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Torridge DC Christmas/ New Year waste & recycling collections.

Torridge residents are being encouraged to carry on recycling over Christmas. There will be no collections on Christmas Day, Boxing Day or New Years Day, but our crews will be working on the other days across the holiday period to … Continue reading

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Buzz Byte; Christmas computing.

A computer isn’t just for Christmas. With the world embracing sustainability and upcycling there is no excuse for the digital world not to recognise this new culture. Given the dictates of TV advertising and peer pressure for the latest gadget … Continue reading

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Exmoor Pony Centre – December.

News from the Exmoor Pony Centre, Ashwick, Dulverton TA22 9QE. All seems very quiet at the Pony Centre now we are closed to the public. The riding ponies have gone away for their winter holiday after having their waists measured … Continue reading

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Shipping notes No. 164 (November).

Bideford Quay. Oldenburg sailed from Bideford 13/11 for her annual dry docking at Sharpness. No other shipping movements. Photograph of the Freshspring at Victoria Park, looking very spick and span. Appledore. The news was released 1/11 that Babcocks would cease … Continue reading

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Secure your van & tools.

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Free parking days across Torridge in the run-up to Christmas.

Torridge and Town Councils will once again be supporting local businesses and shoppers with free parking days in Council Car Parks in the run up to Christmas. Bideford.  Saturday 15th December & Saturday 22nd December. Free parking from 10am in … Continue reading

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“Down on the farm” – short documentaries.

Thanks to community film making organisation North Devon Moving Image (NDMI), a number of emerging documentary film makers will have the opportunity to create a unique collection of short films about farming in north Devon. Each of the seven commissioned … Continue reading

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December’s diary.

We’re here every week – Mondays. 10-12pm Appledore Community Art Group at Appledore Community Hall. 6.45pm – 8.30pm. Breakaway Social Club for adults with learning/physical disabilities at the Baptist Church Hall, Westward Ho! (not bank holidays). 01237 475051. 7pm Tai Chi … Continue reading

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“Shop local” for Christmas.

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Torridge signs up to ‘Crowdfunder Devon’ initiative.

Torridge District Council is delighted to now be part of the Crowdfunder Devon initiative. The platform has been set up to support community groups, start-up businesses, charities and individuals across the county to raise money from the crowd and unlock … Continue reading

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Shipping notes No. 163 (October).

In port; Bideford Quay. Catania – built 2012; flag St. John’s, Antigua & Barbuda; owners German; crew Ukrainian; from Brest to Castellon; arrived 10th, sailed 11th; loaded 2,145 tons ball clay. Oldenburg ; no doubt the vessel will be departing … Continue reading

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One hundred years ago – November 1918.

In the Gazette of 9th November we learn that President Wilson has transmitted to Germany the Terms of Surrender required by the Allies as reached at the Versailles meeting. There are reports of a German Naval mutiny; the Naval Commandant … Continue reading

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Shipping notes No. 162 (September).

Bideford Quay. A vessel is expected to load between 8/12th October. Yelland Quay. Tug Sarah Gray and floating crane sailed from Yelland approx 10.00 2nd September, bound for Milford Haven. Sarah Grey returned to Yelland 19.30 30th. Appledore. LE George … Continue reading

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One hundred years ago – October 1918.

On October 1st the Gazette proclaims that it has been “The Greatest Week of the War” with the Western Front ablaze and Bulgaria surrendering; the following week we are told that “pincers are closing on the Western Front”; Franz Ferdinand’s … Continue reading

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Buzz Byte; Alan Turing.

Do you know who Alan Turing was? Until I watched the 2014 film ‘The Imitation Game’ starring Benedict Cumberbatch, I did not know who he was and what he had contributed. Mr Turing was a highly intelligent mathematician and logician. … Continue reading

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