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"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!
Picture credit: Allan Benson - The top of
"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 :)
"12.01.2017 21:19:56" www.northdevongazette.co.uk Lynmouth lifeboat launch marks its 188th anniversary 'We launch at Porlock'. With those words 118 years ago lifeboat coxswain Jack Crocombe began the amazing story of the overland launch when volunteers dragged their lifeboat 13 miles across Exmoor from Lynmouth. Wow, still such an amazing story. Did you know today was the 118th anniversary of the Lynmouth lifeboat overland launch? They really did take it across Exmoor
"12.01.2017 19:00:00" northdevongazette.co.uk Pilton's Mannings Pit inspires second art exhibition Mannings Pit art exhibition, Pilton Parish Hall, Saturday & Sunday, January 14-15 Don't miss the Mannings Pit Art Exhibition, starting tomorrow and also on Sunday at Pilton Parish Hall
"12.01.2017 18:00:00" northdevongazette.co.uk Torrington Lane in Bideford closed for six weeks A road closure is currently in place in East the Water for the next six weeks. Torrington Lane in Bideford will be closed for six weeks.
"12.01.2017 17:00:00" northdevongazette.co.uk TRAVEL: Tree blocking A399 near Brayford and flooding near Newton Tracey There may not be much snow, but flooding and fallen trees are causing disruption to traffic this evening (Thursday). TRAVEL: Fallen trees and flooding on the roads - make sure you take care if you're travelling this evening.
"12.01.2017 16:25:43" northdevongazette.co.uk Prixford Spiderman returns home 'with laddered tights' Prixford family delighted as their charity life-sized wall-crawler is returned after being taken from outside their house Forget the snow! There is good news as the Prixford Spiderman is returned home :)
"12.01.2017 16:00:00" northdevongazette.co.uk Stay warm indoors with the North Devon what's on guide North Devon events from 12/01/17 to 18/01/17 What's on in North Devon this weekend?
"12.01.2017 15:39:30" northdevongazette.co.uk North Devon snow watch Gritters are out as North Devon waits to see if snow will fall today (Thursday) SNOW! Well... a tiny bit is starting to show on Exmoor :)
"12.01.2017 14:00:00" northdevongazette.co.uk Barnstaple man uses smartphone to write and publish debut novel with a difference Guy Thair's 'accidental novel' The Wrong Stuff, came together in a peculiar way before being released. “It was completely accidental. It started with a short story and it took on a life of its own and turned into a novel.”
"12.01.2017 13:00:00" northdevongazette.co.uk Upgrades to Barnstaple's Wetherspoon pubs move forward Both The Panniers and The Water Gate are set to be developed, with the chain 'still keen' to go ahead with plans Work on a hotel above the Water Gate could be underway by the summer
"12.01.2017 12:22:22" northdevongazette.co.uk Crowdfunding project to turn Bideford shop into community enterprise A group of customers of Nature's Nutrition in Bideford are asking for pledges to help save the shop and benefit the community. If you're in Bideford today you can pop in Nature's Nutrition and find out more about their efforts - and grab some cake too!
"12.01.2017 10:03:59" northdevongazette.co.uk After school fire at Ilfracombe Academy Ilfracombe Academy is open as normal today (Thursday) following a small fire last night A small fire was dealt with by fire fighters at Ilfracombe Academy last night, but there's no disruption to the school
"11.01.2017 18:01:00" northdevongazette.co.uk Reward offered for missing Prixford Spiderman Saddened Prixford family hope their favourite charity wall-crawler will be found Prixford family appeals for the return of their missing charity Spiderman - can you help? Have you seen Spidey, possibly wearing an elf costume?
"11.01.2017 17:02:28" northdevongazette.co.uk Snow in North Devon – how to drive safely As North Devon braces for possible snow fire service has issued safety advice and warned motorists to ensure their cars are fully stocked and prepared If it does snow tomorrow, are you prepared? Here's some timely advice from the fire service about what to do when driving in the white stuff!
"11.01.2017 16:01:20" northdevongazette.co.uk Jewellery, photographs and charity boxes taken from Westward Ho! shop Police are investigating after items worth more than £3,000 in total were taken from Everything Westward in Westward Ho! Jewellery, photographs and charity boxes worth more than £3,000 were taken during the break-in at EVERYTHING WESTWARD
"11.01.2017 14:03:20" northdevongazette.co.uk Marland School hailed as good by inspectors Special school with locations in Peters Marland and Barnstaple gets an Ofsted rating of 'good' across the board Great news for Marland School as education inspectors rate it as 'good' right across the board
"11.01.2017 11:53:25" northdevongazette.co.uk Charity Spiderman vanishes from Prixford home Prixford's familiar friendly neighbourhood webslinger has disappeared from his doorstep – have you seen him? Have you seen Spiderman? The familiar charity manikin has been taken from outside his Prixford home :(
"11.01.2017 10:47:13" North Devon Gazette
"11.01.2017 09:21:02" northdevongazette.co.uk Portmore roundabout improvement work to start this month Work designed to reduce queuing at peak times and unlock access to planned homes and 'innovation park' development at Mount Sandford Green Major improvement work at Portmore roundabout to start this month. Find out what's happening here...
"11.01.2017 08:55:00" northdevongazette.co.uk Have you seen missing Michael Green? Police believe missing man Michael Green, 53, could be in Devon or Cornwall and urge people to keep an eye out for him and his car. Please keep your eyes open for Michael Green and if you see him report it to police immediately.
"10.01.2017 20:00:00" northdevongazette.co.uk It's panto time at Westward Ho! Westward Ho! Follies present Hansel and Gretel on January 13/20 and January 14, 15, 21 & 22 Will you be off to see The Follies panto Hansel and Gretel in Westward Ho! this Friday? :)
"10.01.2017 17:00:00" northdevongazette.co.uk Work on new Barnstaple hospital roundabout to start next month New £1.1m roundabout will replace North Road junction and will take 15 weeks to complete More info on the new Barnstaple hospital roundabout here...
"10.01.2017 16:00:00" northdevongazette.co.uk Snow warning for North Devon North Devon could experience snow next week, according to a Met Office weather warning. UPDATED: The Met Office has extended its weather warning for snow throughout the whole of Friday ❄️☃️⛄️
"10.01.2017 15:01:00" northdevongazette.co.uk Work starts on new £2.7m Barnstaple A39 pedestrian and cycle bridge Footbridge at Roundswell is due to be completed in July this year More info on the new Roundswell bridge scheme here...
"10.01.2017 14:00:00" northdevongazette.co.uk Torrington benefit gig for campaign to save North Devon hospital services Join Ricky Knight, Jim Jones and Amy Newton at The Plough Arts Centre in Torrington on Saturday, January 28 for a SOHS benefit gig Will you be going to a benefit gig for the Save Our Hospital Services campaign in Torrington?
"10.01.2017 13:32:56" northdevongazette.co.uk Three major Barnstaple traffic schemes set to start within weeks Improvements to the Portmore roundabout, a new hospital roundabout and bridge over the A39 at Roundswell will reduce congestion and unlock development opportunities TWO new roundabouts, ONE new bridge.
A head's up on three major Barnstaple traffic schemes set to start in the next few weeks.
"10.01.2017 12:30:01" northdevongazette.co.uk Bookings up on last year for Woolacombe Bay Holiday Parks Three of North Devon's major holiday parks saw a surge of bookings on Sunshine Saturday - with Easter nearly fully-booked already. Will you be booking a holiday abroad this year, or are you going to stay closer to home with a UK holiday?
"10.01.2017 11:30:00" northdevongazette.co.uk Fat Face looks to open second North Devon store Lifestyle clothing retailer looks to redevelop former Post Office in Woolacombe Like Fat Face? Good news if so - they're opening their second store in North Devon!
"10.01.2017 10:16:12" northdevongazette.co.uk Missing Clive Colling: Public searches take place at Tapeley Park for missing Bideford pensioner A Facebook group which has gained more than 6,500 members has organised a search at Tapeley Park for missing Bideford man Clive Colling today (Tuesday). A Facebook group set up to find missing Clive Colling has organised a search of Tapeley Park today.
"10.01.2017 09:06:59" northdevongazette.co.uk Link road closed between Bideford and Barnstaple following 'multi-vehicle' crash Emergency services currently attending the scene of rush-hour crash. Motorists advised to avoid the area. LIVE: Police have closed A39 between Bideford and Barnstaple following multi-vehicle crash
"09.01.2017 17:00:00" northdevongazette.co.uk Braunton flood works get underway Disruption expected as essential £540,000 Braunton flood improvement works begin Watch out for traffic congestion in Braunton as the all-important Caen Street flood works get underway this week
"09.01.2017 15:00:01" northdevongazette.co.uk 'Desperate disappointment' as Bickington Mead Park plans approved at appeal Plans for 61 new homes at Bickington have been given the go-ahead by a Government planning inspector Despite local objections plans for 61 new homes at Bickington have been given the go ahead by a Government planning inspector
"09.01.2017 14:00:00" northdevongazette.co.uk 'More 4G' for Ilfracombe mobile phone customers EE says it has improved coverage in Ilfracombe following 'major investment' EE says its 4G coverage in Ilfracombe is now much better following major investment. Have you seen an improvement with your mobile phone?
