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"29.03.2017 18:00:00" Timeline Photos Our latest photo challenge is now live on iwitness24! Have you got a stunning wildlife photo? Make sure you enter and you could be our next Facebook cover photo and appear in the
"29.03.2017 15:55:04" northdevongazette.co.uk North Devon army medic to compete for prestigious US Army badge Aaron Eastman will attempt to earn the Expert Field Medical Badge at a competition in Germany The Barnstaple man is one of 215 candidates striving for the Expert Field Medical Badge at a competition in Germany.
"29.03.2017 15:00:19" northdevongazette.co.uk Barnstaple Tesco launches 'relaxed checkout' for vulnerable customers The Taw View Extra store has teamed up with Barnstaple Dementia Action Alliance and the town's mayor to help become more dementia friendly. The new checkout allows those with dementia or other additional needs to take as long as they need without being rushed.
"29.03.2017 12:34:34" northdevongazette.co.uk Watch: Health bosses field questions at Barnstaple Guildhall Tuesday night's meeting in Barnstaple saw Dr Alison Diamond from Northern Devon Healthcare Trust quizzed about the health service review 'It's no good just measuring from Bideford to Exeter or Barnstaple to Exeter' says health boss Dr Alison Diamond. See the report and video from last night's meeting at Barnstaple Guildhall here
"29.03.2017 09:00:00" northdevongazette.co.uk North Devon and Torridge MPs continue fight for hospitals MPs write a joint letter airing concerns over Sustainability and Transformation Plan while Torridge MP demands evidence over Holsworthy bed closures. Both MPs have written to the lead chief executive of the STP, and Geoffrey Cox has also demanded 'evidence' over Holsworthy bed closures earlier this month.
"29.03.2017 08:19:38" North Devon Gazette
"29.03.2017 07:58:31" northdevongazette.co.uk Interactive: How much will your local North Devon school lose out by? Search table: Enter the name of your Devon school and see how much the latest budget changes could affect it by How much will your local school lose out by in the latest budget changes? Find out using our interactive search here.
"28.03.2017 19:30:04" Back at the guildhall health meeting, sorry for the technical hitch folks
"28.03.2017 18:37:47" Live meeting in Barnstaple as campaigners quiz NDHT chief exec Dr Alison Diamond
"28.03.2017 18:00:16" northdevongazette.co.uk North Devon songwriter wants your photos for music video A North Devon songwriter is asking people to send in their photos showing what makes them stronger, for her brand new music video. What makes you stronger? North Devon musician Steph Lott Music is asking you to send your photos in like this one for her latest music video. Post yours
"28.03.2017 16:50:37" northdevongazette.co.uk Dot Cotton makes a special appearance at Bideford's Art on the Quay Artists turn out for the first ever Sunday Art on the Quay event at Bideford Dot Cotton made a special appearance on Bideford Quay at the weekend - well, sort of!
"28.03.2017 15:30:00" northdevongazette.co.uk North Devon Link Road to close for resurfacing There will be overnight closures on the A39 in Barnstaple between Roundswell and Lake roundabouts this week. There will be road closures on the North Devon Link Road for resurfacing this week - starting tonight.
"28.03.2017 13:24:37" northdevongazette.co.uk Will new £1 coin work in North Devon parking machines? The new 12-sided £1 coin will enter circulation today (Tuesday) - but what does this mean for North Devon's parking machines? The new 12-sided £1 coin is out today - but will it work in parking machines around North Devon and Torridge? Find out here.
PS If you think you're the first to find one in North Devon, make sure you share a picture with us and let us know!
"28.03.2017 09:33:40" northdevongazette.co.uk Devon's NHS demonstrators will take to the streets for April Fool's Day Campaigners against health cuts aim to draw 'red lines' around hospitals in North, East and South Devon This may be on April 1 but it's no April Fool - will you be helping draw red lines around North Devon's hospitals?
"28.03.2017 07:57:22" northdevongazette.co.uk Lottery funding will help restore St Helen's Church on Lundy Island Lundy Island's church was in desperate need of repair, but £1m funding from the Heritage Lottery Fund will enable works to go ahead. Great news for Lundy Island - The Landmark Trust - it's finally got the funding to restore its church.
"27.03.2017 14:47:33" northdevongazette.co.uk North Devon Link Road closed in both directions due to 'head on' collision at Rackenford The A361 Link Road is set to be closed 'for some time' due to a collision between a lorry and a car at Rackenford. UPDATE: The North Devon Link Road has reopened after a crash earlier today, and traffic is starting to ease.
"27.03.2017 13:00:00" northdevongazette.co.uk Video: Service for Barnstaple homeless man Alex Munnerley Almost 200 turned out at Grosvenor Church on Monday to pay tribute to a 'brilliant guy' What a great turn out at the memorial service for Alex Munnerley in Barnstaple today
"27.03.2017 11:57:16" northdevongazette.co.uk North Devon Link Road closed in both directions due to 'head on' collision at Rackenford The A361 Link Road is set to be closed 'for some time' due to a collision between a lorry and a car at Rackenford. The North Devon Link Road is currently closed in both directions at Rackenford after a 'head on' collision.
"27.03.2017 10:35:51" northdevongazette.co.uk North Devon Monopoly board is a chance to buy local landmarks North Devon Hospice has produced a special, limited edition Monopoly board where you can purchase landmarks all around North Devon. Any Monopoly fans out there? We're already making plans for how we're going to put a hotel on Clovelly....
"27.03.2017 09:00:00" northdevongazette.co.uk PICTURES: Firefighters called to tackle four gorse fires at Codden Hill Fire are thought to have been started deliberately – police informed Did you see the fires at Codden Hill last night?
"27.03.2017 07:59:13" northdevongazette.co.uk Two vehicle collision at Roundswell roundabout causes delays through Barnstaple Police, fire and ambulance services are on the scene of a two-vehicle collision in Roundswell, Barnstaple, during rush hour this morning. A two-vehicle collision at Roundswell is causing delays this morning.
"26.03.2017 12:46:45" northdevongazette.co.uk Video: New vision unveiled for Ilfracombe Museum extension Exciting new project could add a second floor and a cafe to Ilfracombe's Museum VIDEO TOUR: Exciting times for Ilfracombe Museum - its has reopened after refurbishment and looks great, but visitors can also see proposals for major new extension plans
"25.03.2017 18:10:19" northdevongazette.co.uk Road signs left on rail tracks on Tarka Line are cause for concern for British Transport Police A road sign and traffic cone were left on the route from Barnstaple to Exeter overnight on Tuesday “We need to find out who is responsible for this before someone is either seriously injured or killed due to derailment from these objects on the line."
"25.03.2017 09:00:00" northdevongazette.co.uk Fire fighters to hold charity car wash in Bideford Head to Bideford Quay this weekend to get your car washed for charity. Don't forget you can get your car washed by fire fighters for charity today on Bideford Quay - they are there from 11am!
"25.03.2017 08:00:27" northdevongazette.co.uk New Barnstaple ice-cream parlour is perfect for sweet teeth Treat Time opened its doors in Boutport Street earlier this month Anyone with a sweet tooth will love this...
"24.03.2017 21:55:37" www.northdevongazette.co.uk Ilfracombe Museum reopens this Saturday After being closed for four months for refurbishment and maintenance, the museum welcomes back visitors tomorrow (Saturday, March 25) Why not go along to Ilfracombe Museum tomorrow to see what's happened during the closure and refurbishment?
Love the refurbed Ilfracombe Gallery - and have a sneak peek at exciting new extension plans
"24.03.2017 19:00:00" Timeline Photos Have you seen our iwitness24 website yet? We're running a competition for the best coastal photos from around North Devon - sign up and enter here, and you could be our next cover photo!
"24.03.2017 18:00:00" northdevongazette.co.uk Recruitment day for more North Devon nurses Experienced and newly qualified nurses invited to open day at North Devon District Hospital on Monday, April 24 The NHS is hoping to recruit more nurses for North Devon - with an open day this April to find out more
"24.03.2017 16:59:24" northdevongazette.co.uk Pictures: North Devon does Comic Relief 2017 Schools and businesses have been taking part in Red Nose Day on Friday People across North Devon have been going Red Nose Day barmy for Comic Relief - don't forget to post up your pictures too
"24.03.2017 14:49:43" northdevongazette.co.uk Man trapped in threshing machine at George Nympton Casualty is taken to hospital by air ambulance after his leg became trapped in the agricultural machinery Sounds like a very nasty accident, we hope the poor man will be okay
"24.03.2017 12:00:00" northdevongazette.co.uk Mary Berry spotted in South Molton Country Market The former Great British Bake Off host was in the town ahead of her 82nd birthday Did you see Bezza in South Molton yesterday?
"24.03.2017 10:36:22" northdevongazette.co.uk Police appeal after stolen car was crashed then abandoned in Barnstaple The black BMW was taken from a house in Roundswell, Barnstaple, before it was involved in a serious collision. The car was taken from a driveway in Roundswell before it was involved in a serious collision and then abandoned.
"24.03.2017 09:17:06" northdevongazette.co.uk New Wellie Festival is coming to North Devon The new North Devon Wellie Festival promises a weekend of live music, wellie-inspired events and plenty of fun at The Big Sheep. Wellies at the ready for a brand new festival at The BIG Sheep Family Attraction - will you be going?
"24.03.2017 07:00:43" www.northdevongazette.co.uk PCSOs 'will remain an essential and important' part of North Devon police area North and West Devon Superintendent Toby Davies addressed concerns about PCSO reductions at a North Devon Council meeting on Thursday. "The message I want to get across is neighbourhood policing is still the bedrock of our policing and that is what we are exceptionally good at."
"24.03.2017 07:00:00" Timeline Photos Are you doing anything crazy for Comic Relief today? Tell us all about it right here - and don't forget to post your pictures! :)
"23.03.2017 20:00:00" northdevongazette.co.uk Ilfracombe Holiday Park hosts Comic Relief party with Wayne Woodward of Britain's Got Talent Book your place for the free Red Nose Day bash in Ilfracombe on Friday evening Catch Wayne Woodward from Britain's Got Talent and friends at Ilfracombe Holiday Park for a free Red Nose Day party tomorrow
"23.03.2017 19:00:00" northdevongazette.co.uk Barnstaple's museum wins almost £900,000 for new Long Bridge Wing extension Heritage Lottery Fund bid for new Museum of Barnstaple and North Devon extension is successful The Barnstaple museum extension plan has taken a massive step forward after being awarded £868,000
"23.03.2017 18:00:00" northdevongazette.co.uk North Devon runners entering the London Marathon Interactive map: Meet the North Devon runners taking part in the 2017 Virgin Money London Marathon and pick where you can cheer for them enroute What North Devon runners are entering the London Marathon this year? Click on our link to meet some of the local people taking part
"23.03.2017 17:30:00" northdevongazette.co.uk Devon and Cornwall Police urge vigilance following London attack 'Be alert, not alarmed' is the message coming from police in the wake of the attack in Westminster yesterday (Wednesday) “Vigilance and being alert to potential intelligence is critical, but rest assured everything possible is being done to ensure public safety at this difficult time."
"23.03.2017 17:00:00" northdevongazette.co.uk Braunton girl, 6, thanks 'life saving' opticians who helped diagnose brain tumour Routine trip to Barnstaple High Street optician led to life-saving surgery in Bristol hospital. When young Imogen Brennan from Braunton was taken for a routine eye test at Vision Express, little did her parents know it would save her life
"23.03.2017 16:00:00" northdevongazette.co.uk Former Bideford teacher takes on Mendip Challenge Jenny Mills is fundraising for the walking challenge in June by carrying out odd-jobs and gardening for neighbours. Instead of asking for sponsorship, Jenny has been doing gardening and odd jobs to fundraise.
"23.03.2017 15:07:17" northdevongazette.co.uk New operator revealed for North Devon's theatres Council is close to signing agreement for a short term lease with Parkwood Theatres to run both the Queen's and the Landmark Parkwood Theatres looks set to be the new operator of both North Devon theatres for the next year
"23.03.2017 12:00:03" northdevongazette.co.uk Upcoming film starring Game of Thrones and Downton Abbey stars will be filmed in Bideford Open casting for the film, which is helmed by one of the directors behind the Harry Potter series, takes place in Bideford on Saturday, April 1. Well this looks exciting!
"23.03.2017 09:14:47" North Devon Gazette
"23.03.2017 09:05:03" northdevongazette.co.uk Armed police and negotiators called to Barnstaple home Armed police cordoned off areas around Bear Street, Barnstaple, last night after reports of a woman threatening to self-harm. Armed police spent several hours at the address in Bear Street negotiating with a woman last night.
"23.03.2017 08:42:32" northdevongazette.co.uk New campaign could reduce drug deaths in Barnstaple A Barnstaple charity is training clients to use naloxone, a emergency, life-saving drug which can reverse the effects of heroin in the event of an overdose. Addiction charity RISE hopes new life-saving kits will reduce deaths by drug overdose in Barnstaple.
"22.03.2017 20:00:00" northdevongazette.co.uk Sax meister Snake comes to Torrington Don't miss Snake Davis on Friday, March 24 at The Plough Arts Centre Love sax? Catch Snake Davis at The Plough in Torrington this Friday night ;)
"22.03.2017 15:41:00" northdevongazette.co.uk Westminster incident: Peter Heaton-Jones and Geoffrey Cox both in House of Commons at time of incident Both Peter Heaton-Jones and Geoffrey Cox were in the House of Commons at the time of the incident Both Peter Heaton-Jones and Geoffrey Cox are awaiting further instructions in the chamber of the House of Commons.
"22.03.2017 15:04:14" northdevongazette.co.uk Parents warned after alleged attempt to grab schoolgirl near Chulmleigh school Police say a stranger tried to lure an 11-year-old into a car at Chulmleigh and then tried to garb her Chulmleigh parents warned after alleged attempt to lure schoolgirl, 11, into a car
"22.03.2017 13:00:00" northdevongazette.co.uk New Devon police scheme could see offenders avoid court First time offenders could avoid conviction as part of GPS Pathfinder, a new scheme being rolled out by Devon and Cornwall Police in June Police and Crime Commissioner Alison Hernandez says a new police scheme which could see first time offenders avoid court is 'not a soft option' - do you agree?
"22.03.2017 11:44:39" Back in the theatre - ready to go backstage?
"22.03.2017 11:33:44" The Gazette is live back inside the Queens Theatre - hopefully these seats can be filled soon
"22.03.2017 10:55:34" northdevongazette.co.uk Fire fighters to hold charity car wash in Bideford Head to Bideford Quay this weekend to get your car washed for charity. Need to get your car washed? Why not get a fire fighter to do it in Bideford this weekend for charity?
"22.03.2017 08:51:46" northdevongazette.co.uk Barnstaple Nationwide is moving to Green Lanes Signage has appeared the former Mothercare unit in Green Lanes for building society Nationwide. Nationwide is moving into Green Lanes this summer.
"21.03.2017 20:00:00" northdevongazette.co.uk Win tickets: DJ James Hype playing Barnstaple Be in with a chance to win tickets to catch James Hype at Kokomo on March 31 There are a few hours left to enter our competition and be in with the chance of seeing James Hype at Kokomo in Barnstaple at the end of March
"21.03.2017 18:10:00" northdevongazette.co.uk Pictures: Ilfracombe joins forces for the big High Street Clean Up Volunteers, businesses, council staff and supporters heleped zap away the grime from Ilfracombe's High Street on Sunday Well done to everyone in Ilfracombe who turned out for the big High Street Clean Up on Sunday :)
"21.03.2017 17:09:13" northdevongazette.co.uk Plans about to be lodged for new St Johns Garden Centre site in Barnstaple to include Aldi and Costa Plans for a £10m retail park on the outskirts of Barnstaple will be submitted to council planners shortly Plans for a new St Johns Garden Centre, Aldi, Costa and Marston's at Roundswell should be lodged within the next seven to 10 days for the new £10m development
"21.03.2017 14:00:00" northdevongazette.co.uk Bideford's Art on the Quay starts this weekend Artists of all ages, amateur and professional, are invited to display their work at Landivisiau Walk this Sunday (March 26) Bideford's first arts event on the Quay is this weekend - fingers crossed for some sunshine! ☀️☀️
"21.03.2017 13:00:00" northdevongazette.co.uk Police appeal for witnesses to Barnstaple assault Police are appealing for witnesses to the assault in Litchdon Street which left a man with a black eye. Do you recognise the description of this man?
"21.03.2017 12:00:00" northdevongazette.co.uk Barnstaple mum's fundraising appeal for Devon Air Ambulance after 'life or death' crash A Barnstaple mum is raising money for Devon Air Ambulance after nearly losing her life in a collision with a coach near Chittlehampton. Well done to Charlotte for raising so much for Devon Air Ambulance after 'life or death' collision.
