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Sharp rise in children and young people seeking help for anxiety

The NSPCC is working hard to support children and young people nationally and within the SW as increasing numbers of youngsters are struggling with anxiety, especially girls. The LEA breakdown […]

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Oh my! – as Martin’s book sadly comes wrapped in plastic

Bude Author, Martin Dorey, got just a little (understandably) brassed off recently when his new book on making a difference, called No More Plastic, came wrapped in, yes, you’ve guessed it, single-use […]

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RAF Association – Can YOU help?

  The Royal Air Forces Association, (RAFA) is a member led charity, which actively looks after the welfare of the RAF family. They give help in times of need to […]

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World Diabetes Day and the focus is on family

News from the SW region of  Diabetes UK has found that – alongside those living with the condition – parents and carers of children and adults with diabetes experience emotional […]

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Wet wipes – they are NOT flushable

Living by the sea, we are at the sharp end of the wet wipe debacle. It seems that the wet wipe industry has proclaimed some wet wipes are flushable, but […]

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Fighting rural crime and livestock worrying

The National Police Chiefs Council (NPCC) announced that Thursday 8 November is a day of action in support of its new NPCC Rural Affairs Strategy, encouraging forces to do what […]

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2018 WWI Centenary – Bude’s tribute to the soldiers who served during WW1

By Johanna Jackson: How could Bude honour the soldiers who served, fought, survived and died in World War I? Harry Pearce from Budehaven School had a dream, which was realised […]

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They Shall Not Grow Old: World War I film a masterpiece of skill and artistry – just don’t call it a documentary

Image courtesy of IWM Alice Kelly, University of Oxford They Shall Not Grow Old, Peter Jackson’s widely celebrated World War I film, says more about our search for historical authenticity […]

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Stolen Bike from outside the King’s Arms, Stratton

A grey Carrera Subway hybrid bike was stolen between 5pm and 7pm from outside the King’s Arms Pub in Stratton on Thursday evening (November 1st).  This photo is of a […]

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UK’s healthiest and unhealthiest places

Looking at the map provided by RSPH, our area (perhaps because of its paucity of cities) is among the healthier places to live. RSPH has published a league table ranking 70 […]

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How sustainable is your fish finger? You may be pleasantly surprised!

The UK’s leading marine charity, the Marine Conservation Society (MCS), says the sustainability of the nation’s favourite entry-level fish product – the fish finger – isn’t as bad as may […]

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WWII Exercise Tiger Event at Kitchen Front

A fascinating talk on the WWII Exercise ‘Tiger’ cover up was given by Dick Bass yesterday evening at the Kitchen Front.  Exercise Tiger has become known as one of the […]

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Join our writing groups

Our writing groups are small but sweet, yet they would benefit from more members. Taught/workshop sessions depending on demand. £10 per session, buy 5 for £10 each, then get the […]

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Childline campaign helps young people spot ‘peer on peer’ abuse

Not all abuse perpetrated on children and young people is by adults. Often, it can be friends/peers. Childline is now helping young people spot the signs of peer-on-peer abuse after […]

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A public inconvenience

By Binzy Reynolds:   We all need toilets. When you need to go, you need to go. At home or in an office, it isn’t usually a problem. However, are […]

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