"09.01.2017 12:21:43" northdevongazette.co.uk Snow warning for North Devon North Devon could experience snow next week, according to a Met Office weather warning. We're keeping our fingers crossed for a SNOW DAY!!
"09.01.2017 12:00:00" northdevongazette.co.uk Barnstaple man assaulted on way home from kebab shop Police appeal for witnesses to 'unprovoked' Friday night attack Can you help police with this appeal?
"09.01.2017 11:00:00" northdevongazette.co.uk Sad times as Ilfracombe Arms set to close Well known Ilfracombe pub will close down on Saturday, January 28 We're sure many will be sad to say goodbye to the Ilfracombe Arms when it closes this month.
"09.01.2017 10:03:06" Timeline Photos There a few things sadder than the last toffee penny in the office Quality Street tin #christmasisover #qualitystreet #allbymyself
"09.01.2017 10:00:00" northdevongazette.co.uk Man treated for smoke inhalation at Braunton garage fire Three fire crews were called out to Cavie Road in Braunton yesterday (Sunday) evening. A man was treated for smoke inhalation at the scene of a garage fire in Braunton last night.
"09.01.2017 08:51:02" northdevongazette.co.uk Barnstaple man charged with criminal damage after lifting hotel parking barrier The 25-year-old caused damage to the parking barrier at the Royal Hotel in Bideford, but magistrates were encouraged to hear he had sought help for alcohol issues. The court heard the 25-year-old did not intend to cause £300 worth of damage when he lifted a parking barrier to climb under.
"08.01.2017 11:00:00" www.northdevongazette.co.uk North Devon's residents can enlist their pharmacist to battle winter flu People urged to get advice on treatment and vaccination at their local North Devon pharmacy Talk to your pharmacist for winter flu advice, says NHS
"08.01.2017 09:00:32" www.northdevongazette.co.uk Ilfracombe man escapes jail for growing 22 cannabis plants in his loft An Ilfracombe man has appeared in court after police found 22 cannabis plants growing in his flat. 'I'm an idiot' says Ilfracombe man who grew cannabis in his loft
"07.01.2017 21:00:19" www.northdevongazette.co.uk Changes to Barnstaple museum plans 'Some revisions' promised following avalanche of comments against £1.8m Barnstaple Museum extension plans Looks like some changes are proposed for the Barnstaple museum extension plans
"07.01.2017 19:45:06" www.northdevongazette.co.uk Major tribute gig for Barnstaple's Mike Collins A Tribute to Mike Collins will be held at The Factory in Barnstaple on Saturday, February 11 Musicians have rallied around for a Tribute to Mike Collins in Barnstaple this February in memory of the popular 'Mr Saxophone'
"06.01.2017 17:39:10" northdevongazette.co.uk Missing Clive Colling: 'Fantastic response' from public Search will continue for Clive Colling as sightings are reported, say police There has been a 'fantastic response' in the search for missing Bideford pensioner Clive Colling. If you see Clive, call 999 straight away as police remain concerned for his welfare
"06.01.2017 16:00:00" northdevongazette.co.uk Avian flu forces North Devon charity to see 12,000 hens slaughtered To abide with emergency Defra measures the British Hen Welfare Trust at South Molton is unable to rescue any birds for three months Sad news as South Molton charity is forced to let 12,000 hens go to slaughter because of avian flu
"06.01.2017 14:28:46" northdevongazette.co.uk North Devon man in court over child and animal pornography charges The 31-year-old man from Kentisbury was charged over causing unnecessary suffering to an animal, and possessing child and animal pornography. The five charges including making more than 270 images of children and causing unnecessary suffering to a dog.
"06.01.2017 13:00:00" northdevongazette.co.uk Food hygiene in North Devon restaurants among best in country Nearly 90 per cent of local restaurants and cafes given five-star rating by inspectors North Devon restaurants and cafes have been ranked 9th in the UK* for food hygiene
...and Torridge is 16th :)
*Except Scotland (which has a different ratings system)
"06.01.2017 12:00:00" northdevongazette.co.uk Barnstaple museum extension plan described as 'hideous carbuncle' Town council is latest to voice opposition to design Barnstaple Town Council is not a fan of the proposed museum extension.
What do you think?
"06.01.2017 11:53:45" northdevongazette.co.uk Man arrested after armed robbery in Bideford Police have arrested a 42-year-old man after the incident this morning (Friday) The 42-year-old is currently in police custody.
"06.01.2017 11:00:00" northdevongazette.co.uk Braunton and Landkey get funding boost from developer money North Devon Council released more than £27,000 of Section 106 funds at an executive committee meeting on Tuesday. Recreation and play facilities in Braunton and Landkey will be getting an upgrade in the near future...
"06.01.2017 10:00:01" northdevongazette.co.uk Brand new £1.2million wedding venue in Torrington A new corporate events and wedding venue is set to open in Torrington, North Devon, thanks to a £1.2million investment by the Royal Horticultural Society. Looking to get married this year? RHS Garden Rosemoor will be opening a brand new venue in its gorgeous gardens this year.
"06.01.2017 08:54:18" northdevongazette.co.uk Trader's recognition for floral displays in Cooper Street in Bideford The mayor of Bideford has honoured business owners for their efforts with floral displays in Cooper Street. Well done to all the traders for making Cooper Street bright and colourful with their floral displays!
"05.01.2017 22:00:01" northdevongazette.co.uk The voice of Mr Benn is coming to Ilfracombe Career actor Ray Brooks talks about his life and work in Me and My Shadows at The SPACE on January 13 Who remembers Mr Benn? Meet the man behind the voice and many other characters too at The SPACE in Ilfracombe on Friday, January 13
"05.01.2017 21:00:00" northdevongazette.co.uk North Devon new year what's on guide Stroll into 2017 with North Devon events from 05/01/17 to 11/1/17 What's on in North Devon this week?
"05.01.2017 20:00:00" northdevongazette.co.uk Access road through Barnstaple play park is 'not fit for purpose' Police and highways officer slam proposed access road to new housing development at Westacott. 'Not fit for purpose' - police and highways experts have slammed proposals to run an access road to a new housing development through a children's play area.
"05.01.2017 19:00:01" northdevongazette.co.uk Fantastic fundraising in memory of Barnstaple photographer Shaun Barrow Family raise nearly £3,500 for British Heart Foundation (BHF) in memory of Shaun, who died of heart attack, aged 40 Well done to the Barrow family, who have raised nearly £3.5k for for the British Heart Foundation in memory of Shaun Barrow, who died of a heart attack in 2014, aged just 40.
"05.01.2017 18:00:01" northdevongazette.co.uk New survey work will outline solution for Barnstaple's Oliver Buildings Detailed studies will reveal 'how, what and where' historic buildings can be converted. Q: How do you solve a problem like the Oliver Buildings?
A: ....well, we don't have the answer yet but developers are working on it apparently!
"05.01.2017 17:18:59" North Devon Gazette
"05.01.2017 16:50:08" northdevongazette.co.uk Missing Clive Colling: Police search Tapeley Park after confirmed CCTV sighting Police confirm Clive Colling from Bideford was caught on CCTV on New Year's Day - but so far he still has not been found, five days after he was reported missing. Police confirm missing Clive Colling was seen on CCTV in Tapeley Park as they focus their searches there - but still with no luck.
"05.01.2017 16:18:17" northdevongazette.co.uk Five North Devon charity events in 2017 to keep you fit and active Is your new year's resolution to get fit? Make sure you stay on track by signing up to one of these charity challenges in North Devon. Who else has made a new year's resolution to get fit and active?
These charity challenges are sure to you motivation to get off the sofa and start training!
"05.01.2017 14:00:01" northdevongazette.co.uk Missing Julija Dubovika, from Braunton, found safe and well Police thank the public for their help in finding missing Julija Dubovika, 30, with connections to Braunton. Good news - missing Julija Dubovika has been found safe and well
"05.01.2017 13:00:00" northdevongazette.co.uk Ilfracombe motorists urged to park sensibly Blocking narrow roads could threaten lives if the emergency services can't get through, Ilfracombe police warn Don't be the difference between life and death - park considerately so emergency vehicles can get through, Ilfrcaombe motorists are told
"05.01.2017 12:00:00" northdevongazette.co.uk Jobs freeze at Devon County Council to prevent £8.1million overspend Devon County Council has introduced a recruitment freeze as it takes 'firm action' to prevent a multi-million-pound overspend. Devon County Council has frozen recruitment in a bid to try and prevent it overspending by £8.1million.