"21.03.2017 10:26:50" northdevongazette.co.uk Fin whale successfully removed from Hartland beach A dead fin whale washed up on Hartland beach has been successfully removed after nearly two weeks. The whale has now been removed from Hartland beach.
"20.03.2017 18:00:00" northdevongazette.co.uk Keys to North Devon's theatres are handed back to the council Plans for a 'caretaker operator' to get both theatres up and running again by April Good news as the keys to both of North Devon's much-loved theatres are handed back to the council by administrators
"20.03.2017 17:19:52" northdevongazette.co.uk North Devon District Hospital 'deeply shaken' by doctor's child pornorgraphy conviction Healthcare trust's medical director said trust worked 'very closely' with police to help convict consultant on child pornography charges. “This case has deeply shaken everybody at NDHT and we know it has been a shock to the community."
"20.03.2017 13:30:32" northdevongazette.co.uk North Devon children's doctor imprisoned for three years over child pornography The former paediatrician at North Devon District Hospital, Jonathan Walsh, has been sentenced to three years in prison today (Monday) over child pornography. Former children's doctor Jonathan Walsh has been sentenced to three years in prison over child pornography charges.
"20.03.2017 13:02:00" northdevongazette.co.uk Barnstaple girls raise money for Comic Relief with bake sale Molly and Gracie Lou Cameron have been busy baking for Comic Relief, with a little extra help from Tesco in Barnstaple. Well done to Molly and Gracie for raising so much money for Comic Relief: Red Nose Day. If you're taking part in any events on Friday, let us know!
"20.03.2017 12:00:00" northdevongazette.co.uk Proposal to build 20 homes on Oakwell Care Home site Former Bickington old peoples' home will become a housing estate with 20 homes if a developer's plan is approved Plans have been revealed to build around 20 new homes on the Oakwell Care Home site at Bickington in Barnstaple
"20.03.2017 11:09:11" northdevongazette.co.uk Bikers urged to join new Barnstaple bike show in memory of Dennis Pilon Denny's Memorial Bike Show will be held on April 23 in memory of Barnstaple bike enthusiast Dennis Pilon. We're hoping Tooters Diner have a really great turnout for this event in memory of Dennis Pilon ️
"20.03.2017 09:20:33" northdevongazette.co.uk Location of new Barnstaple Greggs store revealed Find out where the new Barnstaple Greggs store will be opening in May. Find out where the new Greggs store will be in Barnstaple.
"18.03.2017 21:19:14" Apologies, and this of course should have been the Braunton Burrows post
"18.03.2017 19:00:26" www.northdevongazette.co.uk Daily newsletter Sign up to free daily newsletters to get breaking news and top stories straight to your email from North Devon Gazette It may look heavy handed, but this work on the burrows will benefit plants and wildlife, say custodians
"18.03.2017 17:00:01" northdevongazette.co.uk Win tickets: DJ James Hype playing Barnstaple Be in with a chance to win tickets to catch James Hype at Kokomo on March 31 You have until Wednesday to enter our competition to win tickets to see James Hype at Kokomo
"18.03.2017 10:00:00" northdevongazette.co.uk Enter our North Devon Landmarks photo competition Calling all photographers! If you're out and about this weekend, why not snap a pic of your favourite North Devon landmark, and enter it into our next IWitness24 North Devon competition?
"18.03.2017 09:00:00" northdevongazette.co.uk Great mullet for Graham wins North Devon heat North Devon angling scene, with Tony Gussin Mullet magic for Graham Snow in the North Devon sea league
"17.03.2017 22:21:07" northdevongazette.co.uk Pictures: North Devon's amazing Inspiring People award winners revealed Inspirational finalists are honoured at the NDADA Inspiring People Awards 2017 Here's the results and pictures of the winners of tonight's North Devon Inspiring People Awards, hosted by NDADA at Boston Tea Party Barnstaple.
Well done all!
"17.03.2017 20:00:00" northdevongazette.co.uk Bees, AGMs and buses – the North Devon what's on guide North Devon's events from 16/03/17 to 22/03/17 What's on in North Devon this weekend?
"17.03.2017 19:33:51" Live at the NDADA Inspiring People Awards 2017
"17.03.2017 19:00:01" Defence Secretary Michael Fallon: 'No final decision' on RMB C... No final decision has been made as to whether RMB Chivenor will close – that's the message from Secretary of State for Defence, Sir Michael Fallon.
Mr Fallon was in North Devon this morning (Friday) visiting the base he said would close by 2027.
"17.03.2017 16:00:00" northdevongazette.co.uk Bideford police become Dementia Friends Police officers, PCSOs and council officers have all taken part in training to help them become more aware of dementia. It's great to see Bideford Police becoming Dementia Friends and trying to make the town dementia friendly.
"17.03.2017 15:00:01" northdevon.iwitness24.co.uk Barnstaple roundabouts in bloom Great to see the roundabouts in Barnstaple looking so bright, tidy and bursting with spring blooms. Kinda puts a spring in your step! Well done Barnstaple Town Council ...and supporting businesses. Great to see the roundabouts in Barnstaple looking so bright, tidy and bursting with spring blooms - as this post from our 'shoot and share' IWitness24 North Devon site shows. Well done Barnstaple Town Council and supporting businesses.
"17.03.2017 14:01:39" northdevongazette.co.uk Defence Secretary Sir Michael Fallon: 'No final decisions' on Chivenor closure The Secretary of State for defence visited RMB Chivenor this morning (Friday) The Secretary of State for Defence said 'no final decisions' had been made on the closure of RMB Chivenor by 2027.
"17.03.2017 13:00:00" northdevongazette.co.uk Barnstaple benefactor offers to match museum extension appeal donations Keith Abraham will match fund any donations made by businesses for the Long Bridge Wing Appeal A Barnstaple businessman has agreed to match any business donations made to the The Museum of Barnstaple & North Devon Long Bridge Wing Appeal
"17.03.2017 12:04:36" northdevongazette.co.uk Bideford beacon of light is transforming the lives of those fighting addiction The Bideford Lighthouse Project which helps people addicted to alcohol or drugs is celebrating a first successful year Well done to all the guys at the Bideford Lighthouse Project for working hard to turn their lives around - and the fantastic staff there who help them
"17.03.2017 10:52:50" northdevongazette.co.uk PICTURES: Defence Secretary Sir Michael Fallon visits RMB Chivenor Sir Michael Fallon, the UK's Defence Secretary, is visiting North Devon today and has arrived at RMB Chivenor to meet North Devon MP Peter Heaton-Jones. Defence Secretary, Sir Michael Fallon, has just arrived at RMB Chivenor this morning - the base he announced he would be closing by 2027. The first videos and pictures here:
"17.03.2017 09:28:06" northdevongazette.co.uk Road blocked near Woolacombe after two-vehicle collision The B3343 is currently blocked between Mullacott Cross and Mortehouse Station Road after a collision this morning near Woolacombe. The road is currently blocked near Woolacombe and motorists heading that way are advised to avoid the area if possible.
"16.03.2017 22:02:53" northdevongazette.co.uk Interactive map shows effect of education funding changes in North Devon Use the interactive map to see how schools could be affected by funding changes and inflation What does the interactive map say about your local school?
"16.03.2017 20:00:38" northdevongazette.co.uk Barnstaple memorial service for homeless man Alex A service for Alex Munnerley will be held at Grosvenor Church on Monday, March 27 The date of a memorial service for Barnstaple homeless man Alex Munnerley has been released - will you be going?
"16.03.2017 19:00:00" northdevongazette.co.uk Torridge investigating removal of whale carcass from Hartland beach The district council is working to dispose of the whale carcass, which has started to break down, without endangering the protected geology of Hartland Quay. The public are still being asked to keep away from the carcass, which is 'breaking down further', and keep dogs on leads.
"16.03.2017 18:42:17" northdevongazette.co.uk Sunflower in Braunton is a finalist in UK gift shop awards The gift shop in Braunton is rated as one of the best in the country according to the The Greats Gift Retailer Awards Great news for Sunflower in Braunton as it's shortlisted for a national award among the best gift shops in the country
"16.03.2017 17:00:36" northdevongazette.co.uk North Devon hate crime victims urged to report incidents to police Police make 'zero tolerance' pledge and say too many incidents go under the radar. “Since I've lived here, I've seen North Devon become more multi-cultural...I've had racist abuse in Bideford; people calling me names, and I was also bitten on my hand.
"It was frightening and quite upsetting but I went to the police station and reported
"16.03.2017 16:00:46" northdevongazette.co.uk Police appeal after spate of car damage in Bideford 'Multiple' vehicles have been marked by a sharp implement in the Lime Grove, Belvoir Road, Dymond Road and Royston Road areas of Bideford. Did you see anything suspicious in these areas of Bideford on Wednesday morning?
"16.03.2017 15:00:01" northdevongazette.co.uk North Devon recycling collector hailed a hero after helping woman who fell The North Devon Council recycling collector helped a customer who had fallen "I often hear about our staff going over and above when out on their rounds but this was truly heartwarming."
"16.03.2017 13:04:37" northdevongazette.co.uk Ilfracombe PCSO meets the woman whose life she saved PCSO Karen Grant carried out CPR on Lisa Bates after she stopped breathing following a collapse in Ilfracombe High Street before Christmas Ilfracombe's PCSO Karen Grant had an emotional reunion with the woman whose life she saved when she collapsed just before Christmas
"16.03.2017 12:05:52" northdevongazette.co.uk Dartington Crystal to host The Great Torrington Bake Off Will you be entering your showstopper into the Great Torrington Bake Off next month? It's all in aid of the mayor's two chosen charities. Do you know an enthusiastic baker who should enter this? We think there are going to be some pretty spectacular showstoppers!
"16.03.2017 11:10:40" northdevongazette.co.uk Barnstaple teenager wins film award at star-studded ceremony in London Dorothy McCormack won the Review of the Year award at the 2017 Into Film Awards on Tuesday Congratulations Dorothy!
"16.03.2017 10:26:53" northdevongazette.co.uk Dogs Trust Ilfracombe hopes for luck of the Irish to rehome Bono this St Patrick's Day Double act Bono and Lucy, both eight months old, were found wandering the streets and are hoping to be rehomed together. Bono is hoping for the luck of the Irish to find a new home in time for St Patrick's Day - and he comes as part of a double act!
"16.03.2017 09:45:22" northdevongazette.co.uk Masked ball in Braunton raises £10,000 for charities A Braunton couple has raised more than £10,000 for two charities with a black tie masquerade ball to raise awareness of rare diseases. Well done to SQ Bar and Restaurant for raising over £10,000!
"15.03.2017 20:00:20" northdevongazette.co.uk Will Bideford Starbucks be giving out free lattes? Bideford Starbucks could be one of the select Starbucks stores hosting a 'secret' pop-up party, offering free tall lattes to customers between 1-2pm. If you spot Bideford on the 'secret' list before we do, let us know!
"15.03.2017 19:02:12" northdevongazette.co.uk Win tickets: DJ James Hype playing Barnstaple Be in with a chance to win tickets to catch James Hype at Kokomo on March 31 Enjoy high energy DJ sets? Enter our competition for the chance to win tickets to see James Hype in Barnstaple this March
"15.03.2017 18:26:23" northdevongazette.co.uk Job losses announced at North Devon+ amid company restructure Economic regeneration agency says cuts in council funding have create 'challenging financial environment'. Job losses have been announced at North Devon+ following a 'significant' cut in district council funding.
"15.03.2017 16:16:14" North Devon Gazette
"15.03.2017 16:13:15" northdevongazette.co.uk Sneak video preview: A song for North Devon's theatres New song by local performers inspired by the theatres will celebrate the special places in North Devon What do you think of the new song for North Devon's theatres? Watch a sneak preview of the music video here...
"15.03.2017 15:11:15" northdevongazette.co.uk Devon mental health services upgraded to 'good' Health bosses hail inspectors' findings of 'significant improvements' to Devon's mental health services Inspectors rate mental health services as 'good' across the board in Devon
"15.03.2017 14:02:41" northdevongazette.co.uk North Devon course and open day for budding beekeepers Ever considered keeping bees and producing your own honey? An open day on Sunday (March 19) will help you to do just that Does the idea of keeping bees and making your own honey get you buzzing? There's an open day near Barnstaple this Sunday if you want to find out more
"15.03.2017 13:02:40" northdevongazette.co.uk North Devon widow's plea for more brain tumour research Beaworthy woman speaks for the first time about her husband's terrible illness and says there is no such thing as a 'benign' brain tumour 'I want people to know that there is no such thing as a 'benign' brain tumour and it is vital more money is spent on research' -
A North Devon widow talks about the heartbreaking loss of her husband and his battle with a deadly cancer first diagnosed as
"15.03.2017 11:59:54" northdevongazette.co.uk New awards will celebrate pride of Barnstaple The Pride of Barnstaple Awards will honour ten deserving nominees in April There's still time to nominate your community hero too...
"14.03.2017 14:32:14" northdevongazette.co.uk Appeal launched for Barnstaple homeless man's memorial service More than £1,000 has already been raised towards giving Alex Munnerley the dignified service he deserved Big-hearted North Devon people are raising money to give popular Barnstaple homeless man Alex the send off he deserved
"14.03.2017 12:30:54" northdevongazette.co.uk Man arrested over death of Barnstaple homeless man 46-year-old arrested on suspicion of manslaughter after homeless man is found in a shed by the River Taw A man has been arrested on suspicion of manslaughter after a homeless man was found dead near the Taw in Barnstaple
"14.03.2017 10:02:29" northdevongazette.co.uk Inspirational Barnstaple ambulance worker raises £8,500 for North Devon Hospice Keith Regan, from Barnstaple, took on Mission: Unbreakable for North Devon Hospice with an army of 43 friends, family and colleagues. A huge well done to Keith and 'Team A&E' for raising so much money for North Devon Hospice!
"13.03.2017 21:35:49" northdevongazette.co.uk Video: Braunton pupils enjoy pizza-making classes at Stoned Braunton's up-and-coming pizza restaurant Stoned is branching out into teaching schoolchildren how to make a great pizza Fab pizza making session at Stoned with Tom Honey and pupils from Caen school in Braunton - click here to watch our video :)
"13.03.2017 16:59:56" northdevongazette.co.uk Poll: Should Barnstaple parking barrier system be scrapped? So far Gazette readers don't think the council should not be getting rid of the Bear Street and Hardaway Head 'pay on foot' system - tell us what you think Vote in our poll - do you agree with the decision to scrap the Bear Street and Hardaway Head 'pay on foot' parking barrier systems?
"13.03.2017 14:00:01" northdevongazette.co.uk North Devon theatres to be handed back to the council 'within a week' A statement from administrator Bishop Fleming says North Devon Council will buy the theatres' fixtures and fittings for £24,000 The administrators have said North Devon's theatres should be handed back to the council in a week or so. Click here for more details and financial information from their report issued today
"13.03.2017 13:00:00" northdevongazette.co.uk North Devon's 2017 Inspiring People Award winners to be announced this week Winners will be revealed at the Boston Tea Party on Friday night. The winners will be revealed on Friday night...
"13.03.2017 11:42:54" northdevongazette.co.uk PICTURES: Tarka the 'lucky' otter unveiled at Bideford Quay An official ceremony was held to celebrate the bronze-cast statue after a £15,000 funding appeal to place the statue of Tarka the Otter on Bideford Quay. It's official - Tarka The Otter has made Bideford Quay his new home. Have you been to see him yet?
"12.03.2017 16:00:01" northdevongazette.co.uk New otter statue takes pride of place on Bideford Quay Bronze Tarka statue will be officially unveiled today (Saturday). Have you seen the latest addition to Bideford Quay this weekend?
"12.03.2017 12:57:56" northdevongazette.co.uk Two vehicle crash near Woodford Bridge Country Club Traffic is slow after the crash at 11.30 this morning (Sunday). The road has now been cleared.
"11.03.2017 07:00:44" www.northdevongazette.co.uk New North Devon festival will be a wellie-good time The BIG Sheep will be celebrating all things wellington boot this summer in aid of North Devon Hospice. This looks like a lot of fun!
"10.03.2017 20:53:25" northdevongazette.co.uk There's a Gogglebox star in North Devon this weekend The show regular will be on the football pitch tomorrow in Bideford. Attention Gogglebox fans!
"10.03.2017 19:00:00" northdevongazette.co.uk Parish council wins battle over open spaces contributions Cash from North Molton housing development could be used to help soundproof sports hall. "North Molton is being disadvantaged and we must receive the lion's share."
