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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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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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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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Check your tank before ordering heating oil

The Environment Agency is urging anyone with a domestic heating oil tank to check their tank is in a good state of repair before getting heating oil delivered. This is especially important as tanks will be more full than usual through the summer months, increasing the risk of spills and […]

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Coins to be accepted at North Devon car parks

With the majority of shops, pubs, cafes and restaurants opening up on 4 July and the relaxation of the two metre social distancing rule, North Devon Council car parks will start to accept coins again from this Saturday. However, the council is still strongly advising people to use the contactless […]

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Support local independent news

Whichever area you live in, local independent news providers are the most trusted source of news in the media. However, over 95 per cent of them have received zero support from the Government since the start of the Lockdown. While £35m has been allocated to the ‘newspaper industry’ in order […]

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Tiffanys reopening from 12.01 am on 4th July

From Blind Pig Media: Whether you’ve taken it upon yourself to give your own hair a trim during lockdown with the kitchen scissors, or you’ve been patiently waiting for salons to reopen and can now give Rapunzel a run for her money, it’s safe to say everyone was pretty overjoyed […]

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Chancellor urges people to support their local ‘high street’

The Chancellor urged the nation to get behind their high streets today (20 June) as he met business owners who are opening their doors for the first time in more than two months. Chancellor Rishi Sunak said getting the public back out shopping safely would be crucial in kick-starting the […]

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Market research suggests people will continue to shop more locally

Eight out of ten consumers who shopped locally during the coronavirus lockdown intend to continue their new habit once the crisis is over, a new Co-op study shows. One in three (30 per cent) say they have used local retailers more since the pandemic struck and 80 per cent of […]

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How’s the housing market? Pretty good, it seems …

Interestingly, a few people have suggested recently that housing will be at a premium in Bude and surrounding rural/coastal areas as a result of coronavirus. I understand local estate agents are busier than ever. Housing was entering the doldrums earlier in the year with Brexit discussions dragging on. Then Coronavirus […]

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A nice gentle flow of customers in Bude

I drove to Bude today for a foot health appointment, and noticed how much more vibrant the town centre looked with the shops open, and people strolling around. Some people were walking along eating ice creams which made me a bit envious, if I’m honest! Noticed some crazy sales going […]

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Local shoppers are urged to #bekind

The #BigUpBude facebook page (image is theirs) today has urged shoppers to use their local retailers and to be kind on the day of re-opening. While many people are still shielding or unwilling to go out at the moment, it is hoped that those who feel able to do so […]

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Bude town centre re-opens tomorrow

A new move forward tomorrow as shops are allowed to open again, so is shopping on your list? Bude centre will once again come to life, although with social distancing and one way pedestrian systems, it will be quite different to what we are used to. However, local businesses need […]

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Computer fix – how IT Rob kept Bude & Beyond going …

To put the hours in needed to maintain Bude & Beyond (and do other things to actually earn a living) I need a functional computer. My frustration was growing enormously during lockdown when I realised that I had failed to take the opportunity to get my aged (2011) but beloved […]

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