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Bideford host families sought for ‘SOL’ in summer 2017.

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Let’s be careful out there – Part 1.

POLICE NEWS AND UPDATES. COMMON CYBER CRIMES SEEN BY DEVON & CORNWALL POLICE – with example videos. Sexting/ Grooming. – Victim is encouraged to share naked pictures of themselves (or explicit mes- sages) via text/ apps/ emails. Often involves children … Continue reading

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South Molton jazz club.

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One hundred years ago – February 1917.

February 1917 saw several radical changes in the Bideford Gazette newspaper. The Great War headlines were still most depressing. There was a least one page in each issue devoted to news from the action across the world – one of … Continue reading

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Buzz Byte – printers.

  Welcome to this new series of articles about home computing. This month’s tips are about printers. Most home users will have an inkjet printer which will use either a colour and black cartridge or a black with individual colours, … Continue reading

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Shipping notes No. 142 (Nov. ’16/ Jan. ’17).

In port – Yelland Quay. Welsh Piper, 12.12.16 and 17.12.16. In port – Bideford Quay. Oldenberg returned to Bideford about the 23rd December, following her annual drydocking at Sharpness. At Appledore. Arco Dart, 29.11.16. Bristol Channel Observations. 21.11.16 at 07.40 … Continue reading

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Regulation by “Impress” – “Buzz” complaints procedure.

“Bideford Buzz” is now regulated by ‘Impress’, the independent press regulator. Making a complaint. We can look into complaints about items we have published which are in our control. We adhere to the Standards Code adopted by IMPRESS and can … Continue reading

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The Filo Project.

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One hundred years ago – December 1916/ January 2017.

The first three issues of the Gazette in December 1916 are full of seasonal cheer of all varieties. W.J. Ridge, Wine merchant of 70 High Street has two adverts – one for Old Scotch Whiskies including “Dew off the Highlands”, … Continue reading

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Felicity’s sustainable fish cookery, December.

  Here’s a recipe for Christmas Eve or parties with friends and family. This is based on Darina Allen’s  Simply Delicious Christmas book and is rather retro as it was originally written in 1989! (and reprinted in 2002). Ingredients for … Continue reading

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“Fire Kills” campaign.

  WE SHOULD ALL TEST THE SMOKE ALARMS IN OUR HOMES NOW – AND EVERY MONTH. Torridge District Council is supporting the campaign launched by Fire Minister Brandon Lewis for people to test their smoke alarms after research showed that … Continue reading

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The past is a foreign country :

they do things differently there. After umming and ahhing over a decent setting for my recent novel – Weekend Rockstars – I eventually settled on a fictionalised unnamed westcountry town that was unnervingly close to the Bideford I left over … Continue reading

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One hundred years ago – November 1916.

Several farms are advertised this month under the “To be let by Tender” columns. Lot 1, South Hill Farm, Little Torrington comprising 157 acres and all the usual farmhouse buildings and two workers’ cottages; Lot 2, Higher Cross Lawn, 11½ … Continue reading

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Felicity’s sustainable fish cookery; November.

Here is a recipe from Rachel Allen Ballymaloe Cookery School in Ireland -more from them next month after I visit! Preservation recipe when Herrings are glutting from Clovelly this month – Pickled Herrings. 12 fresh herrings 600ml Vinegar 110g/4oz Sea … Continue reading

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One hundred years ago – October 1916.

This month the newspaper is overwhelmed with news from the war. Several pages are given over to “reports from the Front”. All the villages without exception are announcing casualties, injuries and, sadly, deaths to their men who had been called … Continue reading

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