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Funding helps lone asylum seeking young in Devon

It’s hard to imagine youngsters fleeing their country as refugees but it happens, so it is good news that Devon County Council has successfully applied for funding to support unaccompanied children who arrive seeking asylum in the UK.  From Devon Council website: The nearly £200,000 from the Government will help […]

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New Qi Gong and Chinese Martial Arts Classes starting 29th January

New classes in Qi Gong and Chinese martial arts start on the 29th January at Welcombe Village Hall, 20 minutes from Bude. Rarely taught in the UK, these health and martial practices help to develop better posture and more natural movement, over time leading to greater ease and clarity in […]

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Hart Inn up for auction

The Hart Inn, in Hartland, Devon, is up for auction with a guide price of £150-175k. Auctioneers, Clive Emson describe it as: A large public house retaining a wealth of character features offering the usually anticipated facilities complemented by three bedroomed residential accommodation above. The pub is located conveniently for Hartland […]

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Cornwall urged to go plastic free

From Cornwall Council: Cornwall Council’s Cabinet member for Environment and Public Protection is calling for business and residents to join forces with the Council and other organisations to move towards ridding Cornwall of single-use plastic. The call to action follows the request for retailers to introduce “plastic-free” aisles and the […]

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Spate of criminal damage in Appledore

Police are appealing for witnesses following a spate of criminal damage which happened over the weekend [Friday 12 January – Saturday 13 January] in Bideford. All three incidents happened on The Quay in Appledore between 4pm on Friday 12 January and 10am Saturday 13 January 2018. A fishing vessel hooker […]

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Police response to hunt violence

From Devon & Cornwall Police: We have become aware of tensions relating to a number of local hunts. All allegations connected with hunts are assessed and investigated appropriately. This includes offences against the act, damage, assault and disorder, and we share information, investigations and best practice with other Forces and […]

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BBC apologises to Cornwall Council & Cormac

From Cornwall Council…this is their statement in response to a BBC programme by Laurence Reed. Full details of the complaint are in the BBC link. Cornwall Council and CORMAC, the company owned by Cornwall Council which maintains Cornwall’s roads, welcome the apology broadcast on BBC Radio Cornwall today (16 January […]

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Regular surfers are more likely to have E.coli in their guts…

From the University of Exeter: Regular surfers and bodyboarders are three times more likely to have antibiotic resistant E. coli in their guts than non-surfers, new research has revealed. Conducted by the University of Exeter, the Beach Bums study asked 300 people, half of whom regularly surf the UK’s coastline, to take […]

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Raising awareness of food poverty…

Recently, I visited Birmingham, seeing many homeless on the streets. It inspired me to write a blog post. Food poverty and homelessness is a massive social problem, one which few people understand the complexity of. However, food poverty is not just a problem for the cities. Bude, too, has a […]

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How’s this for a belated New Year’s resolution?

With the New Year now underway, Devon & Somerset Fire & Rescue Service is asking everyone to make testing their smoke alarms once a month their New Year’s resolution. Many people see January as an opportunity for a fresh start and keeping you and your loved ones safe should be […]

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Scheme to tackle plastics announced in Bude

If Bude wasn’t on the country’s radar before, it sure must be now, given it seems to be at the forefront in the drive against the plastics littering our seas. Finally, after years of committed locals highlighting the problem, the government is finally taking notice. The Environment Agency announced on […]

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Raising a smile – the new dog bed!

This is enough to make any dog owner smile. Philippa sent in this photo to the Bude & Beyond Facebook page of her dogs who have been blessed with a beautiful new dog bed. However, they are obviously not impressed. As she says, they prefer an elevated view! Why wouldn’t […]

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The Daily Mile challenge for Cornwall’s primary schools

From Cornwall Council: Schools across Cornwall are being encouraged to sign up to the Daily Mile challenge in a bid to tackle physical inactivity and childhood obesity. In Cornwall around 27% of children aged 4-5 are identified as overweight through the National Child Measurement Program and the current trend is […]

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