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The route

Get on your bike in Devon. The local tourist board has just launched an online cycling guide to the county featuring off-road tracks, leisurely afternoon rides, from Plymouth to Ilfracombe, and all points inbetween. Go to visitdevon.co.uk

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02 targets teens to open up cash card market

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Questions of Cash: NatWest emerge with no credit in refund dispute

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