Posts for B and B

If you call 999 by mistake, please stay on the line …

It’s easily done. You are walking around and suddenly your mobile is dialling out. Usually, though, it is not to the emergency services. Now the police alerting system says that Devon & Cornwall Police is offering advice to callers who accidentally dial 999, in an effort to reduce unnecessary demand […]

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“A Space To Speak Your Mind” – Cornwall Mind 

From Cornwall Mind: Providing care and support for the local community for over 26 years Cornwall Mind is one of Cornwall’s hardworking charities aiming to fight the stigma of mental health.  With over 1 in 4 people suffering from mental health difficulties across the county, looking after our mental health […]

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Bude’s first vegan eatery …

I must admit, I’ve been waiting for a different kind of eating in Bude for some time, and now it looks like we are going to get it, for Om Bamboo has declared it is opening Bude’s first vegan eatery, called Roots Lounge. I’m very excited at the thought of […]

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Capsize of motor cruiser Norma G where 17-year-old died

On 25 May 2020, a family were enjoying a day out on the water in the Camel Estuary, Cornwall, on their 5.4m motor cruiser Norma G. The boat was capsized by a large wave close to the Doom Bar. The owner’s 17-year-old daughter sadly became trapped in the cabin when […]

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BCCT win Places Called Home funding

Bude Coastal Community Team (BBCT) recently learnt that an application to the Places Called Home programme had been successful. This programme explores the idea that communities can become as important to us as our homes – aiming to inspire and help people get more involved in their local community as […]

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Warning that early fog could make driving conditions difficult

The Met Office has warned of early fog patches causing difficult driving conditions throughout Cornwall and Devon this morning. Fog patches may be dense in places to begin with today with visibility dropping below 100 metres at times and perhaps below 50 metres in a few places. Much of the […]

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Christmas supply chain shortages – a bah humbug response

After lockdowns affected many people’s Christmas last year, it is not too surprising that there is a bit of a frenzy going on for this year. However, the government is not inspiring confidence. The Prime Minister said: “I’m very confident this Christmas will be considerably better,” and added “where there […]

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Booking a Covid booster

Some people are wondering when they will receive their booster vaccine for Covid-19. This is the current state of play: You can book your COVID-19 booster vaccine dose online if you are a frontline health or social care worker. You can also use this service if you have been contacted […]

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New passenger service from Okehampton

Great Western Railway has announced that that Saturday 20 Nov 2021 is the day when regular passenger rail services will once more connect Okehampton to Exeter and bring the railway much closer to Holsworthy and Bude. Amazing! Connect Bude say: It is a real triumph for community campaigning and just […]

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Serious collision, Bodmin

From Devon & Cornwall Police: Police were called at around 8:15 am this morning (Tuesday 12 October) following reports of a serious collision on Beacon Road, Bodmin. Three vehicles were involved; an Audi A3, Volkswagen, and Mercedes Van. A local woman in her 50s has sustained a serious life-changing leg […]

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Large fire at Bodmin industrial estate

Appliances from 7 fire crews at Bodmin, Lostwithiel, Wadebridge, St Dennis and Newquay along with support vehicles from Launceston and St Austell are still in attendance at a commercial property fire at Cooksland Industrial Estate (near Asda) in Bodmin which started late last night. At 23:25 a single call was […]

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Covid numbers up in Bude and area

Cornwall remains purple on the interactive map issued by the Government, showing higher case rates of Covid than in neighbouring Devon. In the 7 days to 6th October, Bude had 37 cases, a rise of 3 and a case rate of 349.1. Numbers also rose in Kilkhampton and Poundstock to […]

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Locals urged to help fight rural crime and livestock theft

From Devon & Cornwall Police: A new awareness campaign is being launched to encourage residents and countryside visitors to help fight rural crime and livestock theft in Devon. Leading rural insurer NFU Mutual is joining forces with Devon & Cornwall Police to fund the Devon Livestock Initiative, in response to […]

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Connect Bude AGM

The 4th Annual General Meeting of Connect Bude is to be held in the Gallery, The Falcon Hotel, Bude on Saturday 30 October 2021 from 11.00 to 12.00. Members of the public are invited, but only paid-up members will be able to vote on any proposals presented at the meeting. […]

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Unaffordable housing – the private rented sector

The Office for National Statistics (ONS) has been researching private rental affordability – and really, affordable doesn’t come into it. The East Midlands and North West are the most affordable regions for lower income households. In London, only a household with a higher income would be able to rent a […]

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