"10.03.2017 15:07:35" northdevongazette.co.uk Public advised to keep distance from Hartland fin whale Members of the public are advised to stay at least 10 metres away from the carcass, which washed ashore on Wednesday evening. It's thought the tide has moved the whale further up the beach overnight.
"10.03.2017 14:00:00" northdevongazette.co.uk Police end searches for missing Lauren Phillips The 26-year-old's car was found in Woolacombe on February 28. Anyone who may have any information about Lauren's disappearance can still get in touch via 101.
"10.03.2017 13:00:01" northdevongazette.co.uk Barnstaple museum extension given the green light District says 'yes' less than a week after town said 'no'. District says 'yes' less than a week after town said 'no'.
"10.03.2017 12:00:01" Timeline Photos Spring is in the air! To get us in the mood for warmer weather we've updated our cover photo to this lovely picture of reflections of blue skies on Westward Ho! beach by Beth Ashcroft.
Don't forget, you can submit your pictures to our new-look photo
"10.03.2017 11:34:14" North Devon Gazette's cover photo
"10.03.2017 11:06:38" northdevongazette.co.uk Owner praises 'brilliant' fire fighters for Bideford dog rescue Thankful owner pays tribute to rescuers who scooped muddy Marshall from the riverbank The grateful owner of muddy Marshall has praised fire fighters for his rescue
"10.03.2017 10:01:01" northdevongazette.co.uk Tools stolen from housing development in Barnstaple The robbery took place overnight on Sunday, March 5. Anyone with any information is asked to contact the police via 101.
"10.03.2017 09:00:56" northdevongazette.co.uk Green light for housing plans that have 'divided' North Devon village Council approves scheme for 12 homes and a 20-space car park. "Times have changed; the village needs development to breathe new life into the community.”
"09.03.2017 21:30:47" northdevongazette.co.uk Volunteering at the Terrace Café: Doing our bit for North Devon Hospice's #250000Hours campaign Gazette reporters have been busy finding out how volunteers play such a vital role at North Devon Hospice. This week, editor Andy Keeble rolled up his sleeves at the charity's Terrace Café. We've been doing our bit for North Devon Hospice's #250000Hours campaign. This week, editor Andy Keeble rolled up his sleeves to lend a hand in the kitchen at Deer Park.
"09.03.2017 20:00:00" northdevongazette.co.uk Barnstaple man who drowned in River Taw had radioactive substance in his flat Inquest hears that 89-year-old had been missing for almost a month before his body was found “Mr Clough had left a number of notes and wrote letters to friends, this made it clear he had decided on a certain course of action to take his life"
"09.03.2017 19:07:24" northdevongazette.co.uk Heroes saved man in dramatic Countisbury car plunge 'We all did our bit, I would do it again if I had to' – rescuer talks of the shocking moments after a car plunged over the cliff at Countisbury Hill in Lynmouth Read of the dramatic moments as rescuers rushed to help after a car plunged down the side of Lynmouth's steep Countisbury Hill
"09.03.2017 17:00:00" northdevongazette.co.uk Plans for 'trendy' Croyde beach-side home given the thumbs down by council Contemporary design deemed out of character with other properties in the area. "The area could take a really trendy contemporary design but I'm not sure that this is it."
"09.03.2017 16:08:57" North Devon Gazette
"09.03.2017 16:00:01" northdevongazette.co.uk Council hopes for Barnstaple to have permanent town centre wi-fi North Devon Council is looking for media companies to deliver the £6,000 a year service, with a start-up grant available. Would you like to see free Wi-Fi in Barnstaple town centre?
"09.03.2017 11:45:05" northdevongazette.co.uk Massive whale washed up at Hartland Body of marine mammal is attracting plenty of comment after appearing at Hartland Quay and an investigation could be launched Ah, poor thing. A dead whale has been washed up at Hartland - thank you to Callum Clark for the great photos
"09.03.2017 10:00:00" northdevongazette.co.uk Dog and owner rescued after getting stuck in mud by River Torridge in Bideford Specialist rescue team called to free eight-month-old Alsatian A happy ending for muddy Marshall :)
"09.03.2017 07:00:01" northdevongazette.co.uk Council approves extra £4.6m for transport improvements in Devon Extra cash will help fund new cycle trails and unlock highways schemes in Bideford, Barnstaple and Holsworthy Some of the extra money will go towards new urban cycle routes in Barnstaple
"08.03.2017 19:00:00" northdevongazette.co.uk Pictures: Petroc student crowned Chef of the Year High standard of food as Petroc catering students impress Michelin starred chef Well done to Martin Brown and all the other winners and finalists in the Petroc Chef of the Year competition.
"08.03.2017 18:06:00" northdevongazette.co.uk Barnstaple parking barrier system to be scrapped North Devon Council also plans to spend £300,000 on new pay and display machines in shake up of parking system Did you like the 'pay as you go' parking barrier system at Bear Street? Apparently lots of people didn't - it's being scrapped
"08.03.2017 16:55:05" northdevongazette.co.uk Budget 2017: Health funding but what will North Devon get? The NHS, business rates and schools funding are all targeted by the Chancellor in Wednesday's Budget, but what will it mean for you? What does today's Budget mean to you? Click here for comments from North Devon's MP plus our at a glance guide
"08.03.2017 12:00:00" northdevongazette.co.uk North Devon club honoured at inaugural BASH Awards Barnstaple Ability FC were honoured at the inaugural BASH Awards at Exeter City's St James Park on Saturday Great achievement by the members of Barnstaple Ability FC :)
"08.03.2017 10:28:05" northdevongazette.co.uk Beekeeping Experience Days at Quince Honey Farm Introduction to beekeeping with one day events at Quince Honey Farm this summer Have you ever wanted to discover the world of bees or maybe keep your own? Why not try a Beekeeping Experience Day at Quince Honey Farm?
"07.03.2017 21:24:34" www.northdevongazette.co.uk North and Mid Devon council department merges New NMD Building Control partnership will serve both districts from April A new combined North Devon Council and Mid Devon District Council building control service launches next month
"07.03.2017 19:00:01" northdevongazette.co.uk North Devon's 'Dr Dan' from The Island at Rosemoor Wilderness Weekend Wilderness Weekend at RHS Garden Rosemoor, Torrington, with Dr Daniel Quemby on March 18-19 Meet Dr Daniel Quemby from The Island with Bear Grylls and learn about surviving out of doors with the RHS Garden Rosemoor Wilderness Weekend
"07.03.2017 17:00:01" thewestonmercury.co.uk North Devon iwitness24 picture round-up Take a look at the photos our iwitness24 community has been sharing. Great selection of shots from our recent IWitness24 North Devon contributors :)
"07.03.2017 16:03:01" northdevongazette.co.uk Flood warnings issued for parts of North Devon Amber alerts advise people to 'be prepared' as river levels expected to rise. Parts of North Devon are on flood alert tonight. The Environment Agency has issued an 'amber warning' advising people to 'be prepared'.
"07.03.2017 13:37:11" northdevongazette.co.uk Litter campaign launched with North Devon Link Road clean up North Devon Council has appealed to people to think before littering – after collecting 1,441 bags in five weeks on the road last year North Devon Council has launched a new anti litter campaign,
beginning with a clean up of the Link Road
"07.03.2017 10:45:07" northdevongazette.co.uk Police renew appeal for missing Lauren Phillips The 26-year-old has been missing since Thursday, February 23. The 26-year-old's car was found in Woolacombe last week.
"07.03.2017 09:00:19" www.northdevongazette.co.uk Green light recommended for Barnstaple museum plans Councillors will be advised to approve £1.8m extension plans this week Plans for Barnstaple's £1.8m museum extension are recommended for approval tomorrow
"07.03.2017 08:01:08" www.northdevongazette.co.uk Discover what lies beneath Barnstaple's Castle Green Volunteers invited to join geophysical survey of Barnstaple's historic site this week Would you like to help survey Barnstaple's historic Castle Green?
"06.03.2017 17:00:00" northdevongazette.co.uk North Devon health boss quizzed in heated debate Health service campaigners and councillors hear the latest update on the controversial STP review of acute services 'At the moment there are no plans': The public and councillors quiz health boss Dr Alison Diamond on the review of North Devon's health services
"06.03.2017 13:33:35" northdevongazette.co.uk Video: North Devon NHS marchers in London North Devon campaigners join thousands from across the country for the mass demonstration in London against NHS cuts North Devon's Save Our Hospital Services members joined thousands of marchers in London on Saturday
"06.03.2017 10:25:57" northdevongazette.co.uk A39 closed near Barnstaple following three-car crash Road closed to Bideford-bound traffic One to be aware of if you're travelling between Barnstaple and Bideford this morning.
"05.03.2017 19:00:00" northdevongazette.co.uk Car plunges over the side of Countisbury Hill at Lynmouth Emergency services called to Sunday morning crash on the A39 Emergency services were called out to Lynmouth this morning after a car went over the edge at Countisbury Hill
"05.03.2017 18:09:14" northdevongazette.co.uk Pictures: Best foot forward at StarTrek 2017 Great turn out for the 25th anniversary StarTrek night walk, with plenty of smiles and a VIP guest too
"04.03.2017 14:08:13" Timeline Photos Winter is over....
"03.03.2017 21:00:01" northdevongazette.co.uk Barnstaple's Green Lanes entrance closed off as redevelopment gathers pace A new look entrance to the Barnstaple shopping centre is expected to be complete later this year Green Lanes is still open, but take note if you're visiting Barnstaple this weekend.
"03.03.2017 19:00:01" northdevongazette.co.uk Crowd of nearly 150 turns out as Barnstaple Town Council recommend refusal for Mannings Pit plans The town council's planning committee discussed the 41-home application last night (Thursday) “We have made our comments and hope the authorities will take those comments on board and support us in refusing this application, which would decimate an area of outstanding beauty that is of huge importance to the community."
"03.03.2017 15:07:31" northdevongazette.co.uk Drunk Barnstaple man shouted homophobic abuse and urinated over custody cell North Devon Magistrates' Court heard urine was 'seeping under the door' as Barnstaple man is forced to pay compensation for criminal damage of custody cell. Police had to have the cell specially cleaned after man urinated all over it and then stuffed clothes down the toilet.
"03.03.2017 12:00:07" northdevongazette.co.uk Torridge MP fears Holsworthy Hospital service closures will not be restored Geoffrey Cox said he was 'unconvinced' by the case for closing inpatient services at Holsworthy Community Hospital "I have informed the Trust that I am unconvinced by the case for the closure of in-patient facilities at Holsworthy Hospital and I have urged that no permanent and irrevocable decision should be made before the consequences have been fully examined and
"03.03.2017 11:00:04" northdevongazette.co.uk Holsworthy Hospital closes inpatient services, cite 'safety concerns' Recruitment difficulties and reliance on agency staff are factors in the services temporary closure "We know this will be disappointing for the local community and we share their sadness over this temporary closure."
"03.03.2017 10:00:00" northdevongazette.co.uk Prince's Trust 'transform' Barnstaple school garden Prince's Trust Team 11 carry out two garden projects at Ashleigh Road School and Pilton House in Barnstaple. Well done to these youngsters who helped transform a school's garden with Prince's Trust.
"03.03.2017 09:00:31" northdevongazette.co.uk Two fire crews called to alarm in Yelland house Fire crews from Bideford were mobilised to Yelland in the early hours of this morning (Friday) to reports of a fire alarm sounding. It is thought the elderly resident had a minor stroke while cooking.
"02.03.2017 21:00:00" northdevongazette.co.uk Parts of North Devon remain 'high risk' for spread of bird flu The Government have identified areas 'close to inland or coastal bodies of water' are at risk. Important information for bird-keepers.
"02.03.2017 20:00:00" Timeline Photos Wow, what a lot of book characters! Can you spot anyone you know in our World Book Day roundup?
View the full gallery here: http://www.northdevongazette.co.uk/news/pictures_north_devon_s_children_dress_up_for_world_book_day_1_4912752
"02.03.2017 19:00:01" Photos from North Devon Gazette's post Check out these amazing entries so far into our Signs of Spring photo competition! Which one should we choose as our next cover photo? Like you're favourite and we'll pick a winner tomorrow!
Don't forget you can still enter your images, for a chance to
"02.03.2017 18:00:01" northdevongazette.co.uk Half a million pounds owed by North Devon Theatres' Trust at time of administration We've broken down the £500,000 debts of North Devon Theatres Trust to shed a bit more light on the situation.
"02.03.2017 17:25:08" North Devon Gazette
"02.03.2017 17:00:00" northdevongazette.co.uk Pictures: North Devon schools celebrate World Book Day From pop-up poetry to Where's Wally tributes, schools around North Devon have pulled out the stops for World Book Day. Can you spot your child in any of the World Book Day photos from around North Devon's schools today?
"02.03.2017 16:00:00" northdevongazette.co.uk North Devon MP calls for rejection of Mannings Pit development Peter Heaton-Jones has written a letter to North Devon Council's planning officer, asking him to consider refusal of the 41-home application. “I have visited the site on several occasions and have seen for myself why there is such strength of feeling"
"02.03.2017 15:00:00" northdevongazette.co.uk Keel laying ceremony for Appledore Shipyard's fourth naval vessel Irish ministers and representatives of the Irish Navy travelled to Babcock's Appledore Shipyard for the keel laying of the fourth Offshore Patrol Vessel. Great news for the workers at Appledore Shipyard - we can't wait to see the finished vessel next year!
"02.03.2017 14:12:38" North Devon Hospice Great to see North Devon Gazette editor Andy Keeble volunteering in our kitchen and cafe today, getting an insight in to how volunteers play a vital part in hospice life (he makes a great dishwasher too!). This is part of our #250000Hours campaign. If Gazette editor Andy has been helping at North Devon Hospice this afternoon as part of their #250000Hours campaign - we're glad to see him getting stuck in at the hospice kitchens!
"02.03.2017 12:00:09" Timeline Photos Check out all these amazing World Book Day costumes! We've added them all into a gallery on our website too. If you'd like to see your child featured, please post your photos in the comments - they may even make it into Wednesday's paper!
View the full
"02.03.2017 09:54:21" northdevongazette.co.uk WATCH: Clovelly carries out Shrove Tuesday tradition of Lentsherd Children dragged tied-up tin cans down the cobbles in Clovelly on Shrove Tuesday to rid the village of bad spirits. While we were all scoffing pancakes, this was happening in Clovelly Village - we love a good North Devon tradition!
"02.03.2017 08:10:09" northdevongazette.co.uk World Book Day: Can you match these well-known children's stories to their opening lines? Test your knowledge of some of the world's best loved children's books. How well do you know your children's books?
Take our WORLD BOOK DAY quiz here...
"02.03.2017 07:14:55" northdevongazette.co.uk It's World Book Day tomorrow – we'd love to see your pictures! Willy Wonka, Harry Potter, Cat in the Hat or Mr Twit – who will your little ones be dressing up as on World Book Day? It's World Book Day!! You've put all that effort into getting your kids dressed up - so don't forget to share it!
Post a picture in the comments of your children's costumes and we'll publish them on our website!
"01.03.2017 21:00:00" northdevongazette.co.uk Share your North Devon pictures with the Gazette's new-look iwitness24 website Photographed something special? Send it to our newsroom via our relaunched image sharing website It might not feel like the first day of spring - but many are saying it is! Have you seen signs of warmer weather? Make sure you share them with us on our new iWitness24 site - we'll share the best ones in the paper and online!
"01.03.2017 20:00:02" northdevongazette.co.uk It's World Book Day tomorrow – we'd love to see your pictures! Willy Wonka, Harry Potter, Cat in the Hat or Mr Twit – who will your little ones be dressing up as on World Book Day? PARENT INFORMATION ALERT!
Tomorrow is World Book Day...
….that is all.
"01.03.2017 19:30:00" northdevongazette.co.uk Warning to Ilfracombe dog walkers after spate of sickness A local veterinary clinic has reported a spate of dogs with sickness, who have been walking in the Hillsborough area of Ilfracombe. If you have been walking your dog in the Hillsborough area of Ilfracombe, keep an eye on your pet to make sure it doesn't become sick.
"01.03.2017 19:00:02" northdevongazette.co.uk North Devon Theatres 'very close' to being handed back to North Devon Council Administrator in charge of Queens Theatre and Landmark Theatre says keys will be handed back 'within a couple of weeks' Administrators say the keys to North Devon's theatres could be handed back to North Devon Council 'in the next couple of weeks'.
"01.03.2017 17:00:31" northdevongazette.co.uk West Quay Fundraisers dish out £7,500 to charities The Appledore fundraising group has raised a total of £200,000 since it was formed for North Devon charities and groups. Well done to the West Quay Fundraisers on raising so much!
