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RNLI & SLSC Help 30+ Bathers Caught in #Bude Flash Rip

Posted by on Jul 28, 2014 in Beaches, Bude, Charities, Features, Tourism | 0 comments

RNLI & SLSC Help 30+ Bathers Caught in #Bude Flash Rip

Lifeguards at Crooklets and Summerleaze beaches worked together to help around 30 bathers who’d got caught in a flash rip current yesterday afternoon (Sunday 27 July). The lifeguards worked with volunteers from Bude Surf Lifesaving Club to get everybody back to shore safely.   The majority of the incidents happened yesterday afternoon, as a strong rip current formed in three foot swell and an incoming tide. Many bathers and bodyboarders were quickly taken out of their depth in the current, so the lifeguard teams from Crooklets and Summerleaze...

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Dan Wants to Improve Rural Mobile Signal

Posted by on Jul 28, 2014 in Cornwall, Features, Politics | 0 comments

Dan Wants to Improve Rural Mobile Signal

Dan Rogerson wants to make the most of Vodaphone’s ‘Rural Open Sure Signal’ programme which is offering 100 rural villages the chance to benefit from improved 3G mobile phone signal. Certainly, most rural villages down here need some help. The mobile signal is often dire. My son is with Vodafone, ironically, and cannot even send texts from Bude!    The programme is designed to help residents and businesses in communities that have poor mobile phone signal and will see alternative technology used to boost phone and mobile internet reception...

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Complaints Over Local Loos – Widemouth

Posted by on Jul 28, 2014 in Beaches, Bude, Cornwall, Council, Features, Tourism | 1 comment

Complaints Over Local Loos – Widemouth

Councillor Nigel Pearce writes: I had a number of complaints yesterday to say their was no water at all at the Widemouth bay toilets. No showers, toilet flushing, or hand wash. Hundreds of holiday makers were angry at the disgusting state of the toilets and losing their 20p for showers. The water was turned on by 5pm yesterday.  I have checked this morning and only 2 out of the 3  showers are working,  and the men’s hand wash is not working. Yesterday’s no water situation has been confirmed to me by a number of people who use...

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A Cracking Walk…Crackington Way…

Posted by on Jul 27, 2014 in Environment, Features | 0 comments

A Cracking Walk…Crackington Way…

‘Tis the season to be walking, and what better than a circular one?  This one, on the iWalk North Cornwall website  is 4.3 miles. Freshly posted, it is from the  beautiful St Gennys Church to Dizzard. It takes in track, fields, wooded valley and coastal path so is beautifully varied, too. It is a tad strenuous, so not for the faint-hearted. The highlights, according to the website, include: St Gennys Church, originating from the 7th century, on the clifftop. Rugged coastline and isolated rocky coves. Wildlife: birds, butterflies,...

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#Bude Canal Walk

Posted by on Jul 27, 2014 in Bude, Features, Gallery | 0 comments

#Bude Canal Walk

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‘Tis the Season to Go Camping – Safely

Posted by on Jul 27, 2014 in Devon, Emergency Service Notices, Environment, Features, Tourism | 0 comments

‘Tis the Season to Go Camping – Safely

As part of the Fire Kills campaign the Fire & Rescue Service is asking people to stay safe this summer as they make the most of the weather and enjoy the great outdoors, whether camping, cooking or exploring. By following the Fire Kills campaign’s top tips you can ensure that your great adventure is a safe and enjoyable one. Tents • Allow at least 6m spacing between tents and caravans and ensure they are away from parked cars to reduce the risk of fire spreading • Never use candles in or near a tent – torches are safer. • Keep cooking...

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Results of FIFA World Cup Drink Driving Campaign

Posted by on Jul 26, 2014 in Cornwall, Devon, Emergency Service Notices, Features, Food and Drink | 0 comments

Results of FIFA World Cup Drink Driving Campaign

During the FIFA World Cup, Devon and Cornwall Police carried out its annual summer drink and drug driving crackdown, supporting a wider national Association of Chief Police Officers (ACPO) campaign to reduce risk on our roads. The consequences of driving while over the limit the morning after drinking were a special focus of the campaign because of World Cup matches often being played later into the night and during weekdays. Inspector Richard Pryce, Roads Policing Unit Inspector, said: “The scheduling times of some matches meant that there...

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