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Jeremy Vine courts controversy over Cornwall v Spain

From Twitter, presenter Jeremy Vine has courted controversy today by posing this question as tourism businesses still await info from the government. Cornwall or Spain this summer? Spain has reopened to British tourists from today! But you still have to get on a plane. On the other hand, Cornwall is […]

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Positivity in testing times

How are you during this difficult time? Well, probably you are primarily concerned about your health and the health of those you love and care for, especially those living away whom you can no longer see. Not just coronavirus, either; there are other conditions many people have. You are probably […]

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Project Lock Down Diaries

A new Facebook group has started in Bude called Project Lockdown Diaries. The group is the brainchild of Clair Roberts of The Kitchen Front. The page is now administered by Clair, along with Hilary Curtis and Harry Pearce, and is already yielding some fascinating information about people’s hopes and fears, […]

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Strange times.  Atlantic Rise and COVID-19

Particular concern re Covid-19 affects Bude’s older residence. Here is one view of these very strange times indeed. Feel free to send your thoughts on any subject. Written by John Gimson.  These are my personal views, and are not to be regarded as representing all residents: It is over 5 […]

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Tourists are very welcome in future – just not now

My view: There has been a range of anti-tourist sentiment expressed on social media, the vitriol of which strikes me as unnecessary. As with everyone else, tourists are only now being made fully aware of the implications of Coronavirus and the requirement to socially distance themselves by not travelling. Government […]

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Nothing in the Budget for social care

From The Alzheimer’s Society: In the Spring Budget, Chancellor Rishi Sunak gave no mention of any spending increase for social care. While the money outlined for NHS and local authorities to deal with Coronavirus is good news, it’s astonishing funding for social care appears to have been completely ignored. This […]

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Expletive deleted spam mail

Interesting how some people (not usually locals) do not value my time. I get a few of these emails a day because people want to enjoy the visitor traffic on Bude & Beyond. Example: This is a follow-up email in regards to the guest post pitch that I sent last […]

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Letter from NSPCC SW

Dear Editor, With the new year under way, you may find your child setting themselves new goals, or even feeling a bit blue now the Christmas holidays are over. While the start of 2020 represents a fresh start for many, it can also be a difficult or overwhelming time for […]

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Poor mobile signal will be a thing of the past?

The scourge of poor mobile phone signal in rural areas will be a thing of the past under bold new plans to be fast-tracked in the first 100 days of a Conservative majority government, the Prime Minister will announce today. Currently, only 66 per cent of the UK landmass has […]

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Dogs on beaches

  A final reminder that residents and visitors can have their say on seasonal restrictions for dogs on beaches. The Council currently has 48 Public Spaces Protection Orders (PSPOs) which apply restrictions at certain times of the year for dogs on beaches across Cornwall. The consultation is open until 19 […]

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Reader view: Should Ivor Potter Hall become a theatre or is it just a dream?

Lucille has had a reply from the Town Clerk which both parties are happy to have made public. Obviously, people need to put their thoughts and ideas in writing to the Clerk.   Dear Lucille, Sorry if communications crossed in the email, but I did reply to you yesterday. We […]

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Dogs on beaches consultation reminder

I’ve just completed Cornwall Council’s dogs on beaches questionnaire. Residents and visitors can have their say on seasonal restrictions for dogs on beaches. The Council currently has 48 Public Spaces Protection Orders (PSPOs) which apply restrictions at certain times of the year for dogs on beaches across Cornwall. The consultation is open until […]

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SW NSPCC talks exam result stress

vThe anticipation of waiting for exam results can feel overwhelming for young people, and August can be a particularly difficult time. Students can struggle to cope during this time, with pressure and expectation to get into university or to secure certain results weighing heavy on them. The burden can seem […]

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Police warn of dangers of sexting

Devon & Cornwall Police, Exeter City Community Trust Exeter and Exeter City Football Club are launching a campaign to educate young people under the age of 18 about the dangers of sexting. Sexting – or youth produced sexual imagery (YPSI) – are the terms used for the taking and sending […]

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A shout out for Bude BRAG

It’s never great to see litter, and Bude BRAG are really doing their utmost to ensure any litter is cleaned up before it makes its way into our rivers and ultimately the sea.  I remember a few years ago a man walking along the path on the downs eating sweets […]

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