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COVID-19 – update 6

Official guidance on green spaces   The government’s priority is to save lives and the best way to protect yourself and others from illness is to stay at home. However, […]

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PM has Coronavirus

After experiencing mild symptoms yesterday, the Prime Minister was tested for coronavirus on the personal advice of England’s Chief Medical Officer, Professor Chris Whitty. The test was carried out in […]

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Boris Johnson’s sombre ‘lockdown’ speech this evening

Good Evening, The coronavirus is the biggest threat this country has faced for decades – and this country is not alone. All over the world, we are seeing the devastating […]

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Update on train travel refunds

Anyone holding an advance ticket will be able to refund it free of charge. All season ticket holders can claim a refund for time unused on their tickets free of […]

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Pubs, restaurants, gyms, etc., close

To delay the spread of coronavirus, the government has instructed some businesses and venues including all pubs, bars and restaurants to close from tonight. This follows expert advice that more needs to be done in order […]

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Scott Mann comments on visits to Cornwall

Like Scott Mann, we all await decisive words from the Government on holiday visits to Cornwall (and anywhere else). We will keep you updated, for there has been some confusion […]

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By-election postponed

As a consequence of the COVID-19 virus, the decision was taken to delay today’s by-election in the Stratton Ward of Bude Town Council and people were advised not to vote. […]

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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 […]

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Message from Scott Mann MP on Coronavirus

Coronavirus (COVID-19) has caused severe disruption around the world; the potential pandemic is a cause for concern and all levels of government, Public Health England and the NHS are taking […]

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The Budget – what I’ve gleaned so far …

Phew, what a long speech. Once we get past the posturing and the politicking, what are we left with? Massive Government spending (aka fiscal stimulus). This is what I’ve managed […]

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Town Council vacancy announced

A notice of vacancy has been published following the resignation of Derek Towl from the Town Council. Mr Towl represented the Bude ward but has decided to leave because of […]

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Why we must protect Cornwall’s unique identity …

From Cornwall Council: Cornwall Council leader, Julian German, has issued the following message on St Piran’s Day. Today, people all over Cornwall and beyond will mark St Piran’s Day – […]

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Government promises money to make roads fit for the 21st century …

It’s a jamboree. Train connectivity and roads fit for the 21st century. The SW could be transformed. Bring it on. As I drive along many narrow, single-track roads, battered by […]

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Government continues to promise to improve railway infrastructure nationwide

The government has announced that towns and cities could see new stations constructed and disused links restored to their former glory, thanks to a £20 million fund to boost rail […]

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Philippa Purchase is standing in the Bude-Stratton Town Council by-election 19th March

Green campaigner, Philippa Purchase, is standing for the Green Party in the Bude-Stratton Town Council Stratton ward by-election on 19th March. Her priorities are improving the environment in the area […]

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