Crime figures up, but Devon/Cornwall still relatively safe

Today, Thursday 19th October, the Office of National Statistics (ONS) have released their crime figures for the period of 12 months to June 2017 which show a rise in recorded crime […]

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Connect Bude to hold Rail AGM at Falcon

Hard to believe that a year ago, on the 50th anniversary of the closure of the railway line to Bude, 150 people attended (or sent apologies for) a public meeting in […]

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Half-term Halloweden with a touch of Dahl

The Eden Project will be transformed into a children’s storybook world as the first-ever Roald Dahl’s Halloweden is launchedthis half-term (October 21-29).   A 12 metre-long sleeping giant and an upside-down […]

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Route 39 appease spirits at their new site

Well, this was a new one on me, but I’m not very well up on Scandinavian folklore. It seems that the folk from Route 39 have been appeasing spirits at […]

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Bude and Beyond - Be Informed

Divorce numbers up in 2016, but down on peak of 2003

The Office for National Statistics has furnished us with some divorce figures for 2016.   There were 106,959 divorces of opposite-sex couples in 2016, an increase of 5.8% compared with […]

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What the debate about Ian Brady’s body tells us about rights after death

Imogen Jones, University of Leeds The High Court has ruled that the body of Moors murderer Ian Brady should not be disposed of in the way that he was said […]

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Universal credit helpline to become freephone

Citizens Advice has today responded to news that the Universal Credit helpline will become a freephone number from the end of this month. Gillian Guy, Chief Executive of Citizens Advice, […]

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Bude and Beyond - Be Inspired

Be inspired to…read!

I don’t read. How often have you heard people say that? Or even: I don’t have time to read? Bah! I strongly suspect that people who dislike reading largely struggle with it. […]

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Bude and Beyond - Be Nostalgic

The day they dug up Bude’s railway track…

Railway 1950s – freight train approaches the wharf Decided to use this story previously published on Bude Past & Present site, given the Bude Connect AGM on Saturday.   Story […]

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