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Distraction theft in Bideford but help is at hand

Police are appealing for witnesses following a distraction theft of an elderly woman in North Devon. The incident that happened between 2:30-3:30pm in Tesco Car Park, Manteo Way, Bideford on Monday 17 December. The victim, a 90-year-old local woman was loading shopping into her car when she was approached by […]

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Police investigation: Bideford assaults

Police are appealing for witnesses following several reports of assaults in the Bideford area. The incidents were reported to have happened between 8 pm and 9.30pm on Wednesday 28 November, and are believed to be connected. Police are keen to hear from anyone who was in the areas of Bridgeland […]

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Police appeal to find missing Bideford man

Police are asking for the public’s help to locate a 23-year-old man missing from the Bideford area. Connor Harford was last seen on Tuesday 23rd October 2018 and may be travelling to the London area, however with no recent contact police are becoming increasingly concerned for his welfare. Connor is […]

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Bideford to have a rather different skate park

Thanks to substantial grant funding and a significant financial investment from Torridge District Council, Bideford will soon be the home of brand new concrete “wheel park” on the redundant tennis courts on Bideford sports ground. The design and build will be undertaken by nationally renowned Canvas Spaces Ltd. With guidance […]

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M & S to close Bideford outlet store

The North Devon Gazette has reported that Marks & Spencer is to close its outlet store at Bideford’s Affinity Devon (formerly Atlantic Village). This is a shame as it is probably the highlight of the outlet village. The lease is up for renewal next year and Marks & Spencer has […]

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No further action in Bideford explosives case

The Police were called at around 11.30am on Wednesday 12 September following concerns for the welfare of a woman in Bideford at an address in Bridge Street, Bideford. While at the address, some officers complained of feeling unwell and were immediately removed from the scene and a cordon put in […]

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Torridge Bridge works to recommence

From Devon County Council’s website: Repair work on Torridge Bridge, near Bideford, will resume later this month (September). The second phase of the scheme to replace a damaged expansion joint on the bridge will get underway on Monday 17 September. Work will be carried out at night-time using temporary two-way […]

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Missing Bideford woman found

Update: The Bideford Missing Person Jana Koznarova has been located safe and well in Bideford at 8pm on Friday 17th August. The police would like to thank members of the public for their help in locating the misper safely. Police are concerned for the health and welfare of 35-year-old Jana Koznarova who […]

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Assault in Bideford

From Devon & Cornwall Police: Police are appealing for witnesses to an assault that took place in Bideford on Wednesday 11 July. The incident took place on The Quay, near to the taxi rank between 9.45pm and 10.05pm. The victim, a man in his 30s, was assaulted by three unknown […]

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Flag Raising ceremony in Bideford

Hundreds of people gathered at Torridge’s annual Flag Raising Ceremony in Victoria Park on Monday to commemorate Armed Forces Week 2018. The event coincided with week-long celebrations around the Country in honour of Servicemen and Woman both past and present. The events seek to celebrate and recognise the contribution and […]

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Art on the Quay returns

Bideford Quay will once again provide the perfect backdrop for budding artists across the district to display and offer their work for sale in the coming months. The “Art on the Quay” project, now in its second year, is being championed by Torridge District Councillor for Orchard Hill Johnny Langton-Lockton. […]

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Flag raising ceremony in Bideford for Armed Forces Week

Torridge District Council will once again be holding a Flag Raising Ceremony in Victoria Park at 6.30pm on Monday 25thJune to commemorate Armed Forces Week 2018. The event will coincide with week long celebrations around the Country in honour of our Servicemen and Woman both past and present. This will be the tenth time […]

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Fabulous tennis facilities at Bideford further enhanced

The new Atlantic Racquet Centre based on the periphery of Caddsdown industrial estate in Bideford is now in full swing with the outdoor and indoor courts being used heavily by many budding future Wimbledon hopefuls. Torridge District Council has recently supported the development of this project through funding from its […]

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A39 roadworks go on and on…

What is going on along the A39? Sat in traffic both ways over the last couple of days en route to Tiverton Parkway, I noticed the sheer scale of the roadworks on the A39 at Bucks Cross near the new Route 39 site. The photos taken by my passenger daughter […]

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Bideford’s State of the Art Skatepark makes progress

Torridge Council tells us that £100,000 has been allocated to design and install a brand new concrete skate park that will be created on the redundant tennis courts that sit within the Bideford Sports Ground. 50% of this funding is coming from an external grant and further funding is to […]

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