"05.01.2017 10:53:16" northdevongazette.co.uk Wild horses escape burrows and gallop through Northam Square Residents in Northam had a shock in the early hours of this morning (Thursday) when they saw the peculiar sight as horses broke free from Northam Burrows. Northam residents had a bit of a shock this morning when 15-20 wild horses ran through the Square!
"05.01.2017 08:38:37" northdevongazette.co.uk Meet the new policing team for Torridge There's a new team at the helm of policing in Torridge. We caught up with the three new faces heading up the policing teams in Torridge.
"04.01.2017 20:00:00" northdevongazette.co.uk MAP: Sightings of missing Clive Colling Where has missing Bideford pensioner Clive Colling been sighted? View our interactive map here. Here's our interactive map of reported sightings of missing Bideford pensioner Clive Colling:
"04.01.2017 19:00:00" northdevongazette.co.uk Help us fight for your local free press in North Devon Have your say on proposals that could gag and paralyse local media if the Government gets its way Call for people to have their say on a consultation that could gag their local free press
"04.01.2017 17:00:00" northdevongazette.co.uk Missing Clive Colling: Daughter's 'heartfelt thanks' to those searching Search teams have begun scouring the area around Shebbear after a reporteded sighting, as fire fighters make their way up and down the River Torridge in search for Clive Colling. The daughter of missing pensioner Clive Colling has extended a 'heartfelt thanks' to everyone who has been searching.
"04.01.2017 15:37:00" northdevongazette.co.uk Devon health service review has cost £2.7m in six months As North Devon District Hospital services are threatened because of a funding crisis, it has emerged the Success Regime itself is costing millions Did you know the Success Regime review of health services has already cost £2.7million in six months? Is this necessary or simply a waste when North Devon services are under threat? Tell us what you think?
"04.01.2017 15:00:01" northdevongazette.co.uk Petrol prices: Forecourts in Barnstaple and Bideford show 8p price difference Industry experts warn of further price increases this month due to rise in wholesale costs. Head's up before you fill up! Petrol is currently 8 pence per litre cheaper in Barnstaple than it is in Bideford
"04.01.2017 13:57:29" northdevongazette.co.uk Call to find new sites for travellers in North Devon North Devon and Torridge district councils are looking for residents to put forward land for use by Gypsies and travellers as part of a consultation “We have a duty to assist people who need our help with housing, this also includes gypsies and travellers who are temporarily in the area. This piece of work will enable us to work with local residents to find the best way to look at sites to accommodate
"04.01.2017 13:16:07" northdevongazette.co.uk Western Power Distribution looks to recruit 89 technical apprentices Power company opens door to applicants in North Devon as part of new year recruitment drive Looking for a new career direction in 2017? Western Power is looking to recruit 89 technical apprentices.
"04.01.2017 12:13:16" northdevongazette.co.uk Significant South Molton Staffordshire Pottery collection sold at 'record breaking' auction Huge collection fetches more than £20,000 with bidders from all over the world SOLD! This huge South Molton Staffordshire Pottery collection went under the hammer for more than £20k
"04.01.2017 10:30:00" northdevongazette.co.uk Man suffers serious injuries in collision on A3072 at Holsworthy The A3072 was closed for seven hours yesterday (Tuesday) after a collision which saw a man air-lifted to hospital. Did you witness the collision on the A3072 near Holsworthy last night? Police would like to hear from you.
"04.01.2017 09:11:39" northdevongazette.co.uk Missing Clive Colling: Bideford Coastguard warns well-wishers not to put themselves at risk The Coastguard has warned people to 'not become casualties as well' as it thanks people for their support in trying to find missing Clive Colling. The search for missing Clive Colling is entering its third full day, and Bideford Coastguard has a message for anyone who is trying to help in finding the missing pensioner:
"03.01.2017 15:57:47" northdevongazette.co.uk New Seven Brethren plans could take on Taunton and Exeter Councillors get behind major redevelopment plans for Seven Brethren in Barnstaple that include a hotel, cinema and restaurants Will Barnstaple grow to beat Taunton and Exeter at their own game? That's the hope as major redevelopment plans for Seven Brethren are approved by councillors, with a new site plan revealed today
"03.01.2017 15:04:11" northdevongazette.co.uk Concern grows for missing Barnstaple woman Julija Dubovika Julija Dubovika, also known as Julia Belova, last spoke to the police on December 25 and has not been seen since. Police are growing 'increasingly concerned' about missing person Julija Dubovika, thought to have been living in Braunton.
Can you help Devon & Cornwall Police find her?
"03.01.2017 13:00:32" northdevongazette.co.uk Four bikes worth £13,000 stolen from Swimbridge Police are appealing to find the four road bikes which were taken from a secured garage in Swimbridge last week. If you are offered any of these bikes or know who might have taken them, please let Barnstaple Police know.
"03.01.2017 12:01:17" northdevongazette.co.uk Vote for your inspiring North Devon hero in new awards Do you know someone deserving of an Inspiring People award? Find out how to vote for them here. Has someone inspired you with their work in sports, the arts, or even the community? Vote for them in these new awards!
"03.01.2017 11:07:01" northdevongazette.co.uk New North Devon bus timetable launched today Changed introduced on number of key services following public consultation last summer A new bus timetable has been launched in North Devon today
"03.01.2017 09:00:27" northdevongazette.co.uk Search for missing Bideford pensioner Clive Collings continues through the night Police, Coastguard and mountain rescue teams have been focusing on quarry and woodland areas as they search for missing pensioner Clive Collings. Teams have been scouring quarries and woodland areas as the search for Mr Collings continued through the night.
Please all continue to keep a lookout and report any sightings.
"03.01.2017 08:00:00" northdevongazette.co.uk Weils disease warning after derelict building fire in Woolacombe Police have issued a warning to anyone who entered the derelict building in Woolacombe before the fire to speak to a healthcare professional. If you know anyone who entered this Woolacombe building before the fire, it's important they seek medical advice.
"02.01.2017 19:43:05" northdevongazette.co.uk Missing: Have you seen Clive Collings from Bideford? Last seen on New Year's Eve, but may have been in Bideford Morrisons yesterday (Sunday) UPDATED: Coastguard stand down for the night as police continue search for missing Clive Collings.
Thank you to everyone who has been keeping an eye out and shared our previous post.
"02.01.2017 15:51:00" northdevongazette.co.uk Mullacott sexual assault appeal Call for witnesses after girl is allegedly assaulted while waiting for a bus at Mullacott near Ilfracombe Witnesses are sought following an alleged sexual assault at Mullacott before Christmas
"02.01.2017 13:46:56" northdevongazette.co.uk Missing: Have you seen Clive Collings from Bideford? Last seen on New Year's Eve, but may have been in Bideford Morrisons yesterday (Sunday) Can you help find missing Clive Collings from Bideford? There is increasing concern for his wellbeing
"01.01.2017 16:15:26" northdevongazette.co.uk PICTURES: Music through the decades at Bideford New Year's Eve celebrations Fancy dress and musical entertainment saw thousands gather on Bideford Quay to welcome 2017 in style. Who celebrated the start of 2017 in Bideford last night? You can see loads of photos from the evening here - can you spot anyone you know?
Well done to organisers on another fantastic
"01.01.2017 15:07:27" northdevongazette.co.uk PICTURES: New Year's Day swimmers take the plunge at Woolacombe More than 100 people brave the waves for tradition New Year's Day dip Fair play to this lot ...it was cold enough just taking the pictures!
Happy New Year - WOOLACOMBE STYLE!
"31.12.2016 10:01:44" www.northdevongazette.co.uk Two North Devon people on New Year's Honours list The New Year's Honours list has been revealed – with North Devon surf lifesaver and armed forces charity volunteer among the recipients. Congratulations to Jackie and Barrie!
"30.12.2016 18:30:00" northdevongazette.co.uk Brace yourself for a North Devon New Year's Day swim Take the plunge in Woolacombe and Appledore to welcome in 2017 Fancy seeing in 2017 with a New Year's Day swim?
Slap on the goose fat and take the plunge in Appledore and Woolacombe...
