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Volunteers sought for Marie Curie’s Great Daffodil Appeal.

Marie Curie, the UK’s leading charity for people living with a terminal illness and their families, is urgently calling for volunteers in Bideford to give just two hours of their time to hand out the charity’s iconic daffodil pins in … Continue reading

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Arts Society North Devon meeting, 11th February.

Our next meeting will be held on Tuesday 11th February 2020 at The Durrant House Hotel, Northam, when our lecturer will be Ms Linda Smith. The meeting will begin at 2pm and the lecture is entitled “James Gillray: a Caterpillar … Continue reading

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Community conversations about Bideford’s future.

Torridge District Council and Onion Collective, a community-centred social enterprise, would like to invite local residents to attend an open community drop-in session to discuss ideas and aspirations about Bideford’s future. The session will be held on Saturday 1st February … Continue reading

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Appledore – Churchfields play area new design.

Following completion of the tendering process a new Pirate Ship Feature is to be installed in Churchfields Play Park in Appledore. The ship will be assembled by Kompan Ltd, the winning contractor. The old pirate ship was very popular, but … Continue reading

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‘Journey to the Sea’ films.

‘Journey to the Sea’ film series set to make waves in North Devon. A new six-part documentary series starring the people and landscapes of North Devon premieres in the county this month – narrated by BBC Springwatch presenter Gillian Burke. … Continue reading

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Learn to cook, & cut food waste.

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Clovelly events listing for 2020.

Lentsherd, Shrove Tuesday 25 February 2020. Lentsherd (pronounced ‘Lanshard’) is an old Clovelly Shrove Tuesday custom. Historically the aim is to chase bad spirits away and drive the devil into the sea before Lent. This has been going on for … Continue reading

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Exmoor Pony Centre news.

News from the Exmoor Pony Centre, Ashwick, Dulverton TA22 9QE It has been a busy start to 2020, with 13 new foals so far arriving at the Centre, all of which will have to be handled and health checked to … Continue reading

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Shipping notes No. 177 (December).

Bideford Quay. No cargo shipping since last issue. Yelland Quay. Nothing since last issue. Appledore. No shipyard news forthcoming, so keeping fingers crossed that the New Year will bring some good news. Bristol Channel Observations. 1/12 at 07.58 cargo vessel … Continue reading

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“Down on the Farm” – short films.

SIX SHORT DOCUMENTARY FILMS ABOUT FARMERS AND FARMING IN NORTH DEVON. A short film commission has produced six five-minute documentaries about farmers and farming within the unique environment of North Devon’s UNESCO Biosphere Reserve. The films are a revealing insight … Continue reading

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‘Plastic Free North Devon’ – short film.

Plastic Free North Devon Awareness Raising Short Film New 3-minute film to highlight our connection to the natural world and  encourage individual actions to help combat environmental issues. Plastic Free North Devon (PFND) today announces the release of their awareness … Continue reading

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Shipping notes No 176 (November).

Bideford Quay. The Oldenburg sailed about 07.00 13th for drydocking at Sharpness. Appledore. No further news regarding the reopening of the shipyard. Possibly an announcement prior to the General Election on the 12th December? Yelland Quay. No shipping since last … Continue reading

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Burton at Bideford – mini arts lab.

Mini Arts Lab! Every Tuesday during term time at the Burton. Join us for a range of drop-in art activities aimed at younger children,10am-12pm. __________________________________________

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Shipping notes No. 175 (October).

Bideford Quay. Nothing since last issue. Yelland Quay. Nothing since the Deo Gloria in June. Appledore. No news since that last reported (27th September). Bristol Channel Observations. 2/10 at 12.59 cargo vessel Eastern Vanquish, 3,577 tons d.w., owners Eastern Shipping … Continue reading

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Plans for new Burrows Centre take shape.

At the recent Community and Resources committee meeting on Monday 14th October Members were updated on the latest developments in plans to deliver the exciting new Visitor Centre for Northam Burrows. The new facility will be the focal point of … Continue reading

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