"01.03.2017 16:00:01" northdevongazette.co.uk Public appeal to find Bristol woman possibly missing in North Devon The 26-year-old from Bristol's car was found in Woolacombe on Tuesday Lets hope she's found safe and well.
"01.03.2017 15:00:01" northdevongazette.co.uk PICTURES: Work begins on Route 39 Academy site A ground-breaking ceremony was held at the Steart Farm site as work starts on building Route 39 Academy. The new school is expected to be complete by July 2018.
"01.03.2017 12:00:00" northdevongazette.co.uk INTERVIEW: North Devon patients 'will get high quality care' for years to come, says top hospital doctor Medical director talks to the Gazette about the future role of North Devon District Hospital One of North Devon's top doctors believes the region will still receive 'high quality care' for years to come. Read the full interview here.
"01.03.2017 11:00:02" northdevongazette.co.uk New laws mean tougher penalties for those caught using phone while driving Tougher penalties for those caught using a device at the wheel have been introduced today (Wednesday) What do you think of the new penalties?
"01.03.2017 09:57:03" northdevongazette.co.uk Torrington chooses May Queen and carnival royalty Torrington's Mayfair entourage and carnival royalty have been chosen ready for the celebrations this May. Torrington has chosen its Mayfair and carnival royalty
"28.02.2017 15:14:37" northdevongazette.co.uk Final donation after 45 years of Caroline Thorpe Fund Lady Arran presented the final amount of some £11,000 to North Devon District Hospital today from the Caroline Thorpe Fund. "The support from the Caroline Thorpe Children's Fund has been incredible and we are really grateful to the late Jeremy Thorpe for setting up the fund in memory of his wife."
"28.02.2017 14:00:05" northdevongazette.co.uk Bideford skate park closes due to 'health and safety' The equipment at Bideford skate park was found to be unsafe by engineers and the skate part has had to close immediately while temporary ramps are put in place. The council says it is doing everything it can to get a temporary skate park in place in Bideford as soon as possible.
"28.02.2017 13:00:05" northdevongazette.co.uk Council leader confident that Seven Brethren plan is 'right strategy' for Barnstaple District council responds to town council criticism of vision for riverside restaurants and cinema Council leader responds to criticism of Seven Brethren master plan: 'Vision is the right strategy for Barnstaple'.
What do you think of the plans - take part in our online poll.
"28.02.2017 12:00:02" northdevongazette.co.uk Police chiefs warned that North Devon will be 'cut barren' with loss of PCSOs Local councils write to chief constable to urge u-turn on plans to reduce PCSO numbers Police chiefs have been warned that North Devon will be 'cut barren' with loss of PCSOs
"28.02.2017 11:00:02" northdevongazette.co.uk Pancake Day: Devon votes for its favourite pancake topping The results are in with hundreds of readers across Devon voting for their favourite pancake toppings this Shrove Tuesday. Happy Pancake Day! We don't know what you'll be topping your pancakes with, but it seems Devonians certainly have a favourite! Do you agree with the results of our poll?
"28.02.2017 10:01:00" northdevongazette.co.uk Torridge District Council votes to increase council tax by 3.6 per cent The average Band D property in Torridge will see £5 added on to their council tax bill - on top of increases agreed by other authorities this year. Torridge has voted to increase council tax by 3.6 per cent - on top of increases by other authorities as well.
"28.02.2017 09:00:02" northdevongazette.co.uk Town council demands urgent meeting to discuss new site for Barnstaple Fair District council accused of stalling over decision on new home for historic fair Barnstaple Town Council has accused North Devon Council of 'stalling' over efforts to find a new site for Barnstaple Fair.
"28.02.2017 08:00:03" northdevongazette.co.uk Town council turns on district over vision for Seven Brethren Plans for riverside restaurants and multi-screen cinema would 'further decimate' viability of Barnstaple town centre. Do you agree with Barnstaple Town Council? Would a new cinema and restaurants at Seven Brethren damage or enhance the town centre?
Read about last night's debate and leave your thoughts below.
"28.02.2017 07:00:02" northdevongazette.co.uk Ice set to form on North Devon's roads overnight A yellow weather warning is in place across North Devon from 6pm tonight for ice - with the possibility of snow on high ground. If you're travelling on the roads this morning, watch out for ice on any untreated surfaces ❄️
"27.02.2017 20:00:01" northdevongazette.co.uk Shappi Khorsandi to play three shows in North Devon Catch Shappi Khorsandi in Lynton, South Molton and Torrington on March 2, 3 & 4 Catch Shappi Khorsandi at three shows in North Devon this week
"27.02.2017 19:00:00" northdevongazette.co.uk Join the Great British Spring Clean in North Devon A variety of Great British Spring Clean events are being held around North Devon this weekend Why not join the Great British Spring Clean in North Devon next weekend? Lots of events going on around the area
"27.02.2017 18:00:03" northdevongazette.co.uk Ice set to form on North Devon's roads overnight A yellow weather warning is in place across North Devon from 6pm tonight for ice - with the possibility of snow on high ground. A weather warning is in place for ice overnight ❄️ Take extra care on untreated road this evening and tomorrow morning.
"27.02.2017 17:00:04" northdevongazette.co.uk Artists invited to display work for free along Bideford riverside Torridge District Council is inviting artists - both amateur and professional - to display their work along Landivisiau Walk in Bideford this summer. Do you think this will draw people to Bideford this summer? Will you be popping down to see which artists are displaying?
"27.02.2017 16:00:02" northdevongazette.co.uk Charity car wash at Barnstaple fire station Head to Barnstaple fire station this weekend to have your car scrubbed by uniformed fire fighters. Need to get your car washed? Why not let the fire fighters at Barnstaple fire station do all the hard work!?
"27.02.2017 15:00:02" northdevongazette.co.uk Video interview: Government has 'no plan' for farming after Brexit South West MEP Molly Scott Cato talks on the future of agriculture after Brexit What is the future of farming in North Devon after Brexit? Watch what Molly Scott Cato MEP thinks here. (Thanks to Firethought for the video)
"27.02.2017 14:00:06" northdevongazette.co.uk WATCH: Bomb disposal experts called to destroy dangerous flares washed up on North Devon beaches Coastguard issues warning after phosphorus flares found at Croyde and Saunton in wake of Storm Doris If you find a flare washed up on the beach ...DON'T TOUCH IT!
"27.02.2017 12:00:00" northdevongazette.co.uk Torridge to vote on council tax increase Torridge District Council will meet this evening (Monday) to vote on a proposed 3.6 per cent increase to council tax for 2017/18. Tonight Torridge will decide on whether to increase council tax.
"27.02.2017 11:00:01" northdevongazette.co.uk Pancake Day Poll: What is your favourite pancake topping? It's Pancake Day on Tuesday, February 28, and we want to know what Devon's favourite pancake topping is. Sweet, savoury or both? Decide in our poll here... It's Pancake Day tomorrow - but what is your favourite topping? Vote in our poll here, it's a close call between the top two!
"27.02.2017 10:00:00" northdevongazette.co.uk New heritage boards around Bideford in braille The braille board outlining Bideford's shipping history means people with sight difficulties can enjoy heritage trails. New heritage boards in braille around Bideford is the first step to making the town accessible for all.
"27.02.2017 08:40:55" northdevongazette.co.uk Spring into Action project launched to get Ilfracombe's residents healthier Spring into Action launch day on Wednesday, March 1 will prompt a month of activities to promote health in the town What will you be doing to Spring into Action?
"26.02.2017 23:05:26" northdevongazette.co.uk Ilfracombe cyclists get down for StarTrek Spinathon Studio 20 in Ilfracombe was the venue for a charity spinathon that raised £2,000 in StarTrek sponsorship Studio 20 at Ilfracombe hosted a charity Spinathon for StarTrek
"26.02.2017 16:53:46" northdevongazette.co.uk North Devon's StarTrek location revealed – and still time to sign up The Lord Lieutenant and rescue helicopter will be dropping in at the Rotary StarTrek Challenge next Saturday (March 4) A rescue helicopter and the Lord Lieutenant will be dropping in at Rotary Startrek next Saturday - do you fancy joining the night time charity walk?
"26.02.2017 12:00:01" northdevongazette.co.uk Share your North Devon pictures with the Gazette's new-look iwitness24 website If you're out and about this weekend and spot anything interesting, make sure you upload it to our iWitness24 site!
"26.02.2017 10:00:01" northdevongazette.co.uk Braunton man injured in alleged stabbing Police are seeking witnesses after a householder was stabbed in the chin following an altercation in Braunton A man was allegedly stabbed in the chin after urinating outside a house in Braunton.
"26.02.2017 09:00:00" northdevongazette.co.uk Join the Big Saunton Beach Clean Free parking, hot drinks and barbecue if you go along to the Big Saunton Beach Clean this Sunday (February 26) Are you joining the Big Saunton Beach Clean today? It starts at 11am and there is free parking, hot drinks and a barbecue!
"25.02.2017 19:00:04" www.northdevongazette.co.uk Braunton thieves steal prized alloy wheels – and replace with four random ones Motorist is the victim of odd theft after his VW alloys were taken when his car broke down near Braunton Here's a bizarre one - a motorist had his wheels stolen and replaced with an odd assortment of old wheels
"25.02.2017 18:00:59" www.northdevongazette.co.uk New heritage boards around Bideford in braile The braille board outlining Bideford's shipping history means people with sight difficulties can enjoy heritage trails. New boards describing Bideford in Braille have been installed
"25.02.2017 17:00:17" www.northdevongazette.co.uk Exciting folk duo at Shammick Acoustic in Combe Martin Don't miss Alex Cumming and Nicola Beazley on Saturday (February 25) Great folk gig at Shammick Acoustic in Combe Martin tonight - get to the Pack o' Cards for 8pm
"25.02.2017 17:00:16" www.northdevongazette.co.uk North Devon to get 10 new police officers New staff will arrive in North Devon this spring 10 new police officers will be arriving in North Devon in the next couple of months
"25.02.2017 14:55:47" northdevongazette.co.uk Five generations in the same North Devon family Barnstaple and Bideford family can say they have five generations following their latest arrival A North Devon family is celebrating five generations
"25.02.2017 10:00:03" northdevongazette.co.uk Pancake Day Poll: What is your favourite pancake topping? It's Pancake Day on Tuesday, February 28, and we want to know what Devon's favourite pancake topping is. Sweet, savoury or both? Decide in our poll here... Is it too early to start on the pancakes? What's your favourite topping?
"24.02.2017 22:00:01" northdevongazette.co.uk Four alleged attacks in Combe Martin Police believe the same man could be responsible for four alleged assaults in King Street, Combe Martin Appeal for witnesses after four alleged attacks by the same man in Combe Martin
"24.02.2017 20:00:02" northdevongazette.co.uk Pancake Day Poll: What is your favourite pancake topping? It's Pancake Day on Tuesday, February 28, and we want to know what Devon's favourite pancake topping is. Sweet, savoury or both? Decide in our poll here... It's Pancake Day next week but we want to know what your favourite topping is? Sweet or savoury.... or both??
"24.02.2017 18:00:02" northdevongazette.co.uk Age Concern Barnstaple saved from closure Reprieve for Barnstaple charity after grant funding found to continue its work until the end of this year Age Concern Barnstaple is okay for this year after a new grant was provided, but do make sure you support this vital local service
"24.02.2017 16:07:04" northdevongazette.co.uk Traffic gridlocked after A361 crash in Barnstaple Three vehicles were involved in the collision on the A361 Link Road at the Lake Roundabout in Barnstaple. Traffic is reportedly gridlocked in Barnstaple but police say it should now start to ease.
"24.02.2017 14:00:04" northdevongazette.co.uk Barnstaple cancer survivor takes on marathon challenge Jason Massos is running the Brighton Marathon for Care for Kids North Devon A fantastic story of how you really can achieve anything, no matter what setbacks you face. Jason Massos is running a marathon for Care for kids North Devon after overcoming years of chemo for leukaemia as a child
"24.02.2017 12:28:26" northdevongazette.co.uk Average Barnstaple household will pay an extra £78.18 in council tax Total bill will rise by 4.4 per cent in 2017/18 An average Barnstaple household can expect to pay an extra £78.18 in council tax this year.
"24.02.2017 09:52:23" northdevongazette.co.uk Bideford salon offers treatments for cancer patients Colorseum in Bideford is supporting cancer patients with a new line of treatments, as well as offering free head shaves and donating to local charity, ChemoHero. Colorseum in Bideford is offering treatments for cancer patients - including free head shaves - and supporting ChemoHero.
"23.02.2017 17:30:09" northdevongazette.co.uk Cannabis worth £100,000 seized in Mullacott drugs raid Two men are being dealt with by police following a drugs raid at Mullacott Industrial Estate One man arrested and one interviewed after police seize £100,000 in cannabis at Mullacott
"23.02.2017 15:24:47" northdevongazette.co.uk Join the Big Saunton Beach Clean Free parking, hot drinks and barbecue if you go along to the Big Saunton Beach Clean this Sunday (February 26) If Doris allows, why no go along to the Big Saunton Beach Clean on Sunday? Saunton Beach, Devon
"23.02.2017 10:33:54" northdevongazette.co.uk North Devon and Torridge MPs join forces to grill Health Secretary on North Devon District Hospital services Peter Heaton-Jones and Geoffrey Cox have told Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt that a loss of services in North Devon would be 'unacceptable'. “We asked unashamedly for North Devon District Hospital to be treated as a special case, not merely for a national formula to be applied."
"23.02.2017 09:19:21" Timeline Photos We love to support our local hospice, but we love it even more when it involved food! Thanks North Devon Hospice for the fantastic breakfast, a great start to the day!
"23.02.2017 07:21:31" northdevongazette.co.uk Storm Doris to bring strong winds in North Devon A yellow warning is in place tomorrow (Thursday) for North Devon and the Met Office predicts 'very strong winds'. Well it's a bit blustery out there this morning! If you're travelling and spot any disruption make sure you drop us a message or email email@example.com
"22.02.2017 15:01:36" northdevongazette.co.uk Tributes to 'wonderful' 104-year-old from Westward Ho! Jessie Prentice - who was featured in the Gazette on her birthday last month - has died at the age of 104 in Westward Ho! Very sad news about 104-year-old Jessie Prentice. We were privileged to share three of her landmark birthdays with her.
"22.02.2017 14:00:08" northdevongazette.co.uk Promising Devon showjumper died after falling from horse during lesson Inquest hears that amateur rider landed on wooden pole North Tawton rider had hoped to compete at the Horse of the Year Show, an inquest has heard
"22.02.2017 11:00:00" northdevongazette.co.uk PICTURES: Seal pups released back into the wild at Combe Martin Skeletor, Danger Mouse, Trixie, Lion-O, Dougall and Florence were released back into the ocean after being nursed back to health. See the moment these seal pups were released into the wild on Combe Martin beach - and yes, we love the fact they include Skeletor and Danger Mouse!
"22.02.2017 09:55:24" Timeline Photos Are you looking for a new car? This week's North Devon Gazette features our 15 page new reg 2017 supplement packed with deals on new models for this year - don't miss out
"22.02.2017 08:54:18" northdevongazette.co.uk New music and arts festival is coming to Torrington Round The Square festival in Torrington will have a mixture of local and international acts as it brings music, dance, theatre and the arts to town. The brand new Round The Square music & art festival promises to bring music, arts, dance and theatre to Great Torrington. Will you be showing your support and going?
"21.02.2017 20:14:15" www.northdevongazette.co.uk NASA news conference: Do you believe there is life out there? With NASA set to present new findings on exoplants, we're asking the people of Devon if they believe there is life out there. Take part in our poll here. *Deep question alert!
Ahead of NASA's news conference tomorrow, we're asking you: Are we alone in the universe?
Take part in our poll here....❓
"21.02.2017 18:00:03" northdevongazette.co.uk Medieval art found at Exeter's fire hit Royal Clarence Hotel Restoration crews have discovered an ancient peacock drawing on timbers at The Royal Clarence Hotel in Exeter Medieval 'graffiti' has been found by archaeologists at the fire-hit Royal Clarence Hotel in Exeter
"21.02.2017 17:00:03" northdevongazette.co.uk Barnstaple Town submit plans for new steel stand at Mill Road Club seeks to demolish post-war stand to meet FA requirements What do you think of Barnstaple Town's plans for a new stand at Mill Road?
"21.02.2017 16:00:00" northdevongazette.co.uk Council works to ease Barnstaple traffic problems at hospital junction Devon County Council is working with North Devon Hospital to try to ease congestion due to works on the North Road junction. “The traffic management will be reviewed, with a view to providing additional lanes, where possible, for turning traffic in order to prevent potential queuing.”