"30.12.2016 17:42:00" northdevongazette.co.uk Stay safe this New Year's Eve in North Devon, say police North Devon revellers are reminded to take care and ensure they can get home safely from New Year's Eve festivities If you're out this New Year's Eve, don't forget to take care and always ensure you have a safe way to get home :)
"30.12.2016 12:00:00" northdevongazette.co.uk New Year's Eve in North Devon: All you need to know Find out what's happening in Bideford, Barnstaple, Torrington, Ilfracombe and more venues around North Devon for New Year's Eve. Are you ready to see in the new year? Find out where you can celebrate 2017 here:
"30.12.2016 11:00:00" northdevongazette.co.uk Bideford Christmas Day lunch was a success Organisers of a Christmas Day lunch in Bideford have said thankyou to those who helped and attended. It was great to see 50 people - who would otherwise have spent Christmas on their own - get together in Bideford.
"30.12.2016 10:08:40" northdevongazette.co.uk Barnstaple couple celebrates diamond wedding anniversary What is the secret to a long and happy marriage? We asked this Barnstaple couple celebrating 60 years since their wedding day. What is the secret to a long and happy marriage? We asked this Barnstaple couple celebrating 60 years since their wedding day...
"30.12.2016 09:15:30" northdevongazette.co.uk Opening date for Barnstaple Greggs store Bakery chain Greggs has confirmed it is coming to Barnstaple after advertising for jobs - find out when here. Greggs has confirmed it IS coming to Barnstaple - find out when here. Are you looking forward to the store opening?
"29.12.2016 18:38:01" northdevongazette.co.uk North Devon charity rehomes 56,000 hens in 2016 The British Hen Welfare Trust at South Molton has saved 56,000 hens this year Clucking good effort by the British Hen Welfare Trust after rescuing 56,000 hens in the past year
"29.12.2016 16:29:40" northdevongazette.co.uk Thieves break into Barnstaple Foodbank on Christmas Eve - escape with sprouts Uncaring thieves make off with vegetables from Barnstaple Foodbank on Christmas night – and cause £1,000 in damage How low can you go? Thieves made a smash 'n' grab at Barnstaple Foodbank on Christmas Eve. The result? Three trays of veg including two of sprouts
"29.12.2016 14:00:00" northdevongazette.co.uk PICTURES: Can you give these six 'super' staffies a home? Dogs Trust Ilfracombe is hoping to banish misconceptions about the loveable breed as six of their staffies hope for a forever home. How could you not love Coco, Max, Pacman, Roger, Rory and Tye? Look at those adorable faces!
"29.12.2016 12:30:00" northdevongazette.co.uk Bickington 'village green' plans turned down Plans for seven homes on land at Hollamoor View have been rejected by North Devon Council Proposals for seven new homes on the 'village green' at Bickington have been turned down
"29.12.2016 11:11:46" northdevongazette.co.uk North Devon charity is helping people fight addiction As part of our Let's Talk About It Campaign, substance misuse doctor Harry Walters talks about how Rise in Barnstaple works with mental health services. “We try to empower people to make that change; we're all adults and need to take responsibility, to be able to make changes; it's not as simple as saying 'I would like you to stop using drugs'.”
"29.12.2016 08:52:01" northdevongazette.co.uk Have you seen these items stolen from Chulmleigh antiques shop? Police release pictures of £15,000 worth of gold taken from Then and Now Antiques at Chulmleigh before Christmas Can you help? Appeal for witnesses after £15,000 in gold stolen from Chulmleigh antiques shop
"29.12.2016 07:16:01" northdevongazette.co.uk Bid to charge for parking at Arlington Court National Trust wants to install pay and display machines at Arlington Court near Barnstaple The National Trust is seeking to introduce parking charges at Arlington Court
"28.12.2016 20:00:00" northdevongazette.co.uk QUIZ: The North Devon Gazette Quiz of 2016 Think you know what happened in North Devon in 2016? Put your knowledge to the test QUIZ! How well do you remember 2016? Take our Big Fat Quiz of 2016 here and see how much you can recall!
"28.12.2016 19:00:00" northdevongazette.co.uk A new chapter as Tapeley Park turns over a new leaf We caught up with Tapeley Park owner Hector Christie to find out how things are changing at his Instow home and grounds. “I have never been happier than I am now, and neither has Tapeley."
Hector Christie talks to us about how 2017 is going to be the best year for Tapeley Park. Have you visited recently?
"28.12.2016 17:00:00" northdevongazette.co.uk Barnstaple burglar caught on camera The 22-year-old from Barnstaple was caught in the act as he broke into a property while the occupants were asleep in September. “We ask that people remain vigilant and to look out for each other; if you see anything suspicious then always report it as the information could prove vital to any investigation."
"28.12.2016 15:00:00" northdevongazette.co.uk Bideford New Year's Eve: What you need to know about seeing in 2017 If you're planning to celebrate New Year's Eve in Bideford, here's what you need to know about the celebrations on Saturday night. Live music, fireworks, prizes for the best fancy dress and children's entertainment during the day - it's going to be a good one!
"28.12.2016 13:00:00" northdevongazette.co.uk Tributes to 'very special' fundraiser Deri Rundle Deri Rundle, founder of the David Rundle Trust, died on December 21 at her home in Westward Ho! Very sad news - we loved listening to Deri telling us her tales from Rwanda.
If you'd like to pay tribute to Deri, leave a comment below or send us an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
"28.12.2016 12:00:01" northdevongazette.co.uk Man dies after being found unconcious in Bideford road The man was found lying in the middle of Pitt Lane in Bideford on Christmas Eve and died in hopsital on Boxing Day. The 64-year-old died in hospital on Boxing Day. Can you help police find out what happened to him?
"28.12.2016 11:00:00" northdevongazette.co.uk PICTURES: Appeal to find man in connection with charity box theft Police appeal with CCTV stills after a charity puppy appeal box was taken from Lynton Pharmacy. Do you recognise this man?
"28.12.2016 10:00:01" northdevongazette.co.uk Fire fighters save Christmas meal from disaster in Bishops Nympton Retained fire fighters from South Molton managed to save Christmas for one large family gathering a chimney fire broke out in their home. Well done to South Molton Fire Station for abandoning their own celebrations to save this family's Christmas Day meal!
"28.12.2016 09:18:08" North Devon Gazette
"28.12.2016 09:08:44" northdevongazette.co.uk A377 closed after car overturns between Chapelton and Fishleigh Barton A woman had to be cut from the overturned car by fire fighters and was taken to hospital this morning (Wednesday). The A377 is currently closed after a woman had to be cut from an overturned car this morning:
"26.12.2016 20:36:13" northdevongazette.co.uk Barnstaple Town 0 Bideford 1: Kai Fisher gives Robins bragging rights in North Devon derby Bideford made it a league double over Barnstaple Town in the Southern League Division One South and West with a 1-0 win on Boxing Day. BIG crowd at the Barnstaple v Bideford Boxing Day derby today. Check out our match report and pictures here...
"26.12.2016 11:30:00" northdevongazette.co.uk Christmas and New Year bus services in North Devon Find out when the bus services will be running in North Devon over the Christmas and New Year period. There are special bus services running today - more here:
"26.12.2016 10:25:11" northdevongazette.co.uk Record-breaking year for Santa sleigh tours in Barnstaple and Bideford Bideford and Barnstaple Round Tables have raised more than £20,000 between them with their record-breaking annual Santa Sleigh Runs. A big well done to Barnstaple Santa Round Table and Bideford Round Table 328 on their record-breaking Santa sleighs!
"25.12.2016 10:00:01" Timeline Photos Wishing all of our readers and advertisers a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!
"24.12.2016 19:12:53" northdevongazette.co.uk Lucky North Devon turkey escaped the Christmas dinner plate This lucky turkey, nicknamed 'Mr T', was saved from Hatherleigh Market and managed to escape the dinner plate. Looks like Mr T had a lucky escape with the help of North Devon Animal Ambulance!
"24.12.2016 10:00:00" northdevongazette.co.uk North Devon supermarket Christmas opening times Find out when the supermarkets are open over Christmas in Barnstaple, Bideford, Ilfracombe, South Molton, Torrington and Braunton. Don't forget if you're heading to the supermarket to get any last minute bits today, most of them will close early
"23.12.2016 11:02:15" northdevongazette.co.uk New tourism chief looks ahead to exciting times in North Devon Nick White has been elected as North Devon Marketing Bureau chairman It's all change at the top as North Devon Marketing Bureau looks forward to an exciting year in 2017
"22.12.2016 16:33:33" northdevongazette.co.uk Damien Hirst withdraws from Ilfracombe Southern Extension plan Plans for 750 news homes, a school and health centre in Ilfracombe are 'moving forward' following the withdrawal of Damien Hirst's Resign company from the scheme Update on the Ilfracombe Southern Extension plans for 750 homes - as artist Damien Hirst withdraws from the scheme
"22.12.2016 13:00:00" northdevongazette.co.uk Plans for artists to display work in Landivisiau Walk Torridge's community and resources committee ageed to trial the initiative along the riverfront in Bideford. The council will trial the scheme next year - do you think this will breathe life into this end of Bideford?
