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Ladies, Get Your Sticks Out!

Article by Lydia Underwood: Ladies, we need a pep talk. When it comes to exercise we are being beaten, hands down, by our not so better halves. I know we […]

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Eating disorders means rise in Childline calls

I’ve read this information from NSPCC with a shudder. What are we doing to our children and young people for this to be happening at such unprecedented levels? Knowing people […]

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20th Bude Annual Charity Bike Ride

Article by Helen Shingler: Yesterday saw the 20th anniversary of the Bude Annual Charity Bike Ride around Bude and Beyond!  Fifty-four riders dressed in fabulous fancy dress costumes set off […]

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NHS birthday funding boost for SW ambulance service

Patients in the South West will benefit from an improved ambulance service thanks to the addition of more than 60 vehicles.  As part of a nationwide funding boost for the […]

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When you don’t want a tick…

It’s that time of year. Walked in and found blood spotted around the floor. I was shocked by quite how much blood. My Labrador had done some DIY tick removal! Ticks are a […]

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Childline SW says the young are struggling with loneliness

Mental health issues, bullying and social media are all contributing towards a growing number of young people struggling with feelings of isolation and loneliness. The latest figures from Childline reveal […]

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Campaign aims to reduce coastal suicides

From Devon & Cornwall Police: Cornwall Samaritans and the county’s #Coastsafe group have teamed up to provide a lifeline to those contemplating suicide.   Representatives from a wide range of […]

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Support in Bude for those with terminal illness

Cornwall Hospice Care has launched a new service in Bude called ‘Open House’. The aim is to offer support to those with terminal illnesses – and their carers – nearer […]

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Some vulnerable adults in Bude will be without care today

Carers, paid and voluntary, are vital to the society in which we live, as many older and vulnerable people need help to wash, dress, eat and medicate. However, we’ve been […]

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Be tick aware!

They’re nasty things! My dogs get quite a few of them and you have to remove them carefully! However. they can bite people, too! Devon Council says: as the summer […]

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Finding spiritual healing

It’s wonderful to see members of my writing groups blossoming and flourishing. We quite often look at creative writing and fiction but recently tried non-fiction. This was quite a turnaround for […]

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Chronic doctor skills shortage?

Following a recent poll which revealed that the British public support an easing of immigration restrictions for doctors coming to work in the NHS, the government must take urgent action to ensure […]

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Money awarded for new mental health hub

The Government has announced that nearly £1.5million is being awarded to the Royal Cornwall Hospitals Trust (RCHT) for a new mental health hub.   According to the Department for Health […]

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Future of healthcare – Stratton Medical Centre

While I was in Liverpool, down in Bude last week there was a Liberal Democrats’ public meeting on the future of healthcare in the town. Some of you may have […]

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Exeter research shows blue LED light linked to increased risk of some cancers

From University of Exeter: The “blue light” emitted by street lights including LEDs, and commercial outdoor lighting such as advertising, is linked to a significant increase in the risk of […]

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