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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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Clovelly Herring Festival, 18th November.

Clovelly Herring Festival always falls in November. It’s the time of year when our historic village celebrates the coming of the great “Silver Darlings”, better known as Herring. We celebrate and promote this tasty, nutritious fish whilst supporting sustainable fishing. … Continue reading

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Exeter Literary Festival, 16th – 18th November.

Exeter welcomes a range of local and nationally known authors to a new literary festival this month. ExeLitFest takes place at venues around the city centre over three days, Friday 16th to Sunday 18th November. The full programme can be … Continue reading

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Exmoor Pony Centre – November.

News from the Exmoor Pony Centre, Ashwick, Dulverton. TA22 9QE The Pony Centre is closed for the winter, but the work of the Charity goes on; albeit with a different focus. Attention now is concentrated on essential maintenance work and … 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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“Time to Talk”.

Living Options Devon announces new project to tackle loneliness and isolation amongst Devon’s disabled and Deaf community. On Thursday 25th October Living Options Devon (LOD) launched the Time To Talk project, which aims to tackle one of the most prominent … Continue reading

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Clovelly awarded RHS gold medal.

RHS “Britain in Bloom” National Award Ceremony held in Belfast on October 19, 2018. The Hon. John Rous, owner of Clovelly, North Devon, travelled to Belfast with members of the ‘Clovelly in Bloom’ gardening team for the prestigious RHS ‘Britain … Continue reading

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Bideford’s “Wheel Park” …..

….. aims to be a “Destination Facility” for all. Thanks to substantial grant funding and a significant financial investment from Torridge District Council, Bideford will soon be the home of brand new concrete “wheel park” on the redundant tennis courts … Continue reading

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The greening of Bideford.

The Bideford Town Centre Partnership are working with Friends of the Earth to try to create a town centre in Bideford which is “10x greener”. Bideford is part of the second phase nationally for this project of town centres who … 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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Shipping notes No. 161 (11th – 31st August).

Bideford Quay. No cargoes since last issue. Captain Hoad, the pilot since 1999, has officially retired and Capt Davis is now the pilot for the Rivers Torridge and Taw. Appledore. LE George Bernard Shaw is due for delivery to the … Continue reading

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Felicity’s September fish recipe.

They have been catching salmon on the River Torridge for a thousand years and this year at the Appledore and Instow Regatta there was an advert for the Open Salmon Boat races, which said that back in the 50s, 60s, … Continue reading

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