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Mental health money committed to Cornwall

Hundreds of residents from Bude to Penzance are set to benefit from improved mental health support as Amber Rudd announces £100,000 funding for a life-changing project to keep people working. […]

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Bude Carnival is today

Don’t forget it is Bude carnival today. The route is as shown here. The timetable, taken from the Carnival website is as follows: AFTERNOON EVENTS IN THE CASTLE GROUNDS 2.00 […]

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Community funding streams for Bude and area

Bude-Stratton Town Council has shared news on their website of two available funding streams which may be of interest to members of the community:   THE CO-OP FOUNDATION YOUNG PEOPLE’S […]

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Leave only footprints …

From Cornwall Council: This summer Cornwall is saying a polite but firm ‘no more rubbish excuses’ to the minority of people who litter in our beautiful Duchy and is inviting […]

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You can now anonymously report the sale of illegal tobacco in SW

From Cornwall Council: A new website has been launched which allows people to anonymously report the sale of illegal tobacco. The website has been launched by Trading Standards South West […]

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RNLI lifeguards issue safety advice re weather warnings

The Met Office has issued Yellow weather warnings for the majority of the UK, as this weekend promises erratic weather, creating large waves and strong currents. Weather forecasts predict that […]

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Social media ‘influencers’ targeted by scammers

People buy a lot of rubbish on the basis of what paid ‘influencers’ say but now the situation is getting worse with fraudsters also at play. The National Fraud Intelligence […]

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Bude company and Scottish university combine for global impact

The University of Strathclyde and Bude-based Cornish firm, Water Powered Technologies based at King’s Hill, have been awarded funding by the UK Research and Innovation Industrial Strategy to work in […]

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Nasty Universal Credit scam masquerading as low cost loan or free grant

From Action Fraud:   Once again, if it sounds too good to be true, it usually isn’t! Action Fraud has received 63 reports about a scam in which fraudsters target […]

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SW FGM survivor urges people to use NSPCC Helpline

For many of us who are not in female genital mutilation (FGM) culture, then the whole idea seems alien and perhaps irrelevant, something that doesn’t happen in Cornwall or Devon. […]

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Citizens Advice launches campaign to expand services in Bude

Citizens Advice Cornwall is launching a campaign to recruit more volunteers in Bude to allow the charity to expand its services in the town. The organisation currently holds sessions at […]

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Dogs Die in Hot Cars – repeat repeat repeat

Despite a major annual campaign each summer, last year saw a three-year high for the number of reports of animals suffering heat exhaustion with 8,290 reports to the RSPCA’s emergency […]

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Forecast cancelled for high surf advisory warning

For those who don’t use social media, the RNLI  issued a high surf advisory warning for Bude and other areas of SW saying: A High Surf Advisory warning has been […]

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Government announcement digest

Encouraging kids outdoors   Education Secretary Damian Hinds has today (Friday 19 July) launched #SummerOutdoors which will suggest free or low-cost options to keep children entertained and spark interest in […]

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Government announcements digest

Driving tests Failing to look properly at junctions and not using mirrors effectively are the top reasons people failed following changes made to the driving test in 2017.   New […]

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