Posts Tagged ‘ This is North Devon ’

The Paedophile Hunter Channel 4: Teaser videos show confrontation…

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October 1, 2014
The Paedophile Hunter Channel 4: Teaser videos show confrontation…

This documentary from Channel 4 follows online vigilante Stinson Hunter and his associates, who pose as children on social networking sites to draw out men who they assert have paedophilic predilections. The documentary, called the Paedophile Hun...
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Public asked to name new chemo unit at North Devon District…

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October 1, 2014
Public asked to name new chemo unit at North Devon District…

THE public are being asked to help name a new chemotherapy unit being built at North Devon Hospital. The £2.2 million unit will treat cancer patients and is set to open next spring. The hospital said it wants local people to suggest the name of...
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September could be one of the driest ever, say forecasters

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October 1, 2014
September could be one of the driest ever, say forecasters

WEATHER experts have said that this September is on course to be one of the driest Britain has ever had.Just 14mm of rain fell in England and Wales from September 1 to 27, according to forecasters MeteoGroup.This is just 17% of the amount that normally...
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‘Great sadness and disappointment’ over closure of Barnstaple’s…

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September 30, 2014
‘Great sadness and disappointment’ over closure of Barnstaple’s…

THE trustees behind the closure of a popular Barnstaple café have said it was with "great sadness and disappointment" that the closure was announced. Friendship House Café in Boutport Street will be closing its doors for the last time to...
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Cartoon HD may be gone forever as GappCenter website deleted

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September 29, 2014
Cartoon HD may be gone forever as GappCenter website deleted

THE developer of the popular app Cartoon HD has deleted both the GappCenter website and its Twitter account, leading to fears the app may be gone forever. The deletion of the website and Twitter.com/GappCenter comes after much rumour and speculatio...
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Residents express anger at plans to shut inpatient beds at…

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September 28, 2014
Residents express anger at plans to shut inpatient beds at…

RESIDENTS in Ilfracombe have expressed their anger at the decision to close inpatient beds at the town's Tyrrell Hospital during a public meeting on Saturday.More than 200 people attended the meeting at the Landmark Theatre where they were given the ch...
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Gardener praises North Devon Hospice during 30th anniversary

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September 28, 2014
Gardener praises North Devon Hospice during 30th anniversary

NORTH Devon Hospice's stalwart gardener has said he hopes the charity "continues to go from strength to strength".Tony Bligh, 68, from Braunton owns A J Bligh Gardeners and has kept the hospice's grounds prepped and pruned for more than two decades.Al...
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You’re Gorgeous: Top tips for luscious locks

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September 27, 2014
You’re Gorgeous: Top tips for luscious locks

In this week's You're Gorgeous, our reporters give their top tips for luscious locks.Nicole Travers-WakefordI love experimenting with hair styles and colour. In fact, if I had it my way, I would rock up to the office with an array of funky colours runn...
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Jason Orange quits Take That

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September 25, 2014
Jason Orange quits Take That

JASON Orange has quit the massive boyband Take That,The foursome has been reduced to a trio but the singer said there had been no dispute, he just felt it was time to move on.The group originally had a string of hits as a five-piece in the 1990s before losing first Robbie Williams, and now...
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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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