREAKING: Latest health report confirms major review of acute hospital services New STP report prompts 'winter of uncertainty' according to senior health and wellbeing councillor The latest STP report has just been published. Not much more detail on what it means for North Devon hospital services but reviews of stroke; maternity; paediatrics; neonatology; and A&E will run from this month until March 2017.
"04.11.2016 13:55:02" northdevongazette.co.uk North Devon man's calls for care home regulation reform are debated in parliament Health minister says improvements have been made but admits complaints system is 'not working perfectly' “This is not about processes, systems or organisations. This is about people; people who do not have a voice in a system where four in 10 care homes fail to reach a satisfactory standard on the CQC's own measures." - Peter Heaton-Jones told
"04.11.2016 11:39:53" northdevongazette.co.uk Vigil for refugees to be held in Torrington All are invited to join the candlelit vigil in the Square on Wednesday, November 9 A candlelit vigil for refugees is to be held in Torrington next week - will you be joining in?
"04.11.2016 10:52:57" northdevongazette.co.uk 'Busiest summer in years' for Saunton beach as parking system hailed a success Saunton beach owner Christie Estates and operator Saunton Beach Enterprises say new camera barrier system is popular with visitors Have you been impressed by the new parking system at Saunton beach? Operators say it has helped them enjoy the busiest summer in years
"04.11.2016 09:52:02" northdevongazette.co.uk Barnstaple collision on A361 Link Road causes 'long delays' A collision has occurred between Bishops Tawton and Rumsam Bridge this morning (Friday) on the North Devon Link Road. There are long delays on the Link Road after a collision on the Western Bypass between Lake Roundabout and Barnhenge.
"04.11.2016 08:42:55" northdevongazette.co.uk Serious collision on A361 at Ashford near Braunton Police advise motorists to avoid the A361 between Braunton and Barnstaple after 'serious' rush hour collision. Motorists advised to avoid the A361 after serious collision causes delays during rush hour. More here:
"03.11.2016 20:18:00" northdevongazette.co.uk Kindred to play The Red Barn Woolacombe The Red Barn: Friday, November 4 at 9.30pm Looks like the Kindred gig at The Red Barn tomorrow night could be a good one :)
"03.11.2016 18:05:43" northdevongazette.co.uk Sheep pulled from Woolacombe pond Fire fighters use water safety kit to retrieve sheep at Willingcott Cross Hmm, it's not clear how the sheep was after being pulled from the pond by the fire service...
"03.11.2016 17:34:53" northdevongazette.co.uk North Devon's Grace loses her locks for charity Grace Bucknell Rackenford donates her hair to a good cause and raises £600 for North Devon's Special Care Baby Unit appeal Great effort by a young fundraiser from Rackenford to help other children less fortunate than herself
"03.11.2016 13:11:45" eastdevon24.co.uk QUIZ: How much do you know about Guy Fawkes? Remember, remember the 5th of November - but why is it so important? See how much you know about the origin of Fireworks Night here... QUIZ: Bonfire Night is fast approaching - but how much do you know about Guy Fawkes? Take our quiz and find out...
"03.11.2016 11:06:00" northdevongazette.co.uk Braunton hygienist retires after four decades Sheila Davison at Riverside Dental Practice has hung up her teeth cleaning tools after four decades A familiar face at Braunton's Riverside Dental Practice has retired after 40 years
"03.11.2016 09:21:35" northdevongazette.co.uk Senior MP Norman Lamb calls for end to mental health 'injustice' During a visit to North Devon, Norman Lamb MP speaks out on mental health issues and praises Gazette's Let's Talk About It campaign. "We simply cannot tolerate a situation where you get vital treatment if you can afford it, but, if you can't, you are just left waiting.” - Norman Lamb backs our mental health campaign.
"02.11.2016 16:58:14" northdevongazette.co.uk North Devon health campaign could go national North Devon's Save Our Hospital Services movement fighting for health services hopes to unite Devon and then the country as it bids to go national North Devon's Save Our Hospital Services aims to take its health fight nationwide
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"02.11.2016 16:19:23" northdevongazette.co.uk Gritters take to the roads in North Devon and Torridge Despite dry weather, gritters will be on the roads due to the potential for hoar frost in North Devon. Winter is coming...
"02.11.2016 10:39:26" northdevongazette.co.uk Watch: Woolacombe's £25m Byron will 'put village on the map' Watch the video walk through of the luxurious apartment development at former Narracott Grand Hotel that could make Woolcaombe an all year around destination Work is underway on the new Byron at Woolacombe apartment complex - click here for a video walk through guide
"02.11.2016 09:28:39" northdevongazette.co.uk Bideford doctors to step down from partnership Two doctors at Bideford's Wooda Surgery will be leaving the partnership next year. "I'd like to say thank you to all my patients, and I've really enjoyed looking after them...It's been a real honour and a privilege – you see teenage kids mature and settle down and become great mums and dads."
