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Petrol prices a shock to the system

From the RAC: After three months of falling pump prices in the midst of the coronavirus pandemic the average cost of fuel shot up in June with a litre of unleaded increasing by nearly 4p from 107.11p to 110.85p (3.74p), new RAC Fuel Watch data reveals, so we have all had […]

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NSPCC South West urges change in the law

Back in the late 1970s, I recall lesson one with a new driving instructor. He kept putting his hand on my knee. I felt very uncomfortable, cancelled my next lesson, but refused to give anyone a reason why.  It seems nothing much has changed! From NSPCC:   As you will […]

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Government funding to kickstart UK tourism

On this wet and windy weekend, it probably isn’t the start to the July summer season that people expected or hoped for, though things look set to improve next week. Communities that depend on tourism will receive a major boost from a new £10 million Kick-starting Tourism Package, the Minister […]

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Cornwall Council urges caution as the county reopens

From Cornwall Council: Saturday 4th July is the day central government has said that hotels, holiday lets, cafés and restaurants can reopen and visitors return to Cornwall. We understand, reopening tomorrow brings economic relief for many businesses. For some residents, Cornwall’s release from lockdown brings the fear of a second wave that […]

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Bude sea pool is ready

From Bude Sea Pool: The Sea Pool has been fixed, is full and being replenished every tide – just as it should be. . Last week, contractors finished their mammoth annual maintenance project which included the additional work of replacing the faulty sluice gate and repairing its poolside fittings. They’ve […]

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Co-op scheme to help people with dementia

  From Devon & Cornwall Police: A joint partnership scheme has been launched across Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly, in collaboration with the Co-Operative stores, to help provide police and partner agencies with vital information when they are searching for missing people living with dementia. From Friday 3 July […]

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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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Check your tank before ordering heating oil

The Environment Agency is urging anyone with a domestic heating oil tank to check their tank is in a good state of repair before getting heating oil delivered. This is especially important as tanks will be more full than usual through the summer months, increasing the risk of spills and […]

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Cornwall Libraries to offer book loaning again

From Cornwall Council: After the Coronavirus closedown, Cornwall’s Libraries will soon be able to offer book loaning services again by welcoming you at the door – but not any further just yet. To keep both staff and customers safe an easy ‘click and collect’ borrowing method has been devised.     From Monday 6 July library members can order […]

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Mandatory MOT testing to return in August

Mandatory MOT testing is to be reintroduced from 1 August 2020 as COVID-19 restrictions are slowly lifted, Roads minister Baroness Vere has announced today (29 June 2020). Due to the coronavirus outbreak, drivers were granted a 6-month exemption from MOT testing in March to help slow the spread of the virus. […]

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Yellow warning for thunderstorms

There is a Met Office yellow warning for thunderstorms for Bude and area (and the western side of the country as a whole) for this afternoon and into tomorrow morning. While many places will be dry or see little rain, thunderstorms may cause flooding and disruption in a few places. […]

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New government guidance on re-opening tourism

  The Government has outlined the measures that will allow UK tourism and visitor attractions to reopen to the public. The guidance, published today by the Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, outlines the processes and facilities that businesses must put in place before reopening on July 4 so […]

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Be ‘tick aware’ this summer

From Devon Council: With lots of us making the most of the warm weather and spending longer outside, it’s important to remember to be aware of ticks as there are plenty of them around at the moment. Ticks are small, spider like creatures that feed on the blood of animals, […]

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2 very hot days for Cornwall/Devon

The Met Office mentions temperatures in the mid 20s today and high 20s tomorrow, before returning back to a cooler mid-teens by Friday. Be aware that UV and pollen counts are very high for the next 2 days. Remember that pavements and sand get very hot if you are out […]

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Visit England advice for accommodation providers

The Prime Minister has announced today the re-opening plans for a number of tourism businesses in England from 4 July, providing the conditions laid out in the Government’s roadmap are met. In the announcement, it was outlined that from 4 July in England: The two metre social distancing rule will be relaxed […]

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