"21.02.2017 15:00:04" northdevongazette.co.uk Waste transfer site proposed for Roundswell New Barnstaple centre would see rubbish collected, bulked up and then taken elsewhere A waste transfer site is proposed for Roundswell - it looks as if rubbish will be collected there then driven out of the area
"21.02.2017 13:00:00" northdevongazette.co.uk Bell Inn owners vow to rebuild Work has started on the 13th century pub at Parkham after it was gutted by fire The owners of the Bell Inn at Parkham have said they will rebuild
"21.02.2017 11:30:00" northdevongazette.co.uk Elizabeth Hurley visits Dartington Crystal stand Torrington-based business Dartington Crystal was exhibiting at an international trade show when actress Elizabeth Hurley paid them a visit. The team at Dartington Crystal was star-struck when actress Elizabeth Hurley visited its stand at a recent trade show.
"21.02.2017 10:30:49" northdevongazette.co.uk Macmillan counsellor helps North Devon cancer patients Cancer patients in North Devon have had nothing but positive feedback for counsellor helping them with emotional effects of cancer. If you're receiving cancer treatment in North Devon, this Macmillan Cancer Support counsellor is here to help.
"21.02.2017 08:35:43" northdevongazette.co.uk Fibromyalgia sufferer starts North Devon support group A Westward Ho! woman who was diagnosed with fibromyalgia last year has started a support group for people in North Devon. If you have fibromyalgia, you'll know it can be quite isolating. That's why Jok has set up a Devon-wide support group:
"20.02.2017 22:00:01" northdevongazette.co.uk Have a party and discover Bideford's ancient wharves Celebration of the Way of the Wharves project will be held on Sunday, February 26 – go along and find out more Ever wondered about Bideford's ancient wharves? Why not go along to The Pollyfield this Sunday and find out more with Stories of the Wharves
"20.02.2017 21:00:00" northdevongazette.co.uk Woolacombe's Lucy Campbell eyes Olympic glory New sponsorship deal with Korev for Woolacombe's Lucy Campbell means she can bid to climb the world surfing rankings this year Woolacombe's Lucy Campbell hopes to be on the road to the Olympics 2020 thanks to a new sponsorship deal with Korev Cornish lager
"20.02.2017 19:04:05" northdevongazette.co.uk Devon council tax to go up by almost five per cent Devon County Council agrees to 4.99 per cent rise to pay for 'vital health and social care services' but appeal for extra education funding is turned down Council tax in Devon will go up by at least five per cent this year, as the county council sets its share at 4.99
"20.02.2017 18:00:00" northdevongazette.co.uk SNEAK PEEK: Behind the scenes at The Wedding Factor's latest photoshoot Can you guess where in North Devon we held our photoshoot this month for the latest issue of The Wedding Factor magazine? Want to see a sneaky peek from behind the scenes at the latest photoshoot for The Wedding Factor Magazine?
"20.02.2017 16:00:04" midweekherald.co.uk Man, 54, jailed for string of historic sex abuse in North Devon Owen Hill has been sentenced to 16 years in prison after being found guilty of 13 counts of historic sex offences today (Monday). “The victims of these offences will live with these memories for the rest of their lives, and today's sentence quite rightly reflects the trauma and suffering that they have endured."
"20.02.2017 15:00:04" northdevongazette.co.uk PICTURES: Break in at Seafield House in Westward Ho! The owner of the 'Haunted House' in Westward Ho! has shared images of the break in this weekend. Warning after Seafield House was broken into this weekend.
"20.02.2017 14:00:03" northdevongazette.co.uk Major brand welcomed to Ilfracombe High Street as new Costa store opens Coffee shop giant Costa opens in Ilfracombe Ilfracombe's new Costa store opened its doors on Saturday - have you tried it yet?
"20.02.2017 12:19:47" northdevongazette.co.uk Roadworks cause major delays on routes into Barnstaple Long tailbacks and 'jamtastic' delays are being reported around Barnstaple due to major roadworks in and around the town. Is Barnstaple reclaiming its place as 'home of the traffic jam'?
"20.02.2017 10:06:52" northdevongazette.co.uk UPDATE: Police seek witnesses to Sunflower Road 'stabbing' Can you help with police investigation in Barnstaple? Can you help police with their enquiries?
"20.02.2017 09:17:00" Timeline Photos Our reporter is currently sat in this queuing towards the hospital junction - with reports of more works jamming up routes into the town. Have you been affected by the traffic delays?
"20.02.2017 08:34:01" northdevongazette.co.uk Lambs on the road on A39 at Westleigh Police have had reports of lambs on the road at the A39 Westleigh junction this morning (Monday). Take care if you're travelling the A39 this morning.
"19.02.2017 17:51:37" northdevongazette.co.uk Police called to Sunflower Road after reported stabbing in Barnstaple Police officers are currently in attendance in Sunflower Road, Barnstaple, after a man was found with suspected stabbing injuries today (Sunday). Police were called to Sunflower Road, Barnstaple, after a reported stabbing this afternoon:
"19.02.2017 09:00:37" www.northdevongazette.co.uk Minister to visit Ilfracombe's Open for Business event Andrew Percy MP, with responsibilities for coastal communities, will call in at the Carlton Hotel event hosted by CombeBusiness on Friday, March 3 A government minister will be going along to Ilfracombe's big Open for Business event on March 3
"18.02.2017 17:00:39" www.northdevongazette.co.uk Dedicated Barnstaple teenager swims 44 miles for charity Aimee Stanley has completed another epic swimming challenge, this time for North Devon charity Families In Grief Fantastic effort by Barnstaple's Aimee Stanley, who has raised £2000 for Families in Grief
"18.02.2017 16:00:34" www.northdevongazette.co.uk Braunton goalkeeper signs for the Saints Kingsley Latham, 18, has been signed up by Southampton Football Club Well done to Braunton goalkeeper Kingsley Latham, who has signed for the Saints this week
"18.02.2017 13:53:36" northdevongazette.co.uk Identical Torrington twins celebrate 90th birthday Binnie and Bobbie will be joined by family and friends tonight (Saturday) to celebrate their special birthday. A very happy birthday to identical twins Binnie and Bobbie, celebrating their 90th birthdays!
"18.02.2017 07:00:02" northdevongazette.co.uk The Big Sheep is North Devon's 'most social attraction' on Facebook Would ewe believe The Big Sheep has clocked up 31,095 check-ins on Facebook, according to a new survey Did ewe know The BIG Sheep Family Attraction was the most check-in attraction in North Devon? Where else have people been checking in? Click on our link to find out
"17.02.2017 19:00:00" northdevongazette.co.uk Sign up for special 10th anniversary North Devon Hospice Nightwalk Registration now open for this year's ladies-only moonlit walk Are you taking part in this year's Nightwalk in aid of North Devon Hospice? There's a prosecco bar...! :)
"17.02.2017 18:00:06" northdevongazette.co.uk PICTURES: Police seek man over counterfeit money allegations in Bideford Can you help police identify this man in an investigation into the use of a fake £50 note in Bideford? Do you recognise this man? Police would like to speak to him after a fake £50 note was used at a Bideford service station.
"17.02.2017 17:00:08" northdevongazette.co.uk Police swoop on scam mail at Barnstaple sorting office Officers work with Royal Mail staff and trading standards to intercept letters addressed to vulnerable residents Are you fed up with scam mail being pushed through your letter box? Would you know how to spot it?
"17.02.2017 15:37:08" northdevongazette.co.uk QUIZ: Do these national appreciation days really exist? Today is National Random Act of Kindness Day - but is National Drink Wine Day real? (We hope so.) Is there such a thing as National Pop Goes The Weasel day? Take our quiz and find out... The weekend is SO CLOSE - if you're clock watching in the office, here's a little quiz to get you through.
Bring on National Drink Wine Day.
"17.02.2017 12:13:14" northdevongazette.co.uk The Kaiser Chiefs to headline GoldCoast Oceanfest 2017 'Biggest ever line up' featuring major indie rockers the Kaiser Chiefs announced for Oceanfest17 Not one to be missed! The Kaiser Chiefs are the headliners at GoldCoast Oceanfest in Croyde this June. We're just a tad excited!
"17.02.2017 11:38:58" northdevongazette.co.uk Mannings Pit application for 41 homes Developer seeks to build 41 houses on Pilton beauty spot The planning application has gone in for Mannings Pit at Pilton
"17.02.2017 10:30:01" northdevongazette.co.uk Heavily pregnant mare hit by car on Northam Burrows Fire fighters help rescue heavily pregnant mare which was reportedly hit by a car on Northam Burrows last night (Thursday). If you're wondering why there was so much activity on Northam Burrows last night - this is why. We're keeping our fingers crossed both the mare and her foal will recover.
"17.02.2017 09:37:16" northdevongazette.co.uk Barnstaple visitors not involved in Harstad boating accident A group from Barnstaple, including the mayor, town clerk and councillors, is currently visiting Harstad in Norway, where several Britons were hospitalised after a boating incident yesterday (Wednesday). The mayor of Barnstaple is currently in Harstad with councillors, the town clerk and members of the twinning association.
"16.02.2017 20:00:00" northdevongazette.co.uk Top Ghetto Funk night at the Marisco in Woolacombe Join WBBL, DJ Detta and the Ghetto Funk Allstars on Friday, February 24 at The Marisco nightclub in Woolacombe Love live DJ nights? The Marisco in Woolacombe is opening out of season this February with the Ghetto Funk crew
"16.02.2017 19:00:04" northdevongazette.co.uk Town centre trip is no fun with tunnel vision Gazette reporter Matt Smart found out what it's like to have Retinis Pigmentosa, a visual impairment that can cause tunnel vision. Ever thought about what a trip to Barnstaple town centre might be like for people with visual impairment?
Our reporter found it's actually quite a daunting experience..
"16.02.2017 16:21:10" northdevongazette.co.uk Hour long tailbacks on M5 after oil spill Motorists heading out of North Devon advised to take extra time for their journey following hold-ups between junctions 23 and 22 Hour long tailbacks reported on the M5 - one to keep an eye out for if you're heading out of North Devon tonight
"16.02.2017 16:00:06" northdevongazette.co.uk Pictures: Gang Show opening night is a huge success The 38th North Devon Gang Show has risen from despair to perform at its new venue of Devon Hall in Bideford Great opening night for North Devon Gang Show at a new venue - and there's still time to go along if you haven't seen it yet
"16.02.2017 15:00:08" northdevongazette.co.uk North Devon farm drug bust nets £250,000 of cannabis A Hatherleigh man has been arrested on suspicion of producing a Class B drug after North Devon farm raid Cannabis with an estimated street value of £250,000 has been seized after a drugs raid on a North Devon farm
"16.02.2017 14:00:14" northdevongazette.co.uk The Scrumptious Croyde Trail is back Don't miss the fantastic food and fitness feast of the Scrumptious Croyde Trail this June Do you like stunning scenery, fresh air and food? If so, the Scrumptious Croyde Trail could be the one for you - sign up now for the big June event for Over and Above Hospital Charity
"16.02.2017 13:00:00" northdevongazette.co.uk New plans unveiled for Braunton Museum Extension project seeks to create an all-weather tourist attraction for the village Have a look at new plans for Braunton Museum this Saturday with an open event at Braunton Tesco
"16.02.2017 10:46:11" northdevongazette.co.uk Town centre trip is no fun with tunnel vision Gazette reporter Matt Smart found out what it's like to have Retinis Pigmentosa, a visual impairment that can cause tunnel vision. What's it like to walk the streets of Barnstaple with a sight problem? Reporter Matt Smart found out this week
"16.02.2017 07:00:15" www.northdevongazette.co.uk North Devon leaders unite over education funding changes North Devon Council agreed to put further pressure on the Government's proposed education funding formula after a special meeting of its executive committee on Wednesday. North Devon leaders unite over fight for fairer funding for schools:
“What is currently being proposed is plain and simply not fair for North Devon."
"15.02.2017 20:00:02" northdevongazette.co.uk New homes in Croyde refused by North Devon planning committee The council rejected a plan for eight new homes, including five affordable dwellings, at a committee meeting this morning (Wednesday) “It's a dividing line but it's the right decision at this time to refuse this site."
"15.02.2017 19:00:00" northdevongazette.co.uk Fire at Bell Inn Parkham 'caused by chimney' The fire service believes heat from the chimney caused the Bell Inn at Parkham to go up in flames on Monday The Bell Inn fire at Parkham was most likely caused by heat from the chimney, a senior fire fighter has said
"15.02.2017 18:00:01" northdevongazette.co.uk Feedback wanted on ideas to boost South Molton as an 'arts destination' Town council given cash to deliver arts initiatives - what would you like to see? South Molton could play host to more live theatre and an annual art festival ...or even a national maypole festival in the town square!
What do you think about plans to put South Molton on the 'arts map'?
"15.02.2017 15:39:14" northdevongazette.co.uk New Ilfracombe Costa store opens on Saturday The coffee shop chain brings seven new jobs with it to Ilfracombe and will be officially opened at 10am Ilfracombe's new Costa store opens its doors on Saturday, will you be going?
"15.02.2017 13:58:37" northdevongazette.co.uk Enjoy a titter and a song with comedy musical Stapeley Park at Instow Tickets available for Thursday and Friday night shows of Instow musical comedy this week Ready for a titter and a song? Don't miss Stapeley Park at Instow this week
"15.02.2017 12:00:00" northdevongazette.co.uk Volunteering at the bedded unit: Doing our bit for North Devon Hospice's #250000Hours campaign The Gazette has been finding out what it's like to volunteer for North Devon Hospice as part of its #250000Hours campaign – this week Sarah Howells helped out at the bedded unit at Deer Park. If you think North Devon Hospice is a cold and depressing place - you need to read this. Could you spare a couple of hours a week to help out there for their #250000Hours campaign?
"15.02.2017 11:00:00" northdevongazette.co.uk Emotion as dementia campaigner praises North Devon's NHS staff 'You can make a difference' dementia campaigner Tommy Whitelaw tells staff at North Devon District Hospital 'I found my mum writing her name on her arm to try and remember who she was' dementia campaigner Tommy Whitelaw has made an emotional presentation to North Devon NHS staff
"15.02.2017 09:48:49" northdevongazette.co.uk Braunton couple host masked ball to raise awareness of rare diseases Lucy and Olly Seymour are raising money for two charities after Lucy was struck down by a rare illness which left her unable to walk or talk. “Overnight I went from being a fully functional, 100 per cent healthy mother-of-two, to not even being able to walk, talk, bathe or feed myself.”
Read more about why Lucy, from Braunton, is hosting a masked ball in aid of Rare Disease UK and Over and
"15.02.2017 08:56:25" North Devon Gazette
"14.02.2017 19:00:01" northdevongazette.co.uk New aerial pictures of Barnstaple's Anchorwood Bank site North Devon Homes releases pictures showing the scale of the Anchorwood Bank housing and commercial development Did you realise how large Anchorwood Bank in Barnstaple was? New pictures have been released showing the scale of the development site
"14.02.2017 18:00:06" northdevongazette.co.uk One in six Devon children face having school funding cut New national education funding formula offers more cash for schools, but most will actually see a reduction in grant funding “Fair Funding was always about schools in Devon getting more money – not having money taken away."
“No school in Devon should lose money as a result of these proposals."
"14.02.2017 17:05:41" northdevongazette.co.uk Road closed at Umberleigh after milk tanker crash The B3227 is expected to be closed for some time this evening (Tuesday) after a milk tanker's trailer collided with two vehicles One to look out for if you are heading towards Umberleigh this evening - the B3227 is completely blocked after a crash involving a milk tanker
"14.02.2017 13:23:50" northdevongazette.co.uk Former North Devon District Hospital consultant paediatrician pleads guilty to indecent images charges Dr Jonathan Walsh pleaded guilty to a total of 17 charges at Exeter Crown Court He will be sentenced on March 20.
"14.02.2017 13:01:55" northdevongazette.co.uk LISTEN AND JOIN IN: The Gazette's Valentines playlist We've compiled our very own Valentines playlist to get you through the day. We've gone a bit squishy today and compiled our very own Gazette #ValentinesDay love song playlist.
Has your favourite made our Spotify playlist? Check it out and let us know if we've missed any...
"14.02.2017 11:00:09" northdevongazette.co.uk New home for South Molton Men's Shed group Shedders invited to sharpen tools, get practical, or just enjoy a natter at weekly scout hall get-togethers Good news for South Molton men (and some women)
...finally, a 'shed' they can call home :)
"14.02.2017 09:30:01" northdevongazette.co.uk LISTEN AND JOIN IN: The Gazette's Valentines playlist We've compiled our very own Valentines playlist to get you through the day. We've got this soundtracking the office this Valentines morning. Have a listen and if there's anything you think we should include, let us know. Keep it clean though!
