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Scott Mann sees Bodmin shuttle service as key in railway link restoration

The reversal of the railway infrastructure cuts made in the 1960s by Dr Beeching has been a subject of contention for some years. Here’s a report on this site suggesting […]

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Tasty Pasties one of the ‘most authentic’

Hearty congrats to Bude’s unassuming but always busy yet friendly Tasty Pasties, which has made the no 3 slot in Cornwall Life’s top twelve authentic pasty shops. ith the help […]

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Cornwall Council considers increasing car park charges

From Cornwall Council: Changes to tariffs in Cornwall Council-run car parks, which include measures to cut traffic pollution in Truro and protect free evening parking in the majority of areas […]

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What is the colour of Bude?

I must admit that this kind of thing irritates me. Some months ago, I was asked my views on a paint colour for a new Dulux shade of blue. How […]

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Biffa wins collections contract for Cornwall

You’re used to seeing their lorries, as Biffa has been clearing Cornwall’s waste for the last 3 years. Now Biffa, the national recycling and waste management provider, has secured the […]

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House prices fall slightly in the SW

In England the November data shows, on average, house prices have risen by 0.3% since October 2019. The annual price rise of 1.7% takes the average property value to £251,222. […]

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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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Try damp January …

No, it’s not a comment on the weather but Cornwall Council is taking a realistic approach to cutting drinking by suggesting that instead of doing ‘Dry January’, people try ‘Damp […]

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Recycle or replant your Christmas tree – but don’t replant at Widemouth

There will be NO Widemouth Task Force Xmas tree planting out at Widemouth this year. This is a lay year to allow the other trees to be fully covered and […]

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Charity shops are a green way forward, says Cornwall Hospice Care

Cornish charity Cornwall Hospice Care has revealed that it has sold more than one million items of donated stock in an eight-month period. The count began on the 1st of […]

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Our local shops – your 2019 favourites

I haven’t had much time to think this through but I’d like to give a shout out to any local businesses that you think have performed over and above the […]

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New look Crescent Post Office wins admirers

Heard from a reader how they love the Crescent Post Office’s new look. So do I. I have to say the staff there are always incredibly helpful and friendly – […]

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Bude’s Christmas market weekend

An update on the Bude Christmas market weekend comes from Bude TIC’s website. Sorry, I’m not around – it’s that time of year when people get ill and need visiting. […]

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What happened at Sainsbury’s in Bude?

On 8th December, a 999 call reported parts of the roof of Sainsburys supermarket were becoming detached from the building and falling to the ground, as strong winds destabilised it. […]

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Wedding venue near Bude named as one of the SW’s best

A Cornish wedding venue is celebrating after being named as one of the best places to get married in the entire South West of England.   Launcells Barton, near Bude, […]

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