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SW schools sign up to maths to raise money for the NSPCC

Dear Editor, I am urging local schools across the South West of England to throw themselves into all things maths as part of a special fundraising day in aid of […]

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Cold weather alert, do keep an eye on the vulnerable

With the forecast of cold weather and some freezing fog patches for parts of England, Public Health England (PHE) is urging people to prepare for cold weather conditions and look […]

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SW NSPCC urges parents to make online safety a priority

The NSPCC and O2 are urging parents to make online safety a priority for their children if they are given smartphones, tablets or games consoles this Christmas. The advice comes […]

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A Cornish volunteer saves a life in Paris

Imagine this. A total stranger saves your life by stepping in to help you at a time of emergency, but you have no way of thanking them? In fact, you […]

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Childline prepares to support children over Christmas

Childline volunteers are preparing to work day and night over the festive period to help young people from the South West who are struggling to cope with serious mental health […]

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When to call an ambulance this Christmas – and when not to!

South Western Ambulance Service NHS Foundation Trust (SWASFT) is urging people only to call 999 this Christmas if someone is seriously ill or injured, or their life is at risk. […]

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The social care system is not fit for purpose says Alzheimer’s South West

The UK’s broken social care system is not fit for purpose. As polling day approaches, Marion Child Alzheimer’s Society Head of Region (South West) outlines why the next government must make reforming it […]

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Numbers of NEETs rise – highest number since 2016

It’s a term I dislike but one which the government has used for some time. The number of young people not in education, employment or training (NEET) has risen. There […]

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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 […]

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Childline counsels rising number of children re sexual exploitation

Childline’s annual report has revealed the service carried out on average 12 counselling sessions every day in 2018/19 with children who have been sexually exploited. The NSPCC’s round-the-clock service delivered […]

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Neetside Community Centre awarded £8k to review youth provision in Bude

  Neetside Community Centre has successfully applied for and been awarded a small grant of £8,300 from Awards for All National Lottery to look at the current opportunities, activities and […]

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Bizarre Biting Incident in Bude

Cornwall Live reported yesterday that a heavily intoxicated and aggressive man in his 20s was trying to bite people in Bude Morrisons. Police were called to the scene where he […]

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Shocking rise in sex offences against children in SW, says NSPCC

Recorded sexual offences against children have reached an all-time high, the NSPCC has revealed. There were 76,204 recorded offences including rape, grooming and sexual assault against children in the UK […]

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Find out more about Adoption in Cornwall

From Cornwall Council: A teenager from Cornwall is calling on anyone thinking about adopting, to come forward at the start of National Adoption Week. Jasmine was adopted when she was […]

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Austerity’s Victims – Cornwall

If you are anti-injustice and want to know about the impact of austerity on men with learning difficulties in Cornwall, then Neil Carpenter’s book is a must-read. Focusing on the […]

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