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Amber wildfire alert

From Devon & Cornwall Police: The Fire service have provided the following information regarding an increased risk of wildfires across the region: Most parts of the South West of England are on an AMBER wildfire alert. The peak is predicted to be on Friday with the Fire Severity Index as […]

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Beware of the heat in Bude later

I walked the dog on the beach this morning. Before 9 am, we were already at 23/24 degrees and she was soon too hot. Now safely home. According to Netweather, temperatures in Bude are set to reach 28 degrees by 1 pm, but it will feel like 33 degrees, so […]

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New Crowdfunder to replace missing ‘Red Post’

Sometime in April 2021, all four directional fingerposts of the famous Red Post at Launcells were removed, presumed stolen (this was reported in April on Bude and Beyond – read the report by Helen Shingler here).  The loss of the historic fingerposts was met with anger and sadness locally, so […]

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If it’s coming home, I’m having a day off …

Everyone is understandably very excited about this evening when England play Italy in the Euros final. All eyes are on Gareth Southgate’s team, and years of hope are injected into the great British public, even those who don’t normally much like football. It’s a coming together for national pride. Before […]

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Collision, A30

The A30 is closed westbound between the A395 (Trebursye) and the A389 (Bodmin) due to a collision, according to the Highways Agency.. Devon and Cornwall police are in attendance. Traffic is being diverted locally by emergency services at the scene. Delays are likely on approach to the closures, with additional […]

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The Grace Hopper Cable

From Bude & Stratton Town Council: A new transatlantic data cable connecting North America and Europe from New York to Bude and down to Spain will be landing on Crooklets Beach this weekend. The ships can be seen in the Bay currently working on the cable further out to sea. […]

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M5 southbound – delays for people travelling to SW

From Highways England:   There are severe delays of over 60 minutes on the M5 southbound between J23 and J24 approaching the closure of J24, as Avon and Somerset Police are conducting a detailed collision investigation. The carriageway is expected to remain closed until the early afternoon whilst the investigation […]

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Bude postmaster gets birthday honour

Huge congrats to Luke Francis, Head Postmaster at Bude Post Office, who announced on Facebook: I feel honoured to tell you I’ve been recognised By Her Majesty the Queen in her birthday honours list to receive a BEM ( British Empire Medal ) for services to the Post Office, Royal […]

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Repairs to Bude Canal start soon

Cormac says repairs to the Bude Canal Sea Wall will soon be underway, and a section of the path, at the seaward end of the lower walkway will need to be closed for a short period. After many years of spring tides and coastal waves causing flood damage, part of […]

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Over 30s can be vaccinated this week

All over 30s or those who will be 30 before 1st July, are now eligible for vaccines in England, as the NHS prepares to extend the rollout to those aged 18 to 29. You can book here. From today, booking in England opens up to those aged 30 and 31. […]

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Amanda Tame elected Mayor

Congratulations to Amanda Tame and Simon Browning. From Bude and Stratton Council: Congratulations to the new Mayor Cllr Amanda Tame who was unanimously voted in by her fellow Councillors for the municipal year 2021/2022. We wish her well in her first term as Chair of the Council. Cllr Simon Browning […]

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Community Speedwatch – would it work in Bude/Kilk?

From Camelford police: After being suspended due to Covid-19, Community Speedwatch has now re-started. The volunteers in Camelford have been out on six occasions and 94 vehicles were found to be speeding within Camelford. Warning letters are being sent by the police to the registered keepers. The fastest two vehicles […]

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Plastic bag charge rises to 10p

Personally, I try never to leave home without a brilliant Morsbag or two, thanks to Bude Baggers, but now the cost of a single-use plastic carrier bag in English shops has gone up from 5p to 10p, perhaps more will ensure they remember their bags to go shopping. All stores, […]

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Bude Morrisons collection for Animal Free Research

Proactive Bude fundraisers for the charity Animal Free Research UK,  along with Bude Morrisons, are teaming up to mark the inaugural World Animal Free Research Day on 27th May as part of an ‘awareness week’. While it is also a fundraiser, in the hope that local people will give generously, […]

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Police appoint dog theft lead

From Devon & Cornwall Police: Devon & Cornwall Police are paving the way in the region by appointing a dedicated dog theft lead. Chief Inspector Rob Curtis has been assigned to help tackle what is currently perceived as a rising crime. There has been an increase in demand for dogs […]

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