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Cornwall Council thanks businesses

Cornwall Council is saying a big thank you to businesses for their mammoth efforts in keeping customers safe as they finally opened their doors at the weekend following the lockdown. Pubs, restaurants, accommodation providers and hairdressers were allowed to reopen from Saturday as the Government eased restrictions for the hospitality […]

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Down at the lock gates this morning

Many thanks to Emily Barlow for her pictorial story of Bude Lock Gates this morning … progress!  Great photos. Wet work!

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Not so Super Saturday on the roads?

While most people in Devon and Cornwall were perfectly fine and good citizens, the Police racked up 1000 reports of anti-social behaviour by 10 pm last night – most were drink-related. Newquay, Barnstaple, Teignmouth and Torquay were hotspots. Quite a few traffic related incidents on the North Devon Link Road […]

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Belated recognition for unsung hero

Somehow, I was sent this 6 months ago by a lady called Kaytlyn, and missed it, so big apologies. I am now hopefully making good, because in these difficult times, we all need a good hero story, and because Duncan never got a mention on here at the time it […]

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Super Saturday in Bude

I’ll add to this as the day goes on … a pictorial view of Bude’s Super Saturday Here are the ladies at Just Gentz … the new face of barbering. They say they are back in the chairs and loving it … Meanwhile, here is the new look for all […]

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Thanks to our sponsors, Blind Pig Media

Big thanks to Blind Pig Media for renewing their sponsorship of Bude and Beyond, supporting local news and views. I last had a decent conversation with Business Development Manager, Steve Brookes, about Blind Pig in early 2019. The company has its head office in London but a vibrant creative hub […]

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Bude one of 20 spots to get extra police support money

Devon & Cornwall Police is preparing for an influx of visitors this weekend as lockdown restrictions ease and the hospitality industry reopens. But the message to those living and coming to our region is clear – come back safely and respect our communities. Throughout the last week there has been […]

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Well done, Budesy

From the Mayor:   Whilst the Town Council cannot condone the alterations to our Covid 19 pavement ‘keep to the right’ signs, I have to say that this is street art in the truest sense and I feel it actually helps improve the message. People are taking note of them. […]

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Message from Scott Mann

The public health of North Cornwall has been my number one concern during this global pandemic, and the tourist economy in the constituency has responded in an incredible way, following guidance and supporting the NHS by shutting down at significant cost to business. We are now able to responsibly reopen […]

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Anyone got somewhere to pitch a tent?

From Angus Crosbie: On 21st July, me and two friends are setting off on a 547-mile walk around the South West for CLIC Sargent, the UK’s leading cancer charity for children, young people and their families. We are attempting to walk 547 miles in just 31 days, armed only with […]

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Thanks to our lovely sponsors

Lots of businesses in Bude have  re-opened and many are preparing to re-open on 4th July. We wish them all well, so want to say special thanks to our sponsoring advertisers and to give them a shout out with info I have gleaned from their websites/social media. We have a […]

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Support local independent news

Whichever area you live in, local independent news providers are the most trusted source of news in the media. However, over 95 per cent of them have received zero support from the Government since the start of the Lockdown. While £35m has been allocated to the ‘newspaper industry’ in order […]

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2 Minute charity shop opens at Crooklets

Yesterday, the 2 Minute Charity Shop on Crooklets Beach, Bude was opened close to Rosie’s Cafe. “From trash to treasure” is the theme.   Diverted from landfill clobber, waste-free swaps, books and beach art, you can find all sorts of treasures. They are open daily from 11-4. All their own branded […]

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Bude animal-free Covid-research fundraiser for Exeter Uni

Angie Burke of Animal Free Bude has set up a Just Giving page to support animal-free Covid research (a test to check how much active virus is present/ level of infectiousness). Can you help raise the remaining £879.14 needed to hit the £30k target? Can you arrange a coffee morning? […]

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Boat in trouble off Bude in joint rescue

A boat was in trouble in the sea off Bude this morning. The volunteer lifeboat crew responded to a page at 8.11 am from Falmouth Coastguard for immediate launch of the lifeboat. Bude Coastguard Rescue Team was paged at 8:14am. Bude’s inshore lifeboat George Bird was launched at 8.16 am with […]

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