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Council seeks renting partnership with private landlords.

Torridge District Council is calling on private landlords with accommodation for rent in Bideford to come forward to discuss long term leases for their properties. The request is part of the Council’s push to find a more ready supply of … Continue reading

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Arts Society North Devon virtual events.

The Arts Society North Devon is continuing to deliver its outstanding lectures via Zoom. Enjoy top quality talks from the comfort of your home during the pandemic. For more information visit , contact the chairman on , or … Continue reading

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The “Freshspring” project.

Steamship ‘Freshspring’ celebrates four years in Bideford. During the Second World War, a fleet of freshwater-carrying steam ships was commissioned by the Royal Navy to deliver water to warships. These became the ‘Fresh’ class of ships and the last one … Continue reading

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Volunteers sought for “Home from Hospital”. ________________________________________________

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‘Families for Chidren’ – online information sessions for 2021.

With the current COVID situation we are now running information sessions online via Zoom. I have pleasure in sending the date of our next information sessions. Are you considering adoption but not sure where to start? Families for Children is … Continue reading

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Plans to transform the heart of Bideford.

Councillors unanimously backed outline plans that could see the heart of Bideford transformed as part of a £9.7m bid for investment and regeneration. The scheme has been developed as Bideford’s bid for a slice of the £1billion “Future High Streets” … Continue reading

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Bereavement support during Covid-19.

(Scroll down below poster for links). NHS. Tel. 01271-322362. Website – North Devon Hospice. Tel. 01271-347225. Email – Website – Cruse Bereavement Care. Tel. 0300 330 5466. Email – Website – Families in Grief. Tel. … Continue reading

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Help with anxiety & depression – ‘TALKWORKS’.

‘Don’t suffer in silence’ – help at hand for people in North?Devon feeling anxious about leaving lockdown. For many people across the country, the past few months have been an incredibly difficult time with the COVID-19 pandemic creating a range … Continue reading

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Help with relationship counselling.

New Local Relationship Counselling Service. A new Relationship Counselling service opened in Barnstaple earlier this year to help local couples and individuals struggling with their relationships to access support in their local area. The coronavirus outbreak meant that the service … Continue reading

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Beaford Archive reopens to record Coronavirus.

  North Devonians invited to photograph life during lockdown. April 2020, North Devon. For the first time in over 30 years, the Beaford Archive – home to the North Devon photographs of James Ravilious and Oscar-winning cinematographer Roger Deakins – … Continue reading

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Abbotsham – an historical note.

If you have been watching the last series of ‘Poldark’ you will know that the final episodes dealt with the threat of invasion in the West Country by the French. This threat was temporarily resolved by the Peace of Amiens … Continue reading

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Heroine of India honoured with statue in Torrington.

A bronze statue of Sister Nivedita (1867-1911) was unveiled by Great Torrington Town and Torridge District Councillors in Great Torrington Cemetery on Saturday 27th August . Sister Nivedita, who was born Margaret Elizabeth Noble, spent much of her life in … 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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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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