Posts for Society

Updated Government guidance on green spaces

There has been some debate over the last 24 hours about green spaces and what the rules are, so today, the government has clarified its intentions … The government’s priority […]

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Support frontline workers with #lightupblue

From a reader: To show my support for our frontline workers in this difficult time I have put blue lights up on our house in Bridgerule. I thought it was […]

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NSPCC very concerned for online grooming of vulnerable children

Coronavirus has created a three-fold “perfect storm” for abusers to groom children online by taking advantage of the crisis, the NSPCC in the SW is warning. Parents and carers need […]

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Don’t forget about ‘at risk ‘children during lockdown

While we are all concerned about Coronavirus, we need to remember to be concerned also for children living with domestic violence during this lockdown. The NSPCC has issued the following […]

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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 […]

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Letter from NSPCC SW

As we do our best to navigate these extraordinary times, we must all ensure that children and young people in our communities are protected from harm. Whilst schools are closed […]

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Covid-19 – Update 9

From the Government Communities Secretary, Robert Jenrick: I would like to update you on our response to COVID-19.   numbers As of 9 am today: 127,737 people have now been […]

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The Thanks a Million campaign for the NHS

Many people were heart warmed last night by the nationwide clapping for the NHS heroes working on the front line (often with limited resources and protection) to help fight this […]

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Coronavirus leads to unprecedented demand for Childline

Childline has experienced an unprecedented demand for its services as the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic starts to affect children’s lives. There have been over 900 counselling sessions with children and young […]

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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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Scott Mann – now is the time to stay home and save lives

From Scott Mann, MP: I have held many conversations with the Tourism Minister, local government officials and stakeholders in the constituency. We hoped that government guidance on non-essential travel would […]

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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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Stay at Home with Home Instead

Bude is a beautiful place to which many people choose to retire, benefiting from the sea air, and a compact, friendly community. However, as we age, our needs change and […]

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Nice stuff coming out of the COVID-19 situation

I have just been sent this from Bolton. I’m sure similar could happen anywhere. We are already seeing Facebook support groups set up. Would this hamper idea work in Bude? […]

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Don’t panic, Bude – really!

Shocking scenes met me when I popped to Morrisons earlier for some shopping. First, I got some lush eggs from the ‘eggman’ at Budehaven School – that was easy. Great […]

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