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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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Crooklets Road closed

I’m currently in S Devon. Devon Live has reported that Crooklets Road in both directions closed (due to an unsafe building) from Morwenna Terrace to Crooklets. I understand the road […]

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Workshops and free distillery tours among the Norton Barton attractions

Borrowed a few photos from Facebook to give you a taste of today’s open day … a great day to buy some lovely local produce.  

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Travelodge refines its plans

PA19/01978 There have been amendments to the Travelodge Planning application following consultation with the Town Council. 72 comments have been submitted on this application, worth reading here. Briefing notes re […]

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Tenders invited for Lock Gates tea room and ice cream kiosk

  From Bude & Stratton Town Council: Tenders are invited for a 5 year (approximate) tenancy of the Lock Gates Tea Rooms, Lower Wharf, Bude, commencing June 2020 (specific date TBC) […]

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Take advantage of Cornwall’s free parking

From Cornwall Council: Residents are being encouraged to enjoy the festive season in their local town as Cornwall Council offers free parking on selected days in car parks across Cornwall. […]

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Norton Barton – an amazing artisan food village for Bude

Heading out from the A39 at Bush on an undulating country lane, I soon reach our latest sponsors, (to whom great thanks) Norton Barton Artisan Food Village, which is a […]

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Update on the Beach Huts

Bude TIC have asked me to make a few things clearer, which I’m happy to do. First of all, a reminder Bude TIC do not actually set the prices of […]

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Is this the new Bude Tunnel on Trip Advisor?

Happy December. This is a new one on me, a Trip Advisor page for Bude’s ‘High St’ and independent shops. Feel free to add your review. Comments so far say: […]

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Festive Hot Chocolates in Bude

I’m a bit of a purist where hot chocolate is concerned – I like it very chocolatey and not milky. I also don’t, these days, go in for fancy toppings, […]

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Hike in prices for Bude beach huts

Bude’s beach hut holders are up in arms after a recent notification about a hike in prices. From 2020 (spring): A small hut now costs £900. Medium costs £1235 The […]

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You are more likely to break down if you live in the SW

Statistically, men are more likely to break down than women at 69% vs. 54%, You are also statistically more likely to break down if you live in the South West […]

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British Travel Awards – Bude takes silver

The results of the British Travel Awards 2019 were announced on 27th November to an audience of 900 senior travel executives and representatives from consumer and trade media. Bournemouth pipped […]

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Bude’s TSB escapes closure this time

Eighty-two branches of TSB are to be axed by the bank in 2020, but Bude is fortunately not on the list. 370 jobs will also be lost nationally. Cornwall has […]

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