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From Monday, 02/Mar/2015 onwards

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One rule for one, and one for another?

I AM writing to express my disgust at the overwhelming hypocrisy of the councillors who turned down the planning permission of the barn at Ashbury, near Northlew.


Solar eclipse was sheer magic — a truly memorable experience

FRIDAY’S partial solar eclipse seen from the old clay works at Meeth was sheer magic.


Solar eclipse was sheer magic — a truly memorable experience

FRIDAY’S partial solar eclipse seen from the old clay works at Meeth was sheer magic.


Extraordinary privilege

AS we enter purdah prior to the General Election could I just thank all your readers who have contacted me over the years and thank you for providing me with my regular column.


Consumers are being failed by big six companies

HIGH energy bills are a big problem for many people locally, especially at this time of year.


Footbridge looks horrendous!

WHO is responsible for the eyesore that is the new footbridge at the east end of Okehampton? It looks like a blue shipping container with the top cut off? It looks absolutely horrendous! There  obviously hasn’t been any thought to the design or colour to blend in with the surrounding countryside or to make Okehampton’s main tourist route into town more attractive.


Managing asthma

THE reent high pollution levels received widespread media coverage because of the health risks posed to many vulnerable people across the UK, including those with respiratory conditions such as asthma.


Grammar memories

FOR a term in 1966 I taught languages at Okehampton Grammar.


Thank you so much

THANK you so much to the group of people who helped me on Wednesday, March 4 when I fell badly in Fore Street, dislocating my shoulder.


Explanations for this dog nonsense

I’VE read recent reports on the problems of dogs worrying livestock on Dartmoor with a certain amount of wry amusement.


Consider standing as a town councillor . . .

ELECTIONS at national, borough/district and town/parish level are to be held on May 7.


Who said we need 900 houses?

I WENT to see the exhibition at Charter Hall outlining the proposals for major expansion of Okehampton in the next few years.


Contact a Family is here to help

CONTACT a Family — a national charity that supports UK families with disabled children whatever their disability — is worried that local families could be missing out on a potential £21.


Be warned about scam

I’VE twice received a potential new phone scam call that I believe readers should be aware of.


Good will and common sense would solve traffic issues

I AM sad when people take the time and trouble to write to the local paper and then hide behind anonymity.


Please keep your dogs off the flower beds in the park!

I HAVE to agree with the writer of the letter headed ‘my option would be a massive flyover’ — common sense in planning is definitely needed for West Devon.


Ping-pong governments that have ignored the South West

YOU will be aware —not least from the media coverage in papers and TV — that the election campaign has started in earnest, unfortunately.


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