"01.11.2016 17:10:47" northdevongazette.co.uk Win a DVD: Discover Devon's railway heritage Branch Lines of Devon Vol 2 follows noted railway author Colin Maggs MBE as he explores the maze of branch lines around North Devon and beyond Find out about North Devon's hidden branch lines and be in with a chance to win a railway heritage DVD too...
"01.11.2016 13:00:00" northdevongazette.co.uk Fencing installed around Barnstaple Heritage Centre to combat street drinking Barnstaple Town Council has installed fencing on Queen Anne's Walk to help stop rough sleepers and street drinking. "We have experienced significant problems with people defecating, abusing drugs, and deterring visitors wanting to view the colonnade and as a result we really have little option but to put physical protection in place.”
"01.11.2016 12:00:00" northdevongazette.co.uk Pictures: Steampunks celebrate Halloween in Ilfracombe Fundraising for the 30th Ilfracombe Victorian Celebrations gets off to a spooky start Halloween fun in Ilfracombe...
"01.11.2016 11:00:00" northdevongazette.co.uk PICTURES: Bideford's Freaky Fire House draws in the Halloween crowds Dozens of people turned up to brave the haunted house created at Bideford Fire Station on Halloween yesterday (Monday). An amazing effort by Bideford fire fighters last night - who visited the Freaky Fire House? Check out the photos here...
"01.11.2016 10:11:02" northdevongazette.co.uk Queen's Theatre in Barnstaple launches appeal for new toilets The Queen's Theatre has launched its Spend a Penny campaign to renovate and expand its 'cramped' toilets. Could you spend a penny to help the refurbishment of the 'cramped' toilets at the Queen's Theatre?
"01.11.2016 08:37:29" northdevongazette.co.uk Northam residents oppose plans for 199 new houses Plans have been submitted to Torridge District Council for the site off Wooda Road in Northam, but residents are not happy. Dozens of Northam residents (and even a llama!) turned out to protest plans for 199 new houses. What do you think?
"31.10.2016 18:00:00" northdevongazette.co.uk Senior Lib Dem supports North Devon's health fight Norman Lamb MP has praised the fight put up by Save Our Hospital Services campaigners and their battle against NHS cuts A senior Liberal Democrat MP has praised Save Our Hospital Services campaigners battling for local hospital services
"31.10.2016 17:01:11" northdevongazette.co.uk Get broken gadgets fixed for free in Barnstaple Repair It event is part of the 361 Energy Fair on Sunday, November 6 at Barnstaple Pannier Market Have you got a poorly toaster or an ailing laptop? If so, the free Repair It event in Barnstaple this Sunday as part of the 361 Energy Fair could be just what it
"31.10.2016 16:00:01" northdevongazette.co.uk Multi-million pound project to improve North Devon drinking water Drinking water in North Devon will see an improvement thanks to a £6.3million funding boost. Are you happy with the quality of your drinking water, or would you welcome these improvements from South West Water?
"31.10.2016 15:00:10" northdevongazette.co.uk QUIZ: How haunted is your home? Do things go bump in the night? Do you hear mysterious noises? Take our fun quiz this Halloween and find out how haunted your house is. QUIZ! How haunted is your house? Take our fun Halloween quiz and find out if you need to call Ghostbusters...
"31.10.2016 14:00:01" northdevongazette.co.uk Video: Tips to help your scared dog through fireworks night Is your dog terrified of fireworks? Dogs Trust Ilfracombe has some tips to help petrified pooches this November Is your dog terrified of fireworks? Dogs Trust Ilfracombe has released some handy tips to help get your petrified pooch through the firework
"31.10.2016 13:00:01" northdevongazette.co.uk Exeter fire attended by North Devon firefighters 'contained' North Devon fire fighters thanked for 'tireless' efforts and giving up their weekends to help control huge fire at Cathedral Green in Exeter. “We even had somebody miss their anniversary dinner to come and help; it was a tremendous commitment from all of our staff."
More updates plus a video on North Devon fire fighters' efforts to help contain a huge fire in Exeter this weekend.
"31.10.2016 12:00:00" northdevongazette.co.uk BONFIRE NIGHT: Where to watch the fireworks in North Devon Find out where you can watch the fireworks in North Devon this Bonfire Night weekend with our at-a-glance guide. Find out where to watch the fireworks in North Devon this Guy Fawkes Night.
"31.10.2016 10:46:33" northdevongazette.co.uk Dare you enter the Bideford Freaky Fire House this Halloween? Family fun night with spooky surprises at Bideford Fire Station on Monday, October 31 Who is brave enough to enter the Freaky Fire House this evening?
"31.10.2016 09:30:00" northdevongazette.co.uk Pregnant woman injured in Torrington hit and run Police are looking to track down man in silver car who left the scene of the collision without leaving any details. Police appeal after hit and run in Torrington which left a pregnant woman in hospital. Can you help?
"31.10.2016 08:28:19" northdevongazette.co.uk VIDEO: How to carve the perfect pumpkin The chief pumpkin carver at The Big Sheep shows you how to create the perfect Jack o' Lantern this Halloween. Happy Halloween! In case you haven't carved a spooky pumpkin yet, here's our step-by-step guide and video.
