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So, what do they stand for?

I recently received notification of an election in my ward, Hartland & Bradworthy, Torridge. My son tried looking up the candidates and asked who are they and what do they […]

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Royal Naval Association Bude Branch, June meeting.

Report by Binzy Reynolds: Our June meeting at the Falcon Hotel was well attended. The Chairman opened the meeting at 19.30 prompt. A minute’s silence followed the usual verse from […]

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Support in Bude for those with terminal illness

Cornwall Hospice Care has launched a new service in Bude called ‘Open House’. The aim is to offer support to those with terminal illnesses – and their carers – nearer […]

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Money to help rough sleepers in SW

It’s much more noticeable in the cities, but high-cost housing and low wages in the SW means that rough sleeping is also happening in our towns and has been for […]

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Can you help other parents?

” Are you a parent with three hours to spare each week? Can you remember times when parenting hasn’t always been easy? Home-Start Kernow  really needs more parents like you […]

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Fire services highlights dangers of hoarding

From Devon & Somerset Fire SErvice: We all have a bit of rubbish in our houses we hoard for sentimental reasons. But sometimes, hoarding goes much, much further. Devon & […]

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A right royal street party – Victoria Road, Bude

The excitement about the Royal Wedding has felt pretty muted in Bude, apart from in Victoria Road. Always game for a street party/celebration, the local residents have put the right […]

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Exeter Pride this weekend

The 10th annual Exeter Pride takes place on Saturday 12 May from 12.00 and is the biggest free celebration of the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT+) communities in the county of […]

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World Cup ticket fraud – be aware

From Action Fraud: The 2018 FIFA World Cup will take place from 14th June – 15th July 2018.  The worldwide demand for match tickets is expected to be significant. Action Fraud […]

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Deposit Scheme for plastics and glass

The Marine Conservation Society is delighted at the announcement made by Environmental Secretary Michael Gove today, that a scheme for deposit returns on plastic and glass bottles and metal cans […]

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So how do we measure inflation? With GoPros, leggings and nectarines!

For seven decades the Office for National Statistics has been using a notional ‘Basket of Goods and Services’ to help measure the rising and falling cost of products and services […]

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Films made by N Devon students to highlight counselling for abused people

Young filmmakers at Petroc college in Barnstaple have produced two short videos to help promote the work of Survivors Alliance North Devon (SAND). SAND provides a specialist counselling service in […]

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Neighbourhood Watch is about being neighbourly

From Neighbourhood Watch: Neighbourhood Watch isn’t just about preventing crime – we’re a movement with neighbourliness at our heart and with this cold weather dug in we wanted to send […]

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Coastal Communities Fund – next round open now

North Cornwall MP Scott Mann is urging new businesses to apply to the next round of the Coastal Communities Fund that has already helped over 500 businesses and created over […]

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School fraud to be aware of

The National Fraud Intelligence Bureau (NFIB) has seen an increase in recent weeks in the volume of CEO Fraud reports whereby schools are the targeted victim. This has resulted in […]

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