Posts Tagged ‘ This is North Devon ’

Police appeal for witnesses after a Barnstaple business is…

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September 19, 2014
Police appeal for witnesses after a Barnstaple business is…

A BUSINESS at a Barnstaple Industrial estate was burgled last night with the thief stealing a laptop worth almost £1,000.At 9.50pm, CCTV captured a white male of slim build, 6ft tall and wearing a coloured surfer hat and tracksuit bottoms leaving...
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North Devon to bask in sunshine for the week

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September 8, 2014
North Devon to bask in sunshine for the week

GET your sunglasses out because the bright weather is set to stay with us in North Devon for the forthcoming week.Temperatures are expected to stay in the 20s throughout the week which means people will be able to bask in the warm sunshine.Mark Wilson,...
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Police appeal for information after an after elderly couple were…

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September 6, 2014
Police appeal for information after an after elderly couple were…

POLICE are appealing for information after an elderly vulnerable couple were left shaken after their home was burgled.The burglary occurred between 8pm and 10pm on Thursday, September 4 when three men came to their home in Okehampton claiming to be HM ...
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Frozen 2: Sequel to popular Disney film announced

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September 3, 2014
Frozen 2: Sequel to popular Disney film announced

Frozen fans will be shivering with excitement as everyone's favourite snow queen is set to return to a cinema near you in a brand new animated outing.Frozen has become the biggest animated movie ever, grossing millions of pounds around the world.T...
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GCSE results: Great Torrington School

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August 21, 2014

GREAT Torrington School celebrated their "best ever" GCSE results today.Deputy headteacher, Jackie Whiteman, and headteacher Tracy Amos, said they were both pleased with the hard work put in by the students.In a joint statement they said: "Great Torrin...
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TOWIE star in parody of Pharell Williams’ Happy video shot by…

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August 11, 2014
TOWIE star in parody of Pharell Williams’ Happy video shot by…

A TOWIE star swapped her stilettos for wellies when she made an appearance in a special Petrockstowe video recently. Ferne McCann who stars in the ITV television programme, The Only Way is Essex, appears in the 3 minute 50 second video clip shot by vi...
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More North Devon couples sought for next series of Don’t Tell The…

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August 8, 2014
More North Devon couples sought for next series of Don’t Tell The…

MORE North Devon couples are being sought for the next series of Don't Tell The Bride. The programme, which airs on BBC Three, sees the groom given £12,000 to organise the entire wedding without the bride's involvement. Renegade Pictures is loo...
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Fish and chip shop fire at Ruda Caravan Park, men treated with…

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August 7, 2014
Fish and chip shop fire at Ruda Caravan Park, men treated with…

THREE men were given oxygen by firefighters after a fire at a fish and chip shop at Ruda Caravan Park in Croyde.A Devon and Somerset Fire and Rescue Service spokesman said that at 1.43am yesterday a report came in from the caravan park in Moor Lane, Cr...
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Racial equality campaigner fined for assaulting man who verbally…

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July 27, 2014
Racial equality campaigner fined for assaulting man who verbally…

A RACIAL equality campaigner who was commended by the High Sheriff of Devon three years ago for intervening to stop racial abuse has been fined for assaulting a man who verbally abused him. Anderson Jones, 49, worked as an equality officer for East an...
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Toddler died of septic shock due to "catastrophic"…

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June 25, 2014
Toddler died of septic shock due to "catastrophic"…

A TODDLER from Devon died due to "systematic and catastrophic" failings by the NHS, an investigation is expected to report.  Three-year-old Sam Morrish died in 2010 following a series of errors which delayed his access to life saving treatment. The investigation by the Health Service Ombudsmen into the circumstances leading up to the death is the...
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New houses could be built at Raleigh Park in Pilton, near North…

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June 25, 2014

MORE than 100 new houses could be built to the south of North Devon District Hospital if plans are approved. An application has been submitted for 105 houses on land at Raleigh Park in Pilton by developer Taylor Wimpey. A design and access st...
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Cannabis plants potentially worth thousands found in Umberleigh

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May 26, 2014
Cannabis plants potentially worth thousands found in Umberleigh

CANNABIS plants which could have been worth thousands of pounds if they reached full maturity were discovered in Umberleigh storage units, a court has heard. Two defendants appeared together at North Devon Magistrates' Court on Friday but faced separ...
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Students from Barnstaple school ‘horrified’ by scale of First…

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May 15, 2014
Students from Barnstaple school ‘horrified’ by scale of First…

A NORTH Devon school which lost six pupils and a staff member in the First World War has sent pupils to visit battlefield and memorial sties in Belgium and France. Park Community School in Barnstaple runs the trip every two years and has been doing so...
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Builder banned from driving after failing seven breath tests

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May 11, 2014
Builder banned from driving after failing seven breath tests

A SEMI-RETIRED builder has been banned from driving for four years after he was arrested by police on suspicion of drink-driving. North Devon magistrates heard how Michael Waldron, 65, of Meshaw, near South Molton, was initially pulled over in the ear...
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VIDEO: Killer Asian hornet may have been caught on camera in…

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April 23, 2014
VIDEO: Killer Asian hornet may have been caught on camera in…

A DEVON man has captured video and pictures of what he believes is the first 'killer' Asian hornet seen in the county. LJ Marley, from Plymouth, captured the images of the insect at his home in Efford in Monday. The Asian hornets have killed six peop...
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New Chemotherapy unit reaches new milestone

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April 23, 2014
New Chemotherapy unit reaches new milestone

A NEW milestone has been reached in the building work for a new chemotherapy and day treatment unit at North Devon District Hospital.The first load of concrete has been poured into the foundations, which has excited the team.North Devon Healthcare Manager Rae Reynolds said: "The building work is on schedule. We are looking forward...
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‘I knew everything was going to be okay’ says Barnstaple teenager…

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April 11, 2014
‘I knew everything was going to be okay’ says Barnstaple teenager…

A 15-year-old who had a double-lung transplant last year said the operation changed her life. Katie Gammon, from Forches in Barnstaple, had the transplant done just weeks before her birthday in August 2013. Before the operation her lung function had ...
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Ant & Dec’s Saturday Night Takeaway supercomputer coming to…

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March 24, 2014
Ant & Dec’s Saturday Night Takeaway supercomputer coming to…

The supercomputer from Ant & Dec's Saturday Night Takeaway will be in Plymouth on Monday as the ITV show films contestants vying to win top prizes. The computer, along with an ITV film crew, will be at Drake Circus shopping centre from 8.30am to 4...
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Northam woman to tackle Offa’s Dyke Path to raise money for…

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March 18, 2014
Northam woman to tackle Offa’s Dyke Path to raise money for…

A LEGAL secretary from Northam will be will be swapping her office suits for trainers as she tackles a gruelling 177 miles run. Anna Morrison, 31, hopes to complete the challenge along an 8th century trail on the English and Welsh border in May. She...
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North Devon teacher workload has shown an ‘astonishing increase’…

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March 1, 2014
North Devon teacher workload has shown an ‘astonishing increase’…

THE workload of teachers in North Devon has shown an "astonishing increase" according to the National Union of Teachers local secretary. Tim Hodge, joint divisional secretary for North Devon, has commented on the teacher workload diary survey which sh...
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20 QUESTIONS with the co-owner of White Moose gallery in…

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February 17, 2014
20 QUESTIONS with the co-owner of White Moose gallery in…

JULIE Gavin, co-owner of White Moose gallery in Barnstaple, tells us about her life in 20 Questions. 1. Childhood hero: My primary school teacher Miss Marsden who inspired me with a love of learning and the belief that I could, through education, b...
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