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Rural housing emergency – online, 29th June.

Devon communities are stepping up to address the rural housing emergency. Local organisations forge new routes to housing security. Devon Rural Housing Futures, online, Wednesday 29th June at 6.45 pm. A FREE online forum, Devon Rural Housing Futures, will showcase … Continue reading

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‘Fun Palaces’.

Do you want to get together with people from your local community? Do you have an interest or passion you would like to share? Do you want to have fun and make new friends? Then why not create or take … Continue reading

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Bideford’s Ukrainian Hub.

The devastating war in Ukraine has meant that many have had to leave their homes and loved ones behind. Local charity Wings have created a central hub in Bideford where Ukrainian refugees can meet and receive advice and support. The … Continue reading

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Mega Composting arrives in Westward Ho!

Westward Ho! Park selected for new composting product trial. Earth Friendly Foodware (EFF) is announcing Westward Ho! Park as the exclusive UK community testing site for the newly launched HOTBIN Mega Composter. As a North Devon Biosphere Business Partner, EFF … Continue reading

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Mural and workshop series, Barnstaple.

Artist Richt Reveals Mural and Workshop Series Promoting Environmental Awareness in North Devon. Artist Rich Thorne, aka Richt, returns to his hometown of Barnstaple, North Devon England for his latest on-street project and educational program. The project, initiated by Barnstaple … Continue reading

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Host families sought in Bideford, for July.

‘Sol’ is a charity language school which was established in Barnstaple nearly 30 yrs. ago. We expanded, and had regular groups coming to Bideford during the summers. Our students come from across Eastern Europe and spend time and money in … Continue reading

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Huntshaw Bells – treasure hunt, 17th July.

Friends of Huntshaw Bells – Next Event Sunday 17th July – A Walking Treasure Hunt. Our next event in aid of the bells will be Sunday 17th July with a “Walking Treasure Hunt” on a circular route of about 4 … Continue reading

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Multiple Sclerosis survey.

South West residents called to help improve vital MS services. Residents of the South West living with multiple sclerosis (MS) are being called to take part in the UK’s largest MS survey, which will help improve vital MS services and … Continue reading

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Shipping notes No. 206 (May).

Bideford Quay. 18th Tug Goliath alongside Bideford Quay. She then sailed for Yelland, and subsequently standby duty at Lundy. Appledore. Al Avocet believed due to leave 2nd June. Yelland Quay. Deo Gloria arrived from Liverpool to commence dredging on 12th. … Continue reading

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Appledore Singers’ “Super Summer Concert”, 3rd July.

THE APPLEDORE SINGERS – SUPER SUMMER CONCERT! The Appledore Singers invite you to the final concert of their Season: their ‘Super Summer Concert’ on Sunday 3rd July, 2.30pm at Northam Hall (top of Fore Street). The choir always loves singing … Continue reading

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Exmoor Pony Centre – June.

News from the Exmoor Pony Centre, Ashwick, Dulverton, TA22 9QE. All the foals we assisted through the Winter have now moved to their new homes. The last to leave the Centre were Dorito, Pom and Quaver who have travelled to … Continue reading

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The North Devon Show, 3rd August.

THE SHOW GOES ON… It’s back, and it’s going to be better than ever! After a two-year Covid enforced absence, The North Devon Show goes full steam ahead on Wednesday 3rd August, with Livestock Classes now open for entry. Celebrating … Continue reading

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Shipping notes No. 205 (April).

Bideford Quay. No shipping to report this month. Appledore. Al Avocet still in building shed at Appledore. Yelland Quay. Goliath moored at old oil berth. Bristol Channel Observations. 1/4 at 12.03 container vessel MSC Hong Kong, 66,686 tons d.w., owners … Continue reading

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Dog restrictions on Westward Ho! beach.

From the 1st of May to the 30th of September Torridge District Council will once again be introducing a restriction for dogs on sections of Westward Ho! beach and the promenade. The restriction helps create different usage areas on the … Continue reading

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‘Natural Capital Marketplace’.

‘The Natural Capital Marketplace’ launches with a large carbon offset order from Devon County Council. Farms are unique in their ability to transition from a ‘carbon emitter’, through ‘net-zero’, to creating a positive impact to CO2 emissions and the climate … Continue reading

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