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Task force to deal with Appledore Shipyard closure

A taskforce has been set up to address the announced closure of Appledore Shipyard scheduled for 15th March 2019. The first meeting took place last Thursday at TDC’s Caddsdown Business Support Centre and was organised and chaired by South West Business Council (SWBC). Representatives from other key organisations and influencers also […]

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Appledore Shipyard to close

Sadly, Babcock International has today announced it has taken the difficult decision to exit operations at its Appledore facility in Devon, ending its site lease in March 2019. This means the end of Appledore’s historic shipyard. This despite a £60m lifeline offered by the MoD to secure employment for the workforce. […]

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Appledore Book Festival has started

It has to be said: I adore the Appledore Book Festival and attend as much as I can every year. I learn so much. Books are a massive draw for me and listening to the insights of learned folk who are also excellent writers never ceases to fascinate. It is the […]

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Spate of criminal damage in Appledore

Police are appealing for witnesses following a spate of criminal damage which happened over the weekend [Friday 12 January – Saturday 13 January] in Bideford. All three incidents happened on The Quay in Appledore between 4pm on Friday 12 January and 10am Saturday 13 January 2018. A fishing vessel hooker […]

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