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The RNA in Lockdown 3

By Bob Gelder: The Royal Naval Association (R.N.A.) membership continues to abide by the rules and consequently is unable to stage its regular monthly meetings. To those of us who have served on “boats” (i.e., submarines), “lockdown” ashore comes as a relatively new experience.    To the submariner in his […]

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Bude & Beyond’s position on Covid-19

I’ve had a few (justifiable) complaints about so-called ‘conspiracy’ theorists spamming posts on the Bude & Beyond Facebook page. This resulted in my closing it down briefly this morning as I was out getting fresh air at the time, and had neither time nor inclination to deal with it. So, […]

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Currently ‘free’ membership to Bude branch of the RNA

By Bob Gelder: It will come as little surprise to both “shipmates” or the general public, that this Branch of the Royal Naval Association (R.N.A.) is currently in “dry dock”. The first Thursday of every month would normally witness and welcome a Branch Meeting at The Falcon Hotel (19.00 for […]

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Covid update from Bude-Stratton Town Council

From the Town Council: In light of the continuing rise in Covid-19 cases across Cornwall and the current restrictions in place, the Town Council has taken the decision to close all Town Council owned indoor spaces to the public; this is to help protect our community and our staff at […]

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A bumper year for Bude & Beyond

Well, 2020 has been a largely dire year for most people, but for Bude & Beyond, our readership figures hit new heights. Maybe because of all these lockdowns! Total unique views on the website equalled: 376,320. January was well up on previous years (sadly, mainly due to reporting of a […]

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Concern over Covid-19 cases across Cornwall

From Cornwall Council: Cases of Covid-19 are rising rapidly in Cornwall sparking concern from the Council’s Director of Public Health. It comes as the nation prepares to hear the outcome of the latest tier review by the Government this week. The most recent data shows: The Covid-19 infection rate has […]

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Ivyleaf to permanently close

In what is sad news, another business in the Bude is so badly hit by the impact of Covid-19 and other events that it has been forced to close from Sunday 27th December. On Facebook, on Christmas Eve,  Ivyleaf Driving range and campsite wrote: Dear valued members and guests, Firstly, […]

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When to call 999 this Christmas – and when not to

South Western Ambulance Service NHS Foundation Trust (SWASFT) is reminding people only to call 999 in a genuine life-threatening emergency this Christmas. The trust is anticipating a high demand for the 999 service over the festive period, due to the ongoing coronavirus (Covid-19) pandemic alongside normal winter pressures. It has […]

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Cornwall to enter tier 2

From Cornwall Council: From 26 December Cornwall will move into tier 2 local restrictions, the government has announced. This follows a steep rise in cases across the country, including here in Cornwall. Tier 2 rules are as follows: You cannot spend time indoors with people outside of your household or […]

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Penstowe hopes to return for Easter

Back in October, we were the first to report that Penstowe Manor had sadly collapsed into liquidation with the loss of 32 jobs, a casualty of the financial impact of Covid-19. However, Managing Director, Simon Carey, has been working hard behind the scenes and yesterday made a tantalising announcement on […]

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Have your say on the future of Bude

Bude-Stratton Town Council is partway through one of its biggest pieces of consultation to date. In a bid to improve engagement levels with the community, they are asking for you, the public, to air their views on how public money should be spent in the local area and what projects […]

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Hairdressers and barbers must comply, says council

From Cornwall Council: Hairdressers and barbers are being reminded that they must wear visors and face coverings to protect themselves and their customers from coronavirus. Cornwall Council’s Covid Enforcement Team is working closely with businesses across the county to help them adjust to the current restrictions. Since lockdown ended, the […]

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Bude Christmas Market Fayre

From Bude TIC: As an alternative to the Bude Christmas Market, (the beach hut market is unfortunately cancelled this year) we are holding a Bude Christmas Market Fayre within the Bude Tourist Information Centre building. All local crafters and artisan makers based in Devon and Cornwall are invited to showcase […]

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Christmas arrangements

This comes from the government. All four parts of the UK have signed off an aligned approach allowing up to three households to form a ‘Christmas bubble’ from December 23 to 27. Individuals will also be able to travel between tiers and across the whole of the UK without restriction […]

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Covid outbreak at meat processing factory, Bodmin

From Cornwall Council: Public Health England (PHE) South West and Cornwall Council are aware of a number of confirmed cases of COVID-19 at Kepak meat processing factory, Bodmin. Anyone identified as a close contact linked to the positive cases will be contacted by the NHS Test and Trace service. If […]

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