"14.02.2017 08:00:05" northdevongazette.co.uk Wind turbine built in wrong place is 'too close' to road, warns MP Blades are within 'topple distance' of road but experts say there is more chance of getting struck by lightning than being killed by falling turbine "Unfortunately there were some administrative errors which resulted in the turbine being unintentionally positioned closer to the road than consented."
"13.02.2017 20:00:01" northdevongazette.co.uk 'Incredible night' as musicians pay tribute to Mike Collins Hundreds turned out at The Factory in Barnstaple for A Tribute to Mike Collins An 'incredible night' as hundreds turn out to pay tribute to Barnstaple's Mike Collins
"13.02.2017 18:13:29" northdevongazette.co.uk Parkham fire update: Crews expected to remain on scene throughout the evening There is likely to be some disruption with road closures and fire fighters in and around the Bell Inn at Parkham following a major thatch fire There is likely to be disruption in and around the centre of Parkham tonight as fire crews continue to damp down the blaze at The Bell Inn
"13.02.2017 14:29:46" northdevongazette.co.uk WATCH: Fire commander gives update on scene at Bell Inn Parkham fire Video interview as the Gazette speaks to Bell Inn Parkham incident commander Neil Blackburn Video - Incident commander Neil Blackburn on scene to talk about the fire at the Bell Inn, Parkham
"13.02.2017 12:00:08" northdevongazette.co.uk Council leader writes to CEO of Lloyd's Bank over Torrington branch closure A protest is mounting in Torrington against proposals to close down the town's last remaining bank. "Great Torrington is a small market town and the closure of the last high street bank, which is well used by local businesses and residents, will cause considerable hardship and distress locally."
"13.02.2017 10:17:27" northdevongazette.co.uk Major thatch fire at Parkham Pub Eight fire engines are currently at the scene at the Bell Inn in Parkham fighting a blaze in the thatched roof. UPDATED: We currently have a reporter at the scene of a major pub fire in Parkham, where 13 crews are in attendance. More updates coming your way as we have them.
"13.02.2017 09:23:23" northdevongazette.co.uk Major thatch fire at Parkham Pub Eight fire engines are currently at the scene at the Bell Inn in Parkham fighting a blaze in the thatched roof. Fire fighters are currently at the scene of a major blaze at a thatched pub in Parkham. More details as we have them here:
"13.02.2017 08:25:52" northdevongazette.co.uk Police investigate claims man shouted verbal abuse in Barnstaple High Street Did you see man verbally abusing passers by last Wednesday? Police investigate claims man shouted verbal abuse in Barnstaple High Street - did you see anything?
"12.02.2017 14:14:53" www.northdevongazette.co.uk Braunton Academy seeks former students to inspire the next generation School wants to hear from recent Braunton leavers or career people who can inspire current students at the Academy Did you go to Braunton Academy, either recently or many years ago? It is seeking former students to help current ones be all they can be
"11.02.2017 20:00:02" northdevongazette.co.uk 'More regulation needed on exotic animals', say North Devon rescue centre owners Peter Heaton-Jones visited Safe Haven Exotics CIC near Bishop's Tawton, a reptile rescue centre which has reached financial capacity North Devon's MP says he will champion the plight of exotic animals
"11.02.2017 18:00:04" northdevongazette.co.uk Braunton Caen Street works 'have got to be done' Braunton's traders are mostly upbeat as the village gets ready for a major road closure while flood defence works are carried out The closure of Caen Street in Braunton is coming up soon, but the general feeling is it has to happen for crucial flood defence works to be completed
"11.02.2017 16:09:31" northdevongazette.co.uk Pictures: Crowds gather in Ilfracombe for The Performers Strike Back Gala show outside the Landmark in Ilfracombe is packed with song, dance and comedy Great turn out on a cold day for performers and supporters of #SaveNDTheatres event The Performers Strike Back
"11.02.2017 13:59:07" Devon Teachers Rock Choir live at the Performers Strike Back #savendtheatres
"11.02.2017 12:00:10" northdevongazette.co.uk North Devon couple bring taste of New York to the UK Lola's Wings was set up by husband and wife team Si and Lauren Willis, from Croyde, after they noticed a gap in the market for American chicken wings. This couple from Croyde are bringing a taste of New York to North Devon - and they have a pretty cool story behind how they met. Have you tried Lola's Wings yet?
"11.02.2017 10:16:21" northdevongazette.co.uk Police investigate second swan 'attack' in Exeter Two birds found dead in city in five days Police have investigated the death of a second swan in Exeter this week
"10.02.2017 22:00:02" northdevongazette.co.uk Pilton does pantomime with Dick Whittington Joyous fun as Dick Whittington and his cat come to Pilton during February half term week Don't miss the Pilton pantomime Dick Whittington next week - you'll be feline foolish if you do! :)
"10.02.2017 21:00:01" northdevongazette.co.uk Consultation on new Barnstaple leisure centre plans North Devon Council will be holding a consultation day at seven Brethren on Wednesday, February 22 A smaller pool, dance studio and 3G pitch - North Devon Council wants to hear your views on proposals for Barnstaple's new leisure facilities
"10.02.2017 20:00:04" northdevongazette.co.uk Walk, talk and dance with the North Devon what's on guide North Devon events from 9/2/17 to 15/2/17 Seen any snowdrops lately? What's on in North Devon this weekend?
"10.02.2017 16:55:49" The Wedding Factor Magazine THIS is how you get the shot! A huge thank you to all of our suppliers and models, we can't wait to see the finished photos!!!
The Pier House Champagne & Charlotte Bridal Steven & Laurent Hairdressers Claire Bowring Makeup Artist J&A Cameras Ltd Andy We've been shooting for our next issue of The Wedding Factor Magazine today, which is out in March. Here is a taster of what's to come!
"10.02.2017 15:09:06" northdevongazette.co.uk Motorcyclist airlifted to hospital following crash near Umberleigh A377 is still closed in both directions following lunchtime collision Avoid the A377 near Umberleigh if you can
"10.02.2017 14:29:19" Timeline Photos Photo challenge time!
We want to see your favourite photo from anywhere in North Devon. To enter, simply visit http://northdevon.iwitness24.co.uk/ and upload your image to the 'Photo Challenge' group. Good luck!
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"10.02.2017 13:03:01" northdevongazette.co.uk Lord Lieutenant will join StarTrekkers The 25th Rotary StarTrek walk on Exmoor will be waved off by a VIP guest this March There's still time to enter this years Rotary Startrekchallenge - and the @Lord Lieutenant of Devon will be there for the 25th anniversary too :)
"10.02.2017 12:00:03" northdevongazette.co.uk New trust created from Pilton's Green Man Day New group will help Pilton good causes with money raised from the popular July festivities Money from Pilton's Green Man Day will go to help local good causes thanks to the creation of a new trust
"10.02.2017 10:11:33" northdevongazette.co.uk Head on collision on A377 near Eggesford The A377 was closed following a crash this morning (Friday) There was a head on collision on the A377 at Eggesford this morning, but traffic reports suggest the road is now clear
"10.02.2017 10:00:10" northdevongazette.co.uk Volunteers ready to respond to oil pollution in North Devon A team of officers from North Devon Council have been trained in how to respond in the event of an oil spillage The team of North Devon Council officers have been trained in how to respond in the event of an oil spillage
"09.02.2017 22:00:00" northdevongazette.co.uk Gala show as North Devon's Performers Strike Back this Saturday Don't miss more than 20 acts with the free Performers Strike Back gala show on the Landmark green in Ilfracombe on Saturday (February 11) Show your support for #SaveNDTheatres and enjoy a free show too - The Performers Strike Back this Saturday at Ilfracombe's Landmark green
"09.02.2017 21:00:00" northdevongazette.co.uk All sorted at the warehouse: North Devon Hospice volunteers see it all We've been finding out more about North Devon Hospice's #250000Hours campaign and the work of its wonderful volunteers - this week, Tony Gussin visited the Furniture Centre and retail warehouse in Barnstaple You'll be amazed at what is available behind the doors of the North Devon Hospice Furniture Centre and retail warehouse in Barnstaple, and how many dedicated volunteers there are to keep it all ticking over - why not check out the #250000Hours campaign
"09.02.2017 20:00:03" northdevongazette.co.uk Devon and Somerset Fire issue safety advice ahead of Valentines Day Being safe with candles and when cooking is top of the agenda when it comes to avoiding fire on Valentines Day Safety tips for any budding chefs out there next week
"09.02.2017 19:00:01" northdevongazette.co.uk Where can I see snowdrops in North Devon? Gardens will be open in the coming weeks in and around North Devon to give people the chance of enjoying this winter gem Why not go snowdrop hunting this weekend? :) Here's a few places you might be able to spot these wonderful winter gems
"09.02.2017 15:44:19" northdevongazette.co.uk Police thanks for public support to find missing Clive Colling The Bideford pensioner is still missing after disappearing on New Year's Day in Bideford. Police have thanked the public for their help in finding missing pensioner Clive Colling, as they complete active area searches.
"09.02.2017 14:00:10" midweekherald.co.uk Inspector finds more than 17,000 crimes 'not recorded' by Devon and Cornwall Police A report released by Her Majesty's Inspectorate of Constabulary today (Thursday) said the force is 'inadequate' when it comes to recording crime. The independent inspector said victims of crime 'aren't receiving a good enough service' from police in Devon and Cornwall.
"09.02.2017 12:00:03" northdevongazette.co.uk Delays likely as North Devon District Hospital junction improvements get underway The £1.1million upgrade will see the North Road junction in Barnstaple turned into a roundabout. Patients and visitors are advised to allow extra time to get to appointments.
"09.02.2017 09:14:18" northdevongazette.co.uk Police attend two rolled vehicles in North Devon Ice is thought to be a factor as two cars overturn on North Devon roads this morning (Thursday) Luckily no one is believed to be injured.
"09.02.2017 08:46:28" northdevongazette.co.uk 'Pure life' is key to longevity says 104-year-old from Westward Ho! A 104-year-old who still enjoys a daily bar of chocolate has told the Gazette her secret to a long and happy life. A 'pure life' is the key to living to 104, according to this lady. That, and a little daily chocolate... we like this advice!
"08.02.2017 20:00:04" northdevongazette.co.uk Abstract master at Barnstaple's White Moose Gallery Exhibition by Patrick Jones at The White Moose in Barnstaple until April 7 Love the abstract? Why not pop along to White Moose Gallery in Trinity Street this month to enjoy the work of Patrick Jones?
"08.02.2017 17:00:10" northdevongazette.co.uk North Devon 'facing housing crisis' North Devon and Torridge rank as some of the least affordable places to live in the South West, according to a new Homes Truths report A new report highlighted by North Devon Homes says you need to find 12 times your salary to buy an average house in North Devon - and Torridge isn't much better
"08.02.2017 16:24:32" North Devon Gazette
"08.02.2017 16:00:04" northdevongazette.co.uk North Devon theme park owner delighted with South West awards success The Milky Way Adventure Park was honoured alongside the likes of Stonehenge at the South West Tourism Awards last week "Businesses need to realise their best assets are their staff, and this goes to prove that they can help what is, in the grand scheme of things a small family attraction achieve great things."
Congratulations to The Milky Way Adventure Park
"08.02.2017 15:00:09" northdevongazette.co.uk Care in the community 'is not working' claim Devon GPs The Better Care Fund is not working nationally and North Devon's GPs fear the same will happne locally with the STP review Local GPs say evidence the national 'care at home' plan is not working shows it will not work in Devon either
"08.02.2017 13:00:06" northdevongazette.co.uk North Devon Council calls special meeting to tackle education funding issues The special meeting of the council's executive committee will take place on Wednesday February 15 More than a third of North Devon secondary schools stand to lose funding as part of a proposed change to government funding.
"08.02.2017 12:00:06" northdevongazette.co.uk Barnstaple Real Food market returns The Real Food Market is back in Barnstaple Pannier Market on Sunday. Are you heading to Barnstaple Real Food Market this weekend?
"08.02.2017 11:00:00" northdevongazette.co.uk Swimming pool, skate park and cinema suggestions for Bideford cattle market site Gazette readers have been putting forward their own suggestions for Bideford cattle market after council announced its plans to build a 'sports hub' on the site. We're loving the suggestions coming in from readers so far for the cattle market site in Bideford. What would you like to see there?
"08.02.2017 09:50:26" northdevongazette.co.uk Torridge proposes 3.6 per cent increase in council tax Torridge District Council is proposing to raise council tax by 3.6 per cent - which is £5 per Band D property. Torridge District Council is proposing to raise council tax by 3.6% (£5 per Band D property) - should they?
"07.02.2017 19:51:25" northdevongazette.co.uk Half term fun: Things for families to do in North Devon this February half-term Keep the kids entertained with a host of fun – and educational - activities next week Keep the kids entertained during half term next week. Why not take them to a free craft workshop, storytelling session – or even watch some live lambing?
"07.02.2017 19:00:02" northdevongazette.co.uk Carp ahoy at Stafford Moor North Devon angling scene, with Tony Gussin Lovely carp at Stafford Moor :)
"07.02.2017 16:13:56" northdevongazette.co.uk Fisherman's Friends to play free concert for North Devon fans disappointed after theatres closure Port Isaac shanty group Fisherman's Friends will put on a free show for all those who bought tickets for their Landmark performance Cornish shanty group The Fisherman's Friends couldn't bear to see their North Devon fans miss out after the theatres closed, so they will be playing a free concert up here to make up for it
"07.02.2017 14:58:19" northdevongazette.co.uk Bideford sports hub plans for cattle market site Could former cattle market site in Bideford become part of a brand new £1.36million sports hub for the town? POLL: Do you want to see the old cattle market in Bideford demolished to make way for a brand new sports hub for the town?
"07.02.2017 09:43:51" northdevongazette.co.uk Interest already coming in for Brunswick Wharf site Council leader says there have been several expressions of interest for Brunswick Wharf site since it went on the market last week. “We have already had some preliminary enquiries from three or four different avenues, which is very promising."
"06.02.2017 22:00:00" northdevongazette.co.uk Police appeal for witnesses to Barnstaple taxi rank brawl Did you see Queen Street incident? Did you see anything? Police appeal for witnesses to Barnstaple taxi rank brawl.
"06.02.2017 21:50:29" David can anyone tell me the name of the church & where it is, thanks, David NZ Hi all, can you help David from New Zealand find this church? We've had a look and it's not immediately obvious - does anyone know if it's in North Devon?
"06.02.2017 21:00:00" northdevongazette.co.uk Barnstaple pub closes for second time in two years But owner bids to find 'right concept' to get business back on track The Wrey Arms has closed. The owners say they are looking for a 'new concept' but the landlord says the pub is the busiest it's been in seven years.
Would you like to see it re-open? What would you do get business thriving again?
"06.02.2017 20:00:02" northdevongazette.co.uk Morrisons Bideford sell oysters for 25p ahead of Valentine's Day Fancy trying oysters for Valentine's Day? Morrisons in Bideford is selling them for just 25p each ahead of the romantic occasion. Have you ever tried oysters before? Would you like to!? Morrisons in Bideford is selling them for 25p up until Valentine's Day.
"06.02.2017 19:00:00" northdevongazette.co.uk Helping at Holsworthy: Doing our bit for North Devon Hospice's #250000Hours campaign The Gazette has been finding out what it's like to volunteer for North Devon Hospice as part of its #250000Hours campaign – this week, reporter Matt Smart visited The Long House Our reporter Matt spent time volunteering at North Devon Hospice this week - have you read about their #250000Hours campaign?
"06.02.2017 17:42:35" northdevongazette.co.uk Fallen tree closes road into Ilfracombe Mullacott road may be closed for some time while police and highways deal with a fallen tree If you're heading back Ilfracombe way, be advised the Mullacott road is closed from the roundabout to St Brannocks because of a fallen tree
"06.02.2017 17:04:01" northdevongazette.co.uk Four Syrian refugee families agreed for North Devon North Devon councillors disagree over refugee plans, with Dick Jones saying 'we should take care of our own' while Brian Greenslade said 'the country has a history of responding to those in need' One councillor said we should 'take care of our own', while another said we have a 'history of responsibility' - who do you agree with?
"06.02.2017 15:15:56" northdevongazette.co.uk Offers invited for lease of former Barnstaple Heritage Centre North Devon Council said it would consider change of use for the former Heritage Centre building as it puts the lease on the market. Barnstaple's former Heritage Centre is up for lease - what would you like to see in the vacant building on The Strand?
