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Cost of unleaded petrol in SW now exceeds previous high

From RAC: With a new record high petrol price of 142.94p set on Sunday 24 October, the RAC today reveals that the cost of unleaded in seven UK regions, including the SW, has now exceeded the previous high of 142.48p a litre reached on 16 April 2012. The latest RAC Fuel […]

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Petrol price rises hit record high

From the RAC: The average price of petrol hit a new record high of 142.94p yesterday (Sunday 24 October), exceeding the 142.48p a litre all-time peak reached on 16 April 2012. In Bude area, it is even more expensive, of course. In York, a relative spotted it at 159.9. RAC […]

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SW’s Burts Snacks and Costa Coffee strengthen relationship with seasonal launch

South-West based business, Burts Snacks, has boosted its offering in Costa Coffee, with limited-edition Maple Glazed Pigs in Blankets Potato Chips now available to purchase across Costa Coffee stores nationwide and are set to excite consumers in the lead up to the busy festive period. A Burts Chips spokesperson, said: “Our […]

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Scott Mann MP statement on Sewage discharge vote

You may have read stories in certain publications concerning a Lords vote on sewage discharge which Conservative Members, including Scott Mann, voted against. Although it is quite lengthy, Scott felt it was important to fully respond in detail to concerns about this: Thanks to the efforts of MPs and campaign […]

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Bude’s first vegan eatery …

I must admit, I’ve been waiting for a different kind of eating in Bude for some time, and now it looks like we are going to get it, for Om Bamboo has declared it is opening Bude’s first vegan eatery, called Roots Lounge. I’m very excited at the thought of […]

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Christmas supply chain shortages – a bah humbug response

After lockdowns affected many people’s Christmas last year, it is not too surprising that there is a bit of a frenzy going on for this year. However, the government is not inspiring confidence. The Prime Minister said: “I’m very confident this Christmas will be considerably better,” and added “where there […]

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Unaffordable housing – the private rented sector

The Office for National Statistics (ONS) has been researching private rental affordability – and really, affordable doesn’t come into it. The East Midlands and North West are the most affordable regions for lower income households. In London, only a household with a higher income would be able to rent a […]

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The fuel issue is improving; there’s no need to hoard

The fuel issue has impacted many people, though it doesn’t seem to have been so bad in the SW. Certainly, fuel was not difficult to obtain in the. Falmouth area where I was last week. Bude did not seem too bad (queues) before I went away. The following info comes […]

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House prices in tourist hotspots out of reach of young and poorly paid

The Office for National Statistics has told us what we already know, that the young and poorly paid cannot afford houses prices in tourist hotspots. The stats say: UK house price growth is being driven by rural and coastal areas, with young and low paid workers increasingly facing the prospect […]

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Fuel – RAC advises not to panic buy

As everyone is aware, fuel deliveries are problematic in many areas at the moment. Commenting on the current situation regarding fuel deliveries in the UK, RAC fuel spokesman, Simon Williams, said: “While there’s no shortage of fuel at refineries, panic buying over the weekend means every forecourt in the country […]

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The Elements team At The Beach

Good to see Rob Wilcox get a mention in the latest Elements newsletter. He is Bude & Beyond’s amazing IT guru, too. Good luck to Elements in their At The Beach location. Together we are stronger! The Elements team and the Beach team came together as one! A special thanks […]

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A new sponsor – big thanks to LCH Vehicle Hire …

We are thrilled to have Bude’s new vehicle rental service, LCH Vehicle Hire, as our latest sponsoring advertisers. Please support us by supporting them. The business is situated at Bude-Stratton Business Park and they have had, like most of Bude, a busy summer, renting out to visitors, but they are […]

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Izzy wins a silver in beauty awards

IE Beauty & Aesthetics was started in 2019 by Izzy Eaton. Izzy is a former Royal Air Force dental nurse who specialised in maxillofacial nursing (specialising in. diseases of the jaw, mouth, face, etc)  and went on to study Level 3 Beauty in 2005. In 2017, Izzy was a top […]

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Over 40% increase in people homeless on leaving prison in the South West

From Nacro: Government data released yesterday shows a shocking rise in homelessness, across the South West, among those leaving prison. The number of people homeless or threatened by homelessness on departure from custody has increased by 47.7% compared to last year. This amounts to 650 people in the past year. […]

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An Mor Hotel sold

An Mor hotel in Bude, Cornwall has been sold to the owner of the Banwell House Pub Company, described as the group’s ‘most significant purchase to date’. According to their website: Banwell House Pub Company Ltd was founded by Toby Brett in 2010. Having worked as the regional manager of […]

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