"22.12.2016 12:00:00" northdevongazette.co.uk Could Greggs be coming to Barnstaple? National bakery chain Greggs is currently advertising job roles in Barnstaple. Would you like to see a Greggs in Barnstaple?
"22.12.2016 10:42:49" northdevongazette.co.uk Mental health charities are 'plugging the gap' says bereaved Barnstaple father As part of our Let's Talk About It campaign, a Barnstaple father has spoken out above how his son's suicide led him to verge of his own breakdown. Mental health charities are 'plugging the gap' says bereaved Barnstaple father. Does more need to be done in North Devon?
"21.12.2016 16:02:05" northdevongazette.co.uk Barnstaple Tesco stores lend a helping hand with Christmas lunch Staff from Barnstaple's stores teamed up with Encompass Southwest to put on a Christmas lunch at St Anne's Arts and Community Centre on Tuesday A lovely gesture from the staff at Tesco
"21.12.2016 15:03:16" northdevongazette.co.uk North Devon Christmas what's on guide – don't be dogged with nothing to do North Devon events from 22/12 to 28/12 What's on in North Devon this Christmas?
"21.12.2016 14:27:00" northdevongazette.co.uk Barnstaple New Year's Eve promises 'fireworks to remember' Will you be watching the show from Barnstaple Square and Long Bridge on Saturday, December 31? Are you looking forward to Barnstaple's New Year's Eve celebrations? Looks like it could be a good one this year
"21.12.2016 12:20:02" northdevongazette.co.uk PICTURES: Appeal after vase thefts from Braunton graveyard Did you see anyone removing vases from graves in St Brannock's Church graveyard? Can you help catch the person who did this?
"21.12.2016 11:00:19" North Devon Gazette
"21.12.2016 11:00:01" northdevongazette.co.uk QUIZ: Which Christmas Day relative are you? Are you the grandma sipping sherry in the corner, or the partying sibling who stays out clubbing on Christmas Eve? Or perhaps you're the mother flustering over the dinner, or dad telling jokes at the table? Take our quiz and see if we can guess which Need something to pass the time in the office? Take our quiz and see if we can guess which relative you are on Christmas day!
"21.12.2016 10:00:00" northdevongazette.co.uk Mixed reaction to major development plans for Seven Brethren While some have welcomed the idea of a new, bigger cinema, others Gazette readers have thrown up concerns over road infrastructure and more housing. Some are excited about a new cinema, others want the infrastructure before anything happens on the site - what do you think of the plans for Seven Brethren?
"21.12.2016 08:55:13" northdevongazette.co.uk Man rolled down embankment after car hit railings in Combe Martin Fire fighters were called to rescue a driver who had 'fallen down an embankment' after his car hit railings and overturned in Combe Martin. Fire fighters were called to rescue the driver who had 'fallen down an embankment' after his car hit railings and overturned in Combe Martin last night.
"20.12.2016 17:24:53" northdevongazette.co.uk Barnstaple police crash victim awarded six-figure pay-out Devon and Cornwall Police make out-of-court settlement nearly five years after Sticklepath 'Stones' incident It's taken five years, but a man who nearly died after a collision with a police car at Barnhenge has finally received a settlement.
Bruce Clarke told us: “My life was turned upside down but hopefully this will give me some sort of closure."
"20.12.2016 14:06:00" northdevongazette.co.uk Improvements to Roundswell's Cedars roundabout could be agreed by March It follows a North Devon Highways and Traffic Orders Committee meeting today (Tuesday) Would upgrades to the roundabout make your morning commute a bit easier?
"20.12.2016 13:15:00" northdevongazette.co.uk Elderly woman dies after Barnstaple collision Police confirm one of three elderly women involved in a single-vehicle collision in Barnstaple on Saturday has died. Our thoughts are with her family, so close to Christmas.
"20.12.2016 12:19:40" northdevongazette.co.uk Will North Devon have a white Christmas? Sadly the forecast looks like it's going to be wet and windy one for Christmas in North Devon, as the Met Office warns Storm Barbara is on her way. Will North Devon have a white Christmas? ❄️ Not if Storm Barbara has anything to do with it ☔️
"20.12.2016 10:08:52" northdevongazette.co.uk Will the post-party Gazette team pass the breathalyser? The Gazette team enlisted the help of Barnstaple police to see just how over the drink drive limit they would be post-Christmas party. If you've ever considered driving to work the day after the office Christmas party, read this:
"19.12.2016 19:00:01" northdevongazette.co.uk Bideford Morrisons to give out wonky carrots for Rudolph Children will be able to take the misshapen carrots home to leave out for Father Christmas and his reindeer on Christmas Eve. Morrisons in Bideford is giving out wonky carrots for Father Christmas and his reindeer.
"19.12.2016 16:46:45" northdevongazette.co.uk Masterplan for major development of Seven Brethren in Barnstaple A hotel, cinema, restaurants, housing and a new leisure centre are proposed on the riverside Seven Brethren site in Barnstaple The 'masterplan' for major redevelopment at Barnstaple Seven Brethren site has been released today - what do you think of the proposals for a cinema, hotel, restaurants and housing?
"19.12.2016 15:32:23" northdevongazette.co.uk Infographic: How to have a green Christmas in North Devon Do you know how much food we waste at Christmas? Or how much CO2 could be saved through recycling? Check out our handy infographic here. Did you know each year the UK throws away 4 million Christmas dinners? That and more recycling trivia here...
"19.12.2016 13:19:10" northdevongazette.co.uk Braunton teenager's Christmas lights display is 'biggest ever' Josh Liddall from Braunton has put up lights in Chestnut Close for the fourth year running and is raising money for Children's Hospice South West Have you seen this stunning display of lights at Chestnut Close in Braunton yet? Why not pop along tonight and help raise money for Children's Hospice South West too?
"19.12.2016 09:17:00" northdevongazette.co.uk North Devon supermarket Christmas opening times Find out when the supermarkets are open over Christmas in Barnstaple, Bideford, Ilfracombe, South Molton, Torrington and Braunton. Want to know when the supermarkets are open over Christmas? We've listed it all in one handy place.
"17.12.2016 13:07:18" northdevongazette.co.uk Heavy traffic after Barnstaple Long Bridge accident Early reports suggest a car, motorcycle and cyclist may have been involved in a collision affecting Barnstaple's Long Bridge Traffic around Barnstaple's Long Bridge is heavy this lunchtime after an accident - maybe best to avoid the area if you can
"16.12.2016 17:26:53" northdevongazette.co.uk Government figures show nearly 3,000 badgers killed in Devon cull A total of 10,886 animals killed across the South West during six-week licensed cull Nearly 3,000 badgers were killed in Devon, including in North Devon, during the latest cull, according to figures released today.
"16.12.2016 16:30:00" northdevongazette.co.uk Gover's in Barnstaple closing after 79 years Well known Barnstaple footwear and work wear shop Gover's will shut its doors for the last time at the end of February We've all bought wellies and boots from there, no doubt, or maybe a coat or school uniform, but sadly Gover's in Barnstaple will be closing soon :(
"16.12.2016 14:20:00" northdevongazette.co.uk Free Christmas Day parking at Saunton Beach plus Boxing Day donations to charity Free December 25 parking at Saunton and all Boxing Day parking fees will be donated to Calvert Trust Exmoor Free Christmas Day parking at Saunton Beach and all proceeds to charity on Boxing day
"16.12.2016 12:11:58" northdevongazette.co.uk Changes looming for North Devon's CCTV service Council is seeking to end around the clock monitoring of CCTV cameras in North Devon, but will focus resources 'where there is most need' It looks as if from April next year, North Devon's CCTV cameras will not be manned 24 hours a day. Do you think this will have an effect on crime and disorder?
"15.12.2016 19:00:00" northdevongazette.co.uk Artist's Christmas Grinch design for Ilfracombe shelter is a hit Have you spotted The Grinch during walks past the old shelter on the Tarka Trail near pall in Ilfracombe? Great festive design for an old Ilfracombe shelter from local artist Daniel Kehil-Jones
"15.12.2016 18:00:00" northdevongazette.co.uk Generous Gazette readers dig deep for North Devon's food banks We asked and you delivered - annual Give a Gift Appeal will help spread some cheer to families in crisis this Christmas Wow - what a fantastically generous bunch you are. Thanks so much for your support again this year.
"15.12.2016 17:00:00" northdevongazette.co.uk Torrington nurse bags stack of festive goodies in Gazette's 'Win Christmas' competition Anna and family win first North Devon Christmas they'll never forget More than 600 readers entered but there can only be one WIN CHRISTMAS winner....
