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Bude wins Club Ground World Cup

Well, it came down to the final four with voting for the Club Ground World Cup of the Somerset Cricket Club. Here are the scores. Bude won by half a per cent. Phew, that was close! Bridgetown CC (Somerset)  5.2% Bude CC (Cornwall)  36.2% Dorchester CC (Dorset) 22.8% Sidmouth CC […]

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Warning boards around Widemouth and Blackrock

Widemouth Task Force has reported that warning boards are now in place around Widemouth and Blackrock, due to potential cliff falls. Please avoid setting up for the day or camping below cliff faces; even the sturdiest looking areas are prone to small falls, and it only takes one rock to […]

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More new anti-litter signs for Bude

Paul Crum of Bude BRAG bought a banner to encourage people to #binitdontflingit,  then as recently reported The Shack donated one,  then the Ministry of Signs donated one. . It seems the signs are on a roll. Now, Steve Brookes from Blind Pig Media, who also very kindly sponsors Bude and […]

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Outdoor performance can resume this weekend

Performing arts can now take place outdoors from 11 July with a socially distanced audience present, Culture Secretary Oliver Dowden announced today. This means that outdoor theatres, opera, dance and music can resume from Saturday so long as they take place outside and with a limited and socially distanced audience. […]

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Recreational team sports to return outdoors from this weekend

Recreational team sports will be permitted to begin returning outdoors from this weekend, under government guidance published today (9 July). The framework sets out the principles that sports must follow to enable the safe return of grassroots fixtures and games. It was produced by the Department for Digital, Culture, Media […]

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Beauty, nail and tattoo studios can reopen from Monday

Beauty salons, nail bars, tattoo and massage studios, physical therapy businesses and spas across England will be able to reopen safely from Monday 13 July under new government plans, announced today (9 July). Updated COVID-19 secure guidance sets out the measures that those providing close contact services should follow to protect staff […]

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Mandatory MOT testing to return in August

Mandatory MOT testing is to be reintroduced from 1 August 2020 as COVID-19 restrictions are slowly lifted, Roads minister Baroness Vere has announced today (29 June 2020). Due to the coronavirus outbreak, drivers were granted a 6-month exemption from MOT testing in March to help slow the spread of the virus. […]

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Thanks to our lovely sponsors

Lots of businesses in Bude have  re-opened and many are preparing to re-open on 4th July. We wish them all well, so want to say special thanks to our sponsoring advertisers and to give them a shout out with info I have gleaned from their websites/social media. We have a […]

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Heavy load on M5/A30 tomorrow

Drivers using the M5 and A30 Westbound are being warned about a large convoy which will be escorted by police tomorrow. On Friday 26 June 2020 at 9:30am police will be escorting a vehicle transporting a 53 meters long and 2.55 meters wide ship mast. The route is M5 Exeter […]

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Tiffanys reopening from 12.01 am on 4th July

From Blind Pig Media: Whether you’ve taken it upon yourself to give your own hair a trim during lockdown with the kitchen scissors, or you’ve been patiently waiting for salons to reopen and can now give Rapunzel a run for her money, it’s safe to say everyone was pretty overjoyed […]

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New government guidance on re-opening tourism

  The Government has outlined the measures that will allow UK tourism and visitor attractions to reopen to the public. The guidance, published today by the Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, outlines the processes and facilities that businesses must put in place before reopening on July 4 so […]

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Gross misconduct from Police Officer

From Devon & Cornwall Police: On Tuesday 23 June PC Richard Hosken-Johns, a former serving police officer with Devon and Cornwall Police, was subject to an independent misconduct hearing which determined that his actions amounted to gross misconduct by breaching the standard of professional behaviour expected from a police officer. […]

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‘Leave nothing but your footprint’ stickers available tomorrow

From Trev Plant: Ok then folks from TOMORROW June 22nd 2020, the ‘leave nothing but your footprints’ stickers will be going on sale at £1 each. They will be available from Trev’s Taxi, Ministry of Signs on Ocean View Road and The Jaunty Seagull on Queen St, Bude. The plan […]

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Latest R rate – SW’s has dropped

These are the latest R and growth rate estimates by NHS England regions. The values are shown as a range, the most likely true values are somewhere towards the middle of this range. Region R Growth rate % per day England 0.7-0.9 -4 to -1 East of England 0.7-0.9 -6 to -1 […]

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