"30.10.2016 19:16:58" northdevongazette.co.uk Exeter fire attended by North Devon firefighters 'contained' North Devon fire crews have revealed their efforts in tackling a huge blaze which spread through historic buildings in Exeter this weekend. More on how North Devon's fire fighters have 'tirelessly' worked to contain a huge blaze in Exeter this weekend.
"29.10.2016 15:48:12" How to carve the perfect pumpkin! We asked the chief pumpkin carver at The BIG Sheep Family Attraction to teach us how to carve the perfect pumpkin - and she did! Here's the video, and you can also find a step-by-step guide here:
"29.10.2016 11:38:00" northdevongazette.co.uk Lottery grant kicks off Northam's church roof appeal 13th century St Margaret's Parish Church at Northam needs £350,000 roof repairs A Heritage Lottery grant will help launch the appeal for a new church roof for St Margaret's at Northam
"29.10.2016 09:38:00" northdevongazette.co.uk Join Turin Brakes at The Factory in Barnstaple Turin Brakes, Barnstaple, Thursday, November 10 Indie band Turin Brakes are coming to town this November
"29.10.2016 09:00:00" northdevongazette.co.uk When do the clocks go back? Why do they change? Everything you need to know Did you know we've been putting our clocks back an hour for a whole century? Find out when the clocks go back this year. Don't forget to put your clocks back tonight before you go to bed - otherwise you'll be missing out on that extra hour's sleep!
"28.10.2016 20:41:01" northdevongazette.co.uk Huss wins October North Devon League heat North Devon angling scene, with Tony Gussin Latest news from the North Devon angling scene
"28.10.2016 19:00:00" northdevongazette.co.uk Happy Halloween in North Devon Events from 27/10/16 to 02/11/16 What's on in North Devon this Halloween weekend?
"28.10.2016 17:49:01" northdevongazette.co.uk Senior Lib Dem looking to support North Devon's health service fight Norman Lamb MP is visiting North Devon this weekend to meet health campaigners among others Senior Lib Dem to visit tomorrow in support of North Devon's health service fight
"28.10.2016 16:00:33" northdevongazette.co.uk PICTURES: North Devon fire fighters tackle huge Exeter fire Fire fighters from across North Devon have been joining efforts to battle a huge blaze in Exeter today (Friday). Well done to all of the North Devon fire fighters who have pulled together to help the efforts to fight a huge fire in Exeter
"28.10.2016 15:00:27" Timeline Photos It's nearly November which can mean only one thing... the beards and 'taches are coming out again!
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"28.10.2016 13:21:07" northdevongazette.co.uk North Devon Council to discuss housing Syrian refugees The council will make a decision on accepting and accommodating refugees from Syria at an executive meeting on November 7. North Devon Council will decide whether or not to support Syrian refugees next month.
"28.10.2016 11:00:02" northdevongazette.co.uk QUIZ: How well do you know North Devon's beaches? Think you're an expert on the beaches of North Devon? If you're missing the summer already, take our quiz and test your local beach knowledge! Already missing the summer? Take our quiz and see how many of North Devon's beaches you know - you might be surprised!
"28.10.2016 10:00:00" northdevongazette.co.uk Donations flood in for Syrian refugees in Torrington The Plough Arts Centre said it has plenty of clothes but educational books would be welcomed for young refugees from Syria. 'Heartwarming' response as donations flood in for Syrian refugees - find out what else is needed and how you can donate.
"28.10.2016 09:00:00" northdevongazette.co.uk When do the clocks go back? Why do they change? Everything you need to know Did you know we've been putting our clocks back an hour for a whole century? Find out when the clocks go back this year. Did you know we have been turning our clocks back for winter for 100 years? Find out when they go back - and why - here:
"28.10.2016 08:03:00" northdevongazette.co.uk Top prize for North Devon chef Saunton Sands Hotel head chef scooped three awards at South West Chef of the Year 2016, held in Exeter on Monday evening. Find out who North Devon's chef of the year is here:
"27.10.2016 18:00:00" northdevongazette.co.uk Lost milksnake reunited with owner after five months in the wild The lost snake spent almost half a year slithering around Torrington before its chance meeting with a reptile expert. A lost milksnake is reunited with its owner - five months after slithering around the wilds of Torrington!
"27.10.2016 16:00:00" northdevongazette.co.uk Dogs Trust Ilfracombe urgently appeals for toys Dogs Trust Ilfracombe has launched an urgent appeal for toys to help their homeless hounds. Can you help Dogs Trust, Ilfracombe by donating some toys to their homeless hounds?
"27.10.2016 14:23:15" northdevongazette.co.uk Tributes paid to Bideford Pannier Market's Bar Bowring 'Free spirit' Bar Bowring, who ran Bar's Books in the pannier market in Bideford for more than 40 years, died last week. Tributes have been paid to 'free spirit' Bar Bowring who ran Bar's Books in Bideford Pannier Market for more than 40 years.
"27.10.2016 09:25:13" North Devon Gazette
"27.10.2016 09:25:13" North Devon Gazette