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The pick of today’s Government announcements:

The government daily makes announcements and introduces legislation which impacts us all, wherever we live, so in this new round-up or digest, we hope to give you a taste of […]

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9/10 children want tech laws to make them safer

Tech firms should protect children from sexual, self-harm, suicide and violent content online, say 91% of young people in an NSPCC survey. The results also reveal that more than nine […]

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Children drowning in online offences says SW NSPCC

Children are increasingly being targeted on the web by sex offenders – with an average of 22 crimes a day taking place online last year, NSPCC figures have revealed. Last year, a record 8,224 child […]

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Can you live a plastic free July?

The Marine Conservation Society’s (MCS) annual challenge to the public to avoid single-use plastic during the whole of July is right around the corner and the charity hopes that even […]

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Technology enabled care may help tackle loneliness in Cornwall

As we all know, living in Bude and the surrounding area is quite isolating for many people, especially those who struggle to get out due to age-related health issues and […]

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Bude commemorates D-Day 75

By Helen Shingler: On Thursday 6th of June across Europe and the U.S. we commemorated 75 years since D-DAY, the day that saw the Allied invasion which began the liberation […]

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Cornish teenager speaks out about coming out as trans

A teenager from the South West of England who came out as transgender at the age of 14 says he felt constantly agitated as a child, as it is revealed […]

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Will a bigger blue belt turn the tide for sea life?

The conservation sector welcomes the announcement by Defra today of 41 new Marine Conservation Zones. Nearly doubling the number of conservation zones in English and Secretary of State Waters is […]

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Increasing racially-motivated attacks on children in SW

A South West teenager has spoken out about how he was targeted in a racially motivated attack, leaving him with numerous injuries to his head. It comes as an NSPCC […]

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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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