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Happy St Piran’s Day – ‘Gool Peran Lowen’

It’s Cornwall’s National Saints Day, today. According to legend,  St Piran was born in Ireland in the 6th century. As is usual in such situations, factions of nobles did not like his miraculous deeds, so decided to get rid of him. They did this is a particularly nasty way, for […]

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Will you identify as Cornish on St Piran’s Day?

Tomorrow, as you all know, is St Piran’s Day, normally marked in Bude by a walk and other events but this year stifled by social distancing due to Covid-19. However, Cornwall Council is urging those who identify as Cornish to make their mark by saying so on the 2021 Census […]

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Try a little Flour Power for Mother’s Day

A quick shout out for Samantha of Flour Power Bakery in Bude, who is just starting out in her new business. I contacted her when I saw her delish brownie stacks (alas, cannot be posted) on Facebook. I wanted to send a taste of Bude to my daughter at Uni […]

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Are you celebrating World Book Day?

Normally, at this time of year, schools and nurseries are holding World Book Day events, but obviously this year feels very different. World Book Day is a charity that changes lives through a love of books and shared reading. World Book Day helps tackle book poverty and encourages all children […]

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Today’s Budget – the railway

There is some additional news for Cornwall in the form of the Okehampton – Exeter line, which has been mentioned in today’s budget.   2.132 Investments in local railways and stations – This Budget will unlock more than £40 million of funding to reinstate passenger services on the Okehampton – Exeter […]

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Can Independents change the shape of local politics?

*This article does not endorse any candidate (all are welcome to say their piece on Bude & Beyond). When Bude and Stratton Town Council held an election for Bude Ward on 12th December, the turnout was 68.8% and local vet, Tom O’Sullivan, was duly elected. 68.8% might not look like […]

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Council elections – what you need to know

From Bude & Stratton Town Council website: The Government confirmed the elections scheduled on May 6th this year will go ahead, and with lockdowns now set to ease we are encouraging everyone to think about how they wish to vote. You can vote at a polling station on the day as […]

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Big thanks to Bude Library

I love Bude Library. They provide me with amazing books, week in week out, which I thoroughly enjoy; I can’t praise them enough. The Library transports me to other worlds. Now, they are taking things a step further … on their Facebook page, they say: To celebrate World Book Day […]

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2000 people with dementia in SW estimated to have died from Covid

At the start of the Covid-19 pandemic in the UK, thousands of older people, especially in care homes, were dying, as staff struggled to obtain PPE, testing was non-existent, and older, recovering Covid patients were sent from hospitals to nursing homes. A staggering 2,000 people with dementia are estimated to […]

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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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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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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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