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Kim and Allan raise £3,650 for charity

When Kim Gouldson set out to raise money for the Motor Neurone Disease Association and for Bude branch of Animal Free Research, she never dreamed the final total would amount to £3,650, to be divided equally among the two charities. Brilliant work from unstoppable Kim, and wonderful husband Allan, plus […]

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A bottle of air … worth £75

I’ve followed the tale of the company who sell bottles of £75 Cornish air which is apparently captured at Hartland Point, in Devon. To be honest, Cornish or Devon air, especially around Hartland Point, is not to be ‘sniffed at’ but the company reckons that 700ml of coastal air is […]

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Covid testing to be offered for all families of schoolchildren

From the government: As laid out in the roadmap, secondary school and college students will now be tested twice a week, receiving three initial tests at school or college before transitioning to twice weekly home testing. Primary school children will not be regularly asymptomatically tested due to low levels of […]

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Cash for Cornwall’s Citizens Advice

Citizens Advice Cornwall has received a major £19k boost towards its expansion to cope with increased demand for help across the county. The money, from the Cornwall Community Foundation (CCF), will be used for new IT equipment, including two main servers and 70 additional computer screens to allow advisers to […]

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Dogs ‘do’ stress, too, says Bude’s Emma

We are not surprised when we hear of the effect of stress on humans; we know how stress over extended time can affect us humans both physically and mentally. When we think of the short term, we understand that in extreme stress we often cannot think in our usual way. […]

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Bude & Stratton Council news update

This is from the Bude & Stratton Council newsletter: The Save Our Storm Tower campaign continues: https://www.crowdfunder.co.uk/the-compass-point-project The Crowd Funding campaign is going well, with over £28,000 raised to date BUT there is still a long way to ago if we are to reach our target! Please support the project […]

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Cornwall Tourism Awards

Congrats to some local companies on their successes in the Cornwall Tourism Awards. Ekopod Launceston got Gold in the Glamping Business of the Year and Bronze for Wildlife-Friendly Tourism. Bude Holiday Resort was commended in the Holiday Park of the Year. Pencuke Farm was commended in Self-catering Accommodation of the […]

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Cornwall and Devon Covid update

Well, it is good looking at the interactive map at the moment, because large swatches of Cornwall and Devon have few cases of Covid-19. Data is suppressed (fewer than 2 cases) in: Bude, Kilkhampton to Poundstock, Bradworthy, Holsworthy and Welcombe, Hartland Coast, Bideford, Crackington and Tintagel, Launceston and Camelford and […]

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Ban sale of cheap polystyrene bodyboards – petition

From Devon County Council: According to the Keep Britain Tidy report, over 16,000 cheap polystyrene bodyboards are discarded on UK beaches annually. These boards often snap and become unusable within minutes of use. When discarded, polystyrene crumbles into small white polystyrene balls, threatening our natural environment. These boards are made […]

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Scott Mann update on Government progress

Scott Mann explains why he is pleased with Government progress on various issues: I was very pleased to see the Education Secretary announce a £700 million recovery package for children and young people in England – helping them to catch up on learning lost due to the pandemic and access […]

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SW diabetics urged to take up the Covid-19 vaccine

Diabetes UK is urging people with diabetes across the South West to take up the coronavirus vaccine when offered it. People with diabetes have been disproportionately affected by the pandemic and have a higher risk of becoming seriously ill if they develop coronavirus. If you have diabetes, the best way […]

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UK Covid alert level dropped but stay at home message remains

The UK’s Covid alert level is being moved down from level 5 to level 4, the four UK chief medical officers have decided. Prof Chris Whitty (England), Dr Michael McBride (Northern Ireland), Dr Gregor Smith (Scotland) and Dr Frank Atherton (Wales) have just issued this statement: Following advice from the […]

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Fatal collision on A39 near Kilkhampton

Sadly, last night’s collision on the A39 led to a fatality. The crash occurred at 5.55pm on Wednesday 24th February 2021. It was a two vehicle road traffic collision on the A39 between Bude and Kilkhampton between a black Mini Cooper and a grey VW Passatt. One driver sustained minor […]

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Flexbury Church potentially residential

R.A.Rowe and Co are the architectural designers appointed to work on plans for the dilapidated Flexbury Church. Their Facebook page says: Absolutely amazing project we have recently been working on, stunning grade II listed, former church here in Bude! We have undertaken a comprehensive pre application with Cornwall Council to […]

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A39 blocked between Kilk and Bude

Various people on social media, and the police, have reported that the A39  is blocked blocked both ways between Kilkhampton and Bude. Slow traffic due to recovery work and accident. Avoid if possible. Two vehicles were involved near the Little Pig Farm Shop bend in a crash reported at 5.55 […]

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