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Bude lifeboat shout to help surfer at Crackington

The Bude lifeboat was launched yesterday afternoon at 14.23 to help a surfer in distress at Crackington Haven. A thoughtful member of the public raised the alarm. The surfer was […]

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Stoptober – quitting the smoking habit

Cornwall has 70,000 smokers (15% of the population) who have been urged to quit the habit this month. Leaving aside health issues for a minute, the economic impact is worrying, […]

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The Three Ps video

South West Water has recruited two young ambassadors in its crusade to encourage everyone to flush only the 3Ps – pee, paper and poo – down the loo – something those […]

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SW Water work to repair burst sewer near Newquay

Work is progressing well to repair the burst sewer on the cliff top near Esplanade Road in Newquay, according to the SW Water website. A five-metre section of damaged pipe, […]

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Repair cafes – what a brilliant idea

Devon is embracing the Repair Café revolution with more residents than ever before choosing to breathe new life into old possessions and having them fixed instead of throwing them away. What a brilliant […]

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Torridge Bridge closes tomorrow night

Torridge Bridge Torridge Bridge, near Bideford, will be closed overnight from 7pm on Sunday 21 October to 6am Monday 22 October. The planned overnight closure is part of the second […]

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Budehaven students gave top performance at Budelicious

In September, Budehaven Community School’s Year 10 Hospitality and Catering students were given a very exciting opportunity. They were invited by Rupert Brendon and Peter Gorton to take part in […]

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17% rise in recorded crime in Devon & Cornwall

Crime statistics, published today, show a rise in recorded crime which is being seen nationally. Overall reported crime between July 2017 and June 2018 increased by approximately 17 per cent […]

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NSPCC SW highlights video chat risk to children

The NSPCC has today warned of the risks posed to children using live-streaming or video-chat and calls for government action to protect children from online abuse. An NSPCC survey of 3,310 […]

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Morrisons to help combat period poverty

Morrisons supermarkets, which has a store in Bude, have launched a campaign which aims to donate 250,000 sanitary products to women in period poverty. The retailer has partnered with food […]

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Update on Atlantic Academy (R39)

A few people have wondered what has happened to Route 39 free school, now known as Atlantic Academy. Jack Jackson, the CEO of Launceston Multi Academy Trust, attended the July meeting […]

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Soup and spread?

On a chilly day, I do enjoy a good hot steaming bowl of homemade soup. By hot, I mean hot. Lukewarm doesn’t cut it. Went for a soup lunch in […]

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What people in the SW don’t know about diabetes

New online research from Diabetes UK has revealed that 43% of people in the south-west did not know if diabetes can cause erectile dysfunction, a common diabetes-related complication. The poll, […]

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Police follow new leads on historic Cornwall murder

From Devon & Cornwall Police website: Devon and Cornwall Police are pursuing nine new lines of enquiry into the 1998 murder of Cornish mum Lyn Bryant thanks to an appeal […]

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