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Emergency hospital admissions for people with dementia across the South West up 42% in five years

Anyone who has a relative with dementia will know that the hospital admissions process is fraught and bewildering.  Often, admissions involve being held in A & E or holding bays, […]

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The future of Bude’s Compass Point looking brighter

Originally built in 1835, and relocated in 1900 due to eroding cliffs, Bude’s Compass Point locally referred to as “The Pepper Pot” has experienced years of coastal erosion and exposure […]

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Friday is time to wassail …

When I saw a Facebook post from Cafe Bellini about wassailing, I realised I knew very little about it. I assumed it was making merry at Christmas. Traditionally, the wassail […]

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What second homes do to a community …

I’ve been wondering where I’d like to live (given a choice) especially as, ten years down the line, I continue to miss the arts, culture, easy transport links, and indeed […]

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The Queen of Bude’s legacy to us all – a personal reflection

Written yesterday by Helen Shingler: Today I attended the funeral of Margaret Louise Frost or ‘Marg’ as she was known to her closest friends and family.  I felt the need […]

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Goodbye to Bude’s beloved Margaret

The church was packed for Margaret’s send-off, and what a send-off it was with tributes aplenty, lively music and a look at Margaret’s (who did so much for Bude) very […]

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Margaret’s final journey

A fond farewell to Margaret Frost today. The mayor of Bude & Stratton has outlined on his Facebook page proceedings which I’ll post here having been asked about them:   […]

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Get knitting to help animals in Australia

Clare’s Little Wool Shop in Bude is joining the knit-along koala project. An estimated 480 million animals are being directly affected by Australia’s bushfire crisis, and around a billion are […]

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Your comments on the ‘Travelodge’ development proposal

Following on from yesterday’s decision by the Town Council to sustain their objection to the scale of the proposed build Ref PA19/01978 which is for: Full Planning Permission and Conservation […]

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Town Council maintains its objection to ‘Travelodge’ development

At a Planning committee meeting today, the public was invited to attend to hear about planning applications, the most contentious one being Ref PA19/01978 which is for: Full Planning Permission […]

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Overnight treatment withdrawn from Stratton Treatment Centre since Jan 1st

  Peter La Broy has announced on his Facebook page that the overnight Community Treatment Centre has been withdrawn from Stratton since January 1st. He says: We are told that […]

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Our free ad for a good cause – The Pantry, Bude

Last April, I visited The Pantry in Bude, when the idea was still in its infancy. The link takes you to that article. The Pantry started from the premise that […]

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Have you seen Ricky? The search continues

Police searches are continuing for 21-year-old Bude man, Ricky Gamage, who has been missing since leaving The Venue in Bude at around 8.35 pm on Saturday 28 December. He was […]

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2019 a bumper year for Bude & Beyond

The stats tell the story. Bude and Beyond started in late August 2013. That year, we achieved a readership of 31,483 page views – an average of 303 views per […]

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Eight wonderful people Bude lost this year …

Of course, we have all lost people we love this year, and no one life is more important than another, so our hearts go out to anyone suffering a bereavement […]

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