"06.02.2017 12:00:04" northdevongazette.co.uk Get your tickets for the Over and Above Valentine's Ball There is still time to get your tickets for the Over and Above Valentine's Ball and book your hair and makeup for an extra donation. Barnstaple salon Charleys Angels Hair, Nails & Beauty is offering guests to the Over and Above Valentines Ball 2017 a chance to get preened and pampered, in return for a donation to the charity.
"06.02.2017 10:50:47" northdevongazette.co.uk Mixed reaction to plans to reduce bin collections in Torridge Gazette readers have been reacting to Torridge District Council's proposed changes to waste and recycling - what do you think? Gazette readers have been reacting to plans to reduce bin collections in Torridge and charge for green waste. Read what people think of the plans and have your say here:
"05.02.2017 18:00:18" www.northdevongazette.co.uk Landkey sign is victim of 'bonkers' health and safety rules The sign for Landkey's Millennium Green has been removed for health and safety reasons, much to the ire of villagers 'Bonkers' health and safety decision on Landkey Millennium Green sign, says councillor
"05.02.2017 15:57:43" www.northdevongazette.co.uk Ilfracombe's Tunnels Beaches prepares to open bigger and better wedding venue Newly extended wedding venue at The Tunnels Beaches will bring in more weddings and more visitors to Ilfracombe Tunnels Beaches has expanded its wedding venue to enable it to host more wedding guests
"04.02.2017 17:00:14" www.northdevongazette.co.uk New Landkey community hall is a step closer Devonshire Homes looks set to hand over land for a 'community hub' to Landkey Parish Council Councillors are working on a new community hall for Landkey. Just to be clear, it would be a new build, not the building in the picture!
"04.02.2017 15:35:23" www.northdevongazette.co.uk Broad daylight white van thieves steal scrap metal from Ilfracombe and Combe Martin One property is visited twice in one day while two men walked on to a building site to steal scrap metal, say Ilfracombe police Don't leave scrap metal out where thieves can get at it folks - there has been a spate of thefts, including two this week
"03.02.2017 18:00:01" northdevongazette.co.uk Council leader refutes claim Torridge is 'hiding information' The leader of Torridge District Council has spoken out after councillor's hearing for breaching code was held in private. “I don't want people to think this council isn't transparent, and trying to hide things, because it is not."
Council leader speaks out over claims council is 'hiding' information after private hearing. What do you think? Is Torridge a transparent
"03.02.2017 16:00:00" northdevongazette.co.uk REVIEW: Billy Elliot the Musical at Pilton Community College Grit and finesse at rousing school production Take a bow Pilton Community College!
"03.02.2017 15:00:00" northdevongazette.co.uk PICTURES: Storm Doris unleashes huge waves on Westward Ho! Bideford photographer Graham Hobbs captured these photos of the sea crashing onto the shoreline in Westward Ho! today (Friday). If you're heading out to watch the waves, make sure you keep your distance and stay safe.
"03.02.2017 14:00:03" northdevongazette.co.uk Repairs to 'cracked' Bideford bridge are complete Work at Kenwith Viaduct finished two weeks ahead of schedule Cracking bridge news....
"03.02.2017 13:00:00" northdevongazette.co.uk Harbour Bideford celebrates new-look kitchen for homeless The Bideford charity, which helps around 20-30 homeless people a day, has had a refurbishment of its kitchen area in Queen Street. Did you know Harbour in Bideford helps 20-30 homeless people a day?
"03.02.2017 12:00:01" northdevongazette.co.uk Young North Devon dog lover shortlisted for top Crufts award Liam is one of just five Young Kennel Club (YKC) members nominated for Outstanding Young Person Award Vote for Liam! North Devon lad is in the running for top award at Crufts.
"03.02.2017 11:00:01" northdevongazette.co.uk North Devon Gang Show will go on at new venue The Gang Show will now be held at Devon Hall, Bideford College, from February 15-18 The Gang Show will go on - good news as a new venue is confirmed
"03.02.2017 10:00:01" northdevongazette.co.uk Torridge District Council to consider charging for green bin collections Torridge District Council is also consulting on plans to drop its black bin collections to fornightly, and recycle more plastics. What do you think? Vote in our poll. Do you think Torridge District Council should charge for green waste collection and reduce black bin collections to fornightly?
"03.02.2017 09:04:18" northdevongazette.co.uk Car span off road and down bank on A377 Police said a woman was rescued by members of the public this morning (Friday) after her car ended up down a bank. Watch out for this one if you're travelling the A377 this morning.
"03.02.2017 09:00:00" northdevongazette.co.uk Barnstaple's museum launches Long Bridge Wing appeal Corporate and public sponsors sought to help Barnstaple Museum reach new extension total The The Museum of Barnstaple & North Devon has launched its Long Bridge Wing appeal - which could help to bring £2.2m into the town and give the museum a major expansion
"02.02.2017 20:00:00" northdevongazette.co.uk Mixed reaction to new cinema in Barnstaple Plenty of Gazette readers would prefer to keep the cinema in Boutport Street after the boss of Barnstaple's Scott Cinema warned the town could not support two, but some welcomed the idea of a new multiplex. You came, you saw, you commented.
"02.02.2017 19:00:00" northdevongazette.co.uk Helping at Holsworthy: Doing our bit for North Devon Hospice's #250000 hours campaign The Gazette has been finding out what it's like to volunteer for North Devon Hospice as part of its #250000Hours campaign – this week, reporter Matt Smart visited The Long House Have you ever thought about being a volunteer? The Gazette has been finding out what's like to volunteer for North Devon Hospice as part of its #250000Hours campaign. In the first of a series of features, reporter Matt Smart helped out at the Long House
"02.02.2017 18:00:00" northdevongazette.co.uk Which North Devon people do you think deserve a 2017 Inspiring People Award? There is still chance to nominate your inspirational North Devonians – have your say before February 4. It's time to honour North Devon's superstars. Get your Inspiring People nominations in before Saturday. Here's how... #NDADAInspiringPeople2017
"02.02.2017 17:30:00" northdevongazette.co.uk Storm Doris: Motorists urged to plan journey and be prepared With gusts of up to 60mph are expected this evening (Thursday), Devon County Council has advised motorists to be cautious on the roads. Be safe out there, folks
"02.02.2017 17:00:07" northdevongazette.co.uk Loss of up to 190 PCSOs in Devon and Cornwall 'will be massive' One of North Devon and Torridge's senior police officers has spoken about the challenges the force will be faced with should PCSO numbers be cut. "They are our eyes and ears and a local connection to the community and it's going to be a challenge to maintain that going forward."
"02.02.2017 16:00:03" northdevongazette.co.uk South Molton man fined for dumping car VW Golf was abandoned at Bishops Tawton last year Dumping his car has cost a South Molton man £230
"02.02.2017 14:00:03" northdevongazette.co.uk Council offers 'firm commitment' to re-open North Devon's theatres Optimism for future but council warned against 'knee-jerk' reaction that could weaken cultural offering Council: 'The trust has gone, the theatres haven't.'
"02.02.2017 13:00:06" northdevongazette.co.uk Overlooked for four years: North Devon's loneliest dog wants to find love this Valentines Day Poor Lacey has been with Dogs Trust Ilfracombe for four years and staff cannot understand why this wonderful dog is always passed by Poor Lacey has been waiting for a new home for four years - can you help her find her forever owner in time for Valentines Day?
"02.02.2017 10:29:56" northdevongazette.co.uk Weather warning for wind across North Devon North Devon is set to experience strong gusts of wind, particularly in coastal areas, tomorrow (Friday). Watch out for strong gusts of wind, especially in coastal areas, as Met Office issues weather warning for tomorrow.
"02.02.2017 09:34:11" northdevongazette.co.uk Protection for the porpoise in North Devon waters With just a European stamp to go, large parts of the Bristol Channel look likely to become conservation areas for the harbour porpoise Porpoises in North Devon look set to receive more protection after local waters were earmarked as a conservation area
"01.02.2017 20:00:00" northdevongazette.co.uk Cat of the week: Can you help Penny enjoy her final years Finding felines new homes with Barnstaple & District Cats Protection Penny is still a lively girl and would love to spend her final time with someone in a lovely cosy home
"01.02.2017 17:46:30" northdevongazette.co.uk 'Nothing has been sold' at North Devon's theatres Administrator responds to claims some equipment at North Devon's theatres was going up for sale North Devon theatres administrator says nothing has been sold off yet
"01.02.2017 17:30:06" northdevongazette.co.uk Missing Clive Colling: One month on from pensioner's disappearance Scroll through our interactive timeline to find out what we know so far about the search to find missing Clive Colling, from Bideford. It's been one month since Bideford pensioner Clive Colling was reported missing - here's what we know so far.
"01.02.2017 16:05:45" northdevongazette.co.uk Prime Minister says local input 'crucial' to review of services at North Devon District Hospital Question about local concerns heads the debate at Prime Minister's Questions today Prime Minister: Local input 'crucial' to review of services at North Devon District Hospital
"01.02.2017 16:02:45" North Devon Gazette
"01.02.2017 15:00:39" northdevongazette.co.uk Will Scott Cinema be staying in Barnstaple? The boss of the 1930s four-screen cinema has put extension plans 'on ice' as Seven Brethren develops “In 2016, the Barnstaple cinema had just over 220,000 admissions, but Barnstaple is not sufficiently large enough to support two cinemas."
Would you rather keep the cinema on Boutport Street or see a new one at Seven Brethren?
"01.02.2017 13:00:04" northdevongazette.co.uk South West Water announces household bill reduction for 2017/18 The water company has pledged to keep bill increases below the rate of inflation until 2020 North Devon residents can expect to get a little bit off their water bills this year.
"01.02.2017 12:00:01" northdevongazette.co.uk Plans to re-open North Devon pub – complete with tea room, shop and post office Villagers will be given chance to run Bratton Fleming enterprise There are plans to re-open a North Devon village pub – complete with tea room, shop, post office and a row of cottages...
"01.02.2017 11:31:37" northdevongazette.co.uk Ilfracombe road closed due to fuel spillage Fore Street remains closed as the diesel spillage is made safe One to look out for in Ilfracombe this morning
"01.02.2017 10:43:37" northdevongazette.co.uk North Devon's Performers Strike Back with mega show Gala show supporting North Devon's theatres outside the Landmark on Saturday, February 11 Keep the dark side at bay and join local entertainers for the Performers Strike Back this February - be there must you #SaveNDTheatres
"01.02.2017 09:00:03" northdevongazette.co.uk South Molton 91-year-old awarded Royal Navy Service Medal Patience Whitwell, or Pug as she is better known, worked on breaking the German Enigma codes during World War Two More than 70 years after the end of World War Two, Pug has received her Royal Navy Service Medal.
"31.01.2017 21:37:18" www.northdevongazette.co.uk 'Wrong' A&E figures shown for North Devon by campaign group, says trust An 'NHS Crisis Tracker' website gives the same figures for the whole of Devon - whatever postcode you use Northern Devon Healthcare Trust says 'crisis map' is wrong
"31.01.2017 17:25:10" northdevongazette.co.uk River Taw seen as 'key' to unlocking Barnstaple's potential Regeneration of town's riverfront area is one of council's key economic development objectives “We want to ensure we make the most of the river. It's Barnstaple's USP. A lot of people say Barnstaple has turned its back on the river and we're trying to change that.”
"31.01.2017 16:10:00" northdevongazette.co.uk North Devon's theatres equipment 'being sold off' Sir Nick Harvey says North Devon Council 'must act now' before it is too late to save the theatres North Devon's former MP says he understands equipment at the theatres is in the process of being sold off
"31.01.2017 15:05:05" northdevongazette.co.uk Billy Elliot the Musical comes to Pilton Pilton Community College hosts three night run of Billy Elliot the Musical from Wednesday, February 1 until Friday Billy Elliot the Musical starts at Pilton Community College tomorrow, will you be going along?
"31.01.2017 14:00:03" northdevongazette.co.uk Tyres slashed at Blackmoor Gate Series of tyres slashing incidents near Blackmoor Gate at Kentisbury prompts police call for witnesses Police appeal for witnesses after spate of tyre slashing at Blackmoor Gate
"31.01.2017 13:00:00" northdevongazette.co.uk Burnt-out campervan found on Braunton Burrows was stolen A charred campervan found on Braunton Burrows was stolen from industrial estate, said police. Police confirm campervan found burnt-out on Braunton Burrows was stolen and appeal for witnesses.
"31.01.2017 12:00:00" northdevongazette.co.uk Torridge councillor found guilty of breach says he will 'never be silenced' A Torridge councillor who has been reprimanded for leaking information said he will never be prevented from looking after the people of Bideford. “I believe the decision was totally unjust and unjustified. It is not, in any shape or form, going to prevent me from continuing to do my duty as a councillor, and looking after the people of Bideford."
"31.01.2017 11:00:00" northdevongazette.co.uk Appledore lifeboat rescues sinking fishing boat Lifeboat volunteers arrived at Appledore Lifeboat Station in response to a 999 call - to find the boat has sunk right on the slipway. Appledore RNLI came to rescue of a fishing boat which sunk on Appledore Lifeboat Station slip yesterday morning.
"31.01.2017 09:52:04" northdevongazette.co.uk People gather on Barnstaple Square to protest Trump Muslim travel ban Protestors say 'refugees are welcome' ahead of North Devon Council meeting on subject next week “Despite its limitations, will show that we in North Devon are prepared to show some common humanity towards those in the direst need”
"30.01.2017 19:51:07" Timeline Photos Around 100 people gathered in Barnstaple Square tonight in protest of new American President Donald Trump. The message was 'no hate, no fear, refugees are welcome here'. #trumpprotest
"30.01.2017 18:00:01" northdevongazette.co.uk Bideford fire fighters rescue cat stuck up a tree Perished puss had been in the tree at Bilton Terrace for four nights before Bideford fire fighters came to its rescue We journalists often joke about stereotypical local news, but here it is - cat stuck up a tree!
"30.01.2017 16:26:19" northdevongazette.co.uk Council holds hearing in private after councillor allegedly breaches code of conduct The Gazette was asked to leave the meeting of Torridge District Council's standards committee today (Monday) before councillor's hearing. A Torridge councillor has said the council is 'hiding information' after holding a hearing for a councillor in private.
"30.01.2017 14:00:00" northdevongazette.co.uk Brunswick Wharf in Bideford is for sale again The prime waterside spot at East-the-Water Wharves is being marketed with planning permission for a developer to transform it. Second time lucky for Brunswick Wharf in Bideford?
"30.01.2017 13:00:03" northdevongazette.co.uk Person taken to hospital after bedroom fire in Barnstaple house Fire fighters were called to Orchard Road in Barnstaple after reports of a fire in a second-floor bedroom. One person was taken to hospital and two others treated for smoke inhalation after fire in Orchard Road last night
"30.01.2017 11:58:27" northdevongazette.co.uk Lloyds Bank to shut five North Devon branches The bank will be closing the five branches between May and June, citing 'the changing way customers choose to bank'. The five North Devon branches will close in May and June.
"30.01.2017 10:04:26" northdevongazette.co.uk Barns destroyed in South Molton fire Fire fighters from seven different stations raced to the scene of a fire at a barn near South Molton this weekend. Barns destroyed in fire near South Molton on Saturday.
"29.01.2017 20:13:30" northdevongazette.co.uk Body found in Torrington No suspicious circumstances after body found in Torrington, say police A man's body was found in Torrington this morning. Our thoughts are with his family
"28.01.2017 15:20:55" northdevongazette.co.uk Pictures & video: Support for North Devon's theatres as marchers take to the streets Lots of support for the Save North Devon Theatres march this morning and lots of pictures to look through here #SaveNDTheatres
"28.01.2017 12:26:58" Save North Devon Theatres! Live from the march and gathering on Barnstaple Square this morning!
"28.01.2017 12:20:40" Live from Barnstaple High Street at the Save North Devon Theatres march. Give a like to show your support!
"28.01.2017 12:06:47" Timeline Photos A huge turnout at Save North Devon Theatres campaign - we expect the march to be heading off any minute.
"27.01.2017 19:41:25" northdevongazette.co.uk How good is your driving? North Devon drivers and riders are invited to find out The new season of cheap advanced driver training with North Devon ROADAR is about to get underway – why don't you sign up? Think you're a good driver? Prove it! Why not go along to the new season of the North Devon ROADAR course for advanced driving? £40 a year. Plus a special motorcyclists event at Irelands in Barnstaple tomorrow
"27.01.2017 17:00:58" northdevongazette.co.uk Theatre marchers will take to the streets of Barnstaple All welcome to join the march through Barnstaple in support of North Devon's theatres tomorrow (Saturday) at 12noon and setting off from Castle Green Will you be taking part in the march in Barnstaple tomorrow to show your support for North Devon's theatres? #SaveNDTheatres
"27.01.2017 15:30:00" northdevongazette.co.uk INTERACTIVE TIMELINE: North Devon Theatres closure Click through our interactive timeline to find out the story so far on the closure of North Devon Theatres - and the fight to save it. Are you up to date with the closure of North Devon Theatres? Follow the story so far with our interactive timeline.
