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Cornwall Council thanks businesses

Cornwall Council is saying a big thank you to businesses for their mammoth efforts in keeping customers safe as they finally opened their doors at the weekend following the lockdown. Pubs, restaurants, accommodation providers and hairdressers were allowed to reopen from Saturday as the Government eased restrictions for the hospitality […]

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Newquay to London flights to restart

From Cornwall Council: Cornwall’s air links with London will resume on Friday, July 24, with British Airways operating services between Newquay and Heathrow. British Airways will initially begin operating three flights a week in July, increasing to five a week in August and daily from September. The service will operate […]

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Down at the lock gates this morning

Many thanks to Emily Barlow for her pictorial story of Bude Lock Gates this morning … progress!  Great photos. Wet work!

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Petrol prices a shock to the system

From the RAC: After three months of falling pump prices in the midst of the coronavirus pandemic the average cost of fuel shot up in June with a litre of unleaded increasing by nearly 4p from 107.11p to 110.85p (3.74p), new RAC Fuel Watch data reveals, so we have all had […]

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Not so Super Saturday on the roads?

While most people in Devon and Cornwall were perfectly fine and good citizens, the Police racked up 1000 reports of anti-social behaviour by 10 pm last night – most were drink-related. Newquay, Barnstaple, Teignmouth and Torquay were hotspots. Quite a few traffic related incidents on the North Devon Link Road […]

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NSPCC South West urges change in the law

Back in the late 1970s, I recall lesson one with a new driving instructor. He kept putting his hand on my knee. I felt very uncomfortable, cancelled my next lesson, but refused to give anyone a reason why.  It seems nothing much has changed! From NSPCC:   As you will […]

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Belated recognition for unsung hero

Somehow, I was sent this 6 months ago by a lady called Kaytlyn, and missed it, so big apologies. I am now hopefully making good, because in these difficult times, we all need a good hero story, and because Duncan never got a mention on here at the time it […]

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Government funding to kickstart UK tourism

On this wet and windy weekend, it probably isn’t the start to the July summer season that people expected or hoped for, though things look set to improve next week. Communities that depend on tourism will receive a major boost from a new £10 million Kick-starting Tourism Package, the Minister […]

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Super Saturday in Bude

I’ll add to this as the day goes on … a pictorial view of Bude’s Super Saturday Here are the ladies at Just Gentz … the new face of barbering. They say they are back in the chairs and loving it … Meanwhile, here is the new look for all […]

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Thanks to our sponsors, Blind Pig Media

Big thanks to Blind Pig Media for renewing their sponsorship of Bude and Beyond, supporting local news and views. I last had a decent conversation with Business Development Manager, Steve Brookes, about Blind Pig in early 2019. The company has its head office in London but a vibrant creative hub […]

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Cornwall Council urges caution as the county reopens

From Cornwall Council: Saturday 4th July is the day central government has said that hotels, holiday lets, cafés and restaurants can reopen and visitors return to Cornwall. We understand, reopening tomorrow brings economic relief for many businesses. For some residents, Cornwall’s release from lockdown brings the fear of a second wave that […]

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Bude sea pool is ready

From Bude Sea Pool: The Sea Pool has been fixed, is full and being replenished every tide – just as it should be. . Last week, contractors finished their mammoth annual maintenance project which included the additional work of replacing the faulty sluice gate and repairing its poolside fittings. They’ve […]

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SW Ambulance Service celebrates 72nd birthday this weekend

South Western Ambulance Service NHS Foundation Trust (SWASFT) is saying a huge Thank You to all its people, its colleagues across the NHS, and to everyone who has supported the NHS in this challenging year – as the NHS celebrates its 72nd birthday. More than seven decades after the NHS […]

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Concerns for people in SW with diabetes

As more and more workplaces begin to reopen following lockdown, Diabetes UK in the SW has expressed deep concern that the health and safety of people with diabetes may be overlooked. There are more than 213,500 people living with diabetes in the South West.  People living with the condition are included in […]

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Bude one of 20 spots to get extra police support money

Devon & Cornwall Police is preparing for an influx of visitors this weekend as lockdown restrictions ease and the hospitality industry reopens. But the message to those living and coming to our region is clear – come back safely and respect our communities. Throughout the last week there has been […]

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