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Sense prevails as dog restrictions on beaches are harmonised

Regulations for dogs on beaches in Cornwall will be simplified and harmonised from this April. Hooray! Restrictions will be in place only in July and August, except on beaches with […]

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NSPCC SW pays tribute to volunteer leader

The NSPCC is today mourning the loss of one of its most respected volunteer leaders in the South West of England, Mr Chris Paisley who has passed away at the […]

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Should on-call firefighters take on social care?

  A new job combining the skills of an on-call firefighter with a social care role could be developed in Cornwall, with the aim of reducing loneliness and social isolation […]

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Wonderful exhibition of local property over time at The Castle

I popped into the Castle on Monday to take a look at the Budehaven art exhibition but also the archives/Kivells exhibition of property in Bude.   ‘Bude For Sale’ comprises […]

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New wind turbine to power Cornish homes

From Cornwall Council: Construction has started on Cornwall’s first, smart grid-connected wind turbine which will power the equivalent of around 1,100 homes and help cut carbon emissions. The 2.3 megawatts […]

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Emergency hospital admissions for people with dementia across the South West up 42% in five years

Anyone who has a relative with dementia will know that the hospital admissions process is fraught and bewildering.  Often, admissions involve being held in A & E or holding bays, […]

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Cornwall Council considers increasing car park charges

From Cornwall Council: Changes to tariffs in Cornwall Council-run car parks, which include measures to cut traffic pollution in Truro and protect free evening parking in the majority of areas […]

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Cold weather conditions continue until Wednesday

The Met Office has forecast that current cold weather conditions affecting Southwest England will continue until 9 am Wednesday 22 January. Dr Ishani Kar-Purkayastha, Consultant in Public Health at Public […]

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Cold weather alert, do keep an eye on the vulnerable

With the forecast of cold weather and some freezing fog patches for parts of England, Public Health England (PHE) is urging people to prepare for cold weather conditions and look […]

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Biffa wins collections contract for Cornwall

You’re used to seeing their lorries, as Biffa has been clearing Cornwall’s waste for the last 3 years. Now Biffa, the national recycling and waste management provider, has secured the […]

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The future of Bude’s Compass Point looking brighter

Originally built in 1835, and relocated in 1900 due to eroding cliffs, Bude’s Compass Point locally referred to as “The Pepper Pot” has experienced years of coastal erosion and exposure […]

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House prices fall slightly in the SW

In England the November data shows, on average, house prices have risen by 0.3% since October 2019. The annual price rise of 1.7% takes the average property value to £251,222. […]

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It’s National Pothole Day

I hit a pothole yesterday. Dark, it was full of water and difficult to see. It didn’t sound great. A couple of years ago, reversing and hitting a pothole on […]

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Friday is time to wassail …

When I saw a Facebook post from Cafe Bellini about wassailing, I realised I knew very little about it. I assumed it was making merry at Christmas. Traditionally, the wassail […]

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Blustery start to the week

Make the most of today’s blue skies! The Met Office has issued weather warnings for wind fr Cornwall and Devon (along with many other places) on Monday and Tuesday. An […]

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