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Push the Boat Out – Celebrate Sailing at Tamar Lakes

Posted by on Apr 17, 2014 in Devon, Features, Sport, Young People | 0 comments

Push the Boat Out – Celebrate Sailing at Tamar Lakes

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Support Your Yarn Shop Day

Posted by on Apr 17, 2014 in #bigupbude, Arts, Bude, Events, Features | 0 comments

Support Your Yarn Shop Day

A new event for A Need to Bead and Craft on National Support Your Wool Shop Day, so if you’re keen on crochet, spinning or knitting, get down there for the event. If you want to see demonstrations, great; and if you want to try your hand, get down there, too! Or just support your yarn/wool shop.   This slideshow requires JavaScript. Share...

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Bude Past & Present Launch

Posted by on Apr 17, 2014 in #bigupbude, Bude, Features, History, Stratton | 0 comments

Bude Past & Present Launch

Exciting news, and I can hold it in no longer. April 24th is the launch date of our new website, Bude Past & Present.   This is a collaborative, team effort to preserve Bude/Stratton heritage on the web. We hope to incorporate historic photos, reminiscences, and to go out and interview people with stories to tell (some of this may be audio). Although it will start off gently as a work in progress, our aim is to have an evolving site, with images and material free to view to anyone interested in our locality, plus later on, higher quality...

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Kirstie Leads World PomPom Challenge

Posted by on Apr 16, 2014 in Arts, Devon, Events, Features | 0 comments

Kirstie Leads World PomPom Challenge

Fans of Kirstie Allsopp, who lives in Welcombe, North Devon, for some of the time (with her partner Ben Andersen, two sons and two stepsons) might be keen on a trip to London this September. Kirstie is best known for presenting C4’s hugely successful craft series: Kirstie’s Homemade Home; Kirstie’s Handmade Britain; Kirstie’s Crafty Christmas; Kirstie’s Homemade Christmas; Kirstie and Phil’s Perfect Christmas; Kirstie’s Fill Your House for Free; and long-running property series Location, Location, Location. She has re-invigorated the world of...

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BAAM Summer Festival

Posted by on Apr 16, 2014 in #bigupbude, Arts, Bude, Charities, Events, Features | 0 comments

BAAM Summer Festival

BAAM (Bude Arts and Music) have opened a Crowdfunder project to raise funds for their summer festival. On the Crowdfunder site, they explain their mission: At Bude Arts And Music, we believe in affordable and accessible arts for all .. and in July we want to give the people of the Bude area a whole weekend of just that. We’ve got children’s theatre, drumming workshops, street performers, art exhibitions, community art projects, acoustic music, live bands, ‘Take Part in Art’ projects, a craft market, craft workshops, a...

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Illegal Rave? Forget It! Say Devon & Cornwall Police

Posted by on Apr 15, 2014 in Cornwall, Crime, Devon, Emergency Service Notices, Features, Young People | 0 comments

Illegal Rave? Forget It! Say Devon & Cornwall Police

Devon and Cornwall Police have announced that they  are fully prepared to prevent and disrupt any illegal rave activity across the two counties this coming Easter weekend. In summer months, the counties can be vulnerable to illegal incursions and raves, such as the by problems encountered at Bellever and Davidstowe in the past. Each year police have to remove a number of illegal raves which diverts valuable resources away from regular policing and has a damaging impact on the affected communities and the local environment. As part of...

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Another Blow to Route 39 Academy

Posted by on Apr 15, 2014 in Council, Devon, Education, Environment, Features, Tourism, Young People | 1 comment

Another Blow to Route 39 Academy

Following on from MP, Geoffrey Cox’s, recently expressed serious concerns relating to traffic and road infrastructure,  North Devon’s free school, Route 39 Academy, was delivered a further blow on the Torridge Planning website today. Opponents of the proposed development at Steart Farm, Bucks Cross, were overjoyed today to see the comments  made by the North Devon AONB, which run to six pages. On their Facebook page, the No to Route 39 group added a summary in this comment.   The AONB says: “We have profound concerns...

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