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‘Staycationers’ urged to be ‘Water Warriors’

New meanings to words develop all the time. Staycationing used to mean holidaying at home; now it means not a holiday abroad. Anyway, Staycationers are now being urged to become #WaterWarriors and make the right choices when visiting beaches, rivers and lakes this summer in a new Environment Agency campaign […]

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Campaign launched for Better Health this summer

Many of us have piled on the pounds during lockdown, while being (often) more sedentary and doing a bit of (understandable) comfort eating. It was definitely obvious the last time I was on Bude’s beaches on a sunny day, that weight gain has been a widespread issue. So, on Monday […]

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Launceston MIU closed until October

Launceston Minor Injury Unit has closed until 1st October, due to staff shortages (coronavirus and pinging). The announcement has seemingly come out of the blue and has taken everyone by surprise at what is a busy time with services under pressure. Presumably, this will place extra strain on Stratton MIU […]

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Busy old Bude …

It’s definitely the summer holidays. You always know when you need to add 10 minutes onto your journey to get in to the town due to volume of traffic and plethora of huge camper vans, and when parking is at a premium. Dropping daughter off for work this morning (it […]

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Bude’s Heritage Day was a sunny success

Well done to Janine King and her team for yesterday’s Bude Heritage Festival day, which was the first non-virtual event to take place at the Castle this year. The weather was kind, so it was lovely to see people enjoying the sunshine while listening to The Bencoolen Wreckers, Launceston-based The […]

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Young people urged to get vaccinated

Prof Adam Finn, from the University of Bristol, a member of the Joint Committee on Vaccination and Immunisation, has warned of young people struggling with serious illness from Covid and urging them to be vaccinated as soon as possible. It is not correct that young people are magically immune from […]

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Bude Coastguard callouts – two in quick succession

Friday was a busy day for Bude’s emergency services with two Coastguard callouts in quick succession. First, the team was paged at 2.36pm to help the SW Ambulance Service extract a casualty who had fallen and hit her head on rocks at Duckpool Beach. DEvon Air ambulance was also on […]

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Is Wild Camping the new thing?

I keep seeing signs for Wild Camping. As someone who, when I had a young family, used to go for the home comforts of Eurocamp and similar in Europe, I find the thought of camping with no facilities a little daunting. The popularity of it in 2021 is very interesting. […]

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Job opportunity – swimming teachers

Our lovely sponsoring advertiser, Swordfish Swim Schools needs swimming teachers for Bude.

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Yellow warning of thunderstorms

There is a yellow warning for thunderstorms this evening and into the weekend in the SW. From around 8 pm this evening, thunderstorms and heavy rain may lead to travel disruption and flooding. By Sunday, these should have moved east. There is also a yellow warning for wind today: strong […]

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Suspect in custody after serious assault in Bodmin

From Devon & Cornwall Police: Police were called to reports of a serious assault in Rhind Street, Bodmin, at around 7.45pm on Wednesday 21 July. A man aged in his 40s sustained a stab wound to his leg and was taken to hospital, where he remains in a stable condition. […]

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Covid deaths in SW care homes

A major report published yesterday by the Care Quality Commission (CQC) tells of the devastating impact of coronavirus on care home settings across the UK. Now, a full set of figures showing the number of deaths registered as COVID-19 for each individual care home in the UK, from 10th April […]

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Ways to contact the police for non-emergencies as demand soars

From Devon & Cornwall Police: Devon & Cornwall Police are reminding people that might need non-emergency help and advice over the summer months to consider using their online contact channels whenever possible. The timely reminder comes at the start of the summer school holidays as it is expected the number […]

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Bude flood defence works … update

The Bude flood defence and river restoration scheme is a £2.1 million scheme to improve the existing flood alleviation scheme and restore the ecological potential of the River Neet between Whalesborough Weir and Pethericks Mill Nature Reserve. Bude has a long history of flooding from the River Neet and Bude […]

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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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