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Exmoor Pony Centre summer events.

News from the Exmoor Pony Centre, Ashwick, Dulverton TA22 9QE. Due to the lovely weather, the whole of the Easter holidays was extremely busy and we were fully booked for rides on many days. We had a good time at … Continue reading

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Citizens Advice – pregnancy.

Advice from your local Citizens Advice. Pregnancy. Question: I’m 3 months pregnant and just beginning to show, so last week I thought I’d sit down with my manager and let them know before any speculation could take place. My manager … Continue reading

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D – Day commemoration events, Northam Burrows.

Discover Wartime Westward Ho! at a special exhibition and events on Northam Burrows. Northam Burrows Country Park will be holding a series of special events in May and June to mark commemorations of the 75th anniversary of D Day. The … Continue reading

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Westward Ho! beach – Blue Flag award.

Charity reveals country’s best beaches with announcement of Blue Flag and Seaside Awards for 2019. Keep Britain Tidy has today announced the winners of 71 Blue Flags and 137 Seaside Awards. Visitors to award-winning beaches can be sure of a … Continue reading

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Westward Ho! beach – dog restriction for 2019.

Dog Restriction introduced for 2019 bathing season on Westward Ho! Beach. From the 1st of May to the 30th of September Torridge District Council will be introducing a restriction for Dogs on Westward Ho! beach and promenade. This restriction relates … Continue reading

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One hundred years ago – May 1919.

Echoes of the war are still evident in some areas of life. R Blackmore & Sons Auctioneers, of New Road, Bideford, have been instructed to sell agricultural items which are surplus to the requirements of the North Devon Agricultural Committee. … Continue reading

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Shipping notes No. 169 (April).

In port – Yelland Quay. Welsh Piper 18/4. In port – Bideford Quay. Clavigo – built 1992; flag Antigua & Barbuda; owners German; crew Russian & Ukrainian; from Greenmore to Castellon; arrived 16/4, sailed 18/4; loaded 2,800 tons ball clay. … Continue reading

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May diary.

Daily events. (Regular weekly events in part 2, below).   Monday 27th Bank Holiday. 10.30am – 4.30pm Appledore Art Exhibition; Lundy Art Group exhibition of work for sale in the Blue Lights Hall. Thursday 30th 7.30pm -9pm David Lane and … Continue reading

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Shipping notes No. 168 (March).

Bideford Quay. No shipping since last issue. Yelland Quay. No shipping since last issue. Appledore. The yard officially closed on Friday 15th March. During the morning of 16th March the BBC advised that a consortium was putting together plan of … Continue reading

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Fight to save Appledore shipyard continues.

The future of Appledore Shipyard remains under negotiation. The formal closure of the Yard on 15th March marked the end of the marine activities conducted by Babcock International. Since the announcement, just before Christmas, a Taskforce has been working on … Continue reading

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Atlantic Racquet Centre.

Atlantic Racquet Centre is a brand-new multi-sports community facility in Bideford. It currently offers 4 indoor and 6 outdoor tennis courts as well as 3 badminton courts. A gym, squash courts and a café are planned to be completed in … Continue reading

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Summer solstice cruise on MS Oldenburg.

The Northam Care Trust (formerly Northam Lodge) are celebrating the Summer Solstice by hosting a charity fundraiser on the MS Oldenburg on Friday 21st June 2019 from 7.45pm. We will leave Bideford Quay for a two hour sailing around the … Continue reading

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One hundred years ago – March 1919.

Property for sale: At an auction held at the New Inn, Messrs Dymond & Son sold Swiss Cottage, Northam, which was knocked down to Mr A Chamberlain for £925; 3 pasture fields [2 adjacent Bloody Corner and 1 at White … Continue reading

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Felicity’s sustainable fish cookery – March.

    Finnish Herring Pie – baked herring with tomatoes. Ingredients. 4 /6 herrings. 2 large onions. oil/ butter. 1-2 ½ lbs of potatoes (6-med/large potatoes). S &P. ½pt. milk.   Method. Scale and bone the herring and clean by … Continue reading

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Shipping notes No. 167 (February).

Bideford Quay. No shipping since last issue. Appledore. Babcock are dismantling equipment, and there are various people interested in buying the yard (BBC radio Devon). Yelland. Nothing since last issue. Bristol Channel Observations. 1/2 at 15.30 cargo vessel Eems Spring, … Continue reading

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