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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Autumn by Bude U3A

This was written for the U3A cookbook. Thanks to Lucille Opie for sending it in to inspire and cheer others…

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Be inspired to start blogging…

By Rob Wilcox Everyone has a voice, and everyone wants to be heard. Years ago people wrote in little books, and diaries were created. Some even became famous, like that […]

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Writing a press release…

Lots of businesses and community groups have items/news they wish to get in the press, often at a local level.  As numbers of active local reporters have dropped, then a well-written press […]

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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 Local

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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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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