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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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Project 333

  Well, this seems a great idea if we are trying to reduce plastic use, recycle more, and generally be more frugal in our use of the planet’s resources. Project […]

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Dear sir/madam — how to write a winning cover letter

‘Great cover letter btw’ shutterstock Alison Farrell, National University of Ireland Maynooth In his wonderful collection of correspondence, Letters of Note, editor Shaun Usher includes one from Robert Pirosh, a […]

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How to build the perfect sandcastle – according to science

Now you can do it too. Matthew Bennett, Author provided Matthew Robert Bennett, Bournemouth University Whether we prefer water sports or relaxing with a good book, the humble sandcastle is […]

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Your dog has a better memory than a chimpanzee

Claudia Uller, Kingston University Any dog owner will tell you how smart they think their dog is. What we usually think of as smartness in dogs is measured or observed […]

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Why both teens and teachers could benefit from later school start times

Maybe a good idea, but the impact on kids like me (who liked to get up early) would be more negative.   Why both teens and teachers could benefit from […]

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Violin, viola, and piano lessons in Bude

I have just moved to Bude from Kent, where I’ve been teaching violin, viola, and piano for 15 years and I am now offering lessons in the local area at […]

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Complain about your delay

I’m fortunate to have ‘only’ had to complain for 12 months before I got decent broadband when we moved house to Stratton, a few years ago. Yes, really. I complained […]

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Warning! Spammers are adding their own website to your business on Google Maps!

Thanks to Katie Goode for this warning: A warning to local Bude businesses. I was looking for a hairdresser today via Google Maps, as I do. Pretty much every business […]

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How dogs could make children better readers

Once upon a time… Shutterstock Gill Johnson, University of Nottingham Issues around children learning to read are rarely out of the news. Which is hardly surprising – becoming a successful […]

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