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Happy St Piran’s Day – ‘Gool Peran Lowen’

It’s Cornwall’s National Saints Day, today. According to legend,  St Piran was born in Ireland in the 6th century. As is usual in such situations, factions of nobles did not like his miraculous deeds, so decided to get rid of him. They did this is a particularly nasty way, for […]

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My visit to Covid mass vaccination centre

Yesterday, I had a nice drive out to the Royal Cornwall Showground at Wadebridge for my Covid-19 vaccination. A bit of a trek but well worth it.  As I mentioned in a previous article, I have an irrational fear of injections, but everyone was very helpful and reassuring – and […]

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Will you identify as Cornish on St Piran’s Day?

Tomorrow, as you all know, is St Piran’s Day, normally marked in Bude by a walk and other events but this year stifled by social distancing due to Covid-19. However, Cornwall Council is urging those who identify as Cornish to make their mark by saying so on the 2021 Census […]

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Try a little Flour Power for Mother’s Day

A quick shout out for Samantha of Flour Power Bakery in Bude, who is just starting out in her new business. I contacted her when I saw her delish brownie stacks (alas, cannot be posted) on Facebook. I wanted to send a taste of Bude to my daughter at Uni […]

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Are you celebrating World Book Day?

Normally, at this time of year, schools and nurseries are holding World Book Day events, but obviously this year feels very different. World Book Day is a charity that changes lives through a love of books and shared reading. World Book Day helps tackle book poverty and encourages all children […]

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Today’s Budget highlights

I was sat in my car listening to the Budget speech by Chancellor Rishi Sunak, on my way to Wadebridge for my Covid-19 jab. This is the gist of what I heard but for the full shebang, here it all is: To be fair, the Chancellor came across as confident […]

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Today’s Budget – the railway

There is some additional news for Cornwall in the form of the Okehampton – Exeter line, which has been mentioned in today’s budget.   2.132 Investments in local railways and stations – This Budget will unlock more than £40 million of funding to reinstate passenger services on the Okehampton – Exeter […]

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Tired of sitting down? Do a memory walk for Alzheimer’s Society

Walking has taken a back seat for many people through lockdown, with the average UK adult reaching just 2,700 steps a day – a quarter of the recommended amount., if you go by ‘step count’.   A survey by Alzheimer’s Society shows that in the South West, the average daily […]

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Fuel theft, Bodmin

From Devon & Cornwall Police: Police are appealing for information after £30,000 worth of diesel was stolen from a business premises at Bodmin Business Park. The theft occurred sometime between midnight and 4am on Friday 26 February. The targeted business backs on to A30 Callywith slip road. A light coloured, […]

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Causley Festival of Arts and Literature

By Rosie Cripps: As we look forward to another year of digital and online events, the organisers of The Causley Festival of Arts & Literature is calling for artists and performers from across the arts sector to submit an expression of interest in participating in the 2021 Festival. Following the […]

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Film crew in Bude

The next Alex Rider series (based on the novels of Anthony Horowitz) for Amazon Prime is currently being filmed at Widemouth Bay. On their Facebook page, Bude Rugby Club, home to the film crew this week, wrote: From Sunday 28th February until Friday 5th March 2021 a number of vehicles […]

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Can Independents change the shape of local politics?

*This article does not endorse any candidate (all are welcome to say their piece on Bude & Beyond). When Bude and Stratton Town Council held an election for Bude Ward on 12th December, the turnout was 68.8% and local vet, Tom O’Sullivan, was duly elected. 68.8% might not look like […]

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Council elections – what you need to know

From Bude & Stratton Town Council website: The Government confirmed the elections scheduled on May 6th this year will go ahead, and with lockdowns now set to ease we are encouraging everyone to think about how they wish to vote. You can vote at a polling station on the day as […]

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Big thanks to Bude Library

I love Bude Library. They provide me with amazing books, week in week out, which I thoroughly enjoy; I can’t praise them enough. The Library transports me to other worlds. Now, they are taking things a step further … on their Facebook page, they say: To celebrate World Book Day […]

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2000 people with dementia in SW estimated to have died from Covid

At the start of the Covid-19 pandemic in the UK, thousands of older people, especially in care homes, were dying, as staff struggled to obtain PPE, testing was non-existent, and older, recovering Covid patients were sent from hospitals to nursing homes. A staggering 2,000 people with dementia are estimated to […]

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