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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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Increased calls to NSPCC Helpline

Contacts to the NSPCC Helpline from adults worried about the safety of a child are on the increase (by 12%).   In 2018/19 the Helpline received 72,812 calls and emails, […]

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Primary schools – have you signed up for the NSPCC to visit your school?

Primary schools across the UK yet to receive a visit from the NSPCC’s free ‘Speak out. Stay safe.’ Programme are being urged to sign-up as soon as possible. In 2018/19 […]

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Extinction Rebellion and “The Rebel Alliance”

You may have heard of Extinction Rebellion, which is rapidly becoming a large radical movement to halt climate change and biodiversity loss. Globally, it uses non-violent civil disobedience in an […]

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£30m to spark rollout of next generation 5G in rural areas

Government info: Digital Secretary Nicky Morgan has launched a £30 million UK-wide competition to spark a tech revolution in countryside communities and help rural Britain seize the opportunities of 5G […]

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SW children are giving out too much information online

Shockingly, and worryingly, almost a third (29%) of children aged eight to 13 have given out personal details to people they’ve met online, according to new research. The survey of […]

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Shocking rubbish left by beach

Bude artist, Sue Read, posted this today on her Facebook, and I for one totally agree with her. She writes: I feel sorry for everyone. Residents, National Trust, the lifeguards. […]

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Leave only footprints …

From Cornwall Council: This summer Cornwall is saying a polite but firm ‘no more rubbish excuses’ to the minority of people who litter in our beautiful Duchy and is inviting […]

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SW FGM survivor urges people to use NSPCC Helpline

For many of us who are not in female genital mutilation (FGM) culture, then the whole idea seems alien and perhaps irrelevant, something that doesn’t happen in Cornwall or Devon. […]

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Home alone this summer?

We all know the problems of finding work, and especially in an area like ours which is seasonal, meaning many parents need to work during school summer holidays. So, what […]

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