Congratulations Anna Rayner from Torrington :)
"15.12.2016 16:02:00" northdevongazette.co.uk Schools funding formula branded 'ridiculous' and 'a shambles' by North Devon headteachers Only three local schools set to gain extra funding under proposed 'national funding formula' unveiled by Secretary of State yesterday “So far, this exercise looks to me like the same budget has been through a hot-wash to present it differently. It looks like a shambles to me.”
"15.12.2016 15:00:00" northdevongazette.co.uk Wendy Hilling and dog Teddy nominated for award at Crufts 2017 Northam woman Wendy Hilling is hoping her and life-saving dog Teddy will win the Kennel Club's Eukanaba Friends for Life award at next year's Crufts. Well done Wendy Hilling and Teddy on your nomination!
"15.12.2016 14:24:55" North Devon Gazette
"15.12.2016 14:00:00" northdevongazette.co.uk Christmas and New Year bus services in North Devon Find out when the bus services will be running in North Devon over the Christmas and New Year period. There will be limited bus services across North Devon this Christmas and New Year.
"15.12.2016 12:30:00" northdevongazette.co.uk Ilfracombe Ladies Circle gets naked for charity calendar Ilfracombe Ladies Circle charity calendar is raising money for MIND, Coppafeel and the SCBU Appeal Fantastic fundraiser from Ilfracombe Ladies Circle as its members strip for a (tasteful) naked charity calendar
"15.12.2016 10:34:58" northdevongazette.co.uk PICTURES: Ilfracombe traffic crackdown catches motorists breaking the law Gazette reporter Sarah Howells joined the Ilfracombe Police town team as they crackdown on drink driving, seatbelts and using a mobile phone. If you spotted the police out in Ilfracombe yesterday morning, this is what they were doing - and we joined them.
"14.12.2016 18:15:00" northdevongazette.co.uk North Devon Christmas job rush could see unemployment fall Job Centre Plus says 'good news' for January as more companies look to recruit in North Devon and Torridge Unemployment figures show a rise for November but Christmas rush should see a drop this month - and the new universal credit system 'is working' says Job Centre Plus
"14.12.2016 17:18:56" northdevongazette.co.uk Plans for 55 new homes in Braunton refused by North Devon Council The application for homes to be built on land east of South Park, was debated by North Devon Council's planning committee on Wednesday. Plans for 55 homes were refused by North Devon Council today, with the proposals being likened to 'putting bricks in a bucket of water'
"14.12.2016 11:00:00" northdevongazette.co.uk More housing on agenda for 2017 says Bideford mayor Following a number of high profile business openings, town now primed for new housing developments Looks like 2017 could be a busy year for Bideford
"14.12.2016 10:02:09" northdevongazette.co.uk Barnstaple fitness instructor 'rows to Wales and back' Indoor charity row at TM Fitness for Macmillan Cancer Support Fantastic effort from TM Fitness instructor Lawrence Tydd as he rows 100,000 metres to help Macmillan Cancer Support
"13.12.2016 16:54:24" northdevongazette.co.uk Amazing Grace to be sung at funeral of Barnstaple's 'Mr Saxophone' Mike Collins The funeral of Mike Collins is at 3.40pm in North Devon Crematorium tomorrow (Wednesday) The funeral of Barnstaple musician Mike Collins will be held tomorrow (Wednesday) at the crematorium in Barnstaple, with his good friend Jim Jones set to pay tribute to the man they called 'Mr Saxophone'
"13.12.2016 12:00:00" northdevongazette.co.uk PICTURE: 12 vehicles involved in A361 collision Police sergeant says there were only minor injuries in 12-vehicle pile up near Tiverton on Monday. 12 vehicles were involved in the collision last night on the A361
"13.12.2016 10:58:28" northdevongazette.co.uk Pictures: North Devon hospital staff do Christmas Jumper Day North Devon District Hospital held its own Christmas Jumper Day on Friday – and raised thousands for NHS good causes All manner of staff at Barnstaple hospital got festive on Friday for its annual Christmas Jumper Day for the SCBU appeal - will you be pulling on your Christmas jumper this Friday for national Christmas Jumper Day?
"12.12.2016 17:15:00" northdevongazette.co.uk Cliff collapses onto path near Westward Ho! 'haunted house' Path near 'haunted house' hit by hefty landslide in Abbotsham direction Council says coast path should remain open after cliff landslide at Westward Ho! this morning. Did you see or hear anything?
"12.12.2016 16:05:10" northdevongazette.co.uk PICTURES: North Devon's first Starbucks opens in Bideford The brand new Starbucks at Atlantic Park in Bideford opened today with festive choir tunes and a red ribbon cut by the mayor. PICTURES: North Devon's first Starbucks opened in Bideford today. See more photos here.
"12.12.2016 15:33:34" northdevongazette.co.uk North Devon's RGB Building Supplies in Hot 100 list Ranking makes company the fastest growing private business in Devon with a turnover of £54.3m Good news for a North Devon company as RGB Building Supplies makes the Hot 100 list!
"12.12.2016 14:12:56" northdevongazette.co.uk New plans submitted for Ilfracombe's Berkeley Hotel Is it fourth time lucky for derelict Ilfracombe hotel as new planning application is lodged? Could the decade long saga of Ilfracombe's derelict Berkeley Hotel finally be coming to an end with the submission of a new planning application?
"12.12.2016 13:00:01" northdevongazette.co.uk Phase two Goodleigh Road plans submitted to North Devon Council Permission sought for 28 new homes at Barnstaple development Plans have been submitted for the second phase of a new housing development off Goodleigh Road in Barnstaple
"12.12.2016 12:00:00" northdevongazette.co.uk Barnstaple Heritage Centre could become bar or restaurant in Strand shake-up North Devon Council says they will market the Heritage Centre building on The Strand in the new year What would you like to see Barnstaple Heritage Centre turn into? Vote in our poll on this story, or comment below:
"12.12.2016 11:00:01" northdevongazette.co.uk Bideford police warn young people to think twice before 'sexting' Police in Bideford said there had been several cases of young men in Torridge being blackmailed after 'sexting'. Police in Bideford said there had been several incidents of young men being blackmailed due to 'sexting'.
"12.12.2016 09:41:19" northdevongazette.co.uk Ilfracombe man to appear in court for explosives charge The 41-year-old was charged on Sunday after an incident in Osborne Road. A 41-year-old man is set to appear in court this morning on explosives charges after homes were evacuated in Ilfracombe:
"12.12.2016 09:06:49" northdevongazette.co.uk PICTURES: Bideford Starbucks to open on Monday Bideford's brand new Starbucks coffee shop is opening at Atlantic Park in Clovelly Road on Monday. There will be a choir singing and a red ribbon cutting at Bideford Starbucks this afternoon - are you going to check it out?
"11.12.2016 15:45:53" northdevongazette.co.uk Ilfracombe man charged with possession of explosives following police incident The 41-year-old is due to appear in court tomorrow The man is due in court tomorrow.
"10.12.2016 19:22:12" www.northdevongazette.co.uk Review: Gold, glitter and eye-watering dance moves at this year's Queen's Theatre panto Barnstaple performance of traditional tale is as polished as Aladdin's lamp A beautifully polished performance of Aladdin at North Devon Theatres this afternoon (pun intended ...well, it is panto!)
Get your tickets quick folks, it's a good 'un ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
"10.12.2016 11:00:00" northdevongazette.co.uk WIN dinner for two at North Devon Street Food Want to win dinner for two at North Devon Street Food market? Enter our competition here. Don't forget to enter our competition to win dinner for two at North Devon Street Food - you have until 5pm Monday to enter!
"10.12.2016 08:30:51" www.northdevongazette.co.uk Plans to build holiday units at Knapp House in Northam Plans are going on show tomorrow (Saturday) for new holiday units at Knapp House in Northam. A consultation is being held today over plans to build new holiday units at Knapp House in Northam.
"09.12.2016 19:00:00" northdevongazette.co.uk Christmas lights display at Barnstaple home is hard to beat Can you top Kevin's Christmas lights spectacular? Can you beat Kevin's Christmas lights display? Send us your pics or post in the comments below....
"09.12.2016 18:00:00" northdevongazette.co.uk Bideford announces New Year's Eve theme This year New Year's Eve revellers in Bideford can expect to celebrate music through the decades on December 31. We know, we know - it's not even Christmas yet. But in case you were already thinking about New Year's Eve...
"09.12.2016 17:00:00" northdevongazette.co.uk Pantomime fun with Aladdin in Barnstaple The big Queen's Theatre panto is back in Barnstaple this December – have you got your ticket? We're off to the panto in Barnstaple tomorrow. Oh yes we are!
The Queen's Theatre curtain goes up tomorrow - find out how to book tickets here...
