Margarine vs butter: how what we spread on our toast became a weapon of class war

Which are you? Shutterstock Ellen Turner, Lund University Margarine has seen its fortunes ebb and flow with the tide of popular opinion. But Unilever’s recent announcement that it’s dropping the […]

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Tobacco-smoke residue that lingers in furniture, curtains and house dust can still be harmful

ESB Professional/Shutterstock Jacqueline Hamilton, University of York Mice exposed to household fabrics contaminated with third-hand tobacco smoke showed changes in biological markers of health after only one month, a recent […]

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Causes of death over the last 100 years have changed dramatically

One outcome of the Bude at War event was that I felt gratitude, not only for all those involved in organising the event, and given the realities of the history, […]

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No future: young carers are sacrificing ambitions to look after loved ones

shutterstock. Oonagh Robison, University of Glasgow There are around 700,000 young carers across the UK looking after a parent or a family member. In Glasgow, these young people make up […]

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Bude and Beyond - Be Inspired

Do you have a novel in you?

Or a short story? Or a feature? Or an article? Or a blog? Given so many people want to write, but so few actually manage to do it, I’m  running some […]

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Creative talents falling by the wayside…

It seems people are letting their creativity die, with a staggering 63 percent saying they have let their talents fall by the wayside, according to a new study. Researchers took […]

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Setting ourselves a new challenge…

Different challenges work for different people. I’m always super-impressed by Jan Wells, for example, the local lady who does a 2 minute beach clean daily just because she does and […]

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Bude and Beyond - Be Local

Have you heard of Hilltop Animal Haven?

  Hilltop Haven Animal Sanctuary is rather tucked away out towards Tamar Lakes (I predictably got slightly lost finding it) and has always been a pretty low-key, no frills kind […]

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Bude and Beyond - Be Nostalgic

A chat with Len Tozer

Many of you will know retired geography teacher, Len Tozer, who used to work at Budehaven School.  Recently, we enjoyed a long chat (Len can talk for England which is […]

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