"27.01.2017 14:29:27" midweekherald.co.uk 100 new police officers for Devon and Cornwall Devon and Cornwall will gain 100 police officers but lose up to 190 PCSOs over the next four years as part of a £24million funding shake-up. Devon and Cornwall Police will gain 100 police officers as part of a £24million funding shake-up.
"27.01.2017 12:00:00" northdevongazette.co.uk PICTURES: Burnt out campervan found at Braunton Burrows Police were called to the charred remains of a vehicle found at Sandy Lane car park in Braunton this morning (Friday). Police are investigating after a burnt out vehicle was discovered in a car park at Braunton Burrows this morning.
"27.01.2017 11:07:32" northdevongazette.co.uk North Devon observes Holocaust Memorial Day Did you know today (January 27) was Holocaust Memorial Day, marking the liberation of Auschwitz-Birkenau 72 years ago? People in North Devon and around the world are marking Holocaust Memorial Day today and remembering the countless lives lost #HMD2017
"27.01.2017 10:07:01" northdevongazette.co.uk Special report: Business owners in Bideford fearful of business rates hike Bideford and District Chamber of Commerce and Torridge District Council hosted a special meeting over increases to business rates in Torridge from April. Special report: Business owners in Torridge are fearful of hikes to business rates set to hit them in April. We break down the figures and report from a special meeting on this issue here.
"26.01.2017 19:49:38" northdevongazette.co.uk Tommy Langford honoured by Bideford Town Council with special award The British Middleweight champion was presented with the Town Shield this evening (Thursday) “I am just hugely grateful for this and will continue to to represent Bideford throughout my career.”
"26.01.2017 19:30:00" northdevongazette.co.uk Robson Green tours North Devon in new show Watch new series Tales from the Coast with Robson Green and a full episode in North Devon this Tuesday (January 31) on ITV Don't miss #RobsonGreen in Ilfracombe (and at Clovelly and on Lundy) as his new show hits TV screens on ITV next week
"26.01.2017 18:32:03" northdevongazette.co.uk Muddiford road closed due to accident Police have closed the road at Lynton Cross this evening (Thursday) after a car overturned We're still getting reports of the B3230 Muddiford road being closed following an accident
"26.01.2017 16:08:31" northdevongazette.co.uk New Barnstaple shop is super for comic enthusiasts Andrew and Lisa Roberts opened the shop for superhero and collectible lovers in December after starting out in Barnstaple Pannier Market Have you dropped in at Super Heroes?
"26.01.2017 12:06:36" northdevongazette.co.uk Theatres reaction: Barnstaple council says disaster shows why strong finances are needed Barnstaple Town Council supports theatres campaign but says the threat to local services shows why it needed to put council tax up Barnstaple Town Council says the theatres situation is an example of why public services need protecting as much as possible - even if it means putting council tax up
"26.01.2017 10:00:00" northdevongazette.co.uk Luxury bridal boutique Champagne and Charlotte opens in Bideford A new bridal boutique has been opened in Bideford by a 22-year-old entrepreneur who wanted to bring a touch of class to the town. New Bideford bridal boutique Champagne & Charlotte Bridal hopes to bring a luxury experience to the town for brides-to-be.
"26.01.2017 09:21:43" northdevongazette.co.uk North Devon 'remains one of the safest areas to live' despite slight increase in recorded crime Crime statistics for 2016 released by Devon and Cornwall Police revealed a slight rise in crime in North and West Devon Despite a small increase in recorded crime, North and West Devon remains one of the safest places to live according to the area's superintendent.
"25.01.2017 17:50:44" northdevongazette.co.uk Council says it is 'committed to keeping theatre provision in North Devon' North Devon Council says it will look at the options once the administration is complete on North Devon Theatres Trust North Devon Council has issued its most detailed statement so far on the theatres situation
"25.01.2017 15:14:29" northdevongazette.co.uk Barnstaple Town Council agrees 10% Council Tax precept increase The decision means council tax payers in the town will pay £95.36 to the Council through their bill each year, an increase of £9.36. “We are the nucleus of North Devon and an increase means we would be able to respond to any emergency that comes our way.”
"25.01.2017 12:30:52" North Devon Gazette's cover photo
"25.01.2017 12:29:35" Timeline Photos The North Devon Gazette, Agricultural Trader Your Chickens and Country Smallholding crew are all passionate about keeping theatres in North Devon and have added our support for the #SaveNDTheatres campaign - we don't know how it will be achieved yet but
"25.01.2017 10:30:00" northdevongazette.co.uk Westward Ho! new-build owners left without phonelines Residents at Deer Park in Westward Ho! have been left frustrated after a battle to get landlines and internet installed in their homes. Residents who moved into new builds at Deer Park are frustrated they still have no phone or internet months later.
"25.01.2017 09:31:07" North Devon Gazette
"25.01.2017 09:20:54" northdevongazette.co.uk Comedians add their voices to campaign to save North Devon Theatres Bill Bailey and Jenny Eclair have voiced their support for North Devon's theatres on Twitter, while local schools offer venues for performers. Comedians Bill Bailey and Jenny Eclair add their voices to the campaign Save North Devon Theatres - as petition reaches nearly 5,000. Have you signed it yet?
"25.01.2017 08:00:44" www.northdevongazette.co.uk North Devon's former MP says theatres can't survive without public money Sir Nick Harvey says it is an 'illusion' that theatres can be run without subsidy Sir Nick Harvey says it's 'an illusion' theatres can survive without public money and calls on North Devon Council to act to save them
"24.01.2017 22:30:31" www.northdevongazette.co.uk Croyde's panto sets off after the snow beast Don't miss Beauty and the Abominable Snow beast at Croyde Village Hall this weekend (and next!) Forget your cares and suspend disbelief in the hunt for the abominable snow beast as Croyde's panto kicks off this weekend
"24.01.2017 21:00:00" northdevongazette.co.uk North Devon's Dan wins with double spurs North Devon angling scene, with Tony Gussin Double spurs did it for North Devon's Dan at the weekend!
"24.01.2017 18:00:01" northdevongazette.co.uk North Devon's TV celebrity orchestra adds its voice to theatres campaign North Devon Sinfonia was due to play at The Landmark this February, but now needs another venue The North Devon Theatres campaign is growing and now has an orchestra behind it as well!
"24.01.2017 17:10:28" www.northdevongazette.co.uk Public meeting to be held to discuss North Devon's theatres crisis An extraordinary council meeting has been called for Wednesday, February 1 at The Cedars in Barnstaple North Devon Council is holding a meeting about the theatres and Gang Show next Wednesday, which is open to everyone
"24.01.2017 16:00:00" northdevongazette.co.uk Family reunited with memorial bench that travelled 60 miles to be washed up at Saunton A bench dedicated to 16-year-old Archie Thomas is back where it belongs thanks to North Devon people after travelling 60 miles from Port Isaac to Saunton Sands This is a lovely story that restores your faith in human nature as 'Archies bench' floats 60 miles to North Devon before being returned by caring local people
"24.01.2017 14:58:33" northdevongazette.co.uk Theatres closure: MP says 'precious' theatres must be saved Peter Heaton-Jones MP adds his voice to calls for people to work together to find a solution to North Devon's theatres crisis MP says North Devon's theatres must be saved
"24.01.2017 12:24:19" northdevongazette.co.uk Campaign set up to save North Devon Theatres A Facebook campaign and petition to save North Devon Theatres has amassed thousands of followers overnight. Have you joined the Save North Devon Theatres campaign yet? Find out more about what you can do here:
"24.01.2017 09:16:28" northdevongazette.co.uk Bideford has lowest burglary claim rate in country Bideford has one of the lowest rates of insurance claims for burglary in the country, according to new figures. New figures reveal Bideford has one of the lowest claim rate for burglaries in the country.
"23.01.2017 17:04:25" northdevongazette.co.uk Theatres closure: Can you help the Gang Show go on? Organisers of the North Devon Gang Show appeal for help to find another venue after North Devon Theatres went into administration North Devon Gang Show tries to get its head around 'major shock' as it figures out how the show will go on - can you help?
"23.01.2017 16:00:00" northdevongazette.co.uk REACTION: Shock as North Devon Theatres enters administration Councillors call for extraordinary meeting after news today that North Devon Theatres Trust has entered administration today (Monday). Shock and devastation - the main reactions to the news today that North Devon Theatres has entered administration.
"23.01.2017 15:01:30" northdevongazette.co.uk Road blocked at B3230 Two Pots near Ilfracombe The B3230 is currently blocked after two vehicles collided on a bend this afternoon (Monday). The road is currently blocked at B3230 Two Pots near Ilfracombe after a collision between a van and a car.
"23.01.2017 13:13:13" northdevongazette.co.uk North Devon Theatres Trust goes into administration The Queen's Theatre in Barnstaple and the Landmark in Ilfracombe are closed until further notice as the theatres trust goes into voluntary administration BREAKING: North Devon Theatres Trust confirms it has gone into administration today, with all future shows cancelled.
“No business can survive against these harsh realities." - read the full statement from the trust here:
"23.01.2017 12:00:00" northdevongazette.co.uk Torrington Creamery development awaits legal agreements Work is still set to go ahead to build news homes at the former Torrington Creamery, once legal agreements have been signed. Plans to redevelop Torrington Creamery are hinging on the signing of a legal agreement to demolish the buildings first...
"23.01.2017 11:26:31" northdevongazette.co.uk Barnstaple's Queen's Theatre 'closed due to unforeseen circumstances' The Queen's Theatre in Barnstaple is closed today (Monday) due to 'unforeseen circumstances' The Queen's Theatre in Barnstaple has unexpectedly closed today 'due to unforeseen circumstances'
"22.01.2017 11:00:16" www.northdevongazette.co.uk 'Remarkable' Braunton woman celebrates her 100th birthday Centenarian Doris Covington is joined by family and friends to mark her 100th at Tyspane Care Home Fantastic landmark for centenarian Doris Covington - she says keeping active is the secret!
"22.01.2017 09:00:15" northdevongazette.co.uk 'Biggest ever' cargo unloaded at Yelland Quay The Arklow Resolve ship from Holland has landed thousands of tons of stone chippings at Yelland Did you see the ship at Yelland? Apparently it had the largest cargo ever to come up the river
"21.01.2017 21:53:48" www.northdevongazette.co.uk Where can I see snowdrops in North Devon? Gardens will be open in the coming weeks in and around North Devon to give people the chance of enjoying this winter gem Fancy a spot of snowdrop hunting? Here's a few ideas for places in and around North Devon where you can see plenty of these winter gems
"21.01.2017 18:38:56" northdevongazette.co.uk PICTURES: Hundreds march through Barnstaple as part of Donald Trump protest More than 200 people took part in the Womens March in Barnstaple this afternoon (Saturday) in protest of newly-elected president Donald Trump Did you take part in the Women's March in Barnstaple today?
"20.01.2017 21:00:00" northdevongazette.co.uk Join jazz singer Annika Skoogh in Appeldore North Devon Jazz Club, The Beaver Inn, Appledore, Monday, January 23 Top jazz singer Annika Skoogh is playing at The Beaver Inn, Appledore, for North Devon Jazz Club this Monday
"20.01.2017 18:56:40" northdevongazette.co.uk Boost for North Devon's seaside with new Coastal Community teams announced North Devon gets three out of the seven South West Coastal Community initiatives announced today (Friday) North Devon has won three out of seven South West bids to create Coastal Community teams to boost seaside areas
"20.01.2017 16:30:01" northdevongazette.co.uk The Plough in Torrington launches lift, loo and lights crowdfunding campaign The Plough Arts Centre in Torrington has launched a crowdfunding campaign for new lights, a lift and a disabled toilet. Well done to The Plough Arts Centre, Torrington - less than 24 hours in and they're nearly half way to their crowdfunding total!
"20.01.2017 15:23:21" northdevongazette.co.uk Plans for 199 new homes in Northam withdrawn Developers have withdrawn controversial plans for 199 new homes in Northam after hundreds of objections were raised. Plans for 199 new homes in Northam have been withdrawn, much to the delight of many local residents.
"20.01.2017 13:28:38" northdevongazette.co.uk Barnstaple says no to Donald Trump as banner hangs over River Taw A giant banner was draped over the River Taw at midday today (Friday) as part of a nationwide protest Did you see the banner this afternoon?
"20.01.2017 13:00:00" northdevongazette.co.uk New design put forward for Barnstaple Museum extension Revised plans for the Museum of Barnstaple and North Devon extension will blend in better A new design has been put forward for the Museum of Barnstaple and North Devon £1.8m extension after the original proved unpopular. It's only a line drawing at this stage, but tell us what you think about it?
"20.01.2017 12:00:01" northdevongazette.co.uk Best foot forward for StarTrek 2017 and the 25th anniversary of the charity night walk The Rotary StarTrek challenge marks its 25th anniversary in March – would you like to be part of it? Have you tried the StarTrek night walk on Exmoor? It's a great event and there's still time to enter a team for its 25th anniversary year - and raise money for North Devon Hospice Children's Hospice South West and Devon Air Ambulance
"20.01.2017 10:43:29" northdevongazette.co.uk Barnstaple bridge will see Trump protest banner today Today (Friday) at midday protesters will be draping a large banner from Barnstaple's new bridge for the Bridges Not Walls campaign If you spot people and a banner on Barnstaple's Taw Bridge at 12noon today, it is a protest against Trump and the far right by North Devon Green Party for #BridgesNotWalls
"19.01.2017 20:00:01" northdevongazette.co.uk Pictures: Seals released into the wild at Combe Martin What do you do if you find a stranded seal? As two are released at Combe Martin after staying at Combe Martin Wildlife and Dinosaur Park, the RSPCA offers advice to anyone who finds a stranded seal Lovely pictures and video as seals are released back into the wild at Combe Martin by Combe Martin Wildlife and Dinosaur Park
"19.01.2017 19:00:01" northdevongazette.co.uk North Devon schools 'likely to go bankrupt' in education funding shake-up North Devon Council agreed a motion last night (Wednseday) to put pressure on the Government to change its new proposals for education funding, with many schools facing reduced budgets "Rural schools in North Devon cannot cut any more without serious consequences to the education of their students and unless fairer funding is forthcoming very soon many schools are likely to go bankrupt."
"19.01.2017 18:00:01" northdevongazette.co.uk MP calls for education funding changes with North Devon and Torridge set to lose out Peter Heaton-Jones was debating fair funding for Devon alongside the county's MPs in Westminster Hall yesterday (Wednesday) Peter Heaton-Jones has called on the one and only Mary Berry to have a go at recooking the Government's new education funding proposals...
"19.01.2017 16:04:04" northdevongazette.co.uk Bullock rescued from slurry pit by Barnstaple fire fighters A specialist rescue team was called to Harracott to rescue a bullock stuck in a slurry pit this morning (Thursday). Fire fighters were able to safely rescue the bullock after it jumped into a slurry pit and got stuck.
"19.01.2017 15:00:00" northdevongazette.co.uk Options for new bridge in Barnstaple unveiled The public has until March 2 to have their say on the options for the pedestrian and cycle bridge over the River Taw "We want to make sure the option we choose is best for the town and your views are really important.”
What do you think about plans for a possible pedestrian and cycle bridge over the River Taw?
"19.01.2017 13:00:00" northdevongazette.co.uk Braunton's Stoned pizza celebrates a successful first year Deliveries, online sales and maybe a new shop are the targets for Tom Honey and his successful Stoned business Stoned in Braunton has enjoyed a great start and the wood-fired pizza shop and owner Tom Honey are looking ahead to more exciting developments in the coming year
"19.01.2017 12:00:00" northdevongazette.co.uk Barnstaple's Topshop store has closed Topshop in Green Lanes, Barnstaple, closed its doors for the final time on Saturday. Goodbye Barnstaple Topshop
"19.01.2017 11:00:00" northdevongazette.co.uk Can you help inseparable doggy pair at Dogs Trust Ilfracombe? Harley and Daisy cannot be parted and Dogs Trust Ilfracombe needs to find a home for them both Aww, can you help this pair of forever friends find their forever home? Daisy and Harley must stay together, but both are sweet natured and would make great pets
"19.01.2017 09:35:03" northdevongazette.co.uk Businesses rally round Barnstaple food bank after break-in The Barnstaple branch of Northern Devon Foodbank has had new security fixtures donated and fitted after a Christmas break-in This is great to see!
"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 :)