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“Boeing Boeing”, Holsworthy. _______________________________________________  

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‘Transform Ageing’ event – Beaford, 26th April.

COMMUNITY-LED PROGRAMME IN TORRIDGE AND BARNSTAPLE SUPPORTED BY NATIONAL LOTTERY FUNDING AIMS TO TRANSFORM THE EXPERIENCE OF AGEING. A pioneering new programme is looking to harness the full potential of local communities in Devon to transform the experience of ageing … Continue reading

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North Devon farmers support local community.

  North Devon farmers John and Susanne Tucker have decided to create a charitable fund with local charity Devon Community Foundation, in order to help support their neighbourhood now, and forever. Thanks to the income generated by wind turbines on … Continue reading

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Volunteer photographers sought for research project. ________________________________________________________

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Appledore’s ale, cider, and sausage festival – 28th & 29th April.

Hosted at St. Mary’s Hall in the picturesque village of Appledore, the Sausage and Ale Festival showcases a wide range of our fabulous local ales, ciders and sausages. These wonderful local products will be accompanied by live music from the … Continue reading

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April’s youth page.

Tarka chance on me. Charles Kingsley is one of our most celebrated exports – we have him to thank for “Westward Ho!” the novel, the town and the railway station. In later years, he has become more eccentric with his … Continue reading

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One hundred years ago – April 1917.

On behalf of Miss Penhale, auctioneers Smyth-Richards, Stapleton and Fox are selling two lots of property: ‘Thornbury and Higher Thorne’,a farm of 140 acres with stone and slate buildings and a thatched cottage.  Two arable fields at Horestone Cross, comprising … Continue reading

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Felicity’s sustainable fish cookery – April.

The delicious dish below is traditionally cooked for family celebrations on Easter Sunday. Salt Cod, Basque Style – Bacalao a la Vizcaina – 4 servings. Ingredients. 450g/1lb dried salt cod or pollack. 2 medium onions, finely chopped. 3 tbsp. olive … Continue reading

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Beavering away for Bideford flood protection.

There are proposals under consideration for raising the level of the Kenwith Reservoir dam to give the necessary added protection from fluvial flooding resulting from anticipated climate change and the amount of new housing development in the catchment area. In … Continue reading

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Buzz Byte – basics.

Desktop, Laptop, or Tablet – the choice is yours! This month, rather than advice, I thought we’d look at some of the abbreviations used in the industry and what they stand for. The three main computers that are sold today … Continue reading

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Burton Art Gallery – April.

April is such a cheerful month, with everything springing to life; colour takes over from the greys of winter, the sun rises higher and gives us some warmth, most welcome. Colour is an important feature of the art of Wilhelmina … Continue reading

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Book Buzz.

  Reviewed by Bideford Library Readers’ Group – “Fahrenheit 451”, by Ray Bradbury. This book was an amalgamation of five short stories written in the late 1940s/ early 50s. Any story about censorship was unwelcome at the time, so one … Continue reading

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April diary.

  Monday 24th 10am-12pm Appledore Community Art Group at Appledore Community Hall. 6.30pm Yoga & Meditation classes at Chubb/Churchill Community Lounge. 7pm Appledore Band – training band followed by senior band at St Mary’s Hall. 7pm Tai Chi at Bideford … Continue reading

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Shipping notes No. 144 (February/ March).

In Port – Bideford Quay. Fehn Caledonia – (ex – Rhine Express, 2014); built 2013; flag Antigua; owners German; crew Latvian, Ukrainian, & Russian; from Avonmouth to Castellon; arrived 7/3, sailed 10/3 ; loaded 2,350 tons ball clay. Appledore. The … Continue reading

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Plough Theatre – April events.

  9 – 11 Fore Street Great Torrington EX38 8HQ Listings – April 2017 Box Office: 01805 624624   Sunday 23. Music. Faustus (Folk). 7:30pm. Wednesday 26. Workshop. Looking at Trees. Drawing and Painting. 10am – 3pm. Thursday 27. … Continue reading

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