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“Coastal Creatures” – summer programme.


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NDDH volunteer awarded medal in Queen’s Birthday Honours.

A retired gas engineer from Westward Ho! who has dedicated his life to voluntary work after becoming ill has been awarded a British Empire Medal (BEM) in the Queen’s Birthday Honours List for 2018. Roger Pullen, 71, was awarded the … Continue reading

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New dementia specialist at NDDH – a Devon first.

We now have an Admiral Nurse – dementia clinical nurse specialist – at NDDH, the first hospital-based Admiral Nurse in Devon. Angela is looking for people to get in touch with her to build up a directory of dementia groups … Continue reading

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Exmoor Pony Centre news.

Exmoor Pony Centre, Ashwick, Dulverton, TA22 9QE Some ponies such as Archie (on the left with Lydia) and Morris (on the right with Linzi) are now being taken to summer grazing sites. Some of our ponies get to live in … Continue reading

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June’s Youth Page.

WHAAM ! When people think of Devon they think of the sea, of beaches, picturesque villages and the countryside. However so much of what makes Devon special is the people who live here. I recently attended the Westward Ho! and … Continue reading

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One hundred years ago: June 1918.

There is a surplus of British-made butter available. The weekly ration has been increased from 4 to 5 oz per person. Northam Urban District Council seek tenders for the clearing of rabbits on lands at Melbury Reservoir, Parkham. One extra … Continue reading

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Felicity’s Fish Cookery – June.

This month the summer fish arrives in all its delicate splendour, and I thought it would be good to look at some Georgian fish recipes (the cookery at the beginning of the nineteenth Century, just before the Victorian Era).  The … Continue reading

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Bideford Fair & Dog Show, 30th June.


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Buzz Byte – June.

What is a cloud? In computing terms it’s not a fluffy white object in the sky, but a physical server used for storing and sharing data. Your information is stored on a remote database which is serviced and controlled, provided … Continue reading

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Gardening tips for June.

June is always regarded as the month for roses and it is a good time to feed them and keep any pests or diseases at bay. Good rose fertiliser, especially formulated for them, is available at most DIY stores or … Continue reading

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Fair weather can bite!

Advice from Torbridge Vets. Finally the sun is out! We are all itching to get out and about with our pets and soak up the rays. One fair weather problem comes in the form of Britain’s only venomous reptile, the … Continue reading

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British Naturalists’ Association.

The British Naturalists’ Association’s (Taw Valley and Exmoor Branch) recent field trip was to Parkham Ash, to meet Peter Channing on his private 34 acre farm. We arrived shortly after 5.30am, to listen to the ‘Dawn Chorus,’ and to explore … Continue reading

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Bideford’s Nat West Bank.

An iconic building in Bideford, Nat West Bank (formerly National Provincial) closed on 29th May 2018. Peter Christie looks back on its history, and Gerald Waldron remembers his time as a bank employee. End of an era. The closure of … Continue reading

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Book Buzz.

What’s happening at your local library? It’s National Bookstart Week from 4th to 10th June. Aimed at encouraging a love of books in children under 5, all Devon libraries will have a limited number of free books to give away. … Continue reading

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Bideford Cinema – June.

Friday 22 and Saturday 23 June at 7.30pm at Kingsley School: On Chesil Beach (15), 110 mins. For up-to-date information on times and dates please see our weekly advert in the North Devon Gazette, or visit our website at … Continue reading

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