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‘Staycationers’ urged to be ‘Water Warriors’

New meanings to words develop all the time. Staycationing used to mean holidaying at home; now it means not a holiday abroad. Anyway, Staycationers are now being urged to become #WaterWarriors and make the right choices when visiting beaches, rivers and lakes this summer in a new Environment Agency campaign […]

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Campaign launched for Better Health this summer

Many of us have piled on the pounds during lockdown, while being (often) more sedentary and doing a bit of (understandable) comfort eating. It was definitely obvious the last time I was on Bude’s beaches on a sunny day, that weight gain has been a widespread issue. So, on Monday […]

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Launceston MIU closed until October

Launceston Minor Injury Unit has closed until 1st October, due to staff shortages (coronavirus and pinging). The announcement has seemingly come out of the blue and has taken everyone by surprise at what is a busy time with services under pressure. Presumably, this will place extra strain on Stratton MIU […]

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Young people urged to get vaccinated

Prof Adam Finn, from the University of Bristol, a member of the Joint Committee on Vaccination and Immunisation, has warned of young people struggling with serious illness from Covid and urging them to be vaccinated as soon as possible. It is not correct that young people are magically immune from […]

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Covid deaths in SW care homes

A major report published yesterday by the Care Quality Commission (CQC) tells of the devastating impact of coronavirus on care home settings across the UK. Now, a full set of figures showing the number of deaths registered as COVID-19 for each individual care home in the UK, from 10th April […]

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Ways to contact the police for non-emergencies as demand soars

From Devon & Cornwall Police: Devon & Cornwall Police are reminding people that might need non-emergency help and advice over the summer months to consider using their online contact channels whenever possible. The timely reminder comes at the start of the summer school holidays as it is expected the number […]

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Bude flood defence works … update

The Bude flood defence and river restoration scheme is a £2.1 million scheme to improve the existing flood alleviation scheme and restore the ecological potential of the River Neet between Whalesborough Weir and Pethericks Mill Nature Reserve. Bude has a long history of flooding from the River Neet and Bude […]

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Amber wildfire alert

From Devon & Cornwall Police: The Fire service have provided the following information regarding an increased risk of wildfires across the region: Most parts of the South West of England are on an AMBER wildfire alert. The peak is predicted to be on Friday with the Fire Severity Index as […]

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Cornwall turns increasingly purple on the Covid map

The Covid-19 incidence rate in parts of Newquay now shows that more than one person in every 100 has the disease. St Columb Minor and Porth are also heavily hit (rate of 933.3) . Case rates are shown per 100,000 people for the 7-day period ending on the date shown […]

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Top tips for dealing with the heat

From Devon Council: The Met Office has issued a ‘Level 3 Amber Extreme Heat Warning’ for all of the South West, with temperatures expected to peak with highs of 30C on Thursday. Most of us welcome the arrival of summer, with the chance to get outside and enjoy the sunny weather. […]

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Extreme heat warning for SW

From the Met Office: The Met Office has issued its first ever Amber Extreme Heat Warning as large areas of the UK will continue to see hot conditions this week. The Extreme Heat Warning, which is issued with partners including public health partners across the UK, will cover a large part of Wales, all of southwest England […]

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Most people believe ‘normal life’ is more than a year away

From the Office for National Statistics: Two-thirds (64%) of adults in Great Britain said they still plan to cover their faces in shops, following the lifting of most coronavirus legal restrictions in England from 19 July 2021. The same percentage (64%) plan to wear masks on public transport, while 60% […]

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Covid rates up as local businesses proceed with caution

So, ‘freedom’ day! I was in Bude this morning. There seems to be less social distancing on the streets, but the businesses I visited are all still adhering to social distancing, masks and cleanliness guidelines. On social media, there are requests to be kind. Sad that we have to request […]

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Cornwall Council asks people to stay safe after 19th

From Cornwall Council: While compulsory Covid restrictions are set to be lifted on Monday, 19 July, the message from national government is that the pandemic is not over yet. The Council and Cornwall’s Public Health team are joining the government in urging us all to be responsible, be respectful and make safe choices […]

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Beware of the heat in Bude later

I walked the dog on the beach this morning. Before 9 am, we were already at 23/24 degrees and she was soon too hot. Now safely home. According to Netweather, temperatures in Bude are set to reach 28 degrees by 1 pm, but it will feel like 33 degrees, so […]

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