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“Buzz” privacy policy & GDPR compliance.

Who we are. Our website address is: Our editor’s contact email is We are a non-profit, completely volunteer-run, free community newsletter published monthly, covering Bideford, Northam, Appledore, Westward Ho!, Instow, and villages west as far as Hartland.   … Continue reading

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One hundred years ago – May 1918.

The Ministry of Food announces that it can release considerable additional supplies of frozen meat. Therefore from Sunday last until further notice 8 pence worth of uncooked meat may be purchased in respect of each 2 coupons in the ration … Continue reading

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Tarka Quilters.

  Tarka Quilters have had a very successful day making small cuddly quilts (see above) for the children of domestic abuse victims. The quilters all brought an assortment of fabrics which were pooled and resulted in a lovely variety of … Continue reading

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Ticks are out in force on Northam Burrows.

Spring is here, even if the weather doesn’t seem to be on board! With the lengthening days and blossoms blooming we begin to see a blossoming of ticks. Not so beautiful! Ticks are arachnids that bite animals to take a … Continue reading

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From your local Citizens’ Advice Bureau.

“I have a long-term health condition but I recently had my Personal Independence Payment (PIP) reduced after a re-assessment. I want to challenge the decision – where do I start?” There are two stages to challenging your PIP assessment decision. … Continue reading

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Communities’ anti-plastic campaign receives recognition.

In April the communities of Appledore, Bideford and Westward Ho! were all recognised by Surfers Against Sewage (SAS) as ‘Plastic Free Approved’. This is a real achievement, recognising that local businesses, councils, and community groups are working together to reduce … Continue reading

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Gardening tips for May.

This is just the month to think about those hanging baskets and patio planters. You can obviously replant those you already have or pop to the shops and buy new ones. There are many kinds to choose from. Wire baskets … Continue reading

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Bideford Art School: a brief history.

Bideford Art School (now Bideford Arts Centre), a listed building on the Pill, has an interesting history. It started life in 1896 as a technical college, a result of ‘self help’ Victorian values. Our photo above shows the plaque on … Continue reading

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Exmoor Pony Centre – May.

News from the Exmoor Pony Centre, Ashwick, Dulverton TA22 9QE Due to the weather, it has been a particularly demanding time at the Pony Centre. As well as all the day to day tasks and clearing up after the winter … Continue reading

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Burton Art Gallery; May.

It’s Half Term again, from 26th May to 4th June, and the Burton offers a few Crazy, Messy, Crafty things for children to play around with. ‘Crazy Faces‘ will be designed on 29th May by 5-11 year olds; ‘Superhero City’ … Continue reading

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Book Buzz – May.

‘Sweet Caress’, by William Boyd. Discussed by Bideford Library Readers’ Group. This is a fictional autobiography of Amory Clay, a female photographer, written by a male. Did it work? On the whole the group felt it did although there was … Continue reading

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Shipping news No. 156 (March/ April).

Bideford. No shipping since last Issue. Appledore. Le George Bernard Shaw still fitting out ; no date yet for trials.   British Channel Observations. 11/3 at 08.38 vehicle carrier Grande Napoli, 14,565 tons d.w., owners Grimaldi Line of Italy, inward … Continue reading

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May diary.

We’re here every week – Mondays. (Please note Bank Holiday  Monday 28th, when these events may not take place. Please check with organisers.) 10-12pm Appledore Community Art Group at Appledore Community Hall. 6.45pm – 8.30pm Breakaway Social Club for adults … Continue reading

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Plough Theatre – May events.

9 – 11 Fore Street Great Torrington EX38 8HQ Listings – May 2018 Box Office: 01805 624624   Saturday 26. Film. Mary Magdalene (12A). 8pm. Comedy. Mark Steel (at RHS Rosemoor). 8pm. Music. Gilmore and Roberts (The George Hotel, … Continue reading

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New garden waste service for Torridge. _____________________________________________________

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