"09.12.2016 16:10:35" northdevongazette.co.uk Plans submitted for 149 new homes at Westacott in Barnstaple Outline plans show access road to new development will run through 'enhanced' play area Updated plans for 149 new homes at Westacott in Barnstaple show a new access road will run through an 'enhanced' play area
"09.12.2016 14:00:33" northdevongazette.co.uk Devon County Council unites in fight for county's hospital services Motions to pause reviews which could jeopardise services at North Devon District Hospital and to ensure fair funding for services were unanimously passed at County Hall on Thursday. “In light of these conclusions and the very strong feelings in communities across Devon about the local proposals we think there needs to be a pause in these plans to allow health managers to review their budgets and for our MPs to fight for adequate
"09.12.2016 13:00:00" northdevongazette.co.uk Bideford's Joiners Arms regulars raise money in Kayla's memory Kayla's Big Bash raised £640 for The Link Centre in Bideford “This cheque is another huge injection of money, donated in Kayla's memory, and people here are determined to spend the funds in ways that they can imagine Kayla loving."
"09.12.2016 12:09:22" And the winner is..........revealed in the North Devon Gazette on Wednesday!!
"09.12.2016 11:00:01" northdevongazette.co.uk PICTURES: Bideford Starbucks to open on Monday Bideford's brand new Starbucks coffee shop is opening at Atlantic Park in Clovelly Road on Monday. Are you excited for the opening of Bideford's first Starbucks?
"09.12.2016 10:00:00" northdevongazette.co.uk Jim Jones pays tribute to 'good friend' Mike Collins The singer-songwriter wrote a touching tribute to Mr Collins, who died on Saturday "Mike was a fighter, he was an overcomer, he was a strong believer in love and the love of God.
I am devastated by the loss of my good friend and the encouragement he brought to me and so many I know that will read this.
His struggles are now over and I
"09.12.2016 08:53:19" Timeline Photos WE ARE DRAWING A WINNER TODAY! You have until midday to get your forms into the North Devon Gazette offices before we pick someone to win our amazing prize! Good luck everyone!
"08.12.2016 16:00:00" northdevongazette.co.uk Mixed reaction to St John's plans for Roundswell retail development Readers have been expressing both joy and frustration at Roundswell plans which include a new Costa Coffee, Aldi and Marston's pub. Here's what readers think of plans which could include a new Costa, Aldi and Marston's pub in Roundswell.
"08.12.2016 15:00:00" northdevongazette.co.uk First phase of Bideford bridge repairs are complete Devon County Council announced that both lanes of the Kenwith Viaduct will reopen today (Thursday) A 20mph restriction will still be in place.
"08.12.2016 14:20:49" North Devon Gazette
"08.12.2016 14:00:00" northdevongazette.co.uk PICTURES: Bideford Premier Inn opens tomorrow The new Premier Inn in Bideford will be opening at Atlantic Park tomorrow (Friday). Bideford's brand new Premier Inn opens tomorrow - the second grand opening that end of town in two days!
"08.12.2016 12:41:19" northdevongazette.co.uk Tributes paid to Barnstaple saxophone player Mike Collins Police confirmed that Mr Collins was the man recovered from the River Taw in Barnstaple on Saturday Our thoughts are with his family and friends.
"08.12.2016 10:13:55" northdevongazette.co.uk Last chance to donate Christmas food to Northern Devon Foodbank Gazette readers have been donating generously to our Give A Gift appeal to deliver festive parcels to families in need across North Devon. There's still time to donate to our Give A Gift appeal in aid of Northern Devon Foodbank - look at some of the donations we've had so far!
"07.12.2016 12:00:00" northdevongazette.co.uk New St Johns Garden Centre site in Barnstaple could include Aldi and Costa Coffee The Gazette can exclusively reveal Aldi, Costa Coffee and pub chain Marston's named as proposals revealed for major retail development at Roundswell in Barnstaple. The Gazette can exclusively reveal proposals today for a major new retail development in Roundswell, which include a Costa, Aldi and Marston's pub. What do you think of the plans?
"07.12.2016 11:01:31" Photos from North Devon Gazette's post CAKE, GLORIOUS CAKE! We are hosting a Mince Pie Mingle for Care for kids North Devon today, so pop down to the North Devon Gazette & Agricultural Trader and get some yummy Christmas cakes, pies and brownies in return for a donation. Plus you can pick up
"07.12.2016 09:05:09" northdevongazette.co.uk PICTURES: Late night Christmas shopping in Bideford The Businesses of Bideford put on a festive evening of fun at Bideford's late night shopping event. Did you go late night shopping in Bideford last night? Check out these fabulously festive photos from the evening!
"06.12.2016 17:00:00" northdevongazette.co.uk County council reveals pothole repair plan for North Devon Roads in Barnstaple, Bideford and Torrington named as part of £1.9million resurfacing and patching programme to take place before end of April Revealed: Council announces which roads will be repaired as part of £1.9million Devon pothole repair programme.
Sounds like they've got their work cut out....
"06.12.2016 16:00:01" northdevongazette.co.uk Devon Air Ambulance gets new Bideford night flight landing site Bideford Rugby Football Club pitch will make the perfect landing pad for emergency helicopters Now the air ambulance can land in Bideford at night, if needed.
"06.12.2016 14:20:53" Timeline Photos Our readers are amazing - check out all the donations they have been bringing in for our Northern Devon Foodbank Christmas appeal! There's still time to donate non-perishable foods to our Give A Gift campaign to help families in need this festive season.
"06.12.2016 13:00:01" northdevongazette.co.uk PICTURES: Signing of the lease ceremony in Bideford There were mince pies and mead at the annual Bideford Town Council lease signing ceremony this weekend. The Signing of the Lease ceremony took place in Bideford Pannier Market at the weekend - did you go?
"06.12.2016 12:00:01" northdevongazette.co.uk WIN dinner for two at North Devon Street Food Want to win dinner for two at North Devon Street Food market? Enter our competition here. How would you like to win dinner for two at North Devon Street Food? Enter our free competition here!
"06.12.2016 11:00:00" northdevongazette.co.uk Bideford hosts late night shopping event There will be plenty of festive cheer in Bideford as the businesses put on a late night shopping event. Who is going late night shopping in Bideford tonight?
"06.12.2016 10:00:01" Timeline Photos Who is going to the opening of the new Bideford Lidl store this week? Find out when it opens and what's on offer here: http://www.northdevongazette.co.uk/news/concept_lidl_store_opens_in_bideford_this_week_1_4806100
"06.12.2016 08:25:44" northdevongazette.co.uk PICTURES: Bideford dazzles at Christmas lights switch on All the photos and video from the Santas on the Run event and the Bideford Christmas light switch on yesterday (Sunday). PHOTO GALLERY: Have you seen our photos from the Bideford Christmas switch on event and Santa fun run yet? Find them here and tag anyone you know:
"05.12.2016 17:01:01" northdevongazette.co.uk PICTURES: Rare white harbour porpoise spotted off the coast of Morwenstow Sighting was only the sixth ever recorded in the UK – and the first in England Wow, what a spot! The first ever recorded in English waters, according to marine experts.
"05.12.2016 13:00:00" northdevongazette.co.uk New bus timetable offers 'improved' service for Barnstaple and Bideford Stagecoach say routes have been redesigned following feedback from bus users If you use bus services in North Devon you need to be aware of some major timetable changes being introduced next month. Full detail here...
"05.12.2016 12:00:00" northdevongazette.co.uk Santa sleigh tours in North Devon: When is Father Christmas visiting you? Find out when Santa will be visiting Bideford, Barnstaple, Torrington, Northam, Appledore, Fremington, Yelland and Braunton. We've updated our Santa sleigh tours - find out when Father Christmas will be visiting you in Bideford, Barnstaple & Braunton.
"05.12.2016 09:44:27" northdevongazette.co.uk Body of local man pulled from River Taw in Barnstaple Coastguard and lifeboat teams joined recover efforts on Saturday evening. Police say they have been unable to identify the body of a man recovered from the River Taw in Barnstaple on Saturday evening.
"04.12.2016 21:54:50" northdevongazette.co.uk Diversion 'to Mullacott and Croyde' for Braunton Caen Street traffic after Christmas Official diversion will be some 17 miles long when work begins on the Caen Street flood defences The official diversion to get around the closure of Braunton's Caen Street will be 17 miles
"04.12.2016 16:53:46" Live at Bideford Light Switch On!
"04.12.2016 10:00:00" northdevongazette.co.uk Bideford Light Switch On: The full programme Find out what time the Christmas lights will be switched on in Bideford on Sunday, and what else you can expect throughout the day. Christmas is coming to Bideford TODAY!!
