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Cornwall MPs back NSPCC campaign to close loophole affecting safety of 16/17 year olds

Local MPs Scott Mann and Stephen Double have backed an NSPCC campaign to close a loophole that allows adults to have sex with teenagers they supervise. Currently, only people, such […]

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Just another plastic bottle …

OK, this was just a one-off (well, not really because most days on my dog walks, I pick up plastic bottles) but there is no good reason for plastic bottles […]

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Over 70% of adults in SW want social networks to face charges if they fail to keep children safe

Three-quarters of adults living in the South West of England agree that tech companies and their directors should face criminal sanctions for failures to keep children safe on their sites, […]

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Childline condemns postcode lottery

From NSPCC southwest:   A disappointing postcode lottery in the amount spent by English regions on low level mental health services is highlighted in a recent report by the Children’s […]

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Bude RNA Fun Quiz Night

  By Binzy Reynolds: The Bude branch of the Royal Naval Association held its third annual ‘Fun Quiz’ at the Falcon Hotel on Monday 8th April. The event was extremely […]

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Are you one of Cornwall’s inspiring over 60s?

From Cornwall Council:   Are you aged 60 or over and could you inspire others to live and age well? Do you know someone over 60 who encourages you to […]

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NSPCC SW urges people to sign their ‘Wild West Web’ petition

More than 3,500 people in the South West of England have signed an NSPCC petition calling on the Government to make social networks legally responsible for protecting children on their sites. […]

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Today’s Student Strike – by a Budehaven student

This letter was previously sent to Pirate FM, by Mac Spooner, Budehaven Year 11:   At Budehaven Community School, we are having a protest, much like the rest of the […]

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Fly-tipping eyesore – a call for help this Saturday

By Binzy Reynolds: The Bude Rubbish Action Group, BRAG) has been in existence for less than twelve months but has already created a massive impact on the amount of litter […]

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Award for Cornish Pub which became a safe haven

The Jamaica Inn became a safe haven for 140 people when heavy snow swept across the county and trapped motorists on Bodmin Moor, together with other vulnerable locations on the […]

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Helping motorists to stay safe online

  There are so many scams around, especially pertaining to motorists, so a reminder from DVLA: On Safer Internet Day, DVLA has provided the following tips to help motorists stay safe […]

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Safer Internet Day – think consent when sharing!

The internet is part of everyday life, especially for young people, so it is important, in a digitised world, to keep people safe. Today is Safer Internet Day, a day […]

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NSPCC SW on internet risks to children

Shockingly, an average of one child per classroom has received a naked or semi-naked image online from an adult. That’s according to recent research by the NSPCC. It’s further proof that, […]

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Sex offenders are exploiting children via the web says NSPCC

Unfortunately, child sex offenders are increasingly exploiting the web with the latest stats showing 9,543 crimes recorded in the last year, pushing the NSPCC to demand the Government introduces a robust […]

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Community Consultation Event in Bude

Cornwall Voluntary Sector Forum is the voice of voluntary, community and social enterprise (VCSE) organisations in Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly. Our aim is to work with others to […]

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