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It doesn't matter where you look, TV, newspapers, magazines or mail through your front door, everyone is talking about the General Election 2015 with voters going to the polls on 7th May 2015. Have you registered to vote? Do you know who you will vote for? Are you a floating voter?
Teachers in Barnstaple are being invited as of November 2014 onwards to request a visit from a representative of a national children’s charity. Wendy Whittaker from bibic (British Institute for Brain Injured Children, also known as Be Inspired By Incredible Children), which helps children with conditions affecting social, communication and learning abilities, is looking to visit schools in the town to make them aware of the charity’s work.
Even though I’m back to work today I cant help reflecting on lots of precious memories that have been created over the last two weeks with my family.
The Festival of Winter Walks was set up by Britain's walking charity, Ramblers. The aim is to make walking paths safer and encourage people to do more walking. This year, they want you to go out walking over the Christmas period!
It's Behind You......Oh, No It's Not!!!! It's that season again and Barnstaple's Queen's Theatre presents its annual pantomime, Jack & The Beanstalk! Enjoy the BIGGEST pantomime of them all - with stunning sets, fabulous costumes and giant-sized jokes. The perfect treat for all the family!
Being a carer comes with huge responsibilities! People often give up their jobs and many enjoyable aspects of their lives to look after a friend, relative or neighbour. It's an ultimate act of human kindness.
Clocks Go Back This Weekend!
Clocks Go Back This Weekend!
At 2am on the last Sunday in October the clocks will turn back an hour, making the mornings slightly lighter and evenings darker. The date the clocks go back, 26th October, also signifies the official end of British Summer Time. The clocks went forward by an hour on 30th March this year to give us lighter summer evenings.
October is Domestic Violence awareness month. Unfortunately for many women and men out there domestic abuse is a regular occurrence in their household. Re:Store Charity Shop in Barnstaple operates to fund the charity work of North Devon Against Domestic Abuse (NDADA). All confidential calls to 01271 370079
Clean Beaches Are The Best!
Clean Beaches Are The Best!
The Great British Beach Clean is launched once again this September! Why? Because the Marine Conservation Society (MCS) knows that the coast is a single environment of its own that needs extra special focus! The beach clean weekend is into its 21st year and all the information collected is made into useful data for the Big Weekend survey.
St Anne's Chapel sits in a green, pedestrianised precinct in the centre of Barnstaple. The Chapel is a Gothic building, thought to date predominantly to the early 14th Century, although there are no records to prove or disprove this. North Devon Moving Image (NDMI) is looking for local people to get involved with an oral history film making project about St Anne's Chapel in Barnstaple.
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