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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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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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Ban sale of cheap polystyrene bodyboards – petition

From Devon County Council: According to the Keep Britain Tidy report, over 16,000 cheap polystyrene bodyboards are discarded on UK beaches annually. These boards often snap and become unusable within minutes of use. When discarded, polystyrene crumbles into small white polystyrene balls, threatening our natural environment. These boards are made […]

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Flexbury Church potentially residential

R.A.Rowe and Co are the architectural designers appointed to work on plans for the dilapidated Flexbury Church. Their Facebook page says: Absolutely amazing project we have recently been working on, stunning grade II listed, former church here in Bude! We have undertaken a comprehensive pre application with Cornwall Council to […]

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Cornish shellfish company fined for food hygiene offences

From Cornwall Council: A Falmouth-based shellfish company has been fined after putting food on the market with other companies’ food safety markings. On February 10 at Plymouth Magistrates’ Court, Falcatch Limited and the company’s director Thomas Duane were fined a total of £1,516 and ordered to pay £2,900 costs and a £140 victim surcharge. Falcatch Ltd and Mr Duane pleaded guilty to a total of four food hygiene offences. In November 2019 Port Health Officers based in Falmouth […]

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TV programmes about Cornwall and Devon lead to surge in house prices

The plethora of TV programmes about Cornwall and Devon, has led to a surge in house prices. Rightmove says that the small Cornish town of Looe saw weekly buyer searches jump 176% year-on-year, followed by Padstow (+154%) and St Ives(+123%). Fowey (+121%), Ilfracombe (+121%), Woolacombe (+105%), and Salcombe (+101%) also […]

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Google tells us more and more people are visiting our site …

Google analytics tells us that in January, Bude & Beyond had 12.1 thousand users and 22.7 thousand sessions. However, the sessions on the site are relatively short which makes us think people click onto their article of choice but then don’t really explore the rest of website. So, what would […]

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Galentine’s Day – celebrating love for female friends

By Cassie Cannon, of Bude Blooms, a flower farmer and florist with a green-conscious creating naturally beautiful designs.  Photography by @David Rose-Massom Galentine’s Day, never heard of it? It only started 11 years ago but I hope lockdown makes it a day that sticks around. It’s is celebrated the day […]

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Which shops should be open/closed during lockdown?

I have been asked why certain non-essential shops in Bude & area are open against the regulations? I don’t know the answer, but here’s a reminder from the government about what may and may not open: Retail Business permitted to open The following businesses and venues that provide goods for […]

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Local company, Chadd’s, urges people to shop local

Lots of people are doing very little shopping at the moment, and much of what is happening is online. Many local businesses are offering home delivery or click and collect services. Chadd’s is an example of one local business which has lost out big-style due to lockdowns and a huge […]

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Sainsbury’s updates its store guidance

Sainsbury’s has been one of the first supermarkets to comply with new government guidance and asks people to wear a mask or visor unless they have an exemption. They will have security guards at the front of the store to challenge customers who are not wearing masks or who are […]

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Local dog groomer tells us why doggy emotion is so important

By Emma Steadman:   I am a dog groomer, as my job is about the welfare of the dog, to make them feel and look good. Looking good is great but if that comes at the expense of the emotional state of the dog then, to me, what does the […]

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Poor Paul – temporarily ‘bean’ and gone

A man who set up a new business in Bude managed one day of trading before the new lockdown kicked in this week. Paul Stacey, of The Split Bean, wrote on his Facebook page on 5th January that he had a “great first day serving fab coffee and hot chocolate” […]

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Fake vaccination text message

Please be wary of fake COVID-19 vaccine text alerts. The fake text alerts appear to be from the NHS stating that the recipient is eligible to apply for a vaccine and followed by a link – please do not click on the link – the link is a convincing fake […]

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Fuel prices rose in December

The price of fuel rose by 2p a litre in December as a result of three of the UK’s major supermarkets putting up their prices well above the increase seen on the wholesale market, data from RAC Fuel Watch shows. You will all have noticed this at the pumps. As […]

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