Posts Tagged ‘ This is North Devon ’

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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Health of our high street shops is vital to our towns

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February 6, 2014

THE health and prosperity of our high street shops is vital to the wellbeing of our market towns. Ultimately, it is the Conservative long term economic plan – reducing the deficit to deal with our debts and to keep mortgage rates low, cutting inc...
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Footballer in court on dangerous driving charge after friend’s…

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October 22, 2013
Footballer in court on dangerous driving charge after friend’s…

A FOOTBALLER from Tiverton has been accused of causing the death of a friend in a tragic collision on the M5 earlier this year. Tom Pilling, 25, of Pinnex Moor Road, will go on trial in connection with a crash on the southbound carriageway, near Taunt...
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New restaurant in sight for Squires chip shop owners

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October 22, 2013

PLANS to convert an old bank building into a restaurant in Braunton have been submitted by the owners of Squires Fish and Chip shop in the village. The plans, which were discussed at Braunton Parish Council meeting last Monday, will see a new Squires ...
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‘Time-bomb’ of elderly drinkers in Devon and Cornwall

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October 7, 2013
‘Time-bomb’ of elderly drinkers in Devon and Cornwall

The Westcountry is facing a ticking "time-bomb" if it cannot successfully tackle a growing drinking problem in the elderly, experts have warned.It is estimated that one in five older men and one in ten older women drink enough to harm themselves, a rise of 40% in men and 100% in women over the...
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Hotel guide chooses its best in the West

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October 7, 2013
Hotel guide chooses   its best in the West

The Westcountry is home to some of the best places to stay in the UK, according to the latest edition of a leading travellers' guide.The Old Rectory Hotel, Martinhoe on Exmoor National Park is named Devon hotel of the year in the 2014 edition of The ...
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South Molton veteran prepares to launch memoir at Appledore Book…

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October 3, 2013

A SOUTH MOLTON war veteran is preparing to take his place at the Appledore Book Festival thanks to a letter published in the Journal more than eight years ago. Former telegraphist Tony Chapman will take to the stage to launch his personal memoirs, The...
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North Devon home owners warned as heavy rain approaches

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October 3, 2013
North Devon home owners warned as heavy rain approaches

Homeowners in North Devon have been urged to be on their guard today with more than an inch of rain expected to fall on parts of the region in the space of three hours. The Met Office has issued a 'Yellow Warning' for all parts of North Devon today, w...
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World’s Biggest Coffee Morning raises thousands for Macmillan

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October 3, 2013
World’s Biggest Coffee Morning raises thousands for Macmillan

DOZENS of fundraising events have been taking place across North Devon as part of the World's Biggest Coffee Morning. Raising money for Macmillan Cancer Support, the event saw thousands of people pop into venues across the region for a cup of coffee a...
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PHOTO: Jack-knifed highways lorry spills 30 tonnes of gravel on…

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October 3, 2013
PHOTO: Jack-knifed highways lorry spills 30 tonnes of gravel on…

AN OVERTURNED HGV caused the North Devon Link road to close for more than four hours yesterday evening. The vehicle, which was carrying a 30 tonnes of gravel chippings overturned at around 5pm during rush hour traffic just before the West Buckland tu...
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