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Want a dog? Go for adoption…

If you have ever wanted a dog or indeed want one right now, then you will realise that adoption is a good option. Given Bude is so into preserving the […]

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Budehaven’s Thomas wins Musical Achievement Award

This year’s Award Ceremony of the SWSW Perryman/Bolitho Award for Musical Achievement was held at the SWSW offices at 8 Ocean View Road, Bude on Saturday 15th July. The Trustees […]

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Scott Mann welcomes new monies for schools

MP for North Cornwall, Scott Mann, has welcomed an announcement by the Government that an extra £1.3 billion will be provided for schools between 2018 and 2020. Except, no offence […]

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Blo-karting comes to Westward Ho!

Torridge Council has given the green light to allow Blo-Karting at Westward Ho! The 12-month trial will allow Blo-Kart enthusiasts from around the Country to sail their karts around the […]

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New depot for WPD at Stratton Business Park

Western Power Distribution (WPD), the electricity distribution network operator for the South West, has opened a new  £3million operational depot which runs on solar energy, at Bude’s Stratton Business Park. […]

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Tarka Book grant of £350

Great to see councillors supporting local ideas. Torridge Councillors Mervyn Langmead and Tony Inch have made part of their Councillor grant available to the Businesses of Bideford group who hope […]

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Fundraising concert for Clovelly & Bude RNLI

Route 39 Academy is proud to announce a fundraising concert for Bude and Clovelly RNLI, the chosen charity of the school this year. Open to all, there will be live […]

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Reward for recovery of firearms #Bideford

There’s up to £2000 reward for information received via Crimestoppers leading to the recovery of firearms stolen in a burglary in Bideford. North Devon Police are asking for any information […]

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Local book scoops top Gorsedd prize

By David Thorn: Our book, Thorns of Bude – Pioneers of Photography – Tintagel to Clovelly, has scooped the top prize at the recent Gorsedd Kernow, Holyer an Gof, awards. […]

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New deli section at Bellini’s

I know I go on quite a bit about how good Cafe Bellini’s is, but I truly believe the food and service are wonderful, and it is the closest place […]

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Could councils improve tax collection?

Citizens Advice and the Local Government Association (LGA) are encouraging councils in England to adopt a new protocol to improve council tax collection. The protocol is launched as Citizens Advice […]

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Busy start to July for RNLI lifeguards

By Ella Henwood: As peak season begins, twelve more lifeguards have gone through their induction and are now on the beaches. Northcott and Crackington are open for the Peak summer […]

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Over £334,000 now available under 2017/18 Torridge Community Grant Scheme

In 2016 Torridge Councillor introduced the first Community Grant Scheme funded by the New Homes Bonus received from Central Government. Over £318,000 was allocated to over 50 projects across the […]

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Reward for recovery of Bideford firearms

North Devon Police are asking for any information that may lead to the safe recovery of two firearms that are outstanding from a worrying recent dwelling burglary in the Bideford […]

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Knife amnesty from Devon & Cornwall Police

Devon and Cornwall Police is supporting Operation Sceptre, a Home Office instigated week of action aimed at detecting knife related crime, increasing intelligence, community engagement and public reassurance, the main […]

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