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Morwenstow landowner prosecuted

From Cornwall Council website Cornwall Council has issued a warning to people who ignore enforcement notices following the successful prosecution of Bude landowner David Lang for failing to comply with […]

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Dairy Crest creamery at Davidstow to expand

Dairy Crest has today announced that their Davidstow creamery plant in North Cornwall will receive a £75 million boost – a move which will secure 200 jobs and provide confidence […]

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Year 10 Budehaven masterchefs cook up an Indian feast

By Karen Thorsen Hamer: In recent years a number of articles have been published lamenting the inability of young people to cook simple meals – “Can’t Cook, Won’t Cook,” is […]

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Virtual safe space to help bumblebees

The many threats facing bumblebees can be tested using a “virtual safe space” created by scientists at the University of Exeter. Bumble-BEEHAVE provides a computer simulation of how colonies will […]

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No changes to balloon/lantern legislation

Recently there was a petition started to ban balloons and sky/Chinese lantern releases. It achieved nearly 27 thousand signatures. The government has responded with a big fat no. DEFRA says: […]

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Retail is in a spin as M & S announces store closures

As Marks & Spencer recalls a sharp drop in annual profits and plans to close some stores, Tesco Direct is also going. Even good old John Lewis is feeling the […]

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Wyevale Garden Centres up for sale

The specialist property adviser, Christie & Co, is handling the sale of Wyevale Garden Centres, which includes the one in Stratton. The portfolio of 145 garden centres, ranges from horticultural […]

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Floating Saves Lives, says RNLI

The Royal National Lifeboat Institution (RNLI) has today announced seven people claimed ‘floating’ helped save their life in 2017 after the charity advocated this as a key survival skill last summer. Coastal […]

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Blue flag Devon at Westward Ho!

This year environmental charity Keep Britain Tidy is presenting 190 awards to England’s very best beaches, including 65 international Blue Flags and 125 Seaside Awards (eight more than last year), […]

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Mining at Perranporth event

The public can discover more about local history and the work ongoing to highlight the importance of the little-known mining heritage of a popular Cornish beach at a free event […]

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Fire services highlights dangers of hoarding

From Devon & Somerset Fire SErvice: We all have a bit of rubbish in our houses we hoard for sentimental reasons. But sometimes, hoarding goes much, much further. Devon & […]

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Hoax calls are no joke

Throughout the day yesterday, the Critical Control Centre for Cornwall Fire Service received seventeen hoax calls. Fortunately, Fire Service control operators realised that they were hoax calls and no appliances […]

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Man charged for church thefts across region

Police have charged a man in connection with a number of burglaries at churches across the region. Mihaita Rosca, aged 25 from Shrewsbury but of no fixed abode has been […]

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A right royal street party – Victoria Road, Bude

The excitement about the Royal Wedding has felt pretty muted in Bude, apart from in Victoria Road. Always game for a street party/celebration, the local residents have put the right […]

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