"03.12.2016 16:00:01" northdevongazette.co.uk Santa sleigh tours in North Devon: When is Father Christmas visiting you? Find out when Santa will be visiting Bideford, Barnstaple, Torrington, Northam, Appledore, Fremington, Yelland and Braunton. SANTA'S COMING!!! Find out when Father Christmas will be visiting you on one of his sleigh tours - he starts in Barnstaple tomorrow and Bideford next week!
"03.12.2016 14:00:01" northdevongazette.co.uk When is the Clovelly Christmas lights switch on? Don't miss the Clovelly Christmas lights 2016 this week, with proceeds to the RNLI Carols on the cobbles, Father Christmas and fireworks - if this doesn't make you feel festive, nothing will...
"03.12.2016 12:00:01" northdevongazette.co.uk Johns of Instow ready for festive extravaganza Food, gifts and free tastings at Johns of Instow on Sunday, December 4 Johns of Instow and Appledore is hosting a festive food and drink extravaganza tomorrow!
"03.12.2016 10:00:01" northdevongazette.co.uk Don't miss North Devon Christmas Market in Braunton This Saturday (December 3) at Caen street in braunton There will be more than 100 stalls at the Braunton market today.
"02.12.2016 22:00:00" northdevongazette.co.uk Europa Park company fined £55,000 following sauna fire Guest had to break glass with his bare feet and barely escaped alive with his young son after Europa fire that revealed 'a number of failings' 'It was extremely fortunate that no one died' - Woolacombe holiday company fined and director given suspended sentence following a sauna fire at Europa last year
"02.12.2016 20:59:00" northdevongazette.co.uk North Devon's guide to Christmas fairs, lots of Christmas fairs North Devon events from 01/12/16 to 07/12/16 If it's Christmas fairs you like, there's LOADS in North Devon this weekend!
"02.12.2016 19:35:00" northdevongazette.co.uk Bishop praises 'brilliant' Freedom Centre in Barnstaple Bishop Sarah Mullally visits centre as part of a three day tour of North Devon The Bishop of Crediton says everyone must work together to tackle issues such as homelessness
"02.12.2016 19:00:01" northdevongazette.co.uk Give a Gift to North Devon foodbanks this Christmas Find out how you can give a gift and help North Devon families in crisis over the festive holiday during our annual appeal. Could you spare a small gift for a family in need this Christmas? Just a few mince pies or some chocolate coins could make a huge difference to a local family facing crisis over the holidays.
"02.12.2016 18:00:01" northdevongazette.co.uk North Devon man reunited with 62-year-old tractor thanks to children's book The tractor, which still works today, was first bought in 1954 and is the inspiration behind a series of children's books. There are some stories we love telling because you can't help but smile when you read them - and this is one of them!
"02.12.2016 16:45:01" northdevongazette.co.uk Woman suffers serious facial injuries in Bideford collision Police are appealing for information after a woman in her 60s had to be cut from her car at junction of Abbotsham Road and Belvoir Road. Our thoughts are with the woman injured in this collision yesterday.
"02.12.2016 15:22:51" northdevongazette.co.uk Don't miss North Devon Christmas Market in Braunton This Saturday (December 3) at Caen street in braunton We can't wait to look around the North Devon Christmas Market tomorrow - is anyone else going?
"02.12.2016 14:00:00" northdevongazette.co.uk Devon and Cornwall Police investigating child sex abuse allegations The force has confirmed it is investigating allegations in Devon and Cornwall of child sex abuse within football. Devon and Cornwall Police confirms it is investigating child sex abuse allegations within football.
"02.12.2016 12:30:44" northdevongazette.co.uk Date set for Westward Ho! village green inquiry A hearing will run next week in Northam to determine the future of Westward Ho! village green on Golf Links Road. Will the land be designated an official village green?
"02.12.2016 11:00:00" northdevongazette.co.uk Bideford Light Switch On: The full programme Find out what time the Christmas lights will be switched on in Bideford on Sunday, and what else you can expect throughout the day. Who else is planning on heading to Bideford's big switch on this weekend?
"02.12.2016 09:43:08" northdevongazette.co.uk New police inspector 'elated' to be back in Barnstaple New Barnstaple Sector Inspector Earl Napier is back in charge in the town where he served as a PC Meet the new inspector in charge of Barnstaple Police, Inspector Earl Napier
"01.12.2016 20:00:00" northdevongazette.co.uk YOUR PICTURES: North Devon wakes up to a frosty morning Gazette readers share their pictures of frosty North Devon this morning in our gallery. North Devon is beautiful at the best of times, but in the frost it's something else...
"01.12.2016 19:00:00" northdevongazette.co.uk Film shows Westward Ho! from the skies - watch the video here New drone footage has been released showing Westward Ho! from above - you can watch the footage here. Ever wondered what Westward Ho! looks like from above? Watch this breath-taking video and find out!
"01.12.2016 18:00:00" northdevongazette.co.uk New team is cleaning up Bideford Bideford Town Council has employed three maintenance workers to help keep the town tidy amid district and county cuts. A new team is on a mission to clean up the streets of Bideford - where do you think they should target next?
"01.12.2016 16:59:20" northdevongazette.co.uk Crowd queues for the opening of Barnstaple Poundworld It was a cold morning, but at least 100 turned up for the opening of the new Poundworld in Boutport Street The official opening of Poundworld in Barnstaple was busy today, with an estimated 100 people queuing up before the shop opened
"01.12.2016 16:02:28" northdevongazette.co.uk Ilfracombe man jailed for 12 years for killing girlfriend in drug driving crash Richard Brettle admits causing the death of Natalie Jones in Knowle last year “There are no winners in this, we have three families now broken apart, with the loss of Natalie and the other party was a completely innocent victim." - North Devon Sector Inspector Roger Bartlett
"01.12.2016 15:00:00" northdevongazette.co.uk PICTURES: Swimming pool freezes over in Victoria Park Victoria Park in Bideford was white with frost this morning (Thursday) with the swimming pool completely frozen over. See more pictures here. PICTURES: The temperatures dropped so much in Bideford today the swimming pool froze!
"01.12.2016 14:00:00" northdevongazette.co.uk Santas on the Run in Holsworthy and Bideford this weekend Children's Hospice South West is holding its Santas on the Run events this week - find out when and where here. Will you be joining the Children's Hospice South West Santas on the Run events this weekend? Find out when and where they are here - and how to get involved!
"01.12.2016 13:00:00" Ice in Victoria Park Brrrr!! It's so chilly today the swimming pool in Victoria Park has frozen - good news for this little bird though, who's enjoying a bit of ice skating! If you've got any photos of North Devon looking frosty, tag us in them or send them to
"01.12.2016 12:00:01" northdevongazette.co.uk Late night shopping returns to Barnstaple as part of packed Christmas schedule The late night shopping is just part of the wealth of activities and events taking part in the town in the run up to December 25. Late night shopping in Barnstaple starts this evening. Find out what else is on in the run up to Christmas here.
"01.12.2016 11:14:20" northdevongazette.co.uk Police appeal after teenager injured in Barnstaple hit and run Boy left with broken foot following alleged incident in Belle Meadow Road The victim was left with a broken foot.
"01.12.2016 09:54:08" northdevongazette.co.uk Entries open for North Devon AONB Marathon and Half Marathon The event, which is sponsored by Woolacombe Bay Holiday Parks, raises money for North Devon Hospice. Fancy a picturesque run around the North Devon coastline for a good cause? Now's your chance!
"30.11.2016 20:00:00" northdevongazette.co.uk When is the Clovelly Christmas lights switch on? Don't miss the Clovelly Christmas lights 2016 this week, with proceeds to the RNLI Don't miss the magical experience of the Clovelly Christmas lights switch on, with plenty to see and do and all proceeds to the RNLI
"30.11.2016 18:16:01" northdevongazette.co.uk Cat of the Week: Time to get Gizmo a home With Barnstaple & District Cats Protection Awww, can you help find a home for a playful young Gizmo?
"30.11.2016 17:06:15" northdevongazette.co.uk New Deichmann shoe store opens in Barnstaple Footwear retail giant opens its doors at Green Lanes in Barnstaple A new Deichmann shore store opened at Green Lanes Shopping Centre in Barnstaple today
"30.11.2016 16:25:30" North Devon Gazette
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"30.11.2016 15:22:03" northdevongazette.co.uk E-edition Access online E-editions of North Devon Gazette plus app and postal subscriptions It's Gazette day! If you haven't had a copy yet, read our e-edition here
"30.11.2016 14:04:20" northdevongazette.co.uk Working through Christmas in North Devon to help those in need Light Up a Life appeal 2016: This week looks at the dedicated work of the North Devon Hospice nurses caring for people at home What's it like to work right through Christmas? It may sound a lot, but it is a real labour of love for the nurses of the dedicated Hospice at Home team from North Devon Hospice, who help those who might be spending their last ever Christmas at home with