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Kitty’s Herbery – now ‘reborn’ in Bude

You were probably as surprised as me when the lovely St Kitts Herbery near Camelford closed. Their premises always looked and smelled so wonderful with their luxury products ranging from fragrance and skin care to food. I had assumed the closure was another victim of the pandemic, but in fact, […]

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Covid rates up as local businesses proceed with caution

So, ‘freedom’ day! I was in Bude this morning. There seems to be less social distancing on the streets, but the businesses I visited are all still adhering to social distancing, masks and cleanliness guidelines. On social media, there are requests to be kind. Sad that we have to request […]

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Treworgie Barton holiday cottages sold

Acting on behalf of Motoring and Leisure Services Ltd, Flude Property Consultants (FPC) are delighted to have concluded the sale of Treworgie Barton; a farmhouse and 10 letting cottages in over 36 acres of Cornish countryside, near St Gennys, Bude. FPC acted jointly with Vickery Holman Property Consultants. Treworgie Barton […]

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House price rises over the last year

From the ONS: The latest house price data published on GOV.UK by HM Land Registry for May 2021 show that average house prices in the UK increased by 10.0% in the year to May 2021, up from 9.6% in the year to April 2021, representing a continuation of the strong annual […]

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The ‘Sling Your Hook’ campaign against scammers

From Devon/Cornwall Police alerts:   There’s a lot to be said for using your intuition to avoid being scammed. Neighbourhood Watch organisation has looked at the psychology around why people fall victims to scams, to help people protect themselves against the huge number of scams that are happening every day. […]

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New display at Just Gentz

Some years ago, when my father-in-law passed away, we gave his collection of cut-throat razors to our sponsoring advertisers at Just Gentz on Queen Street – and promptly forgot about them. Now, Chloe from Just Gentz informs we they are in a display cabinet for all to see. People keep […]

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Scam calls with matching numbers

From Action Fraud: The National Fraud Intelligence Bureau (NFIB) is warning the public to be vigilant of scam calls that appear to be coming from numbers similar to their own. Commonly, the first seven digits (07nnnnn) match the victim’s own number. The calls impersonate well-known government organisations, or law enforcement […]

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‘Pranksters’ make life for Bude’s businesses even harder

It’s been a tough year or so, as we all know. Covid-19 impacted all of us with lockdowns and restrictions/new ways of operating. I sat outside the other day for refreshments at a local cafe and was asked (every time I ordered something) to pay, simply because people cannot be […]

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It’s getting better and better at Bellini’s

When I pop into Bellini’s now, it is a little like Christmas. What will be the latest artisan product to unwrap? I joined the queue this morning and came out with a Morsbag full of goodies for my visitors. New in, is Vicky’s Bread, for slow rise, French-style breads … […]

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Budehaven Uniform Sale

It’s been a tough old year for many people, so it is great to see initiatives like this one for existing and prospective students and their families which also reduce waste and help the environment. Info is on the Budehaven website.     Sat’ 10th & 17th July 10am – […]

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Bude business shortlisted for rural award

A local Bude company is in the running to be named one of the best rural businesses in the UK after being shortlisted for a regional Rural Business Award in Innovation, which is great news. Bude manufacturer, Water Powered Technologies Ltd, based at King’s Hill,  will battle it out against […]

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Bude Loves Local – local shopping event 10-24 July

By Philippa Purchase: In 2020, as the UK came out of the first lockdown, Transition Bude decided to conduct a public survey about the future of Bude. The aim of the survey was to understand whether people’s priorities had changed due to the Covid pandemic and whether they wanted a […]

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Thank you, Bude Library

I read a tweet from someone recently who said they get emotional when leaving their library because the whole idea of free books is just so brilliant. I’ve always loved libraries and books. As a child, in a home which valued books, but could only afford them for Christmas and […]

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‘Second homes’ petition gains over 40k signatures

On Change.org sits this petition started by Abigail Harding who says: Cap local rents, raise the tax on second homes and save Cornwall’s precious coastal communities. Cornwall is dangerously on the brink of a homelessness crisis and Cornwall Council has to act NOW. We’ve had enough of second home ownership […]

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International travel down but camping remains popular

Maybe, just maybe, the enforced reductions in international travel has led to greater spending by British people here in the UK. The following info is from The Office for National Statistics (ONS): In an average pre-pandemic summer, UK residents made almost 6.6 million visits to see friends and family overseas. […]

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