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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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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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And next – a yellow warning for rain …

Yes, I know! We’ve had this mad heatwave, and next we get rain, though to be fair, we probably need it after this. Currently, we are still on an amber warning for extreme heat, with high UV. The extreme heat warning is due to expire for the southwest on Thursday […]

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Kitty’s Herbery – now ‘reborn’ in Bude

You were probably as surprised as me when the lovely St Kitts Herbery near Camelford closed. Their premises always looked and smelled so wonderful with their luxury products ranging from fragrance and skin care to food. I had assumed the closure was another victim of the pandemic, but in fact, […]

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Lost necklace – have you seen it?

Marie Hudson got in touch in the hope of finding a lost necklace: On Tuesday (the 13th July), I lost my beautiful silver acorn necklace on either on Sandymouth Beach or while shopping at the Co-op in Kilkhampton. I’ve checked both places, but I’m wondering if this can be posted  […]

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Free hop-on, hop-off Potwalloper bus for Torridge

A free to use, hop on-hop off, open top bus service for tourists and locals will become a regular sight in Torridge this summer, thanks to an initiative led by Northam Town Council. The free “Potwalloper” service will link the three popular tourist locations of Northam, Appledore and Westward Ho! […]

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Busy Bude weekend

Like thousands of others (it seemed) I was at Summerleaze beach on Sunday baking in the heat. The sea was warm – that was packed, too. I was there because family were in the south-west and wanted to try surfing, despite the waves being minimal, and the heat being excessive. […]

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Businesses – how can you help us?

I know. It’s a bit different. Usually, it’s how can we help you? Throughout the pandemic, as a non-profit-making community online newspaper/magazine, we have, and will continue to be, supportive of local businesses, sharing promotional items as much as we can on Instagram and Facebook/Twitter. We get more requests than […]

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Cornwall Council asks people to stay safe after 19th

From Cornwall Council: While compulsory Covid restrictions are set to be lifted on Monday, 19 July, the message from national government is that the pandemic is not over yet. The Council and Cornwall’s Public Health team are joining the government in urging us all to be responsible, be respectful and make safe choices […]

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Busy times for Bude Coastguard

From Bude Coastguard: In the middle of a first aid training session, Bude Coastguard Rescue Team members were paged at 7:49pm yesterday evening, tasked to Summerleaze Beach to assist Devon & Cornwall Police in a search for a missing male who had last been seen at 1.30 pm that afternoon. […]

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Coastguard to the rescue

From Bude Coastguard: On 13th, our Bude Coastguard Rescue Team along with others, went to help four people cut off by the tide in the Dizzard area close to Widemouth Bay near Bude. Thankfully, the group were taken into the Bude RNLI lifeboat and safely rescued from the beach. But […]

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New Crowdfunder to replace missing ‘Red Post’

Sometime in April 2021, all four directional fingerposts of the famous Red Post at Launcells were removed, presumed stolen (this was reported in April on Bude and Beyond – read the report by Helen Shingler here).  The loss of the historic fingerposts was met with anger and sadness locally, so […]

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