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Happy St Piran’s Day – ‘Gool Peran Lowen’

It’s Cornwall’s National Saints Day, today. According to legend,  St Piran was born in Ireland in the 6th century. As is usual in such situations, factions of nobles did not like his miraculous deeds, so decided to get rid of him. They did this is a particularly nasty way, for […]

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My visit to Covid mass vaccination centre

Yesterday, I had a nice drive out to the Royal Cornwall Showground at Wadebridge for my Covid-19 vaccination. A bit of a trek but well worth it.  As I mentioned in a previous article, I have an irrational fear of injections, but everyone was very helpful and reassuring – and […]

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Will you identify as Cornish on St Piran’s Day?

Tomorrow, as you all know, is St Piran’s Day, normally marked in Bude by a walk and other events but this year stifled by social distancing due to Covid-19. However, Cornwall Council is urging those who identify as Cornish to make their mark by saying so on the 2021 Census […]

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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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Today’s Budget highlights

I was sat in my car listening to the Budget speech by Chancellor Rishi Sunak, on my way to Wadebridge for my Covid-19 jab. This is the gist of what I heard but for the full shebang, here it all is: To be fair, the Chancellor came across as confident […]

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Can Independents change the shape of local politics?

*This article does not endorse any candidate (all are welcome to say their piece on Bude & Beyond). When Bude and Stratton Town Council held an election for Bude Ward on 12th December, the turnout was 68.8% and local vet, Tom O’Sullivan, was duly elected. 68.8% might not look like […]

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Big thanks to Bude Library

I love Bude Library. They provide me with amazing books, week in week out, which I thoroughly enjoy; I can’t praise them enough. The Library transports me to other worlds. Now, they are taking things a step further … on their Facebook page, they say: To celebrate World Book Day […]

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Kim and Allan raise £3,650 for charity

When Kim Gouldson set out to raise money for the Motor Neurone Disease Association and for Bude branch of Animal Free Research, she never dreamed the final total would amount to £3,650, to be divided equally among the two charities. Brilliant work from unstoppable Kim, and wonderful husband Allan, plus […]

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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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Dogs ‘do’ stress, too, says Bude’s Emma

We are not surprised when we hear of the effect of stress on humans; we know how stress over extended time can affect us humans both physically and mentally. When we think of the short term, we understand that in extreme stress we often cannot think in our usual way. […]

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Cornwall Tourism Awards

Congrats to some local companies on their successes in the Cornwall Tourism Awards. Ekopod Launceston got Gold in the Glamping Business of the Year and Bronze for Wildlife-Friendly Tourism. Bude Holiday Resort was commended in the Holiday Park of the Year. Pencuke Farm was commended in Self-catering Accommodation of the […]

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Cornwall and Devon Covid update

Well, it is good looking at the interactive map at the moment, because large swatches of Cornwall and Devon have few cases of Covid-19. Data is suppressed (fewer than 2 cases) in: Bude, Kilkhampton to Poundstock, Bradworthy, Holsworthy and Welcombe, Hartland Coast, Bideford, Crackington and Tintagel, Launceston and Camelford and […]

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Fatal collision on A39 near Kilkhampton

Sadly, last night’s collision on the A39 led to a fatality. The crash occurred at 5.55pm on Wednesday 24th February 2021. It was a two vehicle road traffic collision on the A39 between Bude and Kilkhampton between a black Mini Cooper and a grey VW Passatt. One driver sustained minor […]

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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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Johnson’s Covid Roadmap

Prime Minister Boris Johnson announced his roadmap to Ministers today (Monday 22 February), in which he sets out transition stages out of lockdown, providing the 4 tests are met: 1. The vaccine deployment programme continues successfully. 2. Evidence shows vaccines are sufficiently effective in reducing hospitalisations and deaths in those […]

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