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Bideford’s Newfoundland links & the Chope Collection.

Devon has strong historic links with the Canadian Province of Newfoundland dating back to the 16th Century, when boats from local ports sailed to the waters of Newfoundland to fish for cod. Initially men left Devon in April and returned … Continue reading

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One hundred years ago – March 2017.

There has been no break in the wintry conditions across the region. The seasonal rise in temperature usually seen during this month was only very slight. Frost and fog have been persistent and snow has fallen on several days – … Continue reading

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Felicity’s sustainable fish cookery – March.

A belated happy and prosperous 2017 to everyone. This year I plan to visit the fish festivals in Devon and along the north coast – there will be 3 spaces in my car, so come along. Please contact me or … Continue reading

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Let’s be careful out there – Part 2.

CYBER SECURITY SUMMARY – DEVON & CORNWALL POLICE. If you’d like to get started on the basics consider – Home Wi-Fi – change your password away from a factory pre-set (i.e. the label on the back), as these are published … Continue reading

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Buzz Byte – antivirus & internet security.

  What is the difference between antivirus and internet security; don’t they both protect your computer? I hear you say. Yes they do, but to a different extent.  An antivirus protects your computer from those mean little bugs that can … Continue reading

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Shipping notes No. 143 (January/ February).

In port – Yelland Quay. Arklow Resolve – built 2004: flag Rotterdam; owners Dutch; crew Russian; from Glensanda to Avonmouth; arrived 13/1, sailed 15/1; discharged 4,700 tons chippings (this was the largest cargo ever discharged or loaded in the Taw/ … Continue reading

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

www.sol.org.uk                                     karen@sol.org.uk ________________________________________________________

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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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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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