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NSPCC SW urges people to sign their ‘Wild West Web’ petition

More than 3,500 people in the South West of England have signed an NSPCC petition calling on the Government to make social networks legally responsible for protecting children on their sites. […]

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Today’s Student Strike – by a Budehaven student

This letter was previously sent to Pirate FM, by Mac Spooner, Budehaven Year 11:   At Budehaven Community School, we are having a protest, much like the rest of the […]

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Fly-tipping eyesore – a call for help this Saturday

By Binzy Reynolds: The Bude Rubbish Action Group, BRAG) has been in existence for less than twelve months but has already created a massive impact on the amount of litter […]

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Award for Cornish Pub which became a safe haven

The Jamaica Inn became a safe haven for 140 people when heavy snow swept across the county and trapped motorists on Bodmin Moor, together with other vulnerable locations on the […]

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Helping motorists to stay safe online

  There are so many scams around, especially pertaining to motorists, so a reminder from DVLA: On Safer Internet Day, DVLA has provided the following tips to help motorists stay safe […]

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Safer Internet Day – think consent when sharing!

The internet is part of everyday life, especially for young people, so it is important, in a digitised world, to keep people safe. Today is Safer Internet Day, a day […]

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NSPCC SW on internet risks to children

Shockingly, an average of one child per classroom has received a naked or semi-naked image online from an adult. That’s according to recent research by the NSPCC. It’s further proof that, […]

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Sex offenders are exploiting children via the web says NSPCC

Unfortunately, child sex offenders are increasingly exploiting the web with the latest stats showing 9,543 crimes recorded in the last year, pushing the NSPCC to demand the Government introduces a robust […]

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Community Consultation Event in Bude

Cornwall Voluntary Sector Forum is the voice of voluntary, community and social enterprise (VCSE) organisations in Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly. Our aim is to work with others to […]

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NSPCC calls upon children living with domestic abuse to be recognised as victims

The NSPCC is calling on the government to recognise the 1,066 children living with domestic abuse in Cornwall as victims under the law. In Devon, this figure is 2,851. The government will miss an […]

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Job losses could impact tourism

I toyed with sharing certain bits of news this morning, wondering what direct relevance they have for us in the SW. One was the possible cuts to 5000 jobs at […]

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Tetcott Hunt in Stratton

This is not an opinion piece (it would be much stronger). I am trying to provide a balanced article. If I haven’t succeeded, please comment, but keep it polite because […]

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Is Father Christmas real?

Most of us get nostalgic on Christmas Eve and remember past Christmases stretching back over the decades to childhood. Those of us with grown up children and grandchildren reminisce about […]

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The most heartwarming story of 2018 – Ernie’s journey…

By Helen Shingler: It’s that time of year when we look back over the highlights as we approach Christmas and a New Year looms on the horizon. For me choosing […]

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Drop in number of rough sleepers in Cornwall

From Cornwall Council, good news on this wet and windy day. Cornwall Council and its partners have welcomed another drop in the number of rough sleepers recorded on Cornwall’s streets. […]

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