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The Facts of Life & Death – Belinda Bauer

Seeing Sally’s book review decided me to export this one I originally posted on MsDemeanour. I’d read ‘Rubbernecker’ by Belinda Bauer, which I really enjoyed,  then discovered she’d written one set very close by in North Devon, so obviously devoured that one, too. It got rather bad reviews, and it […]

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Incredible Rain Damage at Bucks Mills

Well, the picturesque and historic village of Bucks Mills has suffered devastating damage during the last week. It was only late July when councillors and locals were celebrating the re-opening of the slipway at the beach, following damage caused by the heavy storms of 2014, and now look at it. […]

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Bucks Mills Quay and Slipway Opening

At a well attended event, the slipway and quay at Bucks Mills was officially reopened on Tuesday 21st July, recognising the repairs carried out following damage caused by severe storms in 2014. It’s now looking much improved. Representatives from Torridge Council, local Parish Councils, contractors, other groups and members of […]

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Torridge Secures Funding for Coastal Defences

Torridge District Council has secured almost half a million pounds funding for coastal defences work following the winter storms last year The money from the Environment Agencies Storm Damage Recovery Programme of up to £445,000 has been allocated for repairs to sea defences at Westward Ho!, Northam Burrows and at […]

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Thefts from Cars in Hartland

PCSO John McGovern has received three reports of theft from vehicles on Saturday the 29th March 2014 CD/14/639 occurred between 1pm -3.35pm, a vehicle in the Elmscott area of Hartland in Bideford, had the rear driver’s side and rear passenger side windows smashed and a handbag stolen. CD/14/640 relates to […]

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A Rare Chance to See the Cabin at Bucks Mills

The exhibition Modern Masters in Print, has brought works by some of the 20th century’s most acclaimed artists to North Devon. At the Burton Art Gallery and Museum until the 15th July, the exhibition includes work by Matisse, Picasso, Dali and Warhol. But as an alternative to this exhibition and to highlight […]

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Free School Protest Gathers Pace

As the North Devon free school protest gathers pace, Bude and Beyond has today received this information from a group of local residents prepared to put up a fight against what they see as un unconvincing proposal, not least because of the potential urbanisation of this rural Devon area. Read […]

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Free School – Not Needed Here?

As the Route 39 Free School announced its site will be at isolated Bucks Cross in North Devon, Dave Fitzsimmons, Head of Holsworthy  Community College, spoke on Radio Devon yesterday morning (go to 1  hr 19 mins in)  to explain the negative impact the new school will have on existing […]

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