Be inspired to take a course…

It’s that time of year when sometimes you just want to curl up at home, or you want to be out but feel a need to learn something, DO something. […]

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Be inspired…to write a letter…

I’m always thrilled when I receive a letter.  You know the kind of thing, a handwritten, thoughtful, chatty one from a friend, which gives you a real flavour of what […]

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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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Bude and Beyond - Be Informed

Ocean plastic: clean it up, but avoid the mistakes of global climate policy

Fotos593 / shutterstock Malcolm David Hudson, University of Southampton In early December 2017 the United Nations Environment Programme in Nairobi announced a resolution on marine litter and microplastics. The move […]

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Record numbers of children are now homeschooled, but who’s keeping an eye on the parents?

shutterstock Martin Myers, University of Portsmouth Nearly 30,000 children in the UK were educated at home in the 2016 to 2017 academic year. This is an almost 100% increase from […]

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Three ways to avoid being lonely this Christmas

SeventyFour/Shutterstock.com Andrea Wigfield, University of Sheffield and Sarah Alden, University of Sheffield As the population ages and growing numbers of people are living alone, loneliness is emerging as a major […]

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Bude and Beyond - Be Local

Are barbers and hairdressers keeping our town centres alive?

An interesting press release on how the humble barbershop could be helping to save the high street prompted me to think about Bude. Certainly, Bude has a large number of […]

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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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