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Royal Cornwall Show 2020 cancelled

In light of the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic and recent updates from the UK Government, the 2020 Royal Cornwall Show that had been planned to take place later this year on […]

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Mortgage help extended

The availability of a three month mortgage holiday was first announced in March as part of a package of support for individuals, businesses and the economy. Over 1.8 million mortgage […]

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Rescues yesterday as RNLI issues warning

The Royal National Lifeboat Institution (RNLI) and Her Majesty’s (HM) Coastguard today (Thursday 21 May) launch a new beach safety campaign, urging parents to protect their families by following key safety advice […]

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HM Coastguard asks everyone to take extra care this weekend

Boating, swimming and other sea-based activities are now allowed once again in England under the new Government guidelines, but, now more than ever people need to respect the coastline. In […]

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Police ask people to ‘Think Twice’ as their social distancing role ceases

Chief constable, Shaun Sawyer, explains Devon & Cornwall Police’s take on the new guidance:   “In England, there has now been an easing of COVID-related restrictions and amendments have been […]

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Complicated re-opening of recycling centres planned

From Cornwall Council: We are finalising plans to reopen many of Cornwall’s Household Waste and Recycling Centres on Tuesday, 19 May but for safety reasons, we will need to restrict […]

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Surfing guidelines issued by Surfing England

Following the Government’s “it’s OK to surf” announcement (among others) Surfing England has issued the following advice on its website: Following new Government Guidelines issued on 11/05/20, if you decide to […]

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RNLI responds to new government guidance …

From RNLI:   The RNLI is currently working through the updated guidance delivered by the UK Prime Minister on 11 May and will be engaging with a number of watersport […]

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Royal Cornwall Show cancelled

Announcement from The Royal Cornwall Show:   In light of the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic, and recent updates from the UK Government, it is with great disappointment that the Council of […]

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The closed car park at Bodmin Moor

The photos below are taken from Bodmin Moor Commons social media to help get their message across. They have closed their car park relying on people’s common sense and goodwill […]

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Slow news weeks … so we are slowing down

At a local level, we have had a number of understandably very slow news weeks, which in itself is good news! Normally, I trawl for information and have a number […]

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Two-minute silence on commemoration of VE Day

If you have any VE Day commemoration events (socially distanced or virtual) do let us know. Meanwhile, Union Flags will fly at full-mast on UK Government buildings and the UK […]

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RNLI preparing to lifeguard some beaches this summer

From RNLI: The rollout of the normal seasonal lifeguard service was paused at the end of March due to the measures put in place by the UK Government to control […]

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Bude Carnival added to the cancelled events list

From Bude Carnival Committee: We had hoped we wouldn’t have to, but it has become clear over recent weeks and months that it is not plausible for the carnival to […]

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Why we didn’t cover St George’s Day

I was questioned yesterday about why we had not covered St George’s Day on Bude & Beyond when people like Captain Tom